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Cybersecurity Leadership is Limited at Many Health Care Orgs: Study

You could be forgiven these days for thinking that there was a large-scale health care data breach every other day, with the degree to which they’ve dominated headlines. Indeed, an Accenture study from earlier this year found that 26 percent of Americans have had their data breached. And in May, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack caused […]

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FCC Temporarily Lifts Cap on Rural Health Care Program

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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OCR Rolls Out New HIPAA Guidance Docs

Happy holidays from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)! As Politico first reported, just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, the agency has rolled out a series of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance documents and other tools for providers, with a particular focus […]

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Telehealth in 2018: What Can We Expect?

In many ways, 2017 has been a banner year for telehealth and mHealth, from the introduction (and in some cases, passage) of more than 200 bills in state legislatures, to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule making it easier for the agency’s practitioners to treat patients across state lines, to continued investment in […]

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NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Team Up on Telehealth Kiosks

What if, during your next visit to the drugstore, you could do more than just fill a prescription or pick up a carton of milk? More specifically, what if you could be connected to top physicians for high-quality telehealth visits right from the store? That’s the goal of a new partnership between Walgreens and NewYork-Presbyterian. […]

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Telehealth Advocates Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Plan

Chances are you’ve probably heard the term “net neutrality” used quite a bit recently, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares for a crucial vote this month on whether to overturn a 2015 decision that officially classified the Internet as a public utility and forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from censoring content. With polls showing […]

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CTeL Spotlight: Forbes Highlights the Work of H4D

This is the first of an occasional series spotlighting the important, innovative work that CTeL members and clients are doing in the United States and beyond.  What if going to the doctor and receiving a high-quality checkup was as simple as stepping into a kiosk? That’s what French company Health for Development (H4D), a CTeL […]

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Could an App Help Prevent Dementia?

Studies have shown that 8.8 percent of Americans 65 and older struggle with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And in 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association estimated that Alzheimer’s and other dementias would account for more than $259 in health care spending. But what if an app could help to decrease people’s risk of those conditions in the […]

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FCC to Increase Rural Health Care Program Funding? Draft Proposal

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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HHS Plans Audit of Medicaid Telehealth Spending

“Audit” is a word that doesn’t exactly inspire happiness or excitement in most people, so it’s likely that a piece of recent news from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) won’t necessarily be a welcome one. As Health Care Law Today and others first reported, the department […]

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