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Telemedical Liability

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) legal resources team member Joseph McMenamin, MD JD, McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC spoke before the American Medical Association (AMA) State Legislative Strategy Conference in January on legal issues that physicians and clinicians need to consider when adopting telehealth practices. He outlined three important steps […]

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Legal Resource Team: What Keeps Telehealth Programs Up at Night?

A valued member of The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL) Legal Resource Team recently was published in Lexology.com entitled, Things that should keep the telehealth community awake at night (Part 1).  Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel in the Washington office of Epstein Becker & Green PC highlighted a number of legal […]

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Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging: The Story

Until now, the story has not been told about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) telehealth credentialing and privileging rule came to be. Thanks to the Oregon Health Network, we can tell the story about the behind the scenes “twists and turns” that resulted in CMS changing their credentialing and privileging process. […]

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What to Expect with New FDA Mobile Health App Regulations?

Mobile health care apps are increasingly popular tools in today’s world—for patients and providers alike.  A diabetic patient, for example, could use an iPhone app to keep track of glucose levels, while a physician might use an iPad program to help with patient charting during rounds. But as The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth […]

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West Virginia Clarifies Advanced Practice Nurses Prescribing Policy

In recent months, as The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law and others have reported, numerous states have begun to tackle the issue of clinical authority of non-physicians.  Should providers such as nurses be able, for example, to write prescriptions, or to practice without the supervision of physicians? These are among the […]

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Tablet Devices and Doctors: A Match Made in Heaven?

Everyone, it seems, loves the tablet devices.  Versatile and perpetually useful, the tablet devices have become popular among people of all ages—for play and for work.  Among those who have begun to bring the iPad into the workplace are healthcare providers, using them, for example, on rounds to update patient charts, or even to review […]

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CTeL Releases 50 State Medical Privacy Law Survey

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) has published its latest 50 State Survey in the CTeL Research Library.    The report, entitled “CTeL 50 State Survey-Privacy and Security Medical Record Access Laws”. This CTeL 50 State Survey on healthcare privacy laws and regulations is intended to provide the reader with state […]

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How to Prevent Data Breaches? Verizon Offers Tips

As The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) and others have reported, healthcare data breaches, both large- and small-scale, have become a growing source of concern in the health IT community, with a number of such events making national headlines in the past year.  Seeing this, many experts have come forward […]

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Learn About the FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund at ATA 2013

If you’re planning to attend the American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Austin in May, you can also learn the “ins and outs” of the Federal Communication Commission’s new Healthcare Connect Fund. On Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Austin Convention Center, the Rural Health Care […]

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Can Mistakes in Patient Charts Leave Providers More Open to Lawsuits?

Any error may leave a physician open to a successful malpractice lawsuit.  And as American Medical News reports, those pursuing lawsuits are increasingly focusing on errors in patient charts to make their cases.  “Legal experts say they are noticing more liability cases that involve faulty medical charting, whether or not the documentation relates to the […]

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