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Despite Widespread Support, Some Oppose VA Telehealth Rule

Since the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its proposed rule on telehealth, which would permit all VA physicians to treat patients via telehealth across state lines, regardless of where they’re licensed, the agency has received widespread praise—from provider groups to health IT advocates, among others. But the rule is not without its detractors. As Fierce […]

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Remembering a Leader in the World of Telehealth

The CTeL team was devastated to learn of the sudden death this past week of Mario Gutierrez. A true leader in the world of telehealth, Mr. Gutierrez was at the time of his death serving as the executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) in California. Throughout his long career, he was […]

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New Harvard mHealth Partnership Targets Medicaid Patients

In today’s smartphone-obsessed world, could mobile technologies be the key to unlocking better health outcomes for Medicaid patients—including those with costly chronic health conditions? Recent studies have shown the positive impact that mHealth utilization can have on certain patients with or at risk of developing chronic diseases, and now, researchers at Harvard University are partnering […]

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“Repeal and Replace” Finally Heads to the House Floor

Whether you call it “Ryancare,” call it “Trumpcare,” or simply call it by its official legislative title (the American Health Care Act), one thing is all but certain: The legislation designed to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is finally headed to the floor of the House this week (likely on […]

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California Telehealth Legislation Signed by Governor Brown

Signed into law on October 7th by Governor Jerry Brown, California Assembly Bill AB 415, “The Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011,” will make it easier for healthcare providers to use telehealth in the treatment of patients, especially in underserved areas of the state. Sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda) in concert with the California State […]

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