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New York City Hospital Filmed Without Permission

A New York City hospital is under fire for filming distressed patients for ABC’s reality TV show ‘NY Med’. A number of patients seeking care at a New York Presbyterian Hospital were made unwilling guest stars of the ABC documentary series “NY Med” in 2012. An investigation from the Department of Health and Human Service’s […]

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Questions to Ask Your Telemedicine Malpractice Carrier

We often receive questions at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) on the legal and regulatory issues impacting telemedicine. We recently received a question asking for suggestions on what questions a practitioner should ask a malpractice insurer when making a decision on whether a liability insurance plan will cover the […]

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AMA To Host Discussion of Telemedicine Ethical Practices

Telemedicine and guidelines for ethical practice will be the topic of an open forum presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual meeting to be held in Chicago, June 6 to 10, 2015. The AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) is charged with enabling public discussion on ‘pending ethical opinion issues.’   […]

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CTeL February Webinar: Malpractice and Telemedicine: Claims and Defenses

Please join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL) February 2015  Brown Bag Webinar  on the topic:   Malpractice and Telemedicine: Claims and Defenses. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm EST. CTeL is pleased to have two presenters from the Physician Insurers Association […]

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Informed Consent and Telemedicine – The Details Matter

Informed consent is an important process during telemedicine consults, just as it is for in-office treatment and procedures.  Failure to take this step correctly can lead to legal action should the patient have a less-than-expected outcome. A recent article on Medscape.com points to a number of mistakes that physicians make and offers some points to […]

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Enhanced Information in Informed Consent Process

A recent study of informed consent documents found that shorter, simpler, and graphically-designed lead to an improved understanding of risks and benefits, according to an article recently published in the American Medical News (Amednews.com).  The information was based on a study posted online in JAMA Pediatrics, formerly Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. According to […]

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Webinar: BYOD and Privacy: Does Your Institution Have a Policy? What If It Does Not?

Join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm (EDT) when the CTeL hosts the May Brown Bag Webinar: **  “BYOD and Privacy:  Does Your Institution Have a Policy?  What If It Doesn’t?” Our presenters for this important webinar will be: […]

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Do You Want to Hear what the Legal Experts said about Telemedicine Consent Procedures?

Hint:  You might be surprised at what they had to say . . .  And it may or may not be what you are doing with your consent forms . . . The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) December Brown Bag Webinar topic was on Telehealth Consent Forms:  Are They […]

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