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Combating Blindness with Telemedicine: CHLA Treats Armenian Children

Worldwide, according to the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, an estimated 19 million children suffer from visual impairment—and 1.4 million of them will end up blind for life. The vast majority of these children live in developing countries, where a lack of access to specialized eye care often prevents them from having otherwise […]

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Telehealth for Headache Patients? New Study Shows Potential

It would probably be difficult to find a person who hadn’t, at one point in his or her life, suffered from headaches. Per World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, about 50 percent of adults worldwide currently have a headache disorder, with as many as four percent of people experiencing a headache 15 or more days each […]

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IBM’s Watson Diagnoses Japanese Woman’s Rare Cancer

IBM’s Watson has successfully diagnosed a Japanese woman’s rare form of leukemia that went misdiagnosed by doctors for months. Silicon Angle reports that doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science turned to Watson after the woman failed to respond to treatment. They fed Watson the patient’s genetic data and compared it to […]

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Global Telehealth Market Estimated to Grow to $45.4 billion by 2021

An 815-page study published this month by independent research firm Winter Green, estimates the 2014 worldwide telemedicine, m-health, and tele-health markets at $1.5 billion, and predicts explosive growth to $45.4 billion within seven years. The study defines three separate market segments: Telemedicine  “… is the tracking and monitoring of chronic disease.  Vital signs and advice […]

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More CTeL Summit Speakers / Early Bird Extended!

  Happy Valentines Day!  Early Bird Extended through February 28th!   Speaker Spotlight! The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) April 2015 Summit Agenda has been released and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) telemedicine will be the focus:   DTC Telemedicine–What’s Next:  Policy, Innovation, and the Markets. The April 9-10, 2015 conference agenda will include […]

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Speaker Spotlight Hear From Experts on the Cutting Edge of DTC Telehealth

Early Bird Rate Expiring! Speaker Spotlight!   The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) April 2015 Summit Agenda has been released and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) telemedicine will be the focus:   DTC Telemedicine–What’s Next:  Policy, Innovation, and the Markets. The April 2015 conference agenda will include topics, such as: Insurance Company Reimbursement for […]

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Teleradiology Market Likely to Increase 22 percent Globally by 2019

The global teleradiology market, valued at $920 million in 2012, is expected to grow by 22.3% (CAGR) from 2013 to 2019, reaching an estimated value of $3.78 billion in 2019, according to a new market report released earlier this month by Transparency Market Research “Teleradiology Market (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear Imaging) – Global […]

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Australian Telehealth: Many Benefits the Same, Many Challenges

Today, telehealth has revolutionized the way in which health care is delivered around the world, with providers and patients from numerous countries enjoying the benefits of the technologies. At the same time, as a recent article from Australia’s Pulse IT Magazine clearly demonstrates, many of the challenges that American telehealth providers and advocates face appear […]

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International Telemedicine: What are the Key Considerations?

Our friends at Epstein Becker & Green PC recently shared their thoughts on four key issues related to the launch of a telemedicine program in their TechHealth Perspectives article. The issues they highlighted include: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Medical Licensure Privacy and Security Fraud and Abuse Be sure to take a moment to read their […]

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CTeL Welcomes Activ Doctors Online as New CTeL Executive Member

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to announce the membership of Activ Doctors Online as the newest Executive Level member.  Since 2008, Activ Doctors Online has created user-friendly, intelligently designed solutions, empowering its over 130,000 members to lead healthier lives by taking control of their Personal Health Records.  […]

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