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Study Assesses Direct-to-Consumer Teledermatology Services

A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, utilized fake patients to assess the performance of direct-to-consumer (DTC) teledermatology websites. This study suggests incorrect diagnoses were made, treatment recommendations contradicted guidelines, and presciprdtions lacked disclosure about possible adverse effects and pregnancy risks. This study continues the dialogue of wondering how effective direct-to-consumer services are in providing […]

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Telemedicine Applied too Broadly, Time Needed to Identify Ideal Applications

Extending typical physician office visits by utilizing similar technologies we use to communicate on a day-to-day basis is one way for providers to venture into a new tech-centered healthcare environment. Patients are viewing telemedicine as a simple extension of the brick and mortar care model made famous by companies like Minute Clinic, which offers convenient […]

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1 in 3 Antibiotics Prescribed in U.S. Are Unnecessary

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC) and the Pew Charitable Trust, nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based clinics in the United States are unnecessary. The CDC study found that approximately 47 million unnecessary prescriptions are provided to patients every year […]

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CTeL Executive Spring Summit on Telemedicine Legal & Regulatory Issues Announced!

The CTeL Executive Summit is back after a successful Fall Summit in November. Join us for two packed days of uncensored, substantive discussions, with YOU, the telehealth pioneer in mind. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out. Grab your seat at the table to hear directly from the source about the legal and regulatory […]

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Direct to Consumer Telemedicine Providers Beware

“We don’t have any authority over the company or health system providing direct to consumer (DTC)  telemedicine.  Only the physician.  We have to wait for a complaint.” When asked about enforcement of medical practice laws, this is the nearly unanimous response from state medical boards. This response came to the forefront when CTeL reviewed a […]

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Luncheon Theater Mock Telemedicine Expert Witness Examination at Trial

The CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit presents an exclusive look into the future of telemedicine in the courtroom. Dr. Joe McMenamin, physician and practicing healthcare attorney, takes the stage with other attorneys and physician colleagues, to present a first-ever mock witness examination to explore possible professional liability risk for telemedicine practitioners. Be in the CTeL […]

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Malpractice Carrier View of Telemedicine CTeL Fall Summit

Malpractice insurance is a hefty expense for all providers regardless of size of practice or system. Where else can you hear directly from the source about which factors insurance companies are weighing to set rates for the upcoming years? Nowhere else but the 2015 CTeL Fall Summit, held November 12-13, in Washington, DC! Tim Bone, […]

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The Program Line Up! CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015

The 2015 CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit on November 12-13 in Washington, DC is packed full of unique topics hosted by dynamic and substantive speakers. So, how did we get such an awesome line-up and agenda? We asked the industry for a big favor—create CTeL’s Summit AGENDA. And, you know what, you did, and here […]

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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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CTeL Summit-Research on Telemedicine Symptom Checkers/Questionnaires.

The 5th Annual CTeL Executive Fall Summit 2015 is the only place Fortune 500 executives, legal experts, health care systems, and government regulators and policymakers gather together to discuss telemedicine. What does that mean for you? Answers and decisions right from the source! Why should you attend? It’s simple. This summit is not just “another […]

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