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Texas State Medical Board Focuses on Telemedicine

A recent conflict between the Texas State Medical Board and a direct-to-consumer telehealth company, Teladoc, has opened the door for a conversation focused on ways to “modernize telemedicine statues and reduce the regulatory footprint governing the provision of telemedicine services”. During the discussions, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the […]

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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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25 Percent of Healthcare Providers Offer Telehealth, Telemedicine Services

According to a recent study by KPMG, 25 percent of healthcare providers have implemented telehealth and telemedicine programs which are financially stable and improving efficiency. This survey collected information from 120 individuals working for healthcare providers. Telehealth is defined by KPMG as a technology which connects clinicians with their patients. Telemedicine utilizes technology to connect […]

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Connected: Telepharmacy Unites the Team

Telehealth and telepharmacy originated in rural areas where local, community pharmacies are miles apart. Patients in areas without local communities or clinics are able to receive prescriptions verified by pharmacists through the use of telemedicine technology. Telehealth delivers healthcare services and information via a variety of telecommunication technologies. Telepharmacy, according to the National Association of […]

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Telemedicine: A Game Changer for Senior Healthcare

In today’s age, retirees and seniors are now able to receive high-quality medical services without leaving the comfort of their home. All thanks to telemedicine. Telemedicine, a high-tech patient care model, is quickly gaining momentum as a way to lower costs while improving healthcare quality, specifically amongst aging populations. The objective of telemedicine is to […]

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Rochester Physician Presents Telemedicine Report at Senate Briefing

Dr. Kenneth McConnochie, University of Rochester Medicine, addressed Capitol Hill to advocate for Medicaid funding for telemedicine. Telemedicine saves both time and money and provides medical access in areas previously under served. An estimated 15 million U.S. children live in areas where there is a shortage of medical professionals. “An emergency department visit for what […]

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WHY MORE TEXANS WILL VISIT THEIR DOCTOR

For citizens who live in rural parts of Texas, visiting their doctor can be no easy task. Thankfully, telemedicine is a powerful tool to help bridge the gap to help citizens across this large state. There have been many media stories, with headlines reporting “Telemedicine Under Attack In Texas.” Unfortunately it’s not true, and headlines […]

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HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NOT WAITING FOR TELEHEALTH BILL

In the state of Florida, lawmakers have been debating telehealth for several years Several health care providers across the state have jumped a head of wavering lawmakers to implement programs which utilize virtual online connections with their patients. Tampa General Hospital will be launching a mobile app to help patients better connect with their doctors […]

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TELEHEALTH HELPS HOUSTON FD IMPROVE 911 EFFICIENCY

Project Ethan (Emergency TeleHealth And Navigation), is a telehealth platform, utilized by the Houston Fire Department to screen 911 calls to decrease the number of unnecessary ER visits. This platform links Houston’s fire and rescue first-responders with a call center manned with physicians between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekdays […]

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