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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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NURSE GROUP LOBBIES FOR TELEMEDICINE LICENSURE

Six states have adopted a licensing compact which would allow nurses to practice telemedicine across state lines. Wyoming, Virginia, South Dakota, Idaho, Florida and Tennessee have approved the new licensing compact, and nine other states are considering legislation. In order for the compact to take effect, 26 states or by the end of 2018, must […]

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DOCTORS STRUGGLE TO FIND VALUE IN TELEHEALTH

A few months ago, mHealthIntellgience.com ran an article focusing on the struggles doctors are facing in finding value in telehealth, with a strong focus on telehealth reimbursement. “All doctors use telehealth in some form with their patients just by getting on the phone and talking to them,” Dr. Peter Weigel, Westfield, N.J.-based physician, says. “But […]

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TELEMEDICINE TO REDUCE MEDICAID TRAVEL COSTS

A Medicaid reform bill introduced by Alaskan Senator Pete Kelly, would remove hurdles to telemedicine created by the state’s existing medical law. Senator Kelly identifies in his Senate Bill 74 telemedicine or telehealth expansion is a way of keeping up with the technology and trends to reach the best fiscal output for the state. “It’s […]

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Mobile-Phone Health Apps Deliver Data Bounty

In an effort to identify how wildfires in Washington state were affecting individuals with asthma, physician Yvonne Chan utilized the Asthma Health iPhone app to collect data. Dr. Chan was able to identify a relationship between environmental triggers and an increase in asthma symptoms for those living near the fires. “In the past, stuff like […]

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BILL TO ALLOW AUDIO-ONLY TELEMEDICINE BAD FOR MISSISSIPPI

The Mississippi State Medical Association, headed by Dr. Dan Edney of Vicksburg, along with a number of state physicians and students, recently warned the public and state senators about a bill recently passed in the House. This bill has potential dangers for the future of telemedicine. “Bad telemedicine is like your physician wearing a blindfold,” […]

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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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