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DEA Seeks Input on Executive Order

In January of 2017, shortly after he took office, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which stipulates that, for each new federal regulation created, at least two must be eliminated. The executive order was drafted with the goal of “controlling regulatory costs,” but, as with many such orders, it raises considerable questions as it’s […]

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CTeL Stands Against Hate

In the wake of the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, we at CTeL wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts with you. Simply put: We unequivocally condemn racism, white supremacy, inequality, and bigotry in all its forms. What’s more, like many in the health care field, we’ve […]

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State Update: New Telehealth Bills Signed in Vermont, Hawaii

It’s been a busy year for telehealth in many state legislatures (not to mention on Capitol Hill). Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, two states have enacted legislation that would make it […]

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New Jersey Poised to Enact Sweeping Telemedicine Legislation

The past year has been a busy one at the state level for telehealth legislation. Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, one more state legislature is poised to pass a bill paving the […]

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Alexa, Diabetes Coach? Amazon, Merck Challenge Developers

We’ve probably all seen the ads for Amazon’s Alexa device, or even tested it ourselves, so we know that the tool can be equal parts fun (playing music, telling jokes) and useful (making to-do lists, checking the weather). Now, thanks to a new Amazon-Merck challenge for app developers, Alexa could be playing a new role […]

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Rural America Leads in Telehealth Innovation

One of the many health care-related challenges that Americans living in rural areas face is the staggering rate of hospital closures in recent years. Since 2010, rural hospitals have been closing at a rate of approximately one per month, leaving patients adrift and having to seek care elsewhere. But as a new Politico article illustrates, […]

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Promotes Telehealth for Chronic Disease Patients

It’s been well documented that a small percentage of patients account for a disproportionate amount of the spending on health care in the United States. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, for example, estimates that care for patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, COPD, and diabetes “accounts for approximately 75 percent of the […]

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Lieutenant Colonel James J. Jones to Keynote CTeL Summit

CTeL is excited to announce that Lieutenant Colonel James J. Jones, US Army, PhD, PA-C, will be giving the keynote address at the 2017 Executive Telehealth Spring Summit. Telehealth is a vital tool in protecting the Commander-in-Chief, and LTC Jones will discuss the unique aspects of deploying telemedicine in the White House, as well as in challenging […]

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Expand Telehealth Reimbursement

These days, it may not appear that the two parties in Congress can agree on much. But telehealth has long been an area that has seen strong bipartisan support, and the recent introduction of a new bill aimed at expanded use of telehealth technologies shows that that bipartisan spirit appears to still be alive. As […]

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Big Savings from Rural Telemedicine, Per New Study

When asked to envision who might benefit most from telemedicine, the average person might point to a rural patient in need of specialty health care–someone who, without the aid of new technologies, would have to spend hours (and hard-earned money) traveling to visit a specialist in a large, urban hospital. As first reported by Fierce […]

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