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New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth & More in Today’s Telehealth Buzz

New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth S.B. 1208 was introduced in the Oklahoma Senate by State Senator Michael Bergstrom. S.B. 1208 would connect police officers responding to mental health crisis situations with mental health specialists via telehealth to determine appropriate care. The bill is based on a successful two-year program […]

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One of the Largest-Ever Health Care Fraud Schemes Exposed

In the last month, we have seen quite a few headlines that mention telehealth—and not the good kinds. Recently, as announced in a Department of Justice press release, federal investigators uncovered a massive health care fraud scheme, perpetrated chiefly through telehealth technology. The scheme is one of the largest instances of health care fraud ever […]

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Amazon, Berkshire, JP Morgan Establish Health Care Co.

“Alexa, can you lower my health care costs?” An announcement this week from three of the largest companies in the United States has the potential to shake up the health care industry for years to come. As CNBC, Politico, and numerous others first reported, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan are joining forces to establish an independent […]

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Sign Up for the Telemed Leadership Forum!

Looking for the opportunity to connect and network with telemedicine industry leaders? Or are you interested in learning more about the business side of telemedicine from the people and organizations who know it best? If any of this sounds like you, look no further than the Telemed Leadership Forum, “The ROI of Telehealth,” to be […]

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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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