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Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compacts Gain Momentum

Five more states have signed up to ease licensing processes for doctors hoping to practice telemedicine across state lines. Recently, Colorado became the 17th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, with Gov. John Hickenlooper signing legislation on June 8. Overseen by the Federation of State Medical Boards, offers an expedited licensing process for […]

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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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UVA Center for Telehealth Renamed for Co-Founder Karen Rheuban

Karen S. Rheuban has helped thousands of patients across Virginia and the world receive better access to care. Because of her exceptional service to the field, the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth has been renamed the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth. A pediatric cardiologist by training, Rheuban said she was inspired to help […]

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TELEMEDICINE ADOPTION GROWS, BUT HURDLES REMAIN

Recently, software specialist Reach Health, completed a survey focusing on the adoption of telemedicine services. The survey revealed roughly two-thirds of respondents rand telemedicine as the top priority or one of the highest priorities for their health care organization, a ten percent increase the 2015 survey results. Issues stemming from reimbursement and limitations of EMR […]

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DOCTORS NOT GETTING PAID FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES IN ARIZONA

Experts are shining light on a major issue plaguing telemedicine physicians in Arizona. Arizona state laws are hindering telemedicine practices, which is a budding technology which should be utilized to provide healthcare across Arizona and beyond. Currently, state laws only require private health insurers to cover telemedicine services in rural areas, excluding Phoenix and Tucson. […]

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The FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Missions CTeL Summit

“Federal Trade Commission: Competition and Consumer Protection Missions“ will be the special topic at the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015. The CTeL Executive Summit will be held on November 12-13, 2015 in Washington, DC. CTeL is pleased to feature two key Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legal […]

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Don’t Mess with Texas

Texas is engaged in a lawsuit with a large direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth company. Hear from the Texas Medical Board why and how the Lone Star state medical officials have chosen to define their state’s standard of quality telemedicine with this suit. Be at the The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) […]

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CTeL On Air — the PBS News Hour, July 13, 2015

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) was called upon by the Public Broadcasting System for expertise about telemedicine for a recent PBS News Hour report As News Hour reporter Hari Sreenivasan explains, telemedicine is beginning to transform the way we experience the medical system. Video conferencing technology can now connect […]

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Global Telehealth Market Estimated to Grow to $45.4 billion by 2021

An 815-page study published this month by independent research firm Winter Green, estimates the 2014 worldwide telemedicine, m-health, and tele-health markets at $1.5 billion, and predicts explosive growth to $45.4 billion within seven years. The study defines three separate market segments: Telemedicine  “… is the tracking and monitoring of chronic disease.  Vital signs and advice […]

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Speaker Spotlight Hear From Experts on the Cutting Edge of DTC Telehealth

Early Bird Rate Expiring! Speaker Spotlight!   The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) April 2015 Summit Agenda has been released and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) telemedicine will be the focus:   DTC Telemedicine–What’s Next:  Policy, Innovation, and the Markets. The April 2015 conference agenda will include topics, such as: Insurance Company Reimbursement for […]

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