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for: ‘Opioid Addiction’

Senators Push For More Action on Opioids

It’s hard to find a part of the United States that hasn’t been touched by the opioid epidemic. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2016. What’s more, each day approximately 115 Americans (or […]

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Telehealth Wins in Budget Deal; Fares Less Well in Pres. Budget

The 115th Congress continues to be a promising one for telehealth advocates, as last week’s passage of legislation to fund the government (and avert a shutdown) contained several pieces of very good news. As Fierce Healthcare and others first reported, the $400 billion continuing resolution incorporated the provisions of the bipartisan CHRONIC Care Act, which […]

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Don’t Miss Out on the Early Bird Rate for the CTeL Summit!

Save the date! It’s time for the CTeL Spring Executive Telehealth Summit 10.0. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and get ready for two days of thought-provoking conversations about the future of telemedicine. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the agenda: The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of […]

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Health IT Now Launches Opioid Safety Initiative

It’s hard to overstate the impact that the opioid crisis has had throughout the United States. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2016. What’s more, each day approximately 115 Americans (or more, by […]

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Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed

Simply put, it’s hard to overstate the impact that the opioid crisis has had throughout the United States. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2016. What’s more, each day approximately 115 Americans die […]

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rate for the Telemed Leadership Forum!

Are you interested in connecting and networking 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 held […]

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OCR Rolls Out New HIPAA Guidance Docs

Happy holidays from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)! As Politico first reported, just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, the agency has rolled out a series of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance documents and other tools for providers, with a particular focus […]

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Alleviating the Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas: The Role of Telemedicine

More than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2015, according to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans die of opioid overdoses—many of them in rural communities, where patients seeking treatment for addiction often face significant geographic […]

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Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Means More Telehealth Access

Simply put, it’s hard to overstate the impact that the opioid crisis has had throughout the United States. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2015. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans die […]

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