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Can mHealth Help with Medication Adherence?

For health care providers, getting some patients to adhere to their medication schedules can be a bit of a headache. And this lack of adherence is a costly problem: it is the cause of 10 percent of all hospital admissions and approximately 125,000 patient deaths annually, and the reason behind as many as $289 billion […]

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Do Virtual Visits Save Money? New RAND Study Casts Some Doubt

Is direct-to-consumer telehealth helping expand access to health care—and, is it helping to lower health care costs overall? Answering these questions was part of the focus of a new two-year RAND study of a group of California patients, published in the most recent issue of Health Affairs. The verdict? While the visits themselves were less […]

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Texas State Medical Board Focuses on Telemedicine

A recent conflict between the Texas State Medical Board and a direct-to-consumer telehealth company, Teladoc, has opened the door for a conversation focused on ways to “modernize telemedicine statues and reduce the regulatory footprint governing the provision of telemedicine services”. During the discussions, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the […]

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Connected: Telepharmacy Unites the Team

Telehealth and telepharmacy originated in rural areas where local, community pharmacies are miles apart. Patients in areas without local communities or clinics are able to receive prescriptions verified by pharmacists through the use of telemedicine technology. Telehealth delivers healthcare services and information via a variety of telecommunication technologies. Telepharmacy, according to the National Association of […]

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Telemedicine: A Game Changer for Senior Healthcare

In today’s age, retirees and seniors are now able to receive high-quality medical services without leaving the comfort of their home. All thanks to telemedicine. Telemedicine, a high-tech patient care model, is quickly gaining momentum as a way to lower costs while improving healthcare quality, specifically amongst aging populations. The objective of telemedicine is to […]

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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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LOSING THE RACE AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Antibiotics accounts for a dramatic decrease in deaths from infectious diseases. Today, only a few percent of deaths occur from infectious diseases. However, we as a culture have come to take antibiotics for granted. They are used inappropriately and indiscriminately. This trend has led to many raising concerns that the benefits from antibiotics will be […]

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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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Telemedicine Faces Scrutiny by State Regulatory Boards and FTC

As result of a February 2015 ruling by the US Supreme Court, state legislators, governors, and attorneys general continue to evaluate the structure and composition of their regulatory boards’ membership in order to fully comply with federal antitrust law. In the case, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the […]

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Leaders in DTC Telehealth Care Share Their Insights

Hear from the direct to consumer (DTC) telehealth companies making headlines nationwide at the November CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit. Leading DTC companies will share the data they are using to fuel their growth and expansion.  What research and technologies are guiding their strategic decisions? Since 2006, Robert Bernstein, MD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs […]

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