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Is the DOD Underutilizing Telehealth?

Is the Department of Defense (DOD) fully utilizing telehealth? That’s the question at the heart of a new report to Congress from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examines the department’s use of the technologies in FY 2016. The short answer? The DOD has a ways to go when it comes to expanding its use […]

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Get Ready for the CTeL Summit!

It’s official: The CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit is just two weeks away! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Washington for a robust, thought-provoking conversation about the future of telehealth—from the legislative efforts underway on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures, to emerging markets and arising legal issues. Along with a range of panel […]

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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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Bringing Telemedicine to Puerto Rico: New York Hospital Steps Up

Simply put, since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the storm’s impact on the island has been nothing short of devastating. Along with leaving numerous residents without water and power, it has left many of the island’s hospitals with extremely limited resources as they work to treat the patients […]

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Despite Widespread Support, Some Oppose VA Telehealth Rule

Since the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its proposed rule on telehealth, which would permit all VA physicians to treat patients via telehealth across state lines, regardless of where they’re licensed, the agency has received widespread praise—from provider groups to health IT advocates, among others. But the rule is not without its detractors. As Fierce […]

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House Overwhelmingly Passes VETS Act

It’s already been a banner year for telehealth on Capitol Hill, with more than two dozen (mostly bipartisan) pieces of legislation introduced. Now, telehealth advocates can point to another concrete legislative victory. As Stripes, mHealth Intelligence, and others first reported, on Tuesday, November 7, the House passed H.R. 2123, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, by […]

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FTC Voices Support for VA Telehealth Proposed Rule

Add one more voice to the chorus of those who approve of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) new proposed rule on telehealth. The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently weighed in, submitting comments to the VA in support of the rule. “FTC staff believe that the proposed rule would likely increase access […]

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The Push for Rural Broadband Coverage Continues

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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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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While mHealth Usage is on the Rise, Health Literacy is Not

Pay a visit to the Apple or Google app store, and chances are, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of health-related apps that are available for download, from those that allow provide infant care and health tips to new parents, to those that assist in managing diabetes, to those that help users track weight loss. […]

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