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Telehealth in 2018: What Can We Expect?

In many ways, 2017 has been a banner year for telehealth and mHealth, from the introduction (and in some cases, passage) of more than 200 bills in state legislatures, to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule making it easier for the agency’s practitioners to treat patients across state lines, to continued investment in […]

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NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Team Up on Telehealth Kiosks

What if, during your next visit to the drugstore, you could do more than just fill a prescription or pick up a carton of milk? More specifically, what if you could be connected to top physicians for high-quality telehealth visits right from the store? That’s the goal of a new partnership between Walgreens and NewYork-Presbyterian. […]

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Telehealth Advocates Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Plan

Chances are you’ve probably heard the term “net neutrality” used quite a bit recently, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares for a crucial vote this month on whether to overturn a 2015 decision that officially classified the Internet as a public utility and forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from censoring content. With polls showing […]

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CTeL Spotlight: Forbes Highlights the Work of H4D

This is the first of an occasional series spotlighting the important, innovative work that CTeL members and clients are doing in the United States and beyond.  What if going to the doctor and receiving a high-quality checkup was as simple as stepping into a kiosk? That’s what French company Health for Development (H4D), a CTeL […]

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FCC to Increase Rural Health Care Program Funding? Draft Proposal

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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HHS Plans Audit of Medicaid Telehealth Spending

“Audit” is a word that doesn’t exactly inspire happiness or excitement in most people, so it’s likely that a piece of recent news from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) won’t necessarily be a welcome one. As Health Care Law Today and others first reported, the department […]

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Telehealth Grant Opportunity: Maryland Health Care Commission

Looking for a telehealth-related grant opportunity? (And when you think about it, what telehealth program wouldn’t welcome potential additional funding?) If so, look no further than the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), which recently issued an official call for telehealth grant applications, with a focus on programs seeking to improve patient medication management. According to […]

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What We Are Thankful For

As the CTeL team prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ve been taking some time to reflect on what we’re thankful for. One of those things: all of you! Whether you’re a casual reader of our newsletter, or you follow us on social media, or you attend our twice-yearly summits, or you’ve sought out some answers from […]

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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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