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CTeL Executive Summit: Operational Toolkit Licensure Compacts

CTeL Executive Telehealth Summit June 2-3, Washington DC   Operational Toolkit for Participating in Licensure Compacts – The Essential Knowledge Medical licensure compacts offer a common sense path to enable practitioners to engage in telehealth in multiple states. Practitioners with a license in a state participating in a compact may use a streamlined process to […]

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WHY MORE TEXANS WILL VISIT THEIR DOCTOR

For citizens who live in rural parts of Texas, visiting their doctor can be no easy task. Thankfully, telemedicine is a powerful tool to help bridge the gap to help citizens across this large state. There have been many media stories, with headlines reporting “Telemedicine Under Attack In Texas.” Unfortunately it’s not true, and headlines […]

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HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NOT WAITING FOR TELEHEALTH BILL

In the state of Florida, lawmakers have been debating telehealth for several years Several health care providers across the state have jumped a head of wavering lawmakers to implement programs which utilize virtual online connections with their patients. Tampa General Hospital will be launching a mobile app to help patients better connect with their doctors […]

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TELEHEALTH HELPS HOUSTON FD IMPROVE 911 EFFICIENCY

Project Ethan (Emergency TeleHealth And Navigation), is a telehealth platform, utilized by the Houston Fire Department to screen 911 calls to decrease the number of unnecessary ER visits. This platform links Houston’s fire and rescue first-responders with a call center manned with physicians between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekdays […]

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CTeL Executive Summit: Session Spotlight: Cybersecurity

Former Acting US Attorney General Talks Cybersecurity and Telemedicine Some say the question is not will your data be breached, but rather when, and are you prepared to respond? Cybersecurity is must-have for all involved in telemedicine. The threat posed by criminals, state-sponsored actors, malicious or negligent corporate insiders, and so-called “hactivists” is simply a […]

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NURSE GROUP LOBBIES FOR TELEMEDICINE LICENSURE

Six states have adopted a licensing compact which would allow nurses to practice telemedicine across state lines. Wyoming, Virginia, South Dakota, Idaho, Florida and Tennessee have approved the new licensing compact, and nine other states are considering legislation. In order for the compact to take effect, 26 states or by the end of 2018, must […]

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CTeL Executive Summit: Session Spotlight: Controlled Substances and DEA

 Controlled Substances and the DEA: Impact on the Delivery of Tele-Mental and Behavioral Services in the Home Telehealth technology can be an effective tool in treating mental health conditions.  Yet, harmony is lacking in how state and federal regulations impact treatment, specifically the prescribing of controlled substances to a patient located in the home. Jim […]

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DOCTORS STRUGGLE TO FIND VALUE IN TELEHEALTH

A few months ago, mHealthIntellgience.com ran an article focusing on the struggles doctors are facing in finding value in telehealth, with a strong focus on telehealth reimbursement. “All doctors use telehealth in some form with their patients just by getting on the phone and talking to them,” Dr. Peter Weigel, Westfield, N.J.-based physician, says. “But […]

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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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TELEMEDICINE TO REDUCE MEDICAID TRAVEL COSTS

A Medicaid reform bill introduced by Alaskan Senator Pete Kelly, would remove hurdles to telemedicine created by the state’s existing medical law. Senator Kelly identifies in his Senate Bill 74 telemedicine or telehealth expansion is a way of keeping up with the technology and trends to reach the best fiscal output for the state. “It’s […]

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