Telehealth Buzz

Penn HealthX Podcast Debuts: Take a Listen!

Looking to hear from people who are equally committed to health care, technology, and entrepreneurship? Look no further than the newly debuted Penn HealthX Podcast. Created and produced by students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the goal of the podcast, as the Penn HealthX team explains, is “to share […]

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Could Telemedicine Connect More Medicaid Patients With Specialty Care?

For any patient, the world of specialty care can be a challenging one to navigate. That can be particularly true for Medicaid patients in need of specialist care, given that they often face long waits for appointments, with a limited pool of providers willing to treat them—and it’s even true for those enrolled in managed […]

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Ransomware Targets Hospitals Yet Again

Only months after the WannaCry ransomware attack caused chaos at hospitals in the United Kingdom, another strain of ransomware has cybersecurity experts on high alert—and once again, health care organizations are its main target. As Healthcare IT News, Fierce Healthcare, and others first reported, a virus called Defray is making the rounds, and is specifically tailoring its […]

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Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Webinar Now Available!

Looking for a quick, yet thorough, rundown on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients? CTeL is pleased to announce that a companion webinar to our latest report, “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” is now available for download. The webinar includes commentary and analysis from the report’s […]

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DEA Seeks Input on Executive Order

In January of 2017, shortly after he took office, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which stipulates that, for each new federal regulation created, at least two must be eliminated. The executive order was drafted with the goal of “controlling regulatory costs,” but, as with many such orders, it raises considerable questions as it’s […]

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Remembering a Leader in the World of Telehealth

The CTeL team was devastated to learn of the sudden death this past week of Mario Gutierrez. A true leader in the world of telehealth, Mr. Gutierrez was at the time of his death serving as the executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) in California. Throughout his long career, he was […]

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Rural Hospitals Struggle With EHRs, Meaningful Use

Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, meaningful use has helped encourage numerous health care organizations to integrate electronic health records (EHRs) into their practices. At the same time, it’s caused headaches among providers and hospitals who have found the timeline for adoption to be too rapid, or who lack the resources to […]

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Nurse Licensure Compact Takes Effect in January

It’s official: The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) will be taking effect on January 19, 2018. As mHealth Intelligence and others first reported, with the vote of legislators in North Carolina to formally join the compact, bringing the total membership to 26, it will go live early next year, offering welcome news for nurses seeking to practice […]

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Now in the CTeL Library: Report on OT and Telehealth

For your summer reading pleasure, we are excited to announce that a new (and timely) report is now available in the CTeL Resource Library. The report, entitled “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” focuses on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients. Occupational therapy (OT) is one of […]

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CTeL Stands Against Hate

In the wake of the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, we at CTeL wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts with you. Simply put: We unequivocally condemn racism, white supremacy, inequality, and bigotry in all its forms. What’s more, like many in the health care field, we’ve […]

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