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CTeL Executive Spring Summit on Telemedicine Legal & Regulatory Issues Announced!

The CTeL Executive Summit is back after a successful Fall Summit in November. Join us for two packed days of uncensored, substantive discussions, with YOU, the telehealth pioneer in mind. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out. Grab your seat at the table to hear directly from the source about the legal and regulatory […]

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Telehealth HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits in 2016 – Expect an Increase

Writing for healthcareinfosecurity.com, former Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) attorney, David Holtzman predicts that in 2016, the OCR will aggressively increase their number of audits to enforce compliance among health care providers and their business associates, with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) patient privacy and security law. As […]

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CBO Actions Seen by Some to Impede the Adoption of Telemedicine

In an article on Politico.com, author David Pittman reports on actions by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that may be creating roadblocks to a swifter embrace of telehealth technologies by lawmakers. Established by Congress in 1975, the CBO produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.  Any legislation considered […]

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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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Trends in Telemedicine Technologies for 2016

As reported on HealthDataManagement.com trends in the development of telemedicine technologies to watch for in 2016 are: Adoption of open connectivity – IT vendors in the medical sphere increasingly will embrace open Internet connection standards to offer system architectures and platforms that interface with others.  This will facilitate communication across multiple platforms, enabling clinicians and […]

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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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HIPAA Phase Two Audits on Horizon – Is Your Organization Prepared?

Pointers to prepare your organization, and for your C-Suite to be aware of, and on board with, your organization’s preparedness plan: 1.    The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will continue with conducting federal government audits to ensure compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and The […]

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Telehealth and Investors: The Future? CTeL Executive Summit

Thomas Tullidge, founding partner at Cary Street Partners, LLC, is an investment banker who focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market healthcare services and technology companies on merger, acquisition and capital raising transactions.   Mr. Tullidge will be discussing how he sees telehealth playing in the corporate arena when he presents at the CTeL Executive […]

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CTeL November Webinar: Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine Future

Please join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Brown Bag Webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon EDT – 1:00 pm ET covering the findings of the HIMSS Analytics 2015 Telemedicine Study. CTeL is pleased to host Branden FitzGerald, Director of Research, Advisory Solutions at HIMSS Analytics, the […]

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Luncheon Theater Mock Telemedicine Expert Witness Examination at Trial

The CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit presents an exclusive look into the future of telemedicine in the courtroom. Dr. Joe McMenamin, physician and practicing healthcare attorney, takes the stage with other attorneys and physician colleagues, to present a first-ever mock witness examination to explore possible professional liability risk for telemedicine practitioners. Be in the CTeL […]

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