Telehealth Buzz

Nurse Licensure Compact Goes Live

It’s official! On January 19, 2018, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which facilitates multistate licensure for nurses, went live in member states across the country, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announced in a press release. “This opens a new and exciting era for nursing licensure,” Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure […]

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Making Lab Tests More Accessible: rHEALTH Device Approved in EU

What if you could, from the comfort of your own home and with just one drop of blood, screen yourself for a variety of health care conditions? As highlighted in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) blog post, this scenario is on its way to becoming a reality with a new first-of-its-kind portable […]

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Telehealth and Preventive Care? New Bill Could Open the Door

It’s been well documented that a small percentage of patients account for a disproportionate amount of the spending on health care in the United States. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, for example, estimates that care for patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, COPD, and diabetes “accounts for approximately 75 percent of the […]

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Join the Behavioral Health Regulatory Reform Coalition!

Are you a member of the telemental health community? Then CTeL’s Behavioral Health Regulatory Reform Coalition needs your input! This coalition, which had its first official meeting at the Fall Executive Summit, grew out of an identified need to bring together members of the telemental health community to evaluate, draft, and propose amendments to existing […]

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School-Based Telemedicine Helped Kids Manage Asthma: Study

Throughout the United States, more than six million children suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, the disease is the reason behind more than two million emergency room visits (among children and adults), and accounts for more than $50 billion in health care costs. But one new […]

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rate for the Telemed Leadership Forum!

Are you interested in connecting and networking with telemedicine industry leaders? Or are you interested in learning more about the business side of telemedicine from the people and organizations who know it best? If any of this sounds like you, look no further than the Telemed Leadership Forum, “The ROI of Telehealth,” to be held […]

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CTeL Launches CTeL Connects Virtual Speaker Series: Join Us!

Looking for a chance to connect with fellow telehealth community members, and to discuss the hottest topics in telehealth and digital health today, without leaving the comfort of your desk? Good news: CTeL is launching a new virtual speaker series called CTeL Connects. These 15-minute presentations (followed by 15 minutes for audience Q&A) will be […]

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Survey Says: Telehealth Education Not a Top Priority

It’s difficult to dispute the growth in telehealth usage in recent years, as providers and health care organizations in particular have sought to incorporate the technologies into their practice. But are health care organizations adequately prioritizing patient education about what telehealth actually entails, or what its benefits are? As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a new study from […]

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InTouch Health Acquires TruClinic

Two of the country’s leading telehealth care providers began 2018 with big news: They’re merging. As MedCity News first reported, the Santa Barbara, California-based telehealth platform InTouch Health announced in a press release that it would be acquiring TruClinic, a Utah-based provider of direct-to-consumer, web-based telehealth services. “We are thrilled to welcome TruClinic to the InTouch Health […]

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Florida Medicaid Data Breach Impacts 30,000 Patients

For as many as 30,000 Florida Medicaid patients, 2018 is starting off with some unwelcome news: their personal data may have been exposed following a November 2017 breach. As Healthcare IT News first reported, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration, which operates the state’s Medicaid program, announced in a press release earlier this month that the source of […]

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