Telehealth Buzz

CTeL Unveils Telehealth PSA: Tells the Telehealth Story

In a room filled with over 175 telehealth leaders at the Annual American Telemedicine Association (ATA) meeting, The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) unveiled its Telehealth public service announcement (PSA). The Telehealth PSA featured Dr. Miles Ellenby, Medical Director of the Oregon Health and Science University (OSHU) Telemedicine Network and […]

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State Medical Boards Field Complaints of Online Professionalism including Telemedicine Prescribing

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports in a recently-published study that violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. According the study’s finding, over 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials. “Physicians need to […]

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Secure iPad Provides Telehealth to Seriously Ill Children

Children with life-threatening illnesses often travel from communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington to receive specialty care at Oregon Health & Science University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. When no cure is available, however, many families prefer to take their child home and care for them with support from loved ones and community hospices. But for those […]

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Not Your Average Premier; Whose Who in Telehealth Legal Regulatory RSVP

Legal and regulatory Telehealth experts announce attendance at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL)  commercial launch. “This event is going to be really unique.  People are going to get the chance to see the industry’s first-ever legal and regulatory commercial, mingle with leaders in the telehealth, and learn how to […]

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Liability defense costly, even when doctors win

According to the American Medical News, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates the cost of successfully defending a physician’s medical liability lawsuit averages $17,130. “Lawsuits that result in a payment — either by settlement or jury verdict — cost an average defense bill of $45,070, according to the study in […]

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What Does A Coca-Cola Commercial and CTeL Have In Common?

What does a Coca-Cola commercial have in common with CTeL? A lot. The same media production company that filmed and directed Coca-Cola’s Coke Zero commercial, Cameo Content, has just finished the industry’s first-ever, legal and regulatory Telehealth commercial for The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) . The premier of the […]

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What Does ‘This is HIPAA Compliant’ Mean in Telemedicine?

A state medical board’s newsletter recently cautioned its readers on the physician texting trend and cited texting technology products that are “HIPAA-compliant”. Here at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL), we are frequently asked what it means for a covered entity (program or provider) providing telemedicine services when somebody says, […]

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Maryland Legislature Requires Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

The Maryland Legislature passed legislation this month (Health Insurance-Coverage for Services Delivered Through Telemedicine – HB 1159/SB 781), requiring insurers to reimburse for telehealth services. The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) believes this legislation helps makes access to care through telemedicine more realistic in Maryland, now that providers using telemedicine […]

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If You Are Attending ATA, We Have A Special Invite For CTeL’s Telehealth Commercial Launch!

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL) will be hosting a reception on April 30th, from 5:30-7:30 PM (PST) at the Hilton San Jose to celebrate the launch of the industry’s first-ever legal and regulatory telehealth commercial. If you are attending the American Telemedicine Association’s San Jose Meeting, we want to […]

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What Does “HIPAA Compliant” Mean in Telehealth? Can You Be Legal and Use Web-based Technology for Telehealth?

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) April Brown Bag webinar will center around two important questions that we are routinely asked by providers in the telemedicine community: What do you need to know and what should you ask when somebody says, “This is HIPAA-compliant”? Can we do a clinical telehealth […]

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