Telehealth Buzz

Webinar Speakers Announced! Minimize Telehealth Risk and Liability under Fraud and Abuse Laws

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) announces that two experts in the area of healthcare fraud and abuse will be the featured speakers at the CTeL November Washington Live Brown Bag:   How Your Telemedicine Program Can Minimize Risk and Avoid Liability Under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws. This […]

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Experts Offer Tips on Protection from Data Breaches

It seems that hardly a week goes by without someone expressing concern over the degree to which health care providers take steps to protect their patients’ privileged health data. As Danny Creedon, managing director at the risk mitigation firm Kroll Advisory Solutions, told Healthcare IT News, “Unfortunately, most healthcare organizations don’t take data security seriously […]

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Malpractice Awards Differ Greatly From State to State: New Report

For a patient filing a medical malpractice suit in Connecticut, the odds of receiving a large monetary reward are much better than for someone filing such a suit in Kansas.  Similarly, a younger patient who files suit is likely to receive far more money than a senior citizen.  These are just a few of the […]

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From Home Monitoring to Remote Cardiac Care, Five Top Growth Opportunities in Telehealth

Telehealth is widely recognized as being a “growth field” in the health care industry.  As reported by Healthcare IT News, a recent report from Frost & Sullivan entitled “What is Telehealth and what is its Place in Healthcare?” is optimistic about the potential of telehealth The Report comments that telehealth is ideally positioned to help […]

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Experts Accuse Physicians of Failing to Protect Patient Data

As many health care providers have come to realize, mobile devices can be tremendously useful in the practice of medicine. However, this convenience could potentially come at a price for patients. During an October 16 HITECHAnswers radio show, Rick Kam of Oregon-based ID Experts joined the chorus of industry voices accusing physicians of not taking […]

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CTeL November Brown Bag Webinar: Minimize Risk, Avoid Liability Under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws

Join us Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm (EDT) when The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) hosts the November Brown Bag Webinar:   How Can You Minimize Risk and Avoid Liability Under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws Our presenters  for this important webinar will be two […]

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New App Allows Doctors to Text at Work?

For the vast majority of people, including health care providers, text messaging has become an increasingly popular and convenient way to share information. But for clinicians who wanted to use texting to communicate in real time with one another while on the job, the risk of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) […]

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With a Rise in Health-related Twitter Usage, Some Benefits and Some Concerns

A staggering 150 million people now use Twitter—and of that number, a growing percentage are now utilizing the social networking site for health care purposes.  As reported by Fierce Health IT and Giga OM, tweets relating to health have increased 51 percent in 2012 over last year. The tweets, though, are going beyond commentary and […]

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Brown Bag Webinar: The Difference between Telehealth e-Consult Standard of Care and Face-to-Face?

Does the e-consult standard of care differ from the standard for face-to-face visits? Is a medical questionnaire sufficient as the main information gathering tool for e-consults? How can continuity of care records be interoperable with patient PHRs? The October 2012 Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Brown Bag Webinar will focus […]

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International Telemedicine: What are the Key Considerations?

Our friends at Epstein Becker & Green PC recently shared their thoughts on four key issues related to the launch of a telemedicine program in their TechHealth Perspectives article. The issues they highlighted include: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Medical Licensure Privacy and Security Fraud and Abuse Be sure to take a moment to read their […]

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