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CTeL Making Moves: Get Our New Contact Information Here!

Get a pen and paper out and write this down, or plug our new contact information into your computer or handheld!  CTeL is “making moves” to how you can contact CTeL staff regarding information about telehealth legal and regulatory issues, and general inquiries too. Starting today, the entire CTeL staff can be reached at 202-499-6970, […]

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The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers Presents The National Telehealth Webinar Series

1st Webinar Begins Thursday, September 15 The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers presents The National Telehealth Webinar Series, every 3rd Thursday of each month.  Brought to you by the  Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs), these FREE online seminars will cover timely information, as well as help guide the development […]

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Recent UnitedHealth Study Projects Increased Telemedicine Demand as New Health Care Law Expands Coverage for Rural Communities

United Health’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization has published a working paper that reveals rural jurisdictions have a larger portion of Medicare and Medicaid reliant patients. However, the also study found that rural telemedicine networks operate at only 60% of the fields capacity, compared to 70% in urban areas. There are many changes the […]

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FDA to Host Public Workshop on Mobile Medical Apps Draft Guidance September 12-13, 2011

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public workshop, titled, “Mobile Medical Applications Draft Guidance,” on September 12 and 13, 2011. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion with FDA, and to encourage public comment on the following topics: FDA’s recently issued draft guidance document, titled, […]

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IOM Urges FDA to Replace Medical Device Clearance Process

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a new regulatory framework to replace the Agency’s 35-year old clearance process for medical devices.  The IOM concluded that the FDA’s “510 (k)” regulatory process may not provide for a reliable premarket screen of the safety and effectiveness of […]

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GPTRAC Hosts Annual Patient Awareness Initiative at Minnesota State Fair

The Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GPTRAC) will host its Annual Patient Awareness Initiative at Minnesota’s State Fair, August 25th – September 5th 2011. The initiative serves to educate fairgoers about the capabilities of telemedicine services, while improving skin cancer awareness by stressing the importance of regular communications with healthcare providers about this […]

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TRCs Co-host Next CTeL Brown Bag Webinar Monday, August 15th

“Are You a Medical Device Manufacturer? The FDA’s Final Rule on Medical Devices” Tune in Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon (EDT), for the FREE CTeL Brown Bag Webinar, “Are You a Medical Device Manufacturer: The FDA’s Final Rule on Medical Devices.”  Anthony Pavel, JD, expert FDA attorney from the law firm of K&L Gates […]

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CTeL’s 50 State Survey on Medicaid Telehealth and Telehomecare Policies Now Available

CTeL surveyed all 50 state Medicaid offices to find out whether their state reimburses for telehealth and telehomecare services.  The results of this 50 state-survey can be found in CTeL’s Research Library.  Furthermore, CTeL has provided the state manuals and other documentation from the states that do reimburse for telemedicine services. Click here to download […]

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Next CTeL and NRTRC Brown Bag — Are You a Medical Device Manufacturer: FDA’s Final Rule on Medical Devices

If you are a medical device manufacturer or a telehealth practitioner, tune in Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm (EDT), when the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center co-hosts the CTeL Brown Bag Webinar, titled, “Are You a Medical Device Manufacturer: The FDA’s Final Rule on Medical Devices.”  This FREE Webinar features Anthony Pavel, JD, expert FDA […]

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CTeL’s July Brown Bag Webinar Write up

CTeL was pleased to have Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, MD, at Virginia Hospital Center and Rene Quashie, Esq. Regulatory Attorney for CTeL, speak at the July Brown Bag Webinar, titled, “mHealth: What are the Legal and Regulatory Barriers?”  Dr. Wodajo and Mr. Quashie gave an outstanding presentation on the compliancy issues that pertain to mobile medical […]

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