eHealth
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Medical Board Disciplinary Actions May Argue Against National Telehealth License

rdowney14 - June 23, 2014

The primary responsibility and obligation of state medical boards is to protect consumers by ensuring that all licensed physicians comply with the “community standard of care.”  Could…

eHealth
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New Guidelines Stress Importance of Patient Safety in Telemedicine

rdowney14 - June 18, 2014

Both the Federation of State Medical Boards and the American Medical Association have published guidelines for physicians seeing patients via telemedicine that stress patient safety, but some…

Diagnostics
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Telemedicine Image Collaboration Enhances Patient Safety

rdowney14 - March 30, 2013

Computed tomographic (CT) scans are acknowledged as some of the most effective means of early detection for certain forms of illness. In recent years, however, there has…

Policy & Law
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Efforts to Remove Legal Barriers to Telemedicine

rdowney14 - February 28, 2013

The only thing slower than widespread adoption of telemedicine has been the statutory changes necessary to make the ground more fertile for it. But in just the…

eHealth
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Lesser Known Legal Hurdles for Telemedicine

rdowney14 - January 15, 2013

To say that medical practice law is fractured is an understatement.  So, it’s important for physicians to be familiar with their states’ Medical Practice Acts. To say that…

eHealth
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FCC Chairman: A Telemedicine Convert?

rdowney14 - January 12, 2013

Now that the FCC, after two years of foot-dragging, has finally approved the plan to spend the $400 million appropriated for broadband expansion in rural areas, you might get the…

eHealth
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FCC Ponies Up for Telemedicine But Marks Down Subsidy

rdowney14 - January 10, 2013

When the FCC finally agreed to start spending the money appropriated for the expansion of broadband, the entire telemedicine industry greeted the news. When the FCC finally…

eHealth
204 views

Rural Telehealth Cliff Averted

rdowney14 - January 4, 2013

No matter how you feel about what has been going on in Washington, the people providing telehealth care at rural health clinics, members of the National Rural…

eHealth
253 views

How Serious is the Threat of a Cyber Attack on U.S. Healthcare?

rdowney14 - December 20, 2012

A new paper discussses the vulnerability of the U.S. Healthcare system, and a story in a respected publication assesses the threat of cyber warfare. A new paper…

eHealth
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Small Hospitals Realize Financial Benefits from Telemedicine

rdowney14 - December 15, 2012

Return on Investment (ROI) on telemedicine programs is today’s “needle in a haystack.” Return on Investment (ROI) on telemedicine programs is today’s “needle in a haystack.”Often the…