Greg Billings, Executive Director of the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law, explains what healthcare providers need to know. He spoke in the GlobalMed booth at the American Telemedicine Association gathering in Baltimore.
Are we or are we not facing a projected shortage of 91,000 physicians by 2020 that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025? Dr. Donald Berwick and Gail Wilensky, both former administrators of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, have inserted themselves into the debate as to whether the United States faces a severe […]
The Federation of State Medical Boards has revised the compact draft to strengthen requirements for physicians. When you have to please 70 medical and osteopathic medical boards that it will affect, it would be ridiculous to think the first draft of the compact would be the final version. Even though most people who support the idea […]
For the past week or so, I’ve been commenting, first on a commentary, and now on comments about my comments regarding the use of the telephone in telemedicine. The commentary in question, “Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty of Questions,” was written by Jeremy Johnson and Catie Bitzan Amundsen for the InformationWeek Healthcare Web site. I took […]
Connecting Veterans with Telehealth Bad news spreads faster than good news because of our concern and curiosity. A good example of that is what has been happening at a number of VA facilities. In this episode of ConnectedHealth, GlobalMed Founder and CEO Joel E. Barthelemy imparts some good news about VA healthcare. Send an email […]
Struggling Surgeons Physicians around the country are learning what healthcare reform is doing to their bottom lines. On California surgeon says he doesn’t think he can continue his practice if what he fears happens in November. GlobalMed CEO Joel E.Barthelemy walks us through his disturbing online post in this edition of ConnecteHEALTH. Send an email […]
The Florida Information Protection Act may encourage healthcare providers in that state to use encrypted videoconferencing software for telemedicine. No one can doubt the popularity of Skype or Facetime. They offer the ability for PC and Mac users to place and receive video calls on their computers or handheld devices for free. Three years ago, […]
Nursing Home Telemedicine How we live when we’re young may catch up with us later in terms of our quality of life and who will make our healthcare decisions. In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy explains why senior healthcare costs are rising and how telemedicine can play a role in better […]