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Physician Licensure Compact a Work in Progress

July 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Physician Licensure Compact a Work in Progress

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 […]

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Comments on Comments about Comments on Telemedicine Policy Guidelines

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Comments on Comments about Comments on Telemedicine Policy Guidelines

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 […]

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Florida Tightens Healthcare Data Security

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Florida Tightens Healthcare Data Security

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, […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 38

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 38

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 […]

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Crossing the Creepiness Line

July 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crossing the Creepiness Line

Hospitals are using consumer data to become patient profilers in an attempt to identify those of us who are most likely to get sick and then intervene. How would a hospital know that one person was more likely to get sick and be admitted to a hospital than another?  By checking you credit card statements, […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 37

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 37

Doctor Shortage Some say it’s the perfect storm – an increasing shortage of physicians just when the largest generation in the nation’s history become senior citizens and when millions of people become eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  In this episode of ConnecteHealth, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy provides us with the […]

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What is Telemedicine?

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is simply medicine provided at a distance. Because there are so many names for the way technology is used in medicine – Telehealth, mHealth, ehealth, telehomecare, among others – GlobalMed prefers to use Connected Health as an umbrella term.  This video explains the basics of real-time telemedicine.

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 36

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 36

Physician Compensation Report Healthcare is changing for both patients and physicians.  In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy examines a recent Medscape survey of physicians that touches on interest in Accountable Care Organizations, their pay and the time they spend with patients.  Send an email to: joelsblog@globalmed.com   Transcript: Hello, I’m Joel […]

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