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GlobalMed Draws Crowds at American Telemedicine Association Meeting

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Telehealth 2.0 is the name of this year’s American Telemedicine Association (ATA) meeting and tradeshow at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida.  This year, GlobalMed is demonstrating eNcounter 4 to attendees, our telemedicine software platform that works on tablets and smartphones as well as laptops and desktop computers. eNcounter now…

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Telemedicine Bill Receives Favorable Approval from Key Florida Committee

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Florida has struggled to find a path to telemedicine parity for the past three or four years. Stymied by opposition in the last legislative session, lawmakers punted in 2016, creating a statewide Telehealth Advisory Committee to develop recommendations. The committee has submitted a preliminary report, and it concluded that the…

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Arizona Telemedicine Parity

Arizona Considers Broadening Telemedicine Parity

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During the Arizona Legislative session in 2013, the original telemedicine parity bill for rural areas only received unanimous approval of both the Senate and the House. Then, during the 2016 session, a bill expanding parity to include the entire state received unanimous approval, and it takes effect on January 1,…

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Nominee to Head the Department of HHS Supports Telemedicine

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Representative Tom Price says he believes telemedicine can increase access to healthcare. Representative Price spent nearly four hours answering questions from members of the Senate Education, Health, Labor, and Pensions Committee today. The well-regarded Georgia orthopedic surgeon and Republican from that state was finally asked a question about telemedicine in…

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