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National Medical License Would Be Costly, Less Effective and Unneeded Image

National Medical License Would Be Costly, Less Effective and Unneeded

Posted on Tue, July 26, 2016 by Roger Downey

If medicine were a purely transactional business like banking, it would make sense to have a national medical license. But it isn’t, and it doesn’t.

Global Healthcare “Thinking” Must Include Telemedicine Image

Global Healthcare “Thinking” Must Include Telemedicine

Posted on Wed, July 06, 2016 by Roger Downey

A new article in the AMA Journal of Ethics calls for global engagement when it comes to providing high-quality, cost-effective, inclusive care – something that is not possible on a wide scale without telemedicine.

Speakers at SPS2016 Discuss Telemedicine Lessons Learned Image

Speakers at SPS2016 Discuss Telemedicine Lessons Learned

Posted on Mon, June 27, 2016 by Roger Downey

One state set up centrally-run telemedicine program while two small critical access hospitals in different states put together their own.

More Providers Speak Out about Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Image

More Providers Speak Out about Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

Posted on Wed, June 08, 2016 by Roger Downey

In an opinion piece in the Delaware News Journal, two pediatricians say the pediatric medical home is under attack and being sacrificed for the sake of convenience.

Telemedicine Reimbursement: Show Me the Money! Image

Telemedicine Reimbursement: Show Me the Money!

Posted on Tue, June 07, 2016 by Roger Downey

How a facility or practice generates revenue with a telemedicine program is important, but only worth knowing after answering other important questions.

Arrival of Superbug Signals Impotence of Antibiotics Image

Arrival of Superbug Signals Impotence of Antibiotics

Posted on Wed, June 01, 2016 by Roger Downey

Researchers have been warning about the dangerous rise of antibiotic resistance caused by prescribing practices, failure of patients to complete drug courses, and their use to control disease in livestock.

‘Secret Shopper’ Research Shows Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Companies Missed Diagnoses Image

‘Secret Shopper’ Research Shows Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Companies Missed Diagnoses

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2016 by Roger Downey

Researchers faked their problems and sent Direct to Consumer Telehealth services stock photos of skin issues to assess their diagnoses, and the results were unsettling.

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Politico and Research on Telehealth Companies

Posted on Wed, May 04, 2016 by Roger Downey

The political-journalism Web site gets the untold story of research done at the University of California at San Francisco into the treatment offered by Direct to Consumer Telehealth companies.

Arizona to Join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Image

Arizona to Join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Posted on Wed, April 27, 2016 by Roger Downey

This was no slam-dunk at the Arizona Legislature; it required a coordinated response to opposition that was basically promulgating misinformation and myths

Encryption’s Importance in Telemedicine Image

Encryption’s Importance in Telemedicine

Posted on Wed, April 20, 2016 by Roger Downey

Hackers can target anything of value – bank information, PIN numbers, passwords, phone numbers, phone conversations, health information, and embarrassing photos – unless it is encrypted.

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