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North Carolina Considers Important Telehealth Changes

Add North Carolina to the list of states exploring the
possibility of expanded telehealth coverage. As the Winston-Salem Journal
first reported, Senate Bill 361 is making its rounds quickly

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Allscripts reaches deal with DOJ on Practice Fusion in compliance settlement for $145 million

EHR giant Allscripts settled with the US Department of Justice on compliance charges made against Practice Fusion. Allscripts acquired Practice Fusion, a free/low-cost EHR targeted to primary care … Read the rest

LIVI telemedicine app expands availability to 1.85 million patients with GPs in Birmingham, Shropshire, Northamptonshire, Southeast

The LIVI telemedicine app, which made news last year with UK partnerships in Surrey and Northwest England last year, has expanded to GP practices in Birmingham, Shropshire, Northamptonshire, and … Read the rest

Comings and goings, short takes, and in other news…: Vivify’s new SVP Sales, Parks’ Connected Health Summit, $35M for 3D portable ultrasound, Oxford Medical Sim new pilot

In comings and goings….remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health announced that Chris Fickle has joined them as Senior Vice President, Sales. Mr. Fickle was previously with Qualcomm as … Read the rest

TTA’s Midsummer Week 4: FCC revamps rural health connectivity, a 3D ultrasound smartphone, mobile virus detection, retaining LTC workers through tech


Summer is flying by, but rural health connectivity advances at the FCC. Smartphones now set up to detect viruses. Another smartphone-enabled ultrasound player–but this time in 3D. A Read the rest

FCC reforming Rural Health Care Program to improve telehealth funding in addition to Connected Care Pilot (US)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted last week to adopt a 151 page “report and order” which will reform how the agency distributes money for rural telehealth support and … Read the rest

Can a smartphone camera, app, and device detect viruses at low cost?

A team of researchers led by the University of Tokyo’s Yoshihiro Minagawa has developed a mobile-based portable viewing and diagnostic platform for viruses, which may be a breakthrough in … Read the rest

Technology will help ease, but not replace, rising workforce demand in long-term care: UCSF study

A just-published research paper by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, has come to the not entirely unsurprising conclusion … Read the rest

The Little Telehealth Engine That Could?

Good news from
Capitol Hill for telehealth advocates: For a third time, the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act
(S. 773/H.R. 4013) has been reintroduced in both legislative chambers. This

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Rite Aid to Now Offer In-Store Telehealth

As we noted in
last week’s newsletter, a South Carolina hospital network recently reached an
agreement with grocery store chain Publix to have telehealth kiosks in Publix
stores and

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