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North Carolina Considers Important Telehealth Changes

http://ctel.org/2019/08/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

http://telecareaware.com/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

http://telecareaware.com/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

http://telecareaware.com/comings-and-goings-short-takes-and-in-other-news-vivifys-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

http://telecareaware.com/ttas-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)

http://telecareaware.com/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?

http://telecareaware.com/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

http://telecareaware.com/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?

http://ctel.org/2019/08/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

http://ctel.org/2019/08/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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