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Store-and-Forward Telemedicine Services Expand Connected Health

mHealth Intelligence, January 2018 The emergence of asynchronous, or store-and-forward, telemedicine is giving rise to new platforms that stress collaboration and best practices over real-time, video-based treatment. Telemedicine is generally divided into three modalities: real-time (or live video); asynchronous (store-and-forward; sometimes...

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Getting healthcare without leaving your home [NY]

MyChamplainValley.com, January 26, 2018 The flu continues to be an epidemic across the country and the state. The Department of Health showing 1,800 people have been hospitalized in the past week across New York State. Now, there are ways you can get care without even leaving your home. Read more!

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Copley & D-H Collaboration to offer Tele-Rheumatology Service

Copley Hospital Press Release, January 26, 2018 Copley Hospital is partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Connected Care to introduce Rheumatology appointments via telemedicine for residents of greater Lamoille County. This new service helps overcome current barriers to accessible rheumatological care and will improve access for patients...

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More people turning to virtual health care options amidst deadly flu epidemic

ABC News, January 24, 2018 As this year's deadly flu epidemic has inundated hospitals across the country with sick patients, an increasing number of people are seeking out virtual health care options that allow you to get a flu diagnosis -- and in some cases, even a prescription for Tamiflu -- right from your smartphone. "If you're sick,...

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Telemedicine gains support from allergist, immunologist organization

mobihealthnews, January 24, 2018 Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. The paper, published in the Annals of...

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Decker School Of Nursing Gives Telemedicine A Big Boost

The University Network, January 23, 2018 The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University is giving telemedicine a big boost with its new Southern Tier Telemedicine and Mobile Health Research Development and Training Center. Telemedicine brings healthcare to a patient via telecommunication and information technology without the patient...

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Mobile Health Units Are Latest Telehealth Tool to Fight Opioid Abuse

mHealth Intelligence, January 23, 2018 Six mobile health units are providing telehealth services in western New York in an effort to combat the state’s drug abuse crisis. Funded by a $1.7 million grant, Buffalo-based BestSelf Behavioral Health deployed four vehicles in September and two more in December to patrol communities in Erie and...

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Ribbon cutting for new mobile opioid treatment program

WKBW, January 23, 2017 Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein helped cut the ribbon on a new, first-of-its kind program for Erie and Niagara Counties that will see converted RV's used to provide addiction treatment. "Recovery Connections" was created by BestSelf Behavioral Health with $1.7 million...

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Telemedicine Programs Feature Prominently in Latest USDA DLT Grants

mHealth Intelligence, January 22, 2018 Federal officials are targeting telemedicine programs to improve mental health counseling and tackle the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic in the latest round of Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants. In all, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing 72 grants worth almost $24 million to...

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New State Laws Allow Telehealth Prescriptions for Controlled Substances; Yet, Regulatory Obstacles Still Remain

The National Law Review, January 22, 2018 In 2008, Congress passed the Ryan Haight Act (21 U.S.C. § 802(54))(“Ryan Haight”) following the death of Ryan Haight, a young man who overdosed on prescription painkillers he purchased from an online pharmacy without a valid prescription. Ryan Haight amended the federal Controlled Substances Act...

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