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CMS awards contract to implement text4baby in four states

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded a three-year contract to support the implementation of text4baby, the nation's largest and only free mobile health service for expecting and new moms, in four still-to-be-determined states. Read more

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ATA: Internet-Video Service Not to Blame for Oklahoma Physician’s Medical Practice Violations

The use of Skype has been inaccurately portrayed as the primary cause for a recent disciplinary action involving an Oklahoma physician and mental health professional, according to American Telemedicine Association (ATA). The physician was disciplined by the Oklahoma State Medical Board for failure to establish a prior physician-patient...

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Startup will build New York’s ambitious patient portal

A New York City startup firm, Mana Health, has been awarded the contract to build a patient portal for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York. This portal, which will make electronic health records available to consumers from all of their participating healthcare providers. Information Week Healthcare, August 15, 2013

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Rural Telehealth Capabilities and Outreach Continue to Grow

Innovative telehealth programs for rural health care delivery are profiled and benefits cited, including: 1) school-based telehealth by the Georgia Partnership for Telehealh, 2) home-based chronic disease management by FirstHealth Home Care Services of North Carolina, 3) Certified Diabetes Education services by Inland Northwest Health Services in...

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Opportunity at ConnectNH

ConnectNH will be convening a sub-committee to work on issues related to telehealth in New Hampshire.  We are in the process of collecting names of individuals who would be interested in participating in the group.  Please contact Kim Mohan if you are interested in joining.

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Regional Pilot Program looking for Participants

The New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC), located in Bangor, Maine, is looking for participants for a pilot program. If you are interested in this opportunity contact: Jim Rogers. President of ProInfoNet, Jim is also a Managing Agent at NETC. Voice:  207-947-3636. Fax: 207-942-4852.

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Calais Regional Hospital and EMMC Announce Cardiology Telemedicine Services

A telecardiology service has been established in Maine between a Critical Access Hospital, Calais Regional Hospital, and the tertiary care facility Eastern Maine Medical Center. This is expected to enhance timely access to specialist care by rural residents 2-3 hours drive away in Maine's most eastern county, Washington County. Bangor Daily News,...

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