July 2017

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Health Information Exchange

This Month on the Blog - Health Information Exchanges: One Solution to the Interoperability Dilemma

As a patient, switching healthcare providers can be a complicated task. As a provider, it's difficult treating patients when interoperable systems prevent the transmission of healthcare information across multi-care settings. Why is it so difficult to share information in an age of EHRs and engaging patient portals? Read our latest blog post where we break down the history behind EHRs, digital health and health information technology and discover how health information exchanges can be one solution to the dilemma. 

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Video: Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee

TeleQuality CEO Tim Koxlien was recently recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in Central Texas. Click here to learn more about TeleQuality and his vision for our company.

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Entrepreneur of the Year





President Trump broadband proposal

Trump Incorporates Rural Broadband into $1T Infrastructure Proposal

President Donald Trump says that improving broadband availability in rural areas will be an element of his ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure plan he will submit to Congress, enabling smaller towns and cities to improve connectivity and their economic status. Read the full article here.



Overcoming the Healthcare Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

(ISC)² released a report showing the cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, and will also affect healthcare cybersecurity. Read the report and key findings in this article.

Cyber Security Workforce Shortage



Maine Joins Interstate Compact

Maine Signs On As 22nd State to Join Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Maine signed on as the 22nd state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), a voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Read the full details in this article now.



CMS Releases Proposed Quality Payment Program Rule Summary

In preparation for public comment, CMS has published a summary of its Quality Payment Program proposed rule. Read the full details and proposed rule in this article now.

CMS Releases Proposed Rule Summary



EHRs

ONC Set to Address Information Exchange, Compliance Burden

Reducing the burden of electronic health records (EHRs) on physicians and promoting health information sharing will be the major priorities of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) going forward. Read up on the new direction for the ONC in this article now.



At a Growing Number of Schools, Sick Kids Can Take a Virtual Trip to the Doctor

School district across the country are implementing telemedicine programs to provide quality healthcare for their students while keeping them in school, but sustainable funding and business models are threatening their success. Read about these programs in this article now.

School Telehealth



Military Telehealth

Telemental Health Program Targets Military Caregivers in Texas

The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio will use telehealth to connect caregivers in military families with licensed therapists. Officials hope to turn this into a national telemental health program. Read more about the program here.



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