June 2016

TeleQuality Communications

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TeleQuality CEO Supports Broadband Funding, Increased Telehealth for Skilled Nursing Facilities Law

TQ's CEO, Tim Koxlien, complimented Congress and the President for approving the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, signed into law June 22nd, that will allow skilled nursing facilities to become eligible and apply for telecommunications funding that covers the difference between high rural rates and low urban rates for broadband services. Read more

TQ Customers Receive Oral Health Grants

TeleQuality is thrilled to announce 9 of our health center customers are recipients of the HHS Oral Health Grant that will assist with increasing access to integrated oral health care services and improving oral health outcomes. Read more

Oral Health Grants


Patient Data Breaches: Threat to Health IT & Telemedicine in 2016 and Beyond

Did you know your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market? TQ’s Health IT Engineer Jared Alfson discusses the newest threats to health IT, cybersecurity and patient data, in this blog post from the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. Read more


Bill Passes - Nursing Home Access

Health IT Bill Passes Congress, Opening Affordable Broadband Access to Rural Nursing Homes

The Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has officially been signed which will expand FCC subsidies for rural broadband adoption to nursing homes. Read more

Broadband: The Missing Link to Rural Telehealth Success

Health systems from Maine to Minnesota need reliable broadband to extend their telehealth networks to rural residents. But will the feds make the connection? Read more

Rural Telehealth

Telehealth Policies

Telehealth and the Levers that Will Move the Healthcare Industry  

Thinking of rolling out a telehealth program? Make sure you know about key policy and financial hurdles to implementing a telemedicine program. Read more

Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Delta, Tackling Chronic Disease Through Remote Patient Monitoring Technology

Michael Adcock, administrator for UMMC's Center for Telehealth, discusses UMMC's successful telehealth and RPM model to enhance care coordination and improve health outcomes for chronically ill patients. Read more

Chronic Diease Monitoring

Video Telemedicine

Video Telemedicine on Par with In-Person Exam, Arkansas Medical Board Regulation Says

The Arkansas Medical Board has proposed an amendment to their medical rules relating to minimum standards for establishing a physician/patient relationship, expanding their relationship to in-person consultation or via video telemedicine. Read more

Bipartisan Bill Seeks National Adoption of Telehealth Model

The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act was recently introduced by Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congressswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA). This act is aimed at increasing patient access to specialty care by adopting a telehealth model across the U.S. Project ECHO was initiated at the University of New Mexico in 2003 as a continuing medical education model that uses interactive videoconferencing to connect specialists with primary care physicians in rural areas, according to a blog post on Congressman Burgess' website. A 2015 report by Grand View Research shows the country's telehealth market is expected to reach $2.8 billion by 2022. Read more

BiPartisan Bill

Conference News

Come see us at the following conference in July!

43rd Annual AZ Rural Health Conference & Performance Improvement Summit

Sedona, AZ 
July 26-27, 2016

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Customer Announcements

New TQ Customers: Welcome! 

Customers in the News 

Funding Deadlines

Telecommunications Program 


July 1: First day of FY2016

Healthcare Connect Fund Program 

July 1: First day of FY2016 

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