October 2017

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On the Blog This Month: Best Practices for Telehealth Networks

As more healthcare providers and systems expand into telemedicine, healthcare organizations are quickly uncovering the complications that come with setting up a productive, successful telehealth network. How much bandwidth and equipment will you need? How will your workflow be affected? What are best practices for IT departments when tackling a telemedicine network setup?

Let's explore all these questions in our latest blog post dedicated to best practices for setting up telehealth networks.

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Best Practices for Telehealth Networks

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from TeleQuality!

From all of us at TeleQuality, we wish you all a night full of frights and a bag full of delights! 

CHRONIC Act Passes in Senate

CHRONIC Act, Which Expands Medicare Coverage for Telemedicine, Passes in Senate

Senate Bill 870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act of 2017, or CHRONIC Act for short, has passed in the Senate by a unanimous vote. What will this Act mean for your healthcare organization if signed into law? Read this article from Mobi Health News.

VA Proposed Rule Would Override State Licensing Restrictions to Expand Access to Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a proposed rule that would allow VA providers to treat patients in any state via telehealth, regardless of where they are licensed to practice. Read the full details in this Fierce Healthcare story now.

VA Proposed Rule

IT Risks

5 IT Practices That Put Enterprises
at Risk

A billion data records are compromised in the US in more than 90 million different cyber-related incidents each year, with each event costing a company an average of $15 million in damages. Read this article from DARK Reading to find out what common missteps to avoid so you can shore up your security posture. 

HIMSS Makes Its Pitch for Telehealth Legislation, Rural Broadband

HIMSS is lobbying Congress to support the CONNECT Act, which targets Medicare restrictions on telehealth and telemedicine, and invest in broadband expansion to rural parts of the country through modernizing the RHC Program. Read what they're pushing for in this mHealth Intelligence article now.

HIMSS Rural Broadband

EHR Safety

Assessing the Safety of Electronic Health Records: What Have We Learned?

Nearly the entire healthcare industry has made the switch over to electronic health records, but what have we learned about EHRs and assessing their safety? This article from Patient Safety Network breaks it all down. 

41% of Health Data Breaches Stem from Unintended Disclosure

Data breaches have been all over the news in 2017 and one study has found the leading cause of health data breaches in 2017 so far are from unintended disclosure, followed by hacking or malware. Read how you can protect yourself in this Health IT Security article now.

Data Breaches

Training Rural Workforce

Training Builds Rural Health Workforce One Student at a Time

With an average of only 40 primary doctors to take care of 100,000 patients in rural America, it’s vital to find ways to entice more health care providers to practice rurally. One training program, the Rural Health Training Initiative (RHTI), is spearheading to help fill that gap. Read up on how this program is changing rural healthcare in this National Rural Health Association article today. 

Conference News

Come see us at the following conferences in November 

66th Annual WiHCA/WiCAL Fall Convention

Green Bay, WI 
November 1-3, 2017

SHLB USF Symposium

Washington, DC
November 2, 2017

RHAT Annual Conference

Pigeon Forge, TN 
November 15-17, 2017

22nd Annual MRHA Conference

Jackson, MS 
November 16-17, 2017

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