April 2016

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PBS Newshour Fails to Recognize Telehealth as a Solution for Disappearing Rural Hospitals

Although PBS Newshour broadcasted two segments describing how small-town hospitals were facing economic calamity and closing at alarming rates, national media need to start covering telehealth as a financial solution for rural healthcare. Read more

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TeleQuality Endorses Permanent Approach To FCC Action that Provides Unfettered Access at Competitive Rates

After a decade of disagreement over the way in which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulated special access for large and smaller providers, Verizon and INCOMPAS have urged the FCC to make changes.  Read more
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TeleQuality Encourages Data Centers to Help Protect Healthcare Information 

Healthcare organizations experienced a 72% increase in cyber attacks between 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 there were 253 breaches affecting 500 individuals or more with a combined loss of more than 12 million records. Data centers need to recognize the threat facing healthcare data and join in the fight against cyber hacking and ransom. Read more

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Welcome: TeleQuality's 2016 Q1 New Hires!

Our employees are truly what makes TeleQuality a fun and challenging place to work at, and we are proud to introduce our newest additions! Read more

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Bumps Along the Rural Road: Using Telemedicine to Treat Chronic Disease in Rural Communities

“For rural populations, telemedicine has the potential to increase accessibility to providers and specialists who can remotely monitor and treat chronic disease, without the hassle or costs associated with traveling. In many states, telemedicine services are covered by insurance to the same extent as in-person services. It helps eliminate distance barriers to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities,” says Altarum Institute Consultants Kristen De Peña and Kelly A. Sanders. Read more

Americans Age Safely at Home with Telehealth

As more Americans live longer, technologies such as telehealth will enable the nation’s aging population to stay at home while remaining connected to caregivers and healthcare professionals, according to a new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Read more



Nurses Pushing for Telehealth Licensing 

Six states have adopted a licensing compact that would allow nurses to practice telehealth across state lines, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is lobbying more states to follow suit. Read more

Insurers Should Allow More Telehealth Providers in Their Networks to Expand Health Care Access

If insurers incorporated more telemedicine providers into their networks, they could provide more health care access to people, especially those living in rural or underserved urban areas, the Urban Institute reports, but they may need to change regulations to do that. Read more



Telehealth Cost-effective for Diagnosing and Treating Autism Patients

A new University of Iowa study shows that parents with children on the autism spectrum are able to have a specialist address challenging behavior in these children through telemedicine, at less than half of the cost of receiving similar care in person. Read more

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North Country HealthCare - Dr. Bansal Wins Preceptor of the Year

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Lake Regional Health System - Alan Mead Named Lake Regional Physician of the Year

Valley-Wide Health Systems - Grant to Help Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

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