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Virginia passes proactive legislation to protect telemedicine for eye care

Original by: Jonah Comstock March 06, 2017 Reposted by: Physician Licensing Service March 10, 2017 This article has been updated with comments from Opternative and the Virginia House of Delegates.     In stark contrast to the law that past last year in South Carolina, the state of Virginia has proactively passed a pro-telemedicine bill that […]

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Telemedicine backpack helps bring doctor’s care to low connectivity areas

  By Jonah Comstock February 14, 2017 Re-posted by: Physician Licensing Service February 27, 2017       The promise of telemedicine is ‘care anywhere’, but what happens when ‘anywhere’ is an area with little to no connectivity or reception? Lexington, Massachussets-based SwyMed is looking to tackle that conundrum with its DOT Telemedicine Backpack, unveiled today […]

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Telemedicine-Friendly FAST Act Heads Back to Congress

Legislators have resubmitted a bill that would remove rural limits and expand Medicare coverage of telestroke services nationwide. Proponents say the bill could save the lives of millions of stroke victims. Image source: ThinkStock Original posted by: Eric Wicklund – Editor – ewicklund@xtelligentmedia.com Reposted by: Physician Licensing Service.   February 17, 2017 – Congress is set to […]

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When flu cases rise, physicians start making more (virtual) house calls

                            Telemedicine is the new wave in patient-provider relationships. It has taken on a large share of the ongoing flu epidemic. Jupiterimages Thinkstock images   BY CRAIG SAILOR csailor@thenewstribune.com JANUARY 27, 2017 11:00 AM Reposted by Physician Licensing Service   The ongoing influenza epidemic […]

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Puerto Rico fights back doctors’ exodus granting them huge tax incentive

HEALTH Published January 10, 2017 – FoxNews.com Reposted by Physician Licensing Service In an attempt to prevent more doctors from leaving, and perhaps even pull back the hundreds gone over the last couple years, the new governor of Puerto Rico has included in his first package of bills a measure that is basically a lifesaver for […]

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Telemedicine In Schools Helps Keep Kids In The Classroom

Many states are experimenting with telemedicine to address health disparities that can depress student achievement.     THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS Veronica DeSimone, the school nurse at Ducketts Lane Elementary in Elkridge, Maryland, has conducted nearly 25 telemedicine visits with doctors this school year. Telemedicine is becoming more common in schools across the country.   […]

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How to set up a telemedicine practice

As more hospitals move from fee-for-service to value-based payment models that reward providers for keeping costs low, telemedicine offers a valuable tool for achieving that goal. Smartphones are everywhere, internet connections are faster and consumers are eager to engage with doctors on their own time from the convenience of their home or office. According to […]

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Telemedicine Market Size to Reach USD 113.1 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

NEWS PROVIDED BY Grand View Research, Inc.  Dec 06, 2016, 05:30 ET Original post found here. Reposted Dec 29, 2016 by Physician Licensing Service.   The global telemedicine market is expected to reach USD 113.1 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Key drivers of the market include increasing incidences of chronic conditions […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from everyone at Physician Licensing Service

A heartfelt seasons greetings and thank you to all of the physicians, hospitals, and medical groups that we work with in North America and all over the world. May this season of giving find you happy and healthy with opportunities abound.   Our services have helped physicians for over 20 years to outsource the labor […]

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Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy

(Reuters Health) – Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that’s just as good by videoconference. Original post by: By Shereen Lehman –  HEALTH NEWS | Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 12:36pm EST   Researchers compared home-delivered prolonged exposure therapy – which helps patients […]

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