Practicing Telemedicine Across State Borders: New Expedited Licenses Permit Physicians to Expand Practice
In a watershed moment for the expansion of telemedicine, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is now processing applications to allow physicians to practice telemedicine across state lines with greater ease.more »
Indiana schools team up to provide better healthcare for students Several school systems in Indiana have collaborated to provide their uninsured students with better healthcaremore »
Three new school-based telehealth clinics are opening in Indiana this week. The effort to increase access to healthcare for children in rural Indiana started when the states first school telehealth clinic opened four months ago in Elwood.more »
The adaptation of telemedicine to resolve access-to-care issues will be better guided by changes in law and government regulations, but the creative use of distance-shortening technology is already going full tilt in Indiana. Program leaders say the recent legislation just gives existing initiatives that much more power to bring needed care to people and situations that previously did without.more »
IRHA director of operations named national NRHA Fellow, joins “elite group of rural healthcare professionals”
Rebecca D. Sanders, director of operations for the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA), has been named as a national 2017 NRHA Fellow, joining an “elite group of rural healthcare professionals,” according to Don Kelso, IRHA executive director.
“NRHA Fellows represent core emerging leadership and champions for rural healthcare in America, and we at IRHA are pleased that Becky was selected for this national honor,” Kelso said. Sanders also presently serves as the program director for the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, which helps advance telehealth operations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.more »
The days of a school nurse are gone in many districts, and you can blame budget issues. A pilot program with Spectrum Health is taking what you see as a school nurse and turning it on its head. It's allowing two Northern Michigan school districts to have someone, through a telehealth setup. Both Big Rapids Public Schools and Reed City Area Public Schools more »
In Crothersville, Ind., every kid in town goes to the same school: 450 students a day, every day -- Kindergarten through 12th grade -- and when one of them gets sick, care falls on the school secretary, Angie Keasler. "I have no professional medical training," Keasler said. "I'll go ahead and give them Ibuprofen or a cough drop, that sort of thing." Keasler says she practices "mom medicine."more »
Nearly two months after launching a pilot program in Elwood, the Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association is expanding its school-based telehealth clinic program to southern Indiana. The Southern Indiana Rural Health Clinic will cover Austin, Crothersville and Southwest Jefferson County Schools, beginning in January.more »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a toolkit to educate providers and patients on how to properly manage chronic pain and the prescription of opioids.more »
On the surface, football and telemedicine technology are two very different ideas. However, if you think about the elements that have made each one a success, they actually share strong undeniable similarities and a commonality of bringing people together. With football season gearing up, we thought we'd share these four things that we think America's favorite sport and telemedicine have in common: - See more at: http://www.amdtelemedicine.com/blog/article/4-things-football-and-telemedicine-have-common?utm_source=AMD+Newsletter_Sept+16+Issue_AMD+database&utm_campaign=AMD+Newsletter%3A+Sept_AMD+database&utm_medium=email#sthash.3kqkMy8O.dpuf
In July, Indiana scored a major win on the telemedicine legislative front. A new telemedicine state statute went into effect which expands the use of telemedicine together with certain prescribing rights (without an in-person office visit).
As of March 25, 2016, there have been 133 telehealth related bills introduced in 30 states across the nation. The most common legislation addresses reimbursement, telehealth professional standards, the need for in-person examinations, prescribing, and cross-state licensing.