There can be no question that telehealth has gone mainstream. The numbers speak volumes. Telehealth companies have been able to raise almost $500 million since 2007 according to a noted venture capital analyst.
Telemedicine Proposed IBM Rule Requires Physicians Personally to Assess Care Providers Subject to Physician Supervision
This October 22, 2014 posting addresses the proposed telemedicine rule’s requirement that physicians using telemedicine must personally assess the education, training, experience and abilities of each non-physician health care provider who requires physician supervision.
Well before Ron Klain was named as the U.S. Ebola czar, the USG was urging the international community to confront the fact that the world is not ready for a deadly pandemic of any sort, much less one as daunting as Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst medical outbreak of the disease in recorded history.
William Gallagher Associates, a Boston-based insurance broker, has announced the rollout of a new policy to cover Ebola-related losses at hospitals and other healthcare providers involved in primary care emergency treatment.
IBM and Metropolitan Health–one of South Africa’s largest financial services and healthcare companies–recently announced Africa’s first commercial application of IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor (“Watson”).
On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2396, which added language to Business and Professions Code section 480.
On a day when the announcement of the second Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus frightened Americans, Carl Zimmer, the New York Times science journalist and author of the book A Planet of Viruses, provided some much-needed perspective to a Philadelphia audience.
The names and photos of the late Thomas Eric Duncan and his former nurse Nina Pham are all over news media reports of the first cases of Ebola in the United States.
Dr. Jeffrey Levine on his website recently wrote an interesting article about the importance of communication among health care providers using the Ebola case in Texas as an example. Below is the article in full.