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Telemedicine has been a boon to healthcare, especially in rural or underserved areas. However, one of the impediments to a broader implementation is the issue of licensure. Typically, providers can only see patients (including remote visits) in the state in …

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Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County is on a mission. According to their website: “Our mission is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, …

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It’s a Catch 22: patients in remote or rural settings are among those that stand to benefit most from telehealth programs, and yet the areas in which they live are often the least likely to have the basic technology that …

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With the undeniable shift from paper to pixels in the world at large – including the realm of healthcare – there’s an ongoing discussion about cyber-security and protecting consumers’ (and patients’) sensitive information. And ignorance about how to offer that …

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Nearly a year after the department first released proposed changes to the underlying requirements, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month issued a rule finalizing revisions to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records …

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Posted in HIPAA Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance