TeleHealth News

 
 

January 25, 2018

 
 

THE VOICE OF TELEHEALTH IN NM

 
 

Reza Ghadimi
       
Legislators need our help
  
Many state legislatures along with New Mexico are now in session. Our lawmakers need our input and help in deciding where to put the limited state money, or at least where not to cut it.
Telehealth, telemedicine and tele-education can help provide great education and healthcare for our people, statewide and nationwide. Many states have passed rulings in favor of the use of these technologies. Our legislators need to be made aware of the benefits it will bring to their constituents. Telehealth, telemedicine, and Tele-education will increase access to specialized healthcare in rural and underserved areas. Our legislators could use our expertise and would welcome help in dealing with the opposition.
In most states, the legislative process is broadcasted or webcasted. You can watch the NM Legislature in action via their webcast as well.
        
Some Health and Medical related bills in the 2018 NM legislature
House Bills: HB16 (ABORTION DECRIMINALIZATION), HB44 (HEALTH PROVIDER CLAIM DENIAL & RECOUPMENT), HB45 (COUNTY & TRIBAL HEALTH NEEDS), HB75 ("BORN ALIVE" DEFINITIONS & MEDICAL CARE), HB76 (PARTIAL-BIRTH & LATE-TERM ABORTIONS), HB104 (RURAL HEALTH CARE TAX CREDIT CHANGES), HB 107 (MEDICAID DD WAIVER SUPPORTS & SERVICES), HB145 (PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT GROSS RECEIPTS), HM5 (FEDERAL LAW TO PROTECT MEDICAL CANNABIS), HM9 (EXPLORE MEDICAID BUY-IN PLAN), HM20 (HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET STABILITY TASK FORCE), HJM2 (LFC PLAN ON INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH)
Senate Bills: SB2 (MEDICAID CHANGES), SB3 (EXPAND MEDICAID FRAUD CONTROL UNIT), SB4 (ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT ACT FUNDING), SB10 (HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT), SB35 (OVERDOSE & MEDICATION COUNSELING), SB73 (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING), SB 75 (MEDICAID & TAXPAYER FRAUD ACTS Changes), SB136 (NURSING COMPACT RULES), SB144 (HEALTH INFO SYSTEM INTEROPERABILITY), SB145 (HEALTH INFO INTEROPERABILITY FUND), SB161 (MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM), SJM4 (OVERWEIGHT BACKPACK HEALTH RISKS)



 
 

In the News:

Today - Free Live Web Event - Today at 1PM Central time
Expanding the Bounds of Care Delivery: 
Integrating Mental, Social, and Physical Health
 
NEJM and Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

100 Years Later: Revisiting the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918  
MPR  

          Opioid Prescribing, Telemedicine among Most Important
Regulatory Topics for State Medical Boards
 
FSMB

VA, 4 health systems to form generic drug
company to address shortages, costs
  
Healthcare IT News 

How to Stop Making Patients Pay the
Price for Poor Communications
 
mHealth Intelligence 

Repairing “Difficult” Patient-Clinician Relationships  
AMA

Updated Recommendations for Hepatitis B
Virus Infection Prevention
 
CDC

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides  
The Washington Post


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Of Interest:

January 23, 1918 was the birthday of pharmacologist Gertrude Elion, She majored in chemistry at Hunter College, but was not successful when she tried to find a job in her field. "Nobody ... took me seriously. They wondered why in the world I wanted to be a chemist when no women were doing that. The world was not waiting for me."
But with World War II came more opportunities for female scientists, and in 1944, she got a job with the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome. It was there that she formed a research partnership with Dr. George Hitchings that lasted more than 40 years. Over the course of her career, Elion developed drugs to treat leukemia, malaria, herpes, and AIDS. She won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1988.


 
 

How can TeleHealth help your Practice:


Consider expanding your practice
to the rural areas of our state
through TeleHealth.
      
    
    
Ask us how.
   
    
Many state laws, including NM,
require insurance companies to
pay for TeleHealth consultation.
 


 
 

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Useful links:

American Telemedicine Association
Assoc. of Clinicians for the Underserved
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Con Alma Health Foundation
Directory of State Medical Boards
Federation of State Medical Boards
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
National Rural Health Association
New Mexico Broadband Program
New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico First
NM Health Resources
NM legislature
Upcoming NM Legislative meetings
NM Medical Board
NM Rural Hospital Network
UNM Center for Telehealth
UNM HSC
UNM Project ECHO
World Health Organization (WHO)
  

 
 

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