TeleHealth News


June 8, 2017




    Marcus Tullius Cicero(106 BC - 43 BC), the great Roman politician said; "What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach our youth?"
     Indeed! There is no greater way for people to remember us than as a teacher, coach or mentor. For in the practice of healthcare, every encounter teaches us something about humanity as well as medicine. Parting with that knowledge to our students and colleagues - young and old - should be the goal of us all.
    I was going to write an essay about the benefits of teaching but in the interest of not sounding pedantic, I will just beg your discretion to consider passing your wisdom to others. If all of us learn from all the best of us, there will be less healthcare provider shortage. Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education provide us the tools to be that teacher, coach and mentor to many around the world. The road that has brought us to this day may have been smooth or rough, but now that we know the way, it will be easy to show it to others. As Bernard Shaw said; "I am not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you." [ R. G. ]


In the News:

No one should die because they live too far from a doctor  

What happens to telemedicine if we lose net neutrality?  
Healthcare Dive

Sharing data between researchers too often an
afterthought in rare disease work
EU Research & Innovation

Veterans Affairs secretary announces new
electronic health record system

CBS News

The Other Victims of the Opioid Epidemic  

Fighting for Funding  

Plague Case in Santa Fe County Man  

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Of Interest:

    Many scientists, physicians and other great people in history had handicaps, like deafness, or other physical disabilities, yet they were ardent teachers and their contribution to humanity was immense.
    Here are some examples; Thomas Edison (Deaf), Norwegian Astronomer, Olaf Hassel (Deaf), French scientist, Charles Henri Nicolle, who discovered the mechanism of transmission of Typhus through body lice (Deaf).
     The father of Astronautics, Konstantin Eduardovic Tsiolkovsky (Deaf). Charles Bonnet. (Deaf), Australian chemist; Sir John Warcup (Deaf), Swedish chemist; Gustaf Ekeberg (Deaf), Bacteriologist; Gideon E. Moore (Deaf), Bacteriologist; Anthony Hajna (Deaf). And lets not forget the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.


How Can TeleHealth Help Your Practice:

Be a mentor and teacher to a
colleague far from you. 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 Project ECHO
World Health Organization (WHO)


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