TeleHealth News


November 10, 2016




New Mexico TeleHealth Alliance congratulates president elect; Donald Trump on his election victory.

     As healthcare providers, our job is to heal people's ills and injuries, whether physical, emotional or otherwise. Lets unite and help heal our divided nation.
     One very obviously contentious issue in this election was healthcare. As the new administration tries to change the many aspects of the system that the present president worked so hard to put together, our help and opinion will be asked for and demanded. Lets keep the welfare of our patients and fellow citizens in mind as we navigate and weather the coming storm. And let us inform our politicians and legislators that no matter what avenue they chose, telemedicine, telehealth and tele-education are modern cost effective tools that can help overcome many hurdles and ease many pains of the coming transition. [R. G. ]


In the News:

  Click here for our news blog      
Our Executive director; Terry Boulanger placed the following news items on the news blog of our website, yesterday.  It is noteworthy to see what is coming our way:

And in other news:

e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy 
for universal health coverage (UHC)
Pregnant women must be able to access the right care at the right time  
World Antibiotic Awareness Week
14 to 20 November 2016  

For more relevant news checkout our website.


Of Interest:

    According to Wikipedia, accident insurance was first offered in the U S by the Franklin Health Assurance Company of Massachusetts, founded in 1850. Sixty organizations were offering accident insurance in the US by 1866.
     From 1915 to 1920s, efforts to establish compulsory health insurance failed.
     The first employer-sponsored hospitalization plan was created by teachers in Dallas, Texas in 1929. Because the plan only covered members' expenses at a single hospital, it is also the forerunner of today's HMOs.
     In the 1930s, The Roosevelt Administration explored possibilities for creating a national health insurance program. But it abandoned the project because the AMA fiercely opposed it.
     President Truman proposed a system of public health insurance in his November 19, 1945, address.
     Between 1940 and 1960, the total number of people enrolled in health insurance plans grew seven-fold and by 1958, 75% of Americans had some form of health coverage
     President Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law in 1965.
     Obamacare passed the Senate in December 2009 and the House in March 2010. Not a single Republican voted in favor of it either time. According to some reports (CNBC) & (DTN), the rate of uninsured was about 18% before the Affordable Care Act became law. It has dropped to 8.6% in 2016.


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:

Presently hundreds of healthcare
vacancies are listed
by the
NM Health Resources for New Mexico:

Our healthcare system is being
considered for revision, once again.
Our rural population gets affected
these changes the most.
Lets help
them survive the coming
storm of
change. 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. 


Our Sponsors


Useful links:

American Telemedicine Association  
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Con Alma Health Foundation

Federation of State Medical Boards
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
National Rural Health Association
New Mexico Broadband Program
New Mexico Department of Health
NM Health Resources
The NM Dept of Information Technology
NM legislature

Upcoming NM Legislative meetings
NM Medical Board
New Mexico Rural Hospital Network
UNM Center for Telehealth
UNM Project ECHO
World Health Organization (WHO)


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