TeleHealth News


June 9, 2016




    If Music is the universal language, Medicine is the universal vocation. Just as one can strap a guitar to his shoulder and travel the world and be listened to, a medical vocation of any kind would be welcomed all over the world. I have sat next to company CEOs on an airplane whom upon learning of my vocation, were eager to share with me their medical issues and ask for advise. And I have been to small villages without running water or electricity, on Mexican mountain tops, or a hard to get to island in the middle of the ocean to be equally welcomed. The need for healthcare is universal. We do not hurt in Spanish or Chinese. Diabetes does not have shades of French or Indian. Our children don't cry in Swahili or Portuguese. We are welcomed and our services sought after because there is a need. Just as Brahms, Beethoven or Rodriguez sooth the senses equally in Europe, Asia or Africa, our medical ability eases the discomfort of many everywhere. Even musicians occasionally need medical help.
    So it is indeed a pleasure to see new medical schools open and students graduate from dental, medical, or nursing schools. The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is a new addition to the New Mexico medical scene. First classes start in August and that is overwhelmingly good news. Our sincerest congratulations to NM State University and the Burrell family for bringing to fruit such a great endeavor. Now we need a Dental School and a college of Veterinary Medicine to compliment our medical schools (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!).
     In all of this telehealth plays an ever more important role.


In the News:

Please note that our website is updated regularly with important news and legislative changes.

The News section of our website is now in an interactive blog format.
The 24th Annual New Mexico Health Resources Provider Retreat 
June 17 – 18, 2016 in Taos.  
For a brochure goto .  
Register for
Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Showcase 
June 21-22, 2016
– Phoenix, AZ
It is "National Men's Health Month" - Men Can Make Health a Priority   
Telemedicine goes more mainstream, but cost remains obstacle  
USA Today  
Specialty preferences before and after med school
AMA Wire
Mental health access lags despite wider insurance coverage   
  Four new countries stop mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis  


Of Interest:     

    It was on this day in 1870 that Charles Dickens died of a stroke. His tomb is inscribed with the words "He was a sympathizer to the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed ..."

     Mark Twain took his famous European trip on this day in 1867. In Innocents Abroad, he wrote: "The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad." And: "In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language."


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:

Presently the following vacancies are listed by
NM Health Resources for New Mexico:

200 Physicians, 38 Dentists, 66 Advanced Practice Nurses, 5 Pharmacists, 21 Physician Assistants, 10 Psychologists, 54 Nurses, 85 Other various professions, mostly behavioral health related.
Be a sympathizer to the poor, the suffering, and the needy.  No matter what language you speak, your services are welcomed and needed. 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
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Con Alma Health Foundation

Federation of State Medical Boards
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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