TeleHealth News


August 18, 2016




     Last week's article on adopting a rural clinic or hospital attracted some interest as it pointed at the benefits that would befall both the rural and urban establishments. Of interest was an e-mail we received from the
          Director of Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
          Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
          5600 Fishers Lane, 17W52 - Rockville, MD 20857 - P(301)-945-3987
     It indicated that "other than benefiting rural, there is an even more practical reason to partner with rural. An urban medical center that partners with 2 rural clinics can get up to ~$70k/yr in USF support (or unlimited if under 400 beds) in broadband funding, in addition to what is obtained for the rural clinics." This should be a great incentive for many urban medical centers to partner and adopt a rural health center.
     We are please that our ideas and suggestions are attracting not only local but national attention as well. So we will leave you to give it more thought and hope to hear that many of you have started exploring the possibility of a partnership with a rural healthcare organization in your area.


In the News:

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Personalized medicine

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China Daily News

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Of Interest:

    Dr. Michael Shadid established the first cooperatively owned and operated hospital in the United States on August 13, 1931. Shadid, a Lebanese immigrant, knew how hard it was for the poor to get good health care.
     Using the Oklahoma tradition of farm cooperatives as his model, Shadid designed a cooperative hospital that would be supported by the farmers' annual membership fees. Doctors would be paid a salary and in return they would provide healthcare.
     New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the Union. We are 36th in population with roughly 2.1 million people. 67% of New Mexicans live in rural towns and communities, yet less than 17% of healthcare providers serve them. But we can provide them with the state of the art healthcare through telehealth.


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:

Presently the following vacancies are listed by
NM Health Resources for New Mexico:
208 Physicians, 40 Dentists, 67 Advanced Practice Nurses,
6 Pharmacists, 21 Physician Assistants, 8 Psychologists,
64 Nurses, 90 Other various professions, mostly behavioral health related.

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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