TeleHealth News


December 24, 2015





A Message from our Chairman


As we find ourselves immersed in the holiday season, this is a time to reflect upon our blessings, challenges, and opportunities for the future. Your involvement and passion for telehealth being used to improve the healthcare and quality of life for people around the world is, indeed, a blessing.
Being able to effectively use telehealth is also, in deed, a challenge but worthy of our efforts and persistence as we look to see telehealth become part of our transforming healthcare systems, tools that can increase patient centered access to care, improve health outcomes, and decrease costs without sacrificing quality of care (the corner stones of the "Triple Aim").
Together, we have an incredible opportunity to use telehealth to improve health around the world using these evolving information and communication technologies; thinking globally but acting locally. Here's to an amazing new year for telehealth and your opportunity to truly make a difference!
With kind regards, Dale Alverson, MD, Chairman of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance.

Merry Christmas to All





In the News   


2015 World Health Snapshot
Five for ’15: Public Health and You
NRHA endorses Save Rural Hospitals Act



Of Interest:  

Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ in 350 AD.
St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century AD in a place called Myra in Asia Minor (now called Turkey).
Saint Francis Assisi made Christmas Carols an important part of the church services in 1223.
Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
Christmas was declared an official holiday in the US in 1870.
Oklahoma was the last state to declare Christmas a holiday, in 1907.


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.




Our Sponsors


Useful Links:

American Telemedicine Association
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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