TeleHealth News


January 21, 2016





The NM Legislature is now in session and struggling with budget and money issues in this 30 days session. Due to reduced oil and gas prices, state revenues are down and as such many of the budgets maybe under the ax. Education and healthcare receive a good percentage of the state coffer and thus would be scrutinized and, with Republicans in control, could see damaging reductions. Yet it is our education and healthcare that contributes to the desirability of businesses to move here. All the tax incentives will not help if company employees see that their families will not be educated well or receive proper healthcare. At times like this, our lawmakers need our input and help in deciding where to put the limited state money. Or at least where not to cut it.

Telehealth and tele-education can help provide great education and healthcare for our citizens, statewide. Our legislatures need to see the advantages of this technology and the benefits it will bring to their constituents and it is our job to make them aware of it. Let's get involved and contact our legislatures and offer them our knowledge and help. They can use our expertise and would welcome help in dealing with the opposition.




In the News

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Washington have introduced
the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact into their state legislatures for consideration.
Health care franchise owners plan nine new stores in New Mexico
Albuquerque Business Journal
Sharing and comparing to defeat emerging diseases
EC Research & Innovation


Of Interest:

In 1616 William Harvey discovered that blood has a flow.

In 1875 Karl Landsteiner was first to notice that blood cannot be transfused randomly. In 1900, he discovered blood types of A, B and O and the science of "Transfusion Medicine" was born. In 1930, he received the Nobel Prize for his discoveries.


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:


The science of hematology is missing from many of our rural communities and they rely on large urban universities and laboratories for their research and education.
Consider expanding your practice of hematology 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

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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