As stated in an earlier blog post, it’s almost impossible to know for sure if Skype is HIPAA compliant for these reasons: Skype is proprietary software, so we do not have ready access to behind-the-scenes information. HIPAA was intentionally written …
TeleMental Health Blog
While HIPAA may be intentionally vague to allow for technological change over time, that intentional vagueness can leave the average practitioner seeking to deliver mental health services scratching his or her head.
Back in 1910, automobiles were just beginning to be mass-produced, roads were not paved, driver’s licenses were not issued, and people were experimenting with their new automobiles by driving everywhere they could, along dirt roads, over fields, any yes, into ditches.
In a press release on their website, AT&T announced on November 4, 2010 that they have committed resources to developing a range of specialized services using technology to improve health care and reduce medical costs.
While Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement is available for telehealth and telemedicine, resources to help us access this information is not well organized or easily accessible online yet. I’ve compiled these sources, and am happy to post the ones I’ve found here, but please add to them by commenting below if you can.
A recent article by Molly Merril discusses the release of a recent report about how health care organizations are using social networking sites with groups of patients online.
Whether you’re trying to develop a policy statement for your staff or need wording for your patient consent form, this Ohio State Medical Association document might be helpful. Here’s how to find the original document. Go to: http://www.osma.org/ and run …
You can’t download images you find in a Google search or other public source on-line and use them for your own web site, blog, book cover, product, etc. Doing so may, and usually does, violate a copyright of the person who originally created the image. As professionals, such pirating could be especially troublesome with regard to legal entanglements or penalties for us.
California Telehealth Network ‘s $30 million project, co-funded by the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Health Care Pilot Program,