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NRTRC is proud to provide you with the most up-to-date Telehealth News. From legislative and regulatory updates, to announcements, here you’ll find everything in the industry you need to stay informed. We will continue to benefit from expanding collaboration and information sharing as our membership list grows.

The Gallup Poll confirmed what we at the NRTRC already knew.

July 09, 2014
The Gallup Poll people conducted a survey ending in December of 2013, asking people across the United States if they thought their state was the best or worst to live in (or somewhere in between). The results confirm what we at NRTRC already knew.

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The Federation of State Mecial Boards' guidelines for an Interstate Licensing Compact

July 02, 2014
The New York Times recently ran an article about the Federation of State Medical Boards’ (FSMB) guidelines for an interstate licensing compact. This is exciting news, especially for Telehealth providers. When the draft legislation is finalized and adopted by states, it means that the onerous licensing burden on healthcare providers will be eased.

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Information is what the NRTRC provides.

June 25, 2014
Information. That’s what we’re here for. Some call us a virtual library, some say we’re an information clearinghouse. However you refer to NRTRC, our primary aim is to share information with and offer assistance to Telehealth networks and providers in our seven-state region. And beyond.

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I Saw the Perfect Reason for Doing Telehealth

June 11, 2014
I took a few days off last week after the ATA conference. Went to the Southern Utah desert to get some sand in my shoes and take some photographs. While I was there, I saw the perfect reason for doing Telehealth.

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The NRTRCs Visit to ATA in Baltimore

May 28, 2014
I wrote last week that we were coming back from the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Here’s a little more detail about what we did

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2014 ATA Wrap-up

May 22, 2014
Howdy, everyone! I’m just wrapping up a three-day visit to the American Telemedicine Association annual meeting in Baltimore and on my way back to Billings. The ATA is an eye-popping meeting with more than 5,000 in attendance and offers the biggest Exhibit Hall dedicated to Telehealth in the world.

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Should practitioners use the free web-based conferencing systems for patient care?

May 14, 2014
The American Psychological Association (APA) has just answered a question I get asked a lot: Should practitioners use the free web-based conferencing systems for patient care? The folks asking the question are generally referring to Microsoft’s Skype or Apples FaceTime products. They’re interesting programs because they are free, easily accessible and offer pretty good quality for the conversation, but are they ‘up to snuff’ when it comes to patient care?

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How can the NRTRC help you grow and develop your Telehealth Program?

May 07, 2014
One of NRTRC's primary objectives is to help Telehealth providers in the region grow and develop their organizations. We do that through a number of means.

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NRTRC Collaborates with Offices of Rural Health

April 30, 2014
I am working with our region's Offices of Rural Health to see how we can work synergistically to expand Telehealth services to our under-served areas.

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Bob's Favorite Telehealth Story

April 09, 2014
I've always told people that Telehealth started a long time ago and that unexpected pilot projects were undertaken long before anyone would expect. One of my favorite stories is about the surgeon in New York City who removed the gall bladder from a patient in Paris, France, using closed circuit television and a device that replicated his hand movements. With today's surgical robots....

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