Telemedicine & E-health
The use and sharing of electronic medical records, the transmission of health care information by electronic communications, and E-health are some of the hottest issues in health care today. With the enactment of the HITECH Act on the federal side and numerous initiatives at the state level, all health care providers will need to use electronic medical records over the next few years. Arent Fox has a long history as a leader in this area, frequently assisting clients in licensing, contracting, advertising, fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and privacy issues that arise in the E-health world.
In recent months, a number of bills have been introduced or passed in Congress that would ease federal health care programs’ restrictions on telehealth. Currently, Medicare has strict limitations on telehealth. But bipartisan groups of Senators have introduced two bills seeking to expand telehealth services covered by Medicare.
* This article was originally published by Health Law Daily.
Arent Fox partner Sarah Bruno recently published a very interesting alert on new privacy and cybersecurity challenges facing the automotive industry in the age of autonomous vehicles, syncing software, and wearable devices that interact with your vehicle.
Telemedicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade, moving beyond teleradiology to include a broad range of specialties such as neurology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. However, this expansion has not been without controversy, as highlighted by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent adoption of guidance for the ethical practice in telemedicine.
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