How Do You Get Started with Telepractice? An Expert Tells All.

It’s no secret that teletherapy helps provide school districts, healthcare organizations, and patients across the U.S. access highly-qualified professionals who would otherwise be outside of their geographic reach. However, clinicians who have gotten into telepractice on their own have found that, although technology allows them to easily connect with their clients and patients across state

Physicians in India Utilize Telemedicine to Diagnose and Treat Rural Population

According to a recent World Bank study India is the world’s second most populace country with over 1.1 billion people currently residing in the nation. In 1983, India initiated its first National Health Policy with an ambitious goal to provide Health for All by the year 2000 through comprehensive primary health care services. However, given

H.R. 2068: Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2009

The debate over health care reform in Washington has been one of the most highly debated acts of legislation our country has seen in recent memory. Many members of congress believe that the expansion and increased Medicare reimbursement of Telemedicine programs throughout the country are key parts of this reform. Only about 20% of the

Pilot Program Helps Rural Schools Deliver Speech-Language Therapy

The University of North Carolina Greensboro have been running a federally funded TeleSpeech Therapy pilot program for the past two years. Due to the extreme shortage of speech-language pathologists especially in the state’s rural areas, videoconferencing over the internet allows school districts with limited personnel to access trained SLPs to treat their students. The therapy

Telemedicine Gains Funding for Treating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Center for Disease Control is estimating that the rates of autism in young children are on the rise and that 1 in every 150 children are diagnosed with Autism. With the help of government funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more parents are gaining access to online tutorials and general information related

Korean Government Embraces Telemedicine

The Korea IT Times reported on August 11, 2009 that the Korean government has announced amendments that would allow more people to utilize telemedicine for medical treatments. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs is targeting its telemedicine program at the 4.7 million people who live in places where medical services are not usually

Canada’s Telemedicine Network Treats Hundreds of Patients

A 2009 Gartner Report indicates that telemedicine has been a tremendous success in the province of Ontario, Canada. From 2008 to 2009, more than 2,008 clinicians conducted 70,600 telemedicine sessions using the Ontario Telemedicine Network. The Ontario Telemedicine Network estimates that these videoconferencing sessions have saved patients millions of kilometers of travel. Moreover, they have

Telemedicine Helps Rural SLPs Diagnose Dysphagia

In a 2006 ASHA Leader article, Kristy Potter, a speech-language pathologist in rural Kansas, asserts that telemedicine technology has helped her complete numerous videoswallow evaluations and provide more comprehensive care for her patients. She admits that prior to using telemedicine, she was not confident in diagnosing patients for dysphagia. She was often the only SLP