Licensure and regulation for telemedicine
Written by Patricia King, JD   

Telemedicine, by definition, is medicine at a distance. This raises new issues for physicians and practitioners since licensing is done at a state level.

Telemedicine reimbursement
Written by Patricia King, JD   

Currently, Medicare pays for telemedicine only in limited areas:  the originating site must be located in a rural health professional shortage area, or in a county that is not included in a Metropolitan Statistical Area (Ref. 1).

The basics of telemedicine
Written by Patricia King, JD   

Health reform initiatives at the federal and state level have drawn attention to the challenges our country faces in making cost-effective health care available to all.  Telemedicine is an innovation that has probably not received sufficient attention in the public media, although health policy experts have been interested in its implications for several years.

Telemedicine - innovation in care
Written by Ardena L. Flippin, MD, MBA   

"A cue that we can take from the corporate world would be to further implement the innovation of telemedicine"

In my most recent segment I expressed the desire for actual innovations in healthcare delivery, and not simply health insurance reform. I have since come to the conclusion that innovations will not occur at the federal level, and that we need to consider innovations at the regional, state and/or local level.


Common Diseases

Swine Flu - Updates and information on H1N1 2009 (AKA Swine Influenza) pandemic.

Ankylosing spondylitis - Current protocols for diagnosis and treatment options.

Wegener granulomatosis - Autoimmune etiology and clinical course.

Diabetes - disease and management information, including diagnosis, typical treatment plans and diabetes supplies.


Medical Careers

The US medical jobs market has stayed hot for health care providers. Whether you believe that a provider shortage is in the offing or that the ratio of physicians-to-patients is too high, physician jobs and nursing jobs abound.

A wide variety of medical jobs can be found in the netdoc health care job listings. Particular strengths include permanent and locum tenens physician jobs, nursing jobs across the US, and radiology positions.

Other resources include physician salary information, medical career guidance, and the ability to post physician jobs.


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