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Telemedicine legislation to be revisited


By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and a leading provider of telemedicine were at odds earlier this year over who would set the rules for the practice. In the end, it was a draw. A Teladoc Inc.-backed measure sailed through the House but stalled out in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was designed to modernize rules ...

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TeleHealthOne bringing its services to fred’s Pharmacy stores

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Staff Report Fred’s Pharmacy stores across Mississippi are adding video-based health care to their offerings. TeleHealthOne, a less than 2-year-old Canton provider of telemedicine services, has teamed with fred’s Inc. to extend the company’s video health services to customers of the pharmacies. Private space will be set aside in the stores for people with minor ailments to receive a video ...

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HU MEENA — Now Streaming: The digitization of U.S. health care

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Today’s society will be remembered as the first wave of instant access culture. Need proof? There are ghosts of companies wandering the corporate graveyard, howling at the moon because they couldn’t keep up with our thirst for immediacy. “I went to Blockbuster” is now a primitive expression, akin to “Hand me the phonebook,” or “Me, Tarzan. You, Jane.” Disruptive services ...

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Telemedicine bill stalls out in Senate committee

By Jack Weatherly A telemedicine bill that sailed through the Mississippi House of Representatives did not make it out of Senate committee in time to be voted on in this session of the Legislature. House Bill 1178 was designed to modernize rules for the practice of telemedicine beyond the one-page law passed in 1997. The latest legislation was strongly opposed ...

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Telemedicine bill sails through House, awaits Senate vote

Legislation that would establish ground rules for the practice of telemedicine roared through the Mississippi House of Representatives and a version of it is in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was approved by the lower chamber 103-17 and was sent to the Senate Public Health and Welfare. The legislation is a result of telemedicine companies and businesses that were concerned ...

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Canton drugstore — the state’s oldest — is pioneer in walk-in video health care clinics

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Mississippi’s oldest drug store is the launching pad for one of the state’s newest healthcare endeavors. Mosby’s Drug Store, founded in Canton by three Mosby brothers in 1843, is the first in a string of walk-in telehealth clinics that telehealthONE will put in rural parts of Mississippi in the coming months and years. It’s a new avenue for Mississippi-based telehealthONE ...

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St. Dominic offering new telemedicine service to physicians

One Mississippi hospital is providing a health service to physicians across the state, and the doctors will not even have to leave their office to take advantage of the offering. St. Dominic’s expanded partnership with REACH Health Inc. connects lung specialists with acute care pulmonary patients – such as those suffering from collapsed lungs, severe asthma attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

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DRA, UMMC bringing telehealth center; to create 200 jobs

JACKSON — A new telehealth delivery and education center will provide Mississippians with access to affordable, quality health care as well as expand medical training to providers, according to a joint news release from the Delta Regional Authority and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Center leaders estimate that the new Mississippi Delta Healthcare Workforce and Technology Project will create ...

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