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As another Florida legislative session boots up in Tallahassee this week, lawmakers are set to take another whack at regulating telehealth.


Telehealth Final Report and Legislative Recommendations Approved

Oct 17, 2017
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The state Telehealth Advisory Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a final report and legislative recommendations to remove barriers to the use of telehealth.

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A statewide panel is set Tuesday morning to approve its final recommendations on the use of so-called “distance medicine” in Florida.

Telehealth or telemedicine is when a doctor uses technology to virtually consult with or treat a patient.


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UF Health Jacksonville hospital is getting more than $2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a telemedicine project to treat urban patients with HIV.

Telehealth is the practice of treating patients from a distance using technology like computers, tablets and other platforms.


State Telehealth Panel Inches Closer To Final Recommendations

Oct 5, 2017
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To increase the use of telehealth in Florida, a panel is recommending that insurance companies be required to reimburse health-care providers for telehealth services and that the Legislature authorize participation in interstate “compacts” that make it easier for doctors and other providers to be licensed in a variety of states.

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As a statewide panel of health care experts finalizes recommendations for a telemedicine regulatory framework in Florida, Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) is sponsoring a measure incorporating a number of their initial findings.


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A new state telehealth panel met in Jacksonville Tuesday to begin studying the state of distance medicine in Florida.


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Updated 4 p.m. 7/27

A committee tasked with investigating the best way to implement telemedicine in Florida is starting to take shape.

A 15-member panel mandated by a law passed last January should be in place next year.


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Federal Communications commissioners came to Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic Thursday to discuss telemedicine.

The discussion touched on ways to expand telehealth in rural areas that lack access to reliable Internet.

The biggest roadblock to telemedicine in Florida has more to do with political will than technology.


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Employees of one Jacksonville company will be the first in the region to test-drive a telemedicine kiosk.

By using cameras, Crowley Maritime employees can see a doctor for minor illnesses without ever leaving their workplace.  

Some state lawmakers are trying to expand telemedicine among the general public.