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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.


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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.


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People with non-emergency medical issues during Hurricane Irma have a free way to visit with a doctor or nurse over video.

Monday on “First Coast Connect" we talked about education with Duval County School Board member 

Becki Couch and Jacksonville Public Education Fund executive director Trey Csar. We heard about telemedicine with Triage Logic CEO Charu Raheja. Cole Pepper reviewed the Jaguars selections in the NFL draft, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Piotr Szewczyk talked about an upcoming free concert during Wednesday’s Artwalk.  


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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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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.


Charter schools, the Jacksonville Riverwalk, and Common Core are in the headlines today.

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Ernestine Marshall's every move is being watched: morning, noon and night.