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October 2018

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TeleQuality Launches Hosted VoIP Solution Tailored to Healthcare Organizations

TeleQuality is excited to announce we're now offering ENA SmartVoice, a highly resilient, cloud-based VoIP solution, to our healthcare customers.

ENA SmartVoice is an enterprise-grade VoIP designed for healthcare organizations to help streamline communications, cut costs, and introduce a new level of efficiency, security, and connectivity that traditional phone services just can’t deliver.

Discover ENA SmartVoice today by reading our press release and visiting our solution page.

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Need a Better Phone Solution? Discover ENA SmartVoice

Outdated phone system getting you down?

Visit our blog to explore how ENA SmartVoice can help you overcome the challenges, limitations, and increasing costs that come with managing an outdated communication system.

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How to Increase Your Profits With Network Connectivity Investments

Rising patient demand. Short-handed staff. Escalating costs. Shrinking reimbursement rates. Fierce competition.

How do you ensure you're making every dollar count in such a complicated healthcare landscape? Discover our newest blog post that explores how the right network solutions can increase your organization's ROI and profits.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all of our newsletter readers! We hope you have a spooktacular night full of tricks and treats!

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Industry News

Kaiser Permanente Sees Good Results With Video-Based Telehealth

mHealth Intelligence (10/16/18)- Eric Wicklund

Researchers with the California-based health system found high patient satisfaction rates and positive outcomes in an analysis of video-based telehealth encounters between 2015 and 2017. Read the full results in this mHealth Intelligence article.

Newly Released: Updated & Redesigned Fall 2018 Edition of the 50 State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report

Center for Connected Health Policy (Fall 2018)

An updated Fall 2018 edition of CCHP’s “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” Report is available! The Fall 2018 edition offers policymakers, health advocates, and other interested health care professionals a freshly redesigned compendium of state telehealth laws, regulations, and Medicaid policies. Read the full report and discover changes to your state's policies here.

FCC Chief Touts mHealth Advances During Connected Health Keynote

mHealth Intelligence (10/19/18)- Eric Wicklund

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai noted federal efforts to boost broadband expansion and bring telehealth and telemedicine to bear on the opioid abuse epidemic during an appearance at the Connected Health Conference. Read his remarks in this mHealth Intelligence piece.

Top 5 Reasons Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are the Future of Mental Health

Becker's Health IT & CIO Report (10/22/18)- Derek Richards

While telehealth isn’t a new concept, it’s increasingly becoming a more popular option for delivering behavioral healthcare services. With telehealth, primary care physicians – nearly half of which treat mental health conditions – now have another viable option: online cognitive behavioral therapy, or iCBT. Here are five reasons why online cognitive behavioral therapies are the future of mental health.

Legal Barriers are Limiting Telehealth's Reach, Experts Say

Fierce Healthcare (10/5/18)- Rose Meltzer

Is telehealth really "care anywhere"? Not always, said legal experts at the 2018 Public Health Law Conference. Read their remarks about how legal barriers are limiting telehealth's reach in this Fierce Healthcare article.

A Community-Based Approach to Rural Health Research

National Rural Health Association (9/21/18)

Research in rural primary care and health professions education can inform decisions and transform the way we approach rural practice. Providing opportunities for medical students and health professionals to collaborate, share information, and find solutions is essential to the future of rural health. Discover how The Collaborative for Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP) is changing rural care in this National Rural Health Association blog post.

This Startup Connects Patients With Rides to the Hospital in Rural Communities

Hypepotamus (10/8/18)- Muriel Vega

For many patients, just getting to their doctor’s appointments is an uphill battle. Medical or cost restrictions may make public transportation and ride sharing not a viable option. Nearly 4 million adults and children with chronic conditions miss or delay medical appointments each year, because they don’t have a ride.

Explore how one startup is changing the game by connecting patients with rides to hospitals in rural communities in this Hypepotamus feature.

Conference News

Come See Us at the Following Conferences in November

Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT) 2018 Annual Conference

Pigeon Forge, TN
November 14-16, 2018


The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers (ACHSP) 2018 Member Conference

Phoenix, AZ
November 29-30, 2018


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Customer Announcements

Funding Deadlines

RHC Program News for October

Here is the latest news, timely resources, and helpful reminders for the month of October.
It includes important information about the Funding Cap Order, important reminders for FY2018,
and information about new resources and trainings.

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