August 19, 2008
We hope you are having a great summer and are looking forward to an exciting year with the AHLA HIT Telemedicine/E-Health Affinity Group (HIT T-eH AG). Our mission statement is as follows:
The HIT T-eH AG will address the many issues related to telemedicine, including technology, regulatory compliance, professional licensing, coverage and billing, and how those issues relate to telemedicine and telehealth. The T-eH AG will also address e-health issues (excluding electronic health records). For example, T-eH AG will address e-prescribing, computer physician order entry, remote patient monitoring, and related developments. The group will coordinate with the EHR Affinity Group when those interests and issues converge.
Let us know whether you have any potential topic areas for member briefings, teleconferences, email alerts, or special projects you think would be of interest to our membership or HIT Practice Group membership generally. We ask each of you to monitor HIT listserve chatter on interesting/complex topics involving telemedicine and e-health to focus our efforts and remain responsive to our members throughout the year. Also, if you have expertise that you would like to share with our members, just drop us a line and let us know.
Some potential topics may include:
- Potential Privacy Issues in Telemedicine
- Globalization of Healthcare and Medical Education (Global Privacy Protection)
- e-Health and Clinical Trials
- e-Prescribing and Physician Compensation
If you are interested in volunteering, please provide us a brief paragraph on your interest and experience in the topical area for which you wish to be considered. In addition, if you know of others who may be interested in becoming a part of the Affinity Group, please forward this message on to them.
We look forward to hearing from you!Amy S. Leopard
Walter & Haverfield LLP
(216) firstname.lastname@example.orgMaryam Khotani