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International Telehealth


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International Telehealth: I have a client in Paris and another in Florida for the winter. I am in Ohio and Skype seems to be the only alternative — do you know of another service?

TBHI has a growing Buyer’s Guide for all types of technology. See TBHI’s Buyers Guide for names and links to HIPAA-compliant video platforms. Be mindful that HIPAA says you also need to get a Business Associate’s Agreement (BAA) from the vendor you select. Another important issue is whether or not you are in compliance with Ohio and Paris law, as well as your professional association’s ethical requirements. You may want to consult both your state and Parisian licensing boards, and the ethics office for your professional association. In the TBHI Certificate training programs, we review a number of pending bills that support international telehealth. Contact the Center for Connected Health Policy for details of these pending bills and write to your legislators to ask them to support the legislation. Voice your support.

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