Legal and Regulatory Hurdles Confronting Telemedicine Podcast

Legal and Regulatory Hurdles Confronting Telemedicine.

Date: March 1, 2011

Telemedicine encompasses the use of technology to monitor patients remotely, store clinical data, or facilitate real-time communication between patients and providers.  In this podcast we examine some of the regulatory issues and other barriers preventing the faster expansion of telemedicine in the U.S.; including licensure, Internet/telemedicine prescribing, confidentiality and privacy of patient information, reimbursement and coding, and legal liability.

Greg Billings; Senior Government Relations Director; Drinker Biddle and Director of the Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law

Bio: Greg Billings is a senior government relations director in the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group.  Greg works primarily with the health care arena, representing and advising telehealth and remote monitoring providers, medical simulation training organizations, and nonprofit health systems. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law.