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Tom Daschle, With Group Of Former Senators, Focuses On Telehealth Rules

The Washington Post: Daschle, Former Senators Form Alliance To Lobby For New Telehealth Rules
About eight months ago, Daschle, now a senior policy adviser at the law firm DLA Piper, shifted his focus to “telehealth” — a system in which health-care providers examine and treat patients virtually. For instance, instead of driving miles and miles to the nearest health center, a rural patient with a minor allergic reaction might use his iPad to chat by video with an available physician to discuss treatment options. But until state and federal health-care laws evolve to address telehealth, Daschle’s vision of a national network of virtually accessible doctors is far off (Ravindranath, 3/2). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.