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  Dale C. Van Demark advises clients in the health industry on strategic transactions and the evolution of health care delivery models. He has extensive experience in health system affiliations and joint venture transactions. Dale also provides counseling on the development of technology in health care delivery, with a particular emphasis on telemedicine. Dale has been at the forefront of advising clients with respect to the globalization of the US health care industry. He advises US and non-US enterprises with respect to the formation of cross-border affiliations and international patient programs. In addition to writing regularly on matters related to his practice, Dale has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on the globalization of health care. Read Dale Van Demark's full bio.

More Federal Legislation Aimed at Expanding Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services


By , , and on Apr 11, 2017
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, General Interest, Telehealth

Late last month, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced Senate Bill 787, the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act (Telehealth Improvement Act), which is focused on expanding Medicare’s currently limited coverage of telehealth services and opportunities for innovation. The Telehealth Improvement Act would require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)...

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Texas to Take a Leap Forward in Telehealth – A Proposed Bill Drops the Controversial In-Person Evaluation Requirement


By , , and on Mar 9, 2017
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth

Texas telehealth requirements will significantly change in the near future if Texas Senate Bill 1107 is passed into law, as it removes the controversial “face-to-face” or in-person consultation requirement to establish a physician-patient relationship and lawfully provide telehealth and telemedicine services within the state. This bill comes after a six-year-long battle between telemedicine stakeholders and...

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Bipartisan Legislation Proposes Telehealth Solutions for Effective Chronic Disease Management


By , and on Nov 28, 2016
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth

Collaborative efforts between congressional offices and various health care stakeholders, as well as the feedback provided in response to the Bipartisan CHRONIC Care Working Group Policy Options Document released in December of 2015, have driven the Senate Finance Committee to introduce a draft of bipartisan legislation known as the CHRONIC Care Act, which seeks to...

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Digital Health: An Improving Environment for Investors


By and on Jul 12, 2016
Posted In General Interest, Mobile Apps, Telehealth

The integration of technology into health care delivery is exploding throughout the health industry landscape. Commentators speculating on the implications of the information revolution’s penetration of the health care industry envision delivery models rivaling those imagined by celebrated science fiction authors, and claim that the integration of information technology into even the most basic health...

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The Rocky Road of Evaluation for Digital Health Tools


By on Jun 22, 2016
Posted In General Interest, Social Media, Telehealth

Recent comments linking digital health tools to so-called “snake oil” has the channels of social media atwitter.  (Add this post to the noise!)  While some may decry the comparison, there is a lot we can learn from that perspective. One of the challenges of broad digital health adoption is the simple fact that digital health...

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States Begin 2016 with the Expansion of Telehealth Services


By , and on Jan 6, 2016
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, General Interest

As we enter into the new year, the health industry continues to see expanded access to telehealth services.  After a whirlwind 2015 in which we saw over 200 telehealth-related bills introduced in 42 states, New York and Connecticut emerge as the first states in 2016 to implement laws that expand patients’ access to telehealth services....

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