Nov. 4, 2010--The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL), the nation's premier legal and regulatory telehealth organization, today announces the launch of the first comprehensive website to address detailed legal and regulatory telehealth issues. The site, www.ctel.org, will serve as the most current and relevant legal and regulatory telehealth resource for the industry, as well as offering more complex and specialized information for CTeL members.
"The launch of this website is an important step in broadening efficacy and reach for telehealth practitioners and for all those who support telehealth and e-Health efforts," said CTeL Senior Director Greg Billings. "We are confident that this website will provide critical legal and regulatory answers to health care providers, corporations, law firms, researchers, insurance companies and others working in and with the telehealth arena."
In addition to numerous resources including fact sheets, briefing memos, reports and white papers, the website will include comprehensive reports detailing laws and regulations for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as they impact the delivery of telehealth. Through an interactive licensing map, physicians providing services via telehealth will be able to research how to meet out-of-state licensing and prescribing requirements - information that is vital to the practice of telemedicine.
"This website is the natural culmination of CTeL's 15 years of work in support of telehealth & e-Health law," said CTeL President Robert Sprang. "With the website active, all those who work in the telehealth field will have at their disposal a dedicated resource to instantaneously address concerns and questions and to stay informed on critical telehealth issues."
According to CTeL, the site will utilize social media components including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and LinkedIn to keep users engaged and up-to-date on the most important issues, legislation, decisions and cases impacting the telehealth field. The site will also host virtual Tele-Town Halls, which will serve as live, interactive forums, allowing members to discuss emerging telehealth issues and have questions answered by telehealth experts.
The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law enjoys a national reputation as one of the preeminent organizations in the field of telehealth and e-Health-related issues and benefits from a Board of Directors comprising leaders within the telehealth community. Since its founding in 1995, CTeL has focused on policy changes that will advance the field of telehealth for the benefit of all Americans. CTeL also offers its members access to legal research and consulting services through CTeL's membership benefit packages.