U. of Arizona telemedicine program receives $1.3M grant; MinuteClinic, U. of Oklahoma join forces;

> A $1.3 million federal grant is helping the University of Arizona's telemedicine program to expand its services, the Phoenix Business Journal reports. The grant, which comes from the Office for Advancement of Telehealth, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Health Resources Services Administration, will help to expand the school's Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, which provides telehealth training to providers in five states. Article

> The incorrect importation of a computer file by a collections company led to unnecessary bills being sent to former patients at Folkston, Ga.-based Charlton Memorial Hospital, the Charlton County Herald reports. According to a hospital spokesperson, the collections agency does not have the authority to report anything to credit bureaus, meaning those who received bills won't be negatively impacted. Post

> MinuteClinic and the University of Oklahoma Physicians entered into an agreement this week stating that OU Physicians doctors will serve as medical directors for four MinuteClinic locations in the state. According to an announcement, MinuteClinic and OU Physicians also will integrate electronic medical record systems to streamline communication for patient care. "With patient permission, MinuteClinic will electronically share medical histories and visit summaries with other OU Physicians locations in the state," the announcement says. Announcement

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