Pill Mill Crackdown Endangers Telepsych Program
Another branch of government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently awarded Mission Hospital $419,000 to expand its telehealth program in largely rural western North Carolina.
"It's a win to the local clinic or hospital, because they won't be boarded up, because they're seeing patients, and it's a win for us because we're able to provide that care more efficiently throughout the region."
With four member hospitals already participating, and three hospitals to be added in the next year, Mission Hospital's robot-powered remote consults deserve continued support, not to get tangled up in the pill mill controversy.
Now, how about putting in some tougher licensing for online pharmacies in Florida?
Scott Mace is senior technology editor at HealthLeaders Media.
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