Licensing Out-of-State Doctors: Half of Medical Boards Perform Poorly | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

Telemedicine embraces technologies as diverse as surgeons operating robots remotely, radiologists reading scanned images remotely, or psychiatrists conducting therapy sessions via videoconference. A new research article in the Telemedicine and E-Health Journal shows how difficult state regulatory barriers are making it for doctors to practice effective telemedicine.

One barrier to effective adoption of telemedicine is that states license physicians, and those licenses are not portable. When physicians seek licenses in other states, they face pointless administrative hassles.

via Licensing Out-of-State Doctors: Half of Medical Boards Perform Poorly | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org.

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