Newsletter | May 15, 2012

05.15.12 -- Raise Your Telehealth Stakes; Carts Drive Med Admin Success; RCM Facilitates Online Billing

Healthcare Technology Online
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Raising The Stakes In Telehealth
The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky TeleHealth Network are pushing the envelope of telemedicine, driving reimbursement policy and expanding care. Read more.

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Online Patient Bill Payment Makes Positive Impacts To Healthcare Revenue Cycle
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