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Senate Unanimously Passes Telemedicine Legislation

By January 26, 2017 October 18th, 2019 No Comments

-MHealth Intelligence

A telemedicine program born at the University of New Mexico is set to become a national model for pushing healthcare into remote and underserved regions.

The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 97-0 vote S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act. The bill places UNM’s five-year-old groundbreaking Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on a national stage, setting the wheels in motion for a national network of hub-and-spoke telemedicine platforms to provide education and collaboration opportunities for healthcare providers in hard-to-reach areas.

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