Senate passes Project ECHO bill, aiming to boost care access for rural populations through telehealth training

From Fierce Healthcare:

A new federal law is another step forward for telehealth, which has from the start run up against regulatory and credentialing barriers: The Senate unanimously approved the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act yesterday.

U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the bill, which aims to increase access to healthcare in rural areas though Continuing Medical Education focused on telehealth technology.

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