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Blog // Connect Michigan

Michigan House Approves Telemedicine Bills Promoting the Use of Information Technology

By Wil Payton

Doctors and patients will be covered by insurance if they use a high-tech process of diagnosing and treating medical issues under legislation unanimously approved today by the House. 
 HB 5408 and HB 5421, sponsored by Reps. Gail HAINES (R-Waterford) and Matt LORI (R-Constantine) allow the use of telemedicine for medical diagnosis, care and education. Telemedicine uses information technology such as transmission of medical imaging and health informatics data between sites to communicate between patients and medical staff. Extracted from a news release from Michigan House Republicans, via the River County Journal, are the following comments...

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