John Graham of the National Center for Policy Analysis writes a column in Forbes warning against congressional overreach as telemedicine moves forward across the nation. The article is printed below; the Forbes link is here
First, Do No Digital Harm: Regulating Telemedicine
By John Graham
Telemedicine, whereby physicians use email, phone, text, or video for prescribing
and consultations, is growing rapidly. Seeking to encourage faster uptake of telemedicine, many well-intentioned parties are prodding Congress to take actions which will likely have harmful unintended consequences.
So far, Congress has done well. With respect to regulating actual devices, the 21st Century Cures Act
, passed by the House in 2015 with overwhelming bipartisan support, is forward thinking. If passed into law,…