House bill would require national telehealth strategy from feds

Two members of Congress have introduced legislation aimed at advancing telehealth through the development of a plan for adoption and coordination by federal agencies.

The National Telehealth Strategy and Data Advancement Act, sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo and Greg Gianforte, would promote telemedicine within the Department of Health and Human Services by shifting the Office for the Advancement for Telehealth from the Health Resources and Services Administration to the Office of the Secretary.

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