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Telehealth Serving the Underserved – Small Town, USA Benefits From Access to Care

According to National Public Radio, “a growing number of Americans [are] turning to telehealth appointments with medical providers in the wake of widespread hospital closings in remote communities, and a shortage of local primary care doctors, specialists, and other providers.” “Remote communities” is an all too relatable term when it comes to the South Central [...]

Guest Blog: Growing Rural Health Access with Telehealth – by Ryan Kelly, Mississippi Telehealth Association

  The majority of Americans, particularly in the southern United States, receive their healthcare through rural health facilities.  These facilities often include rural or critical access hospitals, rural health clinics and/or community health centers, and other rural providers.  Statistics show that rural health is less expensive with greater quality care measures than its urban counterparts, [...]

Travels: Early Spring 2019

Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans… Exciting cities among many stops along the way over the last 30 days promoting telehealth in this beautiful corner of the world…  Though, during this time, we didn’t have an official stop in Mississippi, we did drive through and experience the blessing of its beautiful green and savory scenery on the [...]

Quarterly Thought Conference – Telehealth Tech Panel Discussion

A panel of telehealth tech experts will discuss a variety of topics, including: • Selecting a vendor or service provider • Network considerations • Environmental considerations • IT considerations based on clinical need • Lessons learned Panel participants: • Teague Johnson with UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation • Greg Hall with University of [...]

My Introduction to Telehealth at the 2019 TRC Spring Meeting

Walking into any large group for the first time can be intimidating as well as exciting – different faces, different personalities, different ideas.  And as time goes on, you start to see the deep connections between the group… you start to see where you might have a hopeful future in this group.  This is me [...]

By | March 11th, 2019|Featured, General|0 Comments

Who’s Your TRC?

Do you know your TRC (i.e. Telehealth Resource Center)?  Do you know what services and assistance they can provide not just to your community but across communities and borders? Well, a good place to start is the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC).  Check out their website:  www.telehealthresourcecenter.org. There you will see a conglomeration [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|General, Telehealth|0 Comments