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TeleGenetics Conference Breaks New Ground


Last week, genetics counselors and geneticists from around the country entered new territory: TeleGenetics. These health professionals converged in Little Rock, AR and Tucson, AZ and were connected by interactive video to faculty from both sites as well as Hawaii and Kansas. The two day conference taught geneticists and genetics counselors how to provide their services […]


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Physician’s Interstate Compact Language Finalized


The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has finalized their language for the proposed compact as of September 5, 2014. The goal of the compact is to improve the process for physicians desiring a license in multiple states while developing an overall process that is safe for patients and sensible for board administration. This compact […]


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Your Child is Sick; Could You Come Pick Him Up?


Imagine for a minute that your child’s school is calling you at work. They are calling to let you know that your son is in the nurse’s office, and he is complaining that he does not feel well. This, if you are a parent of a school-aged child, is probably not that hard to imagine. […]


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Notes from the Road – Mississippi Rural Health Association Conference – Jackson, MS


Our Advisory Council member, Ryan Kelly, and his team at the Mississippi Rural Health Association, put on a great conference! We made a lot of new friends in Mississippi this week! There were 150 attendees at this year’s Mississippi Rural Health Conference. Many have already seen Telemedicine at work and are hopeful that Telemedicine will […]


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Notes from the Road – Jefferson Comprehensive Care, Pine Bluff, AR


This past Friday we brought training to the fabulous staff at Jefferson Comprehensive Care in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  This group is eager to get started using their equipment – including for meetings with their other locations!  This equipment is going to bring specialty care to their patients and allow them to save travel time and […]


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Notes from the Road – A Tour of Mississippi


We spent an amazing four days in Mississippi last week!  We started our adventure with a trip to Starkville to visit our good friend, Chip Templeton, at the Mississippi State University Extension Service.  We were given the opportunity to present our Telehealth 101 presentation and had a great Q&A session with attendees.  One thing was […]


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Telemedicine is Gaining Ground!


Twenty-one states now mandate private insurance coverage, which doubles the number of states over the past two years. Now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved several requests by the American Telemedicine Association to expand healthcare services eligible for reimbursement. Coverage has been proposed for medical services, remote testing, and non-face-to-face chronic […]


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Webinar: Broadband for Safety Net Providers


For many of you classified as safety net providers there is a upcoming webinar you will want to attend titled, “USDA Broadband Progams for Safety Net Providers.” It’s particularly of interest to those in the South Central Region because two of the presenters are from Arkansas’ Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Presentation Title: ”USDA […]


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Telehealth Research Roundup September-October 2013


In this month’s Telehealth Research Roundup, we highlight diverse research topics like weight management, remote monitoring, tele-dental programs and data from walk-in telemental health clinics. If you have any interesting research articles you can recommend for the Roundup, let us know in the comment field below. Efficient image acquisition design for a cancer detection system […]


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Telehealth Training Courses – Advanced Track


You might already be familiar with our comprehensive telehealth training courses. If you want a comprehensive telehealth education, you should take all six courses. If you can’t do all six you can break the list of six courses down to two tracks of three courses each: An Introductory Track and an Intermediate to Advanced Track. […]


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Telehealth Training Courses – Introductory Track


You might already be familiar with our comprehensive telehealth training courses. If you want a comprehensive telehealth education, you should take all six courses. If you can’t do all six you can break the list of six courses down to two tracks of three courses each: An Introductory Track and an Intermediate to Advanced Track. […]


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Research Roundup – Telemedicine and Telehealth research, July 2013


It’s important to keep abreast of research and evaluation going on in our field of telemedicine and telehealth. It’s easy to find out about vendor-driven news releases and white papers yet somewhat more difficult to find useful peer-reviewed research on telemedicine. With that we begin a new recurring blog post series, the LearnTelehealth Research Roundup. […]


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School Telehealth


School TeleHealth programs are growing in number as a way to serve school-aged children in underserved areas. Those who seek information about how to develop a program frequently have difficulty finding resources for project development. One of the SCTRC partners, the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, is hosting an event on November 6 that may be […]


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Telemedicine is Gaining Ground!


Twenty-one states now mandate private insurance coverage, which doubles the number of states over the past two years. Now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved several requests by the American Telemedicine Association to expand healthcare services eligible for reimbursement. Coverage has been proposed for medical services, remote testing, and non-face-to-face chronic […]


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2013 Video Year in Review


  As we approach the end of another year we wanted to look back to some highlights from 2013 at LearnTelehealh. Our Top Videos of the Year LearnTelehealth Featured Site Series Our staff multi-media specialist, Brian Lee, produced some great videos in 2013 leading off with the “Featured Site” series. The series was produced to […]


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Free Webinar, Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine


Don’t miss this weeks free telehealth webinar from the National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers titled, “Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine.” Presentation Title: “Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine” When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM Central To Join Webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/sbtelehealth/ This presentation, given by noted telemedicine expert and a former president of the American Telemedicine Association, […]


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South Central Telehealth Forum 2014 – Save the Date!


We are excited to announce planning has begun for the 2nd Annual South Central Telehealth Forum presented by UAMS Center for Distance Health and the South Central Telehealth Resource Center! Make your plans now to join us in Downtown Little Rock on May 8-9, 2014 at The Doubletree Hotel. …More details coming soon!


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Teledermatology presentation from Dr. Chris Schach


Please join us for our Quarterly Thought Conference on October 15 at 3:00pm central time. Dr. Chris Schach MD, a dermatologist from Northwest Arkansas, will present his talk titled “Teledermatology: Our Experience.” You must register to attend so see the link below. Dr. Schach practices at Ozark Dermatology Clinic. In addition to offering a full-service […]


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Telehealth webinars this week


There are two great telehealth webinars this week from telehealth experts. Tuesday, July 16 at 3p Central Presented by Dr. Kristi Henderson, DNP, Director of Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Henderson’s talk is titled, “Telehealth Reimbursement: Mississippi’s Journey to Private and Public Insurance Reimbursement.”  Henderson and other leaders at UMMC […]


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New telehealth documentaries from CCHP


Ten years ago, if you wanted to learn anything about telehealth, your options were to find someone who practiced it or read about it in journal articles. Ten years later, the learning landscape is very different. At LearnTelehealth.org we try to offer simple and convenient ways to explain telehealth. That’s why I liked the videos below – simple, short and informative. In addition to a lot of excellent general information about telehealth policy the site has a nice video series on its You Tube channel. The CCHP calls them “micro-documentaries” and I wanted to share a few I thought were excellent:


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2012 Year in Telehealth


2012 was a huge year for telehealth in the south central region. Here at LearnTelehealth.org we had a great time developing telehealth training, resources, videos and, of course, making face-to-face visits to sites in our region and beyond. Remember, check here first if you’re wanting to learn more about telehealth or are needing ideas for […]


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Telehealth in the South Central Region (9.17.12)


Telemedicine is saving lives and improving the quality of life in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. MISSISSIPPI The University of Mississippi was awarded $184,327 in the form of a grant to expand an existing telemedicine system with video teleconferencing units to additional rural sites. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/supportdocuments/rdDLT2012ProjectList.pdf   TENNESSEE A Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program provides a […]


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Telehealth allows parents to bond with babies


Families often search for an answer on ways to be close to their neonate even when they cannot be physically close. After a preterm delivery, some neonates can remain hospitalized for months prior to discharge. Many families do not have the luxury to stay with their baby 24/7 while their baby is in the neonatal […]


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Telehealth In The South Central Region (8.24.12)


Arkansas Arkansas retail giant Wal-Mart is venturing into telehealth. http://www.walmartcommunity.com/walmarts-medical-clinics/ This article was featured in the Memphis Business Journal and discusses the importance and benefits of telemedicine especially in rural areas. http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/print-edition/2012/04/27/telemedicine-yields-healthier-sales.html?page=all   Tennessee  Representative Diane Black (R-TN) was the first speaker at a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill where the discussion centered on long term […]


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LearnTelehealth.org at ATA 2013 and New mHealth Video!


New mHealth video Not quite sure what mHealth is? Let us help with this explainer video. mHealth or mobile health is changing the way caregivers provide health services. From helping patients record daily symptoms to monitoring diabetes, physicians are implementing mobile health into their systems. mHealth gives patients the opportunity to manage their own health […]


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2012 mHealth Summit


During the first week of December, over 4,000 people from the health care and technology areas gathered together in Washington D.C. to meet about mobile health, mHealth. Everyone from developers to physicians attended the summit to learn and discuss how mHealth can and should be implemented in our systems that are about to all change due to health care reform.


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So, You Want an App?


Everyone wants to be in the App Store. There are over 500,000 iPhone apps in the Apple App Store and the average user has approximately 65 applications. While at first the idea of telling your customer/patient base that your app can be downloaded in the App Store was prestigious and technologically advanced, it is almost […]


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Telehealth Stone Soup


Where is your industry on this chart? Chances are most of you are in health care so you’re safe. I have the added bonus of being in health care AND e-Learning so I get double points (Triple if you count “Internet”).     This is data taken from LinkedIn’s 150+ million user base from a […]


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Should Telemedicine Cost So Much?


Okay, close your eyes and think of how we generally deliver telemedicine. You’re in a room. There are usually big, complicated pieces of equipment either on carts or secured to the wall. You have a codec, a bigger-than-you-really-need screen (because a vendor upsold you) and if you’re really lucky you have a confounded touch-screen control […]


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mHealth: New Kid Demands Attention


M obile Health (aka “mHealth”) is the new kid in telemedicine and is demanding some attention. My background is in online education so I’ve seen college courses move from the classroom to the online environment. And of course once students could access their courses online it was only a matter of time before they began […]


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