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New School-based Telemedicine Track added to SCTF2015


We are happy to announce a new afternoon track devoted to school-based telemedicine. Our speakers will include Steve North, MD, MPH, founder of the Center for Rural Health Innovation (CHRI) and Billy Phillips, PhD, Executive Vice President for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Executive Vice President and Director […]


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Advisory Council Spotlight – Ray Hanley


Each month, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center spotlights a member of our Advisory Council. We are fortunate to have individuals from a variety of backgrounds in various industries related to Telehealth. Each member has unique talents that contribute to the promotion of Telehealth  in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. While those who focus on this […]


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Notes from the Road – Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT) Conference – Pigeon Forge, TN


RHAT celebrated its 20th birthday at this year’s conference – congratulations, RHAT! Over this past year, the organization hired its first full-time Executive Director, Sandy Hayes, MPH. Other big news from the organization includes with the work of legislative advocates and sponsors, they passed their first piece of legislation. Rural Tennesseans will soon benefit from […]


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PERSONAL HEALTHCARE COMPANION – Disney’s Big Hero 6


Typically, I am tasked with writing a blog connecting telehealth with education. This is an ideal situation considering my experience as a school teacher and my current role as the instructional designer for the South Central Telehealth Resource Center. However, this past weekend has drawn me to take a different approach for this post. I […]


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Net Neutrality and Telemedicine


    Net Neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic is treated the same. There are proponents of creating a tiered system for internet access where those paying top tier pricing would be able to afford the fastest service and those paying less would have slower service. Currently, Telemedicine in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi […]


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Notes from the Road – Tennessee Hospital Association Exposition and the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Conference


Carl and Amy began their week in Nashville, TN at the Tennessee Hospital Association Exposition.  With over 500 attendees, it was a large audience to promote Telehealth.  We heard concern over the Tennessee board of Medical Examiners’ proposal for Telemedicine regulation. You can read more about the proposal  here and here.  The SCTRC will keep […]


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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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New School-based Telemedicine Track added to SCTF2015


We are happy to announce a new afternoon track devoted to school-based telemedicine. Our speakers will include Steve North, MD, MPH, founder of the Center for Rural Health Innovation (CHRI) and Billy Phillips, PhD, Executive Vice President for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Executive Vice President and Director […]


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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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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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