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Telehealth 101: Learning at Your Convenience

The South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers "Telehealth 101: The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine" at your convenience. This interactive 1-hour webinar helps participants: • Understand basic definitions • Discover benefits • Identify potential applications • Explore technology • Define next steps in the learning process   The monthly online webinar is offered on the Second Tuesday [...]

Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Symposium 2018

Registration is open for the Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Symposium, which will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on May 21-22. The event will include presentations, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall. Presentation topics include: Selected Ethical Issues Concerning Patients with Brain Injuries Spinal Cord Injury Research: Dental Pulp Stem Cell Therapy and Osteoporosis [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|General|0 Comments

HRSA Resources for Advancing Telehealth (Episode 18)

  Episode 18 features Natassja Manzanero, Telehealth Resource Center Program Coordinator for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources, and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA’s mission is to promote the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services. Listen as [...]

Step 2: Identify a Telehealth Champion

The Health Care Professional's Guide to Successful Telehealth Program Development is a blog series that provides a step-by-step approach to telehealth program development. Click here to access the blog series and step-by-step checklist.     The telehealth champion is focused on creating the changes needed to implement a successful program or service. Under his/her leadership, [...]

NCTRC Webinar Series/Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED

Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth Click here to view presentation. In 2017, the National Quality Forum (NQF) developed a framework that provides a guide to the development of measures that assess and evaluate telehealth in the areas of access to care, cost, effectiveness, and the overall patient/provider experience. Join Jason Goldwater, MA, MPA, PMP, Senior Director, [...]

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies.     LEGISLATION Passed Legislation State Bill # Status Summary Arkansas SB 146 2/17/17: [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|General, Legislation Update|0 Comments

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

The CHRONIC Act – Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act – passed the U.S. Senate on September 14, 2017. The act, which is now being reviewed in the U.S. House of Representatives, allows for an expansion of telehealth/telemedicine coverage under the Medicare Advantage Plan B. Medicare Advantage Plan B is [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Featured, General, Telehealth|0 Comments

HRSA Announces Awards for Telehealth Centers of Excellence

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) were recently awarded $600,000 grants and recognized as national Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the only two national Telehealth Centers of [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|General|0 Comments

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By | September 28th, 2017|General, Telehealth|0 Comments

Telehealth Talk: What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know – AR Edition (Episode 14)

  Episode 14 features Dr. Sarah Rhoads, Education Director, Center for Distance Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Program Director, South Central Telehealth Resource Center. Listen as Dr. Rhoads discusses the important role of nurses and nurse practitioners in coordinating care using technology; legal, ethical, and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth; and [...]