The 2013-2015 South Central Telehealth Research Center (SCTRC) Advisory Board held its kick-off meeting Thursday, May 8th in downtown Little Rock. The Board is comprised of Telehealth leaders from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Carl W. Taylor, JD, Executive Director of the Fraser Institute for Health and Risk Analytics led the enthusiastic exchange among the membership and much ground was covered.
Key points taken from the collaboration included focusing on quality and identifying projects that provide value for the payer, provider, and patient. Measuring results, sharing best practices and lessons learned were also discussed. Finally, a call for using patient friendly language instead of “TeleTech-speak” was issued.
The inaugural meeting of the SCTRC Advisory Board ended with plans to begin a tri-state Telehealth pilot project. The SCTRC outreach team will provide updates as details emerge on the pilot project. We look forward to our next meeting and the innovative work to come!
Government & Regulatory
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
|Jodianne Tritt, JD
Arkansas Hospital Association
|Bradley Schaefer, MD, FAAP, FACMG
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
|(to be announced)
Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
|Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-BC, FAEN
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Mississippi Rural Health Association
|Chip Templeton, Jr.
North Mississippi State
|Rozelia Harris, MBA
Mississippi State Department of Health
|Robert M. Pugh
Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
North Mississippi Hospital System
|Terry W. Eagleton
Tennessee Telehealth Network
|Corey R. Johns
|David Charles, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
|Amber B. Humphrey
Vanderbilt Network Services
|Deborah A. Lance
Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC)