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Rising to the Challenges of an All Virtual World

At the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, as schools, work, and everything possible became virtual, healthcare was at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Telehealth became the obvious and, for many, the only option available to meet healthcare needs. Many reached out to South Central Telehealth Resource Center for technical assistance and support. When compared to [...]

Telehealth Assistance Resource Pages

Whether you’re new to telehealth and telemedicine or have been utilizing telehealth for a while, the current COVID19 pandemic has flipped this type of healthcare service delivery on its head much like so many other facets of our professional and personal worlds. Currently, policy is fluid. Bandwidths are burdened. Knowledge is a whirlwind. Where does [...]

SCTRC Now Offering Weekly Telehealth 101/Telehealth Roundup Webinars

In light of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID19 pandemic, we are offering our "Telehealth 101" webinar series on a bi-weekly basis, every other Friday at 3PM Central. On the alternate Fridays, we are offering a "Telehealth Roundup" webinar at 3PM Central. (Example: Friday, April 3rd at 3pm Central, we will offer "Telehealth 101." Friday, April 10th at [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID19, General, Telehealth|0 Comments

Down in the Delta – Up in Telehealth: MTA 2020

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves kicked off the Mississippi Telehealth Association (MTA) 2020 Annual Conference on Monday, February 24th by describing much of Mississippi living “small town ways” as a blanket description of many state residents.  Regarding the advancement of telehealth, the governor used this “small town ways” theme as a pitch to bridge the gap [...]

Arkansans Have Easier Access to Care Through a New Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Telehealth Platform

  Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth is a quickly growing subsector of telehealth. The appeal is that it taps into one of the overall benefits of a telehealth program: easier access.  “Direct to consumer telehealth, dominated by the for-profit private sector, is the most popular form. Direct to consumer telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that shows [...]

Can’t attend our Telehealth 101 webinar live? Check it out here!

Telehealth 101 provides a high overview of telehealth, telemedicine, and digital health. Learn about terminology, benefits, technology and the South Central Telehealth Resource Center among the other Telehealth Resource Centers. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments or feedback.  Check out the telehealth etiquette videos here: https://learntelehealth.org/telehealth-etiquette-series/

Promoting Telehealth Across Regions and Cultures

I’m sitting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a mini-vacation watching the snowfall wondering what the weather is like in the South Central region. Sunny and 46 degrees in Nashville. Partly cloudy and 52 in Little Rock. Sunny and 54 in Jackson. Thinking of the South Central region a nation away in addition to my recent travels [...]

The Future of Digital Health – Views from Inside the Industry

“Healthcare is a truly antiquated industry,” says Dr. Cam Patterson, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  Regarding the rise of Amazon as a digital corporation and huge game changer in the market, “if we don’t think this is going to happen in healthcare, you’re living in the 1920s – because it [...]

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

Rural farmland 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 [...]

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, [...]