/Telehealth Program Development

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, [...]

Telehealth Talk: Patient Provider Engagement (Episode 21)

    Episode 21 features Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and former director of the South Central Telehealth Resource Center. Listen as Dr. Rhoads discusses how to provide telehealth education to key shareholders to encourage program participation. During her presentation, Dr. Rhoads shares: How to get from an idea [...]

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, [...]

Telehealth Journey with Dr. Curtis Lowery (Episode 17)

  Episode 17 features Dr. Curtis Lowery, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Chairperson,  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director for the Center for Distance Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Listen as Dr. Lowery discusses how growing up on a farm in Alabama helped him understand the health care needs [...]

Free Webinar! Chronic Care Management and Remote Patient Monitoring

Chronic Care Management and Remote Patient Monitoring: Improve Care Coordination While Increasing Revenue Thursday, May 18, 2016 2 PM EST Hosted by: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center Presenter: Bonnie Britton, MSN, RN, ATA Fellow, Executive Director, Reconnect4Health Health systems and hospitals that own physician practices and private physician clinics have a unique opportunity to enhance patient [...]

Step 8: Define the Program Model

The Telehealth Professional’s Guide to Successful Program Development is a blog series that provides an overview of the program development plan created by the California Telehealth Resource Center and the consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers. Phases include Assess & Define, Develop & Plan, Implement & Monitor. This plan, combined with national and regional resources, can [...]

Identify Telehealth-eligible Medicare sites in seconds!

Click here to access the Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer.     Reimbursement for telehealth/telemedicine services is key to program sustainability. Each major payer group reimburses for services differently, which can be a source of frustration, especially for those who manage the billing process. One major payer, Medicare, covers telemedicine/telehealth services at eligible sites. To [...]

Step 7: Identify the Payer Base for Your Telehealth Program

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.   In the last few steps, you have been developing the needs assessment for your potential telehealth program. This assessment allows you to [...]

Step 6: Conduct a Technical Needs Assessment of Your Work Environment

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.       So far, you have created a snapshot of potential telehealth opportunities available in your community, identified the population that you [...]