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NCTRC Webinar – Distance Counseling: Best Practices in Higher Education

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Hosted by: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

Presented by:

Dr. Kathryn (Tina) Alessandria & Dr. Larry Long, Jr.

Description:

With the growing opportunities to meet student telebehavioral health needs via technology, HEMHA recently developed distance counseling guidelines. Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) is a consortium of nine partner organizations providing leadership to advance college mental health. Dr. Alessandria will share a roadmap of the guidelines, including benefits, limitations, and legal and ethical concerns regarding telemental health services with higher education students. Dr. Long will present practical considerations in implementing distance counseling within an academic medical center setting. He will describe broader health information technology innovations in the higher education setting. Both will include cultural considerations in assisting diverse students across geographies.

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Regional Conferences

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REGIONAL CONFERENCES

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2019.

Our regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) each host annual conferences. Although they’re small, their impact on attendees have lasting effects throughout the telehealth industry. No other organization can provide a bundle of conferences centralized on telehealth, technology, healthcare, and emerging policies. Engage with telehealth experts to explore solutions that fit your needs, and learn more about our resources. Read on to find out if a regional conference is happening near your state.

 

June 2019

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)

Conference Date(s): June 17th – 18th

The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) is pleased to present the Northeast Regional Telehealth Conference to be held on June 17 and 18, 2019 in Portland, Maine (The Westin Portland Harborview). Stakeholders from across the eight-state NETRC region (New England, New Jersey, and New York) and beyond will share telehealth best practice and innovation, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth. Join us for this year’s event, which focuses on the impact of telehealth from a variety of perspectives, including patients, providers, health systems, payers and more! Register today.

July 2019

Upper-Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC)

Conference Date(s): July 23rd – 24th

The UMTRC 2019 Annual Conference will showcase successful telehealth programs from each of the four states in our region: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.  We will also have representation from the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GpTRAC) and the Telehealth Technology Resource Assessment Center (TTAC) who serves as the National Technology Resource Center.  The conference is being held at the infamous Gillespie Conference Center on the college campus of St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, which is located adjacent to the Notre Dame campus. Register today.

August 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center (SCTRC)

Conference Date(s): August 19th – 20th

The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation at the The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences along with the SCTRC invite you to join us at the South Central Telehealth Forum 2019! This year’s forum will be held on August 19th & 20th at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. This two-day educational event is perfect for professionals and organizations interested in the adoption and growth of connected health technology to improve patient outcomes. This year we aim to examine today’s top concerns in connected health, analyze recent updates and their potential impact, and explore what opportunities lie ahead on the telehealth horizon.

Registration to the South Central Telehealth Forum 2019 includes access to all sessions, breakfasts, lunches, and networking events for attendees. For those interested in the Academic Institution registration discount, please contact us at info@learntelehealth.org. Register today.

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)

Conference Date(s): August 28th – 30th

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center invites you to join us for the 2019 NRTRC Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, August 28-30, 2019. The NRTRC Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops are intended to provide information and ideas to those new to telehealth and those looking to advance their existing telehealth programs.  And, of course, we will also have our very popular Exhibit Hall, so attendees can see and touch the latest in Telehealth Technology and hear about the newest services.  This year will feature a Telehealth Technology Showcase hosted by the Telehealth Technology and Assistance Center (TTAC).  The Telehealth Technology Showcase is a hands-on experience with telemedicine equipment, peripherals used in clinic setting, as well as devices used in direct-to-consumer applications. Register today.

WHAT’S COMING IN 2020.

Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC)

Serving the state(s) of: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Save the date! gpTRAC’s next conference is set for May 17th – 19th, 2020.

California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) 

Serving the state(s) of: California

Conference expected in Lake Tahoe, CA of May 2020.

TexLa Telehealth Resource Center

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The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center is a federally funded program designed to provide technical assistance and resources to new and existing Telehealth programs throughout Texas and Louisiana. The TexLa TRC will continually evaluate Telehealth programs in these two states for effective delivery of Telehealth services, efficiency, sustainability, and patient satisfaction. For more information, click on the button below to visit our website.

Call Us: (877) 391-0487

TexLa TRC Staff

Billy U. Philips, Jr. PhD, MPH
Pricipal Investigator

Dr. Billy U. Philips, Jr. is the Executive Vice President for F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health. Dr. Philips holds an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology (Epidemiology) from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center . He is is recognized nationally for his expertise in cancer control education.
The F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health serves as the primary liaison with communities across the 108-county TTUHSC service area. These community partnerships provide both the framework and the mechanism for achieving the mission of improving the health of West Texans.

Becky Jones, MSN, RN-BC, CPHA
Program Manager

Health care quality has dominated over half of Ms. Jones career as a registered nurse, dealing with patient safety and quality issues specific to ambulatory care. That experience enabled Ms. Jones to use quality principles and methods to facilitate process changes to maximize use of EHR technology promoting patient safety, cost reduction, and practice efficiency in her most recent position with the WTxHITREC. Extensive experience with change management, project management, team facilitation, workflow analysis and redesign enabled Ms. Jones to apply those principles working directly with practices in rural west Texas while considering the barriers and issues faced by rural healthcare providers.

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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

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The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) was created to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest. Telemedicine has been shown empirically to improve access to quality medical care for many patients living in rural and medically underserved areas.

The SWTRC assists start-up telehealth programs in their development and serves as a resource for existing programs regarding changes in technology and other issues affecting telehealth in the Southwest region.

Call Us: (877) 535-6166

SWTRC Staff

Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D.
Director

Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, is the founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. While a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) pathology resident, he participated in rendering diagnoses on some of the first telemedicine cases of the MGH-Logan International Airport telemedicine program in 1968. Decades later, he turned his attention to telepathology while a pathologist for National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials. In 1986, he introduced the term “telepathology” into the English language. He invented, patented, and commercialized robotic telepathology and is often referred to as the “Father of Telepathology.” In addition to being President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association, he has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Pathology Informatics and has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Weinstein has over 600 professional publications cited over 10,000 times in the literature. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston.

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Ph.D
Co-Director

Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She is Past President of ATA, Past Chair of Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, and President of the Medical Image Perception Society. She is Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare and on the Editorial Board of the Telemedicine & E-Health Journal.

4th Annual Service Provider Summit – If You Missed It You Missed a Lot!

By | Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Blog

By Elizabeth A. Krupinski on Nov 07, 2018

The 4th Annual Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit (SPS https://ttspsworld.com/), sponsored by the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC), was held October 8-9 in Glendale, AZ, and attracted an all-time high of nearly 400 attendees! SPS continues to be unique in its intent to bring together telemedicine service providers and users in a collaborative and interactive venue that provides the opportunity to learn from each other. SPS, as in past years, was organized and hosted by Drs. Dale Alverson, Elizabeth Krupinski, and Ronald Weinstein. The ATP team contributed innumerable hours (especially Nancy Rowe and Kris Erps), support, and enthusiasm to put the meeting on and deserves many kudos and thanks (Cassandra Coray, Ellen Dudzik, Kris Erps, Mike Holcomb, Angel Holtrust, Bob Kerr, Janet Major, Chris Martin, Karen Miller, Nancy Rowe, Tracy Skinner)!

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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

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The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) has a mission to increase access to quality health care services for rural and medically underserved populations through Telehealth. We provide FREE, individualized technical assistance, education, and other resources in collaboration with the Consortium of Telehealth Resource CentersMCD Public Health, and the University of Vermont. Our service area includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, but we gladly accept calls no matter where you are located. Learn more by clicking on the button below to visit our website.

Call Us: (800) 379-2021

NETRC Staff

Danielle Louder
Program Director

Danielle Louder is Program Director for the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), where she leads efforts focused on implementation and growth of telehealth programs throughout the NETRC region, (New England, New York and New Jersey), as well as collaborating with colleagues from the National Consortium of TRCs on nation-wide efforts to advance the reach and impact of telehealth. Regional activities are carried out in partnership with the Telemedicine Program at the University of Vermont, and through collaboration with many additional stakeholders throughout the region.
Ms. Louder also serves as Co-Director of Medical Care Development’s Public Health Division, and is responsible for maintenance and growth of the public health portfolio, identifying opportunities for funding diversity, fostering relationships with new and potential funders, developing new initiatives and facilitating collaboration with other organizations locally, regionally and nationally. In this role, she is responsible for expanding the range of public health programs, with emphasis on bridging population health and primary care as well as initiatives deploying technology to enhance health promotion and disease prevention. She has a breadth of experience working across multiple sectors, including health systems, public and community health, with content expertise in telehealth, technology, cardiovascular health, diabetes, and worksite health/wellness.

NETRC 2019 Conference Keynote Announced!

By | North East Telehealth Resource Center Blog

The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center is thrilled to announce its
2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Gibbons!

Join us for our 2019 Regional Telehealth Conference in Portland, ME June 17-18!
The NETRC team is thrilled to invite you to its fifth annual Northeast Regional Telehealth Conference. Over 200 stakeholders from across the northeast and beyond will gather to learn about telehealth best practice and innovation, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth programs. Join us to discuss legal and regulatory issues, business planning, clinical use cases, provider and consumer engagement, and more!

2019 Keynote Speaker: Chris Gibbons, MD, MPH

Dr. Gibbons is the Chief Health Innovation Advisor for the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force. He is also the Founder & CEO of The Greystone Group, Inc., a Digital Health research, innovation and consulting company. Dr. Gibbons is an Adjunct Asst. Professor, Health Sciences Informatics and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and was previously an Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Health Informatics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gibbons also serves as a Visiting Professor at Duke University School of Medicine where he teaches a course on Digital Health Strategy. He is a published, author and international speaker who has authored over 75 research manuscripts, monographs, books, book chapters and technical reports. Dr. Gibbons obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama and then completed residency training in Preventive Medicine, a basic science research fellowship and a Master of Public Health degree all from Johns Hopkins.

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