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Evaluation of Tablet Distribution Program in Veterans Administration – Barriers and Facilitators

By | Center for Connected Health Policy

Source: Center for Connected Health Policy

In August, researchers from the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation to Implementation and the Veterans Health Administration published an Open study in JAMIA Open Journal that examines an initiative to distribute tablets to high-need veterans with access barriers nationwide.  Researchers studied tablet distribution rates and patient-level utilization rates along with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics between May 2016 and September 2017.  Additionally, they surveyed 68 facility telehealth coordinators, and interviewed select coordinators in order to determine the most common barriers and facilitators of the tablet distribution program.
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NCTRC Webinar – PATH & Healthcare Transformation: Advancing Robotics & AI in Healthcare

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Hosted by: Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

Presented by:

Jonathan Linkous


AI and related innovations have enabled industries such as banking, aviation, and entertainment to grow faster, provide higher-quality products, and allow consumers greater choice. With spiraling costs, increased need and decreasing resources, and rapidly advancing new technologies and participants, healthcare lags significantly behind. PATH is a membership-based, mission-driven alliance to ensure the integration of automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) into the many components that comprise global healthcare. Healthcare Transformation: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Robotics, is a new journal dedicated to transforming healthcare, by bringing together high-quality peer-reviewed research and impactful content dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics in healthcare, healthcare delivery, education, technology, innovation, and discovery. Mr. Linkous will summarize PATH’s and the journal’s mission and goals and how the field interacts with telemedicine.

HIMSS19 | Champions of Health Unite

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February 11-15, 2019, Orlando, FL
The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place.

The NCTRC is proud to be a Collaborator of HIMSS19. As such, our members receive the member discount to attend! To receive the discount, go to the conference website and select “Register Now”.  Select our name from the “Conference Collaborating Organizations” drop down in the registration process, and enter the code COLLABH19”

FCC’s Carr Previews $100M Pilot Program to Support Telemedicine

By | Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Eli Richman

Source: Fierce Healthcare

WASHINGTON—A $100 million telehealth initiative announced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month will largely focus on delivering virtual medical technologies directly to low-income patients in remote areas of the country, according to Commissioner Brendan Carr.

At a Tuesday event held by the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Carr spoke with ACT | The App Association President Morgan Reed about how stakeholders can expect the FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program to work.

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Engaging Providers with Telehealth Technology: Training Modules and Communication Strategies

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