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2019 National Telehealth Research Symposium

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The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) started in 2016 as a small team of academics, researchers, and clinical professionals who met to discuss the need for:

  1. A society of connected health researchers—free from commercial bias—to prove (or disprove) the benefits of telemedicine
  2. An annual meeting of open discussion revolving around telemedicine research, findings, and national priorities with the goal to share the findings and foster research collaborations among researchers and organizations who wish to define and develop the field of connected health research.
    • SEARCH2016 – Nashville, Tennessee
    • SEARCH2017 Spring – Leesburg, Virginia
    • SEARCH2017 Fall – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • SEARCH2018 – San Diego, California

SEARCH has developed into a society with a goal to promote connected health programs through the use of evidenced-based research.


Learn More here: https://searchsociety.org/2019-telehealth-research-symposium/

NCTRC Webinar – An Overview of Cybersecurity

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Hosted by: National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center

Presented by: Jordan Berg


Cybersecurity is a major concern for health care and telehealth programs. This presentation will discuss the importance of Cybersecurity in Healthcare and present resources available to individuals and organizations wanting to become better versed in best practices and common threats. Core references for this presentation are the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) cybersecurity report. The goal of this presentation is to provide learners with tools to be able to research, discuss, and communicate important cybersecurity ideas.

NCTRC Webinar – School-Based Telehealth Center of Excellence

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Hosted by: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

Presented by:

Amanda Martin, MHA


The Center for Rural Health Innovation is working in collaboration with the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and the School Based Health Alliance, in order to compile and distribute a registry of telehealth programs across the country. The registry will contain resources that are available to share with others in the field; a School Telehealth Center of Excellence. This presentation will offer an early view of the online tool as well as highlight the challenges of determining what is a Best Practice and what is the exact scope of this field.

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.


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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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.


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.


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.

FQHC Webinar Series Part 1 – Telehealth and Chronic Care Management

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With the increasing number of reimbursement codes and interest from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in paying for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services in Medicare, opportunities are available to CHCs to take advantage of utilizing remote patient technology (RPM) to address their community’s needs. By managing chronic conditions, more serious health episodes may be avoided leading to potential cost saving and better quality of life for patients. Join us as we explore these opportunities and how to take advantage of them.

FQHCs will learn how to intiate their own telehealth program. Our presenters are directors of FQHCs and will be sharing what FQHCs need to consider when developing a telehealth program, from selecting equipment to policy issues that need to be consider. Listen in on these FQHC success stories and gain insight in jumpstarting your own telehealth program.

Kathy Wibberly, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Howard Chapman, Director of Programs and Development, Tri-Area Community Health
Richard Albrecht, Director, Telehealth Network, Health Network Holdings, Inc.

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New HITEQ Analysis of Health Center Clinical Quality Measures & Telehealth

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The Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ) published an analysis on the performance of clinical quality measure for certain services by health centers who use telehealth to provide remote clinical care services compared to health centers that do not. According to the HITEQ Center analysis of data from the 2017 Uniform Data System (UDS) survey, health centers who use telehealth reported on average a slightly higher clinical quality measure performance for certain services than health centers who did not use telehealth—an indicator that the use of telehealth is at least comparable to in-person delivered care, if not slightly better.
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