COMMENTS DUE TODAY! FCC Seeking Comment on Universal Service Funds

The FCC has issued a Public Notice (DA 12-1166) seeking further comment on issues in the Rural Health Care Reform Proceeding , particularly with regard to the proposed Broadband Services Program. The Commission has stated that “A more focused and comprehensive record will help the Commission craft an efficient permanent program that will help health care […]

SKC Symposia Presentations

Did you miss Heartland TRC during the SKC Technology Summit in Kansas City? Now you can catch up with slides from the trainings. (Additional A/V recordings will be posted soon.) Goodland Regional Medical Center Kansas Telehealth Services & Pediatric Epilepsy Missouri Telehealth Network – Getting Started in Telehealth Missouri Telehealth Network – Presenting Telehealth South […]

Oklahoma’s HTRC Group Highlights Value of Telemedicine

Rural patients and providers in Oklahoma are benefitting from telemedicine, according to a recent interview with members of the Oklahoma Heartland Telehealth Resource Center. Profiled on Oklahoma’s OETA Network, Candace Shaw, director of telemedicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, discussed how telemedicine is bringing care to patients in remote areas. “With technology, […]

SKC Communications Technology Summit: Telehealth Symposium & Training

The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center (HTRC) has organized a series of valuable, educational telehealth events as break-out sessions during the 5th Annual SKC Communications Technology Summit. Register today. Telehealth Technology Symposium Brief presentations by current users of interactive communications for: Intensive Care Behavioral Health School-Based Outpatient Oncology Home Care Interactive audience-panelist discussion and survey on […]

July 12, 2012 Newsletter

ACA ruling supports telehealth growth June 28 was a landmark day for healthcare reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a long-awaited ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts affirmed that the individual mandate of the ACA was constitutional. The Supreme Court ruled that the penalty for lack […]

June 21, 2012 Newsletter

Kansas Telehealth brings rural access to epilepsy services and specialists Epilepsy brings many challenges and demands, and those are hard to meet in rural areas, especially for families with younger patients. They need access to a number of specialists and services that are mainly in metropolitan areas. To provide greater access to epilepsy care, Kansas […]

Telehealth in Kansas Brings Rural Access to Epilepsy Specialists and Services

Epilepsy, a chronic physical disorder with its unseen disturbance of brain activity and characteristic repeated seizures over time, is an ongoing challenge for patients and families often requiring considerable healthcare support. The magnitude of this challenge increases when the patient is a young child or the family resides in a rural area with few resources. […]

June 7, 2012 Newsletter

Serbia looks to MTN to create telehealth network When Serbia decided to create its first telehealth network, the task was left to a Serbian team from the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) to figure out how to do it. After several weeks of searching, the NALED team found the group that could help […]

May 17, 2012 Newsletter

Telehealth Talk debuts Have questions about telehealth? The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center’s new program, Telehealth Talk, lets you ask them to our experts and receive answers live. Telehealth Talk is a free, monthly, one-hour audio webinar were we feature a special guest and topic and then answer your questions. It’s your forum for finding answers […]

April 13, 2102 Newsletter

HTRC prepares for ATA 2012 meeting The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center (HTRC) will be well represented by six associates at the American Telehealth Association’s annual meeting in San Jose, which runs from April 30 to May 1. Presentations and posters by people affiliated with HTRC will cover topics including palliative care training through Telehealth (see related […]

March 15, 2012 Newsletter

Benefits: iPads in Health & Medicine Apple iPads are increasingly finding use in health and medicine. They can give providers a wealth of reference, educational, and diagnostic information, reducing cost and improving efficiency and care. Recent reports suggest that, driven by a pressure for change that is coming from users, health care providers are using […]

March 8, 2012 Newsletter

March is Stroke Awareness Month March is Stroke Awareness Month and a recent study has shown how telemedicine can impact this malady. The five-year study, done by the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and researchers at the University of California-San Diego, showed that stroke patients were correctly diagnosed 93 percent of the time when videoconferencing was […]