New youth telemental health practice guidelines

According the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology, up to 20 percent of all children will develop a mental or behavioral health disorder before age 18. Unfortunately, only 20 percent of those diagnosed receive treatment. So it’s important that providers are making their services more readily available to rural and frontier populations, where economic […]

HTRC partners present at National Rural Health Association Conference

Representatives from HTRC partners Missouri Telehealth Network and University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth recently presented on Project ECHO and telehealth at the National Rural Health Association Conference in San Diego. Carla Decker, director of Project ECHO at the University of Kansas and Rachel Mutrux, director of Missouri Telehealth Network were invited to […]

School nurses vital to implementation of school telehealth program

Children’s Health Dallas has implemented one of the country’s most successful school telehealth programs. Children’s VP of Virtual Health and Innovation Julie-Hall Barrow, Ed.D., who recently keynoted the Missouri Telehealth Summit, sat down with HTRC to talk about the important role school nurses have played in that success of that program and why telehealth in […]

Indian Health Workshop

Connectivity continues to be a key factor in the delayed implementation of telehealth, particularly for those of rural and isolated Indian American and American Native communities, where Indian Health Services are essential in treating the underserved. In order to address connectivity, reimbursement and other barriers to telehealth implementation, the Health Resources and Services Administration and […]

Professional development training to advance integration of telehealth in Missouri

Missouri Telehealth Network hosted a Telehealth Training Conference November 9-10 in Columbia, Mo. Participants from the health community around the state learned about technical, clinical, operational, legal and regulatory aspects of telehealth. The conference served those who were interested in either starting their own telehealth program, gaining a greater understanding of state and federal policy, […]

HTRC presents at APHA

HTRC recently attended the American Public Health Association’s Annual Conference to present findings from research interviews conducted with rural hospital and federally qualified health center leaders. Through the research, HTRC was able to dive deep and explore the true opportunities and barriers to telehealth adoption in rural and underserved areas. “These hospitals are really feeling the pressure,” said HTRC’s Natalie Hampton, lead researcher […]

TRCs address needs of rural users with vendors at mHealth Summit

The annual mHealth Summit regularly features mind-blowing health technologies, bringing together vendors, clinicians and administrators from across the country. But asTelehealth Resource Centers (TRCs), we frequently work with rural organizations with lower-tech and lower-cost telehealth needs. At the November 8-11 Summit, HTRC’s Janine Gracy and other regional TRC representatives met with vendors who wanted to learn more about rural health […]

Oklahoma Focus on Telehealth Slideshow

The recent Focus on Telehealth workshop in Oklahoma City, Okla. featured hands-on stations so attendees could learn telepresenting tips and tricks from experts at each station. But for those of you who could not attend the workshop, check out this slideshow for a whirlwind tour of telehealth tips! The workshop was sponsored by the Telehealth […]

Broadband speeds health care access

In the age of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how can technology best improve health and health outcomes? That was the theme of the Broadband Telemedicine Summit, held in St. Louis on May 20. Hosted by Broadband Illinois and MoBroadband Now, conference speakers addressed how Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas use technology to make health care […]