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 […]

Meeting school nurses where they are

School nurses are on the front lines of child health care, but with a growing incidence of chronic conditions among children, they are busier than ever before. With most of their schedules jam-packed with sick kids, how do they find time to stay up-to-date on best practices for treating these chronic conditions? This conundrum was […]

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, […]

AMA taking steps to ensure quality of telemedicine

During last month’s annual American Medical Association (AMA) meeting, CEO James L. Madara, M.D. focused much of his keynote speech on emerging healthcare technologies and telemedicine. “Today we have really remarkable tools – robotic surgery, new forms of radiation treatment, targeted biologics, and we live in a time of rapid development in the digital world – […]

Missouri’s war on melanoma

Summer is in full swing with many Missourians working and playing in the sun. Unfortunately, living far from a dermatologist, as many rural Missourians do, can delay the detection of the melanomas the summer sun can cause. In fact, according to research published in JAMA Dermatology, the further a person lives from a dermatologist, the greater his […]

Project ECHO is making waves on a national scale

People living in rural areas face many challenges when it comes to accessing healthcare, but a recent piece of legislation may bring a solution to this persistent problem. In April, Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah (R) and Brian Schatz of Hawaii (D) introduced a bipartisan bill to the United States Senate known as the Expanding […]

MTN research confirms patients love telehealth

For providers worried about offering telehealth, new research from the University of Missouri and Missouri Telehealth Network (MTN) puts those qualms to rest. Researchers surveyed Missouri telehealth patients, doctors and technology coordinators across the MTN network. Eighty-three percent of patients agreed that they received skilled care through telehealth. Moreover, over three out of four agreed […]

What happens in an ECHO?

  Insights from Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO on asthma Show-Me ECHO®, the revolutionary learning module that teaches specialty skills to primary care providers via telehealth, could help change the health care landscape in Missouri. Recently, the Heartland Telehealth team sat in on an IMPACT Asthma ECHO to learn more. Every Tuesday, a team of asthma specialists meets […]

Project Echo Webinars

Over the next few months, Missouri Telehealth Network will be sponsoring a learning opportunity to primary care providers about Project ECHO®, a model for training and skill-building in specialized care. The Show-Me Echo clinics for each condition are listed below. The first webinar takes place Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 12-1 p.m. Contact information for registration can also be […]

Three tips to help you avoid telemedicine faux pas

Learning telemedicine isn’t just about the technology – there’s etiquette involved, just like in an in-person visit. You can help your staff and providers avoid potential faux pas by picking up tips from experienced telemedicine providers. In this video, Missouri Telehealth Network Medical Director Dr. Karen Edison shares proven tips from her 20 years of […]

Seeking Missouri PCPs who want to improve outcomes for diabetic patients

Are you a Missouri primary care provider (PCP) who wants to do more to improve health outcomes for diabetic patients? Missouri Telehealth Network’s innovative Show-Me ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program can help you accomplish this goal through the unique telehealth mentoring program. Participants will join via videoconference to present de-identified case studies to […]

Missouri telehealth project lands state funding

Missouri just became one of the first states in the nation to receive state funding, totaling $1.5 million, to implement Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a revolutionary use of telemedicine.  ECHO allows a panel of experts in population centers to mentor and share their expertise with primary care providers in outlying parts of […]

HTRC partners organize events to help educate policy makers on telehealth issues

As policy makers work to help meet coverage gaps in their states, telehealth has increasingly entered legislative conversations. According to the National Law Review, this conversation is only going to grow: “In the 113th Congress there was a proliferation of policy and industry attention on telehealth, health IT, and mHealth as lawmakers and stakeholders alike […]

MTN builds capacity for Mexico

Missouri Telehealth Network has continued to extend its global reach. Last year a contingent of MTN representatives traveled to Serbia to help set up a national telemedicine network, and this summer MTN hosted Paulina Vazquez Maldonado, a public health graduate student from Morelos, Mexico. Vazquez, who is writing a grant to start a diabetes telemedicine program, […]

iPads help parents connect with newborns in NICU

A Missouri Telehealth Network (MTN) program that allows families to view and talk to hospitalized newborns over an iPad, is growing says MTN Project Development Specialist Danny Myers. When HTRC first reported on the program last March, the service was in its infancy but has now expanded to eight hospitals, with more soon to come. […]