Results of Oklahoma Telehealth Utilization Survey

A recent survey sheds light on telehealth use in Oklahoma. The survey, which was collected through a partnership among the Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma Department of Health and Oklahoma Board of Licensure, showed that funding and reimbursement remain top obstacles. Despite the barriers, respondents indicated a vast array of telehealth uses in […]

HTRC says “goodbye” to Oklahoma director

Though HTRC Oklahoma Director Cynthia Scheideman-Miller has moved on to new endeavors, her telehealth legacy in Oklahoma won’t soon be forgotten. Cynthia has been a dedicated telehealth advocate in the state of Oklahoma for over 20 years. In addition to her years of service to HTRC, Cynthia served as Executive Director of the Telehealth Alliance […]

Expansion of Telehealth to Allied Health Practices in Oklahoma

Allied health professionals like speech language pathologists (SLP); occupational and physical therapists; and dietitians are increasingly incorporating telehealth into their practice. Last month, the Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Chapter of HIMSS held an allied health forum to discuss the current status and barriers influencing telehealth adoption among these professionals. “There are a […]

New Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma benefit

The Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma (TAO) is now offering a new benefit to members: a free American Telemedicine Association institutional membership for one person from your organization! Members also benefit from free educational webinars, monthly updates and letters of support for telehealth-related grants. TAO works to educate and provide technical assistance to healthcare providers as […]

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 […]

Oklahoma telemedicine leader retires

All of us at HTRC extend our heartfelt congratulations to Oklahoma HTRC partner, Candace Shaw, on her recent retirement and thank her for her 21 years of dedication to supporting telemedicine in Oklahoma. Working as the director of the Center for Telemedicine at the University of Oklahoma since 1997, Shaw has guided and shaped the […]

Oklahoma Medicaid takes steps to increase telehealth coverage

HTRC commends the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), the administrators of the state’s Medicaid program, for taking steps to expand coverage of telehealth services. OHCA’s proposed rule changes, if passed, will increase access for urban Oklahomans, cover primary care services and reimburse care wherever the patient is, including patients’ homes, foster homes and nursing homes. […]

Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma Legislative Summit

The Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma (TAO) recently held a legislative summit to review the current status of telehealth in the nation and Oklahoma and discuss challenges to telehealth adoption in the state. The results of their statewide telemedicine survey of healthcare providers, primarily physicians, was also shared. With over 600 responses, the survey was used […]

Broadband basics

Broadband for telemedicine beginners For healthcare organizations considering telemedicine, how much broadband firepower is needed? How much can an organization’s current system handle? These questions can be confusing to understand and resolve but HTRC can help. With over 50 years of combined telemedicine experience, HTRC staff can help guide and advise you throughout the assessment […]

Sustaining telehealth for the long term

HRSA strongly encourages Telehealth Resource Centers to find ways to sustain telehealth growth after federal funding has ended. HTRC staff in Oklahoma are doing just that by leading the formation of the Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma, a sustainability model which has applied for 501(c)3 status. HTRC’s Cynthia Scheideman-Miller will serve as executive director of the Alliance, […]