Resources for Telehealth Program Development presented by: Christine Martin, MT, MBA, PMP Executive Director California Telemedicine & eHealth Center March 18, 2011
Futurist View of Mobile Phone 1903? 1924? 1930?
… That Future Is Now! Telemedicine will fundamentally change the way we provide and receive health care
The Need for Telehealth Services Clinician shortages Distribution of providers Rural/Urban underserved Aging population Travel time, cost & hardship Language barriers Clinical education Disaster response
Telehealth Is Important In Rural Healthcare 97% of Land Mass Is Rural 21% of Population Is Rural
Federal Vision for Telehealth No matter who you are or where you are you can get the health care you need when you need it
And That Means…. The right care at the right time in the right location by the right provider
Telehealth Supports Healthcare Goals Increase access and availability Assist with professional shortage Cost effective Improve efficiency Enhance quality of patient care Support local facilities and communities Improve outcomes
Telemedicine? Telehealth? What’s the Difference? mHealth? eHealth?
Development Can Be Challenging Reimbursement / payment strategies Organizational strategic integration Program development Funding for development Operational models Sustainable business models Program costs Credentialing, privileging & accreditation
Critical Need forCurrent, Objective, Accurate Information
Assistance Is Available! HRSA Designated Telehealth Resource Centers!
What are the TRCs? Network of expertise and experience HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy Extensive telehealth program implementation experience Program established in 2006 Eight regional centers around the nation & one national for Legal and Regulatory Center
Some TRC Services On-line resources and information Training Webinars and workshops Presentations Staff training Peer to peer connections Consultation services Videos Research
Guidance, Expertise & Support Strategic planning Current advancements & trends Program development Policy development Operations Evaluation Legal and regulatory Equipment selection Provider development Best Practices Sustainability & business models Telehealth Resource Centers
Questions Discussion Please feel free to contact me: Christine Martin Executive Director California Telemedicine & eHealth Center firstname.lastname@example.org 916.552.7679