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Presented as part of the NOSORH HIT Workshop - Oklahoma City, OK (Nov2010)

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  • Who are the TRCs?
    …and…
    How Can We Help?
  • TRCs
    Telehealth Resource Centers
    www.telehealthresourcecenter.org
  • Telehealth Resource Centers
    Heartland
    TRC
    South Central
    TRC
    Pacific Basin
    TRC
  • Comments
  • 4 New TRCs
    Southeastern TRC
    South Central TRC
    Heartland TRC
    Pacific Basin TRC
  • Who is the GPTRAC?
    Established in 2006
    Located at University of Minnesota/IHI
    Extensive telehealth program implementation experience
    75+ years, combined
  • Why me?
    One of the TRCs
    Built and run telehealth programs
    Involved in telehealth since 1993
    Dirt! (old as…)
  • What do we do?
    Build Awareness
    Provide guidance
    Answer questions
    Share tools and resources
    Provide education
    Encourage collaboration
    Gather regional information
  • Who do we serve?
    Hospitals
    Clinics
    Providers
    Safety-net Organizations
    Schools
    Nursing Homes
    Etc.
  • Overview:
    General
    Planning
    Operations
    Training
    Technology
    Reimbursement
    Evaluation
  • What you need…
  • How to find it…
  • Just starting
    Definitions
    Information
    Articles
  • ATA
    http://www.americantelemed.org
    American Telemedicine Association
  • HRSA
    www.hrsa.gov/telehealth/default.htm
    Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
  • Publications
    Telemedicine and e-Health
    Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
  • Planning
    Project Management
    Business Planning/ROI
    Needs/Readiness Assessments
  • Need a map
  • CTEC
    www.cteconline.org
    Telehealth Program Developer
    7-step process
  • GPTRAC
    www.gptrac.org
    Planning Process
    Pilot
    Business Case
    Micro Planning
    Macro Planning
    Readiness
    Evaluate
    Expand
    Enhance
    Implementation Cycle
  • OAT/HRSA
    http://telehealth.muhealth.org/general%20information/TAD.html
  • operations
    Organizational Structure
    Policies/Procedures
    Forms
    Staffing
    Remote Partner Locations
  • www.telehealthresourcecenter.org
  • Operations
    www.telehealthresourcecenters.org
  • Policies/Procedures
  • Policies/Procedures
    Example
  • Forms
  • Staffing
  • Remote Sites
    www.gptrac.org
  • training
    Clinical: Initial and On-going
    Distance Education
    Webinars
  • University of Minnesota
    School of Nursing
  • Internal Training
    Not everyone can “go” for training
    Need to:
    Develop comfort and understanding
    Establish competency
    Assure service continuation
  • Nursing Training
    www.gptrac.org
  • Distance Education
    Receiving:
    Look around for opportunities
    Technology allows you to stretch!
    Options:
    The TRCs
    The Health Systems in your region
    Others
    Expect quality, and encourage it.
  • Resources:
  • Distance Education
    Providing:
    Teach your presenters
    Engage the remote locations
    Make accommodations to facilitate learning at the remote locations
    Teaching aides/hand-outs
    On-site resources
  • Distance Education
    www.gptrac.org
  • technology
    Equipment
    Peripherals
    Network
  • Equipment
    Videoconferencing
    Remote Monitoring
    Peripherals
  • Videoconferencing
    Room Units
    Telepresence
    Desktop
    Web-based
    Etc…
  • Remote Monitoring
    Home Health
    ICU
    Connectivity
    What is available?
    What is needed?
    Integrated vs. Stand-alone
  • Peripherals
    Stethoscope
    Otoscope
    Examination Camera
    Dermascope
    Ultrasound
    Scale
    Etc…
  • Equipment
    Telehealth Technology Assessment Center
  • Rules & Regs
    Licensing
    Credentialing/Privileging
    HIPAA
    Reimbursement
    Liability/Risk
  • CTeL
    • Center for Telehealth & eHealth Law
    www.telehealthlawcenter.org
  • Licensure
    Physicians
    Nurses
    Pharmacy
    Others…
  • Credentialing
    CMS
    JCAHO
    Your facility’s risk manager or attorney
    Center for Telehealth & eHealth Law
  • Privileging
    www.jointcommission.org
  • HIPAA
    Center for Telehealth & eHealth Law
    http://telehealthlawcenter.org/?c=181
  • Reimbursement
    CMS
    Center for Telehealth & eHealth Law
    State Medicaid
    Third party payors
  • CMS
    http://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/TelehealthSrvcsfctsht.pdf
  • CTeL
    http://telehealthlawcenter.org/
  • State Medicaid
  • Other Payers
    Just bill ‘em…
    Call and ask
    Check at CTeL
    Check at ATA
  • Other Payers
    Some states have mandates for coverage
    Otherwise…
    Aetna
    Blue Cross
    Etc.
  • evaluation
    Determining the Value
    Tracking & Collection
    Forms
  • www.southwesttrc.org
  • One at a time…
  • Contact me:
    Mary DeVany, Outreach Director
    medevany@gmail.com
    Toll-Free: 888-239-7092
    www.gptrac.org