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Presentation by Sherilyn Pruitt, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

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Opening Plenary

  1. 1. Sherilyn Pruitt, MPH U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
  2. 2. OAT Grant Programs • Licensure Portability Grants • Telehealth Network Grants • Telehealth Resource Centers • Flex Rural Veterans Healthcare Access Program
  3. 3. Demonstrate how telehealth technologies can be used through telehealth networks to: • expand access to, coordinate, and improve quality of health services; • improve and expand the training of health care providers; and • expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and to patients and their families.
  4. 4. Evaluate the cost and effectiveness of remote vital sign monitoring of individual patients and the delivery of healthcare services to individuals in their place of residence.
  5. 5. Virginia State-wide Telehealth Network
  6. 6. • • • • • • • • Target Audience: Telehealth Networks Serving Rural Communities Access Application through: Grants.gov Available: 02/2012 Applications due: 4/20/12 # of new awards: up to 14 Funding: $250K / yr (4yrs) Start Date: 09/2012 Contact: Carlos Mena, cmena@hrsa.gov
  7. 7. Contact Sherilyn Pruitt Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA spruitt@hrsa.gov 301-594-0819

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