The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (known as TTAC), recently conducted a national survey of telehealth. The goal of the survey was to gather data on which telehealth platforms and technologies are being utilized in health care settings, and for what types of clinical applications.
gpTRAC used the results of the TTAC survey to compare technology utilization in the Great Plains region with the national results. Interested in what we found? You can find the full document of TTAC Survey Results prepared by gpTRAC here.
Still interested in reading more? Click here for more information from TTAC on telehealth and telehealth technology.
When it comes to outfitting your organization with the proper technology for practicing telemedicine, the options can seem endless. However, gpTRAC and our affiliates can help. Here are a few pieces of advice to get the process started:
1. To determine what equipment you will need to buy, start by understanding what your initial program services will be, as well as your planned service growth. A survey among your stakeholders, or an organizational needs assessment, will help you identify what functionality you need, which will make your equipment requirements clear.
2. Are you familiar with TTAC? If you are involved in telehealth, you should be. TTAC (which stands for The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center) is a HRSA funded organization that focuses on areas of technology assessment and telehealth policy. They are one of two National Telehealth Resource Centers, and work closely with each of the 12 Regional Telehealth Resource Centers (including gpTRAC!). TTAC’s goal is to create better-informed consumers of telehealth technology by offering a variety of tools and technology assessments. Their website (telehealthtechnology.com) is a great place for information on which technologies are appropriate for your telehealth program.
3. Still not sure what technology to choose? Contact us! The gpTRAC staff is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout the process.
The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (known as TTAC), is currently conducting a national survey of telehealth. The goal of the survey is to gather data on which telehealth platforms and technologies are being utilized in health care settings, and for what types of clinical applications. The survey is open from now until October 31, 2012.
We strongly encourage anyone involved in telehealth to complete this survey!
Click here to be taken staight to the TTAC short, seven-question Technology Survey.
or click here for more information from TTAC on telehealth technology.