External Telehealth Resources
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers: The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) is dedicated to building sustainable telehealth programs and improving health outcomes for rural and underserved communities.
Center for Connected Health Policy: The CCHP is the national TRC for telehealth policy. It produces many resources for monitoring and understanding telehealth policy, both at the state and federal levels. It's semi-annual 50-state summary of telehealth policies is the go-to resource for many in the telehealth world.
Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC): The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center aims to create better-informed consumers of telehealth technology. By offering a variety of free services in the area of telehealth technology assessment, TTAC aims to become the place for answers to questions about selecting appropriate technologies for your telehealth program.
NETRC Telehealth Library: Comprised of thousands of resources, the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center provides extensive information and educational materials around telehealth and telemedicine. Through keyword searching and filtering, you can seek out the information you are looking for that pertain to this specific region as well as across the nation.
Health Center Clearinghouse: The Health Center Clearinghouse is a repository of resources for Community Health Centers/FQHCs.
Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law: Providing vital support to the telehealth community on legal and regulatory issues and topics such as: physician/nurse licensure; credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and private insurance payment policies.
National Association of Community Health Centers: NACHC is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to expanding healthcare access for America’s medically underserved through the community-based health center model.
Nevada Interprofessional Healthy Aging Council (NIHAN) telehealth site: NIHAN provides resources for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Their page on telehealth provides educational resources for senior patients.
American Telemedicine Association (ATA): The leading international resource and advocate for telemedicine, promoting access to medical care for consumers and providers via telecommunications technology.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health: Created to promote a healthy rural America through state and community leadership, the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health help individual rural communities build healthcare delivery systems.
Also, listen to this podcast from gpTRAC's Jonathan Neufeld for tips for how to best inform your patients about what to expect for their telehealth visit. All staff at the hospital should understand what the virtual patient expectation is and what they can do on their end to improve satisfaction and population health.