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Resources by Topic: Telehealth

Rural-Urban Mental Health Disparities in the United States During COVID-19
Explores rural and urban mental health access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the expanded use of telehealth, the lack of broadband access, and mental health provider shortages in rural areas.
Author(s): Nicole M. Summers-Gabr
Citation: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S222-S224
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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National Findings on Health Centers' Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of a weekly Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) survey of health centers' response to COVID-19. Includes information about COVID-19 testing, virtual visits, and access to personal protective equipment. Illustrates COVID-19 impact on health center operations, staffing, and budgets. Updated weekly.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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COVID-19 ECHO Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities delivered via the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) approach.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
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Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
An interactive series of presentations by experts and primary care physicians discussing COVID-19 topics regarding emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care for primary care physicians and healthcare teams. Live sessions are held each Wednesday with recordings and slides available after each session.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Weitzman Institute
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Nevada - Project ECHO: Antibiotic Stewardship
Supports an interaction platform with an infectious disease physician and clinical pharmacologists specializing in infectious diseases to help clinicians manage infectious disease patients and to provide evidence-based antibiotic stewardship by optimizing antibiotic usage in order to reduce resistance. Offers an opportunity for clinicians to present a COVID-19 patient case for review.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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Colorado - COVID-19 Just-in-Time ECHO for Primary Care
An ongoing COVID-19 series offered three times a week by an interdisciplinary panel of public health, clinical, and pharmacotherapy experts. Provides COVID-19 updates on testing locations, availability and guidelines, false claims regarding medication management, challenges in primary care particularly related to telehealth, and discussion on de-identified patient cases.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Project ECHO Colorado
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State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard
Presents state-by-state telehealth expansion and licensing waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to relevant executive orders, regulatory guidance, statutory language, and other official communications for each state.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alliance for Connected Care
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HHS OIG: COVID-19 Portal
Information on the HHS response, as well as telehealth cost-sharing information and OIG monitoring of potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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COVID-19 Related Cybersecurity Information
Resources to help hospitals and health systems mitigate risk related to cybersecurity threats during the COVID-19 response.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Experiences of Community Health Centers in Expanding Telemedicine
Presents an overview of the experiences of nine health centers in California that received funding to increase their telemedicine services. Describes barriers to implementing and sustaining expanded services, including reimbursement policies and other regulatory restrictions. Includes recommendations for health centers and policymakers to promote the use of telehealth services.
Author(s): Lori Uscher-Pines, Jessica Sousa, Alina I. Palimaru, et al.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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