Articles

Telehealth’s Future Success Requires a Paradigm Shift

Bill England


William England, PhD, JD, Director of the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, gives a history of telehealth and suggests viewing telehealth as a concept rather than a tool can ensure its future success.

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July 26, 2017

Scalability Shows Signs of Telehealth Growth

Marcia M. Ward


Marcia M. Ward, PhD, Director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center, suggests that evaluation of telehealth as a business model proves its growth and contributes to its evidence base.

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July 26, 2017

Using Telehealth to Put Patients at the Center of Healthcare

Mario Gutierrez


Mario Gutierrez, MPH, Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy’s National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, discusses the important role telehealth plays for rural patients in delivering healthcare directly to their homes and communities.

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July 26, 2017

Recognizing Telehealth’s Full Potential

Kristi Henderson


Kristi Henderson, DNP, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN, Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Care at Ascension’s Texas Ministry, outlines three challenges hindering telehealth’s growth: outdated reimbursement models, policies and regulations, and the complexity surrounding telehealth integration.

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July 26, 2017

Expecting More Services for Less Compensation

Diane Calmus


Diane Calmus, Government Affairs and Policy Manager at the National Rural Health Association, explores the need for a new hospital model to help rural communities gain and maintain access to emergency medical services.

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September 7, 2016

Being Forward-Thinking as EMS Agencies Plan for the Future

Don Wood


Don Wood, Director of the Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC), discusses the effects of hospital closures on rural EMS and the role telehealth might play in the future delivery of emergency care.

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September 7, 2016

Opportunities to Provide Better Healthcare and Better Value

Tom Nehring


Tom Nerhing, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC) and Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of EMS and Trauma, shares how the changes in healthcare delivery can be an opportunity for emergency medical services to provide an even greater service to rural communities.

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September 7, 2016