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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare Organizations

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Promotes access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology.
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Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (CCHP)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers with the integration of telehealth technologies. Analyzes and reports on telehealth policy issues and provides telehealth policy resources throughout the U.S.
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Center for Telemedicine Law (CTL)
Supports healthcare providers and others with legal and regulatory issues related to telehealth.
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Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
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National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC)
Telehealth resource center funded by the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT). Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers with assessing and implementing cost-effective telehealth technology to serve rural and medically underserved populations.
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NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Represents independent and community-based telecommunications companies in rural America. Organization providing advocacy, education, training, and other benefits and services to its members.
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Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
One of the divisions within the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Promotes wider adoption of telehealth services to increase access to quality healthcare services for underserved areas through grants, technical assistance, policy development, and evaluation of telehealth programs.
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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Supports the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve healthcare.
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Rural Telehealth Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on building the evidence base for telehealth, especially in rural applications. A collaboration of the University of Iowa, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Southern Maine.
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Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Supports access to broadband services needed to work, learn, heal, and communicate. Collects and delivers funding through four programs focused on places where broadband and connectivity needs are critical. These programs - High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and the Schools and Libraries Program - serve people in rural, underserved, and difficult-to-reach areas.
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Last Reviewed: 8/2/2017