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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare.

Rural Telehealth Capabilities and Outreach Continue to Grow
Highlights how telehealth is being used in rural areas, improving patient care for schoolchildren, seniors, and every age group in-between.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Presents insights on establishing a telebehavioral health program shared at a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Special Health Affairs with participants from HRSA-funded health centers in urban and rural areas.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Streamlining Telemedicine Licensure to Improve Rural America
Provides information and statistics to support advocacy for and efforts to implement telemedicine cross-state licensure to improve healthcare access in rural America. Includes policy recommendations.
Author(s): Jarod Giger, Mary DeVany
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Telehealth Collaborative Care Program for Persons with HIV Infection in Rural Settings
Discusses the findings of the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System's implementation of a telehealth collaborative care program for veterans with HIV living in rural parts of Iowa and Illinois.
Author(s): Michael Ohl, Dena Dillon, Jane Moeckli, et al.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models: Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Quality Improvement, Collaboration, and Training
Summarizes innovative programs occurring in rural areas, featuring a medical home model, a Lean/Six Sigma hospital program, a community health center telehealth program, and a statewide behavioral health network.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Characteristics of Telemental Health Service Use by American Indian Veterans
Details a study on the use of telemedicine to treat post-traumatic stress disorder among American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Discusses the use of video conferencing to provide access to care for rural Native veterans seeking mental health services.
Author(s): Dr. Jay H. Shore, Dr. Elizabeth Brooks, Dr. Heather Anderson, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 179-181
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
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Best Practice Guide: Telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Offers resources on telehealth programs for American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including telebehavioral health and telehealth to treat chronic conditions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Best Practice Guide: Telehealth for Rural Areas
Offers information and resources for rural healthcare providers looking to start a telehealth program. Covers startup, workflow, billing, working with patients, and internet access considerations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Center for Connected Health Policy - Events
List of events related to telehealth policy, including webinars on licensure, state telehealth policies, school-based telehealth, and more.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Telehealth Best Practice Guides
Library of guides offering information and resources related to telehealth billing, strategy, and implementation. Topic areas include behavioral healthcare, chronic conditions, maternal health, and school-based services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022