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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Resources

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

New Opportunities and Challenges for Teleaudiology Within Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides an overview of teleaudiology and the delivery of audiological services through telemedicine practice for rural and inner urban areas. Includes discussion on how the Veterans Administration (VA) is researching and incorporating teleaudiology within its healthcare program.
Author(s): Peter G. Jacobs, Gabrielle H. Saunders
Citation: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 51(5), vii-xii
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Extent of Telehealth Use in Rural and Urban Hospitals
Discusses the use of telehealth in rural and urban hospitals, and provides statistics on hospital characteristics and common departments and programs with telehealth services. Describes opportunities for telehealth to support healthcare in rural communities.
Author(s): Marcia M. Ward, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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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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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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FCC National Broadband Map
Map displaying internet service availability nationwide, as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Searchable by address, location, and provider, with area characteristics available.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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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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Last Updated: 11/18/2022