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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Resources

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

Case Study: Partnership Enables Hospital to Provide Local Access to 24-Hour Health Care Through Telemedicine
Shares the approach of Seward, Nebraska-based Memorial Health Care Systems' "convenience campaign," which focuses on using technology to meet the needs of a younger-than-average patient base. Discusses building partnerships and utilizing new technologies to improve healthcare accessibility through same-day clinics, online communications, and 24/7 virtual care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, Early Adopter Partner, Memorial Health Care Systems
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Health IT Playbook
Serves as an online guidebook for healthcare providers on using Health Information Technology (HIT) to its best advantage. Includes discussions on choosing, implementing, and upgrading electronic health records (EHRs), using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Certified Health IT products, implementing patient engagement via telehealth/telemedicine, quality and security with HIT, and looking at how HIT can connect providers and patients in public health settings. Includes a section on HIT in rural settings.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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USAC Rural Health Care Eligible Rural Areas Search
Determines if an organization is located in an eligible rural area for Universal Service Administrative Company's (USACs) Rural Health Care Program. Identifies a county by urban, rural or partly rural status as defined by the program rules.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Universal Service Administrative Company
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Medicare Learning Network: Telehealth Services
Contains information on originating sites, distant site practitioners, telehealth services, billing and payment for professional services furnished via telehealth as well as for the originating site facility fee, and a list of helpful websites.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Determines geographic eligibility for Medicare telehealth services. Identifies Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) located in rural census tracts, consistent with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's definition of rural.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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PubMed Search: Telemedicine and Rural Health Services
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of rural telemedicine in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Last Updated: 5/10/2022