Observations from the 2014 ATA Annual Meeting

This year’s ATA Annual meeting was held in May.  With the vendor floor growing every year, it can be a bit overwhelming, but exciting at the same time.  It is a tremendous opportunity to reconnect with telehealth program leaders from around the country to learn about their latest efforts, challenges, and successes.

Over the years I have attended many of these events and have come away with AT LEAST one interesting bit of information.  This year’s “nugget” was very simple:  Telehealth is still growing.

I found it very interesting that, of the folks I visited with at the Telehealth Resource Centers booth, it was about an even split between those who were looking to add to the telehealth services they currently provide, and those who were trying to get their first telehealth-related activities up and running.  Many were from the gpTRAC region…reminding me that the reason gpTRAC exists in the first place is still valid.

As I see it, one of the main purposes for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center is the “assistance” part of our name.  We are here to be a sounding board to talk through service ideas, to brainstorm organizational needs, help identify potential partners, provide general guidance, information and more.

I hope that we can serve you and help move your services forward!  Looking forward to hear from you!

August Telehealth Webinar: August 15, 2013

August 2013 Webinar
The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers

The Virtual Dental Home: Implications for Policy & Strategy

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 15, to watch a unique presentation on how  geographically distributed telehealth  teams can create a virtual dental home.  The presenter, Paul Glassman, Director of Community Oral Health at the University of the Pacific will discuss how the dental home can help achieve the goals of the “triple Aim” and the surrounding policy issues.

There is NO need to pre-register!
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– The gpTRAC team

July Telehealth Webinar: July 18, 2013

June 2013 Webinar

The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers


Pediatric Critical Care Telemedicine

Please join us on Thursday, July 18 for the next session in this series.  Dr. Barry W. Heath, from Fletcher Allen Health Care/University of Vermont College of Medicine, will discuss the use of telemedicine in Pediatric Critical Care and its application in rural pediatric emergency medicine.

There is NO need to pre-register!

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May Telehealth Webinar: May 16, 2013

The National Telehealth Webinar Series
Presented by the National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers

Creative Approaches to Serving Patients, Saving Resources and Stretching Dollars

Thursday, MAY 16, 2013
8:00 AM HST, 10:00 AM AKDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 12:00 PM MDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by:
Ed Spencer, M.Ed., MSW
Director, Telepsychiatry Consultation Program, SC Department of Mental Health

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The National Telehealth Webinar Series provides timely information to support and guide the development of your telehealth program by experienced telehealth professionals from the HRSA-designated Telehealth Resource Centers.
These webinars are FREE to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers