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2015 NRTRC Conference: Innovation Through Collaboration


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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Regions Served:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Your source for confidential, objective answers and valuable insights into Telehealth issues in the Northwest.

NRTRC provides technical assistance, program support, education and information to Telehealth Networks in our seven-state region. Our staff members have strong backgrounds in multiple aspects of Telehealth and access to a wide range of Telehealth experts throughout the United States. Our primary mission is to increase the use of Telehealth service throughout the region, especially to underserved populations. To achieve that goal, we provide no-cost assistance to Telehealth providers. As one of 14 Telehealth Resource Centers in the United States, NRTRC has access to leaders in the industry on a wide range of topics and can help your program grow. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance, information or encouragement.

From the NRTRC Blog:

Providing care for Veterans

August 13th, 2014

Patricia and I spent yesterday with a group of people who are interested in providing care for Veterans. As a Vet, I'm interested in Veterans' care for selfish reasons, but as a telehealth facilitator, I am in a position to do something about it. That's cool. We spoke with representatives from the VA, of course, but also from other organizations that want to help a wide spectrum of people from homeless Vets to wounded Vets to Vets who are
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Planning a Telehealth Conference

August 6th, 2014

Planning a Telehealth conference is always an interesting proposition. Identifying and securing keynote and plenary session speakers can sometimes be frustrating, sometimes easy as pie. This year we seem to be having pretty good luck, with a significant percentage of the speakers we've invited accepting.
Read More
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Seeing Progress

August 11th, 2014

It's nice to see progress and goals achieved by the people we help. I just received an invitation to the grand opening of a community health center. Why? Well, I believe it was because we helped the Oregon-based Center get up and running in their Telehealth service. I got an e-mail from the center's CEO about six months ago. Is it possible, he wondered, for a community health center to offer Telehealth services? Sure is, I responded, and sent him some information.
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My Visit with our Board members in Washington.

August 4th, 2014

A while back I visited our Board members in Washington state. While there I was lucky to sit in on a physician consultation over the University of Washington’s Telehealth network. It was called Extension for Community Health Care Options (Project ECHO), and allowed primary care providers in rural areas to present cases in which their patients had Hepatitis C and needed specialty care.
Read More

Providing care for Veterans

August 13th, 2014

Patricia and I spent yesterday with a group of people who are interested in providing care for Veterans. As a Vet, I'm interested in Veterans' care for selfish reasons, but as a telehealth facilitator, I am in a position to do something about it. That's cool. We spoke with representatives from the VA, of course, but also from other organizations that want to help a wide spectrum of people from homeless Vets to wounded Vets to Vets who are
Read More

Seeing Progress

August 11th, 2014

It's nice to see progress and goals achieved by the people we help. I just received an invitation to the grand opening of a community health center. Why? Well, I believe it was because we helped the Oregon-based Center get up and running in their Telehealth service. I got an e-mail from the center's CEO about six months ago. Is it possible, he wondered, for a community health center to offer Telehealth services? Sure is, I responded, and sent him some information.
Read More

Planning a Telehealth Conference

August 6th, 2014

Planning a Telehealth conference is always an interesting proposition. Identifying and securing keynote and plenary session speakers can sometimes be frustrating, sometimes easy as pie. This year we seem to be having pretty good luck, with a significant percentage of the speakers we've invited accepting.
Read More

My Visit with our Board members in Washington.

August 4th, 2014

A while back I visited our Board members in Washington state. While there I was lucky to sit in on a physician consultation over the University of Washington’s Telehealth network. It was called Extension for Community Health Care Options (Project ECHO), and allowed primary care providers in rural areas to present cases in which their patients had Hepatitis C and needed specialty care.
Read More
See All Blog Posts