NRTRC Telemedicine Conference 2014
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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Dr. Humayun “Hank” J. Chaudhry is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States. The FSMB is the umbrella agency for all the state medical licensing boards. It operates the Federation Credentialing Verification Service (FCVS). The FSMB is probably best known among physicians as a co-manager of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). The three USMLE tests are mandatory for obtaining a medical license in the United States. The FSMB was founded in 1912 and is the national not-for-profit organization for the 70 state medical boards of the United States and its territories.
NRTRC Board Member Wesley Valdes, DO, of Salt Lake City Utah, was recently featured in an article by Health Leaders Magazine. Dr. Valdes, of Intermountain Health Care talked about new Telehealth programs IHC is implementing and cost-cutting methods they identified. The article is available at this link: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-1/TEC-297579/How-Telemedicine-Drives-Volume-Revenue. Dr. Valdes is NRTRC’s newest Board Member and we congratulate him for his efforts to expand care to underserved populations.
“Nancy is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker and who stays ahead of the curve when it comes to Telemedicine information,” says Bob Wolverton, NRTRC Program Director, “Her insights will be extremely valuable to those in attendance.”
Date for the summit is December 2 and 3, 2013. NRTRC members can receive a discount for registration. If you’re interested in attending, e-mail Bob for further information. Time is limited for the discount. A brochure discussing the Summit is available at http://worldcongress.com/brochures/HL13033_brochure.pdf.
“Telehealth and Primary Care Medicine are a natural partnership,” said Bob Wolverton, Program Director of the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) said. “Our member organizations provide Telehealth services throughout our region and have an incredible depth of understanding of how to deliver health care from a distance.”
Because of their expertise, three NRTRC Advisory Board members are slated to speak at the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association’s (NWPCA) October meeting.
Board Chair Nancy Vorhees and member Cara Towle will present on October 22. Their session is titled, “Telehealth in Primary Care: Let’s Get Started.” The presentation will be aimed at showing Primary Care Providers (PCPs) the value of Telemedicine and how it can enhance a practice.
Joe Humpry, MD, ex-officio Board member is slated for an October 21 presentation titled, “Mobile Communication Technology drives Value-based payment.”
“Bringing Telehealth care to underserved populations and very rural locations in cooperation with primary care clinics is the next logical step in the development of Telehealth in our region,” commented Bob Wolverton, NRTRC program Director, “I appreciate our Board members’ willingness to share information with primary care providers.” Wolverton also stated that working with NWPCA is an important step in NRTRC’s mission of expanding availability of medical services in the organization’s seven-state region.
More information on the conference is available at http://www.nwrpca.org/conferences/fall-primary-care-conference.html
NRTRC is an information clearinghouse for information about Telehealth and Telemedicine. Information is available at http://www.nrtrc.org