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2016 NRTRC Conference: Spanning the Care Continuum


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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.

"The Hot Handoff"

August 20th, 2015

Starts: 8pm Hawaii, 10pm Alaska, 11pm Pacific, 12am Mountain, 1am Central, 2am Eastern

Educational, 1 Hour: Using Telehealth to smooth the transition between hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility or Primary Care.

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From the NRTRC Blog:

Telehealth is all about connections

July 29th, 2015

Telehealth is all about connections, that’s clear. Telehealth provides a connection between the patient and a provider who are located in different areas, and that’s the primary use. But the connectivity can also reach beyond patient and provider to the patient’s family if they are in a distant location. Or sometimes telehealth can help ease concerns of family members of very ill patients who need specialty care. Here are a few examples of how telehealth has helped with the second kind of connection:
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5th Annual Telehealth Conference

July 15th, 2015

Things are gearing up for our Fifth Annual Telehealth Conference! We’re in the process of finalizing arrangements for our keynote speaker (I can’t tell you who it is yet, but hope that we can announce the name very shortly), preparing a brand new conference website that will make registration and finding information much easier than last year (look for that in the next few weeks) and preparing a schedule. We’ll be meeting at the Olive 8 Hyatt in Seattle again this year.
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Expanding Beyond Our Region

July 22nd, 2015

Late summer and fall are busy times for NRTRC. Aside from our usual technical assistance assists with our colleagues from the region, we’re doing quite a bit outside our seven-state bailiwick.

We’re stepping beyond our usual assistance to NRTRC-region telehealth organizations this time of year. I think I reported on my visit with a Select Committee from the North Dakota State Legislature last month. That was interesting and they were a gracious audience.
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The Future of Telehealth

July 8th, 2015

Predicting the Future. That’s a real challenge, to be sure. Technology and health care change often, sometimes rapidly and occasionally in unexpected directions. Well, I dug in and started doing some research trying to become a healthcare clairvoyant. As I did the research, I found that there was more than one potential path telehealth could take. While I think the discipline will grow and be used more and more as time goes on, It wasn’t absolutely certain where telehealth is headed, especially in light of the fact that while the research and paper preparation were underway, we were waiting for the Supreme Court to hand down a decision on the exchanges and supplementary funding.
Read More

Telehealth is all about connections

July 29th, 2015

Telehealth is all about connections, that’s clear. Telehealth provides a connection between the patient and a provider who are located in different areas, and that’s the primary use. But the connectivity can also reach beyond patient and provider to the patient’s family if they are in a distant location. Or sometimes telehealth can help ease concerns of family members of very ill patients who need specialty care. Here are a few examples of how telehealth has helped with the second kind of connection:
Read More

Expanding Beyond Our Region

July 22nd, 2015

Late summer and fall are busy times for NRTRC. Aside from our usual technical assistance assists with our colleagues from the region, we’re doing quite a bit outside our seven-state bailiwick.

We’re stepping beyond our usual assistance to NRTRC-region telehealth organizations this time of year. I think I reported on my visit with a Select Committee from the North Dakota State Legislature last month. That was interesting and they were a gracious audience.
Read More

5th Annual Telehealth Conference

July 15th, 2015

Things are gearing up for our Fifth Annual Telehealth Conference! We’re in the process of finalizing arrangements for our keynote speaker (I can’t tell you who it is yet, but hope that we can announce the name very shortly), preparing a brand new conference website that will make registration and finding information much easier than last year (look for that in the next few weeks) and preparing a schedule. We’ll be meeting at the Olive 8 Hyatt in Seattle again this year.
Read More

The Future of Telehealth

July 8th, 2015

Predicting the Future. That’s a real challenge, to be sure. Technology and health care change often, sometimes rapidly and occasionally in unexpected directions. Well, I dug in and started doing some research trying to become a healthcare clairvoyant. As I did the research, I found that there was more than one potential path telehealth could take. While I think the discipline will grow and be used more and more as time goes on, It wasn’t absolutely certain where telehealth is headed, especially in light of the fact that while the research and paper preparation were underway, we were waiting for the Supreme Court to hand down a decision on the exchanges and supplementary funding.
Read More
See All Blog Posts