The UMTRC provides a single point of contact for telehealth resources across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio through educational and outreach presentations, individualized technical assistance, facilitation, connection to local or distant providers, and archived resources via our website and staff.



  • Illinois Telehealth Network receives Illinois Rural Health Association Award of Merit

    August 16, 2016

    EFFINGHAM, Illinois—At its Educational Conference and Annual Meeting on August 11 in Effingham, the Illinois Rural Health Association presented its “2016 Rural Health Award of Merit” to the Illinois Telehealth Network (ITN), a network of 23 hospital members honored with this award.

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  • Bipartisan House Act 1263 Advances Telemedicine in Indiana

    July 1, 2016

    Bipartisan House Act 1263 advances telemedicine in Indiana, addresses issue of remote prescribing

    Indiana now one of 29 states offering commercial coverage of telemedicine consultations

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN –Characterized as a “new chapter in healthcare delivery” by medical professionals, Indiana’s new telemedicine statutes go into effect on July 1 (House Act No. 1263) These new statutes create standardized telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules. Core tenants of the new law include: formal definition of telemedicine and the accepted mode of communication; the expectations of a proper physician-patient relationship; the required patient records; remote prescribing; out-of-state certification; and commercial coverage.

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The Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC) is a consortium of active telehealth organizations, headed by the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) that provides a comprehensive set of telehealth clinical and technical assistance services leveraged into products of lasting value to rural providers. The UMTRC focuses on telehealth programs and technical assistance needs within Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. Because we are a fully-funded grant-based program, all of our services are provided at no charge.