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Published Thursday, April 25, 2019
by national consortium of telehealth resource centers (nctrc)

From the introduction:

"For over a decade, Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) have provided the

nation comprehensive, unbiased information and education in telehealth. Staffed

by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable telehealth experts in the

country, the TRCs are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’

(HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Office

for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) within the Federal Office of Rural Health

Policy (FORHP). The first TRC was established in 2005, and for the last 13 years

TRCs have grown and expanded across the nation, advancing telehealth in their

respective regions. There are currently 14 TRCs. Twelve regional centers combine

to cover all 50 states and the Affiliated Pacific Islands. The remaining 2 centers

have a national focus; one specializing in telehealth technology assessment, and

the other on telehealth policy, both offering their services across the entire United


In recent years, the TRCs have come together to form the National

Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC). The NCTRC has helped

create efficiencies and provide consistent information and resources throughout

the country while still allowing each TRC to maintain its unique identity to specifically

serve the needs of their regions. As the field of telehealth continues to expand

to more health organizations, health systems, and providers, the NCTRC will be

there to provide its unparallalled experience and knowledge."


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