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A new Generation of House Calls

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Long gone are the days when doctors would travel around town calling upon their patients at home.  But are they really?  In a 2010 survey, 19% of American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members were making a minimum of one house calls per week. How does that compare to virtual health care visits made by patients, who from the comfort of their own homes, connect with primary care physicians using secure videoconferencing?  Deloitte’s 2018 survey found that of the 23% of consumers who have tried it, 77% of them reported a high level of satisfaction with their virtual health care visit.  A fascinating business model, to say the least.

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Thank You, HRSA!

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On September 1, 2019, the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center begins its 9th year as a Telehealth Resource Center. 

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UMTRC Conference Wrap-Up

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Friday, August 2, 2019

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 1st Annual Conference such a success!

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OPEN OR CLOSED?

Posted by: Kaite Conner on Friday, April 19, 2019

Is your door open, closed, or somewhere in between? Telehealth and Telemedicine can be intimidating, scary, exciting, and to some completely absurd. Some close the door, and think, absolutely not, we cannot see patients and communicate with other providers through a screen.

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HIMSS19

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Friday, April 19, 2019

What's a mile long and packed with 45,000 people from over 90 countries? If you guessed the HIMSS 2019 Annual Conference, you would be correct!

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IRHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE RECAP

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Monday, September 10, 2018

A brief recap of the 2018 Indiana Rural Health Association Annual Conference by UMTRC Director, Becky Sanders.

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HIMSS 2018 RECAP

Posted by: Deena Dodd on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A highlight of the show for me was the intentional efforts being put forth to modernize patient bedside education.

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IRHA PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: UMTRC

Posted by: Luke Wortley on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A link to a blog post by UMTRC staffer, Luke Wortley, that was just recently posted to the Indiana Rural Health Association blog.

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CONCIERGE MEDICINE COMING TO INDIANA?

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Friday, August 4, 2017

Direct Primary Care has come to the state of Indiana. Effective July 1, 2017, with the full approval of the Indiana General Assembly's Senate and House Chambers, Enrolled Senate Bill 303 became law.

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ADVANCING TELEMEDICINE -- INDIANA SCORES A WIN

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Saturday, June 18, 2016

In July, Indiana scored a major win on the telemedicine legislative front. A new telemedicine state statute went into effect which expands the use of telemedicine together with certain prescribing rights (without an in-person office visit).

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TELEHEALTH LEGISLATION IN 2016

Posted by: Becky Sanders on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

As of March 25, 2016, there have been 133 telehealth related bills introduced in 30 states across the nation. The most common legislation addresses reimbursement, telehealth professional standards, the need for in-person examinations, prescribing, and cross-state licensing.

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