National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers Annual Report 2018
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."
For the full report, please click here: https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Test-Report-FINAL-LITTLE-ROCK.pdf
- Telehealth and its disruption of the healthcare delivery model is here to stay.
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