TxDLA Keep Connecting: Episode 5
TxDLA Keep Connecting webinars are led by distance learning experts providing a toolbox of immediate needs to our members and the distance learning community during this time.
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- Janet Major, USDLA Board President
Associate Director Facilities, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Arizona Health Center
What is the difference between telehealth and telemedicine?
Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services.
The Arizona Telemedicine Program
The Arizona Telemedicine Program is a large, multidisciplinary, university-based program that provides telemedicine services, distance learning, informatics training, and telemedicine technology assessment capabilities to communities throughout Arizona, the sixth largest state in the United States, in square miles.
American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Asssociation is focused on advancing telehealth and how the world thinks about healthcare. The focus is on ensuring that everyone has acces to safe, effective, and appropriate care when and where they need it. They recently launched an app.
Resources aligned to special interest groups, such as
- Telemental Health
- Home Telehealth & Remote Monitoring
- Pediatric Telehealth
- Business & Finance
- mHealth, Technology & Distance Learning
- ATA Institutional Council
- Telehealth Nursing
Resources and Links
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Grant funded and focuses on geographical areas. Related to certifications and programs are in those areas. Interactive map.
TTAC National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center
The focus is on the technology. Various Technology Evaluation Toolkits are available through this site.
Center for Connected Health Policy
Billing, licensure, and interstate practice information.
Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Health at a distance, not just medicine at a distance. Many programs and modules that support interactive video conferencing programs.
TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
COVID 19 Telemedicine Updates, Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Central
ECHO = Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
If you need help transitioning to a simple, flexible, and dependable video communication solution, we can help.