NRTRC Board Members
Director, Northwest Telehealth (NWTH)
Cara Towle, RN, MSN, MA
Associate Director, Integrated Care Training Program/Psychiatry Consultation & Telepsychiatry, University of Washington
Washington State Telemedicine Collaborative
The Washington State Telehealth Collaborative will provide a forum to improve the health of Washington residents through the collaboration and sharing of knowledge and health resources statewide and increasing public awareness of telehealth as a delivery mechanism. The Collaborative seeks to enable development and delivery of technology-assisted programs that promote access, sustainability, utilization and affordability of Telehealth services.
State Office of Rural Health
Washington State Office of Community Health Systems, Rural Health Section
Washington State Office of Community Health Systems, Rural Health Section helps Washington's rural and underserved communities improve access to healthcare services by supporting planning and development efforts. Administers grant programs, finds doctors, and connects healthcare professionals with clinics and hospitals.
State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS
A part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
University of Washington, Project ECHO
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a teleconsultation model designed for common diseases that, like psychotic disorders, have a high public health impact, require complex management, and for which clinical expertise is limited. Project ECHO seeks to increase the capacity for local clinicians to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based treatment to underserved clinical populations in their own communities. The model allows the implementation team at the University of Washington to more effectively target agencies in remote areas and allow them to have videoconferencing capabilities that will help to facilitate remote consultation. Since many providers are located in rural areas of Washington State, this enhanced capability to improve access to CBTp to remote regions is vitally important.
TB Project ECHO, Washington State Department of Health
TB Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with TB infection through weekly sessions, didactics on TB-related topics, and TB specialists from a variety of disciplines provide mentorship on best practice standards in TB care.
State Telehealth Networks
Northwest TeleHealth provides access to consultations with health care specialists through a robust video-conferencing network of more than 100 units throughout the Northwest. This technology facilitates live, confidential interaction for two or more locations involved in patient consults, rural medicine, health education, medical training, business administration and other related activities.
State Licensing Boards