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Telehealth Services Locator
July 25, 2023

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) engaged AppGeo to build an online, interactive, mapping application to help patients in a seven state region to locate healthcare providers who offer both in-person and telehealth services near them.

Susan E. Scott Wins UETN Telehealth Excellence Award
June 15, 2023

Intermountain Health's Susan E. Scott is the winner of the 4th annual Deborah LaMarche Telehealth Excellence Award.

Evaluation of post-discharge engagement for emergency department patients with opioid use history
February 24, 2023

The use of telehealth services in EDs is becoming more popular. These services connect PRCs with ED patients in real-time via secure communications technology, and very little is known about the service- and clinical-based outcomes with which they are associated. This current study sought to assess factors associated with successful post-discharge follow-up of patients with a history of opioid use who received PRC telehealth services while in the ED.

HHS Releases COVID-19 PHE Transition Roadmap
February 16, 2023

Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Our response to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, remains a public health priority, but thanks to the Administration’s whole of government approach to combatting the virus, we are in a better place in our response than we were three years ago, and we can transition away from the emergency phase.

Small Internet Provider Soon to Open a Digital 'Empowerment Center'
February 10, 2023

A new center in the southwest corner of Wyoming aims to offer digital skills and navigation for people who may not otherwise have access to it. The Empowerment Center in Torrington is set to open in the next few weeks, said Matt Larsen, CEO of VistaBeam, the Internet service provider that is setting up the center.

Federal PHE to End May 11th
January 31, 2023

The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two House Republican measures to end the emergencies, said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to the pandemic would each be extended one final time to May 11.