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COVID-19 and Telehealth

Below are resources to assist healthcare providers navigate changing regulations that support the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

NRTRC State Information and Action during COVID-19

for Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah

April 14, 2020
Briefly summarizes state laws and policies before COVID-19, then provides links and summaries of COVID-19 executive orders, emergency declarations, policy changes to reimbursement and professional licensure, as well as links to each state's COVID-19 pages.


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NRTRC COVID-19 and Telehealth Resources

All combined into one document!

April 03, 2020
Telehealth has been recognized as a safe means of delivering care during the current coronavirus public health emergency.  Several federal and state agencies have relaxed regulations to facilitate the delivery of telehealth.  This guide compiles links to updates to policies and helpful resources all in one location.

Here are a few new useful links:
New HHS Telehealth website for providers and patients
NRTRC YouTubeChannel - featuring presentations from the NRTRC TAO Virtual Conference, April 15-17, 2020


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Two terrific videos for getting started in telehealth!

April 03, 2020
One for providers and one for patients. Please share, but be sure to credit the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, the Hawaii Department of Health and the Western States Regional Genetics Network for their great work!


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NRTRC Quick Start Guide to Telehealth

During the current public health emergency, March 20, 2020

March 24, 2020
Under normal circumstances, the development and implementation of telehealth is best accomplished through a thorough, deliberate planning process. However, due to the current public health emergency, health care providers are being encouraged to utilize telehealth when possible in lieu of seeing patients in person.

This quick start guide is for health care providers who wish to implement simple web-based video to interact with their patients.  It does not cover other types of telehealth, such as store-and-forward or remote patient monitoring, or the use of other telehealth technologies such as telemedicine carts or medical peripherals. All of these are excellent and often appropriate means of caring for patients, but are not covered here.

This document is intended for general education only. It is not clinical or legal advice.

Newly added documents: NRTRC Telehealth Start-Up Checklist and Resources


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Symptom Checker Website, CDC

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

March 24, 2020


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Telehealth News Archives

2020 Archives

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