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NRTRC is proud to provide you with the most up-to-date Telehealth News. From legislative and regulatory updates, to announcements, here you’ll find everything in the industry you need to stay informed. We will continue to benefit from expanding collaboration and information sharing as our membership list grows.

Telehealth Can Assist with Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Month

September 16, 2015
We talk about how tele-mental health can have an impact on the region's lack of mental health care providers and higher-than-average suicide rate.

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Here's an Application of Telehealth we Haven't Seen yet.

Veterinary Tele-Radiology

September 09, 2015
Our colleague Elizabeth Krupinski shares some information she received at a recent radiology conference. Seems like tele-radiology isn't just for people any more!

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Coffee With Bob

The Maine Thing

September 02, 2015
Bob took some time to meet with his fellow TRC directors in Portland, Maine last week and shares this report.

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Share your expertise!

August 26, 2015
The Conference Planning Committee is looking for presenters for our March Conference. Be sure to check the submission guidelines.

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Coffee With Bob

A demitasse today

August 19, 2015
Today's Coffee With Bob is a small sip to be sure. By now most of you know that Patricia has moved on to greener pastures. It was she who kept me in line as far as preparing these posts, cracking the whip now and again to...

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There's More to Telehealth than Diagnosis

August 12, 2015
Today on Coffee with Bob we look at options for telehealth beyond the initial patient-provider encounter and diagnosis. We've seen a lot of follow-up care provided beyond the initial care meeting.

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Clinical Pastoral Education Pilot Project

August 05, 2015
The Billings Gazette recently ran an article about a project I’ve been helping a little bit. You probably know that St. Vincent Healthcare, my host institution, is a Catholic hospital. As such, they’ve got a pretty large chaplain staff. But there were some challenges in getting new chaplains trained and with a little discussion and thought, the staff decided to try a pilot project: distance education using existing telehealth videoconferencing equipment.

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Telehealth is all about connections

July 29, 2015
Telehealth is all about connections, that’s clear. Telehealth provides a connection between the patient and a provider who are located in different areas, and that’s the primary use. But the connectivity can also reach beyond patient and provider to the patient’s family if they are in a distant location. Or sometimes telehealth can help ease concerns of family members of very ill patients who need specialty care. Here are a few examples of how telehealth has helped with the second kind of connection:

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Expanding Beyond Our Region

July 22, 2015
Late summer and fall are busy times for NRTRC. Aside from our usual technical assistance assists with our colleagues from the region, we’re doing quite a bit outside our seven-state bailiwick.

We’re stepping beyond our usual assistance to NRTRC-region telehealth organizations this time of year. I think I reported on my visit with a Select Committee from the North Dakota State Legislature last month. That was interesting and they were a gracious audience.

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5th Annual Telehealth Conference

July 15, 2015
Things are gearing up for our Fifth Annual Telehealth Conference! We’re in the process of finalizing arrangements for our keynote speaker (I can’t tell you who it is yet, but hope that we can announce the name very shortly), preparing a brand new conference website that will make registration and finding information much easier than last year (look for that in the next few weeks) and preparing a schedule. We’ll be meeting at the Olive 8 Hyatt in Seattle again this year.

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