The purpose of the Telehealth Task Force is to bring together key stakeholders to identify and prioritize opportunities to adopt telehealth technology to support priority health outcomes.
The goal is to develop a consensus and establish a strategic action plan for advancing the adoption and utilization of telehealth/telemedicine as a mechanism for meeting identified health needs. The taskforce will help define the technology infrastructure and policy components that support the delivery of healthcare activities including:
- Mental health services
- Primary care
- Specialty care
- Chronic disease management
The taskforce also will identify the training needs to enable providers to better utilize telehealth technology for both medical consults and educational purposes. Much of the healthcare landscape is very rural and has communities that are underserved. Telehealth has the promise of leveraging outstanding healthcare organizations and providers and it is our goal to help these entities deliver fair and equal healthcare through the use of telehealth services.
Definition of Telehealth
For purposes of framing the work of this Task Force, telehealth is defined as: the delivery of healthcare through the capture and reporting of patient data. The patient is remote and typically at home and the data is collected and sent to a server where the information is shared with caregivers. Telemedicine is defined as: the two way interactive (video and audio) of healthcare delivery between providers and patients.
The taskforce meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday every month. Meetings are held from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in person and by teleconference. Participation in meetings are for NCHICA members only, and registration is required. Click here to view upcoming meetings.
Sponsor lunch at an upcoming Telehealth Taskforce meeting and give a brief presentation about your organization’s products and services.