VA’s Galpin Stresses Importance of Accreditation to Ensure Telehealth Quality

By URAC Staff on Nov 8, 2017 2:47:50 PM

America’s military veterans deserve the very best medical services we can provide – and accreditation should play a key role in ensuring they receive the highest possible standard of healthcare, says Dr. Kevin Galpin, executive director, Telehealth Services Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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The Promise of Telemedicine and the Missing Quality Debate

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Vice President, Government Relations and Policy on Oct 23, 2017 4:17:52 PM

It is an old but true adage that government moves slowly. While change may be swift, your local, state, or federal regulator is not.

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New York State Office of Mental Health Expands Access, Preserves Quality Through Telehealth

By URAC Staff on Oct 19, 2017 8:57:23 AM



Washington, DC -- The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has announced that it will accept telehealth accreditation as evidence of regulatory compliance for part of the state’s telepsychiatry requirements.

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Telehealth is a Game Changer for Healthcare, but Challenges Remain

By URAC Staff on Oct 12, 2017 4:14:24 PM

Telehealth is a promising new avenue for providing greater access to care for countless patients. However, not all healthcare organizations are ready to press forward on a fully developed program. 

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What Role Will Measures and Accreditation Play in Ensuring Quality Telehealth Care?

By URAC Staff on Oct 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Robust measurement and accreditation programs are key components of a successful telehealth program, leading experts say.

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5 Key Elements that Drive Success for Westchester Medical Center’s $7 million Telehealth Program

By URAC Staff on Sep 27, 2017 9:30:00 AM

When New York-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) decided in 2015 to launch a telehealth program across its 6,200-square-mile service area, the 10-hospital network opted to build it from scratch, investing more than $7 million in technology and infrastructure.

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Technology Enhances Population Health Programs, but the Personal Experience is Still Important

By URAC Staff on Sep 25, 2017 9:30:00 AM

With the transition to value-based healthcare and the growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), healthcare providers and payers are looking for ways to overcome barriers to meeting population health goals.

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Roar of the LionNet: How Penn State Telestroke Program Moves the Needle for Acute Stroke Patients

By URAC Staff on Sep 14, 2017 12:55:12 PM

The telestroke program at Penn State Hershey Medical Centers (PSHMC) has dramatically improved care for stroke victims and sets a high bar for other organizations looking to follow suit.

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