VTN Member Event

VTN is hosting an event for VTN Members on November 18, 2016 from 10 AM – 1 PM entitled “Shaping Telehealth Payment Policies in Virginia.”  We will be holding the event at the University of Virginia.  This will be a small and intimate discussion with Virginia Payers, including VDH, DMAS, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, the Virginia Association of Health Plans to discuss policy changes and propose innovative project payment models that could be considered for pilot project testing.  The discussion will encompass a number of pressing topics to include addictions, behavioral health, Project ECHO, school based health, remote patient monitoring and more.  For registration information contact admin@ehealthvirginia.org.

Special Pre-Summit Workshop: Telemental Health Training for Counselors, Psychologists and Other Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Service Providers

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This “How To” session covers the key aspects of online therapy including choosing HIPAA-compliant technology, billing insurance, ethics, laws and practice etiquette. Get your questions answered by industry experts and network with a community of potential telehealth referral sources.  $50 fee.  Participants who successfully complete this workshop may elect to receive the following types of continuing education credits: American Psychological Association (3 credits), National Board of Certified Counselors (3 hours), Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (3 credits) and West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners (3 hours).  For more information and to register:  http://matrc.org/summit/agenda.html

Governor Announces VA’s Continued Progress on Telehealth and Broadband Expansion

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced the results of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology’s 2013 Health Information Technology (IT) Assessment, which demonstrates Virginia’s national leadership in telehealth initiatives, documents faster broadband speeds and an increase in adoption rates of electronic health records by Virginia physicians.
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Certified Telehealth Training Now in Virginia

STAR Telehealth Training

STAR-logo-final-PNGThe Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) has developed a training program for health care providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare for rural and medically-underserved populations. Students in health care programs may participate also.

The training has two parts: 

  • A self-paced online component

    (3 – 5 hours to complete).  Successful completion will earn you either a Certificate as a Telemedicine Clinical Presenter (CTCP – for those with clinical training) OR a Certificate as a Telehealth Coordinator (CTC – for anyone working in a health care setting) through the National School of Applied Telehealth.  This is a pre-requisite for the on-site component.

  • A hands-on component

    (3 hours-see below the session is offered twice at the MATRC Summit).  Successful completion will earn you the Certification as either a Telemedicine Clinical Presenter and Technology Professional OR  a Telehealth Coordinator and Technology Professional.   Provides basic competencies in using and troubleshooting state-of-the-art technologies: videoconferencing technology and medical peripherals in the clinical setting; and installation and operation of remote patient monitoring equipment in the home setting.  CTCP graduates will have the skills to correctly and confidently present patients during virtual encounters with physicians and other specialists.

  • CTC graduates will have the skills to correctly and confidently coordinate virtual encounters with physicians and a variety of specialists.

The Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center is operated by the New College Institute, located in Martinsville, Virginia, in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth at UVA Health System.

“Partial funding for this program is made possible by the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) by grant T55HP20285 from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the VHWDA or Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”