NRHA makes telehealth recommendations to Institute of Medicine

This morning the Institute of Medicine (IOM) kicked off a new study commissioned by the Health Resources Services Administration with a two-day workshop on the “Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment”.

NRHA CEO Alan Morgan will participate in a stakeholder perspective panel Thursday afternoon to guide investigators leading the study.

“Telehealth is a game-changer for health care delivery in rural America, and I thank the investigators of the IOM study for the opportunity to provide guidance on behalf of NRHA,” Morgan said.

NRHA’s recommendations focus on reimbursement issues, credentialing, broadband/infrastructure and a call for outcomes data on the use of telehealth.  NRHA has devoted energy to telehealth initiatives, passing numerous policy papers on the topic over the past three years.

Click here to read NRHA’s full testimony to the IOM and here to read a summary.

You can also tune in to the live webcast of the meeting here and view the workshop agenda here.