The Summer of Telehealth
June Recap
Dear Colleagues,
We hope that you've been able to find a few moments of sunshine and relaxation recently as we round into the true Summer months, and that you're staying healthy amidst the unprecedented times we find ourselves facing. This newsletter is packed with regional and national updates , including information on recent and upcoming NETRC/MATRC #LaunchTelehealth2020 sessions , relevant Federal funding announcements , upcoming regional and national telehealth events , r esources relating to COVID-19, the most recent publications and headlines, and last but not least, a very exciting NETRC team update!
Before we dig into all of that, the entire NETRC team would once again like to take a second to express our deep appreciation for you all, and the vital role(s) you play as we continue to adapt to the ever changing realities we face amidst this Public Health Emergency. Please know that we are here to help, as you focus on continuing to deliver care to your patients and communities, and with that our first and most important message is this: THANK YOU, to each & every one of you who are out there on the front lines AND behind the scenes, as part of our essential workforce!      

Best wishes to all and please don't hesitate to reach out with your telehealth questions. Thanks!
On Behalf of the NETRC Team All our Best ,
Danielle Louder, Director and Reid Plimpton, MPH - Project Manager
NETRC Welcomes Home a Familiar Face!
Andrew Solomon, MPH has rejoined the NETRC/Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD) team as a Senior Program Manager. He will be leading our Coronavirus TRC efforts, as well as directing a new Rural Health Network Development Planning grant MCD was recently awarded. 

For those who are newer to the TRCs, Andrew was NETRC's Project Manager for four years. He was recently managing population health initiatives at an FQHC in Providence, RI.  We couldn’t be more excited to have him back on board in this new role and he is very much looking forward to reconnecting with everyone and digging back into TRC work!
Revisiting June's events & forecasting July
July brings us to the halfway point of our co-hosted #LaunchTelehealth2020 Virtual Conference Series with our colleagues at the Mid-Atlantic TRC ( MATRC )!

Day 1 (06/19) kicked off with a lively plenary session presented by Judd Hollander, Senior vice president for Healthcare Delivery Innovation at Jefferson Health (Left image above), followed by 2 rounds of breakout sessions, filled with success stories and poster presentations

Day 2 (06/27) kicked off with another fantastic plenary, as former Federal C.TO. and current CareJourney President Aneesh Chopra shared an equally tech-saavy and futuristic presentation (Right Image above), followed by another double header oif breakout sessions to choose from!

Our remaining two "Events" of the Conference Series (07/10, 07/17) will follow a similar format, and are shaping up to be just as exciting, with Plenary Sessions from The MAVEN Project ' s CEO Lisa Bard Levine this friday 07/10, and Ontario Telemedicine Network 's Vice President of Clinical Innovation, Laurie Poole on 07/17. We're also excited to annouce our last two events will have BONUS SESSIONS in the afternoon of each!

07/10 will feature an afternoon with the national TRC's , where attendees can choose between policy conversations in the age of COVID-19 and beyond with our colleague Mei Kwong of CCHP , or joining pur colleagues Jordan Berg and Doris Barta of TTAC for a Technology Showcase filled with demonstrations and the technology conversations you need to know!

07/17 will feature a Virtual Exhibit Hall, where the Industry Partners who were graciously able to support us in this process have set aside time for attendees to drop in on their "exhibit rooms" for a conversation; whether that be building off something you saw in our Industry Partner Interview Series in the conference, the Exhibitor Tab in the platform, or just an introduction for the first time!

If you have any questions, contact Reid Plimpton a t:
FCC COVID-19 Funding Updates
Application window officially closed as of 06/25/2020 ; see here
July 1 was the most recent award announcement, bringing the cumulative totals to 514 health systems receiving $187,272,484 dollars.
Health systems across our region have been extremely successful in their applications; with over 130 systems being awarded across our 8 states receiving roughly 55.5 million dollars. Please join us in congratulating all of the awardees! The NETRC regional breakdown by state as of 07/01/2020 is:
  • CT—12
  • ME—3
  • MA—14
  • NH—1
  • NJ—24
  • NY—76
  • RI—1
  • VT—3
See Here f or the current comprehensive list of awardees across the U.S. as of 07/01/2020
USDA Rural Development Announcement:
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant (DLT) Second Application Window Still Open!
Minimum Grant Amount $50,000,
Maximum Grant Amount $1,000,000
Match Requirement:   15% of total project cost

Eligible Applicants : Most entities that provide education or healthcare through telecommunications in rural settings, including: Most State and Local Government Entities; Federally Recognized Tribes, Nonprofits; and For Profit Businesses. Rurality score requirements and calculation methods can be foun d here

Eligible Grant Purposes include The Acquisition of eligible capital assets; The Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset; Technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment.
T he Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as RUS or the Agency, announced Window 1 for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 on February 10, 2020.

Due to the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, the agency has received several requests to extend the deadline. However, the agency believes that extending the window would be counterproductive to getting funds out as quickly as possible to aid in this crisis. As a result, the agency is providing an additional window for those that could not complete applications prior to the Window 1 deadline.
Grant Objective: The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural residents tap into the enormous potential of modern telecommunications and the Internet for education and health care, two of the keys to economic and community development.

Application Dealdlines:
Window 1 (CLOSED): February 10 - April 10, 2020
Window 2 : April 14 - July 13, 2020
USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Overview Webinar
the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host webinars focused on the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and will provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful grant application. 

HRSA- NEW NOFO Announcement:
RCORP-NAS FOA now Available
Applications due July 20th!

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP-NAS)

Date(s) to Apply:
06/11/2020 to 07/20/2020
Estimated Award Date:

Overview: HRSA will award approximately 30 grants of up to $500,000 over a three-year period to rural consortia to reduce the incidence and impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Grant Objective: Awardees will conduct a combination of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities designed to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health. While the focus of RCORP-NAS is primarily opioid use disorder (OUD), applicants may also choose to address additional substances of concern or substance use disorders (SUDs) among the target population. The target population is pregnant women, mothers, and women of childbearing age who have a history of, or who are at risk for, SUD/OUD and their children, families, and caregivers who reside in rural areas.

In addition to identifying target population, applications must also select one or two of the below focus areas:
•Improve Integrated Care and Care Coordination
•Criminal Justice
•Increase Recovery Capital
•Improve Access to Care via Telehealth
•Improve Access to Care with Transportation
•Improve Provider Workforce
•Establish and/or enhance family support services

Please note that HRSA recommends you select only one focus area, and no competitive advantage, funding priority, or preference is associated with selecting more than one Focus Area.

Telehealth and COVID-19
Over the past few months, telehealth has tranformed in the blink of an eye, and we've seen numerous changes in the policy and reimbursement worlds due to COVID-19.

As these updates and new information are released, we've been amazed to see the speed in which our region has been able to respond; still, there's a lot to to digest!

The TRCs have been hard at work compiling information as soon it becomes available, and NETRC has maintained updates to the COVID-19 webpage our website to highlight these materials and more. Be sure to check there frequently for the newest information and materials!

Federal COVID-19 Webites and Guidance Documents (updated as changes are made)
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Guidance on HIPAA privacy and Novel Coronavirus . Click Here

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  Telemedicine—COVID-19 information page- Click Here

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) States waiving licensure requirements/renewals in response to COVID-19. As of April 3, 2020 Click Here

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS)- Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet:. Click Here

TRC Developed COVID-19 Resources & Other Useful Tools
Northeast TRC's Roadmap and Toolkit Webliography for Implementing Primary Care and Behavioral Telehealth Servicesduring the COVID-19 Pandemic - Click here

Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) . COVID-10 Telehealth Policies Webpage (includes Federal & State Policy Fact Sheets, Videos and More, Updated Daily!); Click Here

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) . COVID-19 telehealth toolkit- March 18, 2020 Click here

Southwest TRC's Service Provider Directory for Telemedicine and Telehealth Click here .

CCHP's Telehealth Billing Guide- Click here

Adirondack Health Institute's (AHI) Telehealth Vendor Resource Guide- Click Here

American Medical Association- A Physician's Guide to COVID-19: Click here
UMTRC goes virtual!
Don't miss out on this TRC Virtual Conference
July 14-15, 2020
Upcoming & Archived Webinars
Coming up Soon!
July 16th, 2:00PM- 3:00PM (Eastern)
NCTRC Webinar Series - Digital Marketing Best Practices for Direct to Consumer Telehealth
Hosted by: South Central Telehealth Resource Center (SCTRC)
Guest Speaker : Felicia Williams

Webinar Description:
As healthcare providers have been forced to transition to exclusively digital
interactions with patients throughout their care journey, how can your organization
meet and exceed consumer expectations for their telehealth experience? This session will provide considerations.
July 22nd, 2:00PM- 3:00PM (Eastern) USAC Webinar:
Rural Health Care Program: Healthcare Connect Fund Program Request for Services Best Practices for FY2021

Get ready for the start of the FY2021 by joining our Request for Services Best Practices webinar. We will focus on the FCC Forms 461 process and competitive bidding.
July 21-22, 2020
Telehealth Innovation Forum
Intouch Health and Teledoc have taken the 14th year of the forum Virtual!

 This year’s presentations will be organized into educational tracks for your convenience. Each track will contain several talks related to the broader topic within that category, but don’t worry, you won't be constrained to just one track!

And in case you missed it:
June 18th, 2:00pm- 3:00PM (Eastern)
National TRC Webinar Series:
Making Video Visits Personal- Implementing & Scaling with your own Providers.
Hosted by: TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
Guest Speakers
Kacy Crittenden, Director of Ambulatory Quality – Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Chris Funes, MD – Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Pediatrics at Southeast
Jenny Smith, Director of Digital Health – Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Recent Telehealth News
Telehealth sustainability requires a willingness to adapt to new ideas
mHealth Intelligence, June 25, 2020 Link
When its three-year telehealth pilot ended and the grant money ran out, Long Island Select Healthcare took stock of its options and decided to change its approach to connected health. The leaders for this New York program presented on their telehealth strategies for chronic care management and remote patient monitoring at the ongoing joint virtual conference put on by the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center and the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center..
CMS moves to make COVID-19 home health telehealth expansion permanent
mHealth Intelligence, June 26, 2020 Link
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to make telehealth coverage enacted during the COVID-19 crisis permanent for home health care providers - though providers still won't be reimbursed.
COVID-19 concerns add value to school-based telehealth programs
mHealth Intelligence, June 24, 2020 Link
School may not be in session, but telehealth programs across the nation are busy addressing the needs of students stuck at home during the pandemic - including a growing number in need of mental health counseling.
Lawmakers want a full study of telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis
mHealth Intelligence, June 22, 2020 Link
A bill before Congress calls on the Health and Human Services Department and the Government Accountability Office to produce separate studies on how telehealth has been used to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Sony survey shows support for doctors prescribing mhealth devices
mHealth Intelligence, June 22, 2020 Link
The survey finds that patients living with a chronic condition would do better if they had an mHealth device to manage their health at home - but they want those devices to come from their doctor.
Telehealth is working, let’s keep it that way
Commonwealth, June 20, 2020 Link
The Patients First Act, recently filed in the Massachusetts Senate, requires insurance carriers, including MassHealth, to cover telehealth services in any instance where the equivalent in-person service is covered. The bill also embraces an expansive definition of telehealth services, including care through audio-only telephone calls to assist those patients who may not have access to a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
New York OKs telehealth coverage for audio-only phone services
mHealth Intelligence, June 18, 2020 Link
New York is the latest to approve expanded telehealth coverage for audio-only phone calls between a provider and patient, noting they give doctors more opportunities to extend care to underserved populations.
$2 million grant allows for expanded care for mental health and substance use
VermontBiz, June 18, 2020 Link
Vermont has received a $2 million federal emergency grant to make sure people with mental health and substance use disorders can access care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth is significant part of the proposed strategies.
VA sees a surge in veterans using telehealth to access healthcare
mHealth Intelligence, June 17, 2020 Link
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, veterans are logging onto the VA Video Connect app more than 120,000 times a week to access care, a 1,000 percent increase in traffic compared to a typical three-month span.
FCC approves 11th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications
FOX10, June 17, 2020 Link
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 62 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Grantees in the northeast include: Brookline Community Mental Health Center (MA), Care Plus (NJ), Community Health Access Network (NH), Dimock Community Health Center (MA), Family and Children’s Services (NJ), Flushing Clinic (NY), AdChoices
Henry J. Austin Health Center (NJ), Hospital for Special Surgery (NY), Maimonides Medical Center (NY), Morristown Medical Center (NJ), Northern NY Rural Behavioral Health Institute (NY), SERV Behavioral Health System (NJ), Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (NY), Sojourns Community Clinic (VT).
Regulatory actions impacting health insurers and managed care companies in response to COVID-19
JD Supra, June 17, 2020 Link
To help organizations stay on top of these regulatory changes affecting practice rules and reimbursement during the pandemic, this organization summarizes major regulatory actions in each state and assembled useful resources, guidance and notifications released by state regulators.
Therapy moves to video chat
The Keene Sentinel, June 17, 2020 Link
As COVID-19 has added stress and anxiety to people’s lives in recent months, access to mental-health services and supports has changed to telehealth, often resulting in improved access. For West Central Behavioral Health the ability to connect with a therapist online also has reduced the no-show rate.
AMHC Successfully Uses Telemedicine during COVID-19
WAGM-TV (Presque Isle, ME), June 17, 2020 Link
Community health clinics across the United States report a 43% drop in the number of client visits during the quarantine. However, Aroostook Mental Health Services in remote rural Caribou, ME, has ramped up the use of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased the number of client visits by 20%.
Delivering sexual, reproductive healthcare in NH during pandemic
Manchester Ink Link (NH), June 16, 2020 Link
The coronavirus pandemic has changed how sexual and reproductive healthcare is delivered in New Hampshire. Some services, including abortions, are now delivered partially via telehealth, while other services, including sexually-transmitted disease (STD) testing and PrEP, a regiment to prevent HIV transmissions, have seen a significant decrease in demand.  

Telehealth resource centers nationwide aid providers at no cost  
Healthcare IT News, June 17, 2020 Link  
The 14 federally funded regional TRCs have seen an enormous uptick in requests for assistance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The story includes quotes from Danielle Louder of NETRC as a follow-up to a webinar presentation with the MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center sponsored by HIMSS. 
mHealth platforms for chronic care get the green light from the FDA  
mHealth Intelligence, June 16, 2020 Link  
Digital therapeutic tools are in the spotlight this week, thanks to the FDA's approval of an mHealth platform for treatment of children with ADHD and Breakthrough Device Designation for a stroke treatment combining sensors and music therapy. 
Experts weigh in on post-COVID-19 telehealth rules and policies  
mHealth Intelligence, June 15, 2020 Link  
Congress and CMS are being inundated with requests to make permanent telehealth guidelines enacted to expand coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what they're requesting. 
What sort of staying power does telehealth really have?  
Healthcare IT News, June 15, 2020 Link  
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an "unexpected experiment" for telehealth, but despite its huge promise and the hopes of many that it will become the new normal, experts say it's difficult to predict what's next. 
Telehealth will continue to grow after coronavirus pandemic  
mHealth Intelligence, June 12, 2020 Link  
The coronavirus pandemic sparked the growth of telehealth across the healthcare industry. This growth will continue after the pandemic, industry experts said at the online Value-Based Care Summit Telehealth20 .  
New bill would codify Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services  
Healthcare IT News, June 12, 2020 Link  
The bipartisan HEALTH Act would make permanent Medicare payments for telehealth services at federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. 
Telehealth shows promise for fostering better doc-patient relationships  
Healthcare IT News, June 11, 2020 Link  
In a study from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, NYU Langone and Doctor on Demand show how patients are finding value in virtual care, with many citing a rewarding rapport with their provider.  
The case for integrating telemedicine education into medical curriculums  
MobiHealth News, June 11, 2020 Link  
The telehealth training programs at the Medical University of South Carolina are profiles. Across a number of different specialties, students and practitioners can put practical telehealth skills to use and gain an emphasis on collaboration for the rest of their careers. 
Zoom fatigue: what you can do about it  
Telebehavioral Health Institute Blog, June 11, 2020 Link  
Videoconferencing fatigue occurs among many people who are engaged for long periods in delivering telehealth. This article considers the range of factors that can contribute to “Zoom fatigue” and offers suggestions for how it can be mitigated.  
The potential security crisis presented by rapid telehealth rollouts  
Healthcare IT News, June 10, 2020 Link  
A security expert details the extra risks from hackers due to the lax precautions taken with digital health and telehealth adoption during the pandemic and advises health systems and consumers that it is not too late to work on implementing best practices. 
Virtual rounding led to humanized patient experience measures  
Patient Engagement HIT, June 8, 2020 Link  
At the University of Chicago medical system, implementation of a virtual patient rounding system for hospitalized patients had the result of enhancing the sense of human connectivity between patients and providers.  
VA expands telehealth services for veterans living with cancer  
mHealth Intelligence, June 8, 2020 Link  
The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a $4.5 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to expand its teleoncology platform, giving veterans virtual access to genetic testing and precision cancer care. 
As telehealth becomes the new normal, NCQA updates quality measures  
Healthcare IT News, June 5, 2020 Link  
More than three-dozen HEDIS measures have been adjusted to reflect new telemedicine services in response to COVID-19 and better align with the realities of virtual care delivery. 
FTC weighs in on expanding CMS telehealth coverage beyond COVID-19  
mHealth Intelligence, June 5, 2020 Link  
The Federal Trade Commission has offered its views on several proposals to expand Medicare and Medicaid coverage for telehealth services after the COVID-19 emergency is over.  
Key strategies for remote chronic disease management  
Patient Engagement HIT, June 1, 2020 Link  
As patients continue to avoid in-person care, providers need to pivot to remote chronic disease management to drive positive health outcomes. The effectiveness of programs of the Veterans Health Administration are profiled.  
FCC awards COVID-19 telehealth program funding to another 53 providers  
mHealth Intelligence, June 4, 2020 Link  
The ninth group of healthcare providers brings the total to almost 240 locations in 41 states and Washington DC, accounting for almost $85 million of the $200 billion fund set aside for telehealth development and expansion. Awards in northeast include: CT—2; NJ—1; NY—7; VT--1 
HHS, CMS offer more support for COVID-19 telehealth adoption, expansion  
mHealth Intelligence, June 4, 2020 Link  
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is investing another $250 million in CARES Act funding to help health systems and hospitals develop telehealth programs, while CMS has announced plans to adjust payment and service delivery models. 
Community health centers need a telehealth strategy, resources to survive  
mHealth Intelligence, June 3, 2020 Link  
A new Health Affairs article notes how community health centers have struggled to use telehealth before and during COVID-19, and offers advice to help CHCs embrace connected health in the future. 
Congress Eyes HHS Analysis of Telehealth During COVID-19 Crisis  
mHealth Intelligence, June 3, 2020 Link  
A bill introduced this week on Capitol Hill would require the Health and Human Services Department to study how telehealth has been used during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a report due back one year after the emergency ends. 
How The rapid shift to telehealth leaves many community health centers behind during the COVID-19 pandemic  
Health Affairs Blog, June 2, 2020 Link  
Without adequate telehealth capacity and support, many CHCs will be left without means of adapting telehealth for the continuous preventive and chronic disease care that can keep communities healthy and out of the hospital. Proper personnel with appropriate training are key to a high-functioning telehealth system along with support from information technology specialists; additionally, CHCs need ancillary systems in place to allow for the effective use of phone and video visits. 
Johns Hopkins, UMMC Receive FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding  
mHealth Intelligence, May 29, 2020 Link  
The two health systems are among 53 providers included in the latest round of awards from the Federal Communications Commission’s telehealth grant program, which has so far earmarked $68.22 million for 185 providers in 38 states and Washington DC. Awards in northeast include: CT—1; MA—2; ME—2; NJ—3; NY—12. 
Researchers question value of telehealth in substance abuse treatment  
mHealth Intelligence, May 29, 2020 Link  
Some prominent telehealth researchers at the RAND Corporation have suggested that telehealth hasn't yet proven its value in substance abuse treatment, and that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits for certain populations. 
New COVID-19 stroke guidelines stress support for telehealth, mHealth  
mHealth Intelligence, May 28, 2020 Link  
New guidelines for stroke triage published in the AHA's Stroke journal call on first responders to use telehealth and mHealth to screen and diagnose patients and ensure speedy transport to the right care facility. 
Rhode Island lawmakers look to make telehealth coverage permanent  
mHealth Intelligence, May 28, 2020 Link  
A bill making its way through the State Senate would require payers in the state to permanently cover telehealth services - including audio-only phone calls and care delivered to the patient's home. 
Surveys suggest seniors aren’t using telehealth during COVID-19 crisis  
mHealth Intelligence, May 27, 2020 Link  
Telehealth use by seniors during the coronavirus pandemic is still low, according to a pair of surveys, even though seniors have access to the technology and those who are using telehealth are giving it high marks. 
Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased   
Healthcare Dive, May 27, 2020 Link   
The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic as the Trump administration relaxed regulations to virtual care. 
CVS head of specialty pharmacy sees future of healthcare at home after Covid-19  
MedCity News, May 26, 2020 Link  
CVS Health’s specialty pharmacy head shared how the pharmacy chain is caring for patients remotely during Covid-19. He expects to see more in-home care after the pandemic.  
Lawmakers push to extend telehealth freedoms past the COVID-19 emergency  
mHealth Intelligence, May 26, 2020 Link  
More than 30 members of Congress are asking Congressional leadership to extend regulatory freedoms for telehealth in mental health settings past the COVID-19 emergency. 
CMS finalizes telehealth reimbursement for MA Plans, ESRD patients  
mHealth Intelligence, May 22, 2020 Link  
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule on expanded telehealth coverage for members in Medicare Advantage plans and those living with end-stage renal disease. 
CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans  
MedCity News, May 22, 2020 Link  
A final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday would allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover more specialties through telehealth.  
Telehealth gives Los Angeles LGBT center a new platform to deliver care  
mHealth Intelligence, May 21, 2020 Link  
Pressed by the COVID-19 pandemic to embrace telehealth, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is now finding a comfort zone with virtual care that will likely show benefits well after the current crisis has passed. 
Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine  
Healthcare IT News, May 13, 2020 Link  
Though mental health professionals say they're mostly pleased with the rapid shift to phone or video services, most plan to return to in-person care once the dangers from COVID-19 have subsided. 
Recommended Telehealth Research/Resources
Aboujaoude E, Gega L, Parish MB, Hilty DM.  Frontiers Psychiatry 11: 111, 2020
Almathami HKY, Win KT, Vlahu-Gjorgievska E.  J. Med. Internet Res. 22(2): e16407, 2020
AMA Digital Health Research, February 2020
American Academy of Family Physicians, 2020
American Medical Association, 2020 (requires a free registration)

Aungst TD, Patel R.  J. Med. Educ. Curric. Dev. 7: 2382120519901275, 2020
Bradshaw N. Arizona Telemedicine Program, February 2020
Greenhalgh T, Wherton J, Shaw S, Morrison C.  BMJ 368: m998, 2020
Guille C, Simpson AN, Douglas E, et al.  JAMA Netw. Open 3(1): e1920177, 2020
Hilty D, Chan S, Torous J, Luo J, Boland R.  JMIR mHealth uHealth 8(2): e12229, 2020
Knox M, Murphy EJ, Leslie T, Wick R, Tuot DS.  Amer. J. Managed Care 26(1): e21-e27, 2020
Kruse CS, Lee K, Watson JB, et al.  J. Med. Internet Res. 22(1): e13252, 2020
Kvedar JC. NPJ Digit. Med. 3: 34, 2020
Lai JT, Chapman BP, Carreiro SP, et al.  Proc. Ann. Hawaii Int. Conf. Syst. Sci. 2020 :3488-3496, 2020
Lerman AF, Ozinal FR. Epstein Becker Greene LLC, 2019
Maryland Health Care Commission, 2019
Noel K, Messina C, Hou W, Schoenfeld E, Kelly G.  BMC Fam. Pract.21(1): 27, 2020
Shannon HH, Joseph R, Puro N, Darrell E.  Perspect. Health Inf. Manag. 16(Fall): 1c, 2019
Smith AC, Thomas E, Snoswell CL, et al. J. Telemed. Telecare [epub ahead of print], March 2020
Young HM, Miyamoto S, Dharmar M, Tang-Feldman Y.  JMIR mHealth uHealth 8(3): e16665, 2020
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