Challenges and Opportunities to Advancing Telehealth: US Telehealth Resource Centers’ Approach

Christina Higa, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Deborah Birkmre-Peters, Sairel Labasan

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For the past thirty years, the United States Office for the Advancement of Telehealth has promoted the use of technology for health care, education, and health information services, and funds the National and Regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) to provide technical assistance to support stakeholder telehealth adoption. To assess the challenges and opportunities for the TRCs to advance telehealth, we reviewed publications, national and regional telehealth strategies, guidance from government agency reports and the TRC websites. We summarized information about the mission, funding and structure of the TRC program in terms of the shared service center model of organizational functioning, followed by a description of the TRCs' recent response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTelehealth Innovations in Remote Healthcare Services Delivery - Global Telehealth 2020
EditorsAnthony J. Maeder, Christina Higa, Maayken E.L. van den Berg, Claire Gough
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681702
StatePublished - Apr 19 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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