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Telehealth and Schools

UC Davis to Use Telemedicine to Treat Remote Disabled Children

November 21, 2017 - A California health system is getting a $2 million federal grant to launch a school-based telemedicine program for children with disabilities living in remote areas. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is giving the five-year grant to the Sacramento-based UC Davis Department of Pediatrics to launch and support its School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative...


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New Telehealth Law Boosts Access to NY Schools, Day Care Centers

by Eric Wicklund

New York has expanded the list of originating sites for telehealth to include schools, giving Empire State children virtual access to doctors, dentists and mental health counselors. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature last week on A4703 expands...

Telehealth Extended to NY Adult Centers; Schools May Come Next

by Eric Wicklund

New York’s governor has signed legislation extending telemedicine and telehealth to seniors in care centers, and could soon be extending the platform to schools and day care centers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law A1464, which...

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

by Eric Wicklund

The Medical University of South Carolina has an ambitious plan to double the number of school-based telehealth programs next year. To do that, they’ll need the school nurses in their corner. It’s not an easy task, says James T. McElligott,...

Nurse Support is Crucial to School Telehealth Program Success

by Eric Wicklund

A school-based telehealth program in Sacramento is drawing complaints from the school nurses the program is designed to help. The dispute highlights a key ingredient in any new telehealth venture: Buy-in from everyone involved in the service,...

Telehealth Program Brings Video Consults to Rural NY Schools

by Thomas Beaton

Bassett Healthcare Network has acquired a new telehealth platform to connect with 15 school-based health centers (SBHC) to bring telehealth to students in rural New York state. Bassett Healthcare operates six hospitals and severs 46 school districts...

Telemedicine Gets a Passing Grade in School Concussion Study

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine platform works just as well as a physical trainer in diagnosing concussions during a sporting event, according to a long-awaited study. In a two-year project conducted on the sidelines of Northern Arizona University football games,...

Congress to Revisit School-Based Telehealth Legislation

by Eric Wicklund

Two Michigan senators have re-introduced a bill that aims to boost telehealth services in schools by connecting them with community health centers and providing more avenues for reimbursement. The Hallways to Health Act, co-sponsored by Sens....

Arkansas Moves to OK Telehealth at Home

by Eric Wicklund

Arkansas lawmakers are moving toward new telehealth regulations that would resolve an “originating site” issue that caused problems last year. But they may be wading into new problems with school-based programs. The state Senate’s...

How One School District Aces the Telehealth Test

by Eric Wicklund

For proof that Tennessee’s Sevier County School System is making the most out of its eight-year-old telehealth program, Don Best looks at student report cards. Best, coordinator of school health for one of Tennessee’s largest and...

Canadian mHealth Project Uses iPads for School Hearing Tests

by Eric Wicklund

Elementary schools in three Canadian cities will soon conduct hearing tests with an iPad, thanks to an mHealth program launched by the University of Ottawa Medical School. It’s the first step in what the medical school students hope will...

Nemours Launches First School Telehealth Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

The Nemours Children’s Health System has launched its first school telehealth program, and officials expect many more partnerships to follow. The national healthcare network, with hospitals and clinics in Florida, Delaware, Pennsylvania...

Rural Schools turn to mHealth - and the NFL - for Concussion Management Help

by Eric Wicklund

A two-year telemedicine project to link student-athletes in 19 rural school districts with Houston Methodist Hospital’s Concussion Center could be a model for a statewide program – and a model for other states as well. The program,...

Has Missouri Found a New Way to Boost Telehealth in Schools?

by Eric Wicklund

Missouri schools struggling to pay for special needs programs and teachers may get relief from an unexpected source: The state’s new telehealth law. The legislation, approved in June and taking effect this month, lays out the groundwork...

L.A. Schools to Test a New Telehealth Model

by Eric Wicklund

The nation’s second largest school district is launching an innovative telehealth program this fall, and it won’t cost the district a penny. In what could be a model for other cash-strapped school systems, the Los Angeles Unified...

School Telehealth Program Offers a Different Route to ROI

by Eric Wicklund

School-based telehealth programs are proving their value in a number of states. But in a twist from the norm, one school district has seen strong ROI in a platform for teachers and staff – and now wants to extend that service to its students....

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