Telehealth Center of Excellence
HRSA-17-123 | Office of Rural Health Policy
Application Accepted: 07/19/2017 to 08/21/2017
Projected Award Date: 09/30/2017
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
This notice solicits applications to support a Telehealth Center of Excellence. The primary purpose of this program is to examine the efficacy of telehealth services in rural and urban areas. The Telehealth Center of Excellence will be located in a public academic medical center that:
Has a successful telehealth program with a high annual volume of telehealth visits;
Has an established reimbursement structure that allows telehealth services to be financially self-sustaining; and
Has established programs that provide telehealth services in medically underserved areas with high chronic disease prevalence and high poverty rates.
The Telehealth Center of Excellence will serve as a national clearinghouse for telehealth research and resources, including technical assistance. To achieve that goal, the Telehealth Center of Excellence should have substantial experience operating a telehealth program that offers a broad range of clinical services and has experience demonstrating how their efforts have improved access to care and enhanced health outcomes for their patients.
 The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth defines Telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration. Technologies include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.