California Telehealth Network is the leading agency in California focusing on increasing access to healthcare through the innovative use of technology, including telehealth, telemedicine and health information exchange. The mission of the California Telehealth Network is to promote advanced information technologies and services to improve access to high quality healthcare focusing on medically underserved and rural Californians.
Connecting to CTN brings high-speed broadband and telehealth capabilities to all healthcare providers including independent, non-profit and for-profit providers. We are committed to making quality care available to all patients, regardless of their location. CTN enables you to provide patients with the services and technologies that can change lives by increasing access to quality healthcare through the CTN network.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (AB 1174) to expand Medi-Cal coverage to teledentistry services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015,Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.
California is one of the first states to enact teledentistry services, according to “Capsules” (Hernandez, “Capsules,” Kaiser Health News, 9/29).
In California, the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act adds a possible extra layer of privacy protection. The law requires those who collect healthcare information to safeguard the data. But the law may not apply to all mobile applications.
Do you have an inspirational story about the impact of telehealth in your life or the lives of others? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
CTN has taken on the task of sharing with Washington and others how telehealth is benefiting the delivery of healthcare to underserved and vulnerable patient populations – you can help by sharing your stories and successes around the impact of telehealth in healthcare.