The American Telemedicine Association is a national organization that provides advocacy for federal legislation and policy efforts as well as holds conferences and brings together nationwide experts on a variety of telehealth topics.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has launched a Health Information Exchange Gateway. This portal acts as a single point of registration and data submission for all entities to electronically submit data to CDPH.
The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) is a state program that provides a 50% discount on advanced communication services, such as broadband internet, to qualified non-profits. Administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the purpose of this program is to facilitate access to more advanced communications through a discounted rate.
The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), previously know as the California Telemedicine & eHealth Center, provides a variety of resources, program guides and updated information about relevant Telehealth policy legislation. CTRC has partnered with CTN to provide program and technical support to CTN Members. CTRC’s website contains links to many useful resources.
The Center for Connected Health Policy is a non-profit organization funded by The California Healthcare Foundation to promote the use of telemedicine. CCHP provides policy research and education toward eHealth adoption. In partnership with CTN and the University of California, CCHP operates a specialty care pilot project that is connecting rural sites with UC providers.
Millions of Californians can now choose affordable, quality health insurance coverage offered through Covered California™ which took effect January 2014. Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget.
The HealthFusion Resource Center provides the help you need for your practice. You’ll find multiple resources to help you succeed in the face of today’s healthcare challenges including webinars, infographics, white papers and more.
The MAVEN Project has cultivated a corps of experienced volunteer physicians comprised of alumni from the nation’s medical schools and affiliated training programs, paired with cutting edge telehealth technology to enable remote consultations, The MAVEN Project links volunteers with safety net clinics in need of their expertise.
Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) have been established to provide assistance, education and information to organizations and individuals who are actively providing or interested in providing medical care at a distance. Our simple charter from the Office for Advancement of Telehealth is to assist in expanding of the availability of health care to underserved populations. And because we are federally funded, the assistance we provide is generally free of charge.
COREC will facilitate the exchange of key clinical data to enhance the quality and completeness of patient care through integrating disease management analytics into the CalOptima clinical delivery systems and Pay for Performance programs. COREC will build upon the statewide HIE infrastructure and establish networks of Care Delivery Systems to connect providers to sustainable, integrated systems to improve patient health and continuity of care.
As one of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers (REC), CalHIPSO helps providers in California navigate the complicated world of electronic health record adoption. As of spring 2013, more than 9,000 providers are members of CalHIPSO and are ready to adopt EHRs and demonstrate Meaningful Use of an EHR in order to qualify for federal incentive payments under the ARRA stimulus program.