North Country Telehealth Partnership Publishes Telemedicine Implementation Guide

The North Country Telehealth Partnership has published a Telemedicine Implementation Guide for partners. The document, created by AHI and the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, includes a comprehensive, step-by-step overview of the telemedicine implementation process, including:

  • Defining needed service via assessment.
  • Finding specialists.
  • Connecting “hub” and “spoke” sites.
  • Selecting a program start date.
  • Equipment acquisition and preparations.
  • Completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Testing the process and commencing the program.
  • Scheduling patients.
  • Evaluating progress and making necessary changes.
  • Helpful links and resources.