Rural regions can face many challenges in delivering health care, including barriers to patient travel and provider access.
Telemedicine is the delivery of clinical health care services through real time video transmission to support remote patient monitoring and patient care.
AHI supports telemedicine throughout our nine-county North Country region by serving as a resource, organizing educational opportunities, sharing grant information and leading grant applications.
- Learn how Telemedicine can work for you. Read an AHI Partner Telemedicine Success Story.
Telemedicine Implementation Guide
Read the Telemedicine Implementation Guide, a document created for partners by the North Country Telehealth Partnership.
Join the Telehealth Learning Collaborative
The Telehealth Learning Collaborative is a monthly video conference hosted by the North Country Telehealth Partnership. The collaborative brings together stakeholders from across New York State to help ensure successful telemedicine project implementation, continuity and sustainability.
2016 North Country Telemedicine Conference
November 3, 2016
Lake Placid, NY
- Establishing Telehealth Strategic Priorities: Telehealth Readiness Factors, Bryan Arkwright
- Getting Lost in Translation: The Challenge of Actionable Evidence on Telemedicine Use in Primary Care, Dr, Kenneth McConnochie
- Integration of Telemedicine Into Better Patient Outcomes: VideoHealth™ is the Future, Dr. Eric Mitchell
- Telemedicine: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Rena Brewer and David Johnson
- Telepsychiatry for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, Dr. Terry Rabinowitz
- UR Medicine Project ECHO®: Improving Access to Complex Care Through Videoconferencing, Dr. Michael Hasselber
AHI and the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, co-hosts of the North Country Telemedicine Conference, provide telemedicine resources and support in an 11-county region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington).
Telemedicine Program Planning Webinar Series
Telemedicine Program Planning Webinar Series, Part 1 of 4
Telemedicine Program Planning Webinar Series, Part 2 of 4
Develop and Plan I – learn how to build upon your telemedicine needs and readiness assessments to complete a solid outline of your program in three ways: worksheet, logic model, or business plan.
Telemedicine Program Planning Webinar Series, Part 3 of 4
Develop and Plan II – learn about various telemedicine technologies and how to find the right fit for your organization. Review important documents such as policies and procedures.
Telemedicine Program Planning Webinar Series, Part 4 of 4
AHI Performing Provider System (PPS)
Many Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects may incorporate telemedicine into implementation.
Draft Telehealth Regulation Change – June 2016.
Telemedicine Discussion Group on LinkedIn
Be part of the conversation – connect and collaborate with DSRIP colleagues and stakeholders on key DSRIP topics and issues, including telemedicine. From your LinkedIn account, simply request to join the group: Join the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program Group.
Hub (Distant Site)
- Site at which the physician or other licensed practitioner delivering the service is located at the time the service is provided via a telecommunications system.
Spoke (Originating Site)
- Location of the patient at the time the service being furnished via a telecommunications system occurs. Telepresenters may be needed to facilitate the delivery of this service.
Store and Forward
- Transfer of data from one site to another through the use of a camera or similar device that records (stores) an image that is sent (forwarded) via telecommunication to another site for consultation.