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.
North Country Telehealth Partnership
Visit the North Country Telehealth Partnership website for more information about northern New York’s leading agency focused on increasing access to health care through the innovative use of telehealth and telemedicine technology. The partnership, established in April 2013 with funding from New York State’s Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health, is a joint effort of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and Adirondack Health Institute. Its mission is to provide local health care providers the technical assistance they need to develop and expand telehealth services, leading to improved access to high-quality health care for medically-underserved, rural North Country residents.
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.
2017 North Country Telemedicine Conference
- Telemedicine Conference Call for Presenters Informational Letter
- Telemedicine Conference Call for Presenters Application
2016 Telemedicine Conference
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.