• 2016 USAPI Telehealth Workshop
  • Bill Signing: Act 226 (16) Relating to Telehealth
  • PBTRC July 2016 Newsletter
  • CAMHD – Utilizing Telehealth to Improve Behavioral Health Care
  • 2016 USAPI Telehealth Workshop

  • Bill Signing: Act 226 (16) Relating to Telehealth

  • PBTRC July 2016 Newsletter

  • CAMHD – Utilizing Telehealth to Improve Behavioral Health Care

Pacific Telehealth News


  • Bill Signing: Senate Bill 2395 (Relating to Telehealth) – July 7, 2016

    Bill Signing: Senate Bill 2395 (Relating to Telehealth) – July 7, 2016

    On July 7, 2016, Governor David Ige of the State of Hawaii signed into law Senate Bill 2395: Relating to Telehealth as Act 226 (16). This Act: Requires the State’s Medicaid…

  • Pohnpei Telemedicine Room Launch

    On December 15, 2016, the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) participated in a video teleconference ceremony to launch the opening of the Pohnpei Telemedicine Room in the Pohnpei Hospital. The…

  • ECHO Act Signed into Law

    ECHO Act Signed into Law

    Introduced by Hawaii’s own Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) as well as Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act was signed into law by President Obama…

  • ASTHO Telehealth Resource Guide

    In December 2016, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a Telehealth Resource Guide that explains the practice of telemedicine and gives an overview of telehealth programs for seven…

More Telehealth News

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Wicker, Schatz Introduce Bill to Expand Rural Telehealth ServicesYall PoliticsWASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to rural telehealth services. The bill would allow non-rural hospitals serving rural areas to qualify for support from ... [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
AMC Health Continues To Expand Its Success Of Telehealth In Clinical TrialsClinical LeaderIn a study concluded this year, the company's telehealth solution supported a study in Alzheimer's disease. The details of the successful results of which will be presented at the Annual DIA (Drug Information Association) conference in Chicago, on ... [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
By Cara V. James, PhD, Director, CMS Office of Minority Health Each April we observe National Minority Health Month. This year's theme is, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. This theme acknowledges the important role that social determinants of health play in individual and community well-being. It also evokes action and activity around health equity. For it is not enough for us to simply observe National Minority Health Month and share statistics on long-standing health and health care disparities. We should strive to move the needle by reducing these disparities and improving health care quality and outcomes for all. As this National Minority Health Month comes to a close, we still have work to do, and I'm hoping each of us can take a moment and consider the following question: What will it take to achieve health equity? CMS has adopted a health equity framework that focuses on increasing understanding and awareness of disparities, developing and disseminating solutions, and implementing sustainable action. As we have sought to implement this framework, we have identified a number of areas that need to be considered when addressing a specific disparity– the social determinants of health, data, and the seven “A's”. First and foremost, we need to [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: CMS Blog