The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), continuously tracks all the telehealth and telemedicine legislation across the country.
In 2012, CCHP became the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, tasked with providing technical assistance in telehealth policy to 12 Regional Telehealth Resource Centers nationwide and serving as a national resource on telehealth policy issues.
Their most current update for the Pacific Basin Region (June 2014) can be found HERE.
For additional information on the status of telehealth legislation and regulation across the country and in our region, please visit: http://www.telehealthpolicy.us/laws/pending/state.
Eric Dishman, an Intel Fellow and General Manager of the Health & Life Sciences Group in the Intel Data Center Group, gave a presentation at the Queen’s Conference Center on April 11, 2014. The title of his presentation was “Collaborative Care Models: Building a Seamless Health Care System and Using Technology to Successfully Age in Place.” This presentation: 1) Identified strategies and solutions of successful collaborative models of care – focus on seamless health care systems: bringing healthcare home; 2) Explained how to create a seamless health care system integrating personal health technology and community-based care; and 3) Discussed how people can successfully self manage their health, and practice healthy living to better empower themselves and families.
Following his presentation, a panel of Hawaii experts also gave presentations:
- Deborah Birkmire-Peters, PhD, Program Director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, gave an overview of the current state of telehealth in Hawaii and the role of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
- Deborah Arendale, Executive, Maui County Office on Aging, provided information on the Aging and Disability Resource Center
- Ken Cheung, PhD, Science and Technology Director, Oceanit, presented several medical technologies under development at Oceanit
These presentations were organized by the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC).