National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Telehealth Toolkit
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.
Telehealth can address Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other epidemic situations by limiting exposure to infection for vulnerable populations and health care workers. Telehealth can also expand the reach of resources to communities that have limited access to needed services. This allows patients to receive health services away from settings where potential for contracting COVID-19 are high, such as hospitals, health clinic waiting rooms, private practices, etc.
The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) is composed of 12 regional and 2 national federally-funded telehealth resource centers (TRCs) who offer assistance and resources for the planning and implementation of telehealth operations