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May 05 2017

WSGSC and Heartlands Telegenetics Training Session in Tuscon, AZ a Great Success

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The WSGSC and Heartland Genetics held a training session in Tuscon, AZ this April, which was a great success. The purpose of the training, which also includes webinars and completion of a series of online modules prior to the in-person meeting, is to introduce genetics providers to telemedicine equipment and how to incorporate telegenetics into clinical practice.

Please contact michelle@hawaiigenetics.org if you or a genetics provider you know is interested in future training dates.

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May 05 2017

WSGSC and NCC Telegenetics and Evaluation – Health Outcomes Project

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The WSGSC is working with the NCC Telegenetics and Evaluation Workgroups to plan and implement a series of meetings where genetic providers will identify health outcomes of genetics services that can be used to demonstrate the benefits and advantages of services provided, whether in-person or via interactive video-conferencing. Genetics providers from several regional collaboratives, including genetic counselors from the WSGSC will participate. The project is scheduled to conclude May 31, 2017, with the end of the current grant cycle.

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Jan 17 2017

Next Telegenetics Training for Genetic Counselors – Tucson, AZ, April 3, 2017

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Applications for the next *Telegenetics Training* course for genetic counselors are being accepted until *February 10th*.

The course includes:

  • 10 self paced on-line modules (about 15 minutes each)
  • 2 webinars (one 1 hour and one 1.5 hour)
  • 1 day in-person training at the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center in Tucson, AZ on April 3rd, 2017

CEUs are provided for all the components of the course.

*The Western States Genetic Services Collaborative will cover the cost of the CEUs for all components of the training and travel for the in-person session for successful applicants who work or plan to work in the WSGSC region (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).*

Please distribute the attached Training flyer about the training to people or organizations in your state that may be interested.

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Dec 19 2007

Federal Communications Commission Launches an Initiative to use Telehealth Services to Increase Access to Health Care

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On November 19, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dedicated over $417 million to the construction of 69 statewide or regional broadband telehealth networks in 42 states and three U.S. territories under the Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP). The networks will deliver services efficiently, reduce costs and travel time for consumers, decrease medical errors, and enable health care providers to share critical information. In addition, participants are required to implement, where feasible, health information technology standards as set forth by HHS. Five of the 69 funded networks are located within the western states and territory. These funded networks are: the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, the California Telehealth Network, the Oregon Health Network, and the Pacific Broadband Telehealth Demonstration Project. For more information, go to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/rural/rhcp.html

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Dec 19 2007

Center for Telehealth & E-Health Law Brown Bag Series

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On January 28, 2008, the Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law (CTeL) will be presenting a Brown Bag lecture on Credentialing and Privileging. Registration is free, and participation is possible through the Internet. CTeL will be hosting a Brown Bag lecture once a month on a topic related to telehealth. For more information, visit www.ctel.org

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