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.
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
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