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Updated August 29, 2022

Introduction

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    Telehealth Consortium Driver Diagram

    Develop a sustainable, patient-centered, and equitable telehealth model and achieve an advanced level of maturity at Consortium FQHCs

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Strategy & Leadership

Leadership & Assessment

Clinical Integration

Roles, Scheduling, & Protocols
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    Appointment Type and Visit Duration Guide, Southcentral Foundation

    Scheduling guideline to help determine whether an in-person or telehealth visit should be scheduled from the Southcentral Foundation

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    Best Practice Guide: Telehealth for Chronic Conditions

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    Clinical Pathway: Asthma/COPD

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    Clinical Pathway: CHF

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    Clinical Pathway: Co-Morbidities of Diabetes 
and Hypertension

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    Clinical Pathway: Depression, Anxiety or ADHD

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    Clinical Pathway: HIV PreP

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    Clinical Pathway: Routine Health Maintenance (RHCM) - Adults

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    Clinical Pathway: Well Child Exam

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    Guidance and Resources for Electronic Information Technology: Ensuring Equal Access to All Health Services and Benefits Provided Through Electronic Means

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    Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth: Federal Protections to Ensure Accessibility to People with Disabilities and Limited English Proficient Persons

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    Job description samples

    Sample telehealth job descriptions for medical director, site coordinators, instructors, clinic managers, technical support from the CA Telehealth Resource Center

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    Job description: RN Telehealth Coordinator

    Sample job description for RN telehealth coordinator.

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    Job description: Telehealth Program Coordinator

    Sample job description for navigator to provide support patients for their virtual medical visits.

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    Job description: Telemedicine Navigator

    Sample job description for navigator to provide technical assistance to patients on how to navigate telemedicine platform for their virtual medical visits

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    Patient Guide: What to Expect From a Telehealth Visit (video)

    Video provides information for patients on what to expect from a telehealth visit from home.

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    Scheduling a Patient for an In-Person vs. Telehealth Appointment, Fenway Health

    Criteria to schedule patient for in-person or telehealth visit from Fenway Health

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    SMBP 14 Day Recording Log, Lowell CHC

    A recording log from Lowell CHC for patients to document their self-measured blood pressure readings while enrolled in a SMBP program

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    SMBP Program Agreement Form, Lowell CHC

    A SMBP program agreement form from Lowell CHC that can be signed by the patient upon enrollment in an SMBP or RPM program

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    Telehealth Navigator Job Description

    A sample job description for a Telehealth Navigator that was developed by the Consortium

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    Video Visit Screening & Script, LACDHS

    A sample script that can be used to explain video visits and screen patients for digital access from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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    Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA

    Details information on how to improve digital accessibility for those who are deaf and blind.

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People

Providers, Staff, & Patients
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    Digital Access Resource Guide

    A guide to help you find affordable access to cable, internet, mobile data plans, and equipment for your patients

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    Digital Needs Screening Questions, UCSF

    Screening questions for digital needs

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    Guidance and Resources for Electronic Information Technology: Ensuring Equal Access to All Health Services and Benefits Provided Through Electronic Means

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    Job description samples

    Sample telehealth job descriptions for medical director, site coordinators, instructors, clinic managers, technical support from the CA Telehealth Resource Center

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    Job description: RN Telehealth Coordinator

    Sample job description for RN telehealth coordinator.

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    Job description: Telehealth Program Coordinator

    Sample job description for navigator to provide support patients for their virtual medical visits.

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    Job description: Telemedicine Navigator

    Sample job description for navigator to provide technical assistance to patients on how to navigate telemedicine platform for their virtual medical visits

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    Lifeline Program

    Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet

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    Patient Guide to Telehealth & Zoom

    Fenway Health's information on their website for their patients about telehealth, including how to prepare for a visit (English and Spanish)

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    Patient Guide to Virtual Visits, CHC Inc.

    Step by step guide from a community health center; includes detailed zoom instructions

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    Patient Guide: Making the Most of Your Virtual Health Care Visit, Comagine Health

    Detailed checklist for patients

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    Patient Guide: What to Expect From a Telehealth Visit (video)

    Video provides information for patients on what to expect from a telehealth visit from home.

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    Patient Information Sheet (English)

    One-page patient handout about how to prepare and what happens during a telehealth visit, from the Telehealth Consortium (English version).

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    Patient Information Sheet (Spanish)

    One-page patient handout about how to prepare and what happens during a telehealth visit, from the Telehealth Consortium (Spanish version).

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    Patient Satisfaction Survey, Lowell CHC

    A patient satisfaction survey from Lowell Community Health Center that is sent to patients after their visit

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    Provider Communication Strategies for Telehealth, PCDC

    A one page guide for providers that highlights communication strategies that can be utilized during virtual visits

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    Provider guide: Telehealth etiquette, Southeast Telehealth Resource Center

    Short videos for providers on the good, the bad, and the ugly of telehealth etiquette.

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    Provider guide: Telehealth visit best practices, Stanford Department of Medicine

    Short checklist of best practices for set-up, webside manner, virtual physical exam

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    Provider guide: Telehealth visit etiquette, AMA

    Short checklist for telehealth visit etiquette from the AMA

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    Telehealth Brochure for Patients, Holyoke Health Center

    A patient-facing brochure that serves as a telehealth guide for patients

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    Telehealth Classroom, NETRC

    This Telehealth Classroom training portal has been developed by the federally funded Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), to assist regional stakeholders, including health systems, health centers, and providers to successfully implement telehealth

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    Telehealth Navigator Job Description

    A sample job description for a Telehealth Navigator that was developed by the Consortium

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    Telehealth Patient Experience Survey

    Patient experience survey for telehealth visits from the Telehealth Consortium

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    Telehealth Provider Survey Results, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, 2020

    "Together for Better Health" survey of Massachusetts clinicians includes practical solutions, useful ideas, tips and tricks for how to improve telehealth

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    The Future of Telehealth Roundtable: The Potential Impact of Emerging Technologies on Health Equity

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    Virtual Care Appointment Guide Brochure, Lowell CHC

    A patient-facing brochure that serves as a virtual care appointment guide and resource for patients

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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    Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA

    Details information on how to improve digital accessibility for those who are deaf and blind.

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Technology & Tools

Tools, Accessibility, & Monitoring
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    Digital Access Resource Guide

    A guide to help you find affordable access to cable, internet, mobile data plans, and equipment for your patients

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    Digital Needs Screening Questions, UCSF

    Screening questions for digital needs

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    FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

    The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.

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    Guidance and Resources for Electronic Information Technology: Ensuring Equal Access to All Health Services and Benefits Provided Through Electronic Means

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    Lifeline Program

    Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet

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    Remote Patient Monitoring Driver Diagram

    A RPM Driver Diagram from the Telehealth Consortium

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    Remote Patient Monitoring Policy, CHC of Cape Cod

    A remote patient monitoring (RPM) policy from Community Health Center of Cape Cod

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    RPM Clinical Pathway for Hypertension

    A Sample Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Clinical Pathway for Hypertension

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    RPM Consent Form

    A sample remote patient monitoring (RPM) patient consent form

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    RPM Vendors Overview

    An overview of RPM vendors & platforms and their key features (updated June 2021)

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    SMBP 14 Day Recording Log, Lowell CHC

    A recording log from Lowell CHC for patients to document their self-measured blood pressure readings while enrolled in a SMBP program

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    SMBP Program Agreement Form, Lowell CHC

    A SMBP program agreement form from Lowell CHC that can be signed by the patient upon enrollment in an SMBP or RPM program

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    Telehealth and Digital Tools Equity Assessment

    An assessment tool that contains questions that health centers can ask potential vendors to ensure their tools support equitable access and address the needs of the health center's population (HITEQ Center)

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    Telehealth Platforms

    An overview of common telehealth platforms and their key features (updated July 2020)

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    The Future of Telehealth Roundtable: The Potential Impact of Emerging Technologies on Health Equity

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    Vendor evaluation checklist, AMA Playbook

    Vendor evaluation checklist pages 32-38

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    Vendor Selection Checklist, Lowell CHC

    A checklist for choosing a telehealth vendor from Lowell Community Health Center

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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    Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA

    Details information on how to improve digital accessibility for those who are deaf and blind.

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Reimbursement & Policy

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    Center for Connected Health Policy

    CCHP actively researches and analyzes important telehealth policy issues and provides key telehealth policy resources nationwide.

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    CMS Telehealth Information

    Information about telehealth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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    MassHealth COVID-19 Resources for Providers

    A resource for providers to find up-to-date COVID-19 publications and other guidance

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    MassHealth Provider Bulletins

    MassHealth issues provider bulletins as needed to communicate procedures, reminders, and other information to MassHealth providers.

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    MassHealth Telephone & Internet Connectivity for Telehealth

    A resource from MassHealth to help providers guide members who have questions about engaging in services through telehealth

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Other Resources

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    A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice, American Association of Family Physicians, September 2020

    Detailed guide with sections on roles and responsibilities, licensing and legal requirements, technology, patient journey, workflow, etc.

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    Implementation Guide: Telehealth, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

    Guides to getting started with telehealth, HIPAA, visit best practices, etc.

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    Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)

    The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center is federally funded to provide technical assistance to develop, implement, and expand telehealth services in the Northeast

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    Playbook: Digital Health, Cleveland Clinic, April 2020

    Detailed playbook including clinician training, patient facing material, empathy in patient visits, and types of telehealth visits.

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    Playbook: Telehealth Implementation, American Medical Association, 2020

    Detailed implementation guide, including goals, vendors, workflows, care teams, partnering with patients, evaluating success.

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    Telehealth Quick Guide, American Medical Association, 2020

    Includes practice implementation guide; policy, coding, and payment; other helpful resources

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    Telemedicine Resources, PCDC

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