Sacramento, CA (August 15, 2017): The California Telehealth Network (CTN), the state’s leading telehealth resource organization, announced it has received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant award for $975,000 over a three-year period (September 2017 through August 2020). This grant (G22RH30349) supports the work done by the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) housed within the CTN.
“It is an honor for us to continue working as the Federally Designated Telehealth Resource Center for the State of California. Funding associated with this grant allows us to continue providing telehealth implementation and sustainability planning, as well as training and technical assistance for hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, and health systems throughout the state”, said Kathy Chorba, the Executive Director of the CTRC. “The renewal of our HRSA grant allows our organization to continue the important work of using telehealth to expand the ability of California’s health care providers to address health care disparities”, said Eric Brown, President of the California Telehealth Network.
The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) has been the leading source of expertise and comprehensive knowledge in the development and operation of telemedicine and telehealth programs for over 20 years. CTRC is nationally recognized and participates in the consortium of fourteen federally designated Telehealth Resource Centers around the country. CTRC works with policy makers, industry leaders, and community based organizations to support the optimal use of telemedicine and telehealth. To learn more about the California Telehealth Resource Center, visit www.caltrc.org.
CTN, which joined the OCHIN family of companies in May of 2017, has received in-kind support of this project from OCHIN, a leading national nonprofit health IT, research, and innovation organization. “OCHIN is pleased the HRSA grant award will allow CTN and OCHIN to continue the important work they are accomplishing together, using our combined capabilities and resources to strengthen our ability to achieve our mission to provide knowledge solutions that ultimately help the safety-net population achieve health equity across California,” said Abby Sears, CEO and President of OCHIN.
About California Telehealth Network (CTN)
CTN is California’s leading healthcare consortium focused on using technology to increase access to quality health care focused on California’s rural and medically underserved communities. CTN stakeholders include health care providers, health plans, technology providers, government agencies, and others that are working together to provide health information technology to expand health care access and the quality of care. As a 501c3 nonprofit company, CTN also operates the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), which is the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded organization focused on expanding telehealth awareness, training, and adoption in California. For more information, please visit www.caltelehealth.org.
Portland, Oregon, nonprofit OCHIN is one of the largest and most successful health information and innovation networks, serving over 450 organizations comprised of more than 10,000 clinicians across the nation with solutions that improve the integration and delivery of health care services. As a learning organization, OCHIN started with a commitment to deliver health information technology support and services and has continued to provide its expanding community of customers and partners with the innovative tools, knowledge, and voice needed to participate in the national health care landscape. For more information, please visit www.ochin.org.