September 2019 Newsletter

Project ECHO Sessions Coming Soon!

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) leverages video technology for clinicians and medical staff to learn, share, and connect with other providers throughout the state. The sessions are free to participants and offer continuing medical education (CME) credits, maintenance of certification (MOC) credits, and continuing nursing education (CNE) credits

A comprehensive list of ECHO offerings will be posted on the new Virginia ECHO Connect website, scheduled to launch later this month. On this new website, participants will be able to sign up for an ECHO Connect Account, register for sessions, and stay informed about upcoming ECHO offerings throughout the state.

Sessions scheduled to start this Fall include:
  • Diabetes Management
  • Behavioral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Health
  • Comprehensive Stroke Care
Please email if you have any questions!

Click here for a video about Project ECHO.

Reminder: New Patient Forms

We have updated the Telemedicine Consult Request Form and Patient Registration Form. See below for links:

Telemedicine Consult Request Form
Patient Registration Form

Note: Please click download for editable PDF version of form.

Upcoming Clinics - September

Dermatology:  9/18 at 12:30 pm

Endocrine:  9/11, 9/18, 9/25 from 9 am - 1 pm

Infectious Disease: Hep C:  9/9, 9/10, 9/16, 9/23, 9/24 from 1:15 - 4 pm

Pain Management:   9/19, 9/12, 9/26

Peds Endocrine:  9/19, 9/12, 9/26 from 4 - 5 pm

Surgery Pre-Consult:  9/11, 9/28, 9/26 from 2 - 4 pm

Wound Care:   9/12, 9/26 from 9 - 11 am & PRN
If you are interested in offering these services or other specialties to your patients, please submit a Telemedicine Consult Request Form.  Click here if you need a copy of the form. Click here for the most up-to-date two-month schedule. 

Upcoming Events

Connecting Health Researchers
The Conference Planning Committee of the National Telehealth Research Symposium 2019 is now accepting submissions for presentations and posters related to telehealth-related research.  Specific content areas include:

  • Evidence-based research which proves the benefits of connected health systems i.e., telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, mHealth)
  • Creation of quality initiatives and telehealth measures
  • Defining telehealth training programs and education
  • special topic of interest – Acute care and chronic care as it involves connected health for pediatric patients in various care settings (e.g., home, school, hospital)

This event is hosted by SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on the Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth) and SEARCH (Society for Education and the Advancement for Research in Connected Health).  

Accepting research abstracts through June 28, 2019.

For more information, please visit:

Virginia Telehealth Network Summit
September 27, 2019
Pinn Hall – University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Click here to see the agenda and register!

Save the Date!

VA HIMSS 15th Annual Fall Conference
October 21 - 23, 2019
Kingsmill Resort
Williamsburg, VA

2019 Rural Health Voice Conference
Hosted by the Virginia Rural Health Association
November 20 & 21, 2019
New College Institute

191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

The Virginia Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference has been re-branded as “The Rural Health Voice Conference!”  This event focuses on the opportunity for rural health stakeholder to hold in-depth conversations about how the issues in our communities can be addressed.

Bringing the people who care about rural Virginia together provides an opportunity to discuss how we can ensure the sustainability of rural Virginia through policy, access, economics, education and more.

Click here to view the agenda and register. 

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