Vision

The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center will expand telehealth capacity and usage in Texas and Louisiana to improve health care access, quality, and outcomes.

Mission

The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center will be the trusted advisor and resource for the adoption, implementation, and effective use of telehealth resources.

Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy.

Nationally, there are a total of 15 TRCs which include 12 Regional Centers, all with different strengths and regional expertise, and 3 National Centers, one focusing on Technology Assessment, one on Telehealth Policy and one providing technical assistance regarding State policies affecting the use and deployment of telehealth services. TRC's have a mission to serve as a focal point for advancing the effective use of telehealth and support access to telehealth services in rural and underserved communities.

The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center is a federally funded program designed to provide technical assistance and resources to new and existing Telehealth programs throughout Texas and Louisiana. The TexLa TRC will continually evaluate Telehealth programs in these two states for effective delivery of Telehealth services, efficiency, sustainability, and patient satisfaction. We will also develop an interactive hands-on training center to provide guidance in Telehealth planning, implementation, management, and sustainability. We aim to educate policy makers about legislative and regulatory barriers to the use of Telehealth in Texas and Louisiana and work to improve reimbursement for Telehealth services with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and third party payers. Collaboration with the other regional Telehealth Resource Centers is ongoing… to share resources as well as lessons learned to help promote best practices in Telehealth across the United States.

Contact us for more information:

texlatrc@ttuhsc.edu
Phone (877) 391-0487 or (806) 743-7960
TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
5307 West Loop 289, Suite 301, Lubbock, TX 79414

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Grant Information
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number G22RH30359, Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program, in the amount of $325,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

TexLa Telehealth Resource Center provides technical assistance, outreach, and education to advance telehealth across Texas and Louisiana. Specifically, Level I technical assistance includes: providing program overviews, answering general questions about program structure, program model, program funding and lessons learned. Level 2 technical assistance allows up to 10 hours of free technical assistance (per year). For additional technical assistance a client may then contract directly TexLa TRC or other consultant. A client is defined as an individual, not an organization as a whole.