Desktop Videoconferencing: An Overview of the Market and Technology

A free webinar from the Telehealth Technology Assessment Center in cooperation with the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center will be held for physicians who are interested in using videoconferencing from the desktop, professionals looking for information on what software is available, what it does, and where its limitations are, and telehealth program administrators.


The event will take place on October 22, 2010 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time).  The presentation and discussion will be led by Garret Spargo, Director of the TTAC.

Link: http://www.infanthearing.org/resources_home/events/docs_events2010/Desktop_Videoconferencing.pdf

What Should You Know?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a new Web site on Hearing Loss in Children.  Some of the features include: Easy-to-read information on signs & symptoms, screening & diagnosis, treatment services, and prevention; a compilation of important data and scientific publications; individualized pages for different visitors including families, health professionals, EHDI programs, and partners; and an overview of the work CDC and its partners are doing in the area of hearing loss.

On the home page, there is an item called “Hearing Loss Widget.” You can put this widget on your website to help spread the word about symptoms of hearing loss.

Link: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/index.html

NRTRC Announces "Open Mic Forum"

Many EHDI programs throughout the United States and beyond have expressed a great interest in telehealth practices.  Federal funding has provided for many of these programs to become increasingly available to those interested in learing and utilizing this technology.  The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, one of these federally funded organizations has announced an “Open Mic Forum,” to be held Monday, Sept. 13th and will be focused on “Identifying the Top Five Pains in Telemedicine!  Requesting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reimbursement.”

Link: http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/outreach/oregonruralhealth/events/nrtrc-open-mic-9-13-2010.cfm