Policy and Legislative Reports   Telehealth  

Remote Patient Monitoring Telehealth Grants: Brief and Final Reports (March 2017)

The MHCC awarded three telehealth grants to demonstrate the impact of telehealth using remote patient monitoring devices to support chronic care management of high risk children, adults, and elderly patients. This document includes a brief by MHCC and project reports by grantees: Crisfield Clinic in Somerset County, Union Hospital of Cecil County, and Lorien Health Systems in Baltimore and Harford Counties. The brief outlines lessons learned from these projects and key telehealth implementation considerations to be used by those interested in implementing similar remote patient monitoring projects. The individual reports include a description of technology infrastructure, implementation and assessment approach, project limitations and challenges, and plans for sustainability of these projects.

Long Term Care and Hospital Telehealth Project Grants: Brief and Final Reports (April 2016)

The MHCC awarded three telehealth grants to implement telehealth to improve transitions of care between hospitals and nursing homes. This document includes a brief by MHCC and project reports by grantees regarding the outcome of the projects implemented over 12 months beginning in October 2014. The brief highlights lessons learned from these projects and key telehealth implementation considerations to be used by those interested in implementing similar telehealth projects. The Long Term Care and Hospital Telehealth Project Grant reports include a description of technology infrastructure, implementation and assessment approach, project limitations and challenges, and plans for sustainability of these projects.

Telemedicine Task Force - Final Report (October 2014)

This report presents the Task Force recommendations for expanding telehealth adoption Maryland. The Task Force consisted of three advisory groups: Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), Finance and Business Model Advisory Group, and Technology Solutions and Standards Advisory Group. The CAG recommended 10 use cases for implementation in pilot projects to accelerate the use of telehealth. These uses cases are intended to have an impact on vulnerable populations; be consistent with the goals of healthcare reform; and be implementable, testable, and cost-effective.

Telemedicine Task Force - Interim Report (2013)

State law requires MHCC to reconvene the Task Force to identify opportunities for expanding telehealth to improve health status and care delivery. The law also required MHCC to update the Governor, Senate Finance Committee, and the House Health and Government Operations Committee on the work (interim report) of the Task Force by the end of 2013. The final report is due December 1, 2014 and will include recommendations aimed at increasing the use of telehealth.

Telemedicine Legislation Update to the HGO Committee (January 24, 2013)

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) provided an update to the House Health and Government Operations Committee regarding advancing telehealth initiatives in Maryland.

Telemedicine Recommendations:  A Report Prepared for the Maryland Quality and Cost Council (2011)

The Maryland Telemedicine Task Force (Task Force) was convened to address challenges to widespread adoption of a comprehensive statewide telemedicine system of care. Recommendations were identified by the Task Force to promote telemedicine in Maryland, which include: reimbursement for telemedicine from State-regulated payeos, establishment of a centralized telemedicine network built on existing industry standards and implementation of changes in licensure and privileging of providers to facilitate the adoption of telemedicine.

  

Last Updated: 3/24/2017