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Background

During the 2018 legislative session, the Senate Finance Committee (Committee) requested that the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) convene a workgroup to identify deficiencies in existing policies related to school-based telehealth programs and develop an approach for improving these policies, which may be statutory, regulatory or technical in nature. The Committee asked MHCC to report on the workgroup’s findings and provide legislative and regulatory recommendations, including associated budget estimates for programs the State should undertake to improve the delivery of school-based telehealth services. An interim presentation to the Committee was requested in January 2019 and a final report is due November 2019.

Workgroup Responsibilities

The School-Based Telehealth Workgroup (workgroup) will: 1) identify opportunities to use telehealth in a school-based setting; 2) determine challenges to implement and expand school-based telehealth programs; and 3) assess resources required for sustainability and scalability of school-based telehealth services. The workgroup may be divided into subgroups and discuss issues related to different areas of telehealth, including but not limited to, technology, operations, and financing. A detailed workgroup charter is available here. A list of workgroup participants is available here.

Meetings & Materials

The workgroup will convene over the next year starting in May 2018 and about every four to six weeks thereafter. Dates and times and related materials for upcoming and previous meetings are included below; the next meeting is also listed on the MHCC Meeting Schedule web page.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 02, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, October 29, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Previous Meetings

 Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 2:15pm-4:00pm  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 1:45 pm-4:00pm, (MHCC Conference Room 100)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MHCC Conference Room 100)

Thursday, May 31, 2018; 1:15pm-2:15pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm

Resource Documents

Note: Meeting dates and times are subject to change. All meetings are open to the public. In-person meetings will be held at 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215 unless otherwise noted. The MHCC plans to hold the majority of meetings via teleconference.  

Directions: MHCC is located at 4160 Patterson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. From I-695 Baltimore Beltway: Take exit 18 to Liberty Road towards Lochearn, turn left at Patterson Avenue, cross over Wabash Avenue, turn left at the first light immediately after crossing over the railroad tracks, take the first right into our parking area, and MHCC is on the left.

Contact Information
Angela Evatt, Division Chief for Health Information Exchange
Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Delivery
Phone: 410.764.3574
Fax: 410.358.1236
Email: angela.evatt@maryland.gov

 

Last Updated: 8/28/2018