Virginia’s State Office of Rural Health has actively sought and received grant funding to implement and expand telehealth throughout Virginia. The Office views telehealth as part of a model of care that has far reaching implications.
- In 2007, Virginia was one of 16 states to receive the federal FLEX Critical Access Hospital- Health Information Technology Network Implementation Grant. The primary objective of this initiative is to improve the availability and use of health information technology within Critical Access Hospitals and the regional hospitals that support them in efforts to improve the health outcomes of rural populations—specifically as it relates to the prevention and treatment of stroke and related co-morbidities. Read more.
- The Virginia Telehealth network was established in 2002 to advance the adoption of telehealth in Virginia.
- Virginia SORH collaborates with the Virginia Telehealth network was instrumental in bringing Project ECHO to Virginia. Project ECHO is a model for CME to be broadcast throughout the state on the subject of Opioid Use Disorder.
- Currently, VA-SORH continues to provide technical assistance to providers/agencies interested in adapting telehealth as a modality for health care.
For more information about Virginia’s Telehealth Network, contact Division of Primary Care and Rural Health Director, Heather Anderson