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Virginia Telehealth Network
A Few words about us

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The Virginia Telehealth Network (VTN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity

    Vision: VTN believes that all Virginians should have access to high quality health care anywhere, anytime.
    Mission: VTN devotes its resources to advancing the adoption, implementation, and integration of telehealth and related technologies statewide and promotes the coordination and delivery of care for all Virginians.

In carrying out its work, the Virginia Telehealth Network is involved in many activities that are linked to its five top priorities:
  • Facilitate the sharing of resources
  • Support quality improvement initiatives by using technologies
  • Identify and address barriers to implementation
  • Educate stakeholders
  • Facilitate development of model policies, procedures & protocols
  • What is Telemedicine/Telehealth

    The use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

    Technologies include videoconferencing over secure internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. Telehealth/Telemedicine is primarily delivered in four ways:

    • Video Conferencing (Synchronous): Live, two-way interaction between a person and a provider using audio-visual telecommunications technology. Virtual visits are accomplished using high speed connections and high definition monitors.
    • Store and Forward (Asynchronous): Transmission of pre-recorded health history through an electronic communications system to a practitioner, usually a specialist, who uses the information to evaluate the case or render a service.
    • Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): Data collection of health and medical data from an individual in one location and transmitted electronically to a health care provider in a different location for use in patient care.
    • Mobile Health (mHealth): Health care and public health practice supported by mobile communication devices such as cell phones, tablet computers, and PDAs. Applications can range from targeted text messages that promote healthy behavior to secure videoconferencing for medical services to wide-scale alerts about disease outbreaks to the gamification of health to encourage healthy behaviors and practices.

    • ©2016 Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center


    Telemedicine Services

    Specialty Referral
    Remote Monitoring
    Health Information
    Medical Education

    Board of Directors

    Virginia Telehealth Network Officers
    Karen Rheuban

    About

    Senior Associate Dean for CME and External Affairs Medical Director, University of Virginia Center for Telehealth, Charlottesville

    Karen Rheuban, MD

    President
    Team Member

    About

    Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, Charlottesville

    Kathy Wibberly, PhD

    Vice President
    Howard Chapman

    About

    Policy Analyst Senior, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), Richmond

    Jeff Nelson

    Secretary
    Howard Chapman

    About

    Program Development Director, Tri-Area Community Health, Laurel Fork

    Howard Chapman, Jr.

    Treasurer
    46 Grants Funded
    283 Virginia Sites
    93 Grants & Contracts
    2,890 Organization

    Directors

    Virginia Telehealth Network Directors
    • John Aldridge
       
      John Aldridge

      Chief Operating Officer
      Trapollo, LLC
      Sterling, VA 20166

    • Theresa M. Davis
      PhD, RN, NE-BC
      Theresa M. Davis PhD, RN, NE-BC

      Clinical Operations Director
      Inova Telemedicine enVision eICU
      Falls Church, VA 22042

    • Brenda Dintiman
      MD
      Brenda Dintiman

      MD
      Fair Oaks Skin Care Center
      Faifax

    • Diana Giles
       
      Diana Giles

      Chief Financial Officer
      Bay Aging
      Urbanna, VA 23175

    • Allen Izadpanah
       
      Allen Izadpanah

      President/CEO
      ViTel Net
      McLean, VA 22102

    • Karen Jackson
       
      Karen Jackson

      Secretary of Technology
      Commonwealth of Virginia
      Richmond, VA 23218

    • Ray LaMura
       
      Ray LaMura

      President
      Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association
      Richmond, VA

    • Liz Martin
      MHA
      Liz Martin

      Vice President of Quality
      Riverside Health System
      Newport News, VA 23606

    • Adrienne McFadden
      MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM
      Adrienne McFadden

      Director
      Office of Minority Health & Equity,
      VA Dept. of Health, Richmond

    • Lindsay A. Berry
       
      Lindsay A. Berry

      Senior Director
      Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
      Newport News, VA

    • Azhar Rafiq
      MD, MBA
      Azhar Rafiq

      Secretary of Technology
      Commonwealth of Virginia
      Richmond, VA 23298

    • Robert O'Connor
      MD, MPH
      Robert O'Connor

      Professor and Chair
      Department of Emergency Med.
      University of Virginia School of Medicine
      Charlottesville, VA 22908

    • Trinette Randolph
      M.S. Ed.
      Trinette Randolph

      Director of Programs and Training
      Virginia Community Healthcare Association
      Henrico, VA 23233

    • Carolyn Rutledge
      PhD, FNP-BC
      Carolyn Rutledge

      Professor and Chair
      Director Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program School of Nursing Old Dominion University
      Norfolk, VA