Virginia Telehealth Network

2019 VTN Summit Registration is Now Open!
September 27-28, 2019

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FCC releases Notice of Proposed Rule-making for Commission vote
July 10, 2019

    The Virginia Telehealth Network looks forward to continuing our work with the Federal Communications Commission to bring broadband facilitated connected care models to patients at home, at work, or at other locations to support patient engagement in their own care, to reduce unnecessary emergency visits and hospitalizations and to support improved clinical outcomes.

    As VTN members are longstanding participants in the Commission’s Rural Healthcare Programs, we know firsthand the power of telehealth and connected care. We will look forward working with the Commission on the new Connected Care Pilot Program to extend that connectivity across the Commonwealth.

    Karen Rheuban MD
    Board Chair, VTN

    Click here to go to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.


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, procprotocolsedures &

    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

    Telehealth Services

    Specialty Referral
    Remote Monitoring
    Health Information
    Medical Education

    Board of Directors

    Virginia Telehealth Network Officers
    Karen Rheuban


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

    Karen Rheuban, MD

    Team Member


    Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, Charlottesville

    Kathy Wibberly, PhD

    Vice President
    Carolyn Rutledge


    Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Programs, Director Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program School of Nursing Old Dominion University, Norfolk

    Carolyn Rutledge

    Howard Chapman


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

    Howard Chapman, Jr.

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


    Virginia Telehealth Network Directors
    • Lindsay Berry
      Lindsay Berry

      Senior Director, VA Government Relations
      Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
      Richmond, VA

    • Jimmy Carr
      Jimmy Carr

      All Points Broadband
      Director and Legislative Committee Chairman
      Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
      Leesburg, VA 20175

    • 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
      Brenda Dintiman

      Fair Oaks Skin Care Center
      Faifax, VA 22003

    • Diana Giles
      Diana Giles

      Chief Financial Officer
      Bay Aging
      Urbanna, VA 23175

    • Allen Izadpanah
      Allen Izadpanah

      ViTel Net
      McLean, VA 22102

    • Karen Jackson
      Karen Jackson

      Secretary of Technology
      Commonwealth of Virginia
      Richmond, VA 23218

    • Ray LaMura
      Ray LaMura

      Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association
      Richmond, VA

    • Liz Martin
      Liz Martin

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

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

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

    • Azhar Rafiq
      MD, MBA
      Azhar Rafiq

      Associate Professor
      Department of Surgery
      Commonwealth of Virginia
      Richmond, VA 23298

    • Trinette Randolph
      M.S. Ed.
      Trinette Randolph

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

    • K. Michael Rodriguez
      MD, FAAFP
      K. Michael Rodriguez

      Broadlands Family Practice
      Ashburn, VA 20147

    • Bill Stanley
      State Senator
      Bill Stanley

      Commonwealth of Virginia
      Chatham, VA 24531