Announcing the New Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Website!

SWTRC Site

The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) is excited to announce the launch of its new Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) website!  We’ve been working hard to update it over the last couple of months.  The new website offers updated content, loads quickly, has improved navigation, and features a mobile-device-friendly responsive design.  

Let’s take a virtual tour of the new website and see what the SWTRC website has to offer.  

  • The homepage includes a comprehensive menu of the site, 1-click tiles for quick access to selected resources, dynamic feeds of upcoming Events and our most recent blog articles, and a search box for text searches of the entire SWTRC website.
  • Visit the About Us section to learn about SWTRC’s mission, history, and staff. 
  • Click on the Blog link to view our current and previous blogs, sign up to get notifications when a new monthly article is published, and learn how you can be a guest author. 
  • Learn about telehealth by viewing our 21 on-line video modules in the Online Education section.  These videos cover a wide range of telehealth topics and are offered in both English and Spanish.  4 of the most popular videos: Telemedicine Overview, Business of Telemedicine, Clinical Applications, and Video and Data Communication are also offered in Mandarin, French, Arabic and Navajo! 
  • A new tab, Region, links to a map of the SWTRC service area and includes an information page for each of the 5 states in our region.  
  • Our Events page lists selected upcoming SWTRC and ATP events, as well as selected regional and national events. 
  • Explore the Resources page and discover a range of valuable telehealth and telemedicine information references from forms, templates, tools & tips, standards & guidelines to business & finance and general information. 
  • Are you or your organization looking for telemedicine and telehealth training?  ATP and SWTRC offer 2 tracks, developing a telemedicine program and telemedicine clinical applications.  Over 1,000 have gone through these trainings. We have also started taking our trainings on the road and host these trainings in our regional states. Visit the Training page for details.
  • Search the National Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Directory (SPD) to find businesses offering specialty telehealth and telemedicine services.  SPD is an opt-in listing of telehealth service providers that is growing, provides detailed information about each business listed, and is regularly updated to ensure the highest quality of information to help serve you. ATP and SWTRC do not recommend one company over another, but rather offer an information service that can help you vet and decide if any of these companies’ best suit your needs.  SPD is a complimentary national resource for service providers to list their business and for the public to search.
  • Please Contact Us with your questions about telehealth. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Also, of interest is the link to the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, of which the SWTRC is a member. At this site you can learn about all 14 regional TRCs, the states covered by each and their individual areas of expertise.

SWTRC is committed to serving as the go to resource for the advancement of the effective use of telemedicine services in the Southwest.   We look forward to establishing new partnerships, as well as strengthening existing ones, in the coming year. 

We extend a special thank you to the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth for making this new website possible and funding the Telehealth Resource Centers.

About the Author

Kristine Erps is the Project Administrator for the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) and the Associate Director for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP).  She has over 18 years of experience with telemedicine.  Kris manages both the ATP and SWTRC Blogs.

Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D. is a Professor at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences and is Vice-chair of Research. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Director of the SWTRC. She has published extensively in these areas, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Past President of the American Telemedicine Association, President of the Medical Image Perception Society, and Past Chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. She serves on a number of editorial boards for both radiology and telemedicine journals and is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare.

Michael Holcomb, BS is the associate director for information technology (IT) for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and serves as a technology expert for the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. He has 21 years of experience working with telemedicine and telehealth technologies and is responsible for managing all ATP IT including the ATP statewide telemedicine network.