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Do you have or know of a compelling success story where telehealth was used to bring better access to quality care for rural and/or underserved populations?

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Nomination Deadline: before midnight on Sunday March 19, 2017

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Purpose: MATRC is seeking nominations that tell a compelling story of a successful application of telehealth by an individual or organization that has led to improved health outcomes and/or quality of life for rural and/or medically underserved populations. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth technologies can include:

  • Videoconferencing,
  • Store-and-forward data, images or videos,
  • Remote patient monitoring, and
  • mHealth (mobile health) applications

Eligibility: To be eligible, the story must be about a success in the use of telehealth in a rural and/or underserved population within the MATRC Service Area. This includes DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, WV and VA. Awards will be announced and awarded at the 2017 MATRC Telehealth Summit.

Prize: The awardee, as selected by a panel of judges, will be awarded free registration to the 2018 MATRC Telehealth Summit and the “Telehealth Bundle” of their choice from our award sponsor, ViTel Net*. Choices include:

Specialty Consult Bundle:

specialty consult bundle
  • Hardware: Laptop and PTZ camera
  • Software/Platform: 1 year of Vidyo videoconferencing for this device and choice of a specialty specific module (e.g., behavioral health, dermatology, neurology/stroke)
  • Services: 1 year hardware maintenance, HIPAA-secure data hosting, and help-desk support (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM ET)

Home Monitoring Bundle:

home monitoring bundle
  • Hardware: Home case with peripheral devices
  • Software/Platform: 1 year of Vidyo videoconferencing for this device and web-based clinical case manager module
  • Services: 1 year hardware maintenance, HIPAA-secure data hosting, and help-desk support (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM ET)

*All hardware provided as part of the bundle will be owned by the awardee. The awardee is under no obligation to renew the software/platform license or continue with any service contract after the one year award period. ViTel Net does ask that the awardee provide information regarding how the Bundle was used and offer feedback regarding the overall user experience.

Requirements: All nominations must be submitted online on/before the stated due date. By submitting a nomination for this contest, you are granting MATRC and its assignees permission to use the content of the nominations for the purpose of education, promotion of the value of telehealth and/or promotion of MATRC sponsored activities and events.

Project Description: Nominations should not exceed 3 pages in length single spaced, with 1 inch margins and using 12 point font. Nominations should include the following information:

  • Your (Submitters) Name, Title, Phone Number and Email Address
  • Name of Project
  • Name, Title, Phone Number and Email of Key Contact for the Project (if different than Submitter)
  • Name and Address of Organization Responsible for the Project:
  • Brief Overview of the Project (should include a statement of the need or problem that was being addressed, a brief description of the targeted area or population, the purpose of the project, and the goals and objectives of the project)
  • Impact of the Project on the Need/Target Area or Population? (should provide outcomes data and/or a description of the benchmarks of success that were achieved by the project)
  • What Were the Most Important Lessons Learned through this Project? (should include recommendations for success should someone want to replicate this project)
  • What Costs Were Involved in this Project and How Easy Would It Be to Replicate the Project in Another Setting?

Award Criteria:

  • 30% Need: Is there evidence that this project was designed to meet an unmet need in a rural and/or underserved area or population and that this project has contributed to meeting the unmet need?
  • 50% Impact: Is there evidence that the project has led to improvements in health and/or quality of life for the targeted rural and/or undeserved area or population?
  • 20% Replicability: Can this project be replicated in other similar areas or populations?


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Questions? Contact Kathy Wibberly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.