UnitedHealthcare is providing CTC-RI with a one-time special purpose grant to provide the primary care practice community with funding and technical assistance to support the provision of effective, safe and efficient primary care using telemedicine services. The Rhode Island Telemedicine project will support two efforts including:
- Funding for up to 51 primary care practices sites ($2,000 per practice site) to participate in a practice learning telemedicine needs assessment and patient engagement survey based on present and anticipated future needs. Results of the RI primary care practice needs assessment and patient survey will be used to inform development of a 6-month ECHO Webinar Series based on identified needs.
- Funding for up to 7 primary care teams ($24,000 per team) to participate in a 12-month learning collaborative to pilot telemedicine delivery options for management of a selected chronic care conditions.
CTC-RI/PCMH KIDS will be working with the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center and a Co-Design Planning team to develop and implement this RI Telemedicine funding opportunity.