COVID-19 Resources

The following list of resources are geared toward health care providers. We are working on a similar list geared toward families. We will be updating them periodically and hope you find them helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions! 

GENETICS CLINICS IN NEW ENGLAND

Name: Clinical Services Directory
Type of Resource: Directory
Resource Developed By: National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers, Regional Genetics Networks, Patients and/or Families,Public Health

PROVIDING TELEHEALTH SERVICES

Name: Telegenetics Tips for Practice and Supervision
Type of Resource: Infographic
Resource Developed By: GC Twitter Users
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Educators, Students

Name: 2020 Medicare Learning Network Telehealth Services Booklet
Type of Resource: Guide
Resource Developed By: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Telehealth Etiquette Checklist
Type of Resource: Checklist
Resource Developed By: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Equipment to Start Doing Telehealth Quickly
Type of Resource: Guide
Resource Developed By: Western States Regional Genetics Network (WSRGN)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Checklist for Initiating Telehealth Services
Type of Resource: Checklist
Resource Developed By: Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Sample Telehealth Consent Language
Type of Resource: Guide
Resource Developed By: Western States Regional Genetics Network (WSRGN)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers,Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Mapping and Designing Telehealth Clinic Workflows
Type of Resource: Webinar
Resource Developed By: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Telehealth Best Practices
Type of Resource: Video
Resource Developed By: Western States Regional Genetics Network
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Resource Developed By: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Telehealth Coordinator E Training
Type of Resource: Web Resource
Resource Developed By: California Telehealth Resource Center
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Approved Modalities for Telehealth

Under this Notice, covered health care providers may use popular applications that allow for video chats, including Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangouts video, or Skype, to provide telehealth without risk that OCR might seek to impose a penalty for noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules related to the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.  Providers are encouraged to notify patients that these third-party applications potentially introduce privacy risks, and providers should enable all available encryption and privacy modes when using such applications. 

Under this Notice, however, Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok, and similar video communication applications are public facing, and should not be used in the provision of telehealth by covered health care providers

AVAILABILITY OF TELEHEALTH SITES

Name: US Directory of Service Providers for Telemedicine and Telehealth
Type of Resource: Web Site
Resource Developed By: Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers, Administrator

Name: Global COVID19 Telehealth Directory**
Type of Resource: Google Doc
Resource Developed By: Kanupriya Agarwal, Karan Kataria
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers, Administrators

**Disclaimer: for public informational purposes only, and support during COVID-19. Information herein not endorsed nor discredited. Utmost care taken to provide accurate and updated information. May not be exhaustive nor complete. No personal or financial liability. -- Kanupriya Agarwal, Karan Kataria (Owners).

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Name: Medicare, Telehealth, COVID-19
Type of Resource: Webinar
Resource Developed By: Center for Connected Health Policy
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers, Administrators

Name: HIPAA Compliance and COVID-19 Coronavirus
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Resource Developed By: HIPAA Journal
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Telehealth and COVID-19
Type of Resource: Webinar
Resource Developed By: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Intended Audience: Health Care Providers

Name: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—Information for Clinicians Caring for Children and Pregnant Women
Type of Resource: Webinar
Resource Developed By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers

Name: Telehealth Coverage Policies In Time for COVID-19
Type of Resource: PDF
Resource Developed By: Center for Connected Health Policy
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers, Non-Genetics Providers, Regional Genetics Networks

Name: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Genetics Providers and Patients
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Resource Developed By: National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC)
Intended Audience: Genetics Providers

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional Resources on Telehealth Curated by the Western States Regional Collaborative