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CS2-03 - Setting National Standards for School Telehealth

Sunday, April 29
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: E450B

Consider the growing need for national standards for telehealth services in schools. Review and discuss a proposed set of performance standards and measures—developed from a variety of prestigious national guidelines and statements—intended to support implementation and quality. Learn about efforts to collaborate with and unify stakeholders on this important issue and refine best practices.

Learning Objectives:

Steve North

Medical Director for Mission Virtual Care
Mission Center for Telehealth

Dr. North is a practicing Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine specialist at a rural health center in Mitchell County, NC.

In 2011 he founded the Health-e-Schools school-based telemedicine program that currently provides access to acute care, primary care, adolescent medicine and comprehensive asthma services to over 13,000 students at 33 schools in the mountains of western NC. In 2014 the Health-e-Schools program was awarded the American Telemedicine Association’s President’s Award for Health, Quality and Innovation.

He also serves as the Clinical Director for Mission Virtual Care working with a team to integrate inpatient, outpatient, direct to consumer and remote home monitoring into Mission Health, North Carolina’s sixth largest health system that serves the state’s 18 western most counties.

Dr. North is the Rural Telehealth Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research and a member of the National Quality Forum’s Telehealth Committee. He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation and is a co-author of the American Telemedicine Association’s Pediatric Telehealth Guidelines.


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Stormee Williams

Medical Director School Telemedicine
Children's Health Dallas

Stormee Williams, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced in the Dallas area for over 12 years. She has worked for a Federally Qualified Health Center in south Dallas and has functioned as the Lead Physician in community health clinics for both Parkland Health and Hospital Systems and Children’s Health System in Dallas. Dr. Williams currently serves as the Medical Director for Children’s Health School Telehealth program – one of the largest and fastest growing programs of its type. Through telemedicine, she is able to provide quality healthcare to children who may have limited access to pediatric providers by using technology and peripheral devices. Believing in and supporting the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model, Dr. Williams enjoys working closely with hospital and school administrators to bridge the gap between the healthcare and education sectors and by advocating for the role technology and innovation play in leading to improved access to healthcare.


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Amanda K. Martin

Executive Director
The Center for Rural Health Innovation

Amanda Martin, MHA is the Executive Director for the Center for Rural Health Innovation located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. As Executive Director, Amanda helped establish and grow a school-based telemedicine program from three pilot sites to a 54-site program in four rural school districts, which she now supervises. Amanda's areas of expertise cover a wide range from day-to-day equipment troubleshooting to program design and implementation. With an extensive background in medical office management, she understands the importance & challenges of expanding healthcare access in rural communities. Amanda earned her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina in 2016. 


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