NH TELEHEALTH ALLIANCE
Advancing telehealth policies for a healthier tomorrow.
Operated by The Dupont Group.
After years of membership services, information sharing, and original research, the NH Telehealth Alliance will transition away from its membership structure.
The Dupont Group, a Concord, NH government affairs firm, teamed up with the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for Health Policy & Practice at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law to stand up and operate the Alliance. The Alliance was created in the summer of 2020 to ensure that consumers, providers and technology companies were kept abreast of the rapidly changing regulatory environment in light of the expanded access to telehealth following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goals of the Alliance’s efforts were to ensure that advances made in state law, federal law and regulations were made permanent and that policymakers had the information to understand how new access to telehealth was impacting New Hampshire. The Alliance monitored for and reported on massive investments in broadband infrastructure, in part to make sure that those funds are focused on supporting consumer access to these health care lifelines.
Beginning in 2023, the NH Telehealth Alliance will shift from a stand-alone organization to an in-house portfolio at The Dupont Group. This transition will offer an opportunity to refine the Alliance’s scope and approach and leave The Dupont Group in a position to monitor and share state and federal developments.
Overall, the Alliance can certainly say, that for the first two and half years of our work on telehealth in New Hampshire, mission accomplished.
IN THE NEWS:
NH Business Review:
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Jim Monahan, Founder of the NH Telehealth Alliance and Deb Fournier, the organization’s policy advisor, about their case that New Hampshire needs to normalize telehealth and provide long-term regulatory support for telehealth initiatives and the companies investing in them, replacing temporary initiatives created to address the pandemic.
NH Business Review:
The NH Business Review highlights the newly formed NH Telehealth Alliance as the Alliance supports the efforts of healthcare providers, technology providers and developers, advocacy and consumer organizations to ensure better access and cost-effective benefits of this modern health care structure based on telehealth services.
NH Telehealth Alliance Founder, Jim Monahan, discusses the expansion in use of telehealth in NH with Fred Kocher and Dennis Walker, Seacoast Mental Health Center's Emergency Services Director on WMUR.
InDepthNH.org's associate publisher, Roger Woods, interviews NH Telehealth Alliance Founder, Jim Monahan, about the creation of the NH Telehealth Alliance following the challenging environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the future of telehealth in NH.