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Telemedicine Workgroup


Novel technologies have been recently developed to simply and inexpensively communicate across the internet. These technologies have improved our ability to communicate among regional collaborators, and enabled telemedicine outreach clinics and inpatient consultations convenient and effective. Ultimately, the technologies hold the promise removing the barrier of distance in access to genetic care and minimize the problem of insufficient numbers of genetic services professionals by making access to their expertise available to larger numbers of patients without respect to geography.  The Telecommunication/Telemedicine Workgroup was formed to investigage the use of these technologies and to identifiy ways of implementing their use for improved patient care.


Rani Singh, PhD, RD, LD (Project Director, HRSA Grant)

Hans Andersson, MD (Co-Project Director, HRSA Grant)


Telemedicine Workgroup Activities 

Monthly Meetings 

Every Third Thursday of the Month beginning February 2018 


SERN/SERGG Annual Meeting July 16-18, 2020

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Asheville, NC


Links to the Different Telehealth Resource Centers: The Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) provide assistance to individuals who are currently providing or are interested in providing care to patients via telemedicine. The TRCs are divided into 12 regional and 2 national centers. Below, you will find the link to the different TRCs in the SERN and the 2 national centers. 

Southeast Telehealth Resource Center (SC, GA, AL, FL):

South Central Telehealth Resource Center (MS, ARK, TN): 

TexLa (TX, LA):

Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (NC, VA, KY, WV, PA, MD, DE, DC, NJ):

National Policy Center:

National Technology Center:



Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal article

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Webliography, updated January 2020  ( PDF)

SERN Highlights
January 2020

2019 Annual Meeting for SERN/SERGG - July 18-20 in Asheville, NC

2019 Annual Meeting for SERN/SERGG - July 18-20 in Asheville, NC

The next annual SERN/SERGG meeting will be held July 18-20, 2019 at Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC.

More information available on the SERGG website:

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