Online ECHO Clinic | October 26, 2020

Presentation Titles: Telemedicine-Where Are The Resources? | Sustaining And Enhancing Telemedicine Programs in Response to COVID-19

In this series of presentations, Dr. Katie Johnson provides an update of the latest telemedicine resources for Indian Health System clinicians. Then, Dr. Justin Iwasaki shares his team’s experience of starting and sustaining a telemedicine program at the Lummi Tribal Health Center. Finally, Dr. James Stallcup, reviews elements of a successful telehealth program and how to support clinicians in adopting, and enhancing their programs.


Presenter Bios

Katie Johnson, PharmD, is the EHR Integrated Care Coordinator at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Katie joined the U.S Public Health Service as a Commissioned Corps Officer and completed an ASHP Pharmacy Practice Residency at Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center. She continued to work with the IHS at Whiteriver Indian Hospital where she worked as both a pharmacist and Clinical Applications Coordinator. She then moved to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in 2011 to take on Health IT policy initiatives and EHR support for the 43 Tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Justin Iwasaki, MD, MPH, is a physician at the Lummi Tribal Health Center.

James Stallcup, MD, is the CMIO and Medical Director at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center for Cherokee Nation.

Slide Presentations

Lummi Tribal Health Center Telemedecine

Resources Provided

Step-By-Step Guide for Setting Up Tele-behavioral Health Services

Telehealth Resources from IHS

Telemedicine RPMS-EHR Setup and Configuration Guide Toolkit

COVID-19 Documentation Coding Billing Guidance