About Us

Maryland Telehealth Alliance (also known as ‘MTel’) believes that telehealth technologies are critical to the future of affordable, equitable, accessible, effective health care. Founded in 2017 by four members of the Maryland Telemedicine Task Force and a Maryland health care lawyer, MTel is the leading voice for telehealth in Maryland. It is the only organization focused exclusively on telehealth’s expanding role in health care, the diversity of its applications and how it will benefit Maryland.

Specific information about telehealth can be difficult to find and telehealth is changing so rapidly, it is hard to keep up. MTel’s aim is to be the ‘go to’ place in Maryland for finding this information. If our team or our community of members doesn’t know the answer, we will point you to a resource that does. What we don’t do is provide health care itself or telehealth technology services.

Our team has long experience working with legislators and regulators. Educating them about how public policy affects – positively or negatively – access to health care through telehealth is an important part of what we do.

Equally important is educating the public and business communities about how telehealth can improve their health and that of their employees and families while saving time and money. For example, a connected school-based health clinic can save parents time away from work taking their child to see specialists. Connected monitoring devices can help prevent emergency room visits through early warnings of elevated risk factors for some chronic health conditions. Interactive online patient evaluations can enable immediate access to primary care outside normal clinic hours.

We are developing a webinar program. Some are free to our members and open to the public for a fee. Others have been developed at the request and funded by a sponsoring organization targeting its members’ specific interests.

We need your help. MTel is an all-volunteer effort. Developing and expanding the kinds and breadth of educational outreach programs and events that we envision requires more resources than we currently have. Please join us as a member and as a volunteer. MTel’s current members include hospital systems, medical schools, clinics, sole practitioners, professional and special interest organizations, businesses providing services to the telehealth community and individuals. You will be in good company.

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Testimonials

"I am thankful that MTel leadership has organized this advocacy and education group for the advancement of telehealth in Maryland. We have needed an organized voice in Annapolis and a reliable group of experts for advice and knowledge when developing regulations."

Robert White, MA, LCPC University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry, Director of Behavioral Health

"MTel leverages the diversity and expertise of their members and team to provide a wealth of knowledge and resources focused on telehealth policy, application and developments in Maryland.  MTel is committed to improving access to health care by identifying the use of telehealth and opportunities to leverage this technology to assist in the delivery of care.  The Maryland Hospital Association supports MTel’s advocacy efforts and the ability to bring the right stakeholders around the table to find solutions."

Jennifer Witten, Maryland Hospital Association, Vice President of Government Affairs

"The Maryland Telehealth Alliance is an important new addition to health care education and advocacy. Telehealth-delivered services are key to eliminating health barriers and access issues in our rural communities. The Maryland Rural Health Association, a member and strong supporter of MTel, is looking forward to continued collaboration with MTel on projects that will advance telehealth adoption in rural Maryland."

Lara D. Wilson, MS., Executive Director, Maryland Rural Health Association

“Maryland Telehealth Alliance helped us develop a 3-part webinar curriculum on telehealth that enabled us to offer CEUs to our volunteer counselors on a topic they’d expressed interest in learning about.  The educational content was excellent and reviews by the participants were very positive.  Working with MTel was easy and we’d be happy to do it again.  As a resource for telehealth information, we recommend MTel.”

Amy R. Greensfelder, LMSW, Executive Director, Pro Bono Counseling Project

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