TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award

The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) is proud to be celebrating TBHI’s 10th anniversary in 2019. To honor the many professionals who have diligently worked to develop successful telehealth programs, TBHI will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting the TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award. Winning programs will be selected by the TBHI community using these criteria:

  • Legal & Ethical Compliance
  • Delivery by at Least One “TBHI Certified Practitioner”
  • Narrative Description of at Least One Significant Lesson Learned
  • Program Outcome Data

The grand prize winner will receive $500 and invited to collaborate with TBHI in writing and publishing a project summary article to the Journal for Technology in the Behavioral Sciences (JTiBS) to highlight the program’s effectiveness. Three runner-up winners will be given full access to TBHI’s Telehealth Level I Professional Certificate Training Program, which is accompanied by 15 CME or CE hours (training program value is $379 each.)

All projects with an accepted narrative that includes verifiable, submittable proof of having met four previously outlined criteria will be posted in the TBHI blog for community evaluation. The telehealth community will be invited to rate the program through extensive Google Adwords campaigns valued at $3000 and widespread social media coverage to announce submissions as they are accepted from May through August of 2019. Voters can be patients, providers, payers or other stakeholders of any of the accepted projects.

TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award Prizes

  • Grand Prize — $500
  • Three Runner-up Prizes — 3 TBHI Telehealth Level I Professional Certificate Training Programs (15 CME/CE Hours)

TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award Submission Details (Click on topics below to see details)

  • “Eligible practitioners” worldwide in any and all settings are encouraged to apply. Eligible practitioners include:
    • Licensed professionals.
    • Professionals in countries that do not require their professionals to be licensed
  • Valid proof of eligibility includes verifiable:
    • License from any single state in the United States or province in Canada, Japan and any other country requiring practitioners to be licensed/registered. The license must be saved and uploaded as a PDF as part of the application.
    • Diploma from a graduate educational program such as a medical school or a post-secondary degree program. Such proof must be evidenced by a diploma clearly stating the practitioner’s first and last name, the awarding institution, year and name of the training program. This diploma must be saved and uploaded as a PDF along with their application.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win the TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
  • Deadline for all submissions is October 1, 2019, 11:59 pm, Pacific time
  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • All submissions will be posted in a TBHI blog, where blog readership will be asked to register and vote on all submissions.
  • In scoring submissions, the telehealth community will be asked to use this Scoring Rubric:
    • 25% — Legal & Ethical Compliance
    • 25% —Delivery by at Least One “TBHI Certified Practitioner”
    • 25% — Narrative Description of at Least One Significant Lesson Learned
    • 25% — Program Outcome Data
  • The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about October 5, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

The award is sponsored by Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc., located at 1876 Horse Creek Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009.
TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. It is also open to legal residents of other countries worldwide. Staff of Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. and other companies associated with the promotion of the award, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such staff member, are not eligible. The award is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

All submissions revealing protected health information (PHI) about any client/patient will be disqualified. All statements must be factual and verifiable with a written statement by the source upon written request if an outside party or parties involved. All such requests for verification must be submitted within 5 business days of the request.

All entries must:

  1. Answer the questions in narrative form with no more than 200 words per answer to each of the questions.
  2. Send 3 photos of the technology being used in your setting.
  3. Complete a release of information form granting TBHI worldwide rights to publishing your entry and all photos to its website and in social media if you are one of the award’s winners.
Participation in the award constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein. The winner is responsible for income taxes.
The award begins on April 4, 2019, at 12 am Pacific and ends on August 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time (the “Award Period”). Entries that are submitted after the Award Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be posted for review and voting within 5 business days of receipt, in the order received, anytime during the entry period. Submissions are to be submitted by clicking here.
Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting this page and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Award Period. Entries received from any person, email address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Full name, credential, and a photo of winning entrants will be required for social media purposes related to this award. Entrants unwilling to submit this information will be disqualified from the award.

Participants are encouraged to share their entries with colleagues and associates to recruit winning votes. Only one vote will be accepted per person.

On August 5, 2019, the Sponsor will be announced in the TBHI Blog and social media, and the winners will be contacted by email and telephone.
The potential winners of the TBHI Excellence in Telehealth Award will be notified via email or phone. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Voters must identify themselves by name and email address. One vote will be accepted from each voter. Entries with an excessive number of entries from a single voter or email address extension (@anyword.com) will be disqualified at the sole discretion of TBHI. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the award.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the telehealth award is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the award is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the award to address the impairment and then resume the award  in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the award and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the award or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the award may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Individuals submitting a story agree to have their images, names, and credentials identified in social media as winners of the award, and to have the entirety of their submitted stories published in the TBHI Blog and social media. All entries are final. Edits are not allowed after submission. Individuals indemnify and agree to accept all liability for revealing the identity of any third parties named or identified in their success stories. Protecting the confidentiality of any client/patient names, situations, and any other identifiable information is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

By participating in the award, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the award, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the award or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the award, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the award; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the award, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the award, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any award-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the award or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the award, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the award. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the award or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Cheyenne, county of Laramie, Wyoming. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Wyoming, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Wyoming.
Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.



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