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2021 2020 Archived

Provider Burnout and the Electronic Health Record

Oct 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organizer: UMTRC
Presenter:  https://www.umtrc.org/

Physician burnout was deemed a public health crisis in 2019. Growing research in the field suggests that physician/provider burnout has detrimental effects on healthcare quality.
Speaker:
Zack Ward is an assistant professor of Health Administration at the University of Southern Indiana. Zack's research focus includes clinician burnout and rural healthcare issues.

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FALL 2021 POLICY WEBINAR SERIES: Medicaid & Telehealth Data Collection: Surveys, Studies & Advisory Groups

Sep 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: Center for Connected Healthcare Policy
Presenter:  www.cchpca.org

COVID-19 has spurred Medicaid programs to expand their telehealth policies. It has also encouraged them to examine the effects and impacts of such policies and engaging stakeholders more often than before. Learn about the efforts some Medicaid programs have made in collecting data and working with other groups as they work on solidifying the next steps in their telehealth policy development.

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Virtual Office Hours - Update on the Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Organizer: Arizona Telemedicine Program
Presenter:  https://telemedicine.arizona.edu/

ATP ADHS Office Hours:

New Physician Fee Schedule Discussion
Trudy Bearden
Senior Consultant

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FALL 2021 POLICY WEBINAR SERIES: Medicaid & Audio Only

Sep 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer: Center for Connected Healthcare Policy
Presenter:  www.cchpca.org

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and a sharp pivot towards telehealth was made, policymakers quickly realized that not everyone would have access to video technology. Audio-only was quickly allowed as a modality to deliver services. Now, policymakers are deciding whether the temporary audio-only policies should be made permanent. Panelists will discuss what their Medicaid programs may or have already decided to do.

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Telehealth Implementation; A Guide & Case Study for Critical Access Hospitals

Sep 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: NCRC and NRTRC
Presenter:  www.nrtrc.org

This webinar provides practical guidance on implementing and sustaining telehealth to optimize health care service delivery, expand access, and enhance care coordination for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). Just as health care organizations strive to take a person-centered approach to health care, this guide seeks to take a CAH-centered approach to telehealth that keeps the patient and community at the forefront. The target audience is any individual, team or organization seeking to implement or expand telehealth services in the CAH setting. 

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What’s Next for Telehealth? A State and Federal Policy Debrief

Sep 02, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Presenter:  https://southwesttrc.org/

Learning Objectives
CTeL’s Telehealth Cost Impact Research
Initial findings and how our research could impact public policy
Congress and the Administration
Sticking points: Reducing Health Disparities and Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
Trends we are seeing
National Public Health Emergency
Short-term extension vs permanent extension of telehealth waivers
50 State Review of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Orders
High level review of which states have active PHEs and which states have terminated their PHEs
Trends we are seeing

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The Remote Patient Monitoring Playbook: Operations, Best Practices, and ROI

Sep 01, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: American Telehealth Association
Presenter:  https://www.americantelemed.org/

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) adoption accelerated over the past 18 months in response to COVID-19, but its use going forward will be essential to the future of care delivery in the U.S. RPM and the continuous care models it enables through real-time data access is uniquely suited to the challenges of chronic condition management.

These personal health data provide ongoing insight into a person’s day-to-day health metrics, lifestyle and behavioral decisions, and subsequent trends. At scale, they have demonstrated an ability to reduce urgent care visits, ER visits, and hospital admissions. Moreover, Validic-powered programs have demonstrated sustained engagement – 76% of members are capturing device readings twice a day after 90 days in the program.

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Part One of a Three-Part Series on Patient Engagement: Identifying the Best Patients for Telehealth and Engaging Them in Inventive Ways

Aug 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: Wyoming Telehealth Network
Presenter:  http://wyomingtelehealth.org/

This webinar series will provide a foundation in understanding how telehealth providers can identify the best candidates for telehealth, how to keep those patients engaged throughout their visit, and how to create more health equity through telehealth. We will examine approaches from different specialty providers and telehealth managers who will inspire innovative approaches providers can use in their own practices.

As the pandemic continues, telehealth continues to be the most viable tool to help patients and providers maintain treatment and deliver healthcare in a safe, effective and affordable manner. Join us for one or all three parts of the series!

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Aug 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations (ORO): Connecting and Supporting HRSA Grantees and Stakeholders throughout the Nation

This session will provide an introduction to HRSA's Office of Regional Operations (ORO), and will cover when and how to engage ORO, technical assistance, and special initiatives available through 10 regional offices; how to engage with partners and stakeholders on HRSA priorities (including effectively responding to COVID-19); and upcoming events and activities across the nation.

HHS OIG - Detecting and Reporting Fraud

This session will provide an overview of HHS OIG’s role in combatting fraud, waste, and abuse. The OIG will discuss fraud indicators, why people commit fraud, some case examples, and how to submit complaints to the HHS OIG.

Time & Effort Reporting

This session will provide participants with tools to use in your organization to ensure you are in compliance with time and effort reporting. In addition, we will debunk the myths on what is required vs. what is a best practice.

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NCTRC Webinar - Delaware Libraries Telehealth and Teleservices Initiative

Aug 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  www.telehealthresourcecenter.org

In response to the behavioral health crisis and growing digital divide, the Delaware Libraries have launched a three-pronged initiative to increase access to health and social services utilizing the public library infrastructure. The initiative consists of (1) deploying telehealth/teleservice booths in key rural libraries, (2) disseminating hundreds of Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots to public libraries statewide, so patrons can check out devices like they would a library book, and (3) hiring a traveling community nurse to focus on treating the uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented. We recognize that the public libraries see some of the most vulnerable populations and understand it is our duty to adapt to best meet the needs of the communities we serve.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Aug 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Disability and Language Access – How to Meet Your Legal Obligations and Make Your Programs Accessible

The Disability Access session will review some important questions, including:

  • Is your organization communicating effectively with individuals who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities?
  • Is your medical equipment accessible to patients with disabilities?
  • Is your facility accessible to individuals with mobility-based disabilities?

The session will also summarize relevant law, explain your obligations as they relate to disability access, and discuss how you can meet those obligations. We will touch on specific topics related to disability access, including physical access, medical access, and effective communication.

Note: For programs and services that receive federal financial assistance, federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Recipients of HRSA funding must ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all of their programs and activities.

The Language Access session will:

  • summarize relevant laws;
  • explain HRSA recipient obligations as they relate to language access; and
  • discuss how you can meet those obligations.

The session will also review the process of creating a language access plan. This serves as your organization’s roadmap to providing quality language access services. We will also examine common challenges that organizations face when trying to provide language access services and review practical solutions for how to address those challenges.

Note: Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP). Recipients of HRSA funding must take reasonable steps to ensure LEP individuals have meaningful access to all of their programs and activities.

Service Animal Requirements: How to Modify Your Policies and Procedures to Ensure Equal Access

Service Animal Requirements: How to Modify Your Policies and Procedures to Ensure Equal Access During this session, we will:

  • Provide an overview of disability access laws related to service animals;
  • clarify what is and is not a service animal;
  • compare and contrast service animal requirements in different settings;
  • discuss common service animal accessibility challenges and how to overcome them; and
  • hear real-world case studies and applications of service animal best practices.

Under federal law, people with disabilities generally have the right to use service animals anywhere the public is allowed to go. Service animals serve a diverse range of purposes and service animal requirements are different depending on the setting. These two factors have led to misunderstandings about the rights of people with disabilities who utilize service animals, which in turn results in discriminatory treatment and accessibility challenges.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Jul 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

EHB Overview and New User Enhancements

This session will review recent Electronic Handbooks (EHB) enhancements, explain functionality and roles, and provide answers to common questions. We will also feature new self-help tutorials so you can carry your learning back to your organization.

Data.HRSA.gov

This session will review the data.HRSA.gov Web site (previously known as “HRSA Data Warehouse”), which provides maps, data, reports, and dashboards about HRSA’s health care programs. We will highlight resources to help you gather information on HRSA’s grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services.

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NCTRC Webinar - The Impact of Technology on Telehealth Treatment

Jul 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  www.telehealthresourcecenter.org

In this webinar, you’ll discover how your choice and use of technology impact the clinician, client, and clinician-client communication. We'll discuss how treatment styles and goals influence what telecommunication technology is used. You’ll learn about the process of modifying one’s clinical style and techniques for various telecommunication technology, while also using research to describe the potential benefits and drawbacks of video, audio, and text-only communication.

Learning Objectives:

● Explain the potential benefits and drawbacks of video, audio, and text-only communication.
● Explain how treatment styles and goals influence what telecommunication technology is used for treatment.
● Describe how to select a telecommunication technology for treatment sessions with a client.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Jul 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

An Ounce of Prevention: Grants Risk Management

This session will review Grant Risk Management. As we all know, the past year and a half has been all about preventing illness and managing health risks. The famous saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never been more relevant. As project directors and financial management leaders, you know that this wisdom extends to the health of your grant. During this session, experts on grants risk management and internal controls will share key tips to help you ensure a “healthy” grant program. You will also learn about HRSA’s own responsibilities to ensure the health of its grant programs.

Audit Resolution –Addressing Common Findings

This session will provide participants with an overview of the audit resolution process, including case studies for both monetary and non-monetary audit findings.

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UMTRC Webinar: Telehealth and the New Normal: What Happens after the PHE Ends?

Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: Upper Midwest Telehealth Resources Center
Presenter:  https://www.umtrc.org/

This webinar will dive into the field of telehealth with a look at the past, present, and future. How has the delivery of healthcare changed during COVID? With the myriad of regulatory changes to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, what will happen once the Public Health Emergency (PHE) sunsets.

Presenter:
Becky Sanders, MBA, Senior Director, Indiana Rural Health Association; Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Jun 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Understanding and Submitting Prior Approvals

This session will share what you need to know once you receive the Notice of Award (NoA). The focus of this session is common types of prior approval requests and when they are required.

Nuts and Bolts of Construction Grants and Notice of Federal Interest

This session will cover detailed information on grant funding provided for HRSA’s Construction grant program, including:

  • assistance to populations affected by natural disasters for repair and reconstruction activities;
  • property management requirements; and
  • reporting and equipment reporting and disposition.

In addition to a discussion on acknowledgement and documentation of the Notice of Federal Interest (NFI), we will address a variety of common issues specific to construction grants.

Federal Financial Reporting for HRSA Grants

This session will discuss all aspects of the Federal Financial Report (FFR) for HRSA grants, including the transition of financial reporting to the Payment Management System that occurred in October 2020. We will discuss the importance of submitting timely and accurate reports, as well as highlight common challenges encountered with financial reporting and the steps to address.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Jun 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Suspension & Debarment

This session will enhance the understanding of the HHS Discretionary Suspension and Debarment (S&D). During the session, you will be presented the foundational S&D concepts.

Expanding Expanded Authority

This session will provide an overview of the Expanded Authority (EA) provisions for all new and existing grant programs awarded under EA. We will use examples from HRSA’s EA grant programs to illustrate EA provisions and explain how these authorities impact your management responsibilities.

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A Rural Success Story: Promising Practices of Delivering Telehealth in AK

Jun 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

This will be a virtual community of sharing with subject matter experts from Federal, State, and local agencies and community partners who provide care and service in diverse communities. Discussion will focus on recognizing and celebrating the unique strengths of Alaska’s rural communities, HRSA resources available to rural communities to expand health care services through telehealth, and promising practices and challenges faced in Alaska to improve telehealth services in rural settings.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

Jun 01, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Get to Know the Division of Grants Management Operations (DGMO)

This session highlights the Division of Grants Management Operations (DGMO) and its involvement in all aspects of the HRSA grants lifecycle. We will provide an overview, from announcement to closeout, to include:

  • organizational structure;
  • demonstration of roles and responsibilities;
  • how DGMO interacts with applicants and recipients business; and
  • fiscal and program areas.

We will use illustrative examples, and audience questions and resources will be incorporated.

Grant Budgeting

This session highlights the many factors to consider when developing and managing a grant budget. It will explore:

  • cost principles;
  • NOFO requirements;
  • allowable and unallowable costs;
  • limitations; and
  • the importance of budget justifications.

We will use examples to illustrate common budgeting mishaps and resulting consequences.

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NCTRC Webinar - Mistakes, Myths and Misconceptions Your Telehealth Diabetes Program Needs To Avoid to be Successful!

May 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

Hosted by: Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

Presented by:

-Becky Sanders, Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

-Cameron Hilt, Data Coordinator, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

-Tony Song, CEO, Diabetes Care Partners

Description:

This webinar takes you through the challenges, mistakes, lessons learned and experiences of a telehealth diabetes program during the Public Health Emergency and what to avoid to be successful for both your organization and the people you serve.

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HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

May 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Grants Policy Update

In this session, hosted by the Division of Grants Policy (DGP), Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM), we will summarize grants policy updates, legislative mandates, and other topics that impact you.

Financial Monitoring Roundtable

This session will discuss our important monitoring tools, including special reviews audit resolution (SRAR), fiscal technical assistance (FTA), and financial management reviews (FMR), and how to best prepare for each engagement. We will also discuss common issues and best practices for financial management, internal controls, and how to avoid audit findings.

Single Audit Extension Update and HRSA’s Delinquent Single Audit Follow up Procedures

This session will provide clarification on the 2020 Compliance Addendum Single Audit extensions. This session will also provide a reminder of our delinquent Single Audit follow-up activities and additional actions that may be taken for non-compliance.

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NRTRC Webinar: Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

May 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: NRTRC
Presenter:  https://nrtrc.org/

Please bring your questions and join the NRTRC as they host a live interactive webinar with specialists from the FCC and other experts with extensive knowledge of the EBB program.
Attendees will learn program details, how to receive assistance with applying and gain access to resources.

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HRSA Telehealth Learning Series: An Overview of Licensure Compacts

May 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer: HRSA
Presenter:  https://www.hrsa.gov/

Webinar Objectives:
- Share information on HRSA programs and resources that support licensure compacts and telehealth
- Provide an overview of the following licensure compacts:
o Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC)
o Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
o Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
o Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Compact
o Physical Therapy (PT) Compact
- Share legislative/regulatory updates regarding licensure compacts
- Discuss the importance of interstate licensure compacts as a method for increasing access to care and addressing workforce shortages
- Highlight examples demonstrating how expedited licensure processes have allowed physicians and other health care professionals to extend their reach by leveraging telemedicine

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Telehealth Rehab is so much more than just video visits

Apr 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Presenter:  www.telemedicine.arizona.edu

Learning Objectives
1- Difference between telemedicine and video visits?
2- Why integration of telemedicine tools are important?
3- How telemedicine integration can decrease caregiver burnout?

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The ABC's of RPM

Apr 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Presenter:  www.telemedicine.arizona.edu

Learning Objectives
1. The RPM Codes and What the Definitions Mean to Your Practice
2. The Payors: Medicare and Arizona
3. The Questions and the Answers

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UW ECHO in Student Health: School-Based Telehealth: Building a Statewide Approach

Apr 07, 2021 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer: University of Wyoming ECHO Networks
Presenter:  https://www.uwyo.edu/wind/echo/

The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN) and UW ECHO in
Student Health have partnered to create a school-based
health miniseries to provide a foundation in understanding
how telehealth can be used to build school-based health
programs.
This session will kick off the miniseries by providing a history
of the Kid Clinic, a school-based clinic, and the relationships
between the pediatric nurse practitioners and counselors and
their work with the school district.

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NCTRC Telehealth Hack - Behavioral Health Services & Early Intervention

Mar 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

*Please contact nctrc@cchpca.org to request Closed Captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for this webinar.

Hosted by:

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

Presented by:

• Susan Elswick, LCSW, PRT-S, University of Memphis

Description:

Due to COVID-19, many early intervention and infant mental health therapists have been thrust into tele-behavioral health practice with our infant/child and family clients. Many early intervention specialists are feeling overwhelmed as there was never a process for tele-behavioral health supports in the past. This training will support early intervention and infant mental health therapists with gaining new skills and tools to support their early intervention work within the virtual therapy space.

Learning Objectives-

-Participants will learn how to plan and troubleshoot common barriers to telehealth programming with early intervention services;
-Participants will learn new skills and activities to engage children and families in the telehealth work;
-Participants will review activities that support attunement, co-regulation, and mindfulness in a virtual session

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Care by Video? Telephone? Email? Text? Remote Monitoring? When to offer which if reimbursement is not an issue.

Mar 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

Learn from four very experienced primary care physicians when each of the following care processes are appropriate, not appropriate, the best value (greatest clinical outcomes at the lowest cost/time spent)
• Care by Video
• Care by Telephone
• Care by e-mail
• Care by Text
• Care by Remote Monitoring

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NCTRC Webinar - Direct to Consumer Telehealth During COVID-19

Mar 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

Presented by:

• Stacy Petty, APRN, Director of HealthNow at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
• Kevin W. Sexton, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
• Joseph Sanford, MD, Director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation

Description:

The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation offers real time interactive video patient interactions through the HealthNow program. This Direct to Consumer platform launched in early 2020 and pivoted as COVID19 spread across the country. This panel discussion will cover program development, launch, adjustments, and current status.

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Upcoming Funding Outlook

Mar 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organizer: Learn Design Apply, Inc.
Presenter:  https://www.learndesignapply.com/

Join us as we explore new Funding Sources
• US Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant
• Upcoming Broadband Grant Programs
• Best practices for a winning DLT grant in 2021
Expert Speakers include:
Russ Elliott—WA State Broadband Director
John Holman—RUS General Field Rep. (WA,OR,ID)
Dana Satterwhite — Natl Funding Expert, Learn Design Apply

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Strategies to Deliver High Quality Telehealth in Rural Communities

Mar 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: NRTRC/Comagine Health
Presenter:  www.nrtrc.org

The rural areas of our states face health care shortages, making telehealth and other remote service delivery a promising solution. However, these same areas have unique challenges, including suboptimal adoption of the full range of options, sketchy broadband coverage, lack of access to technology and more. Join us as we discuss opportunities to expand and sustain telehealth in the rural setting.

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NCTRC Telehealth Hack - Rehabilitation Services and Early Intervention

Mar 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Presenter:  https://telehealthresourcecenter.org/

Presented by:

• Nicki Perisho, Program Director at Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, University of Utah
• Anthony Yengo, DPT, OCS, ATC, MTC, CSCS, Quest Physical Therapy
• Benjamin Boyle, DPT, Chief Clinical Affairs Officer at IRG Physical & Hand Therapy (Integrated Rehabilitation Group)

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic created a significant barrier for patients needing rehabilitative services. A rapid pivot by healthcare providers and payers to telehealth allowed patients to receive the treatment that they needed through the ongoing pandemic, and now telehealth is here to stay. This presentation will cover patient, clinician, and operational experiences with therapies delivered via telehealth, tips and best practices for successfully integrating telehealth into your service line, and strategies for successful reimbursement.

Objectives:
-Case study to show the value and impact of moving telehealth to your business model
-Understand how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted therapies and allowed patients access to rehab services remotely
-Successful reimbursement for telehealth therapies
-Successfully integrate virtual services into therapy workflows

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Resiliency During COVID-19 (5 Part Series)

Mar 04, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer: University of Utah Office of Outreach Education
Presenter:  https://physicians.utah.edu/office-network-development-telehealth-physician-outreach/

Description:Join this five-part series covering topics on the impact of trauma on frontline caregivers, the creation of professional boundaries with family and patients, communicating with families, patients and each other during covid and developing self-care strategies in and around the workplace.

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Emerging Changes in the Post-COVID Telehealth Landscape

Feb 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organizer: American Telehealth Associatioon
Presenter:  https://www.americantelemed.org/

As we look to 2021 for what may be a long, gradual recovery from the pandemic, all players in the medical industry agree that healthcare strategies, tools, and methods have changed forever. As telehealth technology matures and becomes truly ubiquitous – shifting from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” for most health care providers – the impact manifests itself in dozens of ways.

 

We invite you to join a complimentary webinar discussing emerging changes in the post-COVID telehealth landscape, and what lies ahead in both reimbursement options and provider care priorities.

 

Attendees will learn about new government regulations, as well as expanding programs for grants and reimbursement from the key leader in the telehealth space, Dr. Karen Rheuban.

 

Stephanie Landry and Dr. Keith Griffin from Novant Health will showcase how they implemented and scaled a virtual urgent care solution to re-imagine the typical pediatric or urgent care visit, while also best utilizing grant funding – targeting measurable improvements in the main factors associated with urgent care: cost, wait times, and limiting exposure. Additionally, Novant Health will share perspectives on creating new service offerings in the digital setting, optimizing patient and provider adoption of digital health services, creating a playbook for success and continuing to address patient and provider survey feedback along the way.

 

The live discussion will be followed by Q&A.

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Resiliency During COVID-19 (5 Part Series)

Feb 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer: University of Utah Office of Outreach Education
Presenter:  https://physicians.utah.edu/office-network-development-telehealth-physician-outreach/

Description:Join this five-part series covering topics on the impact of trauma on frontline caregivers, the creation of professional boundaries with family and patients, communicating with families, patients and each other during covid and developing self-care strategies in and around the workplace.

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Bridging the Digital Divide for HCBS Beneficiaries (Part I)

Feb 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer: US Department of Health and Human Services
Presenter:  https://www.hhs.gov/

Webinar Description

 

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has left many older adults and people with disabilities grieving the loss of close relationships and a sense of community due to physical distancing orders, staffing shortages, and the closing of day programs. All this takes a considerable toll on their physical and mental well-being.

 

The transition to telemedicine and virtual services in place of in-person services has helped expand care to millions. However, without the skills, resources and supports to get online and participate in digital forums, many older adults and people with disabilities are more isolated than ever. This “digital divide” affects their ability to obtain life-saving health information, medical services, procure basic goods and services, address social determinants of health (employment, education, transportation), and stay connected. 

 

It is uncertain when in-person services will resume to pre-pandemic levels. Yet technology solutions may provide opportunities such as: socialization, the ability to address disability and language related barriers, tools to manage chronic diseases and promote behavioral change that can be implemented now and preserved after the end of the PHE to supplement and support in-person services.

This two part webinar series provides HCBS stakeholders a holistic framework to address 5 key areas:

Part I (February 18, 2021)

1. Government leadership, public engagement, waivers, and policies

2.  Beneficiary and provider engagement, education, and supports 

3. Addressing cultural and systemic barriers

Part II (March 2021)

4. Internet: access and affordability

5. Hardware (smart phones, tablets) / software (apps): affordability, setup, technical supports

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NCTRC Telehealth Hack – Health Professional Training Models Post-Covid

Feb 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

*Please contact nctrc@cchpca.org to request Closed Captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for this webinar.

Hosted by:

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

Presented by:

• Karen Rheuban, MD - Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia
• Scott Shipman, MD, MPH - Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Affairs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
• Kathryn Neill, Pharm.D - Associate Provost for Academics, Director of Interprofessional Administrative and Curricular Affairs, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UAMS Division of Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Description:

Please join us to for this panel discussion on “Health Professions Training Models Post-COVID-19”. Practices and providers around the US quickly ramped up their telehealth efforts when the PHE period started a year ago, and many haven’t looked back. As we look forward, what are the necessary methods and best practices of telehealth for health professionals to know? Learn from our experts as they discuss the world of telehealth training as we move forward!

Our distinguished panel brings leaders in this conversation to the virtual table, where we’ll discuss:
-What’s already out there (for telehealth training)?
-Where are we headed (both for professionals and in medical education)?
-What does the emerging landscape still need to help us determine?

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COVID-19 Disparities and Vaccine Hesitancy: Moving Toward Health Equity

Feb 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  www.nctrc.org

Moderator:
Anayansi Lombardero, PhD - University of Nevada Reno

Panelists:
Valerie Madera-Garcia, MPH - University of Arizona

Francisco Lucio, JD - Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD - University of New Mexico

Amira del Pino-Jones, MD - University of Colorado

Nicole Jacobs, PhD - Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Nevada, School of Medicine

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD - Director for Diversity, GME. Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Joshua Lee, MD-Physician Executive, Banner University Medical Group – Tucson
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine College of Medicine-Tucson, University of Arizona

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NCTRC Telehealth Hack – FQHC Program Models Post-COVID

Feb 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

Expanded telehealth flexibilities during the COVID public health emergency allowed for FQHCs and RHCs to serve as distant site providers to virtually manage largely underserved populations. Three FQHCs from different areas of the country will share their experiences implementing telehealth, including best practices and lessons learned.

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Resiliency During COVID-19 (5 Part Series)

Feb 04, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer: University of Utah Office of Outreach Education
Presenter:  https://physicians.utah.edu/office-network-development-telehealth-physician-outreach/

Description:Join this five-part series covering topics on the impact of trauma on frontline caregivers, the creation of professional boundaries with family and patients, communicating with families, patients and each other during covid and developing self-care strategies in and around the workplace.

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NCTRC Telemedicine Hack: Post-Acute Care and Long Term Care Facility Pandemic Response Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Jan 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) is now hosting the Telehealth Hack. This webinar series will continue to deliver a virtual peer-to-peer webinar learning sessions to support the adoption of telemedicine across the nation. Through the end of 2020 and into the spring of 2021, the NCTRC has planned for several core telehealth related topic areas. The first installment is a two-part webinar series, scheduled in the month of October, which will focus on technology and ADA compliance. In November, expert speakers will familiarize attendees with the application of legal requirements within telehealth, and the December series will provide an overview of school and college-based telehealth.

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Telehealth & Medicaid: Provider Engagement and Education (3 Part Series)

Jan 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer: Center for Connected Healthcare Policy
Presenter:  https://www.cchpca.org/

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) waivers and state plan amendments are two key pathways that states have leveraged to expand coverage and health care access in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) analysis found that all 50 states and the District of Columbia have leveraged waivers or state plan amendments in some capacity during the pandemic, with telehealth being central to many of these changes. This webinar will highlight the unique approach that states have taken to expanding telehealth coverage and access for their Medicaid populations. Attendees will hear from experts representing CMS, North Carolina Medicaid, and the California Department of Health Care Services (Medi-Cal). 

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Resiliency During COVID-19 (5 Part Series)

Jan 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer: University of Utah Office of Outreach Education
Presenter:  https://physicians.utah.edu/office-network-development-telehealth-physician-outreach/

Description:Join this five-part series covering topics on the impact of trauma on frontline caregivers, the creation of professional boundaries with family and patients, communicating with families, patients and each other during covid and developing self-care strategies in and around the workplace.

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Techno-Human Aspects of a Telehealth Visit (or Person-Centered Telehealth)

Jan 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: NRTRC/Comagine Health
Presenter:  https://nrtrc.org/

Join us as we highlight best practices for interacting with and leveraging the technology in ways that are person-centered for both staff and patients alike. Let’s explore ways to optimize telehealth workflows with a keen eye on patient quality, safety, efficiency and experience!

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Telehealth & Medicaid: Waivers and State Plan Amendments to Address COVID-19 (3 Part Series)

Jan 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer: Center for Connected Healthcare Policy
Presenter:  https://www.cchpca.org/

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) waivers and state plan amendments are two key pathways that states have leveraged to expand coverage and health care access in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) analysis found that all 50 states and the District of Columbia have leveraged waivers or state plan amendments in some capacity during the pandemic, with telehealth being central to many of these changes. This webinar will highlight the unique approach that states have taken to expanding telehealth coverage and access for their Medicaid populations. Attendees will hear from experts representing CMS, North Carolina Medicaid, and the California Department of Health Care Services (Medi-Cal). 

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NCTRC Telemedicine Hack: National Pandemic Response Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Jan 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Centers
Presenter:  https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/

The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) is now hosting the Telehealth Hack. This webinar series will continue to deliver a virtual peer-to-peer webinar learning sessions to support the adoption of telemedicine across the nation. Through the end of 2020 and into the spring of 2021, the NCTRC has planned for several core telehealth related topic areas. The first installment is a two-part webinar series, scheduled in the month of October, which will focus on technology and ADA compliance. In November, expert speakers will familiarize attendees with the application of legal requirements within telehealth, and the December series will provide an overview of school and college-based telehealth.

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Resiliency During COVID-19 (5 Part Series)

Jan 07, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer: University of Utah Office of Outreach Education
Presenter:  https://physicians.utah.edu/office-network-development-telehealth-physician-outreach/

Description:Join this five-part series covering topics on the impact of trauma on frontline caregivers, the creation of professional boundaries with family and patients, communicating with families, patients and each other during covid and developing self-care strategies in and around the workplace.

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Optimizing Telehealth Opportunities to Enhance Revenue Capture

Dec 15, 2020

Organizer: Comagine Health

This webinar focuses on optimizing telehealth opportunities to enhance revenue capture.

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Mississippi TH Alliance presentation

Nov 11, 2020

Organizer: Mississippi Telehealth Association

Standing-Up Telehealth-Pre/Post COVID

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Federal and State Policy Changes Since COVID-19

Sep 28, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Mei Kwong, Executive Director for the Centers for Connected Health Policy

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Telemedicine Hack

Jul 22 - Sep 23

Organizer: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

A 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers

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Improving Access to Gender Affirming Care

Apr 23, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

For transgender and gender diverse people (TG/GD) social determinants of health such as SES, access to transportation, health insurance status, geographical location, and intersectional issues affect access to life-saving gender affirming care. By leveraging social media and telemedicine, providers can improve access to expert, individualized, affirming care from the safety of patient's own home. By offering sliding scale telemedicine services with transparent pricing, the effects of SES status and health insurance status can be reduced. Telemedicine minimizes the effect of transportation and geographic allocation barriers. Social media exposure allows transparency around the provider and clinic's views and values decreasing fear of discrimination. Telemedicine based gender affirming care offers improved access to care in areas where care is otherwise minimal or limited by social determinants of health helping improve the quality of life of TG/GD people!

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Challenges & Potential Solution for Evaluating the Patient Experience after Provider-Provider

Apr 22, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Primary care providers are at the forefront of pain management, providing 70-95% of chronic pain care. Providers may be isolated in their practice and limited or delayed access to pain specialist consultation is an acknowledged regional crisis. University of Washington (UW) TelePain – a provider-to-provider pain management education and consultation program - was created in response to this challenge. TelePain is a weekly videoconference program offered by UW’s Division of Pain Medicine and sponsored by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). The ultimate goal is to improve providers’ capacity to deliver safe, compassionate, measurement - and evidence-based pain care. With support from the HCA, we continue to explore ways to determine the impact of TelePain on the patient experience. A key challenge is that TelePain has no direct relationship with patients and must rely on busy providers to engage patients in these efforts. In order to facilitate patient-centered, measurement-based care and capture quantitative patient-reported outcomes (PROs), we are currently adapting a UW web-based multidimensional PRO tool (PainTracker) for use by providers who present a case at TelePain. We anticipate that this approach will incentivize participation, improve measurement-based care, and provide much needed data to support the value of TelePain.

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Added Cost or Value Add?: Exploring the financial impact of a discounted, direct-to-consumer prgm

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

On-demand, direct-to-consumer video (or virtual) visits represent one of the largest outpatient telehealth services. Due to the absence of an in-person physical examination, some question the effectiveness,efficiency and value of virtual care visits to both systems and to patients. To address these questions, we conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional review of Intermountain Healthcare’s virtual care program, Connect Care. This presentation will share the results of the study plus some of our own analysis on patient experience and cost savings. Using SelectHealth claims data, we reviewed the total cost of care across urgent, primary, emergency and virtual care and found no differences in follow-up rates between virtual and urgent care and no differences in antibiotic use between virtual and urgent or primary care. Virtual care was significantly lower than all other care settings in utilization of laboratory and imaging services, index visit cost and total costs over 21 days. This study affirmed lower cost for virtual care without an associated increase in overall follow-up rates of antibiotic use when compared with urgent or primary care.

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Access To Care Via Telehealth: An ACO Examines Application of Telehealth Svcs in a High Poverty

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

MyCare Family (Merrimack Valley Accountable Care Organization (MVACO)) a partnership between Greater Lawrence Family HealthCenter (GLFHC) and Lawrence General Hospital (LGH) in Lawrence Massachusetts, adverse high poverty community, with 76% of the population Hispanic.Socioeconomic factors and a recent community disaster contribute to high disease burden and mortality rates including Diabetes, Behavioral Health, Asthma and Opioid Addiction. Recognizing the critical needs of the population, MyCare Family sought to develop a collaborative partner telehealth services strategy. The plan would address the critical disease states of clients,Emergency Department overuse, transient behaviors, language barriers,homelessness and lack of transportation. Through stakeholder interviews and studies, current service needs, existing services community needs, strategic priorities and ROI were analyzed with a determination that clients lacked access to care in major areas including: Dermatology, Behavioral Health and Language Services. From an ACO perspective dependence is on providing services through partners. The project results included a clear picture and path defining telehealth services for high quality sustainable access to care and positive clinical and financial return on investment. The results demonstrate how an ACO can propel telehealth as a successful collaborative partner with providers and community services in a challenging patient environment.

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Transitioning Care to Tele-oncology: One physician’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Telemedicine services allow for care at a distance. As our clinical practice faced the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly mobilized to tele-oncology visits in the outpatient and inpatient setting. This presentation will share lessons learned by reviewing facilitating structural, clinician, and patient factors as well as barriers.

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COVID-19 Transmission Prevention using Telehealth Capabilities

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Any outbreak requires a robust public health response. Even small outbreaks have significant risk and cost impacts that place strain on a healthcare system. The role of telemedicine care in disaster response to limit exposure, protect patients and caregivers and thereby protect the health care system was first tested by Intermountain Healthcare during a measles outbreak in 2018/2019 and again most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, both viruses being highly infectious in nature. The ability of telehealth care to rapidly identify high risk cases and implement targeted control measures before patients physically entered the healthcare system, became evident when our preexisting transmission prevention workflow was adapted and deployed during this emerging pandemic. This session will focus on how we leveraged our telehealth platforms to manage the onset of the COVID crisis through the development of a crisis management center to facilitate prompt public health interventions during a period of increasing community transmission.

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Grant Assistance – Tips and Tricks to finding and securing grant funding

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Learn about potential grant programs and funding sources that are aimed at technology opportunities, how to apply for those grants and what to do once you receive the grant. We will learn share best practices when approaching grant funding, how to plan ahead for a grant application and how to best leverage matching funds. We will review the “How-Tos” of alternative funding, relevant grant programs and tips and tricks to securing grant funding.Please come ready to discuss and ask questions.

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RecycleHealth:How to Reduce eWaste, Help Underserved Populations & Conduct Research while Having Fun

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

RecycleHealth has collected over 5,000 trackers over the past four years. They come from individuals who have unwanted trackers, as well as from vendors, organizations, and workplace wellness programs. They are sent from all over the world! RecycleHealth prides itself on finding trackers new homes with people who benefit from their use but who would not normally be able to afford or seek to purchase one. We provide trackers to underserved populations, including older adults in lower-income communities, veterans, homeless populations, and programs serving intellectually disabled adults. We believe in bringing health and fitness to all. It’s the reason we love what we do!

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Leveraging data and technology to create personalized experiences in therapy

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

When supported with AI and machine learning technology, teletherapy allows providers to design and deliver highly-tailored treatment plans. Today’s modern telehealth platforms go far beyond simple tasks like session logging,patient record keeping, scheduling, and video conferencing. Computer vision technology can track a patient’s micro expressions in real-time, while natural language processing (NLP) can analyze and index session dialogue. All of this data is stored and analyzed in detail to help therapists personalize patient sessions and continuously develop a predictive treatment plan, resulting in better patient experiences with higher treatment efficacy and shorter duration. Dr.Shelli Dry, OTD and Director of Clinical Operation at Enable My Child, will share insights on how providers can take a human-centric approach when integrating emerging technologies into the patient experience. Referencing her work, Dr. Dry’s presentation will provide a road map for creating engaging,personalized, and data-driven experiences for patients through:

  • An exploration of how modern teletherapy can be deployed at the patient-level across various points of treatment
  • Insights into how AI, machine learning, and other forms of emerging technology can be leveraged to customize the patient experience.
  • Case studies demonstrating how these strategies have transformed patient outcomes in the real world.

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Removing Obstacles to Engagement: What Makes an Effective Telehealth Intervention for Older Adults?

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Telehealth may be in the unique position to implement innovative, user-friendly approaches for combating social isolation and cognitive decline. Our team has been conducting randomized controlled clinical trials over the past 10 years, examining the impact of social interaction on brain health. Currently, our I-CONECT (Internet-Based Conversational Engagement Clinical Trial) Study is seeking to understand whether addressing isolation and loneliness in older adults by harnessing telehealth technologies can improve cognitive functions and prevent dementia. Having completed our first year of the newly launched intervention project, we have received interesting responses and feedback from participants which have helped us to create meaningful engagement through video conferencing. We will discuss the lessons we have learned on how to create and measure quality engagement in video chats, and our approaches to addressing the social determinants of cognitive decline through interactive conversational techniques aimed at specific brain functions. We will also present our in-house developed video chat application that is specially designed to alleviate technological barriers and make engaging in conversation as easy as tapping a button.

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Telehealth Technology during COVID 19

Apr 20, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Technical experts will share information and guidance on telehealth tools and options for broadband resources for those starting or expanding telehealth to provide care while staying safe. While the emphasis will be on immediate needs, speakers will also discuss the value of include longer term thinking when implementing technology.

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Treating SNF Patients in Place with Telehealth

Apr 17, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

This presentaion has been updated for COVID-19. Hospital readmissions are a huge challenge for healthcare organizations costing millions of dollars/year in penalties and lost revenue while putting patients at risk for delirium, stress and discomfort. Statistically, 30 day hospital readmissions for elderly patients markedly increases morbidity and development of secondary complications. This session will showcase how 91.5% of post-acute care patients are being treated in place, through the use of telehealth in facilities across the nation. Learn how skilled nursing facilities leverage telemedicine technology and tele-hospitalists to reduce unnecessary transfers to the hospital, and have dropped readmission rates to less than 9%. Dr. Waseem Ghannam, hospitalist physician, will provide data to prove how telehealth has made an impact on their patient care, and resulted in hospital savings of over $8 million and SNF rehab payments saved of over $2 million. In addition, specific use case examples will be shared of improved patient outcomes and reduction in re-admission rates. To ensure you get started off in the right direction, there are critical factors that every organization needs to address. Ron Emerson at AMD Telemedicine will provide best practice models and key considerations that need to be discussed within your organization, prior to committing to and implementing telehealth.

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Vendor Presentations

Apr 17, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Virtual Conference sponsors and exhibitors will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn abut their products and ask questions. Please support our sponsors and learn something at the same time!

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Telehealth Policy Panel: Updates for COVID-19 on the latest polices and challenges

Apr 17, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

If telehealth was considered a dynamic field before, it is on fire since the emergence of COVID-19. Nationally renowned telehealth policy experts will present the latest updates and challenges in telehealth reimbursement, remote patient monitoring, clinical decision support, FDA, cybersecurity and broadband for healthcare in light of the current public health emergency. Each expert will present for 20 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A from the audience.

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Telemedicine: Access to Wound Care in Rural Healthcare Communities

Apr 17, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Telemedicine in rural healthcare communities have significantly improved the options in how patients are cared for and it is shown numerous times through studies that patients have better outcomes when they are cared for in their own communities. By utilizing telemedicine in the wound care setting, patients who would usually travel upwards of 5 hours from Billings, Montana or 350-400 miles, can be seen in the comfort of their providers office to obtain the care they need to heal from chronic wounds. The program has developed relationships to serve both Native and non-Native patients. In this presentation, the attendees will have the opportunity to be presented with a visual timeline and experience what it takes to develop and deliver a telemedicine program to rural and frontier health communities.

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Utilization of Telemental Health for Suicide Prevention

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

The highest rates of suicide occur in rural and remote areas where individuals have limited access to specialized mental health services.1 Despite advancements in expanding access to evidence-based mental health treatments via video based technology (e.g., Clinical Video Telehealth; CVT), there is limited work specific to addressing suicide risk. Most CVT studies exclude individuals experiencing suicidal ideation or recent suicidal behavior.Considering the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a national leader in CVT efforts, we explored differences in suicidal behavior among Veterans receiving in-person or CVT mental health treatment. Suicide risk was indexed by a Suicide Behavior Report (SBR) at three time points: 6 months prior to first CVT appointment in 2017, during treatment in 2017, and 12 months following first appointment in 2017). Fisher’s exact test and a discrete time survival analysis via the Kaplan-Meier method were used to determine whether suicide risk differed as a function of telehealth status. Overall, results indicated that suicide risk does not differ among Veterans receiving CVT versus in-person treatment. As such, clinical providers should be ready to attend to and provide evidence-based treatments for suicide risk via CVT. Clinical recommendations and best practices for suicide prevention via CVT will be presented.

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Telehealth 101

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Gain practical knowledge with this comprehensive overview. For those new to telehealth or looking for a refresher, this workshop will provide information on how to create and/or grow telehealth programs. Tools, tips and lessons learned will be incorporated into a discussion of the various components of setting up a telemedicine program.

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How to start your Telebehavioral health service

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Meeting behavioral health needs can be a challenge for rural and underserved communities. Learn how to find, vet and work with telebehavioral health providers. Ample time during this session will be dedicated for Q&A for participants. Speaker Jonathan Neufeld will have presented earlier in the day on a National Consortium of TRCs webinar so will be available to discuss questions and issues arising from both presentations and the interests of the audience.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Workshop

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Taught by Bonnie Britton, MSN, RN, ATAF, Board Advisor and Consultant for the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) and Executive Director, Reconnect 4 Health. Bonnie will share her extensive experience and knowledge to provide a comprehensive "how-to" on remote patient monitoring (RPM). Learn how to stand up a Remote Patient Monitoring Program quickly and efficiently. Bonnie Britton is one of the nation's leading experts in RPM. In this two hour workshop she will review the policies and regulations for RPM, the importance of creating a sustainable model and practical steps for setting up a program.

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Telehealth Technology Showcase

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

Hosted and taught by the expert staff of the National Telehealth Technology and Assessment Resource Center (TTAC), this is usually delivered as a hands-on experience. Given our current circumstances, TTAC has developed a virtual workshop that offers a chance to experience telemedicine equipment and peripherals used in a clinical setting and also devices used indirect to consumer applications. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions of TTAC staff.

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HRSA Region 10 "State of the Region" Panel

Apr 16, 2020

Organizer: NRTRC

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Region 10 Office of Regional Operations presents Region 10 “State of the Region”, a panel to provide a region-wide perspective on telehealth activities and resources. Telehealth is especially critical in remote areas to extend the delivery of health care services, health education, and specialty care. As providers and provider organizations expand and enhance their capabilities, telehealth effectively works to improve care coordination and access to health care services. As telehealth tools increase, lessons learned and promising practices shared by expert users become necessary to ensure regional and national fidelity.

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Telepresenting: Setting the Stage for Telehealth Palliative Care Consults

August 30, 2017

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Washington Department of Health Palliative Care Webinar

August 23, 2017
Washington Department of Health in partnership with the NRTRC & INHS presents a Palliative Care webinar

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Remote Patient Monitoring & Readmission Rates

October 27, 2016
MultiCare Health system has been doing remote monitoring of chronically ill patients for more than ten years.

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Telehealth & Alzheimer's Care

September 22, 2016
This webinar well be a discussion on using telehealth to treat Alzheimer's Disease patients.

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Telemedicine Reimbursement

July 28, 2016
This webinar will be introduction considerations for telehealth billing and coding.

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Telehealth 101

June 23, 2016
This webinar is an introduction to telehealth practice as well as a good refresher to get you back to the basics!

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Patient Care Through Tele-Pharm

May 26, 2016
This webinar will cover the past, present and future of telepharmacy and how it is being used to effectively deliver better patient care. It will also focus on specific regulation in the NRTRC states (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).

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Translating Obstetric Dogma into Precision Medicine & Population Health

February 25, 2016
Erin Clark, MD, discusses the University of Utah's use of telehealth to manage pregnancies throughout the region.

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Project ECHO at the University of Utah - Using technology to expand care in the Beehive State

January 22, 2016
Join Leah Willis as she shares the background and reach of the University of Utah's Project ECHO program. Leah shares information on the wide range of topics covered by Utah's ECHO program and offers information on how to join.

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Introduction to Addiction Technology Transfer - ATTC background

December 20, 2015
Nancy Roget shares information about the Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

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The Warm Handoff

August 20, 2015
Nancy Trumbo, RN, MN and Jean McCormick, RN, MSN, share information about Oregon Health and Science University's project to use tablets to aid in transitioning patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilities.

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New Models of Care - Looking at Patient Centered Medical Homes

July 1, 2015
About this Webinar: New Models of Care- Looking at PCMH & telehealth

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Telemental Health Video Toolkit

June 25, 2015
Getting clinicians comfortable working by video seems to be a common issue that arises in telemedicine programs. In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Neufeld, a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working by video, will present some basic guidelines for transferring clinical skills into the world of video.

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Telemedicine: A Payer's Perspective

May 1, 2015
Priority Health began offering telemedicine through their virtual visits service in 2013. The service offers 24/7 visits with board-certified physicians through a video chat or phone call. Mary will share how this service started and where Priority Health is today. In addition, Mary will cover the evolution of telemedicine and the next steps within the network.

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Building Telehealth Solutions at CHI Franciscan Health

February 26, 2015
About this webinar: Building telehealth solutions at CHI Franciscan Health Health systems face growing pressure to reduce the cost of care, grow revenues, and to improve the outcomes of care delivery. Telehealth offers great potential to achieve lower cost, higher quality, and better access to care.

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Telehealth at the University of Washington

January 22, 2015
About this webinar: The University of Washington is the first place to replicate the ECHO model outside of New Mexico. This innovative telehealth program helps clinicians serving in rural and underserved areas with the evaluation and treatment of hepatitis C and has since expanded into the areas of HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, addictions and psychiatry, multiple sclerosis and complex care.

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Telemental Health Best Practices: Do's and Don'ts to Developing a Thriving Service

December 18, 2014
Do you have the facts about developing a legal and ethical telemental health service? As The Affordable Care Act shifts the ground under our feet, turning your focus to telemental health is smart, but complying with legal and ethical mandates is even smarter. More than 60 years of research has led to a rich evidence-base for successful telemental health services.

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Educating & Training the New Virtual Clinical Workforce

November 20, 2014
Dr. Ben Green and Erin Aas, ARNP talk about unique challenges occurring in the changing world of telemedicine.

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Transforming Health Care with Telehealth - Today's Barriers and Tomorrow's Solutions

August 1, 2014
More and more health policy decision makers realize the pivotal role telehealth can and will play in transforming health systems. As demand for health services increases and limited resources are strained, people are increasingly looking to these technologies to help alleviate the pressure.

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Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

June 1, 2014
About this Webinar: Making Social Media Work for You, presented by Dennis Holton and Valerie Meinen of The Cavalry, Inc. The presenters will share strategies and tactics to make your Social Media outreach more effective and to grow your number of followers.

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Remote Monitoring & Chronic Care Management - A Community Health Center Model of Care

April 24, 2014
This webinar will featurd an over of the impact of Remote Monitoring and Chronic Care Management for Community Health Centers and their patients, along with stakeholder collaboration on the use of telehealth within an integrated care model.

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Telemedicine in Community Health Centers

February 27, 2014
This webinar featured an introduction into what a Community Health Center (or FQHC) is and the services that Telemedicine at the Association for Utah Community Health provides.

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Online Care

January 30, 2014
This webinar featured A look at current methods of care using the internet.

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The House Call is Back and It's Better Than Ever!

December 19, 2013
House calls are again becoming a reality with new developments in technology. This new technology will enable providers and patients to use real-time video communications using their browser with no plugins, downloads, or installs required. It will allow a patient to turn their living room into a waiting room.

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Telestroke Alaska: Evidence-Based Care Across the Great Frontier

November 21, 2013
A primary objective in healthcare reform involves the delivery of evidence-based care and improved access to appropriate services for communities throughout the country. Over the past several years, telemedicine has become a sustainable model for delivery of healthcare services to support the care in geographically underserved areas.

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The Role of Telepresenter

September 26, 2013
Swedish has successfully implemented numerous internal and external telemedicine programs since 2004. We now have 20 telemedicine partners throughout Washington.

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Comparative Effectiveness Research and the AHRQ Effective Healthcare Program

August 29, 2013
AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program offers free resources to help patients and clinicians promote shared decision making by bridging comparative effectiveness research with practical treatment choices

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Utilizing Health Information Technology to Enhance Coordination of Care Within and Between Clinic Practices

June 1, 2013
Jac Davies provides an overview of the BCIN program, how it supports coordination of care, and how the lessons learned can be applied in other settings.

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The Evolution of Hub and Spoke Telemedicine Program into a Remote Presence Health System

July 1, 2013
About this webinar: Doug Romer speaks on the changes made in a critical access hospital after utilizing telemedicine.

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Telemedicine for Regional Burn Care

May 30, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Saffle presented on burn care in the region.

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Working with the Payers

April 25, 2013
Dr. Joseph Humphry and Catherine Britain as they present on how to work with payers.

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Collaboration, Bridging the Gap in Healthcare

March 1, 2013
Ron Emerson, RN BSN shares best practices and how healthcare organizations are responding to healthcare reform by utilizing distant technologies. As we move away from a fee for service model to quality of care, different approaches are needed

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Best Practices for Successful Legal & Ethical Telemental Health

October 25, 2012
Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

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Tele-ICU: The Current Status in the USA and AK

August 30, 2012
Dr. Javid Kamali gives an update on the tele-ICU out of Providence Alaska The FDA and App Development The long-awaited FDA guidance on mobile medical devices and apps has finally been issued.

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Choosing and Vetting Telehealth Specialty Care

Providers About this webinar: Dr. Valdes will discuss the process involved in finding sub-specialty providers who are interested in working with a Telehealth network and methods for bringing them into your network.

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Remote Delivery of Interpretive Services at the University of Utah Hospital

In the Spring of 2011 it was determined that delivery of interpretive services at University of Utah Healthcare needed an overhaul. Costs were continuing to increase, and the level of service was not where it needed to be.

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Tech Assessment in the Mobile Age - Thoughts From the Trenches and Benches

The telehealth industry has seen explosive growth as technology continues its shift towards mobile platforms, and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon.

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