Telehealth Awareness Week 2021
Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 is a landmark event that will highlight and reinforce the central role that telehealth now plays in the delivery of healthcare services.
Telehealth Awareness Week will feature a series of national and regional events highlighting the role of telehealth services in care delivery and the significant contributions telehealth providers have made during the public health emergency.
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The need for virtual first strategies to expand and transform access to and convenience of care has been well established, yet implementing resilient and scalable care pathways beyond the walls of the hospitals is no easy feat. Join this webinar to hear leaders in virtual care discuss how they work with their health systems, communities and networks to adapt to the prominence of the home, how they are advancing digital transformation and enabling collaboration across care settings, and how they are investing in data-driven insights to deliver personalized care at scale.
Speakers: Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Leader for Post-acute and Home, Philips Connected Care
Laura Messineo, Vice President Enterprise Virtual Health, Highmark Health
Joseph Kvedar, Chair of Board, American Telemedicine Association
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Please join us on Wednesday, September 15 from 1 - 4:30 pm ET, when we’ll convene corporate and community leaders from around the country to help define a roadmap to collaborations that advance equitable health care and health outcomes for Americans who suffer from longstanding disparities. Our discussion will center on three areas critical to closing wide racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities in health care:
-Digital health and connectivity: Telehealth and digital health tools are innovations that may deliver improved and more efficient care to traditionally underserved or isolated Americans.
-Data-driven health care: Many stakeholders agree that more aggressive efforts are needed to collect, analyze and share data of social determinants of health and on metrics of progress on racial and other health disparities.
-Access: Existing innovations such as telehealth and other digital health solutions will have little impact on underserved Americans if they continue to face barriers to health insurance coverage and to care that covers these innovations; indeed, inequitable access will only exacerbate current health
Meaningful action on health equity requires coordinated, fully-aligned action across all three of these critical areas. Join us as we identify new strategies to advance health equity through collaborative
The American Telemedicine Association’s Healthy Aging Special Interest Group (SIG) is hosting a live webinar to explore how telehealth can support caregivers, how digital technologies can help caregivers better support their loved ones, and policy implications from the CARES Act. Learn how telehealth can ease the burden of communication, social isolation, and whole-person care management. The Healthy Aging SIG is bringing policy guidance, innovative technology, and ideas, as well as informative data to support lasting change for this population in order to make an impact on daily life for our aging population.
Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services
MaryAnne Sterling, CEA, Advocate and Family Caregiver; Executive Vic President, Caregiver Experience
Rani Snyder, Vice President, Program, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Nancy Green, Healthy Aging SIG Chair; Senior Vice President, Aveus (moderator)
The ATA’s Remote Patient Monitoring Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to join for a discussion with experts from across the health care system about remote patient monitoring, best practices for billing and coding, considerations for evaluating RPM programs and hear first-hand the innovative ways RPM programs are improving health outcomes.
Speakers will include: Opening remarks by Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12). Leslie Prellwitz, Director of CPT Content Management & Development at the American Medical Association, will discuss AMA and CPT codes and how we got to the the RTM codes.
Session moderated by: Bill Paschall and Leslie Krigstein, RPM SIG Co-chairs
Telehealth technology assessment can be an intimidating endeavor for organizations as often many of the needed skills for technology assessment are not well-developed in a clinical environment.
In this presentation, the Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC) will describe a framework you can use for selecting telehealth technology built around 7 key steps. TTAC will discuss how to better understand your organization's needs, evaluate potential devices, and select technology that meets your requirements.
Jordan J. Berg, Telehealth Technology Specialist, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC)
Doris Barta, Director, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC)
Jonathan Savage, Founder & CEO, Care on Location, PC, and Telehealth Technology SIG Chair
Brad Wegrzyn, Principal Applications Analyst – Telehealth Program Admin (Providence St. Joseph Health) and Telehealth Technology SIG Vice-Chair
This webinar organized by the AAMC will feature an interactive discussion with national telehealth leaders who can shed light on best practices, lessons learned, and integration imperatives that can help others avoid common pitfalls and organize and execute on their telehealth integration agendas successfully.
This webinar organized by Definitive Healthcare will dig into the most recent trends in utilization data, explore additional ways healthcare organizations can harness telehealth to optimize care delivery and streamline operations, and gain provider perspectives on how they’re looking to take advantage of telehealth solutions in the future.
Join S. Ram Srinivasan, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Hicuity Health and Amanda Halford, MD, Senior VP and CMIO at Covenant Health, and Ashley Berube, Data Analyst Manager at Definitive Healthcare on September 21st at 1:30 pm EST to learn more about provider’s perspectives on the future of telehealth.
Asynchronous telehealth allows patients and providers to communicate and exchange important health information when it’s most convenient for them, whereas synchronous telehealth interactions require patients and providers to communicate in “real-time.” The usage of asynchronous telehealth had accelerated quickly during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now become a critical component of our evolving healthcare system.
This webinar will:
o Explore asynchronous telehealth, its importance within the healthcare ecosystem, and the benefits these technologies provide for millions of Americans
o Distinguish between historical “online questionnaires” of the early 2000s and the comprehensive asynchronous platforms of today
o Discuss recent policy updates at the federal and state levels and how policymakers can support asynchronous telehealth to expand access
Moderator – Kyle Zebley, ATA’s Vice President of Public Policy
Patrick Carroll, MD, CMO at Hims
Lisa Ide, MD, CMO at Zipnosis
Melynda Barnes, MD, CMO at Ro
The ATA is forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) of industry leaders to access barriers to and drive actions to accelerate the use of home testing virtual care. We are gathering together medical, scientific, technology solutions, laboratory, and regulatory experts to discuss how to bring testing into the home.
Telehealth is Health. Broad access to at-home tests can expand the spectrum of encounter types for which telehealth can be used, and likewise, the application of telehealth supervision to sample collection and interpretation could expand the range of tests that can be effective at home.
All players with a role in the remote testing ecosystem are encouraged to join the inaugural call, join the ATA and its new Home Testing SIG to define an industry vision, identify the barriers and collaborate in catalyzing industry action to accelerate the adoption of home testing with and for telehealth.
ATA Home Testing SIG Co-Chairs:
- Brandon Johnson, Senior Advisor, ATA
- David Ryan, Senior Advisor, ATA
- Tim Bauer, EVP & Head of Science, EverylyHealth
- Alexander Pastuszak, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Vault Health
Join us for a discussion on Telehealth and the FDA featuring:
Bakul Patel, MD, Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration
Jim Mault, MD, CEO and Chairman, BioIntelliSense; Chair, Decentralized Clinical Trials SIG
The ATA’s Pediatrics Special Interest Group is focused on promoting and fostering the growth and provision of a broad spectrum of telehealth services for infants, children and adolescents, to identify and remove any barriers to the fullest implementation of pediatric telehealth. This webinar will demonstrate how telehealth can be leveraged to fill gaps in access to pediatric physiatry care for children with special healthcare needs. Learn about two different telehealth models on parent experience, therapist experience, and costs of pediatric physiatry visits, and how implementation science methods can be used to evaluate the impact of novel pediatric telehealth programs.
Sarah Haynes, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine
Morgan Waller, Director of Telemedicine, Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Chair, Pediatric Special Interest Group
Jennifer Ruschman, Senior Director, Center for Telehealth
Cincinnati Children's and Vice-Chair, Pediatric Special Interest Group
Palmetto Care Connections is proud to present this webinar special in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, and the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center. This webinar will define the differences between Remote Physiological/Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM), how health care providers can integrate RPM and RTM into their practice, and reimbursement guidelines that we hope will be clarified in the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
Presented by the AHIMA Foundation, this panel of subject-matter experts will define the scope and challenges of health literacy in the United States; share success stories and use cases that address the issue; and explore how health information professions can positively impact health literacy in collaboration with providers, consumers, advocates, tech companies, and other stakeholders. This session on Sept. 22 is part of the AHIMA21 Virtual Conference.
We will have a short, open meeting followed by a recorded encore presentation of a case study of how one institution implemented “Hospital at Home”.
Presentation by Pita Nims, Senior Clinical Program Manager – Telehospitalist / Providence Telehealth
We invite all interested in telehealth policy to join us for our monthly telehealth policy webinar update.
Hear about the latest happenings on telehealth policy in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country led by Kyle Zebley, ATA Vice President of Public Policy.
Registration is free but required to attend.
Hosted by the International SIG of the ATA as an Open House Presentation.
A Panel Discussion Featuring:
- Augusto Ittig, MD of Argentina and Presidente de la Red Iberoamericana de Salud Digital
- Pedro Ramos, MD of Mexico
- Donna Henderson, of Scotland; President of the European Health Telematics Association
Moderated by International Special Interest Group Co-Chair Dale Alverson, MD and Susan Yamamoto, Shriners Children’s Honolulu Telehealth Coordinator
Join this expert panel during Telehealth Awareness Week representing the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Experts will share interprofessional policy principles, priorities, and advocacy initiatives, representing the interests of a diverse multidisciplinary team including over 670,000 rehabilitation services practitioners, assistants and students who provide science-driven, evidence-based practice, to enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest. These national and international professional associations remain committed to working collaboratively to ensure health equity and access to critical rehabilitation services and virtual care, especially for underserved communities. Speakers will discuss telehealth regulations, including state/federal reforms, what actions Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must take to facilitate the continued advancement of telehealth innovation and transformation of rehabilitation services and to avoid a “telehealth cliff” for therapy services.
Andy Bopp, Senior Legislative Representative, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
David Scala, Senior Specialist, Congressional Affairs, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Monica Wright, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, Manager, Coding and Payment Policy, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, Chair, American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Tele-rehabilitation Special Interest Group. Director of Telehealth and Special Projects, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Co-Sponsored by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Tele-rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG)
Health Connect South is the largest gathering of the health industry's top decision makers, innovators and next generation of health leaders. This year, the program will highlight some of the most remarkable health collaborations from individuals and institutions throughout the Southeast.find out more >
Leverage telehealth across the entire care continuum. Integrate health data sources, smart medical devices, clinical analytics, and bedside systems – for more efficient and effective virtual care.
Join us as we introduce the Caregility Connected ecosystem, an expansive community of innovation partners creating integrated solutions built on our powerful Caregility virtual care platform.
The Caregility Connected ecosystem is creating the future of enterprise telehealth, and we're just getting started. Attend the live webinar so you stay connected and learn more about these exciting innovations!find out more >
This webinar organized by Essential Access Health will focus on maximizing opportunities for patients to receive sexual and reproductive health care via telehealth. While telehealth services provided via phone have become widely available, video services are less prevalent and many barriers remain to providing access to this modality. Other challenges exist for providing telehealth services to patients with limited English proficiency. Thoughtful workflow design is instrumental in ensuring that patients have every opportunity to obtain care via video, and that patients in need of translation services can be provided those services during a telehealth visit. Practical advice about creating and implementing effective workflows will be discussed, and lessons learned from California’s statewide Title X family planning network will be shared.find out more >
The Summit organized by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association will bring together behavioral health providers, subject matter experts, educators and other stakeholders to discuss topics centered on this year's theme: "Coming out of Isolation: Our NEXT Normal." Sessions will cover topics including the impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health, improving behavioral health outcomes for school-aged children, strengthening the behavioral health workforce, non-traditional health care models, current trends in substance use disorder, and the future of telehealth and behavioral health.find out more >
The Healthcare Innovation Summit Series promotes improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare by sharing best practices from organizations who are leading change by championing technology, innovation, and culture shifts in their institutions.find out more >
The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) is excited to announce our return to in-person annual conferences, and are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th annual Northeast Regional Telehealth Conference to be held on September 23-24, 2021 in Manchester, New Hampshire (Doubletree by Hilton, Manchester Downtown). The event will follow the social distancing protocols necessary, but will have the same fun & content packed agenda you've come to expect at a NETRC conference; 2 days packed full of information and use cases across the telehealth spectrum!
Stakeholders from across the eight-state NETRC region (New England, New Jersey, and New York) and beyond will share telehealth best practice and innovation, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth. Join us for this year’s event, which focuses on Refueling for Sustainability.find out more >
Join us as we explore the virtual patient perspective.
Joe Kvedar, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School; Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham; Editor, npj Digital Medicine; Chair of the Board, ATA
2:05-2:20pm: Opening Keynote: Telehealth as an Empathy Imperative for Healthcare
Telehealth has been an option for patients and caregivers alike for the past several years. Fueled by COVID and the need for virtual care, telehealth exploded onto the scene in 2020. Over time, its use has waned as healthcare systems work to bring patients back in person for care. In this session, Adrienne Boissy, Chief Experience Officer for Cleveland Clinic, uses data and perspective to make the case that telehealth - the ability to connect with patients via virtual platforms - is the most empathic model of care. Convenience for patients is a commonly stated benefit of telehealth, but the less obvious - and powerfully compelling - reasons might just bring the profession full circle...into the homes and hearts of every one of us.
2:20-3:10pm: Panel Discussion: The Virtual Patient Perspective
This discussion will provide a variety of viewpoints from the provider and patient communities. Speakers will share impactful and informative stories on telehealth’s impact on patient communities, identify ongoing opportunities and barriers to high quality telehealth services.
3:10-3:20pm Closing Keynote: Telehealth’s Tipping Point: Our Role to Ensure Its Momentum
Walter Panzirer is one of three trustees for the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. To date, Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program has invested more than $100 million towards the advancement of telemedicine. Beyond the grant funding, Mr. Panzirer has also been a visionary thought leader in shaping the path of telemedicine over the past twelve years. While he is certainly excited by the recent boom in telemedicine’s use and acceptance, Mr. Panzirer has grave concerns about the future of virtual care. He will talk about the “tipping point” we’re at today and how it’s the responsibility of all who truly care about the continued responsible use of telemedicine to get involved and passionately work to ensure that its use continues to improve in the way pioneers in telemedicine intended.
3:20pm: Close: Joe Kvedar
As part of the Telehealth Immersion Program, the AMA will host a mini-boot camp to wrap up the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) Telehealth Awareness Week and provide an opportunity for participants to do deep-dive break-out sessions across various medical specialties. This event is designed to engage various stakeholders to support long-term sustainable telehealth programs across the industry.
Whenever we ask Raise the Line guests about the biggest changes in healthcare during COVID, the use of telehealth is always at the top of the list. Aside from the need to keep patients and providers safe, a combination of regulatory relief, reimbursement changes and new technologies are giving telehealth a bigger role in U.S. healthcare than ever before. But this golden moment might not last. “Americans need to know that any day, the ability to use telemedicine might be taken from them if Congress doesn't act,” says Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. A lot is at stake. As Mond Johnson explains to host Dr. Rishi Desai, increased use of telemedicine is filling critical gaps in access, particularly for mental health services, and can help address the health disparities the pandemic laid bare. Stay tuned to find out about common telemedicine myths, to get a peek at the future of the technology and to hear about plans for the first ever Telehealth Awareness Week coming up September 19 to 25.
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The DHE partners would love to share their learnings, findings, and proposed policy recommendations with a broad audience of stakeholders.
The aim of the summit is to generate a discussion about the challenges and solutions related to the future use of health data, the upcoming European Health Data Space, and many other health data-related issues.find out more >
Cybersecurity is not just a technical issue, it is a patient safety issue. Healthcare organizations are faced with skyrocketing numbers of cyberattacks as they work to accommodate a remote workforce, provide virtual care options and keep their patients and their data safe. Join Carilion Clinic’s Senior Vice President and CMIO, Dr. Stephen Morgan and their Director of Cyber Security, Rob Mireles as they discuss how their team protects against cybersecurity threats. Learn how they are keeping up with the ever-changing world of cybersecurity and their plan to safeguard against threats to come.
Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 is a landmark event that will highlight and reinforce the central role that telehealth now plays in the delivery of healthcare services.