ATA Fall Forum :: September 8-10, 2013 in Toronto, Canada

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Pre-Meeting Course
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How to Create and Manage a Successful Telehealth Program
Key elements for success in integrating and advancing telemedicine solutions in the U.S. and Canada

Coordinated by the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the Ontario Telemedicine Network

Sunday, September 8, 2013; 9:00am - 4:00pm
Course Fee: $275

Lessons learned and best practices from both Canada and the United States will be the focus of this unique course.  Participants will discover key elements for success in establishing or expanding telemedicine applications from the experience of two of the largest telemedicine programs in North America.  In this course, experts will discuss a variety of telemedicine and telehealth topics including program sustainability, growth and integration into the mainstream delivery of healthcare services.


This course is intended to introduce attendees to innovative telemedicine/telehealth programs in the US and Canada that have succeeded in developing, growing and sustaining telemedicine services in a variety of environments and delivery systems. Attendees will be introduced to:
  • The way telemedicine is practiced and its potential application as part of a healthcare delivery system from the US and Canadian perspectives
  • Important legal, regulatory and payment issues for telemedicine programs in the US and Canada
  • Emerging technologies for enhancing telemedicine practices
  • The value of assessment in successful telemedicine practices

Announced Faculty Include:
  • Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ, United States
  • Laurie Poole, Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions, Ontario Telemedicine Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Carol McFarlane, Senior Health Planner, Ontario Telemedicine Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Dale Alverson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences, Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • Patrick Boissy, PhD, Associate Professor Université de Sherbrooke Research Centre on Aging/CSSS-IUGS, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
  • Grant Gillis, Executive Director, Forums & Practices COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Joe Cafazzo, PhD PEng, Centre Lead, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, ON Canada
  • Mark Hartman, Interim Regional Vice President, North East Regional Cancer Program, Sudbury, ON Canada
  • Mark Guttman, MD, Movement Disorder Neurologist, Centre for Movement Disorders, Toronto, ON Canada
  • Rob Williams, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network, Toronto, ON Canada

After attending this course, attendees will:
  • Learn about how the use of telemedicine has evolved and is being better integrated in today’s international healthcare environments.
  • Be familiar with some of the clinical services that can be successfully delivered via telemedicine.
  • Appreciate the role of cultural diversity in practicing telemedicine.
  • Understand US and Canadian legal and regulatory issues that impact telemedicine.
  • Understand the basics of program assessment.