Pre-Meeting Certificate Courses

Pre-meeting professional development certificate courses at ATA 2014 focus specifically on the latest administrative, clinical and technical aspects of telemedicine.

All professional development courses require a separate registration fee to attend. Most Full Day and Half Day courses will be recorded and available for purchase by course attendees. Please visit the ATA 2014 Registration page for further details on pricing.


 
Courses at a Glance


Full-Day Courses

Telemedicine 101: Building your Telehealth Program Saturday, May 17 9:00am -  4:00pm
     
Engaging Leadership and Making the Case for Telehealth Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 3:00pm 
Technology for Telehealth Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 3:00pm

 

Half-Day Courses

IEEE 11073: Personal Health Device (PHD) Standards  Saturday, May 17 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Funding Your Great Idea: NIH Small Business...
Saturday, May 17  1:00pm - 4:00pm
How to Create Free Mobile Health (mHealth) Apps 
Saturday, May 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm
     
Using Telehealth as a Strategic Advantage
Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am
Bringing Healthcare to Consumers: Practical Considerations...
Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am
User-Centered Factors in Telehealth for Providers and Patients
Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am
Legal and Regulatory Issues Part 1...
Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am
Advancing Practice and Remote Care Delivery...
Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am
Best Practices for Telemental Health Sunday, May 18 8:00am - 11:00am



Integrating mHealth into the Health System Sunday, May 18 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Telerehabilitation in Primary Care, Integrated Health Systems Sunday, May 18  12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Understanding the Cost-Benefit Structure...
Sunday, May 18 12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Legal & Regulatory Issues Part 2...
Sunday, May 18 12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Patient Portals: Effective Approaches and Future Trends
Sunday, May 18 12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Publish & Flourish...
Sunday, May 18 12:00pm - 3:00 pm

 


Full-Day Course Saturday, May 17

Telemedicine 101: Building Your Telehealth Program
Coordinated by University of California-Davis Health System

Saturday, May 17
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 314

This high-level executive overview focuses on the guiding principles and elements necessary for building a successful telehealth program.  Relevant topics addressed during this full-day course will focus on three main areas to take your program from start to finish, beginning with building the foundation, onto key considerations and finally ending with implementation. This course is suitable for administrators, clinicians, IT personnel, clinical managers, coordinators and support staff involved in the field of telehealth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss telehealth and the various technology options
  • Identify key clinical, operational and technical factors important in the development and implementation of a telehealth program
  • State the value of outreach and partnerships
  • Understand regulatory and legal matters in telehealth
  • Explain the benefits of monitoring outcomes and how to leverage the data for positive change
Moderator:
  • Shelley Palumbo, MS, CCC-SLP, Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Health and Technology and Center for Virtual Care UC Davis Health System
Faculty:
  • Shelley Palumbo, MS, CCC-SLP, Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Health and Technology and Center for Virtual Care UC Davis Health System
  • Aaron E. Bair, MD, MSc, Professor, Emergency Medicine Assoc. Dean, CME Medical Director, Center for Health and Technology and Center for Virtual Care UC Davis Health System
  • George Wu, Technical Manager, Center for Health and Technology, UC Davis Health System
  • Kathy Chorba, Executive Director, California Telehealth Resource Center
  • Donald M. Hilty, MD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Education, Psychiatry Director, Medical Student Education, Psychiatry University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • James Marcin, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, Director,  Pediatric Telemedicine
    UC Davis Health System
  • Jana Katz-Bell, MPH, Assistant Dean, Interprofessional Education, UC Davis School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Anna Orlowski, JDChief Health System Counsel, Legal Affairs, UC Davis Health System
  • Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, University of Virginia Center for Telehealth
  • Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Clinical Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

 

 


 

 
Full-Day Courses 
Sunday, May 18

Engaging Leadership and Making the Case for Telehealth
Coordinated by the ATA Business & Finance Special Interest Group

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 316

This advanced-level course takes the next step in the evolution of business strategy for developing and continually supporting telehealth initiatives by focusing on engaging executive-level teams. Many organizations look to the executive leadership team to make strategic decisions regarding developing and moving forward with a telehealth strategy; however, the dialogue and discussion often develop at a different organizational level and lack the program data, a strategic link, an executive-level briefing, or simple marketing to move forward with or expand a telehealth program. Hidden in each program’s daily success are data that can be put together in a fiscally meaningful argument, lend significant value and persuasion to any presentation regarding telehealth to executive leadership and organizational stakeholders. This course provides the participant with information on how telehealth impacts community benefit and how to use community benefit as a tool with executive leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two organizational strategic goals that link to any telehealth initiative
  • Find and measure program data within existing data collection for organizations with telehealth programs
  • Describe and develop a dialogue/discussion outline for executive level teams regarding moving forward with telehealth initiatives
  • Understand how to engage senior leadership around community benefit of telehealth programs

Moderators: 
  • John Osborn, MSc, Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic
  • Nate Gladwell, NR, MHA, Director of Telehealth, University of Utah Health Care
Faculty: 
  • Debbie Corlin, MHA, Chief Administrative Officer, Mattell Children's Hospital
  • Ronald Weinstein, MD, Director, Arizona Telemedicine Network, Univeristy of Arizona 
  • Nina M. Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD, Director of TeleHealth Business, Marshfield Clinic
  • Stephen D. Kropp, MS, Executive Director of Outreach Services and eHealth, Saint Luke's Health System
  • DD Fritch-Levens, MSN, MHA, RN, Contact Center Director, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, Director, Telehealth, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Director, Respiratory/Neuro/Bariatrics, Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Janis T. Ground, MBA, MA, Senior Project Manager, Colorado Permanente Medical Group
  • Cynthia LeRouge, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Management & Policy, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
  • Ted E. Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH, Kaiser Permante Institute for Health Research Colorado
  • John Kornak,MS, Director of Telehealth, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Julie Trocchio,BSN, MS, Senior Director, Community Benefit & Continuing Care, The Catholic Health Association of the United States



Technology for Telehealth 

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 3:00pm 
Meeting Room 314

This course is intended for clinical, technical, and administrative staff involved in program development who want to learn about the technology behind telehealth and how to make informed decisions when selecting and implementing new equipment.  The morning session will address foundational knowledge of the equipment used in the delivery of telehealth services, the process of selecting equipment for telehealth programs, and the relationship between program development and technology implementation.  The afternoon session explores the ways in which technology has been implemented in real-world programs, focusing on how to address human factors in technology, videoconferencing across multiple networks, and integrating disparate data systems. The course will conclude with a moderated panel discussion and question and answer opportunity for audience participants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of four distinct modalities of telehealth delivery and list multiple clinical applications for each.
  • Identify common devices and peripherals used in the delivery of telehealth services.
  • Organize an interdisciplinary team for technology selection and implementation.
  • Design a technology assessment plan to assist in the selection of a telehealth technology.

Moderator:

  • Doris T. Barta, MHA, Director, Telehealth Services, Partners in Health Telemedicine Network (PHTN) St. Vincent Healthcare

Faculty:

  • Kirt J. Beck, Telehealth Systems Integration Manager, AFHCAN Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Brian Hoots, MSC, Senior TeleHealth Analyst, Northwest TeleHealth Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) 
  • Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, Professor & Director SWTRC University of Arizona 
  • Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Clinical Director Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center Indiana Rural Health Association 
  • Garret Spargo, MA, Director, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC) Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium



Afternoon Half-Day Courses 
Saturday, May 17

Funding Your Great Idea: NIH Small Business Innovative Research Grants

Saturday, May 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 319

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) are an important funding source for new healthcare products and services, providing up to a million dollars in non-dilutive research and development funding.  This course will provide an overview of the NIH SBIR program, with a focus on what types of projects and businesses qualify, how to assemble a study team, and writing and submitting a grant application.  Examples of companies with commercial products that were developed with SBIR grants will be presented, illustrating these principles.  Experienced SBIR grant reviewers will conduct a mock review, and there will be opportunities for questions from the audience to be addressed.  A small-group breakout session will follow for exploration of specific issues in greater detail.

Learning Objectives:
  • Acquire an understanding of potential funding opportunities for developing and testing innovative approaches/devices to address healthcare challenges offered by the NIH
  • Gain insights into helpful practices for developing an application and study team for an SBIR application
  • Achieve a better understanding of the review process for SBIR applications
Moderator:
  • Jill Winters, PhD, RN, FAHAPresident & Dean, Columbia College of Nursing
Faculty:
  • Claire Gutkin, PhD,NIH Scientific Review Officer, National Institutes of Health
  • John Holland, Senior Vice President for Research & Business Development, AMC Health
  • Jill Winters, PhD, RN, FAHA, President & Dean, Columbia College of Nursing



How to Create Free Mobile Health (mHealth) Apps

Saturday, May 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 322

This course is intended to enable participants to capitalize on the rapidly growing smartphone user base. Free tools like AppInventor (AI) allow non-programmers to create useful apps that can serve as prototypes or be distributed widely as fully functional programs for Android devices. This course will cover the use of AI and walk participants through the creation of a number of simple mobile health apps. Participants will learn how to install and set up AI so they will be able to develop apps on their own, and will be introduced to online tutorials and resources that can help them to develop increasingly sophisticated programs. With a deeper understanding of how mHealth apps can be created and distributed, participants will be better prepared to guide mHealth development efforts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to create working mobile health apps and prototypes
  • Learn to use the AppInventor blocks editor to program mHealth app behaviors without writing any "code"
  • Learn to use the AppInventor UI designer to layout screens designed for mobile devices
  • Learn to use an Andrioid device emulator to run and test apps when a mobile device is not available
  • Learn to publish mobile apps on the Internet
Faculty:
  • Richard Interdonato, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Utah




IEEE 11073: Personal Health Device (PHD) Standards

Saturday, May 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 325

This course will cover the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device (PHD) standards. Participants will gain knowledge of the role, value and technical details of the PHD standards to telehealth. Presentations will address the basics of the standards including interoperability, the background of the standards, details of implementation, and the importance of the standards in telemedicine and platforms.  Choosing devices and platforms will be covered.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device (PHD) standards and the value to telehealth 
  • Learn about the technical basics including interoperability, implementation, and the importance of the standards in platforms
  • Learn about choosing devices and platforms 
Faculty:
  • Malcolm C. Clarke, PhD, Professor, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University



Morning Half-Day Courses 
Sunday, May 18

Using Telehealth as a Strategic Advantage
Coordinated by the University of California-Davis Health System  

Sunday, May 18 
8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 337

Faced with an ever-evolving healthcare landscape and advancements in technology, this half-day course will address topics that leverage telehealth strategically in an organization. Topics will focus on strategies to successfully implement change, maximize resources, gain clinical and technical efficiencies through collaboration, and address matters related to program scalability and sustainability.   This advanced course is designed for administrators, clinicians, IT specialists, and operation managers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify strategies for incorporating telehealth into the culture of an organization 
  • Describe ways collaboration can maximize resources and improve clinical and technical efficiency
  • Discuss methods used to achieve program sustainability and scalability.  
Moderator:  
  • Shelley Palumbo, MS, CCC-SLP, Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Health and Technology, Center for Virtual Care, UC Davis Health System 
Faculty:
  • Birthe Dinesen, PhD, Associate Professor, Intergrative Neuroscience Research Group, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University
  • Mike Higgins, Executive Director, OSF Healthcare Foundation
  • Peter Kung, Director, Strategic Technologies, UCLA Health, Director, Information Systems & Technology, UCLA Semel Institute - Nathanson Family Resilience Center
  • Karen I. Nelson, MS, Associate Administrator, eHealth Care Delivery Platform, Administrative Services - Practice, Mayo Clinic
  • Aaron Bair, MD, MS, FAAEM, FACEP, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Health and Technology, Center for Virtual Care, UC Davis Health System 
  • Jana Katz-Bell, MPH, Assistant Dean, Interprofessional Programs, UC Davis School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 



Bringing Healthcare to Consumers: Practical Considerations in the Delivery of Primary and Urgent Care via Telehealth

Sunday, May 18
 8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 322

Primary Care and Urgent Care play a pivotal role in the overall healthcare delivery system.  Using telemedicine technologies within these critical care models optimizes provider efficiencies, provides better manage of patient panels, improves service to rural populations, and offers patients anytime and anywhere access. Such advances hold the promise of significantly expanding the cost effective delivery of quality medical care. This half-day course provides a high-level overview of practical clinical, technical and legal considerations in building an internet-based videoconferencing, direct-to-consumer primary or urgent care telehealth delivery model. The course brings together the expert advice and real-world experience of a clinician, operator, and attorney, all active in managing various approaches to delivering primary and urgent care using telemedicine. ATA’s primary and urgent care practice guidelines will be provided to course participants.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand primary care and urgent care telemedicine and the factors involved in implementing a virtual practice;
  • Understand general guidelines for clinical best practices in the evaluation, management and treatment of patients including unique populations through telemedicine; 
  • Learn how to position online practices for potential downstream accreditation; 
  • Learn about various technical factors involved in implementation and how to select the right technology. 
  • Identify legal and regulatory hurdles specific to providing care using telehealth; 
  • Understand billing, coding and reimbursement strategies and requirements unique to telehealth.
Moderator:
  • Frances M. Gough, MD, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of Washington, Consulting Chief Medical Officer, Carena, Inc
Faculty:
  • John Korangy, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, CareClix
  • Alexis S. Gilroy, JD, Partner , Jones Day
  • Frances M. Gough, MD, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of Washington, Consulting Chief Medical Officer, Carena, Inc.



User-Centered Factors in Telehealth for Providers and Patients
Coordinated by the ATA Human Factors Special Interest Group

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 328

This course provides an introduction to user-centered or human factors, emphasizing the principles and techniques of the field and their applications in the development, evaluation and deployment of telehealth systems and services. This course will present an overview of key concepts and methodologies in user-centered or human factors using the context of remote monitoring in home telehealth as a case study to illustrate the impacts of such factors on patient and provider acceptance and adoption. Topics covered will include user-centered design, cognitive psychology and human computer interactions; use case scenario and cognitive walkthrough; heuristic analysis and user surveys; and usability testing. The course is intended for healthcare providers, strategic planners and managers of telehealth services; designers and developers of telehealth systems; and others with interests in user-centered design and factors.

Learning Objectives:
  • To appreciate the importance of user-centered or human factors design principles in the planning, development and implementation of remote monitoring in healthcare applications
  • To learn how to use human factors techniques to evaluate a proposed remote monitoring telehealth program
  • To understand the importance of patient population differences, capabilities and attitudes when implementing a remote monitoring program
  • To investigate the right outcome measurements to determine success or failure
  • To understand legal, regulatory and quality assurance issues
Moderator:
  • Patrick Boissy, PhD, Associate Professor, Research Centre on Aging, CSSS-IUGS
Faculty:
  • Neil Charness, PhD, Professor, Florida State University
  • Bonnie Britton, MSc, Administrator, Telehealth Program, Vidant Health
  • Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair of Research, University of Arizona



Legal and Regulatory Issues Part 1: Expert Lessons from Legal and Health System Leaders

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 331

This course is designed to highlight the legal and regulatory issues associated with telemedicine and telehealth, but with a particular emphasis on practical discussion and real world application of these rules.  These issues that extend well beyond multi-state licensure will be addressed in this course: scope of practice, remote prescriptions and e-prescribing; tele-consultations; exceptions to licensure, including the scope of the peer-to-peer consultation exception; technology licensing arrangements; telemedicine protocols, including privacy and security concerns; reimbursement; contractual provider arrangements; and anti-kickback statutes and physician self-referral laws. International telemedicine topics will also be covered. Faculty will explain and apply rules through a set of six real world telemedicine case studies.  Each case study will be carefully crafted based on actual telemedicine business models, and will be designed to highlight the regulatory and legal obstacles associated with each model, as well as how providers can overcome these obstacles to build a successful, compliant telemedicine program.  Participants will also have an opportunity to propose their own case study questions to be discussed during the course.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the key legal and regulatory issues facing telemedicine providers 
  • Learn how to apply rules to telemedicine business models and contractual arrangements
  • Gain resources and knowledge to take the steps necessary to implement or grow telemedicine services
Moderator:
  • Nathaniel Lacktman, Esq., CCEP, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP 
Faculty:
  • Sarah Sossong, MPH, FACHE, Director of Telehealth, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Daniel Goldman, Esq., Legal Counsel, Mayo Clinic
  • Myla Reizen, Esq., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP



Advancing Practice and Remote Care Delivery Through Technology and Interprofessional Collaboration
Sponsored by the ATA Telehealth Nursing Special Interest Group

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 325

This half-day course addresses current applications of remote care delivery in rural areas working with an interprofessional team to improve patient outcomes. New and emerging technological developments and uses will be explored through case examples of current telemedicine practices and initiatives, including grants utilizing telemedicine within interprofessional teams in the rural community.  A list of resources will be provided to participants.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an update on technology related health care developments
  • Review current applications of telemedicine
  • Discuss best practice for and application of interprofessional collaboration in the provision of healthcare in rural areas
Moderator:
  • Leigh Ann Chandler Poole, PhD, MSN, BSN, Coordinator, NP Concentration, University of Alabama
Faculty:
  • Leigh Ann Chandler Poole, PhD, MSN, BSN, Vice Chair, Telehealth Nursing SIG, NP Coordinator, University of Alabama
  • Terri L. Imus, RN, LNC, BSN, Chair, Telehealth Nursing SIG, Trauma Telemedicine Consult Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences



Best Practices for Telemental Health
Coordinated by the ATA Telemental Health Special Interest Group 

Sunday, May 18
8:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 319

The goal of this half-day course is to provide best practice information on delivering telemental health care to a wide range of clinical settings. The faculty will explore the diverse range of clinical endpoints where care is delivered and provide up-to-date best practice information on delivering care across a broad sampling of settings. This course will bring together telemental health experts with a range of expertise in care delivery, and will focus on four general themes of care delivery: traditional clinical settings, home care delivery, special settings, and extreme settings. This course will also include a discussion of how to use telemental health outcome metrics by the experts who developed the ATA document "A Lexicon of Assessment and Outcome Measures for Telemental Health.”

Learning Objectives:
  • To learn the range of clinical endpoints where telemental health care is occurring
  • To discuss future clinical applications for telemental health care delivery
  • To understand best practices for care delivery across a range of traditional and less traditional clinical endpoints
Moderator:
  • Greg Kramer, JD, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, National Center for Telehealth and Technology |T2|, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Faculty:
  • Robert Caudill, MD, Associate Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Donald Hilty, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, UC Davis Health System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Elizabeth Brooks, PhD, Instructor, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Patrick O'Neill, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine



Afternoon Half-Day Courses 
Sunday, May 18

Integrating mHealth Into the Health System
Coordinated by the ATA mHealth Special Interest Group

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 337

This half-day course focuses on the integration of mHealth into existing systems of healthcare delivery. Topics to be addressed include: (1) FCC’s FDASIA report, approach for regulatory review, the mobile landscape, and FCC’s oversight objectives; (2) implementation, results and lessons learned from a major health system and how using mobile technologies impacts patient care; (3) mHealth advances, practices in place and outcomes in the Department of Defense that the US servicemen and women use for rehabilitation, outpatient and behavioral health services; and (4) recent advancements and emerging applications that aim to change the way care is delivered such as through the use of wireless sensors.

Learning Objectives:
  • To understand FDA’s guidance for mHealth including device classifications - Class I, Class II, and Class III; FDA’s focused oversight objectives; mobile app enforcement categories
  • Learn about mHealth applications and implementation in various healthcare environments, how to engage patients for change, and how to develop an innovative mindset
  • Highlight programs of scale, and lessons learned and model practices for integrating mHealth into an organization
  • Learn about new and emerging technologies in mHealth including wireless sensors and mobile health. 

Moderators:
  • Pramod Gaur, PhD, Vice Chair, ATA mHealth SIG, President, Gaur Associates LLC
  • Steven Dean, MS, Chair ATA mHealth SIG, Director of Telemedicine, Inova Health System
  • Rob Williams, MD, OTN Chief Medial Officer
Faculty:
  • Molly Coye, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, University of California-Los Angeles, Health Sciences Center
  • Jeanette R. Little, BS, MS, Director of the Mobile Health Innovation Center at TATRC
  • James R. Mault, MD, FACS, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life
  • Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives, Federal Communications Commission




Telerehabilitation in Primary Care, Integrated Healthcare Systems

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 325

This robust half-day course outlines innovative models of care integrating telerehabilitation to promote comprehensive coordinated care, cost containment, and patient satisfaction. Attendees will learn about a successful inter-professional medical home model integrating telerehabilitation with medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other disciplines to empower patients with knowledge and skills to manage their health and chronic diseases.  Opportunities for gamng, motion sensor and app developers to partner with rehabilitation professionals will be identified, and successful programming within the Veterans Health Administration system will be outlined. Rehabilitation professionals, primary care physicians, gaming and health app developers, and health care administrators will benefit from this outstanding group of panelists.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the Family-Centered Medical Home Model implemented at USC and how it incorporates inter-professional collaboration and telerehabilitation to facilitate cost-effective, coordinated health care services
  • Identify opportunities for gaming and app developers to partner with rehabilitation professionals throughout the development and deployment process to maximize value and adoption of products
  • Describe telerehabilitation programs within the Veterans Health Administration to facilitate coordinated health care services and provide self-management support to patients living with chronic conditions
Moderator:
  • Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
Faculty:
  • Brian Prestwich, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Medical Director, Department of Family Medicine
  • Amir Nobakht, BA, MD Candidate, USC Keck School of Medicine, President and Director, Mobile and Multimedia, ViaCLIX
  • Tammy Richmond, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Occupational Therapist and CEO, Go2Care, Inc
  • Lyn Tindall Covert, PhD, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center



Understanding the Cost-Benefit Structure for Implementing Telemedicine Business Processes
Coordinated by the ATA Human Factors Special Interest Group 

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 322

This intermediate-level half-day course focuses on the business aspects of telemedicine processes – integrating operational aspects of telemedicine processes with performance and financial outcomes. Presentations will connect medical cash flows to medical processes for the benefit of both providers and patients to provide attendees with a practical understanding of key business and process aspects of telemedicine operations. Tools such as basic capacity planning, simulation, and financial analysis will give attendees a much deeper understanding of the practical aspects of telemedicine practices. This session will allow the participant to understand the integrated cost-benefit structure of the process and how to better control them to realize better results. This course is intended for strategic planners, managers of telehealth programs, compliance personnel, owners and partners of healthcare practices, healthcare providers, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide understanding of cost and benefit structures in implementing scalable and sustainable telemedicine processes in practices of any size
  • Provide understanding of the basic cost structure of a telemedicine process, teaching practitioners the basics of overhead costs, fixed cost structures, variable cost and a break-even strategy
  • Learn to use modeling approaches to capture the critical elements of telehealth business processes. Issues of information flow, process and work-flow will be presented in context of real world issues
  • Learn to understand the forces that influence the telemedicine domain, including shifts in how societies view healthcare obligations, talent segmentation, and expansion of traditional services
Moderator:
  • David Ben-Arieh, PhD, Professor, Kansas State University
Faculty:
  • Gilbert Leistner, CEO, The Leistner Group LLC, Founder, Master Medical Network LLC
  • David Ben-Arieh, PhD, Professor, Kansas State University




Legal & Regulatory Issues Part 2: Lessons Learned and Advice From Telehealth Pioneers

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 331

States participating in the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium (FCTC) have made significant progress in addressing legal and regulatory barriers. The FCTC serves as a model on how states with common issues and characteristics can create legal and regulatory change by combining forces and leveraging telemedicine expertise from a variety of programs and resources. This course will provide lessons learned from the telemedicine pioneers who have worked together over the years to address interstate legal and regulatory challenges. Participants will learn about specific language for seeking parity and other legislation, examples of successful interstate telemedicine collaborations, and methods to use to approach legislators with ideas for enhancing statewide telemedicine efforts.        

Learning Objectives:
  • Appreciate the value of forming interstate collaborations for addressing legal and regulatory issues in telemedicine
  • Gain insight into the types of documents and language useful for helping pass parity and other types of legislation
  • Understand how common geography, patient populations and cultures can contribute to interstate collaborations and enhance telemedicine operations and opportunities
Moderator:
  • Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Research, University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging
Faculty:
  • Ronald Weinstein, MD, Director Arizona Telemedicine Program, Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona
  • Dale Alverson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico
  • Marta Petersen, MD, Vice-Chair and Professor of Dermatology, University of Utah
  • Jay Shore, MD, Associate Medical Director, Colorado Physicians Health Program, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado
  • Mario Gutierrez, MPH, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy



Patient Portals: Effective Approaches and Future Trends

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 319

Patient portals are further transforming the delivery of health care by offering patients multi-modal, personalized, interactive services - anywhere, anytime.  The Mayo Clinic patient portal is a robust online and mobile enabled application transforming the delivery of health care services across the Mayo Clinic enterprise.  Over 330,000 Mayo Clinic patients currently have the ability to access clinical notes, dismissal summaries lab results, radiology and pathology reports; view, request and cancel patient appointments; complete pre-visit questionnaires and patient registration information; establish proxy accounts for children and send secure messages to their health care team. This course will provide valuable lessons learned that could benefit other healthcare organizations, regardless of the stage of development or adoption.  Diverse perspectives will be framed through the experiences of four stakeholders impacted by the patient portal: an organizational leader, an operations owner, a provider and a patient. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the critical importance of organizational leadership and change management in developing a patient portal strategy
  • Identify operational and technical challenges to the development, implementation, adoption and maintenance of a patient portal
  • Understand how patients and care team members directly benefit from patient portal and appropriately influence future functionality and portal design
Moderator:
  • Karen I. Nelson, MS, Associate Administrator, eHealth Care Delivery Platform, Administrative Services - Practice, Mayo Clinic
Faculty:
  • Sidna Tulledge-Scheitel, MD, MPH, Associate Administrator, eHealth Care Delivery Platform, Associate, Professor in Medicine, Associate Dean of eHealth, Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Karen Ytterberg, MD, MHSA, Medical Director, eHealth Patient Services, Mayo Clinic 
  • Julie Prigge, MA, Director, eHealth Patient Services, Mayo Clinic
  • Katherine M. Zahasky, RN, MA, Patient, Mayo Clinic




Publish and Flourish: Approaches to Getting Your Telemedicine Research and Ideas Published

Sunday, May 18
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 328

This half-day course provides an approach to scholarly publication in the field of telemedicine. The agenda covers some key elements of successful publication, from determining the right topic and appropriate journal to dealing with statistics. Attendees will learn from prominent researchers and leaders in the field of telemedicine, past ATA Board Members, and Editors-in-Chief or Associate Editors of telemedicine journals.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the key elements of a well-written telemedicine paper
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of a “good” versus “bad” paper
  • Describe some basic statistics and concepts and how they may be addressed when developing your research methods and writing your paper
Moderator:
  • Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, Medical Director of Telemedicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Faculty:
  • Patrick Boissy, PhD, Associate Professor and Senior Research Scholar FRQS, Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke
  • Elizabeth Brooks, PhD, Instructor, University of Colorado Anschutz, Medical Campus
  • Charles Doarn, MBA, Professor, Family & Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, University of Arizona
  • Ronald Merrell, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Kathleen Myers, MD, MPH, Director, Telemedicine Health Services, University of Washington, School of Medicine
  • Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, Medical Director of Telemedicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Thomas Sheeran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School
  • Carolyn Turvey, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Iowa
  • Peter Yellowlees, MD, Director, Health Informatics Program, UC Davis Health System