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Healthy Aging Collaborative

3rd Mondays, 4 pm EDT
65 Members
Last Activity: September 18, 2023
There is much to learn and many challenges to healthy aging but there are also many unique organizations and alliances globally that are currently committed to solving for this unique population. The Healthy Aging Collaborative convenes quarterly webinars bringing together members to discuss policy guidance, innovative technology, and ideas, as well as informative data for lasting change to this population. The purpose of this collaborative is to engage our membership in collaborating and engaging together to make an impact on daily life for our aging population. The ATA has a unique position, viewpoint and membership that sits at the crossroads of digital health, tele(anything), virtual health and remote monitoring. By engaging the full eco-system of membership and strategic partnerships, this Collaborative can benefit population health management and inform members how to increase access to care, and increase patient and care-giver experience across the aging continuum. Goals: • Inform policy on areas around aging and the use of technologies to ease the burden of communications, social isolation, and whole person care management. • Provide guidance and best practices, culled from industry experts and proven programs to ATA members for their use. • Engage with other like-minded organizations to begin to have a comprehensive view of the needs of this population, their care givers (both clinical and family). Healthy Aging: Leveraging Telehealth to Support Caregivers and Those They Care For
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Home Testing

1st Tuesdays, 2 pm EDT
117 Members
Last Activity: June 4, 2024
Broad access to home testing can expand the spectrum of ways telehealth can be used, and likewise, leveraging telehealth to supervise sample collection at home and interpretation of results could expand the potential of tests that can be effectively done outside of a clinic or healthcare facility. But lab test availability in the home has been limited and lab tests are not generally available for telehealth encounters. While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the market availability of over-the-counter home sample collection and home testing solutions, either with or without a prescription, adoption has been relatively modest. The Home Testing SIG brings together medical, scientific, technology solution, laboratory and regulatory experts to address barriers to adoption and to accelerate use of home testing as a part of virtual care. Some of the questions we’ll be addressing: What are the barriers? Does a lack of a common industry language around home testing slow down adoption? Do the lack of specific performance requirements contribute to a lack of clarity in regulation and limited reimbursement? What can industry do to help accelerate home testing adoption by better connection to telehealth solutions? All players with a role in the remote testing ecosystem are encouraged to 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 adoption of home testing with and for telehealth. Making the Case for Non-Discriminatory Regulation and Reimbursement for Home Testing Testing at Home Terms Guide