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January 2021

Arizona Telemedicine Council

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SWTRC Webinar
Date and Time: January 20, 10 AM - 12 PM PT

Description:
The Arizona Telemedicine Council was created by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the Arizona State Legislature. The Council has oversight for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the development of its telecommunications network. Senator Robert (“Bob”) Burns, who initiated the legislation that created the Arizona Telemedicine Program, became the first Co-chairman of the Council, which has met quarterly in Phoenix since 1996.

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NCTRC Webinar – National Pandemic Response Best Practices & Lessons Learned

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NCTRC Webinar Series
Date and Time: January 21, 11 AM - 12 PM PT

Description:
The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC) developed a Pandemic Response Project Team or “Think Tank” to create an Action Plan for a model to support rural communities in a return or continuation of COVID-19 – or a future pandemic – applying telemedicine capabilities and technologies. The “Think Tank'' was assembled with multiple representatives from epidemiology/infection control, hospital CEOs, nursing, public health, technology, regulatory and policy as well as representatives from TTAC. Our presentation will focus on:

•The Task Force and membership expertise
•Critical issues facing providers in the pandemic
•Define/describe issues and specific needs
•Document a plan (useful guide) to address issues immediately and in the future
•Identify examples of technology
•Create a Policy-Regulatory summary to inform and guide policy recommendations and change

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

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NCTRC Telehealth Hack Series
Date and Time: January 27, 11 AM - 12 PM PT

Description:
Optimal processes for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infections and outbreaks in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities has proven to be one of the most critical challenges of the COVID-19 era. High risk populations, especially older adults, who are facility-dwelling have accounted for approximately 25-40% of all mortality in the United States since March 2020. Telehealth services and technologies can serve as key tools to address this major challenge. This webinar reviews the principles and practices of the Geriatric Engagement and Resource Integration for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities (GERI-PaL) program, a collaborative and interprofessional telehealth endeavor serving these high-risk populations in central Virginia.

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