We are at a tipping point! The exponential growth of technological innovations and its confluence with recent policy shifts are paving the way for dramatic changes in how we deliver health care and influence health behaviors. We have already moved beyond traditional “telemedicine” solutions, to its integration with powerful sensors as part of the “Internet of Things”; its ability to incorporate predictive analytics and artificial intelligence; and soon its ability to leverage 5th Generation (5G) fixed wireless and mobile broadband networks. Where are we going with this digital connected care revolution? How might the convergence of these technologies impact the health of populations and begin to mitigate our greatest health challenges? And perhaps even more importantly, how do we begin to create viable models within our current work settings?
Join us for the fifth annual Missouri Telehealth Summit on January 31! This year’s summit will focus on financial barriers and incentives for rural hospitals, successful Missouri telehealth projects and legislative updates. Back by popular demand will be the rural hospital CEO panel and the state-level legislative panel. The summit will also feature an update on the opioid epidemic and how telehealth is uniquely positioned to play a role in the effort.
On the day before the summit, January 30, there will once again be a Telehealth 101 Workshop for those who are new to telehealth.
For additional questions, call 573-882-4349.
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APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. More than 12,000 people attend, and thousands of new abstracts are presented each year, making APHA 2018 the most influential meeting in public health. Prepare for the meeting by learning specific information for presenters and attendees.
APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 10-14
Theme: “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now“
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
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By Elizabeth A. Krupinski on Nov 07, 2018
The 4th Annual Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit (SPS https://ttspsworld.com/), sponsored by the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC), was held October 8-9 in Glendale, AZ, and attracted an all-time high of nearly 400 attendees! SPS continues to be unique in its intent to bring together telemedicine service providers and users in a collaborative and interactive venue that provides the opportunity to learn from each other. SPS, as in past years, was organized and hosted by Drs. Dale Alverson, Elizabeth Krupinski, and Ronald Weinstein. The ATP team contributed innumerable hours (especially Nancy Rowe and Kris Erps), support, and enthusiasm to put the meeting on and deserves many kudos and thanks (Cassandra Coray, Ellen Dudzik, Kris Erps, Mike Holcomb, Angel Holtrust, Bob Kerr, Janet Major, Chris Martin, Karen Miller, Nancy Rowe, Tracy Skinner)!
This year’s Kansas School Nurse Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Wichita. HTRC will host an exhibit, so please stop by to learn more about how school-based telehealth can benefit nurses and students. Please call 316-978-6493 to register.
It is hard to believe that 2018 is more than halfway gone! Just a couple of weeks ago, the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC) staff participated in the Indiana Rural Health Association’s (IRHA’s) 21st Annual Conference! The conference, held at the historic French Lick Resort and Casino in French Lick, Indiana drew 557 attendees from all over the country. There were 5 separate telehealth breakout sessions including topics from the culture changes in telehealth programs, the Cincinnati VA telehealth programs, avoiding transfers, emergency telemedicine, and infant mortality with a combined attendance of 140 people. The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center staff traveled all the way from Anchorage, Alaska to provide a Telehealth Showcase that allowed participants to compare various telehealth dermatology cameras and digital stethoscopes.