Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Telehealth Summit Just Days Away

Insightful discussions on virtual care models across a variety of specialties including diabetes management, tele-ICUs, ocular, pediatrics, and telemental health will take place at the World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit January 28-29, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.

Attendees will have the perfect learning environment while examining all of the issues involved in actively pressing forward to effectively use telehealth in today’s healthcare system.

Clinicians, administrators, and case managers will benefit from relevant case studies examining patient outcomes in active telemedicine initiatives as well as expert-led panel discussions on Credentialing, Grants and Funding, Technology and Vendor Selection, and Virtual Care Communication and Management Models.

Attendees will be able to listen to in-depth discussions on:

·        Aligning incentives and reimbursement models to support telehealth programs
·        The impact that the Affordable Care Act and SCOTUS decision will have on the future of telemedicine
·        How to overcome legal and regulatory barriers such as state licensing and credentialing
·        Ways to expand specialty telehealth initiatives to create an enterprise wide strategy
·        Determining ROI and how to improve outcomes from evidence-based case studies
·        Ways to reduce re-admissions and keep patients in their homes using remote monitoring technologies
·        Integrating disparate data sources to achieve interoperability
·        Ways to engage physicians and adapt clinical and workflow efficiently

Keynoter Jay H Sanders, MD, President and CEO, for the Global Telemedicine Group and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will present his vision on how to transform healthcare delivery through telemedicine to effectively meet the needs of the 21st century.

Some of the other speakers include:

·        Dale C. Alverson MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Regents, Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico
·        Eric Brown President and CEO of the California Telehealth Network
·        Jeffrey P. Kessler, PsyD, Chief Operations Officer at the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth
·        Nina M Antoniotti R.N, PhD, Telehealth Director for the Marshfield Clinic
·        Ronald S Weinstein MD, Founding Director for the Arizona Telemedicine Program
·        Mario Gutierrez, Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy
·        Nancy Vorhees, Chief Operating Officer for the Inland Northwest Health Services
·        Yael Harris, Director, Office of Health IT and Quality, Office of Special Affairs at HRSA
·        Lisa Robin, Chief Advocacy Officer, for the Federation of State Medical Boards

Plus many more speakers from hospitals, colleges, industry, state organizations will provide their knowledge and insight on the vital and critical issues involving the use of telehealth.

For more information or to register, go to Federal Telemedicine News readers and friends can save an additional $300 off the current registration fee by using Promo Code FTN912 when registering.