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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and restrictions for in-person events, we are going 100% virtual. ATA2020 will come to you as a fully online event this summer. We believe this is the right decision for our community. Learn more about what that means to you as a participant.

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Workshops and Deep-Dive Sessions

 

ATA2020 will feature a series of workshops and deep-dive sessions that will showcase latest innovations in key areas of the digital/virtual and telehealth space. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and dig into these compelling and cutting-edge sessions covering cutting-edge topics such as telemental health, pediatrics,  home-based primary care, telehealth accessibility and inclusivity, telehealth accreditation, and telehealth implementation.

These sessions are included All Access Registration, but we encourage you to sign up for sessions when you register to secure your spot.

 


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Telemental Health Integration and Implementation: Connecting Research, Practice, and Industry

Telemental health (TMH) treatment is not only one of the fastest growing and most important use cases for telemedicine, but it is also a leader across the industry. Few other disciplines encounter, manage, and develop solutions to the same range of clinical, regulatory, and practical implementation issues as TMH. However, despite the robust history of TMH, evidence showing it is efficacious, and high patient satisfaction, the promise of telehealth has not been met with as much broad-based implementation success as expected. A large part of the implementation failure is due to limited practical references that provide clinicians and administrators with how-to guidance. It is also due in part to program planning failures that too often begin with finding a use for technology rather than using technology to meet a need. Other planning issues can focus on not understanding patient populations and the willingness or capacity of staff to deliver new services. Finally, technology evolves much faster than policy and programs can fail when they do not fit within existing regulatory environments.

This workshop will be led by renowned experts in partnership with the ATA Telemental Heath Special Interest Group ). The workshop is designed to provide in-depth, interactive presentations on implementation successes across different TMH modalities. Each presentation will focus on best practices for integrating research, practice, and industry solutions into successful programs.

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Foundation for Successful Pediatric Telehealth and High Yield Programs

Lack of access to pediatric subspecialty care is a barrier to pediatric health. Travel and wait room times for ambulatory visits also pose a burden for families. The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed the utilization of telemedicine to improve quality and access to care for children. The American Telemedicine Association’s publication “Operating Procedures for Pediatric Telehealth” has laid out the foundation to encourage the adoption of telemedicine for pediatric patients.

This two-part Pediatric Telehealth series will focus on general issues in telehealth program development and tools for overcoming barriers to implementation and l cover advanced topics for those organizations already involved in telehealth, seeking to develop robust pediatric telehealth programs with an emphasis on innovative clinical applications and a deep dive into specific use cases.

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Implementing Telehealth in Home-based Primary Care: Challenges and Successes

A majority of Americans report that they would like to stay in their home or current residence as they age.Unfortunately, for many seniors with chronic conditions and functional limitations, aging in place can be challenging. Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a model that provides medical care to frail individuals in their homes and thus helps them remain in their homes longer. This medical model reduces unnecessary hospital utilization and improves quality of life at a lower cost than routine care, yet only 11.9% of homebound individuals receive primary care in the home. The demand for HBPC is growing and identifying innovative ways to this deliver care, such as through telehealth, particularly as the number of seniors (aged 65 and older) in America is expected to grow by more than 20% over the next several years.

This workshop will explore the journey of Northwell’s HBPC practice to implement a telehealth program in an effort to expand their patient census. Discussion will include the decision to use telehealth in the practice, how the team chose the right telehealth technology, testing of a pilot methodology that was ultimately abandoned and how they shifted to a telehealth model that was successful,  using interviews and focus groups to identify appropriate technology and workflows and an emergency mobile medical technician model.

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Telehealth Accessibility and Inclusive Innovation

ATA Celebrates the 30 Year Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Bringing together patients, tech giants and health innovators. This interactive session convene the innovators, thought leaders, engineers and advocates to discuss the future of innovation in Telehealth for those who need accessibility most. Join us to learn about the future of artificial intelligence, technology and advocacy for those living with disabilities.

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Implementing a Telehealth Program Bootcamp: Health Systems & Hospitals

Telemedicine is beyond the tipping point: it is no longer a nice to have but a must have. Organizations who have not rolled out a telemedicine program are now compelled to do so. These organizations require proper training in order to start a telemedicine program. This Bootcamp will provide information on the key areas for implementation through interactive and multimedia workshop. Hear from organizations with a wealth of knowledge and experience on implementing a successful and impactful telehealth program. Topics covered include Reimbursement & Compliance/Legal, Choosing the Right Technology, Developing a Telehealth Team, Digital Patient Engagement and Awareness and Measuring Success.

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