Workshops and Deep-Dive Sessions


On Friday, June 26, as part of conference programming, 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 and telehealth implementation and global lessons learned in the pandemic.

These sessions will take place Friday, June 26, and are included at no charge for registered attendees. We encourage you to sign up for sessions when you register to secure your spot.


Friday, June 26, 10:53am-1:05pm

Around the World in 120 Minutes

Representatives from countries around the world will share their key lessons learned during the pandemic with strong messages of hope about the potential for positive impact on our health services and also on the Economy .

Friday, June 26, 10:53am-2:05pm

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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Friday, June 26, 10:53am-2:05pm

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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Friday, June 26, 1:15-2:05pm

The Value of URAC Telehealth Accreditation for Your Organization

Telehealth adoption is increasing, as providers learn how to fit the technology into their workloads, consumers become more comfortable with remote visits, and payers see value in reimbursing connected health services. But with adoption comes risk. Regulatory and policy issues, malpractice complexity, standards of care, cybersecurity, online prescribing and patient privacy all can threaten to derail a telehealth program before it reaches sustainability. One way to reduce those risks is through accreditation. URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation Program (TAP) promotes access to safe, high-quality and competent care regardless of the telemedicine technology used or the type of clinical services provided. Join us for a discussion of the value of URAC telehealth accreditation and an overview of the accreditation process, including a high-level discussion of the standards.


Friday, June 26, 2:25-5:35pm

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. The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated transformations across societies and healthcare systems through social and physical distancing, and deployment of suppression and mitigation strategies. By leveraging TMH, the mental health community has proven responsive and adapted quickly to these changes. With a broad evidence base demonstrating efficacy across a range of mental health concerns developed over decades, TMH was uniquely positioned for success during this global crisis. This workshop will be led by renowned experts in partnership with the ATA Telemental Health Special Interest Group (TMH SIG). The workshop is designed to provide in-depth, interactive presentations on implementation successes across different TMH modalities with specific attention on virtualization to support responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each presentation will focus on best practices for integrating research, practice, and industry solutions into successful programs.

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