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Telemedicine for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

Apr 30, 2015 | Webinars

Archived Webinar

Improving the Quality of Care for Rural Patients

As we face rural hospital closures, physician shortages and many other rural healthcare issues, it is critical for US rural hospitals, small community clinics and critical access hospitals to embrace technologies such as telemedicine. Telemedicine has proven to help increase access to specialty care for rural patients.

This recorded webinar will help you understand why Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center finds value in telemedicine for their facility and how Carle Foundation Hospital has leveraged telemedicine to support Hoopeston and many other CAH and regional hospitals. Attendees will gain an understanding of the reasons behind their program, lessons learned along the way and how to start small and build up from there.

But what about funding? Bryan Arkwright will talk about how he was able to raise funds for telemedicine from local resources while he was at Mission Health. You will also learn how to create the best telehealth strategy for your specific facility needs as well as specific examples of how to leverage relationships with larger/metro hospitals for specialty care.

  • The Positive Impact Telemedicine Has Made on Patient Care
  • How to Implement Telemedicine and Lessons Learned Along the Way
  • Telehealth Strategy and Funding Considerations for the Rural Hospital and Health System

Presented by AMD Global Telemedicine, a National Rural Health Association Platinum Partner

Download the Presentation Slides (PDF)

Agenda:

The Positive Impact Telemedicine Has Made on Patient Care

  • Why Hoopeston  started using telemedicine (key drivers)
  • Types of services they can now offer because of telemedicine
  • Local community impact

 How to Implement Telemedicine and Lessons Learned Along the Way

  • Key drivers to building a sustainable program
  • Lessons learned from Carle’s current patient-focused telemedicine program
  • Physician buy-in
  • How telemedicine equipment/technology is used to deliver patient

Telehealth Strategy and Funding Considerations for the Rural Hospital and Health System:

  • Sources of funding for Telehealth from local resources
  • Leveraging relationships with larger/metro hospitals for specialty care/services
  • How the benefits of Telehealth can outweigh the costs
  • How to generate additional value from Telehealth

Featured Presenters:

Harry Brockus

CEO at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Jason Peoples

Regional eHealth Coordinator at Carle Foundation Hospital

Bryan Arkwright

Senior Consultant at Subsidium Healthcare (former Director, Center for Telehealth at Mission Health

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