Advances in Telemedicine

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Providing timely access to community palliative care services is a challenge due to workforce and budget constraints. Leveraging telehealth is one way to increase access to palliative care and hospice services for seriously ill patients and their families.

This Webinar, “Advances in Telemedicine,” will include a focus on definitions, use cases, best practices, barriers and new opportunities (CMS payment models/compact laws) for telepalliative care. The Webinar will share the experience of two providers’ practical application of telehealth in the palliative care and hospice population.

Webinar presenters are:

  • Dana Lustbader MD, Chief Medical Officer for Optum Supportive Care, an advanced illness program providing care to people with serious illness utilizing in-home visits and telemedicine.
  • Kimberly Shea, PhD, RN, CHPN, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Arizona and Assistant Director of Telenursing for the Arizona Telemedicine Program. As a nationally funded nurse-scientist, she investigates technology-based delivery of health care in patients’ homes.
  • Lori Bishop, MHA, BSN, RN, CHPN, the Vice President of Palliative and Advanced Care at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will serve as moderator.

This Webinar is a must for palliative care and hospice programs that are looking for ways to provide timely access to high quality care while managing program cost, workforce and geographic limitations.

Webinar Objectives
At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three use cases for telehealth in palliative care and hospice.
  • Discuss two barriers to telehealth implementation.
  • Describe how a home palliative care program uses telehealth.

CE/CME is available.

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