Pre-Conference Certificate Courses

ATA's half day CME courses will be held on Saturday May 14th and Sunday, May 15th

Pricing: $185.00 per course, $265.00 for course + recording *

A $50.00 discount applies if registering for ONE pre-conference course and Full Conference registration (does not apply to discounted registration, one-day or exhibit hall only registration types) Enter the code 50Discount when registering.

* for Telemedicine 101 no recording is offered

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Framework for Training Providers of Telemedicine and e-Health: Competency-based Education, Evaluation, and Implications

Standards and guidelines are excellent ways to provide telemedicine patients with great care however they are only one part of the “best practices” equation. One way of ensuring great care is to provide basic skill targets for tele providers - in medicine and other professions. We provide a framework of telemedicine competencies stratified into beginner, proficient, and expert levels - for primary care and specialty services. Learn more

Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine

Coordinated by the ATA Telemental Health Special Interest Group 

Can doctors prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine?  The rules and regulations surrounding the prescription of controlled substances via telemedicine can seem confusing.  Fear and uncertainty about these rules results in the failure of telemedicine to reach populations in areas of addiction, mental health and pain management.  This course will provide a framework for interpreting the rules and regulations surrounding the prescription of controlled substances via telemedicine.  This course features a discussion/Q&A with the Chief of Policy at the DEA Office of Diversion Control, as well as luminaries in the field of telemedicine.  Never has a short course been so important.  This is a can’t miss event!  Learn more

Melding Worlds of Established and Emerging Telehealth Models

Coordinated by the ATA Business & Finance Special Interest Group

There exists a gap in transitioning from established telemedicine service options in a fee-for-service environment to new emerging models of care delivery. A panel of industry representatives and policy experts will address needs, processes, and lessons learned from the addition of new and emerging technology and care process solutions. Attendees will come away with practical points for assessment of their own telehealth strategic planning needs, an understanding of the current legal and regulatory landscape, and tips for integrating different models to achieve sustainability.Learn more

Media Training for Telemedicine

Actors and newscasters make working with a camera look easy and effortless. The newscaster seems competent and honest, and the actor seems genuine. Like most skills, there are only a few people who naturally present as well on camera as they do in person. The rest of us have to cultivate these telehealth provider skills before we are ready for “prime time.” This course teaches the fundamentals of videoconferencing and how to present well on camera through a combination of multimedia presentations and hands-on learning with experienced telemedicine and broadcast television professionals. The fundamentals of videoconferencing and how to present well on camera can be learned quickly, but they will take a lot of practice for most people to master. Learn more

Wireless & Mobile Health: Business and Technology Overview

This short course provides an overview of wireless and mobile health (also known as digital health).  By attending this course, you will gain insight into: current markets and trends; applications, products and services; and value chains and business models. The course is suitable for business, technology, health and wellness, intellectual property, regulatory and policy, and venture investment professionals.Learn more

Introduction to Telemedicine: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Coordinated by the ABA Health Law Section

What are tools in the provider’s telemedicine starter toolkit? This course will provide the essential elements of the legal issues and solutions which should be considered by providers who are in their first steps of engaging telemedicine. The course will include detailed definitions and descriptions of telehealth and telemedicine. From there the course will cover the current state of telemedicine in the United States. State law issues and practice standards affecting telemedicine will come next. Then the components of reimbursement, credentialing and privileging. Current risk management and security issues and best practices will also be covered. Finally, the basics of contracting with technology vendors and practice partners will wrap up the session. This course is designed to serve as a solid foundation for the ATA Advanced Telemedicine Course offered Sunday, May 15 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Learn more

Sunday, May 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Starting a Sustainable Community-based Remote Monitoring Program: What You Need to Succeed

Coordinated by the ATA Home Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group 

This course will provide a practical approach to building a remote monitoring program. There are many studies and reports available that document the clinical, human resource and fiscal benefits of remote monitoring; however, there are few resources available to help those that wish to create or integrate a monitoring program into their existing health architecture. Many programs fail once started due to poor design. This course will provide practical, clear steps toward a sustainable, clinically excellent remote monitoring program. The presenters, established experts in the field, will share their many years' worth of combined wisdom, practical experience and lessons learned in an interactive, workshop presentation format. Learn more

How to Build an Online Primary and Urgent Care Service
Primary Care and Urgent Care play a pivotal role in the overall healthcare delivery system. Using telemedicine technologies within these front line care models optimizes provider efficiency, provides better management of patient panels, improves service to rural populations, and offers patients anytime and anywhere access. Such advances hold the promise of significantly expanding the cost effective delivery of quality medical care. Learn more

Implementing Telemedicine Transformation -  Leading People Through Change

Change management is often one of the most challenging aspects of telemedicine implementation. Learn how to mitigate and solve for problems that may arise during telemedicine implementation. Most telemedicine leaders focus on technology, workflow, and marketing. This course will focus on lessons learned at Kaiser Permanente and the critical need to address the human factor. Learn more

Telemedicine Advanced Legal Issues and Contracting

How can providers develop viable, robust telehealth business lines? This advanced discussion, lead by 4 experts from different sectors of the industry will focus on the key business decision points and legal considerations a provider should address when building a telemedicine program. This course will review contract structures, business models, compensation methodologies, patient-facing service lines, and the development of integrated networks for telehealth. Audience Q&A  and interaction will be encouraged throughout, and there will be a strong emphasis on practical solutions and real-world examples. Learn more

Telemedicine 101

Join this content-rich course that illuminates key foundational elements to building a successful telehealth program. Hear from experts on areas to assess when developing a telehealth program, the pearls and pitfalls of implementation, the policy and regulatory environment associated with telehealth, and receive answers to questions that commonly arise throughout the various stages of program development. Administrators, clinicians, IT specialists, and operation managers in the beginning or early stages of program development are encouraged to attend. Learn more

Sunday, May 15, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Accrediting Your Online Patient Consultation Program

The workshop is designed to assist organizations and other stakeholders interested in pursuing ATA Accreditation for Online Patient Consultation Programs. The workshop will review the Accreditation Standards and focus on their interpretation and intent and provide tips for writing a successful Application for Accreditation.

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