Session ID: 
93

Behavioral Health: A Launchpad for Enterprise Telehealth

6:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Palazzo E

Description

As telemedicine continues to change how providers interact with their patients, organizations are expanding already existing telehealth programs or are investing in telehealth technology. Introducing Behavioral Health services via telemedicine can have an immediate impact on a wellbeing of the patient population. Focusing on one service line, Behavioral Health, this session will walk through how Mass General Hospital (MGH) has successfully implemented and continues to grow their telehealth program - beginning with building a strategy through to growing the patient population. Due to the ever-changing regulatory telemedicine landscape, a special focus will be placed on the necessary legal considerations when developing a program. Presenters will also touch on a recent expansion of the program to reach island residents and a tourist population off the coast of Massachusetts as well as the new NQF guidelines and how MGH has embarked on implementing the new measures.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Formulate Strategies for Launching Telemedicine Programming
  • Analyze Barriers to Telemedicine Adoption and Discuss Solutions to Overcome Obstacles
  • Discuss Legal Considerations when Launching a Telemedicine Program, including State-based regulations, Privacy Policies, Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback and more
  • Demonstrate Value Achieved from Introducing a New Telemedicine Program Designed to Improve Patient Access to Behavioral Health from the ED in Remote and Island Areas
  • Analyze Program Effectiveness Using New National Quality Forum Measures to be Released in Fall 2017

Speaker(s): 

Partner and Chair of Telemedicine and Virtual Care Practice,
Foley & Lardner
Director, Center for TeleHealth,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience: 

C-Suite
Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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