Session ID: 
193

Implementing a Statewide School-Based Telehealth Program

8:30am - 9:30am Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W207C

Description

Although healthcare services for children are available in many locations, significant disparities exist, causing families to experience barriers to accessing healthcare. This leads to inappropriate emergency department utilization and increased healthcare costs. School-based telehealth has been shown to improve academic outcomes, reduce absences, improve chronic disease control and decrease emergency room use. The application of telehealth improves efficiency of the care system by allowing multiple schools to be served by a single provider. This session will provide an overview of a successful, statewide school-based telehealth program and include information on program development, utilizing the ITIL framework. It will include a review of the “nuts and bolts” of a successful program and a discussion of barriers and lessons learned. Recommendations to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of a school-based telehealth program will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the rationale for establishing school-based telehealth programs
  • Describe the operation of a successful school-based telehealth program
  • Identify key stakeholders that must be “at the table” and involved in decision-making for implementation of a successful, school-based telehealth program
  • Recognize the policy implications and operational groundwork that must be in place to implement a successful, school-based telehealth program
  • Describe the steps involved with implementing a new school-based telehealth program

Speaker(s): 

Lead Advanced Practice Provider and Clinical Integration Specialist,
The Medical University of South Carolina
School-Based Health Manager,
Medical University of South Carolina

Audience: 

Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Population Health Management Professional
Public Health Practitioner

Level: 

Intermediate