gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Conference April 6-7, 2015

gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Conference April 6-7, 2015

Save the date! The 2015 Regional Telehealth Conference will be held April 6-7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

gpTRAC is excited to again offer an opportunity for the region’s healthcare community to come together to network and learn more about making a difference through telehealth services. This 1.5 day forum offers the opportunity to learn from both regional and national experts as they share their stories and experiences in developing and implementing telehealth to meet the needs of their area.  Click on the FORUM tab above to access additional event details.

We look forward to seeing you in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Please call us at 888-239-7092 if you have any questions.

REGISTER TODAY

2015 Regional Telehealth Conference

 

Telehealth Educational Opportunity – August 6, 2014

Come and join us for a telemedicine educational event, August 6, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Medical Society (TCMS) and gpTRAC.  If you want to learn from Bryan Burke, MD, a pediatrician with one of the more successful telemedicine programs in the country (University of Arkansas) and network with others who also have an interest in the field of telemedicine, this is an event for you.  Click on the image for further details and to find out how to register.  Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Call for Presentations: gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum 2014

Telehealth & HIT:  Partners in Patient Care
gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum
April 3-4, 2014

The Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center (gpTRAC) has opened the Call for Presentations for this year’s Telehealth Forum.

We are looking for presentations that support this year’s theme and can:
1) expand the understanding that telehealth is indeed a technology that creates and uses various kinds of health information in the care of a patient;
2) share how an organization intertwined their  telehealth services with their HIT services;
3) encourage others to look to their own organizations and say “We should do that too!”.

Anyone with expertise is invited to submit an abstract.  Click here for more guidance and directions surrounding your submission and to access the abstract form.

Forum Registration: Watch for the official registration information…coming soon!!
Hotel Registration: Click here to make your room reservations at the Embassy Suites, Minneapolis, Airport/Mall of America. There is a limited number of rooms reserved for this event.

If you have any questions, please email gptrac@umn.edu or call 888-239-7092.
We are looking forward to a great event!

 

Start-up Seminar for UMN Researchers 12/3

From the University of Minnesota office of Technology Commercialization:
Start-up Seminar: Your role in the company

University of Minnesota researchers are invited to this free event that will feature a panel of researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss a faculty member’s role in a start-up company and answer questions about conflict of interest.  Enjoy complementary refreshments at this excellent networking opportunity.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
McNamara Alumni Center – Maroon and Gold Room
200 Southeast Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more information on registration:  Register Here

September Telehealth Webinar, September 19, 2013

The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers

PRESENTS:

Use of In-Home Monitoring Technology in Complex Care Coordination

Please join us Thursday, September 19th, for this exciting webinar topic.  The presenter will explain how the rural Hawaii Island Beacon Community engaged complex patients to self manage their chronic conditions which significantly improved their health status and reduced their cost of care.by using a methodical and holistic approach.
There is NO need to pre-register!
 

Click here to learn more and access the webinar.

 

– The gpTRAC team

Telehealth Education at the State Fair: A History

The State Fair countdown continues! Today, we take a look back at the history of telemedicine education at the Minnesota State Fair.

The video below illustrates the development of telemedicine educational program at the Minnesota State Fair over the past ten years. The program started in 2002 under the direction of the Minnesota Telehealth Network and since 2009 has been directed by gpTRAC. Every year gpTRAC hosts a “patient awareness booth” at the fair, educating fairgoers about telemedicine services.

The goals of this event are:

1) To increase the general awareness among fairgoers about the capabilities and availability of telemedicine services, and

2) To increase the awareness of skin cancers and the importance of regular communications with healthcare providers about this dangerous disease.

The telemedicine services are provided free of charge in the University of Minnesota building on the State Fair grounds, which connects to the University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology via the University’s gigabit network.

gpTRAC will be in the University of Minnesota tent again during the 2013 State Fair, continuing the tradition. Come stop by and visit us August 22-30!

August Telehealth Webinar: August 15, 2013

August 2013 Webinar
The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers

PRESENTS:
The Virtual Dental Home: Implications for Policy & Strategy

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 15, to watch a unique presentation on how  geographically distributed telehealth  teams can create a virtual dental home.  The presenter, Paul Glassman, Director of Community Oral Health at the University of the Pacific will discuss how the dental home can help achieve the goals of the “triple Aim” and the surrounding policy issues.

There is NO need to pre-register!
Click here to learn more and access the webinar.

– The gpTRAC team

gpTRAC teaches HIT @ Scrubs Academy

Every year in late June the University of North Dakota Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health hosts a 3 day camp for middle school students interested in the health sciences called Scrubs Academy.  Scrubs Academy encourages students from across North Dakota to pursue a career in healthcare.  Through hands on and interactive activities students are exposed to healthcare disciples and professions including Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Mental Health, Dental, Rad Tech, Neuroscience, Nursing, Forensic Pathology, Sleep Medicine, and now… HIT!  For the last two years gpTRAC has partnered with Scrubs Academy to teach a workshop on HIT, Telehealth, and Telemedicine.  This year, after learning definitions and applications of HIT and Telehealth, students took on the roll of HIT Innovators in 2050, designing and pitching products they think could improve health and the healthcare system.  From laser smartphone apps, to 3D virtual doctor projections, to pillows that calm brain waves into REM sleep, our socks were knocked off by how creative these future healthcare leaders are!

Regional Telehealth Forum April 15-16: Still Time!

Only 1 Week To Go!  Register Today!!… There is still time to sign up to attend the gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum.  Our theme, Telehealth Strategies, is a great over-arching statement of the kinds of presentations you’ll experience.  Click here for the program.  The registration rate is $200 and we will be excited to have you register at any point, including the day of the event. Don’t miss out on this great event!  Click here to go to the forum registration page at www.gptrac.org, then click on the Registration links on the left.  We have put together a very exciting schedule!  Come learn from our keynote speakers Carl Taylor (Fraser Institute for Health Research) and Rob Sprang (Kentucky TeleCare) and other telehealth experts from around the region and nation. 

FREE Post-Forum Event:  Immediately following the conclusion of the Regional Forum, Polycom is hosting a Grant Writing Workshop.  Click here for the workshop flyer.  There is no cost to attend, HOWEVER, registration is required as space is limited.  Please contact gpTRAC directly if you are interested in participating. 

Hotel Registration:  There may still be rooms available, but they are on a first come basis.  Once the block is gone, its gone!  Please click here to make your room reservations right away. 

If you have any questions, please email Zoi at gptrac@umn.edu or call 888-239-7092.  We will be happy to help you!

TRC Webinar 11/14: Telehealth Marketing

The National Telehealth Webinar Series Presented by the National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers PRESENTS:

Telehealth Marketing – the Path to Patients, Profits and PR
Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:00 AM HST, 10:00 AM AKST, 11:00 AM PST, 12:00 PM MST, 1:00 PM CST, 2:00 PM EST

About this program:
• How poor marketing limits telehealth adoption and growth.
• Common telehealth marketing mistakes AND what you can do about them.
• The best way to bring telehealth into a conversation.
• How to create messages that get people’s attention.
• How to get the maximum results from your marketing efforts.

 Presented by:
Nirav Desai – Founder and CEO, Hands On Telehealth

As the CEO of Hands On Telehealth, Nirav Desai hosts a web-based interview show where leaders in the telehealth industry share their expertise and success strategies. He authored a free eBook “The 10 Secrets of Telehealth Success” at (http://www.handsontelehealth.com/freebook) and publishes a weekly digital newsletter focused on practical issues in telehealth. Nirav also consults with providers, payors, and telehealth companies to grow their telehealth businesses quickly and profitably.

To join this webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/sbtelehealth/

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The National Telehealth Webinar Series provides timely information to support and guide the development of your telehealth program by experienced telehealth professionals from the HRSA-designated Telehealth Resource Centers. These webinars are FREE to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Brought to you by the National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers