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.
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 Presentationsfor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-239-7092.
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!
Just before Thanksgiving the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) hosted two policy discussion groups focusing on health information technology and long term care. gpTRAC was one of the organizations representing the telehealth perspective in these discussions. Click here for additional information.