Greetings friends! This year’s gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum was a great success, and we have YOU to thank for it! Over 100 people attended 18 presentations and panel discussions and visited with 20 vendors over the day and a half conference last month in Minneapolis.
Keynote lectures from Carl Taylor on “Connecting with a Purpose” and Rob Sprang on the Future of telehealth and healthcare
Modeling telehealh business strategies including healthcare cost savings plans, sustainable telehealth workflow solutions, and the development and propogation of innovation centers
Exploring “out of the box” telehealth strategies including desktop video consultations to nursing home residents, telemedicine and the Department of Defense, and Project Access Epilepsy in rural Nebraska
Telehealth implementation strategies including the use telehealth for chronic disease management and diabetes management, and success stories from U of MN’s Amplatz Childrens Hospital and Fairview’s Telemedicine ICU Hub, and
And supporting telehealth strategies including preparing providers to use telehealth technology, smartphone-telehealth mobility, and the importance of broadband and the FCC’s healthcare connect program.
Additionally, participants heard from two group panels on home telehealth solutions and mental health care solutions, and participated in a post-forum grant writing workshop sponsored by Polycom.
Every individual brought with them their organization’s latest and best telehealth strategies, and the collaborative discussion and learning that took place as those ideas spread was inspiring. We would especially like to thank this year’s sponsors, exhibitors and presenters for their contributions to the 2013 gpTRAC Regional Forum. We look forward to continuing to support the Great Plains Region throughout the coming year and have already begun planning next year’s Regional Telehealth Forum… details to come!
gpTRAC staff and volunteers
Looking for downloadable copies of the 2013 gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum presentations? Find those here.
Additional questions or comments about the 2013 gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum? As always, feel to contact gpTRAC through our website or by phone at 888-239-7092.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-239-7092. We will be happy to help you!
At this years gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum we are also pleased to present Rob Sprang, Director of Kentucky Telecare for a keynote talk on the evolution and future of Telehealth.
Telehealth is the result of the emergence of modern communication/information technology and the need to extend limited healthcare resources to meet a nearly unlimited demand. The most basic ideal behind telehealth technology is to “get the right care to the right people at the right time in the right place”. The modern era of telehealth began in the early to mid-1990’s when federal grant programs began to fund new initiatives. Interactive videoconference technology had begun to develop in higher education, allowing colleges and universities to reach potential students in non-traditional, off-campus locations. Early telehealth initiatives often began at academic medical centers who were familiar with videoconference technology from academic extension programs and now wanted to use that same technology to extend the reach of clinical faculty to patients who would not, or could not travel to the academic medical center. Since those early years, technology has evolved, legal and regulatory barriers have been addressed, and the concept of telehealth has become familiar to many more people, but the industry is on the brink of dramatic change and the Accountable Care Act is just one catalyst that could help telehealth achieve its true potential.
April 1 marks the end of the early-bird registration rate. Don’t miss out! Go to the forum registration page on our website for details and forms. We also offer a special student rate for those actively enrolled as full-time college students.
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.
Hotel Registration: The block of rooms are also available through April 1. Rooms are $99 and are on a first come basis.
Post-Forum Event: Immediately following the conclusion of the Regional Forum, Polycom is hosting a Grant Writing Workshop. This is a separate event. There is no cost to attend, HOWEVER, registration is required as space is limited. Please contact if you are interested in participating.