Add an intensive half-day workshop to your ATA19 experience and accelerate your learning.

If you’re new to ATA, it’s the best way to gain a solid foundation. Intermediate users can expand their knowledge. All workshop attendees will come out feeling more prepared for their ATA19 educational journey.

You must pre-register during the conference registration process. Workshops are offered Sunday, April 14th from 8:00am – 12:00pm.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:00 – 11:30 am

Making Telehealth an Essential Component to Care Delivery for Older Adults

As the country’s population ages, older adults have higher expectations for the quality and caliber of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). We cannot ignore this population. Post-acute care accounts for more than $60 billion annually and is expected to increase dramatically. Telehealth technologies should be an obvious choice to allow older adults to age in place and bring high-quality medical providers to the patient’s home or long-term care residence. And yet, few PALTC providers use telehealth in their service models. These technologies can be used to proactively address the needs of residents within these communities by improving access to care and decreasing unnecessary transfers to hospitals or more acute settings.

To address low telehealth adoption in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care settings (PALTC), The West Health Institute convened leading telehealth organizations (e.g., Cobble Hill LifeCare, Sharp, Avera eCARE, Curavi Health, AMDA, AGS, CCHP, UCSD Health and Foley & Lardner, LLP) to create an approach to increase telehealth adoption through understanding best practices.

The result will be offered in this hands-on workshop, where experts will illustrate the value proposition of implementing telehealth in PALTC and give concrete strategies for developing successful telehealth programs. The models are specifically tailored for the PALTC environment, but the lessons learned in this interactive workshop are transferable to many settings in the healthcare continuum.

ATA is privileged to host this comprehensive program, offering attendees the first opportunity to learn from the original investigators of this project. Led by a multidisciplinary team, attendees will have a unique experience interacting and learning from leading experts. In addition, all attendees will receive a copy of West Health’s new guidebook, “A Practical Guide: Implementing Telehealth in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care.”

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the utility and importance of conducting needs and organizational readiness assessments when implementing telehealth programs.
  • Articulate the value proposition, financial, reimbursement, and legal model considerations for implementing telehealth in delivery models specific to older adults, such as PALTC.
  • Explain the various operational and staffing strategies to leverage remote medical provider expertise coupled with on-site extenders and nurses to create service offerings that are both high-quality and cost-effective for PALTC settings.

Price: Complimentary


Sunday, April 14, 2019: 8:00 – 11:30 am

Successfully Navigating the CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program Application & Review Process

This in-person workshop is designed to guide attendees step-by-step through the ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) Telemedicine Accreditation Program (TAP) application process. The workshop will illustrate the value of telemedicine accreditation, review and interpret each of the accreditation standards, and provide tips for developing a successful accreditation application.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the accreditation process and related milestones for applicant organizations.
    • Understand the Telemedicine Accreditation Program’s Standards and Guidelines and how the Standards are utilized by application reviewers.
    • Recognize appropriate evidence as required by established compliance indicators for each of the accreditation standards.

We will have limited seats and registration will be available on a first come, first served basis for participants.

Price: Complimentary


Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:00 – 11:30 am

Clinical Transformation University in Technology: Getting Your Transformation Journey Right

In this pre-conference workshop, internationally renowned practice transformation experts, Dr. (Prof) Nwando Olayiwola and Candy Magana will lead participants through a modified version of the Clinical Transformation University (CTU) program they have successfully developed at RubiconMD.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Acquire or improve skills in leading complex clinical implementations and change.
    • All participants will receive a Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education certificate upon completion of the workshop and a discount on attending the full CTU course within one year.

Space is limited to 50 participants!
Price: Early Bird Rates $300 per person until February 28, 2019, then $350 after March 1, 2019

Rubicon’s Clinical Transformation Framework was recently featured in the Harvard Health Policy Review. See the review here.