Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.0 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Telemedicine, the application of medical care from a distance, is an important and growing area of medicine in the long term care field. The potential of home monitoring of biometric data and clinical information is large and growing. Long term care providers will need some working knowledge of how this new practice model may impact the care of their patients. This type of technology may impact skilled nursing, senior living and assisted living facilities. This session will discuss the evidence behind this growing area of practice. It will also discuss how this telemedicine may work with a long term care provider or primary care provider doing long term care. How the medical director may be involved with telemedicine as it expands into skilled nursing and some of the challenges of monitoring frail patients and how this integrates into practice will be reviewed.
Review the evidence behind using telemedicine and its impact on hospitalization.
Describe the potential types of telemedicine and how it might be used in long term care.
Discuss the potential challenges of monitoring patients using telemedicine.
Speakers(s): Paul Y.Takahashi, MD, CMD; Gregory J. Hanson, MD; Jennifer Pecina, MD
Disclosure(s): Paul Y. Takahashi, MD, CMD - Intel and GE Healthcare: Both companies support ongoing telemedicine efforts at Mayo Clinic Jennifer Pecina, MD - Intel and GE Healthcare: Both companies support ongoing telemedicine efforts at Mayo Clinic Gregory J. Hanson, MD - Intel and GE Healthcare: Both support ongoing research in telemedicine