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AMDA's 2015 Annual Conference


B40 - Using Telemedicine to Reduce Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents


Mar 20, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 20, 2015 3:00pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Session Description:
This session will provide the knowledge and skills to organize, plan, and implement telemedicine technology to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe how telemedicine can be used to perform remote assessments of nursing home residents experiencing acute changes in condition
  • Analyze the value of telemedicine in reducing potentially avoidable hospital admissions
  • Organize, plan, and implement telemedicine technology into nursing homes in order to reduce potentially avoidable hospital admissions

Speaker(s):
Steven M. Handler, MD, PhD, CMD
Kathryn M. Lanz, DNP, ANP, GNP

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
1. Edirippulige S, Martin-Khan M, Beattie E, Smith AC, Gray LC. A systematic review of telemedicine services for residents in long term care facilities. J Telemed Telecare. 2013. 2. Grabowski DC, O'Malley AJ. Use of telemedicine can reduce hospitalizations of nursing home residents and generate savings for Medicare. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014; 33 (2): 244-50.

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