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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.
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
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.