Georgia Telehealth Forum 2022

On December 2, 2022, healthcare professionals, clinicians, and technologists gathered on the beautiful Mercer University campus to hear from experts in the field as they share the latest advancements and research in telehealth. The was being hosted by the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center, Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, and Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center. 

The Future of Virtual Health Care

Jean Sumner, MD, Dean
Mercer University School of Medicine

While telehealth and in-person care each offer unique benefits and drawbacks, combined they create a synergistic model that delivers more cost-effective healthcare and satisfied patients.

The Legal Landscape of Telehealth

Michele Madison, Partner
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP 

Where are we now? Focusing on the future of telehealth, beyond the public health emergency and into 2023. Hear about policy and legislative updates that impact the continuation and expansion of digital health care within your communities. Download Presentation

Remote Patient Monitoring for CHF Patients

Laura Mrazik, MPH,
Telehealth Coordinator
Maine General Health, Augusta, Maine

 In January 2020, Maine General launched a remote patient monitoring pilot to monitor CHF patients after hospital discharge. In May and June 2022, Maine General achieved a CMS-CHF readmission rate of 0% compared with 20% and 26.7% in the same months the prior year. Overall CHF readmission rate has hit 0% in four of the last nine months. Download Presentation

Health Care Interoperability: Looking Forward

Dominic H. Mack, M.D., MBA,
Professor, Family Medicine Director
National Center for Primary Care,
Morehouse School of Medicine

There is a shift towards a national health IT infrastructure with a focus on data standardization and EHR interoperability, the shift moves us toward lower costs, increased efficiencies, and improved patient coordination and satisfaction. Download Presentation

Cybersecurity and Patient Data

Michael Barker, CISSP, CISA, LPI
Senior Program Manager, Cybersecurity
Georgia Institute of Technology 

Virtual health care uses technologies that are vulnerable to cyber threats like any other information technology (IT) services. Health systems and clinicians can use a variety of cybersecurity techniques and best practices to protect their privacy and keep patient data secure. Download Presentation