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Next Generation Telemedicine in Georgia: The Children’s Success Story: Impacting All of GA


D.D. Fritch-Levens, MSN, MHA, RN
Director of Contact Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth

Program Description

The goal of the Next Generation Telemedicine Webinars is to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentations from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation includes the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patient cases and outcomes are presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services.

It is well known how difficult it is to recruit specialists; especially pediatric specialists to practice in rural communities. Some rural communities across Georgia have found a solution: harness the power of technology to bring pediatric specialty care to children in their communities. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) desires that all of Georgia's children have access to the care that they need and telecommunications technology is providing one avenue for specialty care to reach children that have been unreachable in the past.

The expertise of Children's pediatric specialists is now available to patients and healthcare providers through telemedicine. An easy-to-use service, telemedicine offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video.

On-Demand Evaluation Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPTChildrensondemand

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the deficit of pediatric specialty care in rural areas and the effect on both patients and a rural physician's practice.
- Detail how the use of telehealth can help deliver more efficient diagnosis, treatment, and care management of pediatric patients in need of specialty care.
- Interact with the administrator of a Pediatric Medical Center who has successfully launched a telehealth program and improved access to care to underserved children across the state.

Continuing Education

SOWEGA-AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity awards 1.0 contact hour. Approved Provider #5-157. Activity # 2014-18A.

On-Demand Nursing Hour Expires 12.08.15.
Submission of evaluation and successful completion of post-test (75% or better) required for certificates.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and SOWEGA-AHEC. TRMC is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TRMC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM).
On-Demand CME Hour Expires 12.08.15.

Submission of evaluation and successful completion of post-test (75% or better) required for certificates.

On-Demand Evaluation Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPTChildrensondemand

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


On Demand
Original program date: Dec 9, 2014

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Children & Adolescents