UC Hosts Third Annual National Telehealth Conference

The third National Telehealth Conference was held March 24-25 at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing, in a partnership with UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and other regional partners. The theme of this year’s conference was “Realizing Value in a Rapidly Changing Environment.”

The event featured six specialized tracks, including a new one this year focusing on pediatrics. Speakers included UC Academic Health Center faculty and UC Health clinicians and administrators, as well as other national experts from eight different states, including Alaska. About 100 people attended the conference, which was held at the UC College of Nursing in Procter Hall.

“The future of health care is people understanding the value of telehealth,” says Greer Glazer, UC College of Nursing dean in remarks opening the conference. “We all know the problems that we’ve got in health care with cost, accessibility and quality. Telehealth technology can be expensive, but this does provide an opportunity for us to address complex health care issues, creating value for the overall system.”

The experiential learning nature of the conference provided health care providers, administrators, faculty and other innovators the opportunity to review telehealth applications in action. There were engaging sessions for telehealth novices to advanced providers looking for new partnership ideas and outcomes that may be incorporated into their own operations.

Allison Heddon, manager and co-lead, Center for Clinical Technology presented the keynote address, “Virtual Health Taking the Next Step.”

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