MATRC hosts an annual Regional Telehealth Summit. Select the year to read an overview of the theme. Click on the title bar for each year to be directed to the Summit mobile app page where you will find the full agenda, handouts, posters, presenter information, links to screencasts and videos for select sessions and more.
Launching Into Telehealth 2020 is a virtual conference being co-hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) and the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) as an alternative to having to cancel our annual in-person events due to COVID-19 considerations.
In light of all that has transpired over the past few weeks with the progression of COVID-19 throughout the country, and with the uncertainty of what lies ahead for the next few months, we made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Summit and not attempt to reschedule for later in the year. We will be announcing our 2021 dates as soon as hotel venues begin accepting contracts for events again.
We are at a tipping point! The exponential growth of technological innovations and its confluence with recent policy shifts are paving the way for dramatic changes in how we deliver health care and influence health behaviors. We have already moved beyond traditional “telemedicine” solutions, to its integration with powerful sensors as part of the “Internet of Things”; its ability to incorporate predictive analytics and artificial intelligence; and soon its ability to leverage 5th Generation (5G) fixed wireless and mobile broadband networks. Where are we going with this digital connected care revolution? How might the convergence of these technologies impact the health of populations and begin to mitigate our greatest health challenges? And perhaps even more importantly, how do we begin to create viable models within our current work settings?
Departing from a more traditional plenary session format, the 2018 MATRC Telehealth Summit will draw you into lively discussion and challenge your current understanding of hot topics such as privacy, security, HIPAA, standards of care, quality of care, informed consent, and licensure as they relate to telehealth.
How do we reduce costs and increase value, improve patients' experiences and outcomes, apply and integrate new technologies into clinical practice, and create greater access to quality healthcare? These goals require us to focus on both quality and innovation at the same time, but can we have both? Quality involves adherence to standards, application of best practices and the elimination of errors.
The Affordable Care Act has created the impetus for health care in the United States to undergo rapid changes that aim to improve care coordination, provide new service models, and expand access to care. Many organizations are forming Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), implementing bundled payments, and putting into place new models of care delivery, such as patient-centered medical homes and integrated healthcare networks.
Perhaps in no other area has technology had as profound an impact as in health care. The 2015 MATRC Telehealth Summit will explore how the partnership of human innovation and technological advancements is both shaping and transforming the future of healthcare. Join us as we take a closer look at the role of telehealth in a world that is moving from a traditional encounter based model of care that rewards volume to a new value-based, data-driven, patient-centered care model that rewards improved patient and population-based health outcomes.
The 2014 MATRC Summit examines the ways in which telehealth adds value to patients, practitioners, hospitals, health systems and other facilities. Participants will explore the concept of "value-addded" through a highly interactive program that is build around the case history of "Mr. Doe" as he meanders through primary care, inpatient hospitalization and post-discharge environs. The Summit will conclude with a session on financial and business models for providing telehealth services.
The second Annual MATRC Summit took place March 17 - 19, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. The theme of the Summit was "Telehealth and the Affordable Care Act: Challenges and Opportunities".