Webinar – Embracing Telehealth for O&P Patients: A Team-Based Approach
Date and Time
In recent months, healthcare delivery systems have not only been forced to change, they have been forced to do it quickly. Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was only a small part of everyday operations for most physicians. With the emergence of COVID-19, however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services temporarily loosened its restrictions around telehealth services to allow for continued access to care while maintaining the safety and well-being of employees and patients.
Treating patients who require prosthetic and/or orthotic (O&P) rehabilitation virtually can present unique challenges for physicians. We invite you to learn from providers who are coming together to offer a team-based approach to virtual care. In this session, Dr. Ben Branch, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will lead a discussion on best practices for triaging rehab patients and providing a continuity of care through virtual visits. A panel of O&P clinical experts will then join Dr. Branch to dive into clinical considerations and the impact telehealth can have on this patient population, today and in the future.
Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:
- Describe current challenges facing patients with prosthetic and/or orthotic needs
- Recognize the utility of Telehealth visits
- Recall concepts to improve the remote patient experience and enhance inter-disciplinary care
- Outline ideas to improve the delivery of patient care
Molly McCoy, L/CPO
Clinical Documentation Improvement, Hanger Clinic
With over 20 years of experience in the field, she has worked as a clinician, educator, and technical adviser in all settings from independent small practices to level one trauma hospitals, nursing and rehab centers, and pediatric outpatient specialty clinics. In her role at Hanger Clinic, she is focused on driving a culture change in O&P, supporting the idea that documentation is an integral part of patient care. When done right, it engages patients and referring physicians in care and provides context for O&P devices in overall health improvement.
Benjamin F. Branch, DO
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Branch is a Board Certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practicing in Portland, Maine. He is focused on maximizing function, helping achieve the highest quality of life, and reaching the best possible outcome after a disabling injury or illness for his patients.
John J. Voll, CPO
Clinic Manager, Hanger Clinic – Waterville, Maine
John has been a practicing board-certified prosthetist/orthotist since 2013. Before becoming a prosthetist/orthotist, John worked both as an Athletic Trainer and a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP (D)
Director, Clinical Research, Hanger Clinic
Dr. Wurdeman has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his research work, he continues to manage a patient case load with Hanger Clinic.
Course and CME Credit
Course Fee (if credit is desired): $25
Credits Available: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
To be eligible to receive CME credit, participants must individually register and log in with their customized confirmation, complete an attestation and survey following the webinar.
Lily Komraus, MS | Professional Education Manager
[email protected] or (512) 777-3599
Designation Statement: The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Accreditation Statement: This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education and Hanger Clinic. The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cancellation Policy: If the course is cancelled by Hanger Clinic, attendees will be notified via email and receive a full refund. Full refunds are available for attendees if a written request is received within 48 hours of registering for the event. After this date, refunds are not available.
September 23–26, 2020
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