At one healthcare facility, a team consisting of clinic managers, providers, billing personnel, electronic health record technicians, and a registered nurse worked to create a pilot Rural Health Clinic "telespecialty" care program for specialty services such as cardiology, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular surgical services utilizing telehealth carts and a nurse as the “telepresenter.” This team shares emerging processes, workflows, and lessons learned from implementation. Barriers and challenges are discussed as well as successes and next steps.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 5/21/2024.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to outline the workflow development process for a rural health clinic telespecialty originating site program.
Creation of a Telehealth Originating Site Program to Increase Access to Specialty Care in Rural Health Clinics