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Convention 2015: Intro to Telemedicine for UC Operators and Clinicians

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Introduction to Telemedicine for Urgent Care Operators and Clinicians

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 30, 2015

Course Objectives:                    

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:                

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the current state of telehealth/telemedicine in the US.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the complementary features of urgent care and telehealth/telemedicine.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to explain the current state of reimbursement, both CMS and third party payor, with regard to telehealth/telemedicine.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the current state of medical and healthcare licensure and program certification regarding telehealth/telemedicine in the US.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the evolving role of telehealth/telemedicine in the treatment and management of chronic disease (eg, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, etc.).

Faculty Bio:

Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHCM, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, MeMD, Inc.

Dr. Lorenzo is the Chief Medical Officer of MeMD, a telehealth company based in Scottsdale, AZ. He received his BS with Honors from Creighton University in 1984, his MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine with High Distinction in 1988, his CPE (Certified Physician Executive) in 2011, and his Master of Science in Healthcare Management with High Distinction from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014. He is subspecialty, fellowship trained, and board certified neurologist with clinical training at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Lorenzo has been a serial publishing, healthcare technology, healthcare legal, and clinical healthcare entrepreneur for over 25 years. He founded an urgent care staffing company and was its CEO/President from 1989-1995. In 1995 he founded, and is the current CEO, of a healthcare clinical, legal, publishing, and technology consulting firm. He has also served as the Co-Founder, CEO, President, COO, Chief Publishing Officer, and other senior executive positions for Boston Medical Publishing (acquired by McGraw-Hill in 2005), eMedicine (acquired by WebMD in 2006), and Pearlsreview (acquired by Gannett in 2008). He served as a Senior Consultant and Interim CEO and President to HygeiaTel (July 2013 – January 2014), a telehealth/remote health monitoring technology firm. Dr. Lorenzo also served as the Interim CEO and President of NeuroTek Medical (May – September 2014), a medical device company. Dr. Lorenzo has over 25 years of live lecture, traditional publishing, and online health education experience and has presented over 1000 live lecture courses over this time period. He has also been interviewed multiple times by the written and television press regarding clinical issues and healthcare technology. He has been extensively published (nearly 300 publications) in journals, books, online medical references, and the lay press.

Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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