On-demand Webcast

The Business of Telemedicine

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On-demand Webcast

Cost: Free

Join us for this live webinar for insights into the business case for implementing telemedicine, and to learn how it can benefit you and your practice. Understand how to assess your practice readiness, and hear about peripheral devices that enable virtual physical exams and resources offering objective assessments of those technologies. Plus, get connected with AAFP and Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) resources to help you understand how to incorporate telemedicine and telehealth capabilities in your practice.  

About the Webcast

The Business of Telemedicine

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  • Explore the benefits and barriers of telehealth for family physicians
  • Examine the business case for and evaluation of telehealth
  • Identify the necessary components of an organizational assessment for telehealth readiness by examining one such tool (eSTART)
  • Review technical advances in telehealth to increase familiarity with existing technologies and capabilities in the telehealth domain
  • Gain a clear understanding of how HIPAA applies within telehealth

Estimated time required to complete the full webcast: 60 minutes

Original release date of webcast: March 30, 2018.

Presenting Faculty

Janine Gracy, MSE, CHES, CPP
Project Director, Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

Janine Gracy is the Director of the Heartland Telehealth Resource Center serving Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  She has spent her career in the field of health sciences, leading organizations and communities in public health initiatives and the strategic planning process.  She has extensive experience in program development, organizational management, grant writing and building the capacity of individuals and organizations through leadership, coaching and best practice training.  Janine has a Master of Science in Education, a Bachelor of Science in Education, both in Health Sciences from the University of Kansas.  She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Prevention Professional.   Janine is a former school board member and serves on the Kansas Family Partnership Board of Directors as President-Elect and the House Corporation Board of Directors for Delta Delta Delta at the University of Kansas.  She grew up in rural Kansas and is a champion of programs concerning health care access, public education, and youth development. 


The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

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