1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**
CEU forms available for download during webinar
During the COVID-19 pandemic healthcare systems faced challenges beyond imagination. Adapting to these challenges has meant a paradigm shift to how and where healthcare is provided, with a goal of keeping people out of the hospital and in their homes. Virtual healthcare (i.e. Telehealth) has rapidly become the standard of care when in-person assessments are avoidable.
While telehealth offers many advantages, such as minimizing infection risk, and simplifying transportation for many patients, it introduces a new potential for disparities in care for populations without access to stable, high-speed internet connection. Addressing this issue requires creative, out-of-the box thinking, for how and where to offer access to safe telehealth.
In this webinar, a case study for using libraries as a location for local residents to access telehealth appointments will be presented. Considerations for configuring alternative locations for telehealth delivery, such as infection control & prevention, accessibility, and privacy needs, will be discussed.
Megan E. Denham, MAEd., Senior Research Associate, Health Emerging & Advanced Technology, ICL, Georgia Tech Research Institute, CACP, Ivan Allen College, GA Tech; Pediatric Fellow, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Pediatric Technology Center
Megan Denham is a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She has a joint appointment with the Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Communications Policy, and is a Pediatric Fellow with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center. Ms. Denham also serves on the Board for the Institute for Pediatric Innovation. Ms. Denham’s core research interests include improving healthcare systems by providing safer, more efficient patient-centered care, supporting healthcare paradigm shift to virtual care, and utilizing data analytics to target and intervene with population health disparities. During the course of her career, she has continuously evaluated problems by looking at the surrounding context including technology, care culture process and the environment of care. This approach to research led to involvement in critical health initiatives, including the fight against COVID-19.