March 1, 2018 Webinar on Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue and Closing Care Gaps

Essentia Health, Minnesota's largest rural healthcare provider, will outline its six-year-old telehealth initiative that is improving quality and reducing costs for its rural patients during a March 1, 2018 webcast sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, February 07, 2018 --( Essentia Health, which provides over 30 telehealth services at more than 40 sites to expand access to care for its rural patients, will detail how telehealth is moving the needle on key clinical, financial and quality metrics during "Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue," a March 1, 2018 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

During the 45-minute program, Minnesota's largest rural healthcare provider will provide a roadmap of the telehealth program's implementation, challenges and successes as well as details on its new key components.

Essentia's telehealth program has more than 200 participating physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals and conducts 5,000 patient visits annually.

Following the live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for educational and training purposes.

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News Facts:

Scheduled Speaker: Maureen Ideker, RN, BSN, MBA, senior advisor for telehealth at Essentia Health.

Program Details: Webinar participants will learn the following about Essentia Health's telehealth program:

- Engaging providers in the telehealth model of care;

- Addressing equipment maintenance and update concerns;

- Overcoming telehealth challenges related to billing, payor rules and state regulations;

- Managing a program of this scope with just three full-time equivalents;

- Moving the needle on financial and quality measures, from the financial health of its rural clinics to the impact on readmissions, patient no-show rates and patient clinical and quality metrics; and

- Addressing the unique needs of prescription opioid addiction through telehealth visits with clinical pharmacists for opioid tapering dosing.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on March 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; 'On-Demand' replay available March 2, 2018; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available March 22, 2018. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

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"According to January 2018 telehealth metrics by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, 61 percent of healthcare organizations offer virtual physician visits, which are by far respondents' primary clinical application of telehealth. Additionally, residents of rural areas placed among top targeted populations for telehealth. As the number of applications for telehealth explodes, Essentia's experience will help to guide healthcare organizations into this technical realm that is dramatically transforming the healthcare space." -Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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