Florida Tech, Scott Center for Autism Treatment Host Telehealth Forum Nov. 12

Topics Include School-Based Telehealth, Insurance Reimbursement, Legal Considerations             

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech and the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center are partnering to deliver a daylong forum on telehealth, the increasingly important practice that uses technology to provide a wide range of health care services including diagnosis, management and education.

The Florida Telehealth Forum is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Florida Tech’s Hartley Room. The one-day intensive event is designed to deliver insights and practical strategies for implementing telehealth services in a variety of settings. The Forum is ideal for healthcare professionals, administrators and students who want to learn more about how to develop or expand telehealth technologies to improve patient outcomes.

Professionals at the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC) will present the following topics: school-based telehealth programs; child and adolescent telehealth behavioral services; insurance reimbursement; ROI for your program; legal considerations; and successful grant writing strategies.

Based in Waycross, Georgia, and serving a region comprised of Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina, SETRC provides insight and direction regarding the advancement of telehealth and encourages collaboration among existing telehealth networks and programs. Its role is meant to be complementary to the activities of telemedicine programs in the Southeast, such as the autism telehealth program at Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment.

“SETRC and the Scott Center share a mission to foster the widespread application of educational and clinical support services through telehealth programs,” said Boyd Mark, the Scott Center’s director of telehealth.

The Scott Center’s Telehealth Program provides consultation and services through remote technology such as video conferencing, mobile phones, and internet portals. Telehealth offers the same benefits of meeting with your provider in their office, only now you can do it from your own home.

“The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is honored to participate in this event as part of our ongoing telehealth mission to provide autism treatment services to a wider audience nationwide,” said Lisa Steelman, dean of Florida Tech’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, under which the Scott Center operates.

Continuing Education Credits are available for eligible Forum participants.

Tickets are $49 for a full day and $29 for a half-day. Register and get more information, including an agenda, at www.TheScottCenter.org.


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