Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telepractice in hearing healthcare will be an invaluable addition to current clinical practice, when patients are faced with barriers such as long-distance travel and access to Audiologists. This presentation will include the rationale for establishing a teleaudiology program as well as identifying the equipment requirements and training critical personnel. The session will address licensure, coding and reimbursement, and HIPAA issues. Helpful tips will be presented to creating a successful telepractice in audiology. These key performance indicators are foundational for the success of a telepractice.
Course created on January 9, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the need for telepractice in their clinic to provide better patient care.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the skills needed to set up a successful teleaudiology practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how implementation of teleaudiology can change the patient care model in an audiology clinic.
|5-15 Minutes||Cost of doing business|
|15-45 Minutes||Establishment of telepractice: nuts and bolts|
|45-55 Minutes||How to establish a successful practice|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD
Dr. Bopanna Ballachanda has years of experiences working in many of his clinics in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. He was instrumental in establishing a diagnostic and dispensing practice using teleaudiology to reach patients in a rural area of New Mexico, as well as supplementing clinical activities in a busy clinic.
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