There’s been a lot of buzz around telehealth recently as stakeholders brainstorm methods for expanding access to healthcare in rural areas. So that you can familiarize yourself with this dynamic field, Kathy Wibberly (of the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center) has put together a presentation on some of the history and latest innovations in telemedicine. We may even start seeing some of these creative solutions supporting your patients’ health and well-being in the near future!
Fall graduations are now behind us, and that means a cadre of newly minted healthcare professionals are now entering the workforce. With that in mind, we wanted to share some information from the Virginia Department of Health‘s Office of Health Equity on health workforce incentive programs.
Healthcare providers face many challenges in the field, but one of the most difficult remains how to communicate a difficult diagnosis to a patient. We were privileged to have Dr. Thomas Bishop lead us through a session at Head for the Hills 2016 on approaches providers can take to communicate bad news more effectively. For those of you who were not able to join us at the conference this year, Dr. Bishop’s presentation can be found below.
Our speakers presented on a variety of topics at Head for the Hills 2016, but perhaps one of our most timely sessions was offered by Dr. Lorenzo Pence. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can probably all agree that big changes will be coming to the realm of healthcare in 2017 and beyond.
Often considered the faces of the healthcare industry, there is no denying the pressure for excellence placed on current and future providers of healthcare services. In the attached presentation, you will find an overview of the policies influencing graduate medical education today, as well some exciting insights on new programs meant to help future professionals become leaders in the field, an increasingly important position in these times of change.
Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to share Dr. Kathy Hosig’s presentation, Nutrition Tips for your Patients, which was initially presented at Head for the Hills 2016. She has also provided a handy guide on practical eating tips that can be distributed to clients.
Dr. Hosig is the Director of The Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research, as well as an associate professor in the Population Health Sciences department.
Did you miss out on GMEC’s annual conference, Head for the Hills, this year? Luckily for you, our featured speakers are generously permitting us to share some of their content over the next few weeks so that all of our providers can stay up-to-date with the latest information from experts statewide.
We’ll start this week with Dr. Sarah Hazelwood’s presentation, titled Don’t Head for The Hills: Managing Psychotropic Side Effects in the Primary Care Setting.