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Training

The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) has been hosting in-person telemedicine training events for over 20 years with approximately 1000 participants.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of that changed seemingly overnight, and not only for ATP, but for many organizations across all industries.  As the Distance Education and Event Coordinator for ATP, it was time to think outside the box and get creative. We already had a platform for hosting hour-long webinars, but could we transition an all-day, traditionally in-person training program utilizing the same platform?

Online Course: “Developing Telemedicine Services”

Open Enrollment

The national award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), headquartered at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, Arizona, will conduct a major, online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers, administrators, and educators, titled: “Developing Telemedicine Services,” on Monday, March 23, 2020.  “Telemedicine is a key capability for healthcare providers and the community they serve to slow the spread of the COVID-19,” notes Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, a pioneer in telemedicine and founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. The ATP has been producing in-person telemedicine and telehealth training programs for the past 20 years. Thousands of individuals, from hundreds of healthcare organizations, have attended these programs and given them high marks.  “Now, in response to the COVID-19 pardemic, we are taking the course online for the first time.”  He added,  “Obviously, this will open the session to a far larger audience, filling an urgent need at this time.”

The program will be presented in two 3-hour blocks. 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, and 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m.  It is given in a Zoom webinar format, providing the opportunity for questions and answers.  

In early November, the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) partnered with Summit Healthcare to bring “Building Innovative and Successful Telehealth Programs: Improving Access and Enhancing Care” to Show Low, a rural community located on the Mogollon Rim in east central Arizona. We were so proud to jointly produce an all-day telehealth workshop for more than 50 healthcare professionals not only from this region but from multiple states. We also were honored to be the very first special event held in Summit’s newly opened educational conference room.

A Training Session for Healthcare Professionals
Flagstaff Medical Center - Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

 The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) are offering “Advances in Telemedicine and Telehealth,” a full-day training for healthcare providers and administrators, Nov. 3, at the Flagstaff Medical Center’s McGee Auditorium.

Experts from around Arizona will share their experiences in delivering a variety of telehealth and telemedicine programs to rural communities throughout the state.

“We are proud that Arizona is a national leader in telemedicine,” said Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, founding director of the ATP. “This training program features leaders in Arizona who are taking center stage in telemedicine nationally.”

Simulation actor Brendan Guy Murphy and UA College of Nursing faculty member Sheri Carson participate in a telehealth simulation

The University of Arizona College of Nursing has launched a telehealth training program for Doctor of Nursing Practice students, likely making it the first nursing school in the country to add the training to its curriculum.

The project is funded with a $26,000 grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration, which funds hospital-affiliated nursing schools to develop new approaches to nursing practice.

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