Upcoming Webinar

Pilot Strategies for Incorporating Telehealth/Telemedicine into the Post-Discharge Care Model for Critical Access Hospitals


Presented by:

Grace Abby Adan, MPH, CHES

Feng (Johnson) Qian, MD, PhD, MBA


This presentation will focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance the use of telehealth/telemedicine among underserved populations in rural counties of New York State. The Andersen Behavioral Model is a theoretical framework that provides insights into medical service utilization among populations with limited access to comprehensive care.  However, telemedicine emerges as a patient-centered electronic communications approach to boost care in rural communities whose residents experience poor availability of public transit and lengthy one-way driving times to facilities.  Telehealth and telemedicine are similar communication technology approaches, which are defined differently by CMS, but both have the potential to provide in-home supportive care for physical and behavioral health long-term maintenance.  In 2012, the New York State Assembly Legislative Commission on Rural Resources proposed the establishment of a statewide telehealth/telemedicine network with the goal of building on the positive outcomes of recent networks established in California and Georgia. For discharged patients, telehealth/telemedicine allows physicians to conduct in-home monitoring to assess patient’s recovery progress.  Evidence-based examples of telehealth/telemedicine’s applications from rural cardiac patient outcomes literature will be detailed, to educate the audience about successful applications of telemedicine to critical care.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this webinar you will be able to:

1.Describe the constructs of the medical utilization-oriented Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations framework and its applications to improve the rural health system network’s post-discharge care.

 2. Discuss evidence-supported best practices to incorporate low-cost telehealth/telemedicine strategies into rural healthcare provision.

 3. Identify implementation challenges and possible solutions related to telehealth/telemedicine for Critical Access Hospitals in New York.

Date:  Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Fee:  FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required - 


Grace Abby Adan, MPH, CHES

Grace Abby Adan is a doctoral student at UA's School of Public Health, and served as past president of the student Georgia Public Health Association.  Her rural health research focus began at the undergraduate level at the Columbia University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Her post-M.P.H. career focused on hospital regulatory affairs, and her research interests also include consumer health informatics, community-based participatory research and hospital-based health education.  She has been credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist for the past 8 years.

Feng (Johnson) Qian, MD, PhD

Dr. Feng Qian is an Associate Professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health, UAlbany-SUNY. His research interests are comparative effectiveness research, quality and outcomes research, evaluation of healthcare innovations and Big Data in improving population health, Asian American health disparities, and global health. He received his medical education and residency training in cardiac surgery from Shanghai Medical University, got his MS in clinical science from National University of Singapore, and obtained his PhD in health services research and policy from the University of Rochester.  He recently received his MBA from the Columbia University Business School.


Past Webinar: 

"Having an Effective Meeting with Lawmakers"

View slides HERE

View the webinar recording HERE

(Please note: This recording will start on slide 11 due to technical difficulties) 


 Featuring:  Blair Horner, Legislative Director, NY Public Interest Research Group

Topics covered include:

  • Educating vs. Lobbying
  • Steps to holding a meeting (if doing yourself)
  • Tips for successful meetings
  • Meeting with staffers vs. the legislators
  • Do’s and don’ts of follow up



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