A National Web Conference on the Role of Telehealth to Increase Access to Care and Improve Healthcare Quality

Event Details

  • Date: June 9, 2020
  • Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm


AHRQ is hosting a web conference Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET, to discuss how telehealth can increase access to care and improve healthcare quality. Specifically, presenters will discuss their work on the effectiveness of telepsychiatry, the impact of telemedicine on chronic disease management, and the facilitators and barriers to urban telemedicine adoption. Presenters will also discuss how the evidence can be used routinely and during public health emergencies such as a pandemic. Eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live web conference.

Confirmed Speakers

Glen Xiong

Glen Xiong, MD
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Dept. of Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of California at Davis

Elizabeth Ferucci

Elizabeth D. Ferucci, MD, MPH
Clinical Rheumatologist and Researcher, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Kenneth McConnochie

Kenneth McConnochie, MD,MPH
Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester Medical Center New York at Buffalo


Derrick Wyatt

Commander Derrick L. Wyatt
USPHS Commissioned Corps, Division of Health IT Research Grants Manager, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the effectiveness of telepsychiatry.
  2. Evaluate the impact of telemedicine on the management of a chronic systemic disease.
  3. Identify facilitators and barriers to urban telemedicine adoption.

Targeted Audience:

Healthcare researchers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, health IT researchers, and vendors.

To Register:

  1. Go to this link.
  2. Click “Register.”
  3. On the registration form, enter your information, and then click “Submit.”

You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. To ensure successful participation, please download the WebEx app and/or test your system prior to the live event.

For assistance: If you require special accommodations to participate in the web conference, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Continuing Education Accreditations:

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AffinityCE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1.5 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This knowledge-based CPE activity will provide 1.5 contact hours for participants. There is no cost to participate. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. UANS : 0829-9999-20-063-L04-P/T

Other Professionals
All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a statement of participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was provided for this activity.

Participation Costs
There is no cost to participate in this CE activity.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live web conference and complete the evaluation online to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the web conference.