Telemedicine in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities- Lessons Learned from COVID19

Date:  March 24, 2021 

Time7:00 PM-8:00 PM ET 

DescriptionWith the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for telemedicine in facilities is more evident than ever. However, providers often have little experience with setting up telemedicine. The speakers have developed a program that incorporates telemedicine for facilities, in addition to more comprehensive support in settings of COVID-19 preparation and outbreakIn this webinar, the presenters will share the program they have developed (GERI-PaL) and the lessons they have learned in developing a telemedicine program for post-acute and long-term care facilities as a component in a more comprehensive clinical program. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Assess the need for telemedicine in a facility 
  • Understand the options and needs for technology in a facility
  • Describe the staffing support needed to implement telemedicine in a facility
  • Explain how telemedicine can be incorporated into a more comprehensive clinical program 

Speakers: Laurie Archbald-PannoneMD, FACP, MPH; Drew Harris, MD; Kim Albero, DNP, FNP-BC;  Rebecca Steele, MSN, RN, CNL 

Laurie Archbald-PannoneMD, FACP, MPH, is an associate professor in the Divisions of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative and Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Center for Global Health. As a geriatrician and infectious disease specialist with extensive experience in facility-based infection control and prevention, as well as in geriatric conditions, Dr. Archbald-Pannone has over 12 years of clinical and research expertise in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PALTC). She is the key architect and lead physician on the GERI-PaL model. Dr. Archbald Pannone has been funded by NIH/NIAID to study patient outcomes in nosocomial infection, is currently medical director of the UVA geriatric medicine outpatient clinic; and serves as an invited member of the Virginia governor’s COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Task Force. She will lead all planning, coordination, operation, and supervision of this research. 

Drew Harris, MDis a pulmonary/critical care specialist with expertise in multidisciplinary dissemination and implementation science research in vulnerable populations, specifically in telemedicine and community-partnered research. Dr. Harris is currently NHLBI funded as principal investigator of a multidisciplinary, community-partnered research program addressing lung disease in vulnerable populations. His telemedicine leadership includes his role as director of UVA’s community-partnered medicine program, which is focused on telemedicine and vulnerable populations. He also has expertise in caring for COVID-19 positive persons both in the hospital setting and in the PALTC facility setting through telemedicine with the UVA GERI-PaL program. 

Kimberly AlberoDNP, FNP-BC is the research program director - UVA Project ECHO through the UVA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. She is the director of telementoring for the GERI-PaL program. 

Rebecca Steele, MSN, RN, CNL is the clinical innovator and nurse liaison for the GERI-PaL program, as well as for Project ECHO and the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth UVA Health System. 

Credit Statements: 


Designation - AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation : AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CMD: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.  

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to  1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Disclosure Information: 

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. 

The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.  

The faculty have no financial relationships to disclose. 

The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose. 

 AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.