october, 2020

21oct11:00 am12:00 pmTelehealth Hack: Technology and ADA Compliance Event Organized By: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers Event Type:WebinarIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

The HHS – ASPR Telehealth Hack Series is transitioning to the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers.

The Telehealth Hack: Technology and ADA Compliance series will be a 2-webinar series in the month of October.
*All times are listed in Pacific Time.
**Please check our website at www.telehealthresourcecenter.org for more information on CMEs.

NCTRC Telehealth Hack Series – Part 1

Title: Telehealth Technology Trends (Part 1: Weds Oct 21, 11 a.m.-12 noon PT)


The Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC) has seen a significant shift in choosing telehealth technology for providing patient care, most specifically in choosing video conferencing platforms and providing care to the patient in the home, both from the provider and the consumer perspective. TTAC will give a short overview of the changing trends being observed now and in the future. To compliment this webinar, presenters in the following webinar from the Department of Justice, the University of Michigan, and University of Miami Miller will provide an overview of accessibility in telehealth.

Title: Building Accessible Telehealth for Patients with Disabilities from the Ground Up (Part 2:  Monday Oct 26, 11 a.m. – 12 noon PT)


Federal Legal Considerations for Accessible Telehealth for Individuals With Disabilities
Alyse Bass, JD – U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
Clarette Yen, JD – U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section

Presenters from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section will provide attendees an understanding of health care providers and organizations’ obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. Their presentation will help providers understand that legal obligations apply regardless of whether services are provided in person or virtually.

Case Study #1:
COVID-19’s Impact on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients- Identify the Barriers and Solutions to Address Them
Michael McKee, MD, MPH – The University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

The Deaf Health Clinic, housed in the Department of Family Medicine, cares for over 150 Deaf signers and a much larger population of those who are hard of hearing. Mandatory virtual care for everyone created significant communication challenges for the 17% of US adults who are Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). To address these challenges, Michigan Medicine/Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with the interpreter department, created a variety of protocols for both in person and telehealth appointments for DHH patients.

Case Study #2:
Increasing Reach and Accessibility of Telehealth Services for Children with Disabilities during COVID-19 and Beyond
Jason Jent, PhD – The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development

The Mailman Center for Child Development provides services to over 15,000 children per year through a variety of assessment, prevention, and intervention services designed to address concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities and children with special health care needs. Within this case study, telehealth services will be highlighted as an effective mechanism for increasing reach of parenting interventions, neurodevelopmental evaluations, assistive services and technology use, and hearing programs for children with disabilities.







(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


National Consortium of Telehealth Resource CentersThe 12 regional and 2 national Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) have been established to provide assistance, education, and information to organizations and individuals who are actively providing or interested in providing health care at a distance. Our simple charter from the Office for Advancement of Telehealth is to assist in expanding the availability of health care to rural and underserved populations in local communities. Because we are federally funded, the assistance we provide is generally free of charge.