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Annual Conference

November 9, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00-8:45pm: Legislative Outlook: Impact of the Election with Dr. Quentin Kidd Dean, College of Social Sciences; Academic Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy with Christopher Newport University

This November’s election will determine several key positions in Virginia including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Dr. Quentin Kidd will provide attendees with a legislative overview following the election and provide meaningful insights into its potential impact.

9:00-10:00am: Telehealth Beyond the Pandemic: Access and Equity (Telehealth) with Kathy Wibberly, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

  • Many clinics and providers ventured into telehealth out of necessity as a result of the pandemic. For many, telehealth served as a powerful tool for reducing exposure, extending the workforce, increasing access and decreasing isolation for some of the most marginalized populations. For some, however, telehealth only served to punctuate the social determinants of health that contribute to health inequities; these include things like access to broadband, access to telehealth-capable devices and digital literacy. This session will look at how we can take this powerful tool and integrate it within our in-person clinics and practices as we (albeit slowly) move beyond the pandemic. We will also look at free and low-cost resources as well as creative solutions for addressing some of the contributors to telehealth inequity.

12:00-1:00pm: Introduction to Lackey Virtual Clinic (Telehealth Track) with Larry Trumbore & Jill Cottel, Lackey Clinic

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change especially around telehealth. The silver lining is two-fold for Lackey Clinic and their patients. On the patient side, virtual visits circumvented many of the issues patients had previously that limit medical treatment including transportation, time off from work, childcare, language barriers, risk of exposure, wait time to receive care, and inconvenience. On the clinic side, Lackey benefited from reduced cancellation and no-shows, enhancement in appointment length, efficiency of care delivery, patient accessibility, and reduced exposure. Join to learn more about Lackey’s vision is to leverage telehealth and other technologies to increase access to care, coverage, and capacity.

1:30-3:00pm: Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

4:00-5:00pm: Telehealth in the Free and Charitable Clinic Sector (Telehealth Track) with Mara Servaites, Virginia Telehealth Network

  • Telehealth came bursting onto the healthcare landscape with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 forcing all health care providers to adjust and modify services. Eighteen months later, the free and charitable clinic sector is determining how to fit telehealth into their regular service offerings for the long-term. This session will focus on regulatory and law changes during the pandemic that can impact telehealth services provided by the sector. An overview of innovative telehealth programs and service lines from free and charitable clinics throughout the country will also be provided.

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