Addressing Hypertension and Diabetes in the Southern Region: The Role of Telemedicine is organized by Southern Medical Association (SMA) and will be held from Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 15, 2019. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Target Audience :
This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.
Goals and Objectives :
The Southeastern United States lead the nation in prevalence, morbidity, and mortality for hypertension and diabetes. Within this region, there is also a tremendous gap in health equity among rural and low-income patient populations. Interventions using home blood pressure (BP) and glucose monitoring have been successful in lowering BP and hemoglobin A1c. Thus telemedicine services are poised to improve chronic disease control and health equity among patient populations who historically have faced barriers to healthcare access. This lecture will discuss the role of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring in diabetes and hypertension management. We will examine the impact of a statewide telemonitoring program on BP and glucose control, while identifying common obstacles and strategies to implement these services. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:
• Define telemedicine
• Illustrate clinical outcomes associated with remote patient monitoring
• Integrate telemedicine into chronic disease management
Credits will be archived for 6 years.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Renal Medicine Disease and Hypertension