2017 MATRC Summit Coming Soon

Reducing costs, improving outcomes, integrating new technologies into clinical practices are just a few of the topics that are going to be discussed at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) Summit http://matrcsummit.org on April 2-4, 2017 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia.

MATRC Summit Pre Summit Sessions will be held on Sunday April 2, 2017 presented by the Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR). STAR is a premier training program for healthcare providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare.

STAR will present training for Summit attendees at a reduced cost to help participants gain knowledge and skills in using technologies in the clinical setting and how to present remote patient monitoring in the home setting.

A Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter & Technology Professional/ Certified Telehealth Coordinator plus technology professional “Hands on Lab” portions are going to be available on Sunday April 2nd from 10 AM to 1 PM or from 2:30 -5:30 PM. Successful completion of the online portion of the course work is a pre-requisite for participation in the “Hands-on-Lab”. The sessions are $199 with the Summit registration

At the completion of the program, participants will receive certification as a Telehealth Technologist but only if participants can demonstrate proficiency in the use of standards-based technology and protocols plus have the skills and abilities to apply telehealth to the needs of their patients and communities.

On April 3 and 4, two top leaders in the telehealth field will open the Summit:

  • Karen Rheuban MD, Senior Associate Dean for CME and External Affairs, Medical Director Office of Telemedicine and Director for the Karen Rheuban Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia
  • Kathy H. Wibberly, PhD, Director for the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)


In a Monday Plenary session, attendees will listen to Ateev Mehrotra, MD, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School discuss establishing mechanisms for continuous quality monitoring in the context of innovation.

Another Monday Plenary Session to be led by David Pittman, eHealth reporter, POLITICO Pro, will include panelists zeroing in on how to use standards to assess the use of innovative new telehealth technologies and how to apply these technologies in the delivery of care.

Other Breakout Sessions will include not only talks on basic telehealth issues, but also discuss innovations in behavioral health, population health, and health service delivery, plus a track will be held on innovations in telehealth technology and data analytics.

There will be opportunities to talk to experts from a number of states that will provide ideas on how to look at telehealth from the state viewpoint in these difficult fiscal times. Participants will take part in discussions with leaders from a number of states. Also, discussions will take place at the state meetings and during the Summit’s State Meet and Greet opportunities.

Plus, there will be many possibilities to network in the exhibit hall and at the Networking and Awards Dinner.

To register and for the STAR program and for the 2017 MATRC Summit, go to http://matrcsummit.org.

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