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Evolution of Telehealth in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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AMFP North Texas
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As the healthcare industry shifts back to the default of having clinical visits in person, it is worth looking back at the advantages many providers found in utilizing telehealth over the last 18 months. In addition to the breakthroughs found during the pandemic, there are those within the industry that have relied on virtual connections with patient populations that would otherwise be difficult to connect with. Please join us in a conversation in which we will discuss best practices from both groups, as well as look forward on how Telehealth will best be applied in the future.

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Adrian White, RN, MBA, CPPS, CPXP

Adrian received his nursing degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, an MBA from University College Dublin, and is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Patient Experience (CPXP). He has been active in the areas of Quality, Safety and Patient Engagement for over 12 years, having worked at Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota before joining UT Southwestern in Texas in 2013. He is currently employed by Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR), as the VP for Patient Experience and Clinical Safety, and his role focuses on strategies to develop, deploy and sustain comprehensive programs across the multi-specialty SWHR Clinically Integrated Network.

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Karen Kaighan RN, MSN, MPH

Karen Kaighan received her Baccalaureate in Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her nursing career at Parkland hospital working on a med-surge unit. After a brief stay, she entered into Community nursing as a School Nurse for Richardson ISD. She provided care for students on 2 elementary campuses before moving onto Frisco ISD as the School Nurse at Frisco High School, her alma mater, and as the Asst. Health Director for the school district. She left the district to complete her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees while taking on the Role of Bioterrorism Coordinator for the Collin County Department of Homeland Security. She was responsible for the planning and coordinating of a county-wide response plan for a public health emergency. She left her position to teach at Texas Woman’s University in the College of Nursing. She taught the community health course in the Undergraduate program and online courses for the RN to BSN program. After 7 years in that position and 3 children later, she began working at Children’s Health in Dallas in the Virtual Health department. Her role includes the coordination and delivery of telehealth in schools across the metroplex. She also provides training for school and community nurses. She has been married for 20 years to her husband Mike, and they live in Lewisville, Texas.

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Kristy Carlton, MSN, RN

Kristy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch and Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from The University of Pittsburgh. Kristy is responsible for the growth and utilization of the Virtual Care Solutions that are extended to affiliated hospitals and internal service lines. In her role, she is also responsible for the oversight of program development, quality, and ongoing process improvement. In the height of the COVID-19, Kristy brought Telemedicine within the walls of Children’s Health to help support the frontline healthcare members. Kristy and team trained over 500 Physicians, 1000 nurses and Implemented Children’s Health First Bedside Telemedicine Program, initially supporting the Special Isolation Unit for COVID-positive patients then expanding throughout the hospitals to over 50+ programs. Merging her clinical expertise and technical knowledge, Kristy’s focused on identifying opportunities and helping teams develop sustainable telemedicine programs to enhance the delivery of care.