Learn About Telemedicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Telemedicine on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to show you some of the innovations in telemedicine and how it is being used in two specialties at The Ohio State University. First, to tell us about telepsychiatry is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Natalie Lester. And then to tell us about teledermatology is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the use of live-interactive telemedicine; RECOGNIZE advantages and pitfalls in this technology, using telepsychiatry as an example; UNDERSTAND the use of store-and-forward telemedicine; RECOGNIZE advantages and pitfalls in this technology, using dermatology as an example.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Efficacy of telepsychiatry
  • Obstacles in adapting telemedicine for dermatology
  • Using telepsychiatry with non-English speaking patients
  • Telepsychiatry in child and geriatric psychiatry
  • 2-D versus 3-D imaging
  • Other current applications of telemedicine at the Ohio State University

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Robotics in General Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Robotics in General Surgery. In the past on MedNet, we’ve heard about how robotics have been applied to surgical specialties. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how the surgical robot is being used in general surgical procedures. Our guests today are both robotic experts. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. And Dr. Michael Meara is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in therapeutic endoscopy.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE applications of robotic surgery as it relates to inguinal hernia repair and cholecystectomy; DISCUSS importance of including robotic surgery training as it relates to resident and fellowship training; DISCUSS the role of robotics in foregut, bariatric, and ventral hernia repair; and EXPLAIN potential advantages and disadvantages of robotics in general surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What the surgical robot actually does
  • General surgical applications of robotics
  • Starting a robotic program in your hospital
  • Equipment costs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Credentialing
  • How to select a surgeon to do your inguinal herniorrhaphy
  • Future applications of robotics in general surgery
  • Converting robotic to open surgical procedures
  • Patient variables in technique selection

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.