The third HIV Adult Primary Care Skills Upbuilding Workshop will be on this November 26-27, 2018, at La Verti Residences, Pasay–a two-day workshop of collaborative and interactive education on expertise on HIV primary care.
The HIV Telehealth Training Program is patterned after the model adopted in Vietnam, which was largely motivated by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s Department of Internal Medicine’s Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) or Project ECHO. The latter was developed as an innovative approach to improve access to high quality clinical care among rural and underserved population in New Mexico through capacity building of primary care physicians and other healthcare workers. Project ECHO used videoconferencing technology to bring together multiple community-based primary care physicians with specialists from academic centers for the purpose of co-managing the patients handled by the former.
Telehealth allowed for providers from multiple locations to connect simultaneously with a central team of experts, allowing for experience sharing and peer-to-peer learning between clinical sites. Learning is exponential, as participants can also serve as hubs of information of the institutions within their jurisdiction.
Three years after its implementation in Vietnam, the success of telehealth is seen in the establishment of over 17 central hubs in their respective territories, leading to a network of 695 clinical sites, participants from 62 provinces. Certification of healthcare providers in HIV medicine were established through online courses, which was organized by five hubs, enabling 779 providers from 46 provinces to professionalize their services – physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and others.
Evaluation of the program showed improvement of self-assessed confidence in HIV care (mean baseline score 2.9; mean post score 3.9; p<.001), quality of care provided, and reduction of professional isolation.
SHIP Medical Director Dr. Kate Leyritana visited HAIVN to witness this marvel of distance education personally, and with the help of country director Dr. Todd Pollack and the Ho Chi Minh branch support staff, she was able to learn about Telehealth enough to propose it for the Philippines.
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JOINING FROM THE BROWSER
1. Go to http://zoom.us and click on Join a Meeting in the top right of the screen
2. Enter the Meeting ID of the session.
3. Click Start from your browser.
JOINING FROM YOUR ZOOM APP (PC or Mobile)
2. Enter meeting number. Enter your name in the format of NAME (POSITION, INSTITUTION). Leave the 2 boxes unchecked so we can see and hear you.
• If you are using a desktop computer, you will need speakers and a microphone to join the meeting (for groups of two or more), or a headset (for individual participants).
• To turn on the webcam and microphone, please open Zoom and click on Settings (top right corner) and test your devices in the Audio/Video section.
• If you join the meeting before it starts, you will receive this notification.
• In the meantime, you can check the audio settings.
• If you are in the meeting and you need to fix our audio settings, look at the bottom left of your screen (for PC/laptop users)
• For problems encountered, participants may directly contact our coordinator at email@example.com.
Below are some tips on how to practice proper telehealth etiquette as a participant.
Join the session on time
Make sure your room is well lit and quiet
Minimize distractions and interruptions by letting other people know you are in a videoconference
Maintain a professional demeanor while on camera
Place your mobile phone on silent mode
Make eye contact with the camera, rather than the monitor, when speaking
Mute your microphone when you are not speaking
Use the chatroom to raise your hand, to ask a question or make a comment. Wait for the facilitator to call on you
Use the chatroom to participate if you do not have a microphone
Introduce yourself and your institution before you speak
Complete the session evaluation
X Position your camera too low or too high
X Do other work while participating in the session
X Join from a noisy place
X Talk while someone else is speaking
X Have unrelated conversations or talk on the phone during the session
X Criticize another participant or colleague
X Share your screen without permission