Call for Applicants for the Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) Department of Health Policy seeks a diverse group of applicants for the Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel  to be convened in January 2018. This panel will convene for approximately 6-8 months in order to review and update ANA’s twelve Core Principles on Telehealth. Registered nurses in current practice with experience and/or training in connected health, telehealth, and telenursing are invited to apply. Applicants must be ANA or a member of a Premier Organizational Affiliate.

Do you have experience in connected health—telehealth, telenursing, telemedicine, or mobile health (mhealth)? Do you engage with patients and health care consumers using technology? Do you have experience with the policy issues surrounding connected health, such as coverage and reimbursement, licensure, safety, privacy, and security? If these descriptions sound like you, please consider submitting an application by November 5th for consideration as a panel participant.

Throughout the first half of 2018, the panel will work toward the following goals:
  • Identify current understanding of the use of Connected Health tools by practicing nurses (including but not limited to hospital, long-term care, education, administration, education, research).
  • Review and update of ANA’s Core Principles on Telehealth.
  • Leverage the Advisory Committee to identify best practices, exemplars, and innovative strategies to illuminate how the principles are applied in practice settings.
  • Collaborate with the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights to determine if the updated Principles for Connected Health may be mapped to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (the Code) and ANA’s Position Statement: Privacy and  Confidentiality.
Applicants must be ANA members or a member of a Premier Organizational Affiliate with an ANA login credentials. The deadline for applications is November 5, 2017. Notifications of selection will be sent by mid-December 2017. Questions can be sent to professionalissuespanels@ana.org.
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