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Thursday Chapter Dinner - February 21, 2019


Presentation Title:  Building ACCESS-able neuro-emergent healthcare in New Mexico

Presenter Name:        Andrew L. Hollander PhD, MBA, PMP        Senior Program Manager ACCESS Telemedicine Program    Department of Neurosurgery  University of New Mexico

Presentation Summary/Description (up to 5000 characters):

 With 31 out of 33 counties in the New Mexico designated medically undeserved, patients with serious conditions, such as stroke or head trauma, entering emergency rooms across the state may find themselves on a helicopter to UNMH or a hospital out of state for care.  Far from home.  All to often, unnecessarily.  This presentation deals with an attempt to positively impact this aspect of healthcare.  This is the story of the inception, planning, implementation, and outcomes of the University of New Mexico Department of Neurosurgery program to bring neuro-emergent telemedicine services to New Mexico.  What was the impact on rural hospitals, patients, and local communities?  How did the program change cost and improve availability of healthcare in the state?  What role did project management play in the success of the program?  And, of course, what were lessons learned, and what will the future of the program be?  The name of the program is ACCESS (Access to Critical Cerebral Emergency Support Services).

Learning Objectives

  1. What is telemedicine, and why it is important
  2. How crucial project management is to the success of medical initiatives
  3. You don't have to be an expert in what a project is about (but it helps). What is pre-adaptation

Presenter Bio: Andrew Hollander has over 35 years of professional experience in project management, consulting, higher education administration, board participation, and scientific research. Most recently he has been building the University of New Mexico ACCESS Telemedicine program from grant proposal to a $1.5 million a year service within the Department of Neurosurgery.

Presenter Website or LinkedIn:        www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-hollander-98986814

Presenter Contact Information:        Email: ahollander@salud.unm.edu

                                                            Phone: 505-272-5595

                                                          Address: MSC 10  5615 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM   87131-0001

                                                            Company: University of New Mexico, Department of Neurosurgery

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Type of activity: Chapter Dinner Thursday

Date: February 21st, 2019

Hour: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Nb of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $30.00

Non members: $35.00

Students: $15.00