Five members of the Premier Psychiatric Group (PPG) team led by CEO, Walt Duffy, MD, were invited to speak at the ATA meeting in Austin, TX held in May.  PPG is the leading telehealth organization in the state of Nebraska, providing over 1,300 visits in 2012.   Team members presented a half-day educational program titled “How to Implement Telehealth in a Private Practice”.  The content included telehealth information related to market analysis, reimbursement, regulatory and clinical issues, and marketing.  PPG team members also had the opportunity to interact with the over 5,000 attendees through an exhibit booth and while attending various educational sessions.

Through the strength of their numbers and PPG’s focus on increasing access to healthcare, PPG was recognized by LifeSize as an industry leader at the national event.  While at the ATA conference, Dr. Walt Duffy participated in a theater presentation with LifeSize, a worldwide provider of video conferencing equipment. Dr. Duffy discussed the vast benefits of providing telepsychiatry across Nebraska and into South Dakota through PPG’s 16 existing telepsychiatry service locations.  He also discussed future plans that will include the addition of multi-specialty telehealth service locations in Nebraska, Iowa, and throughout the United States.  PPG is looking to partner with healthcare organizations, employers, providers, hospitals, and clinics in the development of patient-centered telehealth programs that improve available care.

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