GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2018
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Sarah J. Rhoads, PhD, DNP is a telehealth researcher and educator, emphasizing the human impact of technologies on health care provider roles and patients. Dr. Rhoads is a Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has been the primary investigator on multiple grants related to telehealth and is a Co-Investigator with the South Central Telehealth Resource Center, which facilitates telemedicine in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Several of Dr. Rhoads’ research and project grants have focused on the Mississippi River Delta region of the United States. Dr. Rhoads has a passion for improving maternal, neonatal, and pediatric care in rural areas.

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Utilizing Connected Health Technology and Telehealth to Improve Perinatal Access and Quality in Rural Areas
Despite the best efforts of the health care community, many rural women during pregnancy do not have access to obstetrical health care providers or a hospital that delivers near their home. This decreased access to services may lead to poor pregnancy and neonatal outcomes and when a woman has a high-risk pregnancy, access to care becomes a critical issue. Due to this disparity in access to care and maternal/infant outcomes, it is essential that health care providers and communities examine different ways to improve access. Connected health and telehealth technology is an innovative way to reduce access to care issues and assist women in having a healthier pregnancy, ideally improving maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: