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Conference about Telehealth and Internet Technologies
Strategies for Educating Nurses
WHAT: FITNE, Inc. is pleased to host a conference entitled: "Teaching about
Telehealth and Internet Technologies: Strategies for Educating Nurses."
Featured speakers who represent a wealth of knowledge and experience in the
areas of telehealth, Internet technologies, and distance learning include:
Loretta Schlachta-Fairchild, PhD, RN, President, iTelehealth, Inc.
Dr. Schlachta is nationally known for her pioneering achievements in
telenursing, including serving as Project Director for the U. S. Army for
Electronic Housecall and as Clinical Director and CEO of Strategic Monitored
Services, a disease management company using home telehealth technology to
deliver multidisciplinary care.
Jo Ann Klein, MS, RN-C, CIO, iTelehealth, Inc.
Ms. Klein, who most recently held the position of Deputy Clinical Director
for Information Systems at Strategic Monitored Services, is an expert in the
formation, operation and marketing of Internet web communities as well as
computer applications and services on the Internet.
Nancy Sharp, MS, RN, FAAN, Associate, iTelehealth, Inc.
Ms. Sharp has long been an advocate for educating health professionals on
telecommunications technologies through continuing education, consumer
education and clinical applications. Well-known as the past Executive Vice
President for the American College of Nurse Practitioners and past President
of the American Nephrology Nurses Association, Ms. Sharp is a prolific
writer and speaker.
Vicky Elfrink, PhD, RN C, Nurse Educator for FITNE, Inc.
Dr. Elfrink is the visionary Project Manager of the Nightingale Tracker, a
computerized nursing education information system that is currently used in
more than 40 U.S. schools of nursing. She is an expert in standardized
languages and serves on the ANA Committee for Nursing Practice Information
Julie McAfooes, MS, RN C, VP for Software Development for FITNE, Inc.
Ms. McAfooes has produced dozens of award-winning multimedia nursing
applications and has promoted the use of technology at more than 200 nursing
For more information about iTelehealth and its staff, please visit http://www.itelehealthinc.com
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This conference has been designed for nurse educators and
staff developers who presently teach or plan to teach telehealth and
Internet technologies to their students and staff. The conference is also
an excellent source of information for students and nurses who are
especially interested in learning more about telehealth and Internet
WHEN: October 5 & 6, 2001
WHERE: The Concourse Airport Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio
HOW: For a complete schedule of the conference or to learn more about
registering, visit: http://fitne.net/workshop/workshop1.htm
or call FITNE
toll free at: 1-800-691-8480.