Thursday July 29th VA’s Technology & Teamwork: An Overview
JOIN US!! On GrandCare’s weekly aging & technology industry call! OPEN TO ALL
Thursday July 29th, 1p Central Daylight Time
Speaker – Rita Kobb, MN, APRN-BC
Training Center Director
Education Program Specialist
VHA Telehealth Services.
Biosketch: Mrs. Rita Kobb has been with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for twenty-one years. She has been a Gerontological nurse practitioner for the past 14 years. Prior to that she worked as a Gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Mrs. Kobb holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of Florida.
In 1999 she was part of a conceptual planning team to develop a new model of care for high-risk, high-use, and high-cost veterans in the Sunshine Network (Florida-Puerto Rico) using care coordination and home telehealth technologies. From February 2000 until January 2004 she was the Lead Care Coordinator for a care coordination and home telehealth program, located in Lake City, Florida. Currently Mrs. Kobb is the Education Program Specialist and Director of the only national training center for care coordination and home Telehealth for the Office of Telehealth Services. The Sunshine Training Center is located in Lake City, Florida.
Mrs. Kobb has spoken all over the country about care coordination and home telehealth in VHA. .She has consulted with several healthcare organizations and government agencies from around the world about telehealth implementation. She has been recognized as an expert consultant in care coordination and home telehealth and has served as Chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Home Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group.