Elaine Craddy Adams, OT, MPPA, OTR, FAOTA, FNAP
Elaine Craddy Adams OT, MPPA, OTR, FAOTA, FNAP, is currently a Senior Director of Regulatory Administration for Powerback Rehabilitation and its affiliates. She obtained her occupational therapy degree from Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) in 1980 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2016. She has worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, mostly with the older adult population. She has a working knowledge of Medicare and other healthcare reimbursement systems and works to keep her knowledge current regarding health care issues across the continuum of care, so she can share information and encourage use of that knowledge to advocate for needed change. She has been actively involved in health care advocacy efforts for many years. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and a Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). She is a member of the NAP Public Policy Committee and has worked on many projects for AOTA, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Lightning Talk Description: Telepractice is a generic term that includes telehealth, teletherapy, teledentistry, telemedicine, telenursing, and telecare. Telehealth, the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support person-centered and client-facing virtual clinical care for people and animals, has been linked to improved access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes, and reduced cost of care. Traditionally viewed as a tool to improve access to care for individuals and families living in rural and frontier communities, temporary pandemic-era telehealth…