Hosted by URAC, the second annual Telemed Leadership Forum is designed for physicians and leaders in hospitals and health systems, health plans, academic medical centers, telehealth providers and networks, as well as government regulators and policymakers.
The sessions, which include a mix of panel discussions and presentations, provide solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. You’ll hear from hospitals/health systems that are leading the way in telemedicine services— leaders who are changing the telehealth paradigm.
Join us for a discussion of policies and regulations that may be impacting the delivery of telehealth services, including rural telehealth, DTC, opioid treatment and more. What can telehealth leaders do the influence change?Speaker(s):
Avera eCARE leads the nation in delivering the broadest range of telemedicine services available form a single source. Avera eCARE’s Emergency partners have experienced in the past 12 months: $3.5 million in cost savings for 137+ hospitals across the country; 700+ patient transfers avoided; and 7,700+ video encounters. While the technology set up for hospitals in the Avera network is impressive, Brian Skow, M.D., chief medical officer at Avera eCARE, says it is just part of the solution. Dr. Skow presents how relationship building is the key to success, how the Avera team determines if a partnership with a hospital will work, how they tailor tele-emergency services for each hospital, and more.Speaker(s):
Children’s Health Virtual Care currently operates in over 118 schools throughout North Texas. The TeleSpecialty program; including TeleNICU, TeleER, TeleOrtho and Sports Medicine programs have been contracted and implemented in over 20 hospitals throughout the state. Providing critical specialty care access to mostly rural hospitals in desperate need of pediatric expertise. Through Children’s LIVE Virtual CME and CNE education is offered to providers and their care teams as programs constantly evolve. Tamara Perry, Senior Director, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas, will provide insight into the nuts and bolts of building a thriving virtual care network - driven by positive patient outcomes and data.Speaker(s):
The largest healthcare provider in New York, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians, Northwell began its eICU in 2014, and also has telepsychiatry and telestroke services. Since 2017, Northwell been transitioning to a consumer-facing model, and has launched remote monitoring programs, expanding platforms to use mHealth devices and video portals, and giving patients the ability to connect to providers. Martin Doerfler, M.D., Senior VP of Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health, discusses what it takes to transition to an enterprise telemedicine strategy and to transform from a provider-centric to a patient-centric approach.Speaker(s):
In early 2016, Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) launched Bon Secours 24/7, a custom platform for virtual visits for its employees and residents served by its facilities across the nation. In September 2018, BSHS and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic healthcare ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest healthcare systems. Its healthcare locations span seven states: Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. In this case study presentation, Marlon Priest, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, walk you through how BSHS changed its telehealth focus from looking at cost cutting or increase revenue, to looking at how to weave telehealth into an already strong program to meet patients’ needs at the moment those needs arise, and in a much more time-efficient way.Speaker(s):
As a former chief medical scientist of IBM research, Martin Kohn, M.D., used big data to help design the Watson supercomputer so it would better support the work of practicing physicians. More recently, he served as chief medical scientist at Sentrian, creating predictive analytic systems integrating home monitoring with longitudinal health data for patients with complex chronic diseases. Today, Dr. Kohn consultant and strategist in the use of healthcare data for clinical decision support and health policy development, aiding organizations preparing for the transformation of healthcare. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Kohn provides his vision of the impact of data and telemedicine on healthcare transformation.Speaker(s):