URAC and Telemedicine Magazine co-hosts this 2-1/2-day event that brings together some of the best and brightest healthcare experts in the country to deliver solid, innovative and valuable information on the business of telehealth. The mix of panel discussions and presentations will focus on specific goals,real data, perspectives of measuring quality, legal and regulatory issues, creative partnerships, business models, and more.
The Telemed Leadership Forum is designed for executives and physician leaders from hospitals and health systems, physician networks, health plans, academic medical systems, and telehealth providers, as well as government regulators/policy makers.
Join national experts on telehealth legal, regulatory and policy issues for a lively discussion exploring these issues and what healthcare stakeholders could do to advance the cause of telehealth.Speaker(s):
When Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) decided to launch a telehealth program across its 6,200-square-mile service area, the 10-hospital network decided to build it from scratch with a $7 million technology and infrastructure investment. Learn how WMCHealth designed and rolled out programs that vary from teleER and teleICU to telepsych and telestroke; how they measure each program’s ROI; their plans for growth; the challenges they’ve uncovered and the four most fundamental strategies that have been key to WMCHealth’s success.Speaker(s):
Through its Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) telehealth program, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science has been able to reach medically underserved communities and drastically reduce infant mortality rates in the state. The program was innovative when it began in 2002, and it continues to be a proven success in achieving its objectives. Dr. Lowery presents best practices from this program, which is a model for other specialties and states to learn from.Speaker(s):
This panel of experts will discuss the challenges of launching and growing successful telehealth programs across specialties and across geographies. Discussion will include cross-state licensing and innovating uses of virtual technologies beyond the practice of medicine.Speaker(s):
Is there a role for accreditation and measurement in ensuring quality in telehealth programs? How can we assess quality while balancing the need for measures and avoiding measures fatigue? Join us for a stimulating panel discussion on assessing quality.Speaker(s):
Dr. Stephen Ferrando discusses how Westchester Medical Health Center’s 10-hospital network leverages telehealth to reduce high ER utilization and avoidable inpatient admissions among psychiatric patients, particularly those in rural areas that have traditionally lacked access psychiatric care.Speaker(s):