From the largest health system to the smallest clinic, telehealth has become an integral part of value-based healthcare. It is now a standard of care rather than a novelty, and a means of enhancing in-person treatment, rather than replacing it. But how are providers and payers navigating the confusing maze of state and federal guidelines to support this technology, and how are providers developing connected health platforms that promise sustainability as well as clinical and workflow improvements?

Our annual Telehealth Virtual Summit will address the latest news around the connected health landscape, as well as best practices in integrating consumer friendly mHealth technologies into the clinical workflow.

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The Future Vision of Telehealth and Why It’s Here to Stay
Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00 ET
Telehealth surged under COVID-19, and most agree that virtual care will stay. McKinsey estimates that 33% of healthcare visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually or near virtually, and 20% of all emergency room visits could potentially be avoided via virtual care offerings. Learn about patient centric and practice centric capabilities to consider for your virtual care workflow, where we see the market going and how the evolution of virtual care solutions can meet your future needs.
​In this interactive session you will learn about:
  • Why Telehealth is here to stay:  Discover your post COVID-19 virtual care opportunity
  • Patient centric and practice centric workflow considerations: How technology can help support the patient and provider experience for virtual care
  • Future Trends:  Where we (and you) see the market going
  • Utilizing a Telehealth Marketing Toolkit: Using targeted materials for patients and providers enhances successful implementation and adoption
Telehealth integration drives care quality for patients and eases care management for the healthcare team.

Cheryl Lejbolle, Vice President of Patient Engagement Solutions, NextGen Healthcare
Jennifer Belz, Product Manager, NextGen Healthcare
Allison Yentz, Senior Specialist, NextGen Healthcare

Keynote: Using Telehealth to Bring the Hospital to the Home
Tuesday, March 23 at 1:00 ET
Dr. David Levine helped launch Brigham and Women’s Home Hospital program in 2016, and has charted its success in using telehealth and mHealth tools to move care for acute patients from the hospital to the home. In this keynote, Levine will talk about how the program was launched, what benchmarks are used to chart its success and growth, and how it’s being held up as a model for CMS’ new Acute Hospital Care at Home payment model.

David Levine, MD MPH MA, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Panel: Reimagining Senior Care With Telehealth
Tuesday, March 23 at 2:00 ET
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare providers and federal and state agencies were using telehealth and mHealth to improve senior care, allowing more of the nation’s elder residents to live at home and access services in demand. Now those services – and their benefits – are coming into focus. This panel discussion will talk about how providers are using telehealth platforms to pushed services to seniors at home, how they’re using telemedicine to improve geriatric care in the hospital, and how innovative programs like PACE are adding connected health tools to improve care.

Daniel Stadler, M.D., Director of Geriatrics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Joshua Hofmeyer, Avera eCARE Senior Care Officer, Avera Health
Ross Colt,  MD, MBA, FAAFP, Medical Director, Gary and Mary West PACE

The New Normal – Diagnosing the Benefits of Telehealth
Wednesday, March 24 at 12:00 ET
In response to the pandemic and with rapid adoption of telehealth, many healthcare organizations are struggling with effective deployment of this new patient care approach. Many have had to adapt to work-from-home and remote patient care overnight to support the needs of social distancing, while continuing to serve patients and protect critical data from outside threats.

That said, healthcare organizations are experiencing the increased sophistication of ransomware perpetrators – increasingly targeting Healthcare organizations with larger extortion demands and highly disruptive attacks that can bring IT and operational systems to a halt. It comes as no surprise that the uptick of these attacks has assisted many healthcare organizations in discovering that they lack a resilient defense to maintain control when ransomware strikes.

At present, healthcare organizations are being targeted by four known nation state actors with continuous copycat threats knocking on data center doors. And what’s more – in today’s digital world, the safety of our patients can be directly compromised by ransomware attacks.  These threats, combined with the new normal of telehealth, pose many challenges.

Attend this session to understand:
  • Challenges and opportunities for telehealth when providing critical oversight and the automation of data management
  • Process for reducing risk to eliminate uncertainty and maintain control
  • Importance of protecting data from patient care engagements to ensure patient satisfaction, treatment protocol compliance, and required HIPAA security
We’ll explore today’s telehealth journey, best practices, discuss the future of telehealth and how taking the right data protection steps ultimately leads to better patient care.

Rick Bryant, Chief Technology Officer, Veritas Technologies, LLC

Panel: Finding the Sweet Spot for Store-and-Forward Virtual Care
Wednesday, March 24 at 1:00 ET
Not everyone likes – or can afford – an audio-visual telemedicine platform, and in some cases that level of complexity isn’t event needed. Many hospitals and health systems are now looking at asynchronous (store-and-forward) virtual care platforms as an ideal way to create efficient and effective care services that meet the needs of both patients and practitioners. In this panel, leading experts from major health systems and providers will discuss how they developed an asynchronous service, how they’re applying lessons learned from the pandemic to make that platform function smoothly, and how they’re measuring scalability and sustainability.

Sean J. Britton, System Program Manager, Virtual Health and Digital Transformation, United Health Services
Omar Manejwala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, DarioHealth
Stephanie Cowan, DNP, ARNP: Director of Clinical Innovation and Excellence, MultiCare

Keynote: An Update on Telehealth Reimbursement
Wednesday, March 24 at 3:00 ET
The coronavirus pandemic has put telehealth policy and regulation in the spotlight this past year, with state and federal agencies and lawmakers looking to develop regulations that keep the momentum going beyond COVID-19. Nate Lacktman, a partner with Foley & Lardner and chair of the firm’s Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, is one of the best in the field at keeping track of what’s going on and how it affects the industry. Nate will close this year’s Telehealth21 virtual conference with a keynote that looks back on recent policies and laws and looks ahead to the trends that will shape the telehealth landscape through the year.

Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP
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