Getting Ahead With Telehealth: How to Launch and Maintain a Successful Platform

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Shawn Valenta, RRT, MHA
Director of Telehealth
MUSC Center for Telehealth

Shawn Valenta is the Director of Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) in Charleston, South Carolina.  With over 16 years of clinical and health care leadership experience, Shawn oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the MUSC Center for Telehealth.  In this position, he has managed the operations of telehealth services that range from the ICU to the home, including a 26-hospital telestroke network and one of the fastest growing school-based telehealth networks in the country.  Shawn has developed and managed the budget for the $84.4 million of state-invested telehealth funds for South Carolina and has successfully executed contracts for nearly 200 South Carolina sites receiving telehealth services.  Shawn has also worked collaboratively in statewide strategic planning and furthering the health of South Carolinians with telehealth technology through the formation of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.  Recently, Shawn became an Editorial Board Member for the online journal Telehealth and Medicine Today.

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August 23rd, 2017 1:00PM EDT

With recent surveys indicating more than three-quarters of all hospitals and health systems having some sort of telehealth program in pilot stages or in place, the time is right for administrators to take a closer look at the platform. How can telehealth be aligned with clinician workflows and patient engagement goals? Where are the pain points, and where is the ROI – both in short-term successes (think low-hanging fruit) and long-term sustainability?

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston has been launching telehealth and telemedicine programs for several years, and is among the nation’s leading healthcare providers in proving the value of the platform – so much so that other health systems are coming to MUSC to see what they’re doing right. In this hour-long webinar, Shawn Valenta, MUSC’s director of telehealth, will explain how to launch a telehealth program, focusing on the objectives and roadblocks that every hospital should consider.