Telemedicine and Digital Health to Improve the Value of Health Care


  • Oren Mechanic Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine


Session Description: Telehealth is a new health care delivery model that could provide significant value to patients and reshape the health care system. With the advent of digital health innovation, we have such an abundance of opportunities... the session  will  address the exciting future of connected medicine and the opportunities we have to make a global difference in patient care.


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Author Biography

Oren Mechanic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mechanic is an Emergency Medicine attending at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and is a Fellow of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Dr. Mechanic’s interests and activities are health care innovation, value-based delivery, and TeleHealth. Dr. Mechanic trained at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BIDMC and obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Dartmouth Medical School, researching health care operations and implementing value-based health care delivery. During his residency training, he was selected into Prof Michael Porter’s Value-Based Health Care Delivery intensive seminar at Harvard Business School. Dr. Mechanic has participated in the Physician Leadership Program, designed by health care leaders at the medical center and business school to develop leadership skills surrounding quality, safety, and process improvement projects. Over recent years, his interests are in coordinating innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, population health, and telehealth endeavors within regional and international medical practices, and he has spoken nationally on such topics. Other interests include Emergency Department operations in order to provide timely and safe care to patients presenting in the ED, specifically regarding observation medicine. He has been awarded a Harvard Medical School teaching award and is a core faculty member for the clinical skills course.

Dr. Mechanic is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate and medical school studies and is a proud Tar Heel.



How to Cite

Mechanic, O. (2018). Telemedicine and Digital Health to Improve the Value of Health Care. Telehealth and Medicine Today, 3. Retrieved from

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