Telehealth and Medicine Today https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal <p><strong>Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT</strong>) is a gold open access international peer reviewed journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation, its use and scalable developments, business process guidance, market research and the economic impact of digital health innovations in an evolving virtual health technology sector.</p> en-US <p>Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to <em>Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT).</em></p> <p><em>TMT is published under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a>. </em></p> <p> </p> t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com (Tory Cenaj) j.russo@partnersindigitalhealth.com (John Russo, PharmD) Tue, 05 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 OJS 3.3.0.7 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 International Perspectives on the Evolving Telehealth and Virtual Care Competitive Landscape https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/341 <p>From LATAM, to Pakistan, to Nigeria to China, panelists tackle issues including barriers and solutions for mobile internet adoption, impact investing, partnership, social enterprise and national policies for eHealth. Speakers offer guidance on how to scale technology for end users, solve for manpower issues, connection flexibilities and offer uniform thinking for local successes.</p> Dirk Schroeder, CEO, Updraft Health Innovation Advisors , Jefferson G. Fernandes, MD, MSc, PhD, MBA, Neurologist, Vice-president Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth, Brazil, Patrick Quinlan, MD, CEO and Founder, Hippo Technologies and CEO Emeritus, Ochsner Health System Copyright (c) 2022 Dirk Schroeder, CEO, Updraft Health Innovation Advisors , Jefferson G. Fernandes, MD, MSc, PhD, MBA, Neurologist, Vice-president Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth, Brazil, Patrick Quinlan, MD, CEO and Founder, Hippo Technologies and CEO Emeritus, Ochsner Health System http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/341 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The State of Data Onboarding, Interoperability and Trust https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/346 <p>Data continues to play an ever-increasing role in the healthcare and life sciences industry with the promise to revolutionize care delivery and treatments through individualized approaches derived from highly granular, patient-level data capture and insights. In addition, the movement towards enhanced data analytics, big data use, and AI has raised the bar on data quality and quantity. As a result, patient trust around data capture and use has become more omnipresent than ever and creates challenges and opportunities for various parts of our industry.</p> <p>The discussion presents leveraging health data, modern infrastructure, and advanced interoperability while enhancing patient trust to drive innovation across companies and the industry as a whole. Panelists represent companies with a combined $1B in funding and includes Canada's largest software company, </p> <p> </p> Jason R. Crites, Founder and CEO Assurance Health Data Inc., Christine Lemke, Co-CEO, Evidation Health, Dr. Arif Nathoo, CEO, Komodo Health, Dave Wessinger, CEO, PointClickCare Copyright (c) 2022 Jason R. Crites, Founder and CEO Assurance Health Data Inc., Christine Lemke, Co-CEO, Evidation Health, Dr. Arif Nathoo, CEO, Komodo Health, Dave Wessinger, CEO, PointClickCare http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/346 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Successes and Failures: Gaps in Home Health Care https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/351 <h6>Panelists discuss&nbsp;how telehealth advances increased access, quality of care and metrics to inform enhancements to care delivery in the US. In addition, discussion will include developing strategic partnerships along the continuum of care delivery to increase cost reductions, improved access and improved patient engagement.&nbsp;</h6> Andrew Richards, Co-Founder, Amend Health , Sajid Ahmed, CEO, Wise Healthcare, Remote Primary Care, Mike Biselli, SVP, Evangelist, OLIVE , Vanessa Leigh McLaughlin, CEO, Welcome Home Health Copyright (c) 2022 Andrew Richards, Co-Founder, Amend Health , Sajid Ahmed, CEO, Wise Healthcare, Remote Primary Care, Mike Biselli, SVP, Evangelist, OLIVE , Vanessa Leigh McLaughlin, CEO, Welcome Home Health http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/351 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Optimized Patient Engagement and the Consumer Experience – How Digital Health Improves Timely Patient Engagement, Effectiveness and Experience https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/344 <p>As technology continues to proliferate, patients and consumers are able to access more innovations than ever before, but are these services enough to cater to patient needs? Will there be a gap in patients adopting new platforms to “unlock” new levels of care? What barriers exist that make it more difficult for digital health startups to retain patients and what can patients do to become better healthcare consumers? Answers to these question and more will be addressed.</p> Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center , Omar Dawood MD, MPH, MBA, President, BetterUp Care, Florian Otto, Co-Founder, Cedar Copyright (c) 2022 Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center , Omar Dawood MD, MPH, MBA, President, BetterUp Care, Florian Otto, Co-Founder, Cedar http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/344 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Efficiency & Outcomes of Direct Access to Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders vs Physician-First Access in the US https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/349 <p>Musculoskeletal disorders effect one in every two Americans costing $213 billion a year. They are also the #1 cause of disability worldwide. With advancements in medicine and technology, the cost and disability rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continues to escalate.</p> <p>Speakers will discuss innovative ways to reduce the musculoskeletal epidemic through proven results and published research on the cost effectiveness of physical therapy (PT) and virtual care from employer, employee and overall impact on the healthcare market.</p> <p><strong>Discussion topics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Outcomes of specialty trained PTs in MDT vs traditional community care?</li> <li>What is PT Direct Access and what the APTA’s stance is on both DA and telePT?</li> <li>What does published research tell us about the cost effectiveness of PT Direct Access?</li> <li>Misdiagnosis and training vs MDs?</li> <li>What’s the primary dilemma of the traditional model of care for MSDS?</li> <li>How has teleheath impacted traditional care for MSDS?</li> <li>What are the strengths and weaknesses of telerehab?</li> <li>What are the main obstacles and misperceptions to Direct Access?</li> <li>Since COVID 19, what are the obstacles to telerehab?</li> <li>What are the outcomes for WorkComp, Self-Pay and Group Health?</li> </ul> Aideen Turner, PT, Cert. MDT, CEAS, CEO, Virtual Physical Therapists, Ron Donelson, MD, MS, American Physical Therapy Association , Alice Bell, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics, Senior Payment, Specialist, APTA , Heidi Ojha, Founder, Aware Health and Associate Professor, Temple University Copyright (c) 2022 Aideen Turner, PT, Cert. MDT, CEAS, CEO, Virtual Physical Therapists, Ron Donelson, MD, MS, American Physical Therapy Association , Alice Bell, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics, Senior Payment, Specialist, APTA , Heidi Ojha, Founder, Aware Health and Associate Professor, Temple University http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/349 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Home Health and the Future https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/354 <p>What is the value proposition for this emerging market? Obtain a bird’s eye view of VC and inventor perspective on the home health movement. This is where new PE &amp; Venture money is moving – in home based tech and care. Panelists will discuss the reimbursement map, integration into workflow and getting providers to change the way they do business.</p> Sumit Nagpal, CEO, Founder, Board Director, Cherish Health, Lawrence B. Leisure, Founder and Managing Partner, Chicago Pacific Partners , Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director of Global Health Business, Accenture Copyright (c) 2022 Sumit Nagpal, CEO, Founder, Board Director, Cherish Health, Lawrence B. Leisure, Founder and Managing Partner, Chicago Pacific Partners , Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director of Global Health Business, Accenture http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/354 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 NewCos – Better, Stronger, Faster https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/342 <p>Game changing new market entrants are rapidly expanding the marketplace with tech and new business models. Panelists will discuss how to drive&nbsp;<em>better consumer&nbsp;</em>experiences, cheaper with&nbsp;<em>faster</em>&nbsp;outcomes with the transformational impact of solutions across stakeholders, regulatory frameworks, data protection regulations, and local healthcare systems.</p> Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health, Russell Glass, CEO, Ginger Health , Lisa Lavin, CEO, Omcare , April Mims, Senior VP, Public Policy, Hims&Hers , Nir Shalom, CEO, floLIVE Copyright (c) 2022 Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health, Russell Glass, CEO, Ginger Health , Lisa Lavin, CEO, Omcare , April Mims, Senior VP, Public Policy, Hims&Hers , Nir Shalom, CEO, floLIVE http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/342 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Consumer Loyalty in the New Health Data Economy: Fair Data Strategies, Innovation, Trust & Trends https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/347 <p>Expect to disrupt traditional buyer models of bygone policies and data access with these panelists. Consuming information and social services are now decentralized in a collaborative ecosystem. What are the obstacles to privacy policy and should we have a national focus similar to GDPR? Privacy, security and trust must meet a minimum standard set by the government. What about the digital divide? Are policy maker debates too funding focused? Learn more about consumers and the new data economy on this panel.</p> Deven McGraw, Chief Regulatory Officer, Citizen , Dan Brillman, CEO, Unite Us , Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center , Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO, DAMO Consulting and Author of “The Big Unlock” Copyright (c) 2022 Deven McGraw, Chief Regulatory Officer, Citizen , Dan Brillman, CEO, Unite Us , Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center , Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO, DAMO Consulting and Author of “The Big Unlock” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/347 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 How Health Plan Providers and Telehealth Partnerships Advance Care & Scaled Adoption https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/352 <p>The session includes obstacles and constraints in technology infrastructure, patient habit and payment models, regulations that encourage adoption of telehealth, the unprecedented imperatives of COVID, access to rural populations and the health conditions addressed. In addition, viewers will glean new market opportunities to capture through telehealth partnerships and scale.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> Joe Hawayek, Head of Virtual Health, Aetna International (MEA), UAE , Susy Postal, DNP, RN-BC, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Indian Health Service, Scott Rissmiller, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atrium Health Copyright (c) 2022 Joe Hawayek, Head of Virtual Health, Aetna International (MEA), UAE , Susy Postal, DNP, RN-BC, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Indian Health Service, Scott Rissmiller, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atrium Health http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/352 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Hospitals without Walls https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/345 <p>The fireside chat includes an up-close conversation about beds in the US being in the wrong places and how to realign assets. What are the new care team challenges and models to consider moving forward? What about transitions in care and training the workforce? Is this one area where consumers, payors and employers are in agreement? Challenges may not be clinical in nature.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Steve R. Ommen, MD, Medical Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic. Medical Director, Digital Products & Product/Platform Strategy. Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN , Rami Karjian, CEO, Medically Home Copyright (c) 2022 Steve R. Ommen, MD, Medical Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic. Medical Director, Digital Products & Product/Platform Strategy. Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN , Rami Karjian, CEO, Medically Home http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/345 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Financial Confidence Strategies for Telehealth ROI & Investment Value https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/350 <p>Financial Confidence Strategies is derived from Arkwright’s 2019 <br />Telehealth and Medicine Today Journal published paper; <br />Telehealth Financial Variables and Successful Business Models is predicated on a THMT article that was the second most downloaded paper in 2020 amidst the onset of COVID-19 and a global eruption of increased telehealth services.</p> <p>The presentation addresses telehealth growth, scale, ROI, investment strategy, and best practice.</p> Bryan Arkwright, CEO, Cromford Heath Copyright (c) 2022 Bryan Arkwright, CEO, Cromford Heath http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/350 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The Future of Patient-Centered mRPM https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/355 <p>Panel experts will discuss understanding what accessible “patient-centered” mRPM entails from both a clinical and technology perspective, outline current challenges impacting innovation and trust in the use of mRPM from regulatory, physician and patient perspectives and detail benefits and gaps in making mRPM accessible for all patients.</p> Maria Palombini, Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, IEEE SA , Narendra Mangra, Co-Chair, IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Program, Michael Carter, Program Director, Mass Brigham General, Shayan Vyas, Vice President & Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Teladoc Health Copyright (c) 2022 Maria Palombini, Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, IEEE SA , Narendra Mangra, Co-Chair, IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Program, Michael Carter, Program Director, Mass Brigham General, Shayan Vyas, Vice President & Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Teladoc Health http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/355 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Breaking Barriers of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Digital Health https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/343 <p>As the pace of innovation and adoption in healthcare runs at light speed, we now need to consider deployments and operationalizing tech as this lags today. Panelists will share challenges from a case use, data variability factors, how to build tools and clean data to train algorithms, workflows and what the best impact for healthcare is.</p> Tarun Mohan Lal, Vice President, Chief Analytics and Solutions Officer, Navicent Health, Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD, Professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic , Elad Walach, CEO, Aidoc, Israel Copyright (c) 2022 Tarun Mohan Lal, Vice President, Chief Analytics and Solutions Officer, Navicent Health, Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD, Professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic , Elad Walach, CEO, Aidoc, Israel http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/343 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Meeting Needs of Pediatric Patients in Grades K-12 with Telehealth: A Case Study https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/348 <p>Viewers will gain a deep understanding of school setting and challenges schools can meet medical needs. Topics will include FERPA and HIPAA rules and regulations, proper consent for medical care in schools, understanding how enrollment and engagement affects access, reimbursement challenges and engagement with local resources and primary care clinics to identify gaps in care.</p> Josh Golomb, CEO, Hazel Health , Rubin Reyes, School Superintendent, Robla School District Copyright (c) 2022 Josh Golomb, CEO, Hazel Health , Rubin Reyes, School Superintendent, Robla School District http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/348 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Driving Telehealth Equity through Local Libraries & Community Connectivity https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/353 <h6>This discussion will bridge digital divides deploying telehealth services and care in everyday environments including laundromats, where families spend an average of 2.5 hours and engage with health and education, and libraries, to bring those behind, beside. What are the challenges and outcomes for low income communities with no Wi-Fi, laptops or stable internet? Panelists will share solutions to launch in communities with cost effective telehealth solutions.</h6> <p>Panelists attempt to bridge digital divides deploying telehealth services and care.&nbsp;</p> Craig Settles, Founder Gigabit Nation Radio , Shauntee Burns-Simpson, President of Black Caucus of the American Library Association, (BCALA), Renee Patton, Global Education & Healthcare Director, Cisco Systems, Inc., Katherine Trujillo, Deputy Director, Libraries Without Borders Copyright (c) 2022 Craig Settles, Founder Gigabit Nation Radio , Shauntee Burns-Simpson, President of Black Caucus of the American Library Association, (BCALA), Renee Patton, Global Education & Healthcare Director, Cisco Systems, Inc., Katherine Trujillo, Deputy Director, Libraries Without Borders http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/353 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700