Telehealth and Medicine Today <p><strong>Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT</strong>) is the open access international peer reviewed journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation, its use and scalable developments, clinical informatics,<strong> </strong>business process guidance, immersive patient experiences, market research, and the economic impact of digital health innovations in advancing value based care across the care continuum. Original research articles and reviews feature perspectives from multiple disciplines including medicine, technology, policy, economic, education, and social impact. Authors are encouraged to submit outcomes data to demonstrate real world cost efficiencies to enhance affordable, accessible, quality care through virtual and digital treatment modalities. </p> en-US <p>Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to <em>Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT).</em></p> <p><em>THMT is published under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a>. </em></p> <p> </p> (Tory Cenaj) (John Russo, PharmD) Mon, 30 Jan 2023 06:24:17 -0800 OJS 60 Quadruple Aim Meets Digital Health: Opportunities and Challenges <p>A bold, frank and candid discussion evaluating telehealth policy and service interventions: framework to guide selection<span class="gmail_default">,</span>&nbsp;and interpretation of study end points<span class="gmail_default">. Seek a quiet place to listen to this audiocast.</span></p> Dr. Paul Barach, Dr. Sweta Sneha , Steve Meurer Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Paul Barach, Dr. Sweta Sneha , Steve Meurer Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Challenges and Opportunities in Space Medicine, Space Flight, and Holoportation <p>Dr. Schmid will provide an overview of the NASA space medicine operations current spaceflight challenges and opportunities in the context of the environments of care including air, space and terrestrially in our domestic and international health systems.&nbsp; He will provide a worldwind tour of Space Medicine origins, space telemedicine, medical training required, extreme environmenta of care, NASA international and off the planet medical operations, mission planning, space physiology, longitudinal surveillance of astronaut health, current and future missions, commercial space flight and new vehicles.&nbsp; Dr. Schmid will introduce the Holoportation Project, the first Holographic Transportation of humans to space, new technologies and opportunities for collaboration and problem solving with NASA.&nbsp;</p> Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Josef Schmid III Copyright (c) 2022 Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Josef Schmid III Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Market Transformation, Opportunities and Challenges of Telehealth Players <p>There are three types of known “telehealth players” and only two will prevail in the future. The first type are credible known entities like Cleveland Clinic, UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health, or Amazon Care, which would be their online arm. The second type will be telehealth solutions that broker availability of different services between brands. The third type – and the one that won’t work – is the standalone solution. From a patient standpoint, more credibility is needed to use these services. Smart market players in the telehealth industry anticipate future trends and make sure business focuses on several consumer problems, not one.&nbsp;</p> <p>Further, there are concerns about equitable access to telehealth services, particularly for video telehealth – something HCPs and telehealth companies should think about as telehealth becomes a long-term/permanent solution. Basic technological barriers like lack of broadband access, digital literacy, social isolation, disparities in technology/device ownership prevent patients from engaging with their providers via telehealth. These barriers have disproportionate impacts across different populations. Additionally, social data gaps – low technology for certain sub-populations indicates minimal data availability.</p> Katrin Zimmermann Copyright (c) 2022 Katrin Zimmermann Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Addressing Workforce Crisis through New Models of Care <p>The healthcare industry has already been burdened by longstanding trends like aging populations, provider burnout, and patient dissatisfaction. Healthcare burnout has increased significantly during the pandemic. Many factors are putting strain on the industry: expanding healthcare roles, squeeze in reimbursements, competition for patient volume, shifts in the delivery of care, and a shortage of providers and staff. These factors have contributed to the unprecedented challenge forcing healthcare organizations to rethink established norms and operational best practices. While new technologies have promised significant clinical and operational benefits for healthcare organizations, COVID-19 has turned them from nice-to-haves to imperatives. This session will discuss how today’s workforce crisis can be addressed through new models of care such as telehealth.</p> <p>Objectives:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Discuss the business process and business applications revolution</li> <li aria-level="1">Explain the experience revolution</li> <li aria-level="1">Describe the impact of new models of care on the clinical workforce</li> </ul> Kathleen McGrow DNP, MS, RN, PMP Copyright (c) 2022 Kathleen McGrow DNP, MS, RN, PMP Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Key Components of a Tech-Enabled Hospital at Home Program <p>Until recently, acute care technological innovations were centered on improvements in procedural interventions or critical care. Accelerated by the pandemic, there has been a shift and developing interest in bringing acute-level care into the home. As a result, more tech-enabled improvements are supporting decentralized care models. Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), combined with clinical necessity, are enabling healthcare systems to deliver better care beyond the four walls of the hospital.</p> Dr. Sandeep Pulim Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Sandeep Pulim Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Insiders Perspectives On Hybrid Care <p>Hear perspectives from tech giant, Microsoft, and startup Ravkoo Health executives, about what is currently top of mind for them, their business, and what they are being asked to deliver for clients and consumers. The new "hybrid world" discussion includes topics such as:</p> <ul> <li>What the newest tools are being used at health organizations</li> <li>What's the most mature use case in virtual care</li> <li>Where is the digital health/virtual health “puck” headed over the next few years</li> </ul> Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, Alpesh Patel Copyright (c) 2022 Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, Alpesh Patel Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Raising the Bar in RPM Innovation with Value Based Patient-Centered Care Maria Palombini, Vladimir A. Pozdin, Josh Rabinowitz Copyright (c) 2022 Maria Palombini, Vladimir A. Pozdin, Josh Rabinowitz Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 The Role Blockchain Technology Can Play in Solving Today’s Telemedicine Limitations <p>Data security, regulatory compliance, cost of IT infrastructure, cross border consultations, and interoperability are just some of the challenges telemedicine faces today. Find out how blockchain technology can help solve many of the pressing challenges, telemedicine faces today.</p> Pradeep Goel Copyright (c) 2023 Pradeep Goel Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 THMT 2021 Editors Best Article Award <p>The study identifies characteristics of the explosive implementation and scale of telehealth use in the first year of COVID-19 pandemic - forever changing traditional healthcare practices and patient access in the United States.</p> <p>To view the article, please visit DOI <span class="value"><a href=""></a></span></p> <p>The award selection is based on the number of online views, article downloads, citations, and market impact.</p> <p>Authors and affiliations appear below:</p> <div id=":1n1" class="Ar Au Ao"> <div id=":202" class="Am Al editable LW-avf tS-tW tS-tY" tabindex="1" role="textbox" contenteditable="true" spellcheck="false" aria-label="Message Body" aria-multiline="true" aria-owns=":26w" aria-controls=":26w"> <div class="gmail_default"> <ul> <li>Francis X. Campion, MITRE Corporation; Atrius Health; and Harvard Medical School </li> <li>Stephen Ommen, Mayo Clinic</li> <li>Helayne Sweet, MITRE Corporation</li> <li>Nilay Shah, Mayo Clinic</li> <li>Barbra Rabson, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners </li> <li>Nick Dougherty, Allways Heath Partners</li> <li>Jennifer Goldsack, Digital Medical Society</li> <li>Peter Sylvester, MITRE Corporation</li> <li>Karen Jones, MITRE Corporation</li> <li>Aaron Burgman, MITRE Corporation</li> <li>Nathalie McIntosh, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners </li> <li>Lindsey Sangaralingham, Mayo Clinic</li> <li>David Jiang, Mayo Clinic</li> <li>Jeffrey McGinn, Change Healthcare</li> <li>Ricardo Rojas, Mayo Clinic</li> <li>Tim Suther, Change Healthcare</li> <li>Brian Anderson, MITRE Corporation</li> <li>John Halamka, Mayo Clinic (Dr Halamka is editors-in-chief of the THMT journal) </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Congratulations, authors!</strong></p> Francis X. Campion, MD Copyright (c) 2022 Francis X. Campion, MD Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Developing Evidence for Telehealth Effectiveness <div id=":191" class="Ar Au Ao"> <div id=":195" class="Am Al editable LW-avf tS-tW tS-tY" tabindex="1" role="textbox" contenteditable="true" spellcheck="false" aria-label="Message Body" aria-multiline="true" aria-owns=":1j8" aria-controls=":1j8"> <div class="gmail_default">This keynote offers a definition for telehealth, and discusses dimensions of telehealth effectiveness, clinical outcomes, patient and provider experience, cost utilization, and equity. Three use cases are presented to help illustrate findings. </div> </div> </div> Francis X. Campion, MD Copyright (c) 2022 Francis X. Campion, MD Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 The Evolution and Promise of Digital Health <p>Learn about the history of health IT policy in the US, and how the national infrastructure being built today via the 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;Century Cures Act, is paving the way for a digitally native healthcare ecosystem in the years ahead.</p> Stephen Konya Copyright (c) 2022 Stephen Konya Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Data as Strategy: How Platforms Solve Problems and Ecosystems can Transform the Industry <p>Many organizations talk about the power of data but too few really understand the full potential.&nbsp; Utilizing a strategic framework that redefines the roles of collaboration and innovation, ses how one organization built competitive differentiators by expanding upon the concept of a data analytics platform to create a data operating system and beyond enterprise analytics to facilitating an ecosystem.</p> Tom Andriola Copyright (c) 2022 Tom Andriola Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Global Trends in Information Governance & Data Protection <p>This presentation discusses the top legal and regulatory issues affecting information governance and data privacy and security measures being implemented or expanded in the United States and European Union. This presentation provides valuable insights to startups and existing telemedicine providers and digital health technology companies seeking to understand strategic planning to optimize market success and maintain regulatory compliance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Key Topics / Learning Points</p> <ul> <li>Policy trends in the United States and recently enacted state privacy laws&nbsp;</li> <li>Practical insights and recommendations to compliance with GDPR or local privacy rules</li> <li>Flexibilities applied during the pandemic to ensure access to safer health care</li> <li>Pending legislation impacting information governance and data protection</li> <li>Access and use of individually identifiable information in clinical trials and research</li> </ul> Charles C. Dunham, IV, Carsten Kociok Copyright (c) 2022 Charles C. Dunham, IV, Carsten Kociok Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 How ‘Resource Recycling’ Impacts a New Telehealth Paradigm <p>Telehealth provides an opportunity to change rules of engagement, reach out to neglected communities, and uncharted populations at the touch of a button, redefining a transformative vision from disconnection to a well-orchestrated consortium of value-based care and patient-centered services. All we need to do is to develop a ‘digital resource recycling’ mentality, and technology will take care of the rest.</p> <p>The new telehealth paradigm supports outreach, connectivity and interaction, offering an opportunity to put an end to the current innovation predicament and function on a platform that we can scale and radically transform the pace and permanence of integration in health and care systems. The challenge is an overproduction of data, already contributing to the global carbon footprint. This is where data recycling comes in, as a sustainability prerequisite for the new telehealth paradigm.</p> Dr. Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Leveraging Web 3.0 Architecture for Healthcare 4.0 <p>The global digital transformation has been exponentially accelerated by the latest pandemic and we have a unique opportunity to redefine, redesign and reconfigure global wellness, global health and global health-care delivery systems. Telehealth and telemedicine play a key role in this new ecosystem and can act as a gateway to achieving Healthcare 4.0. The dual power of increased telehealth adoption, and transitioning towards a decentralized next generation internet (web 3.0) can act as a catalyst to enhance our efforts toward attainment of a more equitable healthcare ecosystem.&nbsp;</p> Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 How Do We Get Physicians To Care About The Bottom-Line? <p>Modern healthcare is quickly evolving. The advent of EHRs and digital health is putting pressure on physicians to know more and more non-clinical information. In addition to their clinical expertise physician alignment and proficiency with financial, compliance, and administrative objectives is critical for the modern healthcare systems overall success. While physicians are experts at providing the best possible care for their patients, they receive little to no training on how to align with crucial health system initiatives resulting in friction between physician and health system stakeholders. The secret to harmoniously merging physician’s clinical goals with the health system’s business goals is increasing the application of evidence-based EHR integrated disease management.</p> Adam Robison Copyright (c) 2022 Adam Robison Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Telehealth Pearls 2022 <p>Panelists discuss topics below and their relevance for telehealth leaders.</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Current challenges for providers <ul> <li aria-level="2">Reimbursement</li> <li aria-level="2">Workflows</li> <li aria-level="2">Prescribing&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="2">Disparities of care</li> </ul> </li> <li aria-level="1">Future vision for telehealth for health-systems</li> </ul> Francis X. Campion, MD, Beju Shah, PharmD, MBA, Oren J. Mechanic, MD, Dr. Tarun Mohan Lal Copyright (c) 2022 Francis X. Campion, MD, Beju Shah, PharmD, MBA, Oren J. Mechanic, MD, Dr. Tarun Mohan Lal Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Patient Centricity and Ways to Expand Telehealth and Telemedicine Access <p>The speaker will address topics such as wearable device&nbsp;usefulness for both practitioners and insurers,&nbsp;opportunities of digital health and telemedicine for the insurance industry, and how to expand services and platforms across borders.</p> Dr. Innocent Clement Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Innocent Clement Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Pandemic Push: Accelerating Connected Care <p>TBD</p> David Houghton, MD Copyright (c) 2022 David Houghton, MD Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Opportunities and Obstacles for Using Remote Monitoring and AI to Enable Sustained Integrated Telehealth PPT <p>Telehealth has seen a rapid growth period in the last a couple of years globally, partly propelled by the pandemic. Now many patients and healthcare providers have seen the potential benefits of telehealth, many people are in the process to drive sustained growth of this new paradigm of healthcare. The panel will be focused on two key enabling factors of the future growth of integrated telehealth, i.e., remote monitoring and AI. They will use specific cases to discuss the Opportunities and Obstacles in the development, deployment, and commercialization of these technologies.</p> Shereese Maynard, Jiang Li, PhD Copyright (c) 2023 Shereese Maynard, Jiang Li, PhD Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800