Telehealth as a Population Health Tool
Moderator: Michael Morella, Assistant Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report
As telehealth technologies advance, health systems are seeing their power to manage the health of their patients more proactively and cost-efficiently. With the geriatric population set to expand significantly over the next three decades, telehealth companies are developing video platforms, medication monitoring services and virtual assistants that should help keep elderly patients healthy in their homes longer. Providers of remote behavioral and mental health services are already offering virtual individual and group therapy to those who otherwise wouldn’t have access. Remote diagnosis is expected to become ever more feasible as artificial intelligence takes over some of the work of assessing symptoms, and the combination of analytics and monitoring via sensor technology promises to head off trouble before it becomes critical. Hear how the latest tools can be used to manage populations and what you need to know to benefit.
–Sanjeev Arora, M.D., Director, Project ECHO; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
–Martin E. Doerfler, M.D., Sr. Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health
–Allison Suttle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Health
–Kim Swafford, Group Vice President, Telehealth & Health Technology Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health