Telehealth and RPM at HIMSS21

We are planning our HIMSS trip to Las Vegas and checking out what’s up on the Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring front.

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Tuesday Sessions

Using Technologies and Data to Drive Telehealth Excellence
Tuesday, August 10 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Venetian, Lido 3104

This session will describe the rapid deployment of multidisciplinary telehealth services during the pandemic, including best practices, facilitators and challenges. The session will highlight the technology road map, telehealth platform enhancements, interoperability and integration with the EHR.

Wednesday Sessions

Best Practices to Improve your RPM Program
Wednesday, August 11 at 9:45 AM – 10:05 AM PST
Caesars, Booth C437 – Consumerism/Patient Engmt – Theater

Remote Patient Monitoring has grown rapidly, with numerous companies offering this service to patients. The aim of RPM is to improve patient outcomes, but often the programs can be confusing so patient adherence can drop off drastically within the first 30 days. In this session, Dr. Bill Lewis, a telehealth and RPM expert, will describe some best practices that RPM companies, employee health and wellness programs and providers can implement to help increase patient engagement and adherence.

Leveraging Telehealth to Achieve Health Equity
Wednesday, August 11 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Venetian, San Polo 3404

This session will look beyond the pandemic to explore how to leverage telehealth’s benefits for an even greater purpose: to achieve health equity. How can telehealth be used to level-up care for patients with chronic disease, those living in rural areas, in poverty, or on the margins of society? What steps should be taken to ensure telehealth does not widen the health inequalities gap for the elderly and disabled, the digitally illiterate, and for communities without access to fast, reliable broadband? An international panel will confront these issues and share inspiring ways in which telehealth is starting to close the health equity gap.

Thursday Sessions

Telehealth: Before, During, and After the Pandemic
Thursday, August 12 at 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM PST
Venetian, Murano 3201

Dr. Shawn Griffin will review the growth and changes in telehealth from a niche market focused on urgent care or concierge access to a widespread access point during the pandemic, with an emphasis on the adoption and growth by mainstream providers and payers at the height of social distancing.

Friday Sessions

Utilizing Outreach Techniques to Engage Families in Improving Vaccination Rates
Friday, August 13 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
Venetian, Delfino 4101

Mackenzie Bisset, MSPH, MS, MBA, Senior Director, Clinically Integrated Network at Lurie Children’s Pediatric Partners, will talk about engaging families to improve vaccination rates.

Trials and Tribulations of Rural Telehealth
Friday, August 13 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Venetian, San Polo 3404

Telehealth has the ability to impact care delivery across all systems, and it is becoming a critical need in rural areas to deliver and assist with the delivery of healthcare services. While it can reduce or minimize challenges and burden patient encounters, such as transportation issues related to traveling for specialty care, it also presents new barriers, such as limited access to high-speed internet. In addition, concerns with reliability of telehealth solutions and lack of provider buy-in or utilization further complicate its adoption and rollout.

Stop by these Exhibitors

Vivify Health
Twitter – @VivifyHealth
Booth Location: 4217

Vivify Health’s mobile, cloud-based platform powers holistic remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring, multi-channel patient education and functionality configured to each patient’s unique needs. Vivify Health serves the nation’s largest and most progressive health systems, healthcare organizations and employers—empowering clinicians to proactively manage the complexities of remote care with a single-platform solution for all device and digital health data.

Twitter – @eVisit
Booth Location: 4448

eVisit simplifies healthcare delivery with its market-leading virtual care platform. With eVisit, healthcare organizations can deliver faster, more accessible virtual care using their own network of providers, regardless of specialty. eVisit is the only Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Virtual Care Platforms in Digital Health, Q1 2021.

Twitter – @geniemd
Booth #4054
Be sure to stop by and meet the host of The Virtual Shift, Tom Foley.

GenieMD is a global provider of virtual services platform inclusive of Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring. They are on a mission is to democratize health care globally by offering a convenient, cost-effective, easily accessible platform to connect patients and providers.

Twitter – @caregility
Booth # 5751

Join Caregility at HIMSS21, booth 5751, and go hands-on with the 2021 Best in KLAS Virtual Care Platform and explore the industry’s broadest ecosystem of telehealth integrations. Learn how health systems are centralizing virtual care operations, effectively scaling telehealth in rural communities, and doing more with less using AI-enabled continuous observation with high-risk patients.

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Twitter – @DrFirst
Booth #6232 Sands Level 2

Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at every touchpoint of care to improve patient outcomes. DrFirst creates unconventional solutions that shatter information silos and solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges in healthcare.

Articles to Read

Advancing Healthcare with Insights from Four Key Perspectives Infographic – Regardless of your role in the healthcare ecosystem—whether a health system, clinician, payer or patient—each segment faces indisputable challenges to advancing healthcare posed by three transformational areas: digital health, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and financial health. Advancing healthcare in these three areas, however, requires reconciling disparate experiences, beliefs and priorities surrounding this ever-shifting terrain.

Accepted Telehealth Costs and Value Varies with Age – Data and analysis from a survey of U.S. consumer attitudes toward telehealth was published in October of 2020 by Accelerate Health. We now introduce further analysis of the original survey data, specifically focused on telehealth price and telehealth cost sensitivity. This brief highlights our three key findings.