Why are lifestyle interventions failing? We know we have an obesity and chronic condition crisis that is costing us millions in healthcare each year. We know that we can reduce the risk of all chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, etc.) by 80% by simply eating better, exercising regularly, and not smoking. We also know that these changes don’t just happen on their own. Laurence Girard, founder and CEO of FruitStreet – an online platform for lifestyle disease management – shares how telehealth tools for the dietician, nurse coach or lifestyle health coach are a game changer for reducing obesity and chronic diseases.
What does the failure of Blockbuster and the success of Netflix have to teach us about succeeding at telehealth? With his 30 years of experience in the media industry and 10 years in the digital health industry, Randy Parker, founder and Chief Business Developer of the MDLIVE, prepares us to succeed at digital health by pointing out the parallels between the digitization of media and the digitization of healthcare.Continue Reading…
Are video visits fundamentally not scalable? Does your EMR really have to integrate with your telehealth platform? Can I get my existing equipment to work with a telehealth platform? Are telehealth platforms really the way to go? Dr. Erika Chuang, VSee VP of Product Management takes us through the fundamental challenges of designing a telehealth platform that is both simple to use and yet provides an integrated experience from the perspective of the designers and engineers in the trenches.Continue Reading…
Telemedicine as a means of delivering healthcare will be the topic of an upcoming panel discussion. Don’t miss Milton Chen, CEO of VSee, speaking at the Golden Triangle Local Program Council’s special event:
“TELEMEDICINE IN THE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM”
(This is an ACHE Qualified Education (Category II) Program and is self-reported by ACHE members)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Lamar University’s Dr. Richard L. Price Auditorium In the John Gray Center, Beaumont, TX (Refreshments Available)
- How telemedicine has been used to care for patients and in what settings
- How effective telemedicine has been in the treatment of patients
- What the financial and reimbursement implications of employing telemedicine are in the care of patients
- What are the future applications of telemedicine and how the potential shift in healthcare
reimbursement toward assuming greater risk may impact health care providers’ use of telemedicine
Visit ache-setc.org to register before Monday, January 23.
Glenn Hammack, OD – Founding President/CEO, NuPhysicia, Inc.
Nancy Dickey, MD – Executive Director, Rural and Community Health Institute
Praphul Joshi, PhD – Associate Professor, Program Director, Masters of Public Health, Lamar University
George Christafa Bone, DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice, Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System
Milton Chen, PhD – Co-Founder & CEO, VSee Lab
This event is supported by the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Ninety percent of healthcare executives say they have or are starting telehealth programs. Twenty-nine states have policies mandating telehealth reimbursement. Thirty-five percent of employers now offer telehealth. As many as 70% of physician, ER, urgent care visits are estimated to be manageable by phone or video. Surveys show over and over again that patients value convenience foremost. Everyone is rushing to deploy telemedicine without really knowing what telemedicine is or what it takes to have a successful telemedicine program. Looking back on her many experiences and mistakes as a successful telemedicine pioneer and health care innovator, Kristi Henderson offers 5 principles for starting a telemedicine program:Continue Reading…