As the nation’s healthcare ecosystem adapts to a new reality of in-person, telehealth and remote patient monitoring systems, care providers are learning how to mix and match these platforms to achieve optimal results. They’re creating hybrid models of care that allow clinicians, support staff and patients to collaborate on their own time and terms. And they’re using these platforms to extend care away from the hospital or doctor’s office to wherever it’s needed.

The 2021 Connected Health Virtual Summit, hosted by Xtelligent Healthcare Media and mHealthIntelligence, will take a closer look at how these hybrid models of care are being developed and put into action. We’ll delve into the barriers and benefits to connected health, examine the policies and payment guidelines that affect care delivery, and highlight the best practices and standards that will make these models effective.

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Keynote Fireside Chat: Changing the Dynamics of Patient-Centered Care With the Hospital at Home Concept
Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00 ET
Health systems across the country are moving more services out of the hospital and into the home, creating new strategies that improve health outcomes and reduce wasteful expenses. These platforms often mix telehealth and remote patient monitoring with in-person care, offering services that match and even go beyond what a patient would get in the hospital.

In the opening keynote for Xtelligent Healthcare Media’s 2-day Connected Health Virtual Summit, executives from Kaiser Permanente and the Mayo Clinic will sit down for a virtual fireside chat to discuss their Hospital at Home strategies. They’ll talk about how they developed their programs, how these services benefit both the patient and the care providers, and how these programs set the stage for a more dynamic value-based care model that more and more providers and payers are embracing.

Margaret Paulson, DO, FACP, Medical Director – Advanced Care at Home and Home Health, Mayo Clinic Health System
Stephen Parodi, MD, Executive Vice President, The Permanente Federation at Kaiser Permanente

ProMedica’s Story: A System-Wide Approach to RPM
Tuesday, October 19 at 12:30 ET
ProMedica Home Health launched its Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program in 2019, focusing on patients with multiple co-morbidities at a high-risk for hospitalization. Over the last several years, ProMedica Home Health, supported by the ProMedica Telehealth Institute, has partnered with numerous hospitals, physician groups, and a commercial insurance provider to establish RPM as the standard of care across the ProMedica health system.
Key Learnings:
  • Enhancing patient education and engagement through a defined installation process
  • Securing clinician and executive buy-in to ensure strong patient outcomes
  • Utilizing RPM to its full extent, customizing solutions to meet the unique needs of various patient populations
Kim Putnam, Telehealth Supervisor, ProMedica
Doug Lang, Vice President of Client Growth, Health Recovery Solutions

Panel: Forging Community Partnerships Through Mobile Integrated Health
Tuesday, October 19 at 2:00 ET
Today’s health systems are looking outside the box to address community and population health issues, and creating Mobile Integrated Health programs that focus on partnerships. Some are working with social service agencies and health clinics to create new care options for underserved populations, while others are partnering with EMS providers in Community Paramedicine programs, bringing services to the doorstep of those who need a little help at home. In this panel session, representatives of three healthcare organizations will discuss how these partnerships are formed and how they can address key healthcare metrics and outcomes. 

Sarah Kessler, Senior Telehealth Program Strategist, The University of Vermont Health Network
B. Bryan Graham, DO, FACEP, Enterprise Physician Advisor, Medical Operations; Staff, Emergency Services Institute, Cleveland Clinic

How Ambulatory Care Extends Beyond a Doctor’s Walls
Wednesday, October 20 at 11:00 ET
As the nation’s healthcare ecosystem adapts to a new reality of in-person and remote care (including  telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) systems), ambulatory providers and the vendors that support them are implementing solutions that expand care and insights beyond the doctor's office.​  With expanded capabilities to monitor more chronic care patients, physicians can improve patient outcomes and fulfill obligations associated with awarded grant funds and quality organizations. As RPM proliferates and more patients become comfortable with the technology, patient loyalty and engagement with virtual visits stands to rise and therefore telehealth offerings will no doubt increase.
Today in this session, we will discuss:​
  • Interoperability with other institutions to enable physicians to have access to patients' complete medical histories and to further public health​
  • Telehealth patient centric and practice centric capabilities to consider for your telehealth/virtual care workflow, ​
  • Remote patient monitoring (RPM) recent learnings from ambulatory providers​
Kimberly Allen-Chief Quality & Innovation Officer, Delaware Valley Community Health
Muhammad Chebli, VP, Solutions - Connected Health, NextGen Healthcare
Cheryl Lejbolle, VP, Solutions - Patient Engagement, NextGen Healthcare

Panel: Using Connected Health to Address Social Determinants of Health
Wednesday, October 20 at 12:30 ET
Healthcare is all abuzz these days with the idea of tackling Social Determinants of Health and breaking down the barriers to access. But what does that actually mean for a health system looking to connect with underserved populations, and how are they using connected health technology to identify and cross those gaps in care? In this panel session, executives from three health organizations will talk about how they identify the barriers that keep people from accessing healthcare, and how they’re using telehealth, digital health and other tools to reach these populations and provide both healthcare and access to other, needed resources.

Bethany Vick, Senior Digital Strategy Manager, Providence Digital Innovation Group
Chris Grasso, AVP of Informatics and Data Services, The Fenway Institute
Wanneh A. Dixon, Director, Strategy and Programs, eHealth Initiative and Foundation

Keynote: Mobile Integrated Health: Using Partnerships to Promote Care Coordination
Wednesday, October 20 at 3:30 ET
As part of the trend of moving healthcare out of the hospital and into the home, health systems are launching Mobile Integrated Health programs to address care coordination and gaps among their most complex and expensive patients. In partnerships with various community health programs, they’re creating mobile health teams that visit the homes of patients who would otherwise show up in the ED and providing care management to avoid that seemingly inevitable 911 call. These programs not only reduce unnecessary hospital traffic, but improve outcomes for complex care patients and reduce costs.

In this keynote, we’ll see how Cleveland’s MetroHealth System launched its Institute for HOPE (Health Opportunity Partnership Empowerment) in 2019 and is collaborating with almost 140 community organizations on a wide variety of programs aimed at addressing barriers of care and tackling the root causes of health disparities. We’ll learn about how the health system focuses on three strategies: building healthy families and resilient communities, providing transformative knowledge and education, and shining a light on innovative best practices to address the social needs of patients and begin to address the social determinants of health in the greater Cleveland community.

Brant A. Silvers; Principal, Clinical Transformation, Institute for H.O.P.E. TM, The MetroHealth System

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