Thursday, June 18, 2015

#CHSD15 @Fadesola (@Dell) moderates a Telehealth / Remote monitoring discussion

connected Health 2015

Realtime notes from ConnectedHealth 2015 in San Diego #CHSD15.

Moderator: Fadesola Adetosoye, MS, Telehealth and Telemedicine Practice Lead, Dell @FadesolaCares
Leigh Ann Ruggles, EVP, Business Development and Client Success, MDLIVE, Inc @labaltimore
Mario Guitierrez, Executive Director, Center Connected Health Policy
Tom Engdahl, President and CEO, Net Power & Light @tom_engdahl
Terrance Knox, Global Business Development Manager, Vodafone Global Enterprises mHealth unit

By 2020 More than half of 3B smartphone users will have downloaded a health app.

Center Connected Health Policy: The consumer is becoming the focal point (outside of the hospital setting).
Only 14 states reimburse for remote monitoring. Public policy is moving at speed of a river whereas healthcare is moving at speed of sound and innovators at speed of light.

Leigh Ann Ruggles – MDLive: Lots of things being trialled. Consumers expect on demand health care.

49 states allow telehealth. The holdout is one with big rural populations that could benefit most.
Regulation is creating barriers.

Tom Engdahl – Net Power and Light – NPL: Lots of Telehealth talk but not much being done. It is now an integration task.

Security and HIPAA Compliance is a challenge.

Terrance Knox – Vodafone: How to use mHealth without legal liability exposure. Device manufacturers and pharma. It is a big cultural change for enterprises.
The divorce from Verizon created a $131B pile of help.

Non-health players are getting involved.

– Security.
– Scalability
– Hosting and Regulation (you can’t move data out of the country)

Telehealth will go the way of online banking – ubiquity. It is an essential component in the delivery of value based care.

You can’t just replicate the existing processes – eg. doctor visit.

Should “Informed Participants” be the fourth leg of the triple aim?

Telehealth and connected Health is a glue that supports the triple aim. It may drive cost but it will drive efficiency.

Consumers expect an omni-channel experience.

What has failed:

  • Interoperability is a huge obstacle.
  • Silos / Cylinders of Excellence
  • Video is not wanted – yet
  • Startups create new technologies

  • Closed source technologies

We need clear incentives to drive interoperability. This is something federal government can do (HHS/ONC).

– Be open to innovation
– Be open to collaboration
– Be prepared for the long tail of adoption

  • Stop talking and get on with it
  • Don’t assume definitions and acronyms. Don’t be overwhelmed.

  • It is really common sense. Build healthcare the way you would want to be served.

  • Stop using terminology that is too broad.

  • Telehealth needs to be embedded in the medical curriculum
  • The Consumer is the real driver of change.

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