As part of its four-part Digital Health webinar series, on April 14, 2015, McDermott Will & Emery presented “Telehealth: Implementation Challenges in an Evolving Dynamic.”
Telehealth (also known as telemedicine) generally refers to the use of technology to support the remote delivery of health care. For example:
- A health care provider in one place is connected to a patient in another place by video conference
- A patient uses a mobile device or wearable that enables a doctor to monitor his or her vital signs and symptoms
- A specialist is able to rapidly share information with a geographically remote provider treating a patient
While the benefits of telehealth are clear – for example, making health care available to those in underserved areas and for patients who cannot regularly visit their providers but need ongoing monitoring — implementing telehealth requires providers and patients, as well as payers, to adapt to a dynamic new health care, data sharing and reimbursement delivery framework. The webinar explored these areas and more.
We are pleased to offer our readers access to the archived webinar and the slide presentation. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Dale Van Demark.