By laying a solid data foundation and leveraging tools like virtual triage, healthcare organizations can take significant steps toward providing equitable care, according to Renee Broadbent. In this piece, she talks about the progress SoNE Health has made, and what still needs to happen.
Through partnerships with health systems, payers, medical device companies, and academic medical centers, Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect aims to find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, according to John Halamka, MD. How? “By connecting clinical data through a federated, secure architecture.”
Building engagement tools in a way that “surfaces through the care team” is a critical goal for Ashis Barad, MD, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Allegheny Health Network. But it can’t be “built in a way that’s just adding burden to the care teams by having more alerts put in front of them,” he said in this interview.
If telehealth can consistency provide a convenient virtual environment, as well as a clinical workflow that identifies which patients and conditions are appropriate for telehealth services, it’s far more likely to be able to compete with in-person care, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, Senior Advisor, at the MGH Center for Innovation.
Taking economics out of the picture, the value proposition that tips the scales for telehealth is quality, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, who cites examples where “we can extend access, provide patient convenience, and do so at a higher quality than in-person.”