Recapping the CCM’s webinar on digital health tools, which featured experts from UPMC, Providence, Xealth, and Abridge
Use of telemedicine, virtual care, and other digital tools accelerated significantly as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold earlier this year.
For some health systems, that meant digital health projects that had been in development and testing were thrust into production as in-person care was paused. Large health systems such as UPMC and Providence, for instance, experienced huge upticks in the use of telemedicine – growing from hundreds of visits a day pre-pandemic to thousands a day during the pandemic.
An important question for health systems has arisen as more hospitals and clinics reopen: How do they sustain the “new normal” where digital tools are an integral component of patient care?
Expert panelists answered this question and more during a Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) webinar broadcast on July 23, 2020. Keep reading for highlights from the conversation, which featured the following panelists:
- Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Strategy & Business Development Officer at Providence
- Shiv Rao, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at Abridge
- Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth
- Gretchen Mendoza, Senior Director of Product Management at UPMC Enterprises (Moderator)