"Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are the leading causes of death and disability," said
Over the past twenty years there has been extensive research surrounding the use of telemedicine to prevent, treat and manage chronic diseases; however, identifying what works and what does not, based on validated evidence, has never before been brought together in one place. The goal of the forum is to fill that void. Key topics that will be addressed will include ROI models for remote patient monitoring (RPM), innovative payment strategies for chronic disease management, tactics to reduce readmissions, legal and regulatory issues, outcomes research for telehealth utilization for specific chronic diseases, innovative technologies, and how to select the right patients for telehealth and consumer engagement.
In addition to two full days of program related to managing and improving chronic conditions, ATA will host a full-day
Over fifty telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth product and service providers will showcase their innovations in the
The forum will provide ample opportunity for networking including a full day of golf and tennis events at the
ATA is currently seeking proposals to participate in the program either as a speaker, a respondent, or contributor to the development of a brief research paper for the following topic areas:
1. Proven Positive Return on Investment Models for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM):
ATA is seeking successful business models and associated value propositions to integrate telehealth applications for chronic illness management. Start-up costs, revenue options and managing accelerating demand are critical elements to note. On-going programs with large populations and research results of validated studies are welcome.
2. Innovative Payment Strategies for Chronic Disease Management:
Bundled payments, medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations are but a few of the alternatives to fee-for-service models that are available to providers seeking to integrate remote monitoring and non-institutional approaches to care delivery.
3. Legal and Regulatory Issues for Chronic Disease Management:
Identifying and dealing with regulatory and legislative barriers are critical. ATA is seeking panelists to provide expertise and advice for others. Specific topics may include such areas as
4. Using Telehealth for Specific Chronic Diseases:
The term chronic illness covers many diseases and conditions from
5. Emerging Technologies and Innovations for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM):
ATA is seeking the latest developments and future trends in the use of technology for chronic disease management. Non-commercial prototypes and developmental concepts are sought, including automated disease diagnoses and management tools.
6. Consumer Engagement in Managing Chronic Diseases:
Much has been written about consumer engagement for chronic disease management but what is needed, and what ATA is seeking, are documented, proven approaches that result in long-term consumer and caregiver buy-in, and impact of using telecommunications technologies to help with their chronic disease management.
7. Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Telehealth:
A majority of hospitals are looking for ways to reduce readmissions in order to avoid possible penalties as well as control costs for captivated health plans. ATA is seeking examples of where and why this has succeeded and how others can emulate the approach.
8. Managing the Data:
The proliferation of technologies that can be used in remote monitoring creates a tsunami of data for physicians and care managers. ATA is seeking proven automated processes and management tools that can be used to handle the flow of data while improving the quality of care.
9. Selecting the Right Patient:
Critical components in managing and improving care for the chronically ill include identifying the appropriate patient and implementing the appropriate technology and coordination strategy that will yield success. ATA is seeking best practices and lessons learned related to this challenge.
Those interested in taking part in a panel presentation, participating as a respondent or research paper contributor, please submit:
• a brief bio
• name & contact info
• presentation topic
• why ATA should select your presentation
• what role you want to play (presenter, respondent or research paper)
This information should be sent to info(at)americantelemed(dot)org with the subject heading as "Fall Forum Participation." Selected participants will receive a 50 percent discount off registration. The deadline to submit a presentation application is
For more information, visit http://www.americantelemed.org
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