Telehealth was the breakout star of COVID-19 when virtually overnight doctors and patients jumped on the virtual care bandwagon. Driving usage was not only that offices were shut down, but also the temporary easing of regulatory and reimbursement restrictions. And investors took note – NYCHBL and AlleyCorp reported in The State of NYC digital Health that money poured into the sector during second and third quarters of 2020.
Now that physician offices are open again and patients can resume seeing doctors in person, telehealth levels are dropping. We knew this would occur, but the question is to what extent will virtual care remain a real force.
In this session, we will cover many issues related to the future of telehealth adoption and care delivery: post-COVID coverage and reimbursement, privacy and security concerns of various platforms, and the challenges and opportunities for outreach, including inequities in access to telehealth.
Melynda Barnes, MD, SVP Medical Affairs and Research, Ro
Yves Duroseau, MD, MPH, Chair of Emergency Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
Amanda (Heron) Parsons MD, MBA, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, MetroPlus Health Plan, Clinical Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Laurel Pickering, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Welldoc, Inc.
Linda A. Malek, Partner, Moses & Singer and chair, Health and Privacy/Cybersecurity practice groups