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Monday, June 26, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Implementing a Viable Telemedicine Strategy with an Integrated Program Design 2.0

As our national healthcare insurance and payment reform evolves to improve the alignment of value based business incentives, Telehealth and Telemedicine services represent disruptive service deliver models with increasing acceptance and adoption. In order to achieve payer and provider financial objectives during payment reform, planning for both short term (fee for service, volume-based payments) and longer term (accountable care, value-based payments) reimbursements should be considered. The ability to establish, adopt, adapt, and sustain consumer Telehealth and hospital Telemedicine service lines, program integration is required.  Telemedicine Integrated Program Design 2.0 will include examples of how Telehealth and Telemedicine will address provider challenges with Patient Access based on a foundation of objective data and analytics.

During this workshop we will discuss critical success factors for Telemedicine programs to deliver scalable and sustainable outcomes for key stakeholders, including the newly engaged patients and their extended health networks.

Richard Bakalar, MD is Managing Director of Advisory Services and Specialist in Healthcare Solutions & Virtual Care at KPMG. Dr. Richard Bakalar is a US-based specialist in KPMG’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence, and has over 30 years of clinical, health informatics and executive leadership experience.

Prior to joining KPMG, Richard was a Physician Executive in Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group. He brings real-world experience in health system analysis, data analytics and care re-designs. Richard has executive experience as IBM’s Chief Medical Officer and as the US Navy’s first champion for telemedicine, initiating its program for global telehealth services. During his 26 year career in the Navy he had medical responsibilities in primary care, intensive care, telemedicine, informatics, and nuclear medicine. He served as President Reagan’s flight surgeon for Marine One. Richard was past president of the American Telemedicine Association and is a licensed physician, board certified in nuclear and internal medicine.

Neha Sachdeva is Director of the Virtual Care Practice at KPMG, focused on technology enablement for healthcare payers and providers. She has focused primarily on clinical transformation and alternate care delivery model engagements as well as project planning for healthcare reform and regulation initiatives; her responsibilities have included business requirements gathering, clinician workflow redesign, and identification of metrics / KPIs for IT implementations. Neha has currently been leading a 3 year Hospital System Telemedicine strategy and implementation project for a national health system based in over 20 states.