Health Tech Conference Panel to Discuss Future of at Home Treatment

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Health Tech Conference Panel to Discuss Future of at Home Treatment

HTF2014banner4Posted by Mike Allen, President – Mobile Health Marketplace.

New medical technologies that support cost effective in-home treatment will be addressed by a panel of experts at the Health Technology Forum’s upcoming annual conference on May 20th in San Francisco.

Although in-home treatment has been recognized as an important tool for reducing costs and improving patient satisfaction, until recently it has not been supported by reimbursement programs.    Now, several Affordable Care Act initiatives promise payers and providers more incentives for this cost-effective approach:

  • Payment schemes are beginning to focus on paying for outcomes rather than procedures;
  • HMO-like Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) will be paid to manage populations and earn incentives for improved outcomes and lower costs;
  • Medicaid patients will be treated using the Patient Centered Medical Home  model that provides each with a clinical “home” for basic care, screening and cost-effective referrals for more intense treatments.

The panel will be moderated by Geetha Rao, PhD and CEO of Springborne Life Sciences  and will focus on instrumentation, devices, data exchanges and payment models required to make at-home healthcare delivery feasible and cost effective.  Dr. Rao has served on the United States Technical Advisory Group’s Medical Devices section and consults extensively on medical device quality issues.

Also on the panel will be Navin Govind, CEO of Aventyn, whose firm provides patient-tailored vitals monitoring for home care supported an EHR system and and a secure, cloud-based infrastructure.

WindhamFor more information on the conference and the Health Technology Forum, visit the HTF website.

Come join thought leaders at the forefront of the innovations that are transforming healthcare on May 20th at the Windham Hotel in San Francisco.


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