Home and Hybrid Virtual Summit

Experience the Home and Hybrid Care Summit 2024! Discover how virtual care enhances access, reduces costs, and addresses healthcare challenges like staff shortages. Learn from experts on the latest innovations in home health delivery and the future of virtual care.
Speakers
Jennie Van Antwerp
Jennie Van Antwerp
Director, Digital Acute Care/ Digital Care Division
Saurabh Chandra
Saurabh Chandra, MD
Chief Telehealth Officer
Abby Losinski
Abby Losinski
Director of Telehealth (CAE)
Sarah Schenck
Sarah Schenck, M.D., FACP
Executive Director
Tammy Maher
Tammy Maher, ACNP-BC
Lead Nurse Practitioner eHealth At Home
Doug Olivo
Douglas Olivo
Director, Community Engagement (SDOH), Tribal and Rural Outreach Services
Si Yahav
Si Yahav
Director of Tyto Engagement Labs
Agenda
  • Opening remarks – Eric Glazer, Host & Executive Producer at Bright Spots in Healthcare
  • Taking the Hospital Home: A remedy for patient capacity, quality, and experience – Jennie Van Antwerp, Director, Digital Acute Care/ Digital Care Division at OSF Healthcare
  • Transforming Rural Neurology Care with a Hybrid Model – Dr. Saurabh Chandra, Chief Telehealth Officer at The University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Transforming CHF Management: High-Quality Virtual Care for Better Outcomes – Tammy Maher, Lead Nurse Practitioner eHealth At Home at Rochester Regional Health
  • From Barriers to Bridges: Virtual Care’s Impact on Health Access and Equity – Douglas Olivo, Director, Community Engagement (SDOH), Tribal and Rural Outreach Services at Oklahoma Complete Health
  • Hybrid Healthcare: Expanding Virtual Care Integration with Centralized Support – Abby Losinski, Director of Telehealth (CAE) at St. Luke’s Health System
  • From Clinic to Couch: The Radical Shift in Primary Care Delivery – Dr. Sarah Schenck, Executive Director at ChristianaCare

Learn more from each of our speakers

Jennie Van Antwerp – Taking the Hospital Home: A remedy for patient capacity, quality, and experience

Jennie Van Antwerp, Director, Digital Acute Care/ Digital Care Division at OSF, discussed OSF OnCall’s Digital Hospital at Home, detailing the integrated health system’s digital health offerings. She explained the operating care model, technology used, patient journey, and the positive results, including reduced hospital stays and high patient satisfaction.

Dr. Saurabh Chandra – Transforming Rural Neurology Care with a Hybrid Model

Dr. Saurabh Chandra, Chief Telehealth Officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, presented a hybrid care model where inpatient care alternates between in-person and telehealth specialists to address the shortage of neurologists. This model maintains continuous specialty services, improves clinical outcomes, and avoids recruitment delays, demonstrated by successful implementation in a rural hospital.

Tammy Maher – Transforming CHF Management: High-Quality Virtual Care for Better Outcomes

Tammy Maher, Lead Nurse Practitioner for eHealth At Home at Rochester Regional Health, detailed the program, including its interdisciplinary team and patient-centered approach. The program enhances patient-provider relationships, uses advanced technology like TytoCare, reduces hospital readmissions, and provides comprehensive home management for chronic and acute symptoms. 

Reducing readmissions for CHF patients

Rochester Regional Health ran an evidence-based project to reduce readmission rates for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. They found that patients enrolled in the eHealth@Home program showed a 51% reduction in readmissions.

Read the full study here

woman examines her child with tytocare device
Douglas Olivo – From Barriers to Bridges: Virtual Care’s Impact on Health Access and Equity

Douglas Olivo, Director, Community Engagement (SDOH), Tribal and Rural Outreach Services at Oklahoma Complete Health, highlighted improving virtual care access and choice by addressing social determinants of health, enhancing broadband connectivity, and creating hybrid care models. He emphasized collaboration and innovative solutions to expand care options and improve outcomes in rural areas.

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Success stories in virtual care engagement

Successfully launching a virtual care program is largely dependent on how engaged your members or patients are. Douglas Olivo joined us together with Bright Spots in Healthcare to discuss the importance of properly engaging members and patients to maximize the success of virtual care programs.

Abby Losinski – Hybrid Healthcare: Expanding Virtual Care Integration with Centralized Support

Abby Losinski, Director of Telehealth at St. Luke’s Health System, discussed innovative virtual care solutions addressing healthcare challenges like staffing and patient access. The centralized virtual care team offers new patient welcomes, urgent care partnerships, and specialized services, reducing ED visits and improving patient-provider relationships. Integration with the health system ensures seamless care and high patient satisfaction.

Providing better access to care at home and at community sites

TytoCare and St. Lukes work together to offer our Home Smart Clinic to members looking to access high-quality care from home. We also leverage our Pro Smart Clinic to offer access to clinicians from community locations across Idaho, including schools and urgent care clinics.  

Father and daughter using Home Smart Clinic
Dr. Sarah Schenck – From Clinic to Couch: The Radical Shift in Primary Care Delivery

Dr. Sarah Schenck, Executive Director at ChristianaCare’s Center for Virtual Health, discussed its virtual primary care program. She highlighted the multidisciplinary approach, including Patient Digital Ambassadors, and the benefits of high-frequency, low-intensity care. This model reduces ER visits, improves chronic disease management, and enhances patient satisfaction and access.