Over the past 100 days of the pandemic, the U.S. health care delivery system was required to quickly incorporate more digital technologies in order to remotely care for patients and minimize their exposure to the novel coronavirus. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act earmarked $200 million in funding to assist health care providers in delivering connected care services in their homes or other mobile locations using telehealth and digital tools. There is now increased interest on how these technologies can be best used and what the benefit to patients and their caregivers will be. Additionally, concern has been raised that the sudden push for increased telehealth and home-based care may leave some patients without access. This panel focused on digital care delivery transformations that have been accelerated or emerged as a result of COVID-19 and explored how the proliferation and use of these tools may impact patients, caregivers, and providers during and after the pandemic.
- Nancy Green, President and Founder, The SAA Group, LLC
- Michael Reese Wittke, MPA, Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, National Alliance for Caregiving
- Anand Parekh, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center (moderator)
- Geoffrey Nudd, MBA, CEO of ClearCare, a WellSky Company
- Dorothy Siemon, J.D., Senior Vice President, Office of Policy Development and Integration, AARP
This panel was part of our Summit, a program of our 2020 Signature Series.