Session ID: 
14

A Framework to Support Measure Development for Telehealth

1:30pm - 2:30pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Palazzo E

Description

Telehealth offers tremendous potential to transform the healthcare delivery system by overcoming geographical distance, enhancing access to care, and building efficiencies. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration". The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) called upon the National Quality Forum (NQF) to convene a multistakeholder Telehealth Committee to recommend various methods to measure the use of telehealth as a means of providing care. The Committee was charged to develop a measurement framework that identifies measures and measure concepts and serves as a conceptual foundation for new measures, where needed, to assess the quality of care provided using telehealth modalities.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the different modalities of telehealth and their impact on access, quality and cost of care
  • Develop a number of measure concepts within the framework into measures to assess the impact of telehealth on access, cost, and effectiveness of care as well as how it engages patients and caregivers
  • Classify various measure concepts into areas that specifically assess the value of telehealth, including access to care, cost, effectiveness and patient/provider engagement
  • Integrate the measure concepts of the framework into their telehealth network to evaluate its effectiveness and determine its impact on quality of care
  • Interpret both the measure concepts and measures outlined within the framework to see how they would affect patients and consumers of telehealth services

Speaker(s): 

Senior Director,
CedarBridge Group, LLC
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Delivery Innovation,
Thomas Jefferson University
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
C-Suite
Government or Public Policy Professional

Level: 

Intermediate