11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Virtual Health: The Emerging Power of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring in Sustaining Good Health

Will telehealth and mobile devices, including wearables, finally allow consumers to navigate a path from providers’ offices back to home, sweet home?  


The answer is yes, according to Research and Markets, which predicts that the global telehealth market will reach 26.7 billion by 2025. Employers are using wearables to sustain employee wellness, while health plans have already witnessed the power of wearables to transform health and well-being.


The challenge: Collect, store, interpret, analyze, evaluate and synthesize relevant consumer healthcare data via interconnected applications that mesh with a consumer’s conditions, medications and treatments.


This session on the transformative power of technology will help you: 

  • Understand why healthcare must bring more intelligence to data analysis

  • See how health plans, providers and tech companies are conducting research in real-world environments

  • Learn how technology supports providers in prescribing tools that meet consumers’ personal needs

  • Discover how caregivers and care managers will rely on data to keep people healthy

  • Grasp how technology, data and artificial intelligence come together to drive care decision making

  • Know where telehealth and remote patient monitoring are headed by 2030




Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante

Senior Counsel

Foley & Lardner

Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante is senior counsel and a board-certified
healthcare lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses his
practice on a wide range of transactional and related regulatory
issues for health industry clients, including for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and
health systems, multi-specialty physician practice groups, and long-term care
providers. Mr. Ferrante has experience with a variety of transactions, including
mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations, obtaining and
maintaining tax-exemption, employment contracts and leases, and other transactional
matters. He has represented clients investigated by various federal and state agencies,
including the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General,
the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, and the Florida Board of Medicine.


Anne Burdick

Executive Director, TeleHealth

University of Miami, 

Miller School of Medicine

Anne Burdick, MD is executive director, TeleHealth and professor of Dermatology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and has over twenty years of telehealth experience. Dr. Burdick served on the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Board of Directors and the Telemedicine Journal and e-Health Editorial Board. She was the founding chair of the ATA Special Interest Group on Teledermatology and chaired the workgroup that developed the first ATA Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology. Dr. Burdick headed the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Telemedicine Task Force and spearheaded the AAD’s first position statement on telemedicine and its endorsement of ATA’s Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology.


Jonathan Bailey

Chief Program Development Officer

Mission Hospital

Jonathan Bailey recently joined Stamford Health as their chief operating officer in 2019. As their chief operating officer Jonathan fosters a culture of excellence by providing thought leadership and expertise on strategies, processes, technologies, and education to ensure optimal service line configuration, operational excellence, experience, access and best practices for primary and specialty healthcare delivery for Stamford Health.  Prior to joining Stamford Health, Jonathan served as the Chief Program Development Officer  at Mission Health/HCA. His career also includes leadership roles at leading academic medical centers, including Mayo Clinic and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


J. Gavin Helton, MD


Mercy Virtual-Clinical Integration

In March 2018, Dr. J. Gavin Helton assumed the position of President – Clinical Integration of Mercy Virtual alongside Vance Moore, President – Business Integration. As co-leaders, they will share accountability for virtual care strategy, with Dr. Helton focusing on clinical care and Moore on operations. A primary care physician for nearly two decades, Dr. Helton assumed the role of medical director of ambulatory medicine for Mercy Virtual in 2015 and led the successful launch of the vEngagement program. In 2017, he took on additional responsibility as medical director for all Mercy Virtual patient care service lines. Dr. Helton believes the integration of virtual care is the next major step in restructuring care delivery – a true patient-focused care continuum.