Virtual care ecosystems take center stage at ViVE 2022

March 10, 2022
January 17, 2024

Team Veta Health at ViVE 2022.                                                                              

ViVE - the industry’s newest health information technology event - merges the leadership of CHIME and the digital marketplace of HLTH to create a conference focused on the business of transformation in healthcare.

Its inaugural event took place in Miami Beach this year and convened some of the leading minds in healthcare. From global industry leaders to innovative technology creators and members of the investment community, discussions were bustling with trends currently shaping the healthcare industry. We took note of three overarching themes woven throughout our three days at the conference.

1. Hospital-at-home emerged as major theme

What if virtual and digital technologies offered acute hospital care in the comfort of a patient’s home? Cue hospital-at-home programs. This model enables patients to do just that: receive acute care at home. Not to mention that they have proven effective in reducing complications while cutting the cost of care by 30% or more.

While this type of model has been prolific in countries with single payer systems, it has just started to pick up momentum in the United States. At ViVE, hospital and health system representation nodded to the fact that utilizing a hospital-at-home model is on the horizon for them.

We can't help but think about the integral role that remote patient monitoring (RPM) could play. RPM enables care through synchronous and asynchronous virtual interactions in the home. A strong RPM program will also leverage real-time data integrated from virtual touchpoints and RPM devices. An RPM solution could help support more complex hospital-at-home program models with care pathways and protocols specifically designed for conditions treated in hospitals.

 2. Vendor collaboration

There was significant vendor representation and much discussion around how companies can and should collaborate to build more of an ecosystem approach. Additionally, hospitals and health systems are moving away from point systems, so the interoperability and ecosystem players will emerge as winners.

3. Virtual care: Where and how?

Virtual care is not just about "where" care is delivered, but "how". It also opens the door for more care that is always "on" and supports the consumer/patient outside of their specific interactions with their care provider.

  1. We can expect to see more care delivered virtually (digitally), but also more care that is integrated into our daily lives and homes.
  2. The patient journey must deliver for all people (patients, providers, family, staff, etc.), processes and execution (engagement, onboarding, utilization, workflow, reimbursement, longevity), and technology.
  3. Technology vendors must have a clearly articulated path to show how patients will actually use their technology. Customers can’t afford to offer their patients a “solution that solves nothing.”

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