How telehealth will settle in through the pandemic and beyond — with Dr. Laolu Fayanju

September 03, 2021 HIMSS Media Season 2 Episode 39
How telehealth will settle in through the pandemic and beyond — with Dr. Laolu Fayanju
Show Notes

Before COVID, many practices were hardly using telehealth for anything. During COVID, many practices had to use telehealth for nearly everything. The next era in telehealth will be about picking and choosing the right use cases for telehealth.

On today's HIMSSCast, Oak Street Health Regional Medical Director Dr. Laolu Fayanju joins Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich and host Jonah Comstock to discuss telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and choosing the right patients and use cases for virtual care.

This episode is brought to you by BlueJeans.

Talking points:

  • A little about Laolu and Oak Street Health
  • High-touch doesn’t necessarily mean in-person
  • How COVID-19 forced telehealth adoption
  • Oak Street’s telehealth operation, including tablet delivery and remote patient monitoring
  • Deciding when to use telehealth and for whom
  • Remote patient monitoring’s potential
  • “It takes a village” - the importance of team-based care
  • Health equity and advocating for the patient
  • Embracing technology across different demographics
  • The potential — and dangers — of consumer wearables

More about this episode:

How do providers strike the right balance between in-person care and telehealth?

How telemedicine can help everyone have a primary care physician

American Board of Telehealth launches certificate for virtual primary care

Will virtual primary care become a new model of healthcare delivery?

Zooming into the next phase of care delivery: 10 emerging trends in a post-COVID-19 world

Contributed: Patients deserve virtual care that better integrates, and doesn’t compete with, in-person care

Oak Street Health decision support system reduces readmissions by 26%

How virtual care can be refined to reach those who need it most