Innovations in Virtual Health: Accelerating and Optimizing Prevention and Care Outcomes
Virtual Health has long been considered an innovative solution for care delivery. However, adoption amongst health plans, providers and consumers had been lagging for a variety of reasons, most notably: reimbursement parity, aptitude and capacity. Fast forward to today and COVID-19 has propelled providers, health plans and consumers over the tipping point into widespread adoption.
An integrated virtual health strategy can inform, personalize, accelerate and optimize both prevention and care outcomes. Leading health plan organizations are developing integrated virtual health offerings with their provider networks to deliver on the promise of:
- More personalized member experiences
- More efficient clinician workflows
- Enhanced Care Coordination
- Improved access to clinical, behavioral and social services
Join us to learn how Microsoft and its partners are enabling health plans’ Virtual Health efforts including:
- Creation of digital front doors
- Virtual visits delivery
- Enabling clinician collaboration
- Enhancing remote patient monitoring efforts
Amy D. Berk MSN, RN, Director, Population Health, Microsoft Health and Life Sciences
Amy Berk is the Director of Population Health with Microsoft Health and Life Sciences. Amy’s expertise lies in Population Health; bridging data for optimal clinical outcomes, and the broader framework of optimizing care delivery and clinical transformation. Amy drives key initiatives and thought leadership focused on Population Health Management (Care Management/ Utilization Management) and Care Delivery Innovations; Patient Medical Home Models, Value Based Care, and Social Determinants of Health.
Amy has more than 26 years of healthcare experience, including strategic, operational and policy consulting on a global level. Prior to Microsoft, Amy served as Director Care Management / Population Health at Tufts Health Plan. She has also worked at IBM, Accenture and Optum.
Amy also served as a Registered Nurse (CVICU/Cardiology) for 10 years, and as a Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurse.
Sam Robinson, National Director, U.S. Health Plan Industry, Microsoft Health and Life Sciences
Sam Robinson is the National Director, U.S. Health Plan Industry with Microsoft Health and Life Sciences. In this role Sam is responsible for Microsoft’s strategy, execution and public presence for health plan organizations that leverage current and future Microsoft based technology to solve real-world issues across their enterprise.
Sam has over 30 years in information technology and over 25 years in Healthcare Information Technology experience. Prior to joining Microsoft Sam held various positions in the healthcare software industry including: Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Eclipsys Corporation, Chief Technology Officer for Transition Systems, Inc, as well as several other roles within the industry including Director of Development, Manager of Development and Customer Service Technical Advisor as well as various healthcare consulting positions responsible for analysis, design and implementation of Medicaid information systems.
Sam has earned a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Northeastern University as well as Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
Srini Surendranath, Chief Product & Strategy Officer, Andor
Srini is a customer-obsessed, high-tech leader and innovator who builds strong relationships and partnerships with organizations and individuals. He has proven experience in many facets of SaaS and PaaS technology, customer success, and enterprise leadership. He is also an entrepreneur and advisor to start-up and early stage businesses.
Srini spent the prior 11 years Microsoft in various leadership roles and most recently was the WW engineering customer lead for Health and Life Sciences. Prior to Microsoft, Srini spent 11 years at Accenture driving digital and technology transformation across many industries.
Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
Ann Mond Johnson leads efforts to build the American Telemedicine Association’s strategic partnerships to ensure that consumers – patients, employees, members and others – can reap the full benefits of advanced healthcare technology to gain access to top-quality care, delivered cost-effectively.