RPM Benefits Population Health Efforts

Express Talk

April 16, 2019 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CDT

Patient engagement is critical to realizing outcomes and improvements necessary for healthcare systems’ movement toward value-based care. However, the hardest populations are often those with the most obstacles to the kind of engagement needed to make a positive impact on their care and on costs.

Telemedicine, once thought of as a fringe approach appropriate for only a small population of total patients, is now being used to significantly boost engagement among patients with chronic and costly morbidities such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), along with specialized but typically very costly populations such as those with post-partum hypertension. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) are both influential champions for the use of telemedicine to help manage these patient populations and will discuss how their use of this platform is improving care and lowering costs.


  • Andrew Watson, MD, Vice President, Clinical Information Technology Transformation, UPMC
  • Edward Brown, MD, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network