Clinical Services

Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

CS1-11 - Using Telehealth to Reduce Vulnerablility of Complex Patients from Hospital to Home

Tuesday, May 1
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Education Zone, Booth 2416

A particularly vulnerable period in a medically complex patient's health journey is the transition from hospital to home. Patients and their families must immediately become "experts' not only in performing the routine care of the patient, but also coordinating a multitude of specialists and support staff involved with ongoing medical management. Close in-person follow up is expensive, and limited by personnel and resource availability. Telemedicine offers a potentially more efficient way of achieve similar goals with comparable outcomes and lower cost, thereby increase value of the healthcare being delivered. Implementation Science offers a structured framework for implementing telemedicine in a measured, iterative manner with a higher success probability. This round table discussion begins with presentation data from a neonatal transition of care telemedicine pilot, as a catalyst to a broader discussion on 1) identifying other patient population that would benefit from a transition of care telemedicine program, and 2) how improvement models can facilitate successful implementations of such programs.

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John Chuo

Neonatl Quality Officer, Clinical Champion for Digital Health Valuation, Associate Professor for Clinical Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. John Chuo is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chuo earned his Masters of Biomedical Informatics at the Joint MIT-Harvard Program in Health Science and Technology and received his training as a Quality Improvement Advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. As the Neonatal Quality Officer for the CHOP Newborn Care Network, Clinical Champion for Digital Health Evaluation at CHOP, and a practicing Neonatologists at the CHOP Neonatal/Infant Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Chuo has built successful Quality Programs that utilize Informatics and Quality Improvement frameworks to achieve value driven healthcare. His research and numerous publications are focused on implementation science, team intelligence, and the implementation of telemedicine as a quality improvement intervention. As a Cofounder of SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research in Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth) and HIiP (Healthcare Innovations in Practice), Dr. Chuo is focused on leveraging the power of healthcare and research collaboratives to make patients and communities healthier.


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April Willard

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
CHildren's Hospital of Philadelphia



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Kathleen Webster

Medical Director of Pediatric Telehealth
Advocate Children's Hospital

Dr. Kathleen Webster practices Pediatric Critical Care and is Director of Pediatric Telehealth at Advocate Children’s Hospital. She has worked in in the field of telehealth for over 15 years. She currently holds an MD from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her interests include telemedicine for children with complex health needs, researching applications and new developments within telemedicine, and overall improving the quality of care for patients through telemedicine and future innovations.


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