Operations and Implementation


O-12 - Applying Evidence From Successful Programs to Expand Telemedicine

Tuesday, May 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: E353AB

Learn how to translate evidence-based telehealth practices into operational guidelines that are timely, relevant and actionable. Examine evidence from programs using remote patient monitoring to reduce hospital readmissions to determine the factors and operational drivers for success for health systems, payers and vendors. Come away with strategies for analysis and using evidence to accelerate the adoption and expansion of telemedicine.

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Deb Dominianni

MedTech Journey

Deb Dominianni has spent more than 20 years leading the commercialization of healthcare products and services for multinational companies with $11 Million to $30 Billion annual healthcare revenues spanning 100 countries. Deb recently served as VP of Strategy and Innovation for PinnacleCare, where she led the development of new direct-to-consumer and B2B channels for concierge health advisory and virtual consultation services. From 2005-2012, she was Director of Communications for VISICU and led marketing communications for an expanded $120 Million telemedicine and remote monitoring business after acquisition by Philips. Her experience spans ventilation, infusion, surgical, and respiratory devices, along with related telemedicine, patient monitoring, diagnostic, and EMR technologies and services. Deb is an engineering graduate from Drexel University with an MBA from Temple's Fox School of Business.


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Chris Schabowsky

Senior Consultant
ECRI Institute

Dr. Schabowsky is a biomedical engineer dedicated to improving healthcare by promoting patient safety, medical device efficacy, and value-based, cost-effective patient care. At ECRI Institute, he currently holds two positions, Program Manager for the Applied Solutions Consulting Group and Senior Investigator for the Accident Forensic Investigation Group.

As Program Manager, Dr. Schabowsky provides healthcare consultation to organizations in need of realistic and actionable solutions. His expertise encompasses evidence-based technology assessment, strategic equipment planning, and RFP and RFI development and review. He also identifies emerging, high profile medical technologies and clinical needs to consult with hospital leadership in developing successful clinical programs. Two examples of these consultation services include surgical robotics and remote patient monitoring program development.

As Senior Investigator, Dr. Schabowsky performs accident and forensic investigation of medical device adverse events. During these investigations, he performs on-site or laboratory-based inspections and interviews clinical staff to determine the cause of the adverse event and provides recommendations on how to avoid incident recurrence. These investigations often lead to ECRI Institute publications to educate ECRI members on best practices and incident prevention.


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