Value (Business Strategy and Financial Management)

Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

V-07 - TeleWound Value Across the Care Continuum

Monday, April 30
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Location: Education Zone, Booth 2416, Zone 3

Connecting wound care nurse and physician specialists through telehealth with outlying rural hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and other post-acute sites can improve the delivery of specialized wound, ostomy and continence care while reducing costs.
Lack of services and resources for expert wound care during hospital stay can lead to increased wound chronicity and acuity, contributing to increased emergency department (ED) visits, unplanned hospital admission and readmission rates, increased length of stay (LOS), lost hospital revenue, and decreased patient/family satisfaction. Additionally, creating a model for wound care services to extend beyond the inpatient setting provides continuity of care to further improve patient outcomes and reduce additional healthcare utilization.
Opportunities will be highlighted to connect wound care specialists during hospital stay, at nursing homes, and during home health visits. The value proposition and business case will be presented for each opportunity, summarized as follows:
Direct Impact (Patients, Providers)
• Early detection and rapid treatment
• Greater access to specialty care/increase referrals
• Reduces incidents of long-term disability
• Reduced hospital length of stay
• Patient and provider satisfaction
• Patient remains at appropriate level of care
• Reduces costs of unnecessary transfers

Indirect Impact (Broader community)
• Reduces costly inpatient rehab and nursing home care
• Keeps patients in their community
• Improves bottom line of community hospitals

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Amy Roberts

Executive Director
Mission Health

Amy Roberts, BS, MHA – Executive Director, Mission Virtual Care. Amy Roberts is the Executive Director of Virtual Care at Mission Health in Asheville, NC. She has been with Mission since 2007, and has worked in Mission Virtual Care since its launch in 2010. In her previous role as Program Manager, she launched hospital and clinic-based telehealth programs such as Telestroke and Telepsychiatry in over 20 locations throughout Western North Carolina. She was promoted to Executive Director in 2016 and launched Mission Virtual Clinic, an online direct-to-consumer platform. Ms. Roberts holds a Master of Health Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill.

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