It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the explosion of telehealth and virtual care has been one of the most constructive advances to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. The gains for the patient include convenience, affordability, and rapid access to quality care. The field of virtual health care, delivered from a remote location by text, phone, or video, has been accelerated by five years or more. Telehealth rapidly evolved from a “nice-to-have” into a necessity when in-person care became available only to people with urgent or critical care needs. Telehealth has made it possible for access to care regardless of the setting. As awareness and adoption have grown, attitudes and perceptions have changed — and telehealth is finally having its moment. Join us as we discuss the advancement of Telehealth including application to the hospital at home as more and more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest…at home!
Brian Madison, FACHE, FHFMA, President/Founder, The HCS Group. The company initially began as a management service organization (MSO) specializing in mobile MRI and PET/CT services Shortly thereafter, Brian expanded the HCS Group services to include “turn-key” outpatient imaging clinic management services. Most recently, Brian founded Ultra X Imaging, which specializes in coordinating state-of-the-art x-ray and ultrasound services with hospitals and providers throughout the post-acute care continuum with a focus on reducing unnecessary emergency department visits and readmissions.
Before founding The HCS Group, Brian was the founder and partner of Options & Resources, LLC, which was later sold to a national company. Options & Resources provided staffing and resource management services to medical imaging and rehabilitation departments throughout Michigan.
Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a member of the Industry Relations Board American Academy of Home Care Medicine. In his free time, Brian enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons.
Dr. Martha Walsh, MD, MHSA, Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, IHA, a large multispecialty physician group in Southeast Michigan and the Medical Director of McAuley Health Partners, a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization. She practices obstetrics and gynecology at the Academic Ob/Gyn center which is the residency practice for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Dr. Walsh is accountable for improving healthcare quality, decreasing unnecessary utilization, and expanding the care teams to support primary care practices. She is passionate about care innovation and improving population health. She has an undergraduate degree from Albion College, her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Shanna Johnson, MHSA, FACHE, Senior Executive Director, Trinity Health at Home, a new and innovative program that provides hospital care at home. She is developing the program to expand beyond a grant-funded pilot, to a scalable service that expands across the country into viable markets. Previously, she was a member of the Beaumont Royal Oak senior leadership team, serving as vice president of service excellence. In her role, she led the organizational strategies to improve the patient experience and to advance patient and family-centered care culture. She also led operations for support departments and clinical services provided in imaging. Prior to joining Beaumont, Shanna served as the system vice president for clinical quality and analytics for Trinity Health. Her diverse background includes working as a social worker and in various roles in healthcare – hospital operations, project management, risk management, and performance improvement. She is certified as a six-sigma black belt, patient safety officer, and is a graduate of the Intermountain Healthcare advance training program (ATP) in quality. She is a Fellow and Thomas C. Dolan Scholar in the American College of Health Executives. Shanna earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She later returned to earn a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration with a focus on Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health. She is passionate about the power of mentorship. She actively provides support to early and mid-careerist across the country.
$25 MCACHE Member
This webinar is eligible for 1.5 ACHE face-to-face credits. You must attend the webinar to get F2F credits; listening to the recording does not count towards F2F credits.
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Registration closes on October 13 and is limited to 50 participants per ACHE guidelines.