Brian Scarpelli is senior policy counsel for the Connected Health Initiative, a group of leading innovators that work to harness the power of connectivity to improve patient engagement and health outcomes on issues including reimbursement, effectiveness/quality, security, and others. With members from across the care continuum, the CHI seeks to enable patients to improve the care they receive, stay engaged with their own health, and share this data with caregivers in a secure environment.
Previous to joining ACT, Brian worked for over five years at the Telecommunications Industry Association, a trade association representing telecommunications equipment manufacturers and vendors. He has also spent time with the Federal Communications Commission, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission, and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, a non-profit technical standard development organization for the telecom space.
The American healthcare system is in the midst of a technology revolution. As the U.S. population becomes increasingly connected, there is a growing demand for the healthcare industry to increase connectivity and adopt technologies like mobile-app enabled telehealth and remote monitoring of patient-generated health data.
As the connected health industry evolves, questions linger about privacy, security, reimbursement, interoperability and medical relevancy. Consumers are increasingly adopting digital health tools as healthcare providers grapple to understand how best to incorporate them into their practice.
This session addresses the barriers to the adoption of transformative connected health technologies, the key policy and regulatory issues facing providers, consumers and industry this year and beyond.
- Identify key legislative, policy and regulatory barriers facing connected care technologies like telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
- Provide overview of federal legislative, policy and regulatory developments and opportunities specific to telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
- Discuss the perceived challenges to providers posed by the proliferation of connected health products and services.