Michael Adcock is the administrator for the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, Miss. Prior to this position, he was chief operations officer at West Jefferson Medical Center, a 435-bed full service medical center in the Greater New Orleans market. In this role, Michael was responsible for over 600 employees and 18 direct reports. Prior to West Jefferson Medical Center, Michael was Vice President of Operations at Halifax Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. Michael worked at UMMC from 1998 through 2009. At UMMC, he started as a staff nurse and held numerous leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Michael earned his associates degree in nursing from Hinds Community College and his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Michael is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was awarded the 2006 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s award as Mississippi’s Young Healthcare Executive of the year. He was chosen as one of the 2008 Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal. He served on the CFO/COO National Advisory Council for the O’Neil Center and received the 2014 Interactive Patient Care Champion at 2014 Interactive Patient Care Awards. Michael served on the South East Louisiana Association of Healthcare Executives Education committee as well as numerous other committees and boards.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) - Center for Telehealth piloted an advanced healthcare model targeting patients with uncontrolled diabetes living in the Mississippi Delta. The purpose: to evaluate the effect that frequent contact with a multidisciplinary team would have on patients using home-based technology solutions.
Results of the first 100 patients enrolled in the study have shown an average decrease in HbA1c of 1.7%, 70 pounds total weight loss, nine cases of retinopathy were detected, nearly 10,000 miles in travel were saved and no hospital admissions or ER visits for the enrolled patients.
The success of this project led to reimbursement for remote patient monitoring and has prompted UMMC to expand the program to include other chronic diseases. The state will save approximately $189 million each year with the use of RPM. There is a continued focus on decreasing health disparities; managing chronic diseases; reducing emergency room visits, hospital admissions and readmissions; and improving health quality while reducing the overall cost of care.
Highlight the need for telehealth services in rural communities.
Identify innovative approaches to chronic disease management.
Illustrate the cost-effective benefits of a home-based remote patient monitoring program.