Silicon Valley Telehealth Conference Explores "What Would Amazon Do" Amid the New Wave of Telehealth Revenue Models

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Over 60 telehealth conference speakers - GE, Samsung, Intel, Logitech, DaVita, Ascension...reimagine healthcare transformed by new telehealth models and happy providers.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Early telehealth companies such as Teladoc, MDLIVE, American Well,

Doctor On Demand brought to public consciousness the ability to see a doctor by phone or computer at any time. Yet the initial euphoria in the possibilities of telemedicine and telehealth is being tempered by the realities of what is technologically and commercially viable.

According to Gartner's Hype Cycle (a well-known graphical model representing the stages in the life cycle of emerging technologies from birth to maturity to widespread adoption and social application) telehealth appears to be past the hype and in the "trough of disillusionment." Telehealth adoption continues to be sluggish, potential cost savings have not been fully realized, and more doctors are feeling burned out and fed up with healthcare. A California study of 300,000 patients found that telehealth actually increases patient spending. Another JAMA tele-dermatology study found that the quality of care via telehealth was mixed with only 54% of visits adherent to guidelines.

Dr. Milton Chen, CEO of VSee and This American Doc says, "We started our Telehealth Secrets conference in 2016 to peel back the telemedicine hype and weed out the 'digital snake oil.' The question in 2018 is no longer whether telehealth works; but how can we take telehealth and re-envision a new world of healthcare? How can we use telehealth to cut costs and transform every aspect of healthcare the way Amazon has transformed every aspect of retail?"

The theme of this year's telehealth conference is New Revenue and Care Delivery Models, and Happy Providers. The conference explores the expanding telehealth market space with new applications and new models of telehealth such as precision health, regenerative medicine, concierge services, children's health, and medical spas. It also covers topics on the business of telehealth and physician entrepreneurship, including telehealth investment predictions by 3M Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center and the California Health Care Fund.

The VSee Telehealth Secrets conference will be held in California's Silicon Valley, October 2-4, 2018. This C-suite educational event brings together nationally recognized health systems, healthcare innovators, thinkers, and many of the largest tech companies — GE, Samsung, Intel, Logitech, Ascension, DaVita, Intermountain, Cambia, Lyft, BetterHelp, Talkspace — to explore ways to reimagine healthcare and fix a distraught health system.

Confirmed speakers include:Elias Aboujaoude, MD - Stanford University, Prof. of Psychiatry    Asif Ali, MD - Houston Cardiology Consultants, Partner / Fruit Street Chief Medical AdvisorNeda Amidi - Plug and Play Ventures, Partner Jen Amis - Encounter Telehealth, President & CEOKyra Bobinet, MD - engagedIN, CEO & FounderChristine Certain,EdS, LMHC, Children's Home Society of Florida (CHSFL), Director of Clinical Operations and InnovationsMilton Chen, PhD - VSee & This American Doc, Cofounder & CEOTed Driscoll, PhD - DigitalDx Ventures, Managing PartnerLaura Compton, JD - Nelson Hardiman, AttorneySteven Cramer, MD - University of California, Irvine, Clinical DirectorBrian Davey    MD - WorldBank, Director of HealthCharles Dunham, JD - Epstein, Becker, & Green, AttorneyAlain Gazaui - SpaKinect, EvangelistLynn Hamilton - Talkspace, Chief Commercial OfficerKristi Henderson, DNP - Ascension, VP of Patient Access and Care Delivery TransformationMorgan J. Tilleman - Foley & Lardner, AttorneySunidh Jani - 3M Ventures, ManagerIsaac Jones, DC - Elevays, FounderEdward Kersh    MD - UCSF, Clinical Professor EmeritusSean Knierim - SidePorch, Partner & Cofounder (Logitech Human Peak Performance)Andrew Le - Buoy Health, CEOThomas Lee, MD - Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Director, Vision CenterPeter Lee, MD - GE Global Medical DirectorHanson Lenyoun, MD - Samsung, Director, Business and Clinical OutcomesKimberly Lopez - Vituity, Director, Psychiatry & NeurologyBill Malloy - Intelomed, CEOJames Marciano - Tuck Advisors, CEO & FounderSigi Marmorstein - DaVita, Director of Patient Engagement & TelehealthAlon Matas - BetterHelp, FounderJoseph McMenamin, JD - McMenamin Law Offices, PrincipalKelsey Mellard - Sitka, Cofounder and CEOLouise Miller - Mammography Educators, Education DirectorChris O'Brien, PharmD -, FounderCarey Officer - Nemours, Operational Vice President CareConnectAnisha Patel-Dunn, OD - Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates, Cofounder & CEODennis Patterson, MD - MedVector, CEOMike Phillips, MD - Intermountain, Chief Clinical & Outreach ServicesCasey Pierce, PhD - University of Michigan, Assistant Professor, School of Health InformaticsRichard Popiel, MD - Cambia Health Solutions, Chief Medical OfficerAlberto Porciani - Castle Connolly Top Doctors, PresidentRiya Pulicharam, MD - DaVita Medical, National Medical Director Population Health Management & Clinical OutcomeBill Rogers - Orbita, Cofounder & CEOKelly Sanders, PT - Telemovement, PresidentTim Shi, MD, PhD - Global MD, Executive DirectorConstance Sjoquist - HLTH, Chief Transformation OfficerWilliam P. Stanford, MD, PhD - Genomicity, Cofounder & physicianTony Strickland, PhD - Nexus & Sports Concussion Institute, CEOBen Tan - Intel    Product Management at Internet of Things - Smart HomesDavid Thompson, MD - Health Navigators, CEO & CMODaniel Trigub - Lyft, Regional VP for HealthcareHong Truong - California Health Care Foundation    Glen Tullman - Livongo, CEOIngrid Vasiliu-Feltes MD, MBA - MedNax, VP of Patient Safety & QualityPeter Yellowlees, MD - UC Davis, Professor of Psychiatry; American Telemedicine Association immediate past presidentRobert Zhang, PhD - Cloudminds, Cofounder & CEOMichael Zhuang - MZcap, Founder and Principal

Seating is limited for the 2018 Telehealth Secrets Conference, and registration will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, visit

VSee is the telehealth system for NASA Space Station, Trinity, Ascension, MDLIVE and 1200+ customers and the parent company of This American Doc medical group, an airbnb-like physician staffing marketplace. Created by a team of Stanford PhD students, VSee and This American Doc are committed to helping patients and providers connect online simply - from fast workflows, secure health communications, and medical device integration to physician staffing services. VSee is a complete solution for any telehealth program.



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