HIMSSCast: Telehealth is improving the care experience for cancer patients

Together, telehealth consults and an array of emerging digital health tools are helping streamline access to care and improve the patient experience for oncology and other specialty care.

One place where that’s proving true is The Clinic at Cleveland Clinic, that health system’s joint telemedicine venture with Amell.

Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic spoke with Healthcare IT News about some of the cost savings, patient experience gains and other care delivery efficiencies occurring there and elsewhere as automation, virtual second opinions and other innovations change the paradigm for cancer care.

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Talking points:

What The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic offers patients

A pioneer in virtual care delivery, how the Clinic’s services have evolved in recent years

The Clinic’s offerings for oncology and other specialty care

The benefits made possible by increased use of telehealth and virtual care

How do AI and automation fit into the equation

Lessons other health systems can learn from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic for using connected health and other virtual care tools

More about this episode:

Cleveland Clinic’s virtual second opinions shown to impact patient care

The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic CEO points to telehealth’s future

Cleveland Clinic’s virtual second-opinion program can save $65 million annually

Virtual care system designed for COVID-19 grows into a multiuse digital health tool

Telehealth heavy hitter Dr. Roy Schoenberg on virtual care in 2023

St. Luke’s University Health proves telehealth is as good as in-person care

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