SOURCE: Tunstall Americas

Tunstall Americas

May 28, 2013 10:14 ET

Telehealthcare Leaders Forum Stimulates New Discussions on Innovation in Healthcare Delivery and Improving Patient Outcomes and Decreasing Costs

PAWTUCKET, RI--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) -  The Telehealthcare Leaders Forum was held April 17 and 18, 2013, in Newport, Rhode Island. The Forum, attended by healthcare professionals from across North America, focused on innovative ideas and best practices for implementing telehealthcare solutions to improve patients' lives while lowering healthcare costs.

"The collective insights and experience across healthcare industry highlight the increasing urgency for innovative care delivery," said Brad Waugh, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas. "Universally, attendees agreed that the time to act is now. Reform efforts around the world emphasize the need to improve patient outcomes and decrease costs. And, new technologies and tools are readily available to support care transformation."

The Forum included keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive audience participation, net-working and business discussions. Several interactive panel discussions shared insights on building and strengthening telecare/PERS and telehealth programs and how life science companies can be a partner in improving patient outcomes.

Presenters included...

Carolyn Buck Luce, who shared her vision for the future where healthcare is delivered everywhere and encouraged attendees to act now to develop new business models that transform healthcare delivery.

Jason Hwang, MD, MBA, shared his thoughts on the power of disruptive innovation to meet unmet needs and transform healthcare delivery.

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, shared how organizations across the US have innovatively used healthcare information technologies to transform healthcare delivery.

The Telehealthcare Leaders Forum is the premier event exclusively focused on telehealthcare in North America. More than 125 attendees joined the meeting representing telehealthcare program managers, life science companies, healthcare providers, payers, and officials from Northern Ireland.

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The 2013 Telehealthcare Leaders Forum was sponsored by Tunstall Americas, and the next event is planned for 2014.

About Tunstall:
Tunstall Americas, a division of Tunstall Healthcare Group, is the leading supplier of personal emergency response systems (PERS), telehealth solutions, and contact center services for healthcare engagement and remote monitoring of seniors and special needs groups. Tunstall provides products and services for the healthcare industry, including healthcare and assisted living service providers, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical/life sciences companies.