Dan D’Orazio Presents at the American Telemedicine Association’s 2017 EDGE Conference

Sage Growth Partners CEO led discussion of the role of telemedicine in accelerating value-based care

dan@ataBaltimore, MD – October 10, 2017 – Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm, today announced that Dan D’Orazio, CEO, presented at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) EDGE conference in Washington, D.C. on October 4.

The event brought together leaders in the healthcare industry to discuss telemedicine policy, strategy, and action. In his session, D’Orazio discussed the hype behind telemedicine, its role in delivering care, and how to measure its success.

“Right now, we are witnessing perhaps the most dynamic era in U.S. healthcare,” said D’Orazio. “At the nexus of this industry-wide transformation lies two powerful forces – payment reform and delivery reform. Telemedicine is high on the list of potential solutions that can drive change in both the financing and delivery of care. We recently conducted a survey of healthcare executives that found only about half of healthcare organizations have adopted telemedicine, though nearly nine in 10 say it is a priority. Further, the survey findings showed that telemedicine will supplement, but not replace, current care delivery methods in the near-term – though the large majority of respondents believe telemedicine has the potential to completely transform the standard of care for behavioral health and other areas of care.”

“It’s clear that fundamental questions remain about just how material and disruptive telemedicine has been and will be,” continued D’Orazio. “In my session at ATA EDGE, I grounded this debate with facts, and had a lively discussion with attendees that pushed the limits on today’s thinking about how telemedicine is used. The core of my presentation was a framework that contributes to the evaluation of telemedicine’s impact today and beyond. I look forward to continuing the conversation with those whom I met at the conference, and with others at the helm of the telemedicine industry.”

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