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Tue, May 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – Tue, May 18, 2021, 01:00 PM




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Kristin Oliver


On-demand Webinar

Key Considerations for Telehealth & RPM Expansion 
Featuring a Case Study with Avera Health

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific  

Prior to COVID-19, Avera Health’s telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) program was launched to monitor chronic patients at home. When the pandemic hit, Avera quickly pivoted to launch a virtual Care Transitions program to include COVID-19 monitoring and triaging. The goal was to reduce virus exposure, minimize hospitalizations, and care for moderate-risk COVID patients, while continuing to deliver care to their high-risk, chronic-care patients. Avera Health quickly scaled its program to support more than 5,000 patients across 82 counties in South Dakota. Today, Avera Health continues its COVID-19 program, and is now looking beyond the pandemic to support new patient populations like those with gestational diabetes.   
During the webinar, you’ll hear from two leaders from Avera Health’s Avera@Home program: Rhonda Wiering, vice president, clinical growth and innovation, and Chad Thury, medical director. They’ll describe the success encountered during COVID-19 and the potential to utilize a similar virtual care-framework for other diagnoses. 
Attendees Will Learn: 

  • How to pivot a telehealth and RPM program when patient needs change rapidly.  
  • How to empower your clinical team to deliver quality care with telehealth.  
  • The key behind building patient engagement to increase patient satisfaction.  
  • What to consider when determining your telehealth strategy beyond the public health emergency. 

Rhonda Wiering 
Vice President, Clinical Growth and Innovation 
Avera@Home - Hospital in Home Program through Avera Health 
Sioux Falls, S.D.  
Chad Thury 
Medical Director 
Avera@Home - Hospital in Home Program through Avera Health 
Sioux Falls, S.D. 


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