For way too many years we have been talking about the high percentage of people who want to remain in their homes as they age. Yet, the statistics of people spending their time in and out of hospitals or moving to longer term living and care facilities has continued to increase over time. Digital and home-based care innovations have remained in the “pilot” phase and have been limited to one event or singular disease point solutions. This stark difference between consumer need and industry performance is overdue for disruption. Enter COVID-19. The pandemic’s disruption of our facility-based healthcare system has finally accelerated our ability to make care available to people exactly where they want it. The pandemic accelerated widespread telehealth adoption and use, and coupled with existing healthcare consumerization trends, offers continued promise of virtual care growth and care delivery transformation.
Incorporating healthcare into the home by way of technology will not only change the way care is delivered to the patient, but will also enable a natural extension of care to include more integrated services, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) support, on-demand clinical care delivery and more, challenging the traditional care model to become more cohesive. Our panelists will discuss how technology combined with the perfect level of human touch can help virtually supported home care reach its fullest potential.
Senior Vice President of Virtual Care
Best Buy Health
In her role, Stefani is responsible for shaping, developing and leading the execution and growth of Best Buy Health’s virtual care business. Her focus is in driving partnerships, developing differentiated solutions and creating high-touch experiences for the home leveraging the best in healthcare technology and a consumer-first tech and touch model. Previously, Stefani held senior leadership positions at Humana including Vice President of Home Health Innovation and Vice President of Consumer Experience Center of Excellence.
Stefani’s passion and work helps to advance new models of care centered on the individual and those who care for them, and she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Caregiving. Prior to her healthcare roles, Stefani held several Senior Vice President positions at Bank of America leading Sales, Service and Client Experience.
Vice Chair, High Value Opportunities, Corporate Development
Department of Business Development
Mr. Nair leads the business development efforts focusing on high-value opportunities that are of highest strategic importance to Mayo Clinic. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Nair served as vice president of Technology Ventures for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City. Appointed by the governor of Oklahoma, Mr. Nair has served as Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Science and Technology R&D Board, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Rochester, Minnesota, and the Midwest University Research Network.
Mr. Nair received his MBA from Lamar University in Texas and an advanced degree in law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law focusing on intellectual property, commerce and technology laws.
National Alliance on Caregiving
At thirty-two, Grace followed in the footsteps of NAC Founder Gail Gibson Hunt to helm one of the nation’s leading public policy and advocacy organizations for friend and family caregivers. With previous experience as COO and the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Grace has doubled the budget of the organization in her tenure to date and created the Hunt Research Program. She led the nation’s first national policy study of 1,400+ rare disease caregivers with Global Genes, and has led other original NAC research including Sandwich Generation in the U.S. with Caring Across Generations; Cancer Caregiving in the U.S. with the National Cancer Institute and Cancer Support Community; and Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. with the Alzheimer’s Association, among others.
A licensed attorney with the D.C. Bar, Grace was named an “Outstanding Law Student” by the National Association of Women Lawyers after earning her law degree from the University of Memphis.