Even before the pandemic, the shift in consumer preference coupled with the increased cost of care resulted in a decline in the traditional use of primary care, leaving people more vulnerable to increased morbidity and mortality. Nearly half of millennials and one-third of adults aged 30-49 are without a primary care physician (PCP). More than ever, consumers want care that is conveniently enabled by technology and lower cost, especially as people are losing their jobs and their health insurance coverage during the current COVID-19 crisis.
During this webinar we will discuss how establishing robust doctor-patient relationships virtually can accomplish the Quadruple Aim of reducing costs and improving outcomes along with the member and provider experience. Uniting services typically delivered in a fragmented manner through personalized, technology-enabled longitudinal Virtual Primary Care promotes population wellness using remote patient monitoring, supportive devices and leveraging the full power of AI and data analytics. “Virtual primary care is the right thing to do because it combines everything that consumers want – convenience, access, lower costs and improved outcomes. It’s a tremendous platform for us to build on for the future,” stated Matt Eyles, CEO of AHIP, in a recent interview.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Dan Trencher oversees the development and execution of new growth opportunities and products for Teladoc Health, leading business initiatives that deliver compelling user experiences and transforms how people access quality care. He ensures that Teladoc Health delivers innovative commercial products, leading long-term road mapping, market analysis, product development and management, and project execution.
Mr. Trencher brings a breadth of experience in the healthcare industry, including hands-on product and operational expertise from a wide array of healthcare customer segments. Prior to Teladoc Health, Mr. Trencher held leadership roles at WellPoint (now Anthem, Inc.) and WellChoice, Inc., developing and managing growth initiatives across the healthcare value chain, ranging from providers to disease management and wellness programs to health information technology.
Mr. Trencher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.
Nipun Sharma, MD
Senior Medical Director
Dr. Sharma plays a lead role in building and implementing Teladoc Health’s Virtual Primary Care program, including recruitment and management of providers and development of the clinical workflow for the employee pilot program. He also provides clinical guidance and support across clinical operations, product development, marketing and quality assurance. Dr. Sharma is responsible for outreach to the Teladoc Health Medical Group regarding antibiotic and steroid prescribing in acute respiratory infections and is an active member of the Teladoc Health Credentialing Committee and the Clinical Quality Executive Committee.
Since 2016, Dr. Sharma has been providing care for Teladoc Health members through virtual visits. He’s also served in a teaching capacity at Georgetown University, and held clinical positions for the Washington Football Team, at Virginia Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington DC Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Sharma holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia, a masters degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University and an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School.