Silicon Valley telehealth conference asks hospitals, vendors: 'What would Amazon do?'

This year's VSee Telehealth Secrets conference, slated for Oct. 2-4 in California's Silicon Valley, will focus on keeping physicians happy as hospitals implement new revenue and care delivery models.

The telehealth industry is ripe for innovation. Gartner's "hype cycle" — a model describing the stages in the life cycle of emerging technologies, from conception to widespread adoption — notes that telehealth appears to have moved beyond hype and into the "trough of disillusionment." The conference seeks to challenge this notion.

"We started our Telehealth Secrets conference in 2016 to peel back the telemedicine hype and weed out the 'digital snake oil,'" Milton Chen, MD, CEO of telemedicine platform VSee, said in a news release. "The question in 2018 is no longer whether telehealth works; but how can we take telehealth and re-envision a new world of healthcare? How can we use telehealth to cut costs and transform every aspect of healthcare the way Amazon has transformed every aspect of retail?"

The 2018 conference will explore the growing telehealth market in regards to new applications and models of telehealth, such as precision health, regenerative medicine and concierge services. The event will span topics on the business of telehealth and physician entrepreneurship, including investment predictions by 3M Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center and the California Health Care Fund.

For more information about the event, click here.

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