Video Transcription
Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Angela Michelide. I am the Vice President of Programs and Education at the American College of Preventive Medicine.
I'm pleased to serve as your moderator today for this Grand Rounds on telehealth and telemedicine related to the Joint Incentive Fund Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Project.
ACPM is tremendously grateful to be able to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense on this exciting initiative.
The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional medical society of more than 2,000 physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals,
families, communities, and populations through disease prevention and health promotion.
Our members are licensed medical doctors who possess expertise in a broad range of healthcare skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology,
management of health organizations, research, and the practice of prevention in clinical settings.
They work in a variety of workplaces, including hospitals, government at the local, state, and national levels, the military, laboratories, business, and academia.
Before we begin, I have a few housekeeping notes. The audience has been placed in listen-only mode.
We will post a recording of this webinar in the ACPM Learning Management System on our website in a few days.
We invite you to please type questions in the chat box throughout the webinar presentations, and we'll respond to them at the middle and towards the end of the session.
And we will be emailing you a brief feedback survey after the webinar, so please respond so that we can improve our offerings and be able to attract additional topics and speakers.
Video Summary
In this video, Dr. Angela Michelide moderates a Grand Rounds session on telehealth and telemedicine related to the Joint Incentive Fund Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Project. The session discusses the broad scope and expansion of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its appropriate applications, limitations, and frontiers in preventive medicine for the federal healthcare system. Four speakers present their perspectives:

1. Dr. Timothy McKay discusses the importance of digital health and its acceleration due to COVID-19. He introduces typologies of digital health and emphasizes patient-centric design.

2. Dr. Antonio Eppolito talks about telemedicine applications in the US Air Force Medical Service, including teleradiology, telecardiology, teleconsultations, and mobile health applications.

3. Dr. Ryan Vega highlights telehealth services provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VA), such as telepsychiatry, telepharmacy, and tele-genetics. He also mentions the use of virtual reality in the VA healthcare system.

4. Mr. Brian James provides a virtual tour of the VA Virtual Medical Center, focusing on its features and functionalities as a resource for veterans, staff, and providers.

The session emphasizes the growing importance of telehealth and telemedicine, its wide range of applications, and its potential to improve access to care and patient outcomes. The webinar also discusses the use of telemedicine in virtual medical centers, the challenges and opportunities of its expansion, and the need for incorporating telemedicine into medical education programs. Additionally, therapeutic video gaming and its applications in cognitive rehabilitation and cardiology training are explored. The session concludes by highlighting future plans for expansion and collaboration in telemedicine and digital health in the VA and Department of Defense (DOD).

Overall, the video provides valuable insights into the current state and future possibilities of telemedicine and digital health in the federal healthcare system, particularly within the VA and DOD.
Joint Incentive Fund Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Project
COVID-19 pandemic
digital health
patient-centric design
US Air Force Medical Service
mobile health applications
Veterans Health Administration

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