What an exciting time of year! We’ve reached those beautiful days of early summer and we have announced both our 2018 Healthcare Summit and the call for submissions for our Leaders Innovating Telehealth (LIT) Awards.

2018 Vidyo LIT Award NominationsThe LIT Award recognizes Vidyo customers that are reimagining the future of care delivery by enhancing, while simplifying, the patient experience. If you are a Vidyo customer with a digital health initiative that is making positive change for your patients, then we invite you to nominate your story. Our aim is to help you tell your story and raise the bar for the entire industry.

LIT Award recipients lead the way in using technology to deliver the triple aim of healthcare: increasing access to quality care, improving patient outcomes, and lowering the cost of care. And they do this in some incredible ways. Check out the 2017 LIT Award finalists and watch highlights from their inspiring presentations:

  • Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center (CDMHC) — CDMHC developed the Telehealth Mobile Crisis program so EMTs could connect remotely via Vidyo to clinicians to assess a mental health patient on-site, before transport. The initiative reduced  unnecessary transports by 47%, saving more than $400,000 in the first six months.
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado — This healthcare facility uses virtual care to provide emergency room behavioral health consults. The effort has garnered shorter median emergency department lengths of stay (5.5 hours vs. 8.3 hours), lowered costs such as the average cost per discharge (from $8,611 to $3,493), and accrued enough subsequent hospital cost savings (in the form of lower charges) associated with telepsychiatry to offset the original capital investment.
  • Nemours Children’s Health System — Virtual care reduces stress on the emergency system overall, improving patients’ (and their families’) quality of life as well as clinical outcomes, and increasing patient satisfaction. The Nemours ConnectCare telehealth program has conducted more than 900 emergency consults at more than 37 affiliated hospitals, and offers specialty visits to internal clinic and pediatric primary care locations.

Submissions for this year’s LIT Awards must be received no later than September 30, 2018. Award finalists will present their stories at our Vidyo Healthcare Summit taking place December 3-5 in Scottsdale, AZ where the audience will vote for and select our customer choice winner. Who was selected as last year’s winner? Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center.

Submit your nomination for the 2018 LIT Awards no later than September 30, 2018. Vidyo will announce the finalists on October 15. Who will win this year?

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