Jack Plotkin is the CTO of Virtual Health. This company is, in many ways, the future of healthcare. Virtual Health is one of the leading names in the business of telehealth. Telehealth has a number of benefits including the ability to bridge both distance and time. With the many issues facing the modern healthcare industry, it is important to explore ways to increase patient access to much-needed healthcare. Virtual Health does exactly this.
An Evolution in Telehealth
Telehealth has been existing in some way for the past few decades. Despite this span, it has not become an integrated part of modern healthcare to this point. There are multiple reasons for this. These include a lack of engagement from patients and providers, an inability to integrate with the current healthcare system, and problems with reimbursement from private and government insurance providers. The early form of telehealth was based on wired technology that often required patients to walk a long way to get to their sessions. Then, they answered a series of yes and no questions which were not able to adequately capture their healthcare needs. It is easy to see how patients would struggle during this initial form of telehealth.
Telehealth in the Modern Form
Now, there are numerous technological advancements that have made telehealth much more viable. Some of these technological advances include armbands, watches, and bracelets. These all of the ability to record important information about a patient during his or her health session. This yields more information that doctors can use to provide better patient care.
Led by Jack Plotkin
Jack Plotkin is the CPO of Virtual Health. He is also the architect of the company’s care coordination and population management facets. He initially studied both computer science and economics at Harvard before his time with Virtual Health. Over the past few years, he has made himself a leading name in enterprise solutions for large organizations, such as hospitals and the healthcare system.