An introduction to Virtual Care Delivery: A Boots on the Ground Perspective.- The Essentials to Building a Curriculum for Virtual Care Delivery Education.- Negotiating with and Influencing the Payor Landscape for Telemedicine.- Evaluating and Promoting Digital Medical Technologies as a Cardiology Clinician.- How practicing clinicians can meaningfully interact with the Fortune 500 of Digital Health.- Digital Health is More than Wellness: Managing Physiology with Digital Interventions.- Telemedicine in the Military: A Case for Review.- Behavioral Telemedicine is an agent of Culture Change.- The Wearable Landscape: Whose Responsibility is It?.- Trust in Artificial Intelligence: Clinicians are Essential.- Legal Issues in Virtual Cardiology Care: Boxed Pearls for each chapter about the active legal issues in that field.- Putting it all Together.
This unique book comprehensively reviews how information technology is changing cardiovascular medical practice. Chapters include a wide range of topics from specific technologies and virtual care education to large system implementation. Extensive illustrative material and specific case studies are included throughout to reinforce key concepts and enable the reader to develop an understanding of how information technology is impacting medical practice. Health equity, medicolegal ethics, and regulatory considerations are also covered.
Healthcare Information Technology for Cardiovascular Medicine: Telemedicine & Digital Health provides a foundation for better understanding how these technologies impact cardiovascular care delivery. Its comprehensive analysis enables healthcare providers and other stakeholders to enhance clinical practice through digital health implementation.
Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director Outpatient Cardiology and TeleCardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Harvard College, obtained her doctoral degree from Yale School of Medicine, and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Children's Hospital of Boston, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in internal medicine, pediatrics, adult cardiology, and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Since 2013, Dr. Bhatt founded her first program in virtual care in 2013 and since 2016 she has run the MGH Outpatient Cardiology practice and transitioned cardiovascular care delivery at MGH for over 70,000 patient visits to virtual care in 2020.
She is now internationally renowned for her leadership in telemedicine implementation in cardiology, creating culturally relevant personalized virtual cardiovascular care delivery models with hospital administration, advocacy organizations, and digital health companies. Her aim is to develop collaborations and an environment conducive to agile, patient centered care delivery with high quality outcomes while elevating the patient and clinician experience. Dr. Bhatt serves as a medical advisor for digital and telehealth companies from inception, clinical trials and FDA applications to sequential funding rounds. She advocates for policy change and telemedicine legislation with congressional representatives, leads national telemedicine education via the American College of Cardiology and serves on the Greater Boston Board of the American Heart Association . Internationally, she assists countries affected by COVID with an abrupt need to deliver remote care. Her interest in digital health strategy stems from her belief that state of the art, personalized care can be delivered to individuals in the community, empowering patients and creating stronger clinician-patient partnerships for sustainable health outcomes.