eHI hosts a monthly policy briefing on the third Tuesday of the month to learn from policymakers, staff, and health policy experts and discuss timely issues and their impact on health IT and digital health. This month's briefing will focus on measuring the value of digital health.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred an incredible growth the use of digital health tools, including telehealth. While value considerations often focus on the financial implications, the American Medical Association and Manatt Health developed the Return on Health framework. The framework identifies six “virtual care value streams” that can improve health outcomes and positively impact patients, providers, payers, and society at large.
As many policy flexibilities that have allowed the use of virtual care during the pandemic are temporary, stakeholders and policymakers will continue to weigh the value of continuing these flexibilities on a permanent basis. Join eHI’s Assistant Vice President of Policy Catherine Pugh for a 30-minute conversation with one of the framework’s main architects, Jared Augenstein, Director with Manatt Health, on the details of the framework and how it could help shape public policy.
To participate contact Catherine@ehidc.org.
Jared Augenstein is a director with Manatt Health, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt. He provides project management, policy analysis, startup business planning and strategic business services to health care providers, startups, payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other health care organizations. Jared’s primary areas of focus are advising public- and private-sector clients on delivery system transformation, population health, digital health, international and global health, federal and state health policy trends and provider markets.
Jared has extensive experience assisting large health systems, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals with strategic planning and implementation efforts related to delivery system transformation, population health infrastructure development, and organizational restructuring. He also advises health care startups on business planning strategies.
Assistant Vice President, Policy
Most recently, Catherine served as Senior Director, Government Affairs at Horizon Government Affairs, where she managed the Health Innovation Alliance. HIA is a diverse coalition of patient advocates, healthcare providers, patient organizations, employers, technology companies, and payers who support the adoption and use of technology and data to increase access and lower costs in the health care system.
Prior to joining Horizon Government Affairs, Catherine managed federal policy initiatives and advocacy strategies for the Parkinson's Action Network. At PAN, Catherine also helped coordinate a national network of volunteer grassroots advocates working towards better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.
Catherine holds a BA in International Studies with a focus in US Foreign Policy from American University.