Smart Talk: The rise of telehealth to meet COVID-era challenges

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Airdate: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The expansion of telehealth, or remote clinical care, has increased by more than 150 percent since 2019. This is due in large part to pandemic-related policy changes, along with public necessity. 

Joining Smart Talk Tuesday to break down the issues are Warren Kampf, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Senior Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs, along with Dr. Hal Baker, MD, WellSpan Health Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer.

Mobile applications reach people where they are

There’s an app for everything, it seems, and on average mobile users in the U.S. have at least 20 they use regularly. The majority of Americans have cell phones and nearly three-quarters of the population own a tablet or computer, so health providers are finding opportunities to reach people where they are — on their devices.

Capital Blue Cross recently launched NeuroFlow, a self-guided mobile app that focuses specifically on mental health wellness. Dr. Jennifer Chambers, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Capital Blue Cross, appears on Smart Talk Tuesday to discuss the focus of the application.

Advocates push a plan to protect the Amazon

A bipartisan group of seven former U.S. cabinet secretaries and climate change negotiators have organized to produce a first-ever Amazon Protection Plan.

The plan is a set of policy recommendations they say will protect the Amazon, and mitigate climate change. The plan, though, comes with a big price tag.

Monica de Bolle, Ph.D., a Brazilian-born economist and professor at John Hopkins University joins Smart Talk Tuesday to outline the recommendations.

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