A look ahead: Five healthcare predictions for 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, February 11, 2020 at 02:00 PM EST
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What does 2020 have in store for virtual care and how does that impact Canadian employers and advisers?

Globally, health spending is projected to reach US $15 trillion by 2050.1 There is an estimated shortfall of 4.3 million clinicians worldwide.2 And expectations for digital health are on the rise.3 With economic, clinical, and consumer dynamics favorably aligned, now is the time for employers to invest in innovative virtual care strategies that truly transform how people access and experience healthcare.

Webinar Highlights

In this 60-minute live webinar, Dr. Hanif Jamal, Canadian Medical Director at Teladoc Health and Dan Trencher, Senior Vice President of Product & Corporate Strategy at Teladoc Health, will explore five predictions about the future of virtual care—from its impact on private and public healthcare partnerships to the barriers it can break for mental health, and the important role it will play as individuals around the world face more chronic and complex health conditions.

About Dr. Hanif Jamal, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Photo of Hanif JamalDr. Hanif Jamal is medical director of Canada for Teladoc Health. With extensive experience in primary medicine and complex continuing care, he provides clinical oversight for the company’s care delivery and quality infrastructure across the country.

His career includes a dedication to healthcare innovation through virtual care. Dr. Jamal has developed and implemented telemedicine programs at several premier healthcare organizations, including Iasis Health Management and Advica Health. In addition to his work with Teladoc Health, Dr. Jamal currently serves as Virtual Care Executive Member and staff hospitalist at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. His contributions to quality care also extend to an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University Department of Family Medicine, well as Peer-Review Auditor at the College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Jamal completed his residency and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from McMaster University. He also participated in the Harvard Macy Scholar Program on Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education, from the Harvard School of Business and Harvard Medical Joint Program.

About Dan Trencher

Photo of Dan Trencher Dan Trencher is Senior Vice President of Product & Corporate Strategy at Teladoc Health. He oversees the development and execution of new growth opportunities and products for Teladoc Health, leading business initiatives that deliver compelling user experiences and transforms how people access quality care. He ensures that Teladoc Health delivers innovative commercial products, leading long-term road mapping, market analysis, product development and management, and project execution.

Mr. Trencher brings a breadth of experience in the healthcare industry, including hands-on product and operational expertise from a wide array of healthcare customer segments. Prior to Teladoc Health, Mr. Trencher held leadership roles at WellPoint (now Anthem, Inc.) and WellChoice, Inc., developing and managing growth initiatives across the healthcare value chain, ranging from providers to disease management and wellness programs to health information technology.

Mr. Trencher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

Sources

  1. Past, present, and future of global health financing, The Lancet, Jun 01, 2019, Volume 393, Number 10187, p. 2175-2274
  2. The World Health Report 2006—working together for health, World Health Organization
  3. Accenture 2019 Digital Health Consumer Survey

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