Future of Health Immersion Program: Past events


View the 2022 webinar videos and recordings in the AMA's Future of Health Immersion Program, a new offering on optimizing and sustaining telehealth. Access the 2021 recorded events.

Sept. 19, 2023


  • Kristen Apple, president, LINUS (Moderator)
  • Vimal Mishra, MD, director of digital health strategy, AMA & VP digital care, UC Davis Health
  • Ryan Raisig, MHA, FACHE, associate vice president for coordinated care and continuum integration
  • Kevin Riddleberger, PA-C, MBA, chief strategy officer and co founder, Dispatch Health
  • Nick Stupakis, vice president, Helion

Webinar details

New technologies and innovative approaches to care delivery have allowed for more personalized care models, including health at home. Join this live panel discussion as part of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telehealth Awareness Week and dive into the new AMA report on The State of Health at Home Models: Key Considerations and Opportunities, exploring the types of care being provided in the home today and hearing from organizations that are leveraging health at home models to deliver on improved access, outcomes and patient experiences.

Aug. 17, 2023


  • Nam Jin Kim, MD, medical director, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
  • Frank Sculli, cofounder & CEO, BioDigital, Inc
  • Mark Zhang, MD, medical director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

Webinar details

Extended reality (XR) is an overarching term that captures current and future developments across augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality. These tools are rapidly expanding in many health care environments, including helping to train surgeons on the latest procedures and teach medical students’ human anatomy. Join this webinar to learn more about the current state of extended reality in health care and explore real-world use cases of VR and AR technology today. 

June 29, 2023


  • Benjamin Alouf, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Limbix 
  • Chris Botts, Senior Manager of Care Delivery/Payment, American Medical Association 
  • Robert Cuyler,PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Freespira, Inc 
  • Dawn-Marie Gotkiewicz, MD, Pediatrician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
  • Lani Hessen, OTR/L, Vice President of Patient Access, Digital Therapeutics Alliance 
  • Pooja Raghani, MS, PsyD, Director of Industry Affairs, Digital Therapeutics Alliance 

Webinar details

The U.S. continues to face a behavioral health crisis with more people than ever (incl. adults, children, and teens) struggling with their behavioral health. Yet, existing systems are failing to meet this need for whole-person care, particularly given the current shortage of behavioral health clinicians.  Adoption of behavioral health integration (BHI) by physician practices is an essential solution to reaching more individuals who need treatment and solving this growing crisis. The incorporation of technology, including digital therapeutics (DTx), can also help enhance such efforts. 

Expanding on the AMA and Manatt Health’s report on digitally enabled BHI, audiences learn how DTx solutions can be leveraged by primary care physicians to improve care coordination and treatment for their patients, as well as advance the overall value and impact of BHI for their practices. 

June 14, 2023


  • Stacy Lloyd, MPH, Director of Digital Health & Operations, American Medical Association (moderator)
  • Alfred Atanda, MD, Surgical Director, Center for Sports Medicine, Nemours Children’s Health 

Webinar details

E-consults are synchronous or asynchronous communications between clinicians, used to streamline patient care and give physicians access to specialists that may not otherwise be easily available in their practice or geographic area. They can also improve patient experiences and reduce unnecessary health care services. Learn more about how e-consults are being used in practice.

May 31, 2023


  • Dr. Tolúwalàṣé (Laṣé) Ajayi, MD, FAAP, Lead Researcher, PowerMom 
  • Arij Faksh, DO, FACOG, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, Scripps Clinic
  • Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, FACOG, OB-GYN and Associate Professor, Ochsner Health 
  • Anish Sebastian, Co-Founder and CEO, Babyscripts
  • Taylor Platt, MPH, Manager Health Policy, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Webinar details

Aligning with Women’s Health Month, this virtual session will dive into the current state of women’s health and maternal health and how digitally enabled care is promoting and enhancing women’s well-being.

March 13, 2023

Chat GPT and generative AI has emerged as the latest buzz in the health sector with the potential for wide-ranging transformative effects in medical practice. Check out this recording from the AMA Update podcast with Dr. John D. Halamka to explore the intersection between Chat GPT and care delivery.

ChatGPT and AI integration in health care with John D. Halamka, MD, MS

Jan. 31, 2023

When equitably designed and thoughtfully integrated, digital health tools can effectively augment and enhance in-person care. Yet often, digital health products exist in silos and risk additional fragmentation, higher costs, and diminishing patient and physician experience. The ”digital health disconnect” is the chasm between the theoretical potential that digitally enabled care models promise and the reality of ”parallel” care that predominates today. View a panel discussing the Future of Health report from the 2022 HLTH conference, jointly developed by the AMA and Manatt Health, followed by a Q&A.

Download the AMA Future of Health report.


  • Meg Barron, MBA, VP, Digital Health Strategy & Innovations, AMA (Live QA)
  • Jared Augenstein, MPH, MA; Manatt Health (Live QA)
  • Alyssa Jaffee, MBA; Partner, 7wireVentures
  • Parinda Khatri, PhD; Chief Executive Officer, Cherokee Health Systems
  • Andrew Diamond, MD, PhD; Chief Medical Officer, One Medical
  • Sameer Berry, MD, MBA; New York Gastroenterology Associates & CMO, Oshi Health

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Jan. 6, 2023

New technologies are drastically changing the way care is being delivered in practice. What are the practical uses of AI and other digital technologies and how can they enable us to deliver better care? Check out this recording from this year’s CES® conference* “AI, Digital Health and the Future of Patient Care” by Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees.

*This session is attributed to the Consumer Technology Association as part of their CES® conference in 2023.

Dec. 8, 2022

Each year, Telehealth and Medicine Today reaches out to journal board members, annual ConV2X Symposium speakers, and ecosystem subject matter experts to share their views and perspectives for the near term in the telehealth and virtual care marketplace. In this live panel discussion, we invite several authors of the Telehealth and Medicine Today 2022 Market Predictions article, published on Jan. 31, 2022, to take a retrospective look at what they predicted at the start of the year.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders a synopsis of telehealth and virtual care market trends that have occurred this past year and hear personal reflections on their short-term predictions. During this event, speakers will also share initial predictions of what's to come in 2023.

A live virtual discussion will be held on the AMA Physician Innovation Network simultaneously giving an opportunity for participants to connect with practices featured. Access the virtual discussion (login required).


  • Marcus Osborne (moderator)
  • Bradley J. Erickson, professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Nir Shalom CEO, floLIVE, Israel
  • Eyal Zimlichman, chief innovation and transformation officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
  • Russell Glass, chief executive officer, Ginger Health


Oct. 19, 2022

First launched in 2016, the AMA conducts a study of physicians’ motivations and requirements for the adoption of digital health solutions. Findings from the initial research indicated that physician requirements of these tools fall into 4 categories:

  • Does it work?
  • Will I receive payment?
  • Will I be liable?
  • Will it work in my practice?

To maintain a pulse on trends, the AMA regularly refreshes this study every three years and most recently fielded the survey in Q1 of 2022. The findings report of this study will be released in mid September. Join this session for an executive summary and walkthrough of this year's key insights along with a longitudinal analysis of key changes in physician motivations and requirements for the adoption of digital clinical tools compared to prior years.

A live virtual discussion will be held on the AMA Physician Innovation Network simultaneously giving an opportunity for participants to connect with practices featured. Access the virtual discussion (login required).


  • Meg Barron, AMA vice president of digital health strategy
  • Kevin Gajjar, AMA market research analyst


Sept. 23, 2022

Leveraging the AMA's Return on Health Framework, practices across the nation are measuring the value of virtual care in their organizations. In this session, a variety of practices will have the opportunity to take the mic and share real-world examples of how virtual care has impacted one or more of the following value streams: (1) clinical outcomes, quality, safety, (2) access to care, (3) patient, family and caregiver experience, (4) clinician experience, (5) financial and operational impact, and (6) health equity.  

Practices featured during this event are participants of a program hosted in collaboration between the AMA, Physicians Foundation, Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (AMCNO), Montana Medical Association (MMA), Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), and Iowa Medical Society (IMS). 

A live virtual discussion will be held on the AMA Physician Innovation Network simultaneously giving an opportunity for participants to connect with practices featured. Access the virtual discussion (login required).



Aug. 30, 2022

In this virtual event, Mayo Clinic leaders showcase efforts to advance digital health across three functional teams–strategy, research and clinical informatics. In highlighting key initiatives within each of these areas, speakers emphasize the importance of collaboration and coordination to support technology implementation, workflow integration and outcomes evaluation.

Additionally, from their experiences, speakers share what has worked well and where opportunities exist. 


  • Shira Hauschen, JD, MPH, Executive Director/Division Chair, Strategy Consulting Services at Mayo Clinic  
  • Amanda Mikhail, MBA, Division Chair, Research Innovation and Translation at Mayo Clinic
  • Edwina Bhaskaran, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Systems and Informatics Officer at Mayo Clinic



June 21, 2022

Participants learn more about the opportunities and challenges with incorporating technology to advance more coordinated and equitable behavioral health care. Experts discuss practical solutions stakeholders across the health care ecosystem can pursue to advance digitally-enabled BHI.

Lastly, the session features experts from Penn Medicine and the Department of Veteran Affairs who will discuss their BHI models, how digital tools have been incorporated and the comprehensive value it has generated.


  • Edward Post, MD, PhD, clinical professor at the University of Michigan
  • Matthew Press, MD, physician executive of Penn Primary Care, medical director of the Primary Care Service Line, associate professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Jared Augenstein, MBA, director, Manatt Health



June 1, 2022

In this virtual session, participants explore telehealth use in neurology. Presentations during this event highlight current use trends, models of care, available resources and deep dives into telehealth use for neurology sub-specialty care including sleep medicine, epilepsy and stroke. Access the transcript and video recording.

Neurology speakers

  • Neil Busis, MD, Clinical Professor and Associate Chair, Technology and Innovation, Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health, Chair Sub-Committee
  • Anne Marie Morse, DO, Director, Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Nassim Zecavati, MD, Director of Epilepy at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Benjamin Kummer, MD, Vascular Neurology and Stroke at Mount Sinai, and AAN subcommittee Vice-Chair

*This event hosted in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)



May 25, 2022

Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence/augmented intelligence (AI)-enabled health care innovation are reshaping technology’s capacity to enhance patient care, population health and work life of health care providers. The pace of innovation also accelerates the need for trusted resources, and guidance for answers and meaningful perspective on AI.

Focused on making technology an asset, not a burden, in the delivery of health care, the AMA is committed to helping physicians and other health professionals become well-informed as they navigate new applications of AI—and new gaps in understanding. One crucial resource is the very language used to describe these AI applications, and the services and procedures they enable.

As the language of medicine today, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set reflects the latest medical care provided to patients. To this end, the AMA CPT Editorial Panel has accepted the addition of CPT Appendix S: AI taxonomy for medical services & procedures. The taxonomy provides guidance for describing and classifying various AI applications and went into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

In this webinar with CPT Editorial Panel Member Richard Frank, MD, PhD, and CPT Coding and Regulatory Manager Samantha Ashley, speakers review the AMA’s AI taxonomy. You will gain:

  • Insight into the development of the AI taxonomy
  • Understanding of the terminology included in the AI taxonomy
  • Guidance on how to describe your AI-enabled innovation in the language of CPT

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May 18, 2022

In this virtual session, participants gain insight on ways to leverage a variety of telehealth modalities including provider-to-provider e-consults, live audio/visual and store-and-forward. Access the transcript and video recording.

Drs. Laurence Cheung, Elan Neuman and Jason Fung highlight experiences at each of their dermatology practices leveraging each of these modalities respectively. Looking ahead, presenters also highlight recognized opportunities for the future.

Dermatology speakers

  • Jason Fung, MD, Dermatologist, Dermatology Center of the East Bay
  • Lawrence Cheung, MD, Dermatologist, Synergy Dermatology
  • Elan Newman, MD, Dermatologist, Sharp Memorial Hospital



April 20, 2022

This interactive session provides participants with an overview of the innovative ways that telehealth is currently being used in emergency medicine.

This event is co-hosted with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a Telehealth Immersion Program collaborator.



March 31, 2022

To maintain a pulse on the current use of telehealth and physician experiences, the AMA fielded the Telehealth Use Survey at the end of 2021. This presentation walks through survey results and highlight key findings including virtual visit volume, clinical applications, recognized value, benefits, and challenges. We will also cover key areas of opportunity to impact the future of telehealth.



Feb. 18, 2022

This interactive session is co-hosted with the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) and showcased examples of how telehealth is currently being leveraged by Allergists/Immunologists to provide allergy, asthma, and immunology care. Access the transcript and video recording.

Featured speakers

  • Tania Elliott, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Care at Ascension
  • Sofija Volertas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of Allergy & Immunology Fellowship, UNC Medical Center - Chapel Hill

*The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) is a recognized AMA Telehealth Immersion Program Collaborator.



Jan. 26, 2022

This webinar provides suggested strategies to improve patient connection and communication when delivering care remotely.

Content expands upon the recent publication “Enhancing Digital Empathy and Reimagining the Telehealth Experience” from Telehealth and Medicine Today.



Access the 2021 recorded events.

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