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Oct 05, 2020

Philips to showcase telehealth expertise at Population Health Colloquium

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Philips’ executives discuss the growing role of telehealth in successful population health strategies during COVID-19

On October 5th – 7th, Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer at Philips, and Cindy Gaines, Chief Nursing Officer & Clinical Leader of Population Health at Philips, will participate in the 20th annual Population Health Colloquium to discuss the role of population health in addressing COVID-19’s healthcare challenges. The two clinical leaders will also address the evolution of telehealth as a pillar of population health and as a sustainable enabler of healthcare’s transformation. 


Effective population health management means acknowledging that a person’s health is largely shaped by what occurs between periodic in-person visits. During the pandemic, telehealth helped to achieve this visibility and was transformed from a convenience into a necessary, recognized as a way to ensure quality, safe patient care in the face of crisis, while fostering a more holistic, proactive approach to managing one’s health. The Philips Future Health Index (FHI) 2020 report, which reveals new insights into younger doctors’ commitment to improving healthcare during COVID-19, captured feedback from 500 doctors under the age of 40 in five countries: the United States of America, China, Singapore, France and Germany. The survey results demonstrate how critical telehealth was during the pandemic, with 61% of respondents citing telehealth as among the top digital health technologies that would have most improved their experience during the pandemic. As we continue to manage the virus and look toward recovery, healthcare leaders across the globe are evaluating the role telehealth will play in their population health initiatives long-term, and how to ensure clinicians have the support needed to shift toward a virtual-first care delivery strategy. 


On October 5th, Jan Kimpen will join David Nash, Founding Dean Emeritus at Jefferson College of Population Health, for a fireside chat titled, “Global Response to The Pandemic.” The two will explore the role telehealth played in the initial response to COVID-19 and the collaboration needed across sectors – healthcare professionals, federal agencies, vendors, insurers and more – to ensure telehealth’s momentum and intricate role in population health management continues successfully. Dr. Kimpen will discuss how with scalable, value-based population management networks and growing acceptance of connected care, providers will become more resilient and adaptable to potential future crises.


On October 7th, Cindy Gaines will join clinical leaders to participate in a panel discussion, “Transforming Care Delivery Through Virtual Health,” to share how telehealth can help improve ongoing management of chronic conditions and support preventative health strategies, with the goal of improving patient engagement and reducing readmissions: 


Access to session presentations and registration information for the event is available on the Population Health Colloquium site.

Event: Population Health Colloquium

Where: Online

Date: October 5th – October 7th

  • Jan Kimpen & David Nash Fireside Chat: October 5th, 1:45pm ET
  • Cindy Gaines Panel Presentation: October 7th, 2:30 pm ET


Social Hashtag: #PHC20


Speaker: Cindy Gaines, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer and Clinical Leader, Population Health, Philips

Cindy Gaines has over 30 years of healthcare experience, splitting this time between quality and operations across the continuum. Gaines was the Chief Operating Officer and President of Administration for a health system in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During her esteemed career, Cindy has led the integration of patient care across the care continuum and integrated program requirements of third-party payers including pay-for-performance criteria to maximize clinical, operational, and financial initiatives. Gaines also championed physician quality alignment, attained PCMH designation and CPC+ approval for primary care sites, and managed integration activities for growing organizations. As Chief Nursing Officer and Clinical Lead for Population Health Management with Philips, Cindy serves as part of the senior leadership team responsible for developing comprehensive population health solutions.


Speaker: Jan Kimpen, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer, Philips

Jan Kimpen is the Philips Chief Medical Officer. As the leader of the global clinical team, Jan works with 40 clinicians and medical PhDs with the responsibility for advocacy, customer partnerships, clinical research and medical consulting, and he is responsible for the annual publication of the Philips Future Health Index. He is a strategic advisor for commercial and clinical strategy, market reimbursement, R&D roadmaps and partnerships and M&A. Jan chairs the Chief Medical and Scientific Office Leadership Team consisting of the clinical leaders of each Philips Cluster (Image-guided therapy, Precision Diagnosis, Connected Care, Personal Health) and in which the markets are represented. Jan participates in the WEF Global Future Council on Healthcare, the American Heart Association alliance and serves as Chairman of the Board at Sanara Ventures in Israel. Jan is Board Member of COCIR (formerly president, 2018-2020). Jan joined the company from the University Medical Center Utrecht where he was a professor and chairman of Pediatrics before serving as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

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