Alexis Silver has been actively involved in the telehealth and remote monitoring field since 2003, working with providers to develop and improve their telehealth programs and advocating for policy and reimbursement changes on both the state and federal levels that support the use of technologies for aging and vulnerable populations.
As a health policy expert, Ms. Silver is well aware of the critical need for a wide array of health care technologies that improve organizational efficiencies while improving or maintaining patient health status. As a telehealth advocate, she co-wrote legislation that led to Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth in New York State, and subsequently worked with the New York State Department of Health to design and implement New York’s Home Telehealth Demonstration Project. She advocated successfully to include medication dispensers as eligible for reimbursement as an assistive technology for patients enrolled in New York’s Long Term Home Health Care Programs.
As a program advisor, she has worked with countless home care agencies throughout New York State, helping them design, implement, and evaluate their programs. In this role, she co-wrote a telehealth manual and implemented a telehealth certification program for home care nurses. Work products related to these initiatives included tools for marketing, technology selection, standards and guidelines for telehealth, and a collection of policies and procedures to assist providers in standardizing their telehealth programs.
As an independent consultant, Ms. Silver has worked with Jewish Home Lifecare (now the New Jewish Home) in New York City, administering several telehealth pilots and filling the role of first line of triage for telehealth patient monitoring while analyzing the system for efficiency improvements. She worked as a clinical project manager overseeing a joint effort between Jewish Home and Panasonic in the development of several remote monitoring products and then went on to design a Digital Ecosystem and Call Center for Palliative Care for Metropolitan Jewish Hospital System, also in New York City. Most recently she has written policy documents and FDA applications for a startup medical technology company.
She is currently Vice Chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Home Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group.