Virtual Care Transition: Squeezing 2 years into 2 weeks
David P. Ingham, DO
Internal Medicine Staff Physician | Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Vice President & Chief Health Information Officer | Allina Health
Dr. Ingham serves as Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer for Allina Health, leading and
advancing Health Informatics for the organization. In addition to guiding deployment of applications that
impact clinical care, Dr. Ingham is responsible for understanding and monitoring the digital health tech
landscape to assist in steering Allina through the ever-changing healthcare environment. Firmly believing
that at the core of all patient care is a human to human interaction, Dr. Ingham is passionate about
leveraging the EHR and digital health tech to support and augment that human interaction. In this role
and previous roles, Dr. Ingham has led countless efforts to improve patient care while simultaneously
reducing the cost of care.
Dr. Ingham maintains a small primary care internal medicine practice with Abbott Northwestern General
Medicine Associates. He is active in the education of internal medicine residents at ANW and medical
students from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ingham has research interest in hypertension and
preoperative care. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on these topics and others and is
part of multiple ongoing clinical studies.
Will review the virtual care Allina Health’s virtual care journey that the
COVID crisis drove us from 50 virtual (video) visits per week to several thousand daily. Will also
review deployment of 700 tablets in COVID hospital rooms and ERs and the benefits derived
from this effort. Lastly will touch on the challenges and uncertainties that remain around virtual
care including regulatory and reimbursement risks.