Health IRL

Health “In Real Life” (IRL) is a series of live, interactive conversations to help people navigate the changing healthcare landscape with insights from experts. Get the bi-weekly topic, guests, and registration link sent right to your inbox by signing up to join our community.

Upcoming Sessions

RPM as a Path to Healthcare Transformation

Anna McCollister

Patient Advisor to the FDA

Robert L. Longyear III

VP Digital Health and Innovation
Avenu & Wanderly

Lygeia Ricciardi

Chief Transformation Officer


Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is an increasingly popular service that addresses two burning needs of healthcare providers in the midst of a global pandemic: providing care virtually, and bringing in a new source of revenue for their practices. Within the guidelines CMS has set for the RPM program, however, there is a fair amount of leeway in the model of care delivery, and in the type of experience it offers from the patient's perspective.

Some RPM technology providers focus fairly narrowly on particular chronic conditions (especially diabetes and hypertension) or on enabling the process of collecting and transmitting data as a stand-alone requirement for patients.

On this episode of Health in Real Life, we'll speak with two guests who see RPM and digital health as a springboard to healthcare transformation toward whole-person care, including the option to manage multiple diverse health conditions, numerous medications, and encourage healthy behaviors simultaneously.

Robert Longyear is the VP of Health and Innovation at Avenu & Wanderly, a turnkey provider of RPM services for healthcare practices. Anna McCollister is a Patient Advisor to the FDA who has been tracking her own health digitally (including managing diabetes) through multiple devices for at least a decade “before it was cool.” The session will be moderated by Lygeia Ricciardi, Chief Transformation Officer at Carium. 

Topics we'll cover:

  • Design principles for optimal patient experiences

  • How to co-design with consumers and patients

  • How to leverage diverse types of tech to provide much more than a video interaction

  • How to convey empathy and caring at a distance

After a moderated conversation, we’ll open the floor for live video questions from the community. We hope to see you on Wednesday, July 22nd at 12 PM Eastern.


The Health IRL Team

Lygeia Ricciardi

Host & Moderator

Ashley Dauwer

Platform & Engagement Ninja

What’s Different

about Health IRL?

It’s Made Fresh for You. We take input from our community about the most relevant, useful topics at the intersection of digital health, patient-centered health, and real life in real time.

It’s Interactive. This is not your Grandpa’s webinar. It’s a lively moderated conversation. You can chat, answer polls, Tweet, and ask your questions live on camera, if you choose to.

It Highlights the Patient Perspective. Each session  features two guests ⁠— a healthcare expert and a patient expert ⁠— we believe the intersection of both perspectives is key in healthcare

Recordings of Past Sessions

 Mike S.

 Everyone who has had the opportunity to join this amazingly relevant conversation has gained valuable insight in this critical time.

What the Community is Saying

 Laura W.

 I have rewatched every webinar so far... you have made me pick up my pen and tablet to write some of your thoughts as a personal goal for me to be able to translate to my patients.

 Michael S.

 Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate. It is an excellent format for talks. 


Suggestions Welcomed

We love to hear ideas for future topics and speakers from our community.