Third VM ‘Micro Chat’ Explores Access to Care and Social Determinants of Health

By Andrew Karp
Friday, April 9, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—With millions of Americans facing job losses and other economic hardships resulting from the pandemic, providing access to healthcare for those in need has taken on new urgency. The crisis is prompting healthcare policy makers and researchers to sharpen their focus on the underlying causes that prevent many people from getting the healthcare services they need. In a new video, “Access to Care: The Social Determinants of Health,” VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp discuss this timely topic and how it impacts vision care. The video, the third in a series of “Micro Chats on Macro Topics,” can be viewed here.

Second Video in VM's 'Micro Chats on Macro Trends' Series Considers the Rise of Telehealth and Wellness

By Staff
Friday, April 2, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The rise of telehealth and a crescendo of patients' interest in staying healthy and learning more about their own wellness are the focus of the second of Vision Monday's new weekly video series, "Micro Chats on Macro Trends," that examines significant trends which are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series features VM’s editorial director, Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp, lens and technology editor.

VM Launches 'Micro Chats on Macro Trends' Series: First Video Examines the Brick to Click Trend in Healthcare

By Staff
Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30 AM Vision Monday is launching a weekly video series, "Micro Chats on Macro Trends," that examines significant trends that are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series, which kicks off on March 25, features VM’s editorial director, Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp, lens and technology editor. They discuss big ideas and trends from the 2020 VM Leadership Summit that continue to reverberate throughout optical and healthcare in 2021. In this first video in the series, titled Brick Learns to Click, Axelrad and Karp discuss the implications of the brick to click trend in today's healthcare environment. Click on the video below to learn how boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds are blurring.

VM Kicks Off Video Series of ‘Micro Chats on Macro Trends’

By Staff
Friday, March 26, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is launching a weekly video series that examines significant trends that are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series, which kicks off March 25, is called Micro Chats on Macro Trends.

A Top-Line Video View: "AFTERSHOCKS" VM's Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:00 AM From the vantage point of leading healthcare execs, noted experts outlining new trends in patient and consumer expectations and behavior and the escalating advent of new technologies, this year's VM Summit speakers' underscored the new environment brought about by the pandemic and the opportunities for vision care. The video gives a glimpse of the 4 part program's themes. Access to the VM Summit platform for registered attendees continues through Dec. 31.

The Big Picture: Trends and Takeaways From VM’s Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Monday, November 9, 2020 11:30 PM For the first time since its inception 14 years ago, Vision Monday held its Global Leadership Summit on a virtual platform due to the pandemic. So it was only fitting that the theme of the four-part, month-long Summit, titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," took “attendees” on a quest for answers to the many business challenges and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the virus. The sessions examined a variety of topics giving attendees an overview of the trends and business tools they will need to take their businesses through the pandemic and beyond. Here is a top-line look at some of the messages and themes that emerged from the virtual event through the words of the Summit speakers and presenters.

Final VM Summit Session Addresses Elevating the Patient Experience With Tech and Retail Leaders

By Staff
Monday, October 26, 2020 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Wrapping up with the proverbial bang, the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit virtual conference concluded its four-session series last week with its much-anticipated “Stepping Up the Patient Experience” program. The two-hour session took a deep dive into the way digital technologies are bringing doctors, patients and consumers into the healthcare process in exciting new ways. The session was highlighted by an eclectic mix of speakers drawn from the tech, retail and vision care fields who discussed how new tactics are transforming patient engagement by blending physical experiences with virtual ones.

Elevating the Patient Experience Is the Focus of This Week's VM Summit Session

By Staff
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Today’s Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit virtual session, Stepping Up the Patient Experience, will examine how digital technologies are bringing doctors, patients and consumers into the healthcare process in exciting new ways. An eclectic mix of speakers drawn from the technology, retail and vision care fields will discuss how new tactics and technologies are transforming patient engagement by blending physical experiences with online, virtual ones. This last session of the four-part series of "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit's major theme will be broadcast today from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m EST.

What’s Next? Third Summit Session Features Pandemic Leadership Lessons from Healthcare’s Front Lines

By Staff
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Top executives from regional and national healthcare systems joined the third Virtual VM Summit broadcast on October 14 to share how administrators, clinicians and support staff have responded to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has stressed hospital and provider systems in unprecedented ways. Citing resilience, adaptation and teamwork as key ingredients to meet the challenge, these business leaders discussed how they see insurance coverage and patient access to care evolving with these shifts, and how systemic changes in healthcare will provide an opportunity for vision care providers to chart a new direction and play a wider role.

Today's VM Global Leadership Summit Session Illuminates 'Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines'

By Staff
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Today's session of Vision Monday's virtual Global Leadership Summit Series, which will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, is "Leadership Lessons From Healthcare's Front Lines: What's Next for Payors, Providers...and Vision Care?"

Healthcare's New ‘Gatekeepers’ Star in Second VM Summit Session

By Staff
Monday, October 12, 2020 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Leading experts from innovative medical, retail and eyecare companies described how new healthcare business models are delivering convenience, greater access and more affordable and personalized medicine during a wide-ranging program at the latest session of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The speakers offered diverse points of view on the program’s theme, “Who Are the New Gatekeepers? What’s Vision’s Role?” Collectively, they exemplified a new approach to vision care that is wider in scope, more accessible and more fully integrated into the broader healthcare matrix.

VM Global Leadership Summit Session: 'Who Are The New Gatekeepers?'

By Staff
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:36 AM NEW YORK—New business models were just starting to emerge to challenge traditional healthcare delivery, even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. But the pandemic has escalated trends such as concierge care, new primary care environments and the advent of retailers into the healthcare space. In today's Oct. 7 session of Vision Monday's virtual Global Leadership Summit Series, which will be held this afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST, a number of leading healthcare and vision care professionals will share their insights in this area.

VM’s Summit Examines Seismic Changes in Optical Landscape Due to Pandemic

By Mary Kane and Mark Tosh
Monday, October 5, 2020 12:45 AM For the first time since its inception 14 years ago, Vision Monday held the opening session of its Global Leadership Summit on a virtual platform due to the pandemic. So it was only fitting that the theme of the four-part, month-long Summit, titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," took “attendees” on a quest for answers to the many business challenges and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the virus. If the first session was any indication, Vision Monday more than delivered on its promise to serve up a thought-provoking program and bring together a wide range of noted experts to address big trends and practical tactics in the face of COVID-19. Here is a top-line look at some of the messages.

The Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Kicks Off Today

By Staff
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:33 AM NEW YORK—A unique new virtual platform will be the digital location of the first Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit session, set to kick off today at 3:00 p.m. EST and run through 5:00 p.m. EST, part of a four-part exclusive series on consecutive Wednesdays, featuring noted healthcare professional and executive leaders along with accomplished vision care leaders and professionals. They'll be offering compelling insights, exclusive information and practical tactics to the registered VM Summit attendees from all sectors of the optical industry, who are grappling with the health, business, social and economic challenges of the current pandemic and the opportunities for vision care.

Learn More About VM's Summit: 'Aftershocks...Remaking Healthcare's Future' in a Special Video Message

By Staff
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit will examine the big themes and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the pandemic which has created new challenges on so many levels. Want to learn more about #VMSUMMIT, the most important thought leadership event for our industry in 2020? Learn how it will rethink healthcare and its relationship to the eye health and retail components of the vision care industry in this exclusive video message from Jobson’s CEO Marc Ferrara and find out why this year’s Summit is the can’t miss virtual event of 2020.