Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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The Virtual Visit: How Telehealth Is Reshaping Care Delivery

June 12, 2015 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

VirtualVisitNumberTelemedicine is booming, fueled by promises of consumer convenience and better access for the underserved. Nearly half of employers will offer telehealth benefits this year. Yet the use of virtual visits continues to be limited by state licensure requirements, reimbursement issues, and concerns about quality and patient safety. How can health care embrace this transformative technology while also protecting patients?

This webinar explored the future of telehealth in America, including the following:

  • the federal government's approach to expanding use of telemedicine
  • the current state regulatory landscape and predictions for future action on telehealth policy
  • various models of telehealth delivery and their potential to reduce costly, preventable emergency care
  • a unique digital retail clinic created through a hospital-health plan partnership

Speakers

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Senator William H. Frist
U.S. Senate; Teladoc
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Karen DeSalvo
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Howard Rochay
Florida Blue
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Damian Gilbert
TouchCare
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John F. Jesser
Anthem, Inc.
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Mario Gutierrez
Center for Connected Heath Policy

Presentation Slides

Smarter Health Through Telehealth
Guiding the Federal Health IT Agenda
Policy and Action: Florida Blue's Approach to Telemedicine
Innovating Access to Care and Health Benefits
Telehealth State & National Policy Trends