Leveraging Telemedicine and Telehealth in the COVID-19 Response
About the Webinar:
In the face of the novel coronavirus, there will be no turning back from the integration of digital health, and particularly telemedicine and telehealth, into the overall healthcare landscape. Hospital boards need to be aware of this shifting landscape and how that relates to their governance responsibilities. This webinar will address the following:
- The overall evolution of telemedicine and telehealth as it relates to hospital services;
- How has the coronavirus response impacted the ability of a hospital to leverage telemedicine and telehealth?;
- What questions should a board be asking about their hospitals use of these tools, now and in the future?; and
- What will the digital health landscape look like in 10 years, and how can a board prepare for it?
About the Speaker:
Nora Belcher Nora Belcher is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and effective health care advocates in Texas and beyond. She spent five years in the Texas capitol helping shape health care policy, representing then-Governor Rick Perry in collaborative conversations with legislators, private sector health care concerns and the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. In that capacity, she is credited with leading major reform efforts in Medicaid, overseeing the creation of the state’s health information exchange, and playing a key role in reorganizing the state’s fractured health and human services system.
Since then, she has been an incredibly effective advocate for the modernization of health care delivery in her role as Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance. She founded that non-profit advocacy group in 2009 to give health information technology stakeholders a voice in public policy. Under Nora’s insightful guidance, the Alliance has grown into the state's leading advocate, for the use of information technology to improve the health care system for patients at every level, from local communities to national level policy.