MCLEAN, Va., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ViTel Net, a leading clinician-based telemedicine company that provides a broad range of standard and configurable telehealth technologies enabling clinicians to remotely diagnose, treat, manage, and monitor healthcare interventions across the telehealth continuum of care, has announced that Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP is the company's new Chair of the Board of Directors.
"We are pleased that Dr. Tuckson has decided to accept our offer to become Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Company," said Allen Izadpanah, ViTel Net's President and CEO. "Dr. Tuckson has long served as a member of our Advisory Committee and, as such, is intimately familiar with our strategic direction and core competencies. His confidence in our Company, and his distinguished record of leadership across the healthcare industry, will significantly augment ViTel Net's ability to provide telehealth solutions that will result in improved access, better quality, more cost-effective and enhanced patient satisfaction with their healthcare."
"I am excited to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors of ViTel Net because it has distinguished and differentiated itself in the marketplace through its unique software development platform and open architecture design, which enable ViTel Net to rapidly create and deploy customer-specific technology solutions that cover the entire telehealth continuum of care," Tuckson explained. "I am particularly impressed by their cloud-based imaging and capacity to integrate with the full range of electronic health information technologies to deliver telehealth solutions that support each customer's specific clinical workflow and business requirements. ViTel Net is creating a stellar Board of Directors who will assist management in realizing an industry leading telehealth company."
Dr. Tuckson is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes and value through innovation and integration across the fields of prevention; public health; consumer activation; quality care delivery; the translation of science and technology into value producing interventions; and optimization of big data and analytics.
Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group; Senior Vice President for Professional Standards of the AMA; Senior Vice President of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; and Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia.
Currently, Dr. Tuckson is President of the American Telemedicine Association and he serves on the Board of Directors of LifePoint Health, a leading hospital company dedicated to providing high-value care and services.
Additionally, he serves on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health; he is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, serving in a leadership position on the use of data and analytics in healthcare; he is a Board Member of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which is concerned with advancing humanism in medical care; an Advisory Board Member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; and a Trustee of the Board of Howard University.
Previously, Dr. Tuckson was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health; served as Chairman of the Secretary of Health's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society; and he has served on several U.S. Government cabinet level health advisory committees concerned with health reform, infant mortality, children's health, violence, and radiation testing.
He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.
About ViTel Net:
ViTel Net has been creating innovative telehealth solutions since the early 1990s. Its current products include solutions for hospital and ambulatory-based remote consultation, direct to consumer remote care, mobile health monitoring solutions, and emergency first responders. ViTel Net's expertise in medical image management and in EHR integration ensures that remote consultants have access to the information they need when they need it and that the consultant's documentation can flow back seamlessly to the patient and the treatment team.
As a world leader in developing telehealth technologies for both the commercial and government sectors, ViTel Net builds long-term relationships with leading healthcare systems, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, employers and healthcare providers globally.
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