MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading virtual care company Zipnosis today announced that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty has been named to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) committee on ethics and professionalism. Over the year-long appointment, Dr. Hafner-Fogarty will work with fellow current and former state medical board representatives to address ethical and professional issues pertinent to medical regulation.
The FSMB is a leading national nonprofit that represents the medical and osteopathic regulatory boards across the United States. The organization serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices.
"Ensuring that those of us in the medical profession are performing at a high standard is critical to maintaining a consistent quality of care delivery to patients across the country," said Dr. Hafner-Fogarty. "I'm honored to serve with colleagues to support the FSMB's mission to promote excellence in medical practice, licensure and regulation."
A long-time medical practitioner and advocate for regulation to support standard of care through any delivery channel, Dr. Hafner-Fogarty has served three terms on the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, most recently as chair of the licensure committee. In addition to her position as chief medical officer at Zipnosis, she serves as board chair of the Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association, on the board of directors for the Texas eHealth Alliance, and is an active member of the Minnesota and American Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Medical Association.
"Dr. Hafner-Fogarty is a true leader in the area of healthcare regulation, and her service on the committee will be an asset to the FSMB," said Zipnosis CEO Jon Pearce. "We are proud to support her in her new role with the ethics and professionalism committee."
Zipnosis is driving the virtual care revolution by providing health systems and their patients personalized digital healthcare solutions. As a trusted innovator in the industry, Zipnosis combines pioneering technology with clinical insight and visionary thinking to help healthcare organizations keep pace with the changing demands of healthcare consumers. By pairing traditional telemedicine with next-generation virtual care, patients can be treated through video and phone consultations, online adaptive interviews, and in-person care via the platform's advanced routing capabilities - including lab integration. The modern technology stack also supports deep integration with EMRs, patient portals, online scheduling, and other IT systems. Zipnosis helps healthcare organizations position themselves for success by providing flexibility for patients and providers, enhancing clinical and operational efficiency, and supporting continuity of care throughout the care continuum. For more information, visit: www.zipnosis.com.
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