MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When virtual care—the modern version of telemedicine—is delivered properly, it holds enormous potential as a critical component in the healthcare model of the future. Lawmakers who guide policy related to healthcare access and coverage are recognizing that potential, and they want to know more.
They soon will. At 2 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the House Medical Technology Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Erik Paulsen (Minn.) and Anna Eshoo (Calif.) will host its FIRST-EVER Telemedicine Congressional Roundtable to discuss recent advancements in telemedicine and its impact on hospital systems, physicians and patients. Media are encouraged to attend (DETAILS BELOW).
The inaugural telemedicine roundtable, 'Defining Telemedicine in the 21st Century,' will feature sessions presented by Zipnosis thought leaders and association and health system executives. The sessions will include:
- An overview of telemedicine/virtual healthcare by Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis, the first virtual care company in the nation to empower health systems as they launch virtual care service lines staffed by their own in-house clinicians
- A look at the health system perspective on telemedicine policy, presented by George Sauter, chief strategy officer at John Muir Medical Center, a California organization that leverages the Zipnosis platform to deliver its virtual care services
- A discussion about current federal regulatory policy and its impact on telemedicine, led by Lisa A. Robin, chief advocacy officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards.
- Dr. Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty, Chief Medical Officer of Zipnosis will moderate the roundtable
"We are pleased the House Medical Technology Caucus has invited us to participate in their inaugural telemedicine roundtable, and we look forward to the opportunity to meet with caucus members to discuss new and innovative ways to provide telemedicine," said Dr. Hafner-Fogarty.
"There are many misperceptions about what virtual healthcare is and what it can and can't do," Pearce added. "Our goal is to increase understanding among both lawmakers and the media—and ultimately the public at large—about issues such as why it's so important to follow evidence-based medicine when delivering mainstream medicine through modern technologies such as store-and-forward online adaptive interviews."
WHAT: "Defining Telemedicine in the 21st Century" House Medical Technology Caucus (Inaugural meeting)
WHEN: 2 to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
WHERE: Congressional Meeting Room – South
AGENDA & SPEAKER BIOS: Available here
Zipnosis partners with health systems nationwide to provide a white-labeled telehealth virtual care platform offering patients convenient access to care while improving clinician efficiency. Patients can be virtually treated for more than 90 conditions using an evidence-based adaptive interview, triaged into a phone or video encounter, or when a lab test such as strep is needed, directed to visit a clinic with expedited service using the ZipTicket® boarding pass. Based in Minnesota, Zipnosis has more than 7 years of experience and data to help our partners rapidly launch and scale a market-leading virtual care solution. For more information, visit www.zipnosis.com.
Joy DiNaro, Amendola Communications for Zipnosis, 847-809-0406, email@example.com
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