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Health Briefing – Sara Agate

Unlocking the Power of Telehealth: Increasing Access and Services in Underserved, Urban Areas

April 19, 2016
Cannon House Office Building – Room 122
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Moderated by CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Preventative Health Graduate Fellow Sara Agate
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Telehealth has the potential to improve access to quality healthcare and services to underserved populations. As the growing interest of telehealth pervades the healthcare system, policy-makers, associations, healthcare providers, patients, and insurers seek better solutions. Through the increased use of telehealth, more urban, underserved populations can gain access to health services and education to aid in access to mental health services and the prevention of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Join us on a discussion on unlocking the power of telehealth and its importance in increasing health access and services to underserved, urban areas.

Speakers:

Gary Capistrant - Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine Association
Kathy Hsu Wibberly - PhD., Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, University of Virginia Center for Telehealth
Abner Mason - CEO, ConsejoSano
Brian Scarpelli - Senior Policy Counsel, Association for Competitive Technology
Sylvia J. Trujillo - Senior Washington Counsel, American Medical Association

The 2016 CHCI Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.