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Telehealth – Where It Works and Where It Doesn't with ATA Chairman Joseph Kvedar, MD

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Telehealth – Where It Works and Where It Doesn't with ATA Chairman Joseph Kvedar, MD

February 26, 2021

Telehealth – Where It Works and Where It Doesn't with ATA Chairman Joseph Kvedar, MD

February 26, 2021: Telehealth has become a household word. The numbers in 2020 were staggering. What trends should we expect in 2021? What is the new normal?  Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Harvard Professor, VP of Mass General Brigham and President of the American Telehealth Association discusses the technology around televisits, consults and remote patient monitoring. With the use of artificial intelligence and symptom checkers, a patient can start their telehealth journey working with software and then get triaged to the appropriate clinician. That’s pretty cool. Clinician adoption used to be a big barrier to telehealth. Have we gotten through it? Will the next generation of med school students get different training? What is the legislative agenda for the ATA coming into the Biden administration? And how can we tighten security and privacy? 

Key Points:

  • Telehealth has become a household word [00:06:10] 
  • ATA is not in favor of national licensure [00:24:20] 
  • The nice thing about the technology track is there’s so much money chasing it right now that there’s just innovation upon innovation [00:32:42] 
  • Our patients and consumers care deeply about their privacy, especially when it has to do with medical information [00:33:25] 
  • We should be providing people with the most seamless workflows that we can to ensure that they’re productive and happy with their work [00:39:30] 
  • American Telehealth Association
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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