Episode 36 Interview with Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association and Executive Director, ATA Action
In this episode you’ll be hearing from the first policy expert we’ve had on our show and we don’t think we could have brought you a better one!
It is important for us to emphasize this interview would not have been possible without the great coordinated cooperation from Gina Cella Senior VP of Strategic Connections and Ann Mond Johnson CEO of the ATA, so we want to thank them both here as well along with all the great work their team does every day to support this common mission of advancing telehealth.
We’ve learned lessons through the pandemic of telehealth’s ability to bridge care gaps, improve care coordination and fill healthcare workforce shortages. With all that now known, virtual care delivery could still be in danger of heading over the “telehealth cliff” without permanent policy changes and action as Kyle explains it well in this episode.
Mike and I both believe strongly the impact of policy changes will be a critical piece in shaping future delivery of rehabilitative stroke care and recovery into the home with improved outcomes. So let’s dive in, listen and learn more from Kyle!
Meet Our Guest
Kyle Zebley is Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Executive Director of ATA Action.
For those not familiar with the American Telemedicine Association…The ATA is the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, and is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling a wider reach and more access to care for more people.
Previously, Kyle was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He collaborated with senior leadership from HHS, the White House and other cabinet departments to develop, advise, and promote U.S. global health policy, including in such policy areas as drug pricing, medical devices, global health security, and non-communicable diseases.
Prior to HHS, he worked in Congress as a Legislative Director, leading a legislative team in developing policy and drafting legislation, particularly on matters concerning the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Kyle started his career in Washington, D.C.where he worked on campaign strategies for clients running for U.S. President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, state governor and state legislatures.
Kyle is a sought-after policy expert and is frequently quoted in major media coverage on the topic of telehealth, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Kaiser Health News, Modern Healthcare, NPR, and Roll Call. In January 2022, Kyle was named by Politico as one of the “Four Washington players poised to shape digital health in 2022”.
Show Mentions and Resources:
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
ATA Action Press Release
Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.
Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!
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October 15, 2022