Pennsylvania HIMSS Statewide Telehealth Update Webinar
Telemedicine technology has the potential to transform health care delivery and address many care coordination challenges facing the U.S. health care system, including access to quality healthcare for rural residents across the country. Telemedicine can facilitate remote, mobile and site-to-site medical care and lower costs and reduce hospital readmissions by providing alternative post-care treatment.
Learn more about PA HIMSS members’ significant advocacy role in advancing telehealth and telemedicine legislation in the Commonwealth by joining the PA chapters for a Telemedicine webinar on December 15, 2016. Guest speakers include:
Representative Matthew Baker, 2016 HIMSS Legislator of the Year Award Recipient
Representative Jesse Topper, House Bill 1619: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation. Presented to the Governor, October 18, 2016. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2015&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1619
Cheryl Schriner, Chief of Staff, Senator Elder Vogel, Senate Bill 1342: Telemedicine Act (consideration by the Senate’s Banking and Insurance Committee; includes “remote patient monitoring” and “reimbursement for diagnosis, consultation, or treatment”). http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2015&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1342&pn=2032
Matthew J. Rumbaugh, Director National Network Relations, Center for Telehealth , The University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Kristin Schleiter, JD, LLM, Senior Legislative Attorney, American Medical Association.
David Gray, Manager of Congressional Affairs, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society