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2016 Telemedicine Survey Results, Analysis and Expert Insights

Posted on: May 24th, 2016 by Andrew Saluke

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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This on‐​demand webinar offers insights from the 2016 Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey report’s co‐​author and two experts in Healthcare law and regulatory issues. The panel reviewed important takeaways and key findings from the 2016 telemedicine survey and discussed current telemedicine trends identified in the survey.

Poll Question Graph: Organizations approach to telemedicine

Attendees were primarily approaching telemedicine with a single platform to address all of their specialties or settings of care. Almost three quarters of telemedicine programs were engaged in clinician and patient consults with specialists, with half of attendees’ programs also supporting direct consumer to physician telemedicine and/​or peer‐​to‐​peer telemedicine.

Poll Question Graph: telemedicine models supported

I think it’s interesting how often the word patient appears in those top objectives and success factors, it’s no secret that telemedicine aligns very nicely with population health management,” said Mason Reid. “When a provider is really making a serious effort towards population health management, their telemedicine interests correlate with that.”

Topics covered include:

  • The move toward enterprise telemedicine
  • Key contributors to telemedicine return on investment (ROI)
  • Common telemedicine objectives and factors associated with success
  • Program management structure
  • Common challenges and those most widely addressed
  • Telemedicine maturity by medical specialty and care setting
  • Legal and regulatory developments with the greatest impact

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Who Should Watch:

  • Hospital and health system executives
  • Hospital and health system department heads
  • Telemedicine program managers and coordinators
  • Hospital and health system compliance and legal officers


About the Presenters:

  • Scot McLeod, Vice President of Marketing, REACH Health

Co‐​Author of the 2015 and 2016 REACH Health Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Report. He has authored and co‐​authored numerous healthcare industry surveys totaling more than 10,000 participants, focused on a healthcare industry topics including strategy and priorities, telemedicine benchmarking and regulatory compliance.

  • Bill Boling, Owner/​Principal, Boling & Company

William “Bill” Boling has been an active member of the Georgia bar for more than 30 years. He assumed the role of general counsel at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health System; overseeing significant development of MCG’s legal services as the health system was being restructured. In 2012, Bill started his own practice. Today his clients include urban and rural hospitals, physician groups, academic medical centers, telemedicine providers and entrepreneurs, and health IT startups, among others. Bill is also an educator, teaching healthcare law at the University of Georgia School of Law, health administration law at Georgia State University, and FDA law at the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. Bill also frequently lectures around the state and region on healthcare topics including healthcare compliance, Medicaid and Medicare policy, healthcare transactions, and regulatory issues.

  • Mason Reid, Associate, Boling & Company

Mason specialized in healthcare law at the University of Georgia School of Law. In addition to his work for Boling & Company, Mason has interned in the general counsel’s offices of St. Mary’s Health System, the Georgia Department of Community Health, and the Cobb County Attorney’s Office. His work experience includes health law compliance, health facility regulation, administrative adjudication, contract drafting, litigation drafting, and substantial healthcare law research.

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