Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center 2016 Annual Summit

10-12 April 2016 Cambridge, MD Past Event

Location

Hyatt Regency
100 Heron Boulevard
Cambridge, MD 21613
Foley Partner Nathaniel Lacktman, a member of the firm's Health Care Industry Team and Telemedicine Practice, will speak at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) 2016 Annual Summit in Cambridge, MD, April 10-12, 2016.
The Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center is one of the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy. Nationally, there are 14 TRCs. This includes 12 Regional Centers, all with different strengths and regional expertise, and two National Centers, one focusing on technology assessment and one on telehealth policy. MATRC’s mission is to provide technical assistance and other resources within the mid-Atlantic states in order to advance the adoption and utilization of telehealth within the region; and to work collaboratively with the other federally funded Telehealth Resource Centers to accomplish the same nationally.

To learn more and register for this event, visit the MATRC 2016 Summit website. The panels Lacktman will be speaking on are listed below.

Presentation and Materials

Lacktman will also serve as the closing keynote speaker for the event on 12 April, 2016. His keynote is titled, "Improving Telehealth Care Through Legislative Initiatives: Understanding the Politics and Processes."

Lacktman will present on the panel titled, “The Patient Will See You Now: Understanding and Navigating the Direct to Consumer Evolution in Healthcare.”

The panel will examine the direct to consumer (DTC) evolution, which is being driven by combination of access, cost, convenience and technological advances.

Lacktman will discuss:

  • What types of consumers/patients have been early adopters of the DTC model of care and why?
  • Why are insurance companies making these offerings available to those they cover?
  • What is driving health systems to embrace virtual visits?
  • Why are employers beginning to embrace this model for their employees?
  • And finally, what are the potential challenges, risks and opportunities associated with this model of care delivery?

Lacktman will be joined by an expert panel including:

  • Lori Uscher-Pines, PhD, Policy Researchers, RAND Corporation
  • Andrew Watson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Connected Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center 2016 Annual Summit

Location

Hyatt Regency
100 Heron Boulevard
Cambridge, MD 21613