Nathaniel Lacktman Shares How COVID Prompted an Uptick in Telehealth and What’s Next

05 May 2022 Medscape News

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Nathaniel Lacktman is featured in a Medscape article, "COVID Drove Telehealth Forward in High Gear: Now What?" summarizing a panel presentation that he participated in at the ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo put on by the American Telemedicine Association. Panelists addressed how COVID prompted an uptick in telehealth investment and utilization and how such virtual care is likely to evolve moving forward.

"The appetite for virtual care has become voracious," said Lacktman, chair of Foley’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team and member of the ATA board of directors. He continues, "The last three years have been a sandbox during which the industry was able to experiment. What we're going to see more of even post-pandemic is building upon that experimental sandbox and creating models that aren't just high growth and really quick, but that are sustainable and meaningful."

Lacktman recommends that health care provider organizations, which are typically risk averse, need to "create alignment among legal, compliance, and clinical leaders" to move forward successfully.