Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education

In 2017, 71 percent of healthcare providers used telehealth or telemedicine tools to connect with patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings, according to a recent study.

From primary and preventive care, to monitoring patients in rural communities, what are the areas where telehealth is proving effective in improving health outcomes? Even as new cutting-edge technology is being adopted, are there situations where in-person services are safer and more reliable? How can patients be made aware of both the advantages and limitations posed by telemedicine?

Do physicians have the tools and the support necessary to incorporate telehealth technology into their prescribing practices, and how are policymakers in Washington responding to this shift in the delivery of medical care?

The Hill will convene key lawmakers, physicians, health care and technology experts and patient advocates for a discussion on telemedicine and the future of doctor-patient relationships.



  • Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA)
  • Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA)
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  • Dr. David Cockrell, Owner, Cockrell Eyecare Center
  • Susan Polan, Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Health Association
  • Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telehealth, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Samantha Zenlea, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, National Council on Aging

Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking
8:00 AM | Program Begins
9:30 AM | Program Concludes


Washington Court Hotel Grand Ballroom
525 New Jersey Ave.
Washington, DC 20001


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