Our favorite video interviews from ATA2015

If you were at the just-concluded American Telemedicine Association annual meeting in Los Angeles, you likely saw the MedCity News Media Pavilion in the exhibit hall. We interviewed about two dozen newsmakers and interesting attendees on camera. Here is a taste of what we produced.

If you were at the just-concluded American Telemedicine Association annual meeting in Los Angeles, you likely saw the MedCity News Media Pavilion in the exhibit hall. That’s where MedCity News Editor Chris Seper and I (well, mostly Chris), interviewed about two dozen newsmakers and interesting attendees on camera.

Here is a taste of what we produced.

Cross-state licensure is a persistent barrier to wider use of telemedicine services. Attorney Nadia de la Houssaye of Jones Walker shared her vision of a better way to regulate telemedicine. Instead of a state-by-state approach, states should enter into a “national compact” together, she recommended.

John Jesser, vice president for provider engagement strategy at health insurer Anthem, discussed how the medical industry can convince more consumers to embrace mobile healthcare apps.

Julie Hall Barrow, senior director of healthcare innovation at Children’s Health in Dallas, talked about the challenges of convincing policymakers and skeptical physicians about the benefits of telemedicine. Texas recently adopted one of the most restrictive telemedicine policies in the country.

Rashid Bashshur, executive director of e-health at the University of Michigan Health System, discussed changes in telehealth over the course of his four decades of work. Bashshur was honored with the ATA Lifetime Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 conference.

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