WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, who has been leading the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, will speak to a national audience of telehealth leaders at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2019.

In August 2018, the FCC unanimously approved the $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, which would focus on projects to bring telehealth, including remote patient monitoring programs, to low-income Americans, particularly veterans and those in rural areas. Commissioner Carr will discuss the importance of the pilot program, its progress, and answer audience questions.

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019, which be held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, April 3-5, is designed to deliver solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. With the explosive growth in telehealth, data and technology, this Forum is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to share, learn and discuss empirical evidence for the value of telehealth.

Attendees will also hear from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Innovation’s Seamless Care Models Group and have an opportunity to ask CMS program leaders questions.

Other keynote speakers include: Martin Kohn, M.D., former Chief Medical Scientist at Sentrian and former Chief Medical Scientist at IBM Research; and Hassan Tetteh, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, United States Navy.

The line-up of speakers and panelists include telehealth leaders from organizations such as, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Northwell Health, U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, University of Rochester Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Arcadian Telepsychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Avera eCare, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, and much more.

See the agenda and speakers on the website at https://telemed.org/.

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 is now accepting Early Bird registration for both in-person and live-streaming tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Press passes are available by contacting hello@telemed.org.

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 is hosted by URAC, an independent, nonprofit healthcare accreditor in Washington, D.C. URAC developed the first independent, third-party Telehealth Accreditation program to offer comprehensive oversight of diverse telehealth programs.

About URAC
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in advancing healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in healthcare and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC uses evidence-based measures and develops standards through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. For more information, visit urac.org  

Che Parker, MA