Bipartisan lawmakers, vision professionals explore telehealth in free event

David Cockrell
David Cockrell

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety will sponsor an event, “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education” on Sept. 27 in Washington.

The free event is part of The Hill’s event series and is open to the public and members of the press, according to the alliance press release.

Speakers include a bipartisan group of lawmakers, industry professionals and vision and telehealth experts exploring how telemedicine is making health care more efficient and effective, when in-person services might be more reliable, and how to maintain a strong doctor-patient relationship as technology evolves, according to the release.

Speakers will include:

  • Congressman Buddy Carter (R-Ga.);
  • Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.);
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.);
  • David Cockrell, OD, owner of Cockrell Eyecare Center in Stillwater, Okla.;
  • Susan Polan, associate executive director, public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association;
  • Natasa Sokolovich, executive director, Telehealth, University of Pittsburgh; and
  • Samantha Zenlea, senior regulatory policy specialist, National Council on Aging.

For more information on the event, please click here. Members or the general public can RSVP for the event by clicking here.

David Cockrell
David Cockrell

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety will sponsor an event, “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education” on Sept. 27 in Washington.

The free event is part of The Hill’s event series and is open to the public and members of the press, according to the alliance press release.

Speakers include a bipartisan group of lawmakers, industry professionals and vision and telehealth experts exploring how telemedicine is making health care more efficient and effective, when in-person services might be more reliable, and how to maintain a strong doctor-patient relationship as technology evolves, according to the release.

Speakers will include:

  • Congressman Buddy Carter (R-Ga.);
  • Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.);
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.);
  • David Cockrell, OD, owner of Cockrell Eyecare Center in Stillwater, Okla.;
  • Susan Polan, associate executive director, public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association;
  • Natasa Sokolovich, executive director, Telehealth, University of Pittsburgh; and
  • Samantha Zenlea, senior regulatory policy specialist, National Council on Aging.

For more information on the event, please click here. Members or the general public can RSVP for the event by clicking here.