WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health IT Now is pleased to announce its newest Steering Committee member, Teladoc, Inc.
“We are thrilled that Teladoc is joining our broad coalition of stakeholders. Our coalition believes that technology can create new opportunities for health plans and government programs to increase access to care and lower costs. Teladoc’s business model is impressive, and adds to our effectiveness as an organization going forward. We expect Teladoc to play a prominent role in our efforts to expand awareness of technology-driven care delivery in Washington. Their expertise and experience fits nicely with that of our existing membership, and we look forward to working with them to pursue what is shaping up to be a robust 2017 agenda,” said Robert Horne, Executive Director of Health IT Now.
“Becoming a member of the Health IT Now Steering Committee is another opportunity for Teladoc to leverage our voice and success at working for good public policy surrounding telemedicine,” said Dr. Henry DePhillips, Teladoc chief medical officer. “As the industry leader, we have an obligation to be on the front lines to work with organizations and policy makers to help craft legislation and regulations that improve access, improve health care outcomes and decrease costs. We look forward to working closely with Health IT Now to accomplish this at the federal level.”
About Health IT Now: Health IT Now (HITN) is a broad based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers that supports incentives to deploy health information technology to improve care, patient outcomes, and to lower costs. Learn more at www.healthitnow.org.
About Teladoc: Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) is the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services and a pioneering force in bringing the virtual care visit into the mainstream of today’s health care ecosystem. Serving some 6,000 clients — including health plans, health systems, employers and other organizations — more than 15 million members can use phone, mobile devices and secure online video to connect within minutes to Teladoc’s network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health specialists, 24/7. With national coverage, a robust, scalable platform and a Lewisville, TX-based member services center staffed by 400 employees, Teladoc offers the industry’s most comprehensive and complete telehealth solution including primary care, behavioral health care, dermatology, tobacco cessation and more. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.