NCHICA Forum on Telehealth

NCHICA Thought Leader Forum
How Telehealth is Transforming Patient Care

January 27, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am
Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters

We hope you can join us for our first event of 2016!

Learn how telehealth is transforming patient care in North Carolina from two providers with established telehealth programs:

  • Mary Foster, Telehealth Program Manager at the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, will describe the video, home, retinal, dermatology and other telehealth services available from the VA. You will also learn about the outcomes of these services, including the number of patients served, cost savings and increased patient satisfaction.
  • Patty Upham, Director of Care Transitions at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, will discuss their home-based telehealth patient monitoring services, which includes a remote monitoring platform and video consultation. Learn about their partnership with Health Recovery Solutions and how they have used telehealth technology to manage over 800 patients.
  • Damian Gilbert, Founder and CEO of TouchCare, will discuss their mobile apps and services that connect patients and physicians.
  • Dr. Janet McCauley, Sr. Medical Director for Medical Reimbursement Policy at Blue Cross and Blue  Shield of NC, will serve as the moderator.


January 27, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am (registration and networking at 9:00 am)


Research Triangle Foundation of NC, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC. Click here for directions.


The registration fee is $50 NCHICA members/$75 non-members/$25 students.


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NCHICA has created a collaborative organization that no other State has achieved. It includes vendors, providers, payers, physicians, nurses, clinicians, attorneys, information technologists and other professionals, working together to improve healthcare within North Carolina in every way, from the use of technology, to public policy considerations, to patient privacy, and more. Belonging to, and participating in, this organization helps you to not only keep up with the changing healthcare environment, but to have some influence on those changes.

— David B. Dillehunt
VP, CIO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas Inc.,
Pinehurst, NC

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