Leveraging Patient Insights to Optimize Telemedicine Policy

Congressional Briefing on Telehealth Policy

  • Event Date: Jul. 21, 2021
  • Event Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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During this Congressional Briefing, we shared the results of our listening sessions with patient organizations, heard the telehealth perspectives of Congressional leaders, a patient, and a health care provider, and discussed how Congress can make meaningful and equitable telehealth a permanent option for patients.

Download our one-pager on what patients and patient advocates are saying about telemedicine, and read about Principles for Telehealth Policy here.


Welcome & Introduction – Randall Rutta, National Health Council, Chief Executive Officer        

Introductory Remarks – Representative Mike Thompson (CA-5), Founder & Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus                                  

Patient Introductory Remarks – Sharon Radtke, Milton, Vermont

Chronic Disease Patient Experiences with Telemedicine: Insights from Listening Sessions – Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, MS, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, National Health Council       

Optimizing the Patient/Clinician Relationship via Telemedicine – Marcus Snow, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Principles for Telehealth Policy  – Hannah Lynch, Associate Director of Federal Government Relations, National Psoriasis Foundation 

Moderated Q&A – Eric Gascho, Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, NHC