VA Telehealth at the 2018 Telemed Leadership Forum

Photo of Dr. Kevin Galpin giving speech

Last month, Dr. Kevin Galpin, Executive Director, VA Telehealth Services, was selected to deliver the keynote speech at the 2018 Telemed Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. – a multiday event hosted by URAC and Telemedicine Magazine.

Dr. Galpin’s presentation, "VA Telehealth: Anywhere and Everywhere,” showcased how VA, as the largest integrated health care system in the U.S., has been able to improve the accessibility, capacity, and quality of VA health care through telehealth. He spoke about the importance of innovative tools, such as VA Video Connect, in bringing care into Veterans’ homes.

The future of telehealth was also discussed as Dr. Galpin provided insight to the audience on how all health care systems could be enhanced through shared access points at community centers, universities, private clinics and at home. This process of sharing patient data and resources could not only improve the care rural doctors deliver but could have big impacts during emergencies, such as natural disasters.

Click here to watch Dr. Galpin’s keynote presentation.