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Symposium, June 3, 2011: Overcoming the Legal Barriers to the Telehealth Revolution of Health Care

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Overcoming the Legal Barriers to the Telehealth Revolution of Health Care

12:00- 1:30 Friday, June 3, 2011

Chicago Bar Association Health Law Committee

321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL  60604

Meeting Room: Will be posted on the first floor

(No Charge)

(CBA lunches may be brought to the meeting room. Purchase lunch tickets at the first floor CBA shop ($12.00 non-CBA members; $9.50 CBA members)

Co-Sponsors: Leadership Greater Chicago, Cook County Department of Public Health, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s Center for Long Term Care Reform The healthcare industry is facing enormous challenges. The health care reform of 2010 increases the number of insured by 32 million people. The number of elderly persons who require more health care will double by 2030. By 2025, there is a projected physician shortage of 130,000.  In spite of these challenges, health care providers must maintain and improve the quality of health care. This challenge is forcing the industry to explore new models of care delivery and consider information technology and telehealth as potential enhancements and the new modalities. Telehealth is a broad concept used to denote new ways for health professionals to share information, work collaboratively and deliver services using a wide range of information and communication technology. Telehealth uses telecommunications to connect patients with health care providers not at the same location. Telehealth enables health care providers to monitor the condition of their patients. Telehealth is also a way to provide specialist health care consultations.  Telehealth requires the rethinking of traditional models for healthcare delivery, licensure, credentialing, liability and reimbursement. Panel:
  • John Blum, Professor, Loyola University Law School; Board Member, Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law
  • Robert Rich, Director, Institute of Government & Public Affairs University of Illinois; Faculty, College of Law & Medicine, University of Illinois
Moderator: Nancy Kaszak, Member of CBA Health Law Committee & Consultant to University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs

For more information, contact Nancy Kaszak at: 773-472-0181