Date/Time: Thursday, May 21, 3:00 – 5:10 p.m.
Location: Virtual via the Zoom platform

AGENDA

3:00 – 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.         The FCC’s Role in Telehealth
The COVID-19 pandemic has become front and center at the FCC and raises a variety of issues, especially with regard to funding.  Panelists will discuss the general state of telehealth in the United States and the impact COVID-19 has had on telehealth deployment; the challenges health care providers face in deploying telehealth in the present environment; the status of and the funding process for the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Connected Care Pilot Program; and recent reforms to the FCC’s Rural Health Care program (including relevant compliance dates) and the status of that matter at the FCC and in the courts.

Moderator:
Bob Primosch, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Speakers:
Johnnay Schrieber, Assistant Chief for the Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Chas Eberle, Senior Counsel, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Samantha Burch, Director, Health Information Technology Policy, American Hospital Association

4:05 – 4:10 p.m.         Break

4:10 – 5:10 p.m.         Additional Regulatory and Practical Considerations
Panelists will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in telehealth in the wake of COVID-19, and the related regulatory and technical issues.  They will also discuss the role of the FTC in regulating telehealth, and discuss the relevant issues before that agency.  In addition, pending telehealth-related legislation and its potential impact on telehealth deployment will be discussed.

Moderator:
Michelle Baker, Managing Director, Signal Group

Speakers:
Kerri Haresign, Director, Technology & Standards, Consumer Technology Association
Duane Pozza, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Catherine Pugh, Assistant Vice President, Policy, eHealth Initiative

Registration Fees:
$135.00 for Private Sector Members
$50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional Members
No charge for Law Student Members
$205.00 for Non-Members

 

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