Teladoc Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Nirmal Patel to participate in Virtua Telehealth Conference
LEWISVILLE, Texas (October 31, 2016) — Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the first and largest telehealth platform in the United States, announced that Nirmal Patel, MD, MPH, Teladoc chief medical information officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 Virtua Telehealth Conference. The conference will address the evolving role of telemedicine—driving quality, access and cost. The event, sponsored by the New Jersey-based non-profit health system Virtua, will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Virtua Barry Brown Health Education Center in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Dr. Patel will address opportunities for providers to improve patient care through telemedicine as part of the panel, "How Telehealth Helps Our Patient Community." She will be joined by Ann D. Bagchi, Ph.D., B.S.N., R.N., Instructor, School of Nursing, Rutgers University; Dr. John Chuo, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dr. Tarun Kapoor, Virtua Medical Group (VMG); and Dr. Howard Orel, Advocare. Dr. John Matsinger of Virtua will moderate.
The conference aims to bring together thought leaders from the telehealth industry, state policy makers, health care providers and business leaders to discuss innovations in telemedicine and future opportunities.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) is the nation's leading provider of telehealth services and a pioneering force in bringing the virtual care visit into the mainstream of today's health care ecosystem. Serving some 6,000 clients — including health plans, health systems, employers and other organizations — more than 15 million members can use phone, mobile devices and secure online video to connect within minutes to Teladoc's network of more than 3,000 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health specialists, 24/7. With national coverage, a robust, scalable platform and a Lewisville, Texas-based member services center staffed by 400 employees, Teladoc offers the industry's most comprehensive and complete telehealth solution including primary care, behavioral health care, dermatology, tobacco cessation and more. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.