Teladoc, Inc., a leader in telehealth, has just announced that Henry DePhillips, chief medical officer, has been named to the newly formed National Quality Forum (NQF) Telehealth Multi-stakeholder Committee.
The news was shared with mHealthWatch on Monday.
If you’re not familiar, NQF leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare through measurement and other quality innovation initiatives.
Leveraging his experience driving clinical quality initiatives at Teladoc, Dr. DePhillips will work closely with the multi-stakeholder NQF committee to establish a structure for measuring the quality of telehealth encounters and to identify existing and potential metrics that could be used to evaluate the quality of telehealth services.
“Establishing a standard of industry-wide measures for telehealth encounters will be invaluable to the growth and continued success of the telehealth industry,” said Dr. DePhillips. “At Teladoc, we have been successfully pioneering the development of clinical protocols tailored specifically to the delivery of remote care for more than a decade now. With the industry ready to boom, I am eager to share our expertise in this journey with the NQF Telehealth Multi-stakeholder Committee and further establish telehealth as a central, interconnected component of our healthcare system.”
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