National Telehealth – Governance Models

International expertise in Telehealth governance frameworks at fingertips of GCC Healthcare Regulators


The workshop aims at providing a look at telehealth experiences in public and private sector, and as such provide practical insights into good practice and guidance around the introduction and implementation of telehealth services and related policies.

Target Audience:

Government officials and regulators (authorities, policy makers), service providers, insurance companies, healthcare ethics specialists, healthcare professional, CxOs of healthcare organization/providers, industry representatives, legal and healthcare consultants.

The main objective

is to provide a look at some practical experiences with digital health from around the world and as such, provide guidance and knowledge to authorities and healthcare organizations looking to implement (or expand) such solutions in their own region or institutions.

Speakers and topics:

Andy Fischer:

The global burdens in healthcare include major challenges in improving quality as well as financing and access to healthcare in developing countries. Digital health instruments such as telemedicine or AI-driven patient management will cope with some of these problems in the future. For the implementation of digital healthcare services in a country to be successful, they must be integrated into the existing system and stakeholders must collaborate and manage patients towards standards (integrated care). Insurance companies play an important role in this integration process as they can design special insurance products for integrated care models (alternative insurance models). For these models, not only the healthcare process will be integrated but reimbursement will also be changed towards a model that allows proper incentives for all stakeholders (e.g. outcome-based reimbursement, capitated reimbursement, etc.). Digital health services offer huge potential for increasing access to and quality of care and reducing healthcare costs at the same time. The corresponding major challenges for the sustainable implementation of digital healthcare services include data protection, sustainable reimbursement and business models, as well as the role of the patients’ trust in modern digital technology and AI.

Michele Griffith:

Primary care and telemedicine in the US: lowered cost, increased revenue, better access. This presentation will provide an overview of the trajectory of widespread adoption of telemedicine in the United States, incl. the enactment of telemedicine friendly policies state by state; payor support and reimbursement; integrated care management and primary care; models of care, cost savings, better access. Take aways: pathway to successful integration of telemedicine in healthcare system and rational for the utilization of telemedicine.

Pirkko Kouri:

Competences needed and capacity building for telehealth: providing a look at multidisciplinary adult telehealth education; working telehealth strategy for nurses. Case: Finnish eHealth strategy for nurses

Rajendra Gupta:

Digital health enablers & essentials: looking at the expanding horizons of digital health and scaling up deployments of digital health. Role of standards, legal and other technical frameworks. The recent work of WHO on guidelines (Rajendra was part of the core team), and how these will play a key role in enabling an ecosystem approach for digital health. It is also very important to not just look at ROI (return on investment), but consider a broader scope of VOI (value on investment) for digital health initiatives, so that appropriate investments can be made for scale up by the public sector. The talk will conclude with this point and give guidance on how much governments/private sector need to invest in digital health.

Sam Shah:

Providing a look at how telemedicine has evolved and how the regulatory model has had to evolve in the UK, particularly in England. As well as sharing some of the challenges that had to be faced as a result of the tension between historic regulations and the need to change with emerging telemedicine. However this has also been a barrier to adoption in some cases and does mean that the market place for new providers can be slow to grow.

Day: 2nd June

Timing: 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs

Registration Fee: USD 250   


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