Ohio event to demonstrate, promote telehealth in state

HealthSpot Station demonstrated to legislators

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state legislator in Ohio is sponsoring an open-house event to demonstrate advances in telemedicine.

The Ohio Telehealth Summit, sponsored by state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, will take place Wednesday at the Capitol Atrium at the Ohio Statehouse. The event will include healthcare and industry experts who will identify the barriers to telehealth adoption, as well as a demonstration of the HealthSpot Station. Developed by HealthSpot, based in Ohio, has developed the enclosed, kiosk-style station, designed to provide access to care and privacy. Wachtmann is sponsoring a bill that would extend insurance reimbursement to telehealth visits in Ohio.

"Ohio is uniquely positioned to become a national leader in cutting-edge healthcare technology," Cleveland-based University Hospitals Medical director for Rainbow Care Connection Andrew Hertz said. "Telehealth has helped us improve the quality of outpatient care for our patients, increased their access to physicians and cut down on unnecessary emergency visits."

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