AUSTIN – In April 2015, the Texas Medical Board issued a rule that made Texas the most restrictive state in the country for regulation of telemedicine. A lawsuit was filed in response to the rule. To examine the implications of this rule and lawsuits on the future of telemedicine in Texas, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy will host the panel “The Uber Debate of Health Care: Telemedicine and Texas” at the 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm CST at the Hilton Austin Hotel in Meeting Room 616.
“Telemedicine is a convenient, affordable, and safe way to get health care services on demand, especially when individuals can’t call their doctor and don’t think they need to go to the emergency room,” said Kate Murphy, mental health policy fellow contributing to the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “More importantly, it could increase access to health care where telemedicine offers the best care that can be made available.”
- Commissioner Sid Miller, Texas Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Elliot Justin, CEO, Justin MD, LLC
- Dr. Billy Philips, Executive Vice President and Director, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
- Mari Robinson, J.D., Executive Director, Texas Medical Board
- Kate Murphy, Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the Center for Health Care Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation (Moderator)
For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. This year’s program includes more than 35 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas’ future.
Members of the public and media who wish to attend may register and view the agenda at: www.PolicyOrientation.com
Keynote and plenary sessions will be livestreamed at: txpo.li/TPPFlive
Kate Murphy is a mental health policy fellow contributing to the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.