Archive for June, 2015

  • My Interview with Tim Reha at the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit

    I recently had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit held at the University of California San Francisco on June 18-19, 2015. Jill Gilbert always produces intellectually stimulating events, and this was no exception! I came away from the event very much impressed by what’s going on at UCSF and their contributions to […]
  • 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit Keynote Address: “The Shaping of a Multi-billion Dollar Industry”

    Recently, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit held at the University of California San Francisco on June 19, 2015. In my talk, “The Shaping of a Multi-billion Dollar Industry”, I shared my thoughts regarding the key factors in running a successful telehealth business, as well as the conceptual forces that […]
  • Practical Tips to Grill Safely From!

    Summer is here and just around the corner is the Fourth of July holiday weekend, which means many of you will be planning picnics and grilling outdoors! The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has a great site,, that focuses on food safety and provides updates regarding food recalls and alerts. If you are planning to grill for […]
  • Two Interesting IOM Reports on the Subject of Obesity

    In 2014, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies created the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions to respond to the obesity crisis by engaging multiple sector leadership in thoughtful discussion.  As a result of the meetings and those discussions, two valuable publications have been released for the public’s attention on the subject of obesity. The Roundtable’s report titled “Cross-Sector Responses […]
  • Dr. Tuckson Named American Telemedicine Association President

    During the American Telemedicine Association’s ATA 2015: 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show held in Los Angeles on May 2-5, 2015, Dr. Tuckson was inaugurated as their new President.  Dr. Tuckson highlights his key points of focus as the ATA’s President during the coming year.
  • The Outdoor “Sun and Fun” Season is Here … Take a Look at the CDC’s Sun Safety Tips

    Schools are getting ready for the Summer break and that means our nation’s children and grandchildren will be spending more time outside exploring and playing in the sun’s warmth and rays.  With the increased outdoor activity-filled season comes the timely reminders to all that we need to take the necessary precautions when out in the sun, as skin cancer is […]
  • If You Haven’t Thought About It … There’s a Close Relationship Between the Weather and Our Health!

    We are all aware of the devastating and tragic weather that has been occurring across our nation. The weather contrasts include the severe drought ongoing in California; deadly rains and flooding in Texas; horrifying tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Central and Southern Plains; and the season’s first hurricane came ashore near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Tragically, the consequences of these […]
  • Some of You May Find Interesting My Interview on Telehealth Trends With Health Innovation Media!

    As recently announced at the ATA 2015 Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show held in Los Angeles, I am now serving as President of the American Telemedicine Association.   During ATA 2015, I was happy to spend some time with Nick Adkins, MBA @ReelDx, who conducted an interview with me on behalf of Health Innovation Media.