Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Telemedicine: COVID-19 and Beyond

May 1, 2020


  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Derek Feeley, President and CEO, IHI
  • Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, Former President and Board Member, American Telemedicine Association
  • Sanjeev Arora, MD, Creator of Project ECHO®​


  • Moderated by: Madge Kaplan, Director of Communications, IHI

During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have turned to telemedicine to remotely diagnose and monitor patients with suspected coronavirus infection, stay in touch with patients with COVID-19 symptoms that can be managed at home, and triage patients with more typical health issues.

This Virtual Learning Hour explores what this means for the future of telemedicine once the pandemic subsides, and how the expanded use of telehealth is spreading critical COVID-19 knowledge and effective medical interventions to clinicians around the world.

Dr. Arora describes Project ECHO®, a telehealth movement designed to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. Dr. Tuckson helps interpret what is happening with telemedicine during the pandemic and the likelihood of rapid adoption.

Listeners also have the opportunity to share their questions, struggles, and bright spots they are seeing in this unprecedented time.

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