A Model for Educating and Training Virtual Care Providers

Round Table Discussion

April 15, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT

Traditional medical and health care education does not currently embrace strategies for integrating the education and training of students or professionals in areas specifically related to virtual care delivery. The argument has been made that a training addendum is required to “all” health care professionals who intend to practice in the future because of the increasingly ubiquitous use of technology. Elements of the training include: health informatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, social media, immersive media, the psychology of virtual communications, virtual team management, operational requirements for remote care delivery, technology trends, legal/regulatory/privacy/security requirements, among other considerations.


  • Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO & Founder, CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC
  • David Schmitz, MD, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Susan Fenton, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, TX
  • Jacob Childers, MD, Urgent Care Medicine, Austin Regional Clinic