From Battlefield Trauma Care to Behavioral Health:  Can the U.S. Military’s Experience Provide A Telemedicine Roadmap for Industry?

Express Talk

April 16, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CDT

The link between medical innovation and the U.S. Military has been well documented throughout history. Telemedicine has proven to be no exception. Realization of telemedicine’s potential in the military has been born out of necessity, evidence-based through the support of dedicated research, and enabled by a permissive environment that is largely free of commercial barriers such as reimbursement policy and interstate regulation. What can the healthcare industry learn from the military and its application of virtual care?  How can we apply those lessons in the broader civilian setting in a healthcare system that is increasingly focused on value?


  • James Geracci, MD, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Healthcare