Telemedicine/Telehealth: Promoting Wellness in Underserved Communities Using Technology

Webinar (NIH Videocast)


NIH Adherence Network Distinguished Webinar Series: Advancing Telehealth
Co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and NHLBI

Telehealth has rapidly expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar series, sponsored by the NIH Adherence Network, OBSSR, and the NHLBI, will explore the use of telehealth approaches to maintaining patient engagement and supporting healthcare regimen use and adherence.

The focus of this presentation involves the issues in care delivery facing underserved rural communities during COVID-19. The use of Telemedicine/Telehealth technology by Medical Advocacy and Outreach in Alabama will be highlighted. Specific concerns such as HIPAA compliance and the potential costs for implementing a Telemedicine/Telehealth project in a resource limited area will be addressed by the presenter.

Monday, September 13, 1-2 p.m. ET via NIH Videocast.

Michael Ray Murphree, LCSW
Medical Advocacy and Outreach
Michael Murphree is the chief executive officer of Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO), based in Montgomery, AL. He has spent most of his life living and serving in rural areas, with a focus on expanding HIV-specific medical care to those communities. Mr. Murphree has served as panelist and presenter for White House programs on telemedicine and numerous Department of Health and Human Services webinars and conferences.