In this episode, host Joe Selvaggi and co-host Josh Archambault, Pioneer Institute’s Senior Fellow in Healthcare, talk with Dr. Roy Schoenberg, Chief Executive of Amwell, a global telehealth technology company headquartered in Boston, about the promise of telemedicine and how the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed broader adoption.
ABOUT OUR INTERVIEW GUEST
Dr. Roy Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell where, a decade ago, he introduced the technology that brokers on-demand telehealth visits between patients in need and available providers. Since its rollout in 2008, the Amwell ecosystem has attracted over 200 of the nation’s largest payers, health systems, employers, retailers and, through them, reaches millions of Americans. Prior to Amwell, Roy was the founder of CareKey and served as CISO at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ task force delivering landmark guidelines for the “Appropriate use of Telehealth in Medical Practice.” Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine. He is an avid author and speaker in the areas of healthcare technology and health IT policy. Roy serves on the board of the American Telemedicine Association, holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba-diver and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.
ABOUT OUR GUEST CO-HOST
Josh Archambault is Pioneer’s Senior Fellow on Health Care Policy. Prior to joining Pioneer, Josh was selected as a Health Policy Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. His research centered on the treatment of small businesses in the implementation of health reform in Massachusetts, and proposed alternative paths for other states to pursue. Other past research has focused on delivery system reforms in Massachusetts as a cost containment measure from increasing health care spending.
Josh served as Legislative Director for State Senator Scott Brown and as a Senior Legislative Aide in the Governor’s Office of Legislative Affairs. During his tenure in the State House, Josh worked closely with municipal and business leaders on quality of life issues such as: public safety, improving the business climate and the education system. Josh holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and a BA in Political Studies and Economics from Gordon College.
ABOUT OUR HOST
Joe Selvaggi is the host of HubWonk. Joe is a US Navy veteran, entrepreneur, investment professional, former candidate for US Congress, and political commentator. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Boston.
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