K Street Rundown: Former Senators Daschle, Lott, Breaux form bipratisan telehealth alliance

Former Senators Launch Alliance for Connected Care: Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, and former Senator John Breaux launched the Alliance for Connected Care Tuesday to raise awareness about telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

The Board members of the Alliance include Verizon, WellPoint, CVS, Walgreens, Teladoc, HealthSpot, Doctor on Demand, Welch Allyn, MDLIVE, Care Innovations and Cardinal Health.

“It is time to make connected care a bipartisan priority in Washington,” said Senator Lott in a statement. “Imagine an elderly woman with diabetes who can consult a doctor about managing her disease without having to leave her home; or a working parent who can video chat with his child’s pediatrician; or a patient in need of mental health services, but too afraid to go to an office, now able to access care through a laptop; or a doctor who can monitor a patient already discharged from the hospital. We must improve access to the kinds of innovation that can improve patients’ lives.”

In the Capitol
2/18/14