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Leading the Way in Telemedicine Advisory Services

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TODAYS GUEST Dr. Richard Bakalar, Managing Director of Advisory Healthcare Solutions for KPMG 

Dr. Bakalar joined us to discuss how telemedicine is evolving and how KPMG is providing Telemedicine Advisory Services.  Specifically, we discuss the following with Dr. Bakalar:

  1. (3:20) How has telemedicine evolved over the last decade?
  2. (4:13) How is the Role of Telemedicine and Telehealth evolving related to the Healthcare Payment Reform?
  3. (5:41) What is the difference between Telemedicine Projects versus Programs for health systems?
  4. (6:45) Telemedicine, why is now the time?
  5. (9:57) What is the role of Data Analytics for Telemedicine Programs?
  6. (11:47) What’s next for telemedicine? What does the next 6-12 months look like?
  7. (15:51) In 5 years, what does the maturation of telemedicine look like?

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About KPMG 

With deep industry experience, insight and technical support, KPMG firms are among the leaders in delivering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.  Every day our people do extraordinary things, they go above and beyond to ensure the work they do at KPMG inspires confidence and empowers change.

Successfully helping clients meet their business challenges requires having in-depth knowledge and experience in the business sectors in which they operate. KPMG member firms bring together expertise in key segments across healthcare — enabling our professionals to bring an informed perspective on market challenges and opportunities from one sector to another and to share best practices and leading thinking.

KPMG’s Global Healthcare practice and Center of Excellence are making a difference for organizations seeking innovative approaches. Clients are able to get a broader perspective on their current issues, which can lead to more creative and effective solutions. The combination of our global mindset and expertise with local prowess means clients get the best of both worlds – global insight translated into practical action (from


About Dr. Richard Bakalar

Dr. Richard Bakalar has over 30 years of clinical, health informatics and executive leadership experience. Richard has supported HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) as a SME in reviewing their Telemedicine grants for award. He has a prior Radiology faculty appointment at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. He is a U.S. physician specialist in KPMG’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence and leads its Health Informatics and Telemedicine advisory practice. His leadership positions and notable achievements include:

  • KPMG, LLP Practice leader for clinical intelligence and telehealth in the Global Healthcare Center of Excellence. Richard advises clients in healthcare, Telco’s, retail health & medical devices internationally on leading eHealth practices, market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, and advanced mHealth and consumer engagement solutions.
  • Microsoft Corporation – Physician Executive, Dr. Bakalar was responsible for provider communications and clinical use case development in the US and Canada. He was a senior clinical advisor in Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group (HSG) which delivered innovative solutions to hospitals and health systems built on its enterprise Amalga and consumer HealthVault clinical intelligence platforms.
  • IBM Corporation – Chief Medical Officer on its Healthcare Solution’s team. He was the senior advisor to the US and Canadian Healthcare GBS consulting services and sales teams, which focused on clinical transformation, optimized health IT infrastructure, regional medical imaging archive solutions and Health Analytics strategy within patient-centric networks.
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA) past President and its committee Chairman for Standards and Guidelines. He is now an active member of the ATA College of Fellows and the Telemedicine and eHealth journal editorial review board.
  • US Navy – Captain Bakalar, Medical Corps, USN was the Navy Surgeon General’s first Special Assistant for Telemedicine and he established the Navy’s operational Global Telemedicine Network supporting digital radiology and 12 medical specialties on 28 Navy ships, three Navy medical centers and 23 hospitals and clinics worldwide between 1995-2002.
Keywords  #Telehealth, #Telemedicine, #DataAnalytics, #AdvisoryServices

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2 thoughts on “Leading the Way in Telemedicine Advisory Services

  1. cb

    It was more common practice in days of old for a doctor to make a house visit to a patients home. Nowadays it’s more usual for the patient to visit the hospital. Tele healthcare is a recent phenomenon associated with the rise in technology. An interesting way to advance lets say patient engagement and the breadth of a “visit” is to not only have an online meeting per se but perhaps have teams of nurses on standby that can be allocated to different homes during scheduled meeting times. This, with the increase and sophistication of mobile medical technology, could create a new atmosphere of healthcare. Combining the tele system of doctors with the physical presence of someone treating you and gathering important health information (and avoiding user error) for diagnosis could create a broader reach, greater engagement, higher levels of patient satisfaction, quicker diagnostics, more room in hospitals or facilities for those who have a greater need, etc.

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