Monday 29 May 2023
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Leading the Way for Telemedicine in Palliative Care with Resolution Care

dr michael fratkin

TODAYS GUEST Dr. Michael Fratkin, Founder and CEO of ResolutionCare

Dr. Fratkin joined us to discuss how his practice has incorporated telemedicine to deliver better and more accessible palliative care.  Specifically we discuss the following with Dr. Fratkin:

  1. Let’s start by having you reinforce the importance of compassion in end of life care.
  2. I understand that ResolutionCare has developed a new approach to treating the whole patient, will you please describe it and why it is so important.
  3. Tells us about the state of palliative care services in the United States.
  4. We are hearing a lot about value based reimbursement models in healthcare. Will these also be important to the palliative care market space? (and why we HAVE to transition to them)
  5. ResolutionCare and Project ECHO. A new model for education in palliative care. And hopefully a way to help address the shortage.
  6. Is telemedicine really working in your practice? What about reimbursement?

Visit ResolutionCare and follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN!

About ResolutionCare

We are responding to exploding demand for severely limited Palliative Care services as people face mortality within a fragmented and transforming health care system. ResolutionCare is a social enterprise that empowers Primary Care Providers and Patients with the confidence and skills to manage symptoms, guide shared choice making, and anchor care coordination in the Primary Care practice.” (from

Dr. Fratkin’s Bio

Father, husband, brother, son, and physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well being of his community. Since completing his training, he has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California. He has served his community in primary care in a community clinic system, as a medical director of our local hospice, as a leader in the community hospital medical staff, and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life. At a time of great demographic and cultural change in our society, Dr. Fratkin has created ResolutionCare to insure capable and soulful care of everyone, everywhere as they approach the completion of life.


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