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Surge in US and UK Funding and New Policies Recognize Telehealth as a Vital Weapon Against COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Telehealth and telemedicine were already altering the landscape of health care in the United States and UK prior to the current COVID-19 crisis. These technologies provide exciting opportunities to expand the provision of health care to underserved communities and to streamline the provision of many health care services for all patients and providers.  But now, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to provide remote, "hands free" health care services quickly and safely to a greater number of patients has taken on a new urgency. In the US,  Congress recognized this in recently-enacted CARES legislation by providing substantial new sources of funding for broadband deployment and other technological rollouts necessary to facilitate telehealth services and in the UK Covid-19 has been a “game changer” for acceptance of telehealth in the NHS. The dramatic expansion of telehealth technology and capabilities that will result from this funding will continue to revolutionize health care in the US and the UK, and to improve patient outcomes, long after the current crisis has passed. Tune in to learn more about the landscape of telehealth and its various implications, including what funding is available, who is eligible, and how to get it.


Dov H. Cherzer, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC, United States, Moderator
Dov H. Scherzer is a Shareholder in the New York City office of Polsinelli PC, where he is a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions and Data Privacy practice group.  Mr. Scherzer is widely recognized for his extensive experience in technology, outsourcing, intellectual property, media and communications transactions, including technology-related mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Scherzer represents a broad range of established and emerging growth companies in such industries as healthcare, financial services, chemicals, travel and hospitality, telecommunications and e-commerce.  A highly-regarded practitioner in technology and sourcing matters, including licensing, outsourcing, internet, open source and computer law, Mr. Scherzer also has deep experience with international privacy and data security issues.




Chérie R. Kiser, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, United States
Chérie R. Kiser heads Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s communications group and is Managing Partner of Cahill’s D.C. office. For 30 years, Chérie has been at the legal forefront of the dramatic growth and technological innovation that has taken place in the voice, video, Internet, and data communications markets. She advises clients, which range from tech start-ups to leading global communications and Internet companies, on all aspects of their telecommunications, broadband, and wireless market entry and growth strategies. Her work includes guiding these infrastructure providers in their relationships with healthcare providers and regulators to promote cutting-edge telemedicine operations.


Tim Ryan, DAC Beachcroft, United Kingdom
Predominantly based in London, UK, Tim is an experienced commercial technology lawyer who manages a team across five of DACB’s office locations.  Tim advises clients ranging from scale-ups to multi-national companies and public bodies.  In addition to large technology projects and transactions, his team supports clients on a wide range of matters in digital business, including data advisory and intellectual property, often involving emerging tech such as AI.  Tim's team works closely with our regulatory and sector experts to advise in HealthTech, DACB being the largest health advisory firm in the UK.