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Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11:30 AM

The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

It is predicted that America faces a doctor shortage upwards of 100,000 doctors by 2030, which could disproportionately affect rural and underserved communities. Beyond training more doctors, opportunities in innovative healthcare practices offers another method to proactively address the shortage. Telehealth and HealthIT have the potential to help many small medical practices manage patient information, be more efficient, and provide the most effective treatment. This hearing will analyze ways the health care workforce can be trained to leverage these new technologies to lower costs, incentivize start-ups, and provide quality care.

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Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Dr. Matthew Conti
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)
New York, NY
*Testifying on behalf of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Founding Clinical Director of the Office of Telemedicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
*Testifying on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Texas A&M University, College of Nursing
Bryan, TX
*Testifying on behalf of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Mr. Michael Hopkins, RN
CEO & Founder
True Concepts Medical
Centerville, OH

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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