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Telehealth Roundtable

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(L-R) Front row: Dr. Aimee Grace, Legislative Assistant for Health, Senator Schatz; Melika Carroll, Policy Adviser for Telecommunications, Senator Schatz; Thandiewe Nelson-Brooks, Veteran’s Administration (L-R) Middle row: Dr. Norman Okamura, UH TASI; Sean Okamoto, PBTRC; CAPT Cathy Wasem, ORHA, OASH, HHS; Christina Higa, PBTRC; Dr. Sneha Sood, Kapiolani Medical Center; Dr. Deborah Birkmire-Peters, PBTRC (L-R) Back row: Derek Vale, CAMHD, DOH; Dr. David Roth, CAMHD, DOH; Dwayne Lopes, PIER, DOH; Gregg Kishaba, OPCRH, DOH; Sylvia Mann, Genomics Section Chief, DOH; Dr. Stanton Michels, CAMHD, DOH; H. Gingerlei Porter, PBTRC Not pictured: Bruce Best, PBTRC; Dr. Scott Daniels, OPCRH, DOH; Beth Giesting, Hawaii Healthcare Innovation; Dr. Matthew Koenig, Queen’s Medical Center; Dr. Craig Ono, Shriners Hospital for Children; Joy Soares, Hawaii Healthcare Innovation; Dr. Ramona Wong, Aloha Kidney; Susan Yamamoto, Shriners Hospital for Children

On August 18, 2015, the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center hosted a Telehealth Roundtable, along with other telehealth leaders in the State of Hawaiʻi, and met with Dr. Aimee Grace, Legislative Assistant for Health and Melika Carroll, Policy Adviser for Telecommunications of Senator Brian Schtaz’s Office to discuss the status of telehealth in Hawaiʻi, challenges and barriers, federal initiatives, and future opportunities for change.