Shadow Politics, 04/06/2017
Our guest this week is the Medical Society of Northern Virginia's Executive Director Claudia Tellez. She develops and manages Health Information Technology (HIT) programs – Health Information Exchange (HeaLixVA) and Telemedicine (DoctorsTelemed). DoctorsTelemed is the only telemedicine network in the country initiated by physicians supported by the Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation. This telemedicine network of community physicians currently deliver medical care on demand for nearly the same cost of an average co-payment
Claudia began her career with MSNVA as Director of Foundation Programs. During her tenure, she was responsible for the planning and development of Project Access of Northern Virginia, a program that delivers pro-bono specialty health care services to low-income, uninsured patients in Fairfax County and Alexandria City. In addition, Claudia serves on a number of boards and committees. In 2008, she was appointed by Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine as trustee of the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation (currently The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth) and Board Trustee for the Physicians Foundation. She has a BA in International Relations from DePaul University and certification on Disaster Preparedness and Readiness from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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