Latest News Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety Sets Washington Meeting to Discuss Telemedicine By Staff Friday, September 14, 2018 12:24 AM ARLINGTON, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety is sponsoring a panel discussion around the topic “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education” later this month in Washington, D.C. The panel will draw upon representatives from the eyecare business, Capitol Hill lawmakers and telehealth experts, according to an announcement. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Washington Court Hotel, and is part of The Hill’s event series. The speaker lineup includes a bipartisan group of lawmakers, industry professionals and vision and telehealth experts, the announcement noted. They will explore how telemedicine is making health care more efficient and effective, when in-person services might be more reliable and how to maintain a strong doctor-patient relationship as technology evolves.Scheduled speakers include: Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Dr. David Crockwell, owner of Crockwell Eyecare Center in Stillwater, Okla.; Susan Polan, associate executive director, public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association, Natasa Sokolovich, executive director, telehealth, University of Pittsburgh, and Samantha Zenlea, senior regulatory policy specialist, National Council on Aging.For more information on the event, or to RSVP, please click here. The Alliance was founded in 2018 to advocate for patient safety and to protect and defend the doctor-patient relationship. The Alliance membership includes the American Optometric Association (AOA), Johnson & Johnson Vision, VSP Global, CooperVision and Sightbox.