Ochsner Health's telemedicine leader joins digital medicine advisory group

David Houghton, MD, system chair for telemedicine and chief of movement and memory disorders at New Orleans-based Ochsner Health will join The American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.

The group, founded in 2016, focuses on creating solutions to barriers to digital medicine adoption and advocating for insurance coverage and payment solutions to help ensure care platforms are made available to all patients, according to a Jan. 11 press release from Ochsner. 

"Digital medicine, through platforms such as telehealth and wearable technologies, has really expanded since early 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic," Dr. Houghton said in the release. "We continue to see increased adoption of these technologies, and we expect this growth to continue in the years to come. Now, we must also focus on reimbursement challenges experienced by physicians and health systems. I'm excited to join this group to work toward solutions that will continue to grow digital medicine in the future."

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