Join the Health and Wellness Council as the welcome Megan Canter, the Telemedicine Director for HCA’s Continental Division.
Wednesday, June 24thr 3:30 - 5:00 pm at SMDC WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center (2154 E. Commons Ave. Suite 342, Centennial) RSVP HERE!
As Andrew Watson, Chief Medical Director of Telemedicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, puts it “Telemedicine is moving like lightning. We’re able to do so much more than before.” Faster Internet connections and better software facilitate far smoother video chatting than in days past. With ubiquitous mobile devices, people can now access consultations from anywhere. And the advent of electronic health records has certainly increased the ease of going digital.
Additionally, telemedicine has expanded to include asynchronous messaging, which patients are increasingly more comfortable using and which truly allows doctors to better utilize their time. A single doctor can now advise many patients on routine issues, freeing up more time to focus in-person on trickier cases.
Most importantly, there is demand to harness the capabilities of these technological innovations. In the last few years, more and more patients have increasingly looked to retail pharmacies in their neighborhoods for routine healthcare services because it’s more convenient than visiting their doctor. The logical next step is that they won’t have to leave their homes at all.
About: Megan Canter, Telemedicine -
Megan Canter is the Telemedicine Director for HCA’s Continental Division, overseeing both the CO-DOC and WCTN Telemedicine Networks linking locations across four states. Under Mrs. Canter’s guidance, the telemedicine program more than doubled in two years, growing to 49 network partners and expanding service line offerings to include stroke, neurology, pediatric echos, and mental health. More adult and pediatric service line expansion is expected in 2015 and beyond.
Mrs. Canter’s expertise in the industry, coupled with a dedication to providing personalized service to each network partner has earned her the reputation as the ‘go to’ person in the field. She has developed accepted best practices for telemedicine programs, seamlessly integrating top-of-the-line technology and physician specialists with local resources, which has resulted in a nationally recognized telemedicine program. Among the keys to HCA’s largest and most robust Telemedicine Network’s success is Mrs. Canter’s dedication to her team and ensuring that each network partner is individually visited on a regular basis, allowing for ongoing feedback, concern resolution, support, and customized educational opportunities. Strategic planning, business development, and relationship management have peppered Mrs. Canter’s career over a 20-year span. Her consultative approach to business fosters strategic and successful outcomes.
Prior to HCA, Mrs. Canter owned a brokerage firm for eight years in the Denver area and was an industry Board Director where she worked to develop and implement statewide licensing and training standards. She also owned a company S.H.I.E.L.D (Serve, Help, Integrate, Educate, Lead, Develop) whose purpose was to teach “uncommon common sense” to community members in such areas like financial planning, fitness, household green techniques, and healthcare resources for aging adult