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(EP-152) Got Access? Leveraging Volunteer Physicians and Telehealth to Increase Access to Medical Care

Sunday, April 23
4:55 PM - 5:10 PM
Location: Experience Zone - ePosters

Imagine if telemedicine technologies could enable the creation of a national corps of volunteer physicians that would bring medical care to our nation's most vulnerable inner city and rural populations. The MAVEN Project - short for Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network, mission is to improve access to quality healthcare for underserved populations by linking our corps of expert volunteer physicians to clinics and organizations in need. The MAVEN Project recruits alumni of U.S. accredited medical schools and training programs (especially semi-retired and newly retired physicians) through medical school alumni and other physician organizations to serve the specific needs of vulnerable populations seeking care at health centers. HIPAA-compliant telemedicine technologies overcome geographical barriers by enabling remote video consultation, teaching, and mentoring for health center providers and their patients.

The purpose of this presentation is to share "lessons learned" from 3 MAVEN Project pilots conducted in California and Massachusetts, including the identification of volunteer and clinic criteria essential for successful implementation and the selection of telemedicine platforms.

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Lisa CARRON. Shmerling

Executive Director
The MAVEN Project - Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network

Lisa Carron Shmerling is the Executive Director of The MAVEN Project. Prior to joining the MAVEN Project in 2014, she spent 30 years as a biotech/technology counsel, including positions as VP of Legal Affairs at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Associate General Counsel at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and as a consultant for numerous early stage organizations. She was also a senior health policy associate with the Office of Health Policy and Technology, Commonwealth Medicine, University of Massachusetts. Ms. Shmerling previously served on the boards of Art in Giving and The Countryside Childrens Afterschool Program, and as the VP of Legal Affairs for Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. she served as the chairperson of the Disclosure Committee. She received her MPH from Tufts University Medical School (Delta Omega Honor Society), a J.D. from New England School of Law and a B.S.W. from SUNY at Albany.

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