Health. Virtually. Uncensored.

with Dr. Joe Kvedar

Health. Virtually. Uncensored. is a new monthly podcast series brought to you by the American Telemedicine Association.

Join Joe Kvedar, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the ATA, in candid conversations with the leaders, disrupters and innovators offering real-world perspectives and practical knowledge to impact change in our current healthcare environment.

The telehealth industry has evolved significantly over the last few years, but there is still much to do, and still much to learn. Our goal is that this podcast series – and the uncensored conversations about our new healthcare realities – will ultimately help move the industry forward and give our listeners the information and inspiration you need to bring about change in your organization and advance telehealth adoption.

About the Host

Dr. Joe Kvedar has been driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for telehealth and virtual care for nearly three decades. Applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth at the national level, Dr. Kvedar continues to guide the transformation of healthcare delivery as a respected thought leader, author and convener. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the ATA, and senior advisor to the organization. As Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal, he is working to establish the evidence base needed to guide innovation and the implementation of virtual care.

He is co-chair the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), which is working to ensure widespread coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and successfully established several new provider codes for telehealth reimbursement through the CPT process. He is the author of two books: The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan.

The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for virtual care. Dr. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

Health Tech Investing: Finding a Happy Marriage

A Discussion with Sue Luennen

Lisa Suennen, CEO of Venture Valkyrie Consulting, joins Joe Kvedar to discuss what investors are looking for today and what it takes to make the right match between company and fund.

This episode is made possible by Ziegler Healthcare Investment Banking. 

An Uncensored Look at Telehealth: What We Still Don’t Know

A Discussion with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH

Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, doesn’t hold back when it comes to talking about the challenges of expanding virtual care service, including the telehealth value equation, unrealistic narratives, and the consequence of bad actors.

This episode is made possible by Foley & Lardner LLP.

The AI Leadership Imperative to Create Real Change in Healthcare

A Discussion with Tom Lawry

According to Tom Lawry, one of the most recognized leaders driving change and engagement in healthcare, AI adds value in one of two ways – either by automating or augmenting the work of knowledge workers in healthcare and can change outdated and inefficient work processes, requiring leaders to think and act differently… what he calls the AI leadership imperative.

This episode is made possible by The John A. Hartford Foundation.


Aging & Technology: More Than Endless Games of Pickleball

A Discussion with Joe Coughlin, PhD

Joe Coughlin, PhD, founder and director of the MIT AgeLab, describes the wave of startup energy, innovations and venture capital starting to stimulate the aging and longevity market.

This episode is made possible by Clear Arch Health.


Are Personal or Systemic Biases Limiting Progress in Solving Health Disparities?

A Discussion with Ron Wyatt, MD

Dr. Ron Wyatt joins Dr. Kvedar to discuss the field of health disparities and the role of personal and systemic biases in limiting progress in solving health disparities.


This episode is made possible by Doximity.

Hospital-at-Home and the Older Adult

A Discussion with Charlotte Yeh, MD

Charlotte Yeh, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at AARP Services and widely recognized for her commitment to and passion for the healthcare consumer.

This episode is made possible by AMC Health.


Trust is a Currency for Health Engagement

A Discussion with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, consultant and trend weaver, known for her insights into consumer trends and the healthcare economy.

This episode is made possible by the Microsoft Corporation.