This panel has been approved for 1.5 ACHE Virtual Interactive Education credits.
The pandemic has only accelerated what was already a fastmoving train toward more of healthcare becoming digital. Whether it is the increasing need for telehealth services, the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence, or advances toward more personalized medicine, the intersection of healthcare and digital technology is here to stay. In addition, digital health has become a healthcare access imperative. Its innovative benefits are of vital interest amid the implementation of most healthcare regulations.
This program surveys some of the current uses and organizational deployment of digital health strategies. The discussion includes adoption and innovation across the clinical and patient perspectives. The technical, operational, regulatory, and financial/reimbursement aspects of the development of these programs will also be investigated. The expanding role that digital health holds in daily life and its direction into the future of the healthcare delivery system will be explored.
Nick Kagal, FACHE
Vice President of Business Development-Customer Success
Dr. Chris Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer
Urooj Mansoor, MD
Legacy Internal Medicine
Senior Vice President, Product Development & Innovation
Chris Gallagher, M.D., FACC is the CEO of Access TeleCare and a practicing cardiologist.
Access TeleCare is the country’s largest high-acuity telemedicine provider, operating programs in almost every state in the country. Its core service lines include neurology and behavioral health, cardiology, cardiac arrest management, hospitalist, pulmonary and critical care, infectious disease, and maternal-fetal medicine. Most recently, the company has added nephrology and endocrinology to its service lines.
Dr. Gallagher is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He has dedicated his career to physician leadership and the development of efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality physician networks.
Prior to leading Access TeleCare, Dr. Gallagher co-founded Access Physicians in 2013. In this role, Dr. Gallagher pioneered the use of telemedicine to manage cardiac arrest more effectively.
Access Physicians merged with SCO Telemed in 2021, and Dr. Gallagher became CEO of the merged company. In 2022, the company acquired Forefront Telecare to expand its behavioral health footprint and rebranded as Access TeleCare.
Dr. Gallagher served as the Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs from 2012 to 2017. He trained at UT Southwestern for both his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology Fellowship and earned his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, and Texas Medical Association.
In 2023, Dr. Gallagher was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University for his contributions to the field of medicine and the positive impact his work with Access TeleCare has on the larger society.
Nick Kagal is the Vice President of Business Development and leads Customer Success for SpinSci Technologies, a healthcare technology solutions provider focused on driving patient engagement. Nick previously led Customer Success for the Western United States for Premier Inc.’s Performance Services division supporting informatics solutions and services focused on cost, quality, and safety. He has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has held leadership roles with several Dallas/Fort Worth health systems including Parkland Health & Hospital System, Medical Center of Plano, and HealthSouth.
Nick received his BA in Biology and psychology from Austin College and holds an MBA from Texas A&M University. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a board member of DFW HIMSS, and a Commissioner on the City of Plano Cultural Arts Commission. Nick serves on various ACHE committees including Advancement (a former chair), Education, and is a co-chair of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Community (AHLC). Nick lives in Plano, Texas, and is an avid sports fan, a weekend warrior athlete, a long-distance cyclist, and plays guitar & bass in the local cover band Sonic Dissonance.
Dr. Urooj Mansoor is primary care physician and practices at Legacy Internal Medicine in Frisco, TX. She graduated from a Prestigious Medical school, Sindh Medical College, Pakistan in 2000 and completed her residency in internal medicine from Chicago in 2006. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and has experience of more than 20 years. She has an extensive clinical experience in taking care of patients in the inpatient hospital setting, clinic, rehab and skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Mansoor is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Mansoor has always been highly respected by her patients, peers and colleagues, because of her compassionate care and excellent communication skills.
Seth Mollitt leads Product Development and Innovation for SCP Health. In his role Seth is responsible for identifying and launching new service offerings and for driving innovation within SCP Health’s Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine services. Prior to joining SCP Health Seth led health system partnerships for a digital health startup, and before that he spent 13 years at GE Healthcare where he held a variety of roles focused on creating innovative partnerships which leveraged GEHC technologies and capabilities to drive outcomes for health systems. Seth holds a undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of California, Berkely and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.