DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recuro Health (Recuro), an integrated digital health solutions company that is moving the U.S. healthcare system from a reactive, disease-driven model to a population health outcomes-driven approach, announces the publication of Digital Medical Home: How the Telemedicine Revolution Sparked the Creation of Precision Health, co-authored by Michael Gorton, founder of Teladoc and CEO of Recuro Health, and Jay Sanders, MD, recognized as the “father of telemedicine” and founding board member and president emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. Now available in print and digital formats, including Kindle, the book shares legendary stories, personal anecdotes and true accounts of the telemedicine revolution, including the ongoing efforts to bring telehealth to the general American public and document the power of courage combined with technology to create today’s virtual care. solutions incorporated in Recuro’s Digital Medical Home™.
“It has been a remarkable journey for those of us who pioneered the transformation of healthcare into telemedicine, an incredible innovation that has dramatically improved access to quality care at lower cost for millions of people. worldwide,” says Gorton, noting additional contributions to the book from Michael Brombach, COO of Recuro Health and co-founder of Teladoc G. Byron Brooks, EE, MD. “It was an honor to collaborate with Dr. Brooks and co-write this book with a legend like Dr. Sanders. We have worked diligently to create definitive literature that chronicles the extraordinary development of a game changer for the entire healthcare industry.
The authors acknowledge that telemedicine has finally become mainstream. It will serve as the spark that will ignite the creation of precision or personalized virtual healthcare and care designed to detect medical conditions before they become dangerous and costly.
“I can’t think of two authors better qualified to tell the story of telemedicine,” says Bernard A Harris, MD, MBA, FACP, former NASA astronaut who led the first telemedicine conference from space with the Mayo Clinic and became the first African American to walk in space. “A sometimes heartbreaking account of the development of this industry, the most important part covers what lies ahead of us all. Brilliant work!”
Dr. Sanders is CEO of the Global Telemedicine Group, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is credited with developing the first statewide telemedicine system; the first correctional telemedicine program; the first telehomecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call”, and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, FCC, state governments, WHO, and several academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude; a member of the AOA; and did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was chief resident physician.
Dr Sanders says: “The publication of this book is a testament to the legions of pioneers, especially Michael Gorton, who have worked tirelessly to bring modern telehealth, better known as virtual care, to people wherever they are. and when they need it. As the most requested healthcare innovation today, virtual care solutions are improving the quality of life for patients around the world, successfully meeting the primary care needs of a booming population and respond to complex medical realities in the context of pressures to improve access and reduce costs. ”
Gorton is an entrepreneur, mentor and business builder par excellence. He leads the Recuro Health team which includes several executives from Teladoc, where he was the founding CEO and pioneered a healthcare model that revolutionized the industry and created a new efficiency paradigm. in health care. Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently named Gorton as one of the 2022 Entrepreneurs of the Year® based on its entrepreneurship, purpose, growth and impact, among other essential contributions and attributes.
About Recuro Health
Recuro is an integrated digital health solutions company with a unique, personalized, holistic and proactive approach to virtual health. Recuro’s Digital Medical Home™ enables easy connectivity to virtual care including primary and urgent care, behavioral health, home lab testing, genomic testing, plus a suite of additional benefits spanning pharmacy, care management and care navigation on a single platform. www.recurohealth.com