Nancy Kaszak, Director, Illinois Telehealth Initiative
Nancy Kaszak has worked the last four years in various capacities studying how to advance telehealth in Illinois. She has studied programs throughout the nation administered by hospitals, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. These programs were designed to provide healthcare access to unserved and underserved communities. The programs encompassed a broad range of healthcare specialty services. Nancy has consulted on telehealth matters with a university, a hospital association and a national telehealth company.
Nancy brings to telehealth a breath of perspective. As a state legislator, she learned the process of developing governmental policy and programs. As chief legal counsel for the Chicago Park District, she learned the challenges of managing an organization with 5,000 employees and 32 unions at scattered sites throughout Chicago. As a hospital board member, she learned the challenges of hospital administrators operating in a health care environment over which they had little control. As Executive Director of the Alliance to Protect the Illinois Constitution, Nancy has experience successfully leading large coalitions of statewide organizations, with frequently divergent interests.
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago named Nancy a fellow, in recognition of her work to advance telehealth in Illinois. The Illinois Governors Office selected Nancy a co-chair of its Telehealth Subcommittee. In that capacity, Nancy led a committee of over 100 stakeholders and civic leaders in developing recommendations to move telehealth forward in the state, including demonstration projects in telebehavioral health, telestroke and a telehealth training program.
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