Nancy Kaszak

Identifying Healthcare Needs and Challenges:  Moving Telehealth Into the Mainstream

Nancy Kaszak has worked the last three 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.

Kaszak 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. she has experience successfully leading large coalitions of statewide organizations, with frequently divergent interests.

Kaszak was honored last year when The Institute of Medicine of Chicago named her a fellow, in recognition of her work to advance telehealth in Illinois.

Nancy Kaszak's Presentation