Major issues that telehealth can address with Diversinet's Dr. Hon Pak
Dr. Hon Pak, a visionary healthcare IT executive, who is using his medical and technology expertise to help Diversinet strengthen its leadership in “powering care coordination through mobility" joins the show.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Hon Pak discuss the following:
- What does Diversinet do?
- What are the major issues that telehealth can address?
- What solutions or approaches are emerging?
- How can mobility play a role in promoting adoption of these solutions?
- What are the key challenges to wider adoption of mobile healthcare, or mHealth?
Tip: Mobile healthcare needs to be integrated into a healthcare ecosystem that fosters care coordination and patient engagement.
Dr. Hon Pak is responsible for the operation of Diversinet, with a focus on providing healthcare organizations with an agile mobile application platform for secure messaging. He was formally appointed Chief Executive Officer in February after serving in that role on an interim basis for two months. Dr. Pak also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Combining extensive medical and technology knowledge with strong leadership experience, he brings to Diversinet the accomplishments of a distinguished 28-year career with the U.S. Army. Dr. Pak recently retired as Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department, an $11 billion healthcare system with more than 60,000 employees. He was the Army’s first Chief Medical Information Officer prior to his promotion to CIO. In addition, Dr. Pak has headed the Advanced Information Technology Group within the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, the U.S. Department of Defense health IT research and development arm.
He is recognized for the design and development of a health IT strategy around patient-centered care and as an innovator who helped transform Army Medicine into a systems based organization. Dr. Pak also shaped a federal investment in electronic health record exchanges and health information technology for active military, veteran and civilian populations.
Dr. Pak previously served as president of the American Telemedicine Association, leading the effort on global health and standards development for telehealth. He holds a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed a fellowship in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Pak is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy.