President/CEO Chris Gallagher, M.D., shares Access TeleCare’s origins and how it became the nation’s largest acute care specialty telemedicine provider.
More than 20 years ago, Access TeleCare President/CEO Chris Gallagher, M.D. saw telemedicine’s revolutionary impact in action in a rural hospital in East Texas. That experience shaped the course of his career and led him to establish the nation’s leading telemedicine company with a mission to provide timely access to specialty care for patients, regardless of location.
“Patients need urgent care when their condition demands it, not when it’s available,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D. “Hospitals need a diversity of specialists on their medical staff to handle whatever comes through the door.”
The Access TeleCare Process
Gallagher saw firsthand how telemedicine can radically transform how hospitals are able to care for patients when he witnessed Texas’ first 100% virtual ICU save a patient’s life. Today, he leads a national team of physicians and APPs partnering with hospitals and clinics across the country, giving Access TeleCare a wide range of influence to shape the future of telemedicine. Read more about the Access TeleCare process.
Read the full profile with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s alumni publication, Pulse Magazine, here.