Richard Bakalar, MD

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

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Dr. Richard Bakalar has over 35 years of clinical, Telehealth, medical informatics and healthcare executive leadership experience. Richard is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He has a prior Radiology faculty appointment from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD.

Richard’s prior leadership positions:

KPMG, LLP - U.S. physician consultant in KPMG’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence and the Healthcare Advisory practice leader for Virtual Care in the US and internationally. Richard advised clients on connected care program design and evidence-based Telehealth services adopted by medical providers, telecommunication companies, retail health and medical devices companies in the US and internationally based on leading Telehealth practices, market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, and consumer engagement solutions.

Microsoft Corporation - Physician Executive, Dr. Bakalar was responsible for provider communications and clinical use case development in the US and Canada. He was a senior clinical advisor in Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group (HSG) which delivered innovative solutions to hospitals and health systems built on its enterprise Amalga and consumer HealthVault clinical intelligence platforms.

IBM Corporation - Chief Medical Officer on IBM’s Healthcare Solution team. Richard was the senior medical advisor to the US and Canadian Healthcare Global Business Services and sales teams which focused on clinical transformation, optimized health IT infrastructure, regional medical imaging archive solutions and Health Analytics strategy within patient-centric networks.

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) - Past President and Chairman of the ATA Standards and Guidelines committee. Richard is an ATA College Fellow and a member of ATA’s Program & Education Committee and the editorial review board for the Telemedicine and eHealth journal.

US Navy - Captain Bakalar, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired) was the Navy Surgeon General’s first Special Assistant for Telemedicine and established the Navy’s operational Global Telemedicine Network supporting digital radiology and twelve medical specialties for 28 Navy ships, three US Navy medical centers and 23 Naval hospitals and clinics worldwide. Richard was a Naval Flight Surgeon assigned to Marine One, HMX-1 flight squadron supporting President Reagan’s White House.

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