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Michael Gorton, Teladoc Founder, Recuro CEO Co-Authors Book with Jay Sanders, MD, Father of Telemedicine: Digital Medical Home – Telemedicine Ignites Creation of Precision Health


DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DigitalhealthRecuro Health (Recuro), an integrated digital health solutions company that transitions the U.S. healthcare system from a reactive, disease-focused model to a population health, outcomes approach, announces the publication of Digital Medical Home: How the Telemedicine Revolution Ignited the Creation of Precision Health, co-authored by Michael Gorton, founder of Teladoc and chief executive officer of Recuro Health, and Jay Sanders, MD, acknowledged as the “Father of Telemedicine” and founding board member and president emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. Now available in print and digital formats, including Kindle, the book shares legendary stories, personal anecdotes and true accounts of the telemedicine revolution, including ongoing efforts to bring telehealth to mainstream America and documenting the power of fortitude combined with technology to spawn today’s virtual care solutions embodied in Recuro’s Digital Medical Home™.

“This has been a remarkable journey for those of us who pioneered the healthcare transformation to telemedicine, an incredible innovation which dramatically improved access to quality care at lower cost for millions worldwide,” says Gorton, noting additional contributions to the book by Michael Brombach, chief operating officer of Recuro Health, and Teladoc co-founder G. Byron Brooks, EE, MD. “It has been an honor to collaborate with Dr. Brooks and to co-author this book with a legend like Dr. Sanders. We worked diligently to create a definitive piece of literature that chronicles the extraordinary development of a game-changer for the entire healthcare industry.”

The authors recognize that telemedicine is finally mainstream. It will serve as the spark which ignites the creation of precision or personalized health and virtual care designed to catch medical issues before they become dangerous and expensive.

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“I cannot think of two authors better qualified to tell the history of telemedicine,” says Bernard A Harris, MD, MBA, FACP, former NASA astronaut who conducted the first telemedicine conference from space with the Mayo Clinic and became the first African American to walk in space. “A sometimes-harrowing tale of the development of this industry, the most important part covers what’s next for all of us. Brilliant job!”

Dr. Sanders is CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, adjunct professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is credited with the development of the first statewide telemedicine system; the first correctional telemedicine program; the first tele-homecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call,” and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities included NASA, DOD, HHS, the FCC, state governments, WHO and multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude; a member of AOA; and did his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was chief medical resident.

Dr. Sanders says, “Publication of this book is testimony to the legions of pioneers, especially Michael Gorton, who worked tirelessly to bring modern-day telehealth, better known as virtual care, to people wherever they are located and whenever needed. As today’s most in-demand healthcare innovation, virtual care solutions are improving quality of life for patients in every corner of the world, successfully meeting the primary care needs of an exploding population and addressing complex medical realities amid pressures to improve access and reduce costs.”

Gorton is a quintessential entrepreneur, mentor and company builder. He leads the Recuro Health team which includes several leaders from Teladoc, where he served as the founding CEO and pioneered an industry-changing health care model that created a new efficiency paradigm in healthcare. Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently named Gorton as one of the 2022 Entrepreneurs Of The Year® based upon his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

About Recuro Health

Recuro is an integrated digital health solutions company with a uniquely personalized, holistic and proactive approach to virtual health. Recuro’s Digital Medical Home™ enables easy connectivity to virtual care, including primary and urgent care, behavioral health, at-home lab testing, genomics testing, as well as a suite of supplemental benefits spanning pharmacy, care management and care navigation all on one platform.


Michael Berger

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