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Telemedicine: growing health care trend

Whether it’s with the use of a mouse to conference via Skype or over an iPhone, patients are turning to telemedicine in greater numbers to get the medical care they need when they can’t get in to see the doctor.

Heather Korbulic| Executive Director of Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

Heather Korbulic is the new head of Nevada’s federally supported state health care exchange and marketplace. The seven voting-member board of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange appointed her to the position of executive director on Sept. 20, replacing Bruce Gilbert, who stepped down earlier this year after two years in the post. Korbulic served for eight years in Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division as the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman before joining the exchange as chief operations officer in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science and is a Certified Public Manager.

Correction

CORRECTION: A caption in the March edition of the Business of Medicine incorrectly stated the purpose of an expansion of bed space by Kindred Hospitals. The beds at the new Kindred facility adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital are for transitional care and rehabilitation.