Erin Kochan serves as Telemedicine Program Manager. She is responsible for the implementation and management of telemedicine programs. With approximately 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Erin has served in clinical leadership, population health, community outreach and telehealth/telemedicine positions.
She has served as the Project Director for The Illinois Telehealth Network (ITN), as the Telehealth Operations Coordinator at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and as the Director Population Health, Telehealth & Grants Management at Jersey Community Hospital. In these roles, Erin created thriving outpatient and inpatient telehealth programs. She also oversaw the CARES (Community Addiction Recovery and Educational Services) program and coordinated a Community Health Needs Assessment.
Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Business & Healthcare Administration as well as her Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is certified in Care Coordination from the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network; CORE Concepts of Telehealth from the American Board of Telehealth; Leadership and Organizational Transformation from Saybrook University; and Gerontology Healthcare from the University of Phoenix.
By Ed Bonn
We’re outlining some of the major hurdles when you are contemplating how to start telemedicine at your hospital. Clearing the Hurdles I: How to Set-up Telemedicine at Your Hospital, dealt with the failure to see the strategic value of telemedicine, and how to overcome it.
Here are four other strategic hurdles we have encountered in the quest to gain consensus at the medical staff and board level. Resistance comes in many forms—personal, political, institutional—but it can be overcome with a thorough understanding of telemedicine’s myriad benefits.