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David Fletcher, MBA

by Jasmine Batchelor

September 10, 2019

Associate Vice President,
Telehealth, Geisinger

David Fletcher, MBA, Associate Vice President of Telehealth at Geisinger, has worked for close to 20 years in the healthcare industry. He currently oversees all facets of telehealth for Geisinger’s 13 hospital campuses and more than 50 community clinics and 15 urgent care clinics, which serves more than 3 million residents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Fletcher is responsible for managing all clinical, technical, business and regulatory activities around telehealth, while also developing and implementing new telehealth programs. During his 13 years at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the state’s only academic health center, he worked as the Administrative Services Director within the Center for Distance Health (CDH). In this role, as a member of the core management team, Mr. Fletcher worked on a variety of telemedicine programs, including spearheading CDH LIVE, the video interpreting program. He also worked extensively on the Center’s grant applications and compliance efforts, including co-authoring, budgeting, and planning a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant from the Department of Commerce with $102 million in federal funding for a telehealth network deployed to 474 sites throughout Arkansas. During the funding period, he helped supervise the team tasked with implementing the project and served as the point person for ensuring compliance with grant and other federal rules. This project was so successful that the federal oversight team described it as being one of their model programs and it was often cited by the Undersecretary of Commerce as he described how his department was deploying federal stimulus funds.

Mr. Fletcher holds a BS degree in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His experience also includes two years at the Wal-Mart corporate office helping design and build a third-party billing system for their Vision Centers and five years for Electronic Data Systems, the fiscal agent for the Arkansas Medicaid program, as a financial analyst examining recipient and expenditure data. Mr. Fletcher also serves on a volunteer basis as the Treasurer for the Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health.