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Comprehensive Health Services Donates $600,000 to Harvard Medical School

Gift Supports Telemedicine Research Fund and Health Care Markets and Regulation Lab

Cape Canaveral, Fla. & Reston, Va. — Comprehensive Health Services, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced workforce medical services providers, made a $600,000 donation to the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy in support of its Telemedicine Research Fund and Health Care Markets and Regulation Lab. According to Harvard, the gift “will allow the department to better understand and analyze the current practice of telemedicine to inform its growth.”

The funding has also been earmarked to support research by the Department of Health Care Policy to tackle issues relating to the Affordable Care Act, including regulation of health care and health insurance, market structure and outcomes, workforce productivity, and evaluations of innovative programs and incentives.

“The Harvard Medical School faculty is uniquely equipped to tackle this complex issue, which is why our company chose to invest in this important research,” said Mel Hall, chairman of Comprehensive Health Services and member of the Harvard Medical School’s Health Care Policy Advisory Council. “It is critical that industry and academia work together to find solutions to affordable health care. Among those solutions, telemedicine is one great option we need to continue to explore because of the enormous promise that it holds.”

Hall was recently interviewed by Harvard Medical School’s newsletter, The Benefactor, about his company’s donation and its significance to the Department of Health Care Policy.

About Comprehensive Health Services

Founded in 1975, Comprehensive Health Services is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services. We partner with Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces. Our technology-driven, flexible health care solutions are capable of providing tailored services to ensure employers can meet the medical needs and compliance issues of their employees anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.chsmedical.com. For news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CHSMedical, LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook