Global Telehealth Network
Sep 20, 2023 12:15 PM
Jack Higgins
Global Telehealth Network

Event Location: Community Room Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA


Dr. Higgins began his telehealth activities in 1992, when he conducted a one-year demonstration project providing pro bono consults for patients at a rural clinic in the village of Mad River in the Trinity Mountains of northern California. When the Nurse Practitioner wasn't there, the paramedic who operated the ambulance service would call Dr. Higgins at his office in Chico. Using a rather primitive (pre-Internet) two-way video system over telephone lines, they were able to diagnose and treat most problems, allowing patients to avoid a 4-hour round trip to the nearest hospital emergency room.


Dr. Higgins earned his MD degree from Michigan State University and completed residency training in Family Practice. He later completed a Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, where he focused on development of programs in international telehealth. He has served on the clinical faculties of Stanford University, University of California, Davis and the Western University of Health Sciences.