The state of health care in Round Rock is vibrant, according to healthcare executives from five area medical and academic facilities speaking at the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce "State of Healthcare Power Lunch" on Wednesday, October 25.
Anas Daghestani, MD, ARC CEO & President, joined medical leadership from St. David's Round Rock Hospital, Ascension Seton Williamson, Baylor Scott & White, and Texas A&M School of Nursing, Round Rock Campus, for a discussion of health care in the Round Rock area at the sold-out luncheon.
Access was one of the key topics of discussion. "Access to health care has been a challenge for us, " said Dr. Daghestani. "Even though it's a healthy, growing community, a lot of us are working really hard to maintain access, because we know without access you have a delay in health care."
Among the topics Dr. Daghestani covered were how the use of telemedicine has grown since the pandemic, including the benefits of having NormanMD, ARC's telehealth subscription program, available to all. When asked about the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), he pointed to ARC's successful collaboration with companies such as Notable, AI-based voice recognition software transcription service used by physicians.
ARC, along with the other healthcare institutions, has plans to expand its services in Round Rock with a specialty clinic to be opened in the near future. ARC currently serves area residents in two locations, ARC Round Rock and ARC Sendero Springs.