Robert has worked in rural health care for the past 12 years and has spent most of that time heavily involved in telehealth. With the help of a federal grant from HRSA, Robert helped develop telehealth services throughout the region. The initial main focus was adult mental health but has since included other services such as oncology and child/adolescent mental health. The grants allowed for the purchase of equipment into all of the member hospitals. Robert has extensive experience writing and maintaining federal grants, accessing government subsidies for connectivity, troubleshooting, physician relations, and selection of telehealth equipment. Robert has worked in different capacities within Idaho to help improve reimbursement for telehealth services.
Robert holds a master's in business administration and a bachelor's in health care administration from Idaho State University. Robert is currently an adjunct faculty member at Idaho State University, facilitating the health care administration internship program for students.