Scott Simmons is a Healthcare Specialist at Poly with a robust history within the Telehealth space spans from systems engineering to the management of complex research and development projects. At NASA, he spearheaded the first space-certified telemedicine system. In 2001, Scott served as Assistant Director of the ECU Telemedicine Center, where he led the expansion of ECU’s telemedicine network to more than double in size. From July 2007-March 2014 he was Director of Telehealth at the University of Miami (UM), where he was responsible for development and growth of UM’s telehealth programs and services. He led the implementation of a nine-site telehealth program in Miami-Dade Schools; store-and-forward teledermatology services for Indian Health Services (Nashville-Area Region) and two commercial cruise lines, and a multispecialty telehealth clinic in Nassau, Bahamas. Scott led UM’s efforts in establishing telehealth capabilities to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts at the UM/Medishare field hospital in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Scott joined Medweb as Chief Telemedicine Architect in 2014 and served in that role until November 2020.
Scott is a former Treasurer and Board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and currently the Secretary for ATA’s Latin American and Caribbean Chapter. He has presented and published extensively on various aspects of telemedicine and is a member of the editorial board of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal. His research interests include medical data and device interoperability, telehealth applications in humanitarian and disaster response, mobile health, and consumer telehealth.