Director of TeleHealth @ Massachusetts General Hospital
Sarah Sossong is the Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Telehealth. She leads the design and implementation of new strategies utilizing telehealth technology platforms to support the organization’s transformation of health care. The Center for Telehealth supports comprehensive clinical telemedicine programs across multiple specialties, and in multiple settings—advancing high value care by supporting providers and patients, virtually anywhere.
Ms. Sossong is frequently invited by leading institutions to speak and write on telemedicine, mHealth, and innovation. She has appeared in publications including FierceHealthIT, Healthcare IT News, Press Ganey, and The Boston Globe.
Prior to coming to Mass General in early 2012, Sarah spent seven years at Kaiser Permanente where she managed a wide variety of large scale technology and innovation projects, including the design, pilot, and implementation of teledermatology services across 14 medical centers in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Sarah served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy’s Medical Service Corps at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, the Navy’s largest teaching hopsital. In addition to special projects commissioned by the Admiral related to finance, quality, and access, Sarah oversaw business operations of 13 primary care clinics and the emergency room, which she connected through the implementation of the medical center’s first videoconferencing systems over 10 years ago.
Sarah received her Master’s in Health Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in History and Minors in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies.