Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program, based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has confirmed the speakers for the third national Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS), Oct. 2-3, in Phoenix.

The SPS faculty members are nationally recognized thought leaders, health-care innovators and policy experts. Speakers will offer practical advice on how organizations should get ready for telehealth, including how to vet and select their ideal clinical tele-services partners, champion telehealth legislation, negotiate “win-wins” with payers and integrate offsite providers into their culture and workflows. They also will discuss telehealth outcomes data, understanding Medicare policies, telemedicine prescribing, and technological innovations and changes in the telehealth arena.

SPS 2017 speakers are:

  • David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, professor of surgery and deputy director, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation, University of Arizona
  • Robert Bernstein, MD, MPH, vice president of clinical affairs, Carena
  • Maureen Cahill, MSN, APN-CNS, AOCNS, senior policy adviser, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Clare Castles, JD, LLM, partner, Jones Day
  • Rebecca Cofinas, MPH, founder and CEO, AristaMD, Inc.
  • Bart Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, professor of neurology and medical director, telemedicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care
  • James Dickson, MBA, CEO/administrator, Copper Queen Community Hospital
  • Alexis Gilroy, JD, partner, Jones Day
  • Jason Goldwater, MA, MPA, senior director, National Quality Forum
  • Michael Grafton, diversion program manager, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency/Phoenix Field Office
  • Tammy Hatting, MPA, director of innovation, Avera eCARE
  • Judd Hollander, MD, telehealth fellowship director, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Chong Jacobs, RN, MSN, RN senior manager, Banner Telehealth
  • Kofi Jones, principal and owner, KJ Health Matters
  • Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
  • Nate Lacktman, JD, partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Lauren Lashbrook, business development manager, Mend
  • Ryan McCool, MD, otolaryngologist (ENT), White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Vermont
  • Elizabeth Miller, MS, MBA, state president, Florida, WellCare
  • Andy Penn, senior director, Open Platform and Virtual Care Strategies, Cerner Corporation
  • Sarah Pletcher, MD, assistant professor of surgery and medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
  • Alan Roga, MD, president, provider market, Teladoc
  • Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, system director, telehealth and community connected care, Northern Arizona Healthcare
  • Brian Wayling, MBA, assistant vice president, telehealth services, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Tana Williams, provider outreach and education representative, Noridian Healthcare Solutions

The Service Provider Showcase brings together companies that provide medical specialty services through telemedicine technology with hospitals and health-care providers who need these services to improve patient care and outcomes. Offering a range of medical specialty services and supporting products in a single expo hall, SPS displays the latest trends in clinical telehealth and provides a rich and acclaimed curriculum of information for both service providers and those looking for services. The conference provides a platform to broker partnerships between telemedicine service providers and service users. It features practical talks by leaders from carefully selected telemedicine service provider companies, nationally known experts on telehealth business, and hospital and health-care system C-suite executives.

The Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase is co-hosted by the Arizona Telemedicine Program, the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium. More information about SPS is at and #TTSPS17.

About the Arizona Telemedicine Program

The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) was established in 1996 by the Arizona State Legislature to provide accessible, top-quality health care to rural Arizonans. ATP strongly supports the growth of telemedicine throughout Arizona and provides a suite of services to its member organizations, including clinical, administrative and information technology (IT) support; telemedicine training; facility design; and continuing medical education. More than 60 clinical subspecialty services have been provided through the network, amounting to more than 1.3 million telemedicine cases. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn)

About the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC), a subsidiary of Arizona Telemedicine Program, was created to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest. The SWTRC serves Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, assisting start-up telehealth programs in their development and serving as a resource for existing programs regarding changes in technology and other issues affecting telehealth in the Southwest region.

About the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium

The Four Corners Telehealth Consortium was formed among New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado to serve as a model for regional telehealth collaboration in the United States, unconstrained by geographical or jurisdictional barriers. Representatives of telehealth and health information initiatives in the four states have developed specific collaborative initiatives, including establishment of an interstate licensure process, coordination of a virtual “eHealth” university for distance learning, coordinating the provision of telehealth clinical services representing best practices, and a process for interstate disaster response.

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