Hot Topic Roundtables FREE and Open to All
The ATA Institutional Council is sponsoring an afternoon of free, informal roundtables on topics that everyone is talking about. Join the leadership of the Institutional Council and ATA staff who will facilitate the discussion. 1: Internal Awareness and Adoption
What are the successful approaches used to gain participation and support by provider groups, administrators, Boards of Directors and others when starting up or expanding telemedicine services? What works? What does not?
Leaders: Mary DeVany
Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center
Nancy Vorhees, MSN
COO, Northwest Health Partners
Inland Northwest Health Services Sarah N. Pletcher, MD
Medical Director for the Center for Telehealth
Dartmouth - Hitchcock 2: Telehealth and Network Deployment
Hospitals and health systems throughout the United States are in the midst of developing networks, affiliations, partnerships, acquisitions and mergers. Driving this movement is an effort to gain efficiencies and market share. What role does telehealth play in bringing this about?
Leaders: Wendy Deibert, RN, BSN
Vice President, Telehealth Services
Mercy Rachel Mutrux
Director of Telehealth
University of Missouri Telehealth Network
3: Business Models and Sustainability
Institutions need to develop business models that produce sustainability and eturn on investment for telemedicine applications. These models vary from non-profit to for-profit systems and from system-wide approaches to initiatives by small or specialized provider groups. What can we learn from one another about what works and what doesn’t in the growing number of diverse settings?
Leaders: Win Vaughan, MBA
VP, Business Development and Financial Planning
CHI Virtual Health
Catholic Health Initiatives Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-BC, FAEN
Chief Adv. Practice Officer / Director of Telehealth
University of Mississippi Medical Center 4: State Policy
ATA staff will lead this session aimed at providing the current state of state legislative and regulatory policy related to the use of telemedicine. Best practices, Identification of gaps in state policy, areas for legislative and regulatory action will all be covered with opportunities for participants to share ideas and learn from others.
Senior Director of Public Policy
American Telemedicine Association Latoya Thomas
Director of State Telehealth Policy
American Telemedicine Association
FREE and Open to All
Forum 1: Surgical Telementoring
This is an introductory roundtable and organizational meeting led by several leaders in the use of telementoring to provide ongoing instruction in minimally invasive surgery.
James “Butch” Rosser, MD, FACS
Perry S. Bechtle, DO
Consultant in Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Chair, Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Forum 2: Telemedicine Service Provider Forum
The establishment of the ATA Telemedicine Service Provider recognizes the rapid growth and special needs and concerns of for-profit companies employing health care professionals to deliver telemedicine services to patients and consumers. Companies providing remote specialist services, online-based consultations and related forms of telemedicine will have the opportunity to come together, learn from each other and provide a collective voice.
Bryan Ludwig, MBA
Executive Vice President