These sessions are open to all attendees (Please note, CE credit is not available for these sessions)
MONDAY, MAY 4
11:00AM – 12:00PM - Consumers First: Issues and Opportunities
Over the past few years telemedicine services have become available as a direct consumer service. It continues to attract new entrants to this approach from independent for-profits companies, hospitals and even local providers. It has also brought issues with medical boards, health systems and payers. What is the future? Where are the opportunities for growth and the limits to such growth? What is the best roadmap to avoiding obstacles and dealing with the issues that stand in the way?
Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH
Henry DePhillips, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Michael V. Bess, MD
National Medical Director, Telehealth | Optum
1:15PM – 2:15PM - The Growing Market for Specialized Care
The use of telemedicine to provide mental health services, ICU monitoring, hospitalist, dermatology and other specialties are growing. Most specialty services are provided under contract with a traditional provider network as an outsourced services but in some cases compete with local providers as well. What is uncertain is the future growth opportunities. What specialties services are growing in their use of telemedicine? Is the future in this space for independent service providers or a continuing of outsourcing with brick and walls providers? What issues and opportunities face this space?
Woodrow A Myers Jr, MD
VP Strategy and Service Line Development
Specialists on Call
EVP, Clinical Operations
Nima Mowzoon, MD
Paul A Geary III
3:00PM – 4:00PM - Current Trends Driving Telehealth Adoption
The market for telehealth is growing but unevenly. There are new opportunities and changes in the world of medicine and technology. Where are the areas of fastest growth? What are the opportunities for traditional healthcare providers and traditional technology companies to take advantage of this growing market? What are the obstacles need to be overcome and the unique challenges?
Vice President & GM, LiveHealth Online
VP of Government Services
Senior Healthcare Advisor
Head, Marketing & Strategy
4:15PM –5:15PM - What’s Hot, What’s Not – Telemedicine Markets Around the World
The growth and use of telemedicine is a world-wide phenomenon. From sub-Sahara Africa to downtown London other countries are making enormous investments in telemedicine. Where are the hot spots today and in the next five years? What opportunities are available for U.S. healthcare to provide services in other countries? Where are the unique approaches and roadblocks that need to be overcome?
Vice President, Global Sales & Corporate Development
Ron Emerson, RN
Global Director of Healthcare - Global Director Public Sector Market Development
Liu Yong, MD
TUESDAY, MAY 5
11:00AM – 12:00PM - Telemedicine, Video and HIT: Where’s the partnership?
Telemedicine presents a particular challenge for those navigating Meaningful Use II and the future of Meaningful Use III. It involves multiple providers in geographically distant locations often with competing EHR systems that are not interoperable. Older systems are not able to import images or videos as a seamless component of their technology. How can these problems be overcome? How is video being integrated? Are EHR companies entering the telemedicine market or remaining as a technology vendor?
Sunil Budhrani, MD
Amnon Gavish, Sc.D.
Senior Vice President, Vertical Solutions
1:15PM – 2:15PM - Networks and Platforms: Where are We, Where are We Going?
The telecommunications industry has evolved and is looking to take advantage of the enormous opportunities presented in the telemedicine marketplace. Many companies have stumbled, investing in new product launches only to see them fall away. Where are the greatest opportunities that lay ahead? For organizations providing telemedicine and for start-ups in the telemedicine space, how can they best partner with telecommunications companies?
Senior Solutions Strategist & Architect
Business Client Executive
CTO & Co-Founder
Global Practice Lead – Healthcare Marketing & Thought Leadership
3:00PM-4:00PM - OEMs and Resellers – the Future of Telemedicine Devices
With increased scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration, innovations from new entrants, growth in international markets with unique regulations and increased use of off-the shelf products the world of telemedical equipment companies have become increasingly complex and difficult. How do companies respond? Where are the priorities and winning strategies to remain successful and profitable in a chaotic market?
Vice President of OEM and eHealth
Robert M. Kolodner, MD
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer