Wednesday Schedule          

Registration Open
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Successfully Accrediting Your Online Virtual Telemedicine Program
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This course is designed to provide guidance and assist organizations and stakeholders interested in pursuing ATA Accreditation for direct-to-consumer clinical services. The workshop will focus on the interpretation and intent of the Accreditation Standards and provide tips for preparing a successful Application for Accreditation.

Doug Clarke, Director, Accreditation Programs, ATA        

Southeastern State Policy Town Hall
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm   

State leaders and other stakeholders from the southeast will identify, share and learn about best practices for using telehealth as an economic driver and tool to improve health care delivery, outcomes and cost savings.

Part I: Fostering Innovation and Advancement by Getting Out of the Way
Topics to be addressed include: focusing on propositions of value to enhance coverage and reimbursement, and removing unnecessary barriers to ensure health professional licensure portability and clinical practice rules

Nadia de la Houssaye, Partner, Jones Walker LLP


Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance
Michael Adcock, Administrator, Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
Representative John M. Schroder, Sr. (R-LA), Louisiana State Legislature

Part II: Seizing Opportunities for Interstate Collaboration to Enhance Population Health
Topics to be addressed include: Prevention, wellness, and specialty care networks; Alleviating provider shortage and enhancing workforce training and development; and leveraging state government as a neutral convener


Jenny Smith, MSIS, PMP, Corporate Director of eHealth, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Shawn Valenta, RRT, MHA, Director of Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Hank Fanberg, Director, Technology Advocacy and Innovation, CHRISTUS Health
Sam Head, Senior Consultant, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services         

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

Thursday Schedule

Registration Open
7:00 am – 6:00 pm     
Welcome: The Evolution of Telemedicine and ATA
8:45 am - 9:30 am

A report of the strategic planning efforts of ATA including a look at the future of the industry and a sneak peek at ATA’s Annual Industry Report and Benchmarking Study.


Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Education Session: Do It Yourself Healthcare and the Providers Dilemma
9:30 am – 10:15 am

Talk abounds how consumers, from millennials to boomers, want to control their own healthcare.  From on-site wellness to self-diagnosis and management, a growing number of applications, technologies and services are aimed to do just that.  Traditional providers are increasingly forced to transition from Gods to guides as they deal with his growing phenomena.  Where is this leading and what is the role of telemedicine?  What should you do to take advantage of this trend?

Sidney Welch, Chair, Health Care Innovation, Polsinelli


Amber Humphrey, Director, Telemedicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Laurel Netolicky, Director of Business Development, WEGO Health  

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am - 10:45 am 
Supported by: JedMed 

Education Session: Taking Advantage of Medicare’s Volume to Value Payment Reform for Telemedicine
10:45 am – 11:45 am   

Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement is ending.  Find out how new Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Merit-Based Incentive Pay Systems (MIPS) will soon replace it – with new opportunities for telehealth.  Also, Medicare Advantage plans and accountable care organizations are expanding markets for telehealth.  What opportunities will come for you with this shift from volume to value?

Taylan Bozkurt, Assistant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Telemedicine at Burn and Reconstructive Center of Americas.

Kofi Jones, VP of Government Affairs, American Well
Andrew Watson, Vice – President, International Division Medical Director, Telemedicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Luncheon Session: Outsiders at the Gate – What will disrupt healthcare and what should you do about it?
11:45 am – 1:15 pm  
Supported by: KPMG

Technology innovation from outsiders has completely transformed retail, banking, entertainment and other industries.  Similar disruptions have been attempted for healthcare by many of the world’s largest technology companies with little success.  Today, there are hundreds of companies vying to be the of healthcare.  The speakers will identify innovations that have the greatest potential for altering the way healthcare is delivered and their impact on healthcare and on existing telemedicine programs.  Examples of two such disrupters will be highlighted. What are the likely disruptions that will occur within the next five years? How will this affect the current use of telemedicine? For administrators, how can you help your organization adapt and adopt these new innovations?  For industry, what opportunities does this open up?

Alexis Gilroy, JD, Partner, Jones Day
Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director, Ziegler
Jason Crawford, MBA,  Chief Executive Officer, IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems             
Shaival Kapadia, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Iggbo

Education Session: Providing Consumer-Facing Virtual Care Services: Rent, Buy or Build
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

The advent of direct-to-consumer services provides an opportunity for large health systems to individual physician and allied practices to provide existing patients after-hour services and expand their market.  However, choosing the right pathway to implement such new innovation presents a daunting challenge.  Three panelists will provide their insight on using a licensed platform, partnering with an established firm to provide services or designing and implementing their own service.  How can provider groups and health systems deal with this growing phenomena?  What are the options, the pros and the cons?

Nathaniel Lacktman, Healthcare Lawyer and Partner, Foley & Lardner


   Keith Algozzine, CEO, Upstate Concierge Medicine
   Stephen Jones MBA, Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System – Medical Group

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Supported by: USAC 

Education Session: On the Move - Preparing for a Changing Licensure Landscape 
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Increasing health insurance enrollment, growing patient demand, and uncertain provider availability have created a bottleneck for accessing specialty services.  Yet, there is a renewed multi-disciplinary interest to alleviate this strain by repairing the current state-by-state health professional licensure system.  How are nursing, psychologists, and physical therapists using reformed interstate licensure models to address the challenges of workforce shortages, meet patient demands, and accommodate new models of care?  What is the impact on shortages?  How will this affect interaction between physicians and allied health?

Kristi Henderson, Vice President, Virtual Care & Innovation, Seton Healthcare Family


Janet P. Orwig, MBA, Associate Executive Officer for Member Services, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
Elliot Vice, Director, Government Affairs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Mark Lane, PT, Vice President, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

Recap Roundtables
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm  
Need more clarity on a particular session? ATA's Recap Roundtables are an ideal opportunity to reconvene to further discuss key insights with session subject matter experts. Join these roundtables for an interactive, engaging discussion on how you can apply your takeaways in your practice, organization, or institution.

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Supported by: Jones Walker

Friday Schedule

Registration Open
7:00 am – 12:00 pm    

Keynote: Making Sense of the Nation’s Election with Mary Matalin and James Carville
9:00 am – 10:00 am   

Political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin, two of the nation’s best known political insiders will provide an entertaining spin on what to make of this year’s political contests.  What can you expect to come out of this year’s crazy political season?

James Carville, Political Icon
Mary Matalin, Celebrated Conservative Voice & Former Presidential Advisor

Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Supported by: JedMed    

Education Session: Telemedicine from a Store Near You
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Many of the nation’s largest retail stores are leveraging their brand and using technology to provide healthcare services. Nationwide there are 1,500 walk-in urgent care services operated by the two largest pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens.  All three are using sophisticated technology to provide patient care and track patient records.  More important, all three are looking at the use of telemedicine to expand service offerings and their market share.  Ben Wanamaker, an architect for Walmart’s health services offerings will discuss the company’s current activities and their vision of the future.  What can you expect for the future?  How do such developments present a challenge to local health providers and how they can benefit from them?

Ben Wanamaker, Director of Corporate Strategy, Wal-Mart

Education Session: Scaling Up for Telemedicine
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The time for demonstrations and trials are over for much of telemedicine.  The challenge now for many hospitals, health systems and independent medical practices is how to prepare for full scale, widespread adoption of telemedicine.  What approaches are available?  How to gain acceptance from physician groups?  What are the develop appropriate metrics to use in evaluating the system wide impact of telemedicine adoption?  Where are the landmines and where are the goldmines?

Rich Bakalar, MD, Digital Health Practice Leader, KPMG, LLP