Kristi Henderson

VP, Virtual Care & Innovation

Seton Healthcare Family

A healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience as an innovator, health advocate, educator, researcher and clinician. She is the VP for Virtual Care & Innovation for Ascension-Texas Ministry and Clinical Professor of Population Health at the Dell Medical School at UT-Austin. Prior to this role, she served a long career at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where she was the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer. In that role, she led the development of a statewide telehealth program recognized as a national model.

Henderson focuses on the design & development of innovative healthcare delivery models but also on the policy and regulations necessary to advance Telehealth. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on “Advancing Telehealth through Connectivity,” as well as the Subcommittee on Rural Health and the White House Domestic Policy Council. She has made numerous presentations across the country, including TEDx and SXSW, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.

A few of her other leadership roles include service as a board member for the American Telemedicine Association; and the appointment to the Texas HHS eHealth Advisory Committee and the NQF Telehealth Multistakeholder Committee. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Henderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; her master’s degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women; and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi College. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.