Speakers Announced for ATA Telemedicine Venture Summit

WASHINGTON – Monday, March. 17, 2014 – A cast of leading industry stakeholders and key policymakers are set to engage with participants at the upcoming ATA Telemedicine Venture Summit on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Baltimore. Co-hosted by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and the law firm of Jones Day, the Summit will be held in conjunction with  ATA's 2014 Annual Meeting and Trade Show. The Summit will provide educational panels with industry experts, structured networking, and individualized matchmaking opportunities for emerging telemedicine, telehealth, and mHealth companies and established private equity, venture investors, and strategic partners. 

In response to asking about his participation in the event, Joe Peterson, CEO of Specialists on Call says “In 2013 telemedicine started passing many “tipping points,” in multiple industry segments, making it a true moment in time to found, scale and invest.  We’ve acted already on this basis, and we’re investing in growth more aggressively than ever.” 

Speakers during the Venture Summit include:

  • Dr. Arlen Meyers, CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
  • Lygeia Ricciardi, Office of National Coordinator
  • Dr. Reed V. Tuckson Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections (formerly Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealthcare)
  • Lucian Iancovici, Qualcomm Ventures
  • Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO, Specialists on Call
  • Yulun Wang, CEO, InTouch Health
  • Dr. Molly Coye, CIO, UCLA Health Systems
  • Mark M. Tomaino, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Damian Gilbert, Fortress Investments
  • Kenyon Crowley, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems Univ. of MD
  • Adam Buckalew, Office of Rep. Harper
  • Lakecia.Foster, Office of Rep. Thompson
  • Dr. Jeffrey N. Hausfeld, Managing Director, FMS Financial Solutions

In reaction to the Summit, another speaker, Mark M. Tomaino, a Senior Industry Executive at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe adds “Telemedicine’s increasing importance to improving the cost and quality of healthcare is undeniable, and the investment community’s participation in the ATA Venture Summit and ongoing partnership with telemedicine companies will be an essential ingredient to realizing its promise.”

Speaker, Kenyon Crowley sums up the event well with his thoughts, "Telemedicine, telehealth and mobile health are reshaping traditional healthcare processes on many fronts; there's never been a more exciting time in this field, and I am thrilled that the University of Maryland's Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) will be participating in the ATA Telemedicine Venture Summit and look forward to the convergence of clinical, research and business insights that will be coming together to yield disruptive strategies and valuable relationships." 

Companies in all stages of growth and development—including early-stage—are encouraged to apply for participation in the mentoring session and scheduled one-on-one meetings (deadline for applications March 21). For information on the selection criteria and application process, please visit www.americantelemed.org/ata-2014/telemedicine-venture-summit.

Investors, strategic partners, and others interested in meeting with selected companies in either the mentoring session or the pre-scheduled individual meetings should register for the event at www.americantelemed.org/ata-2014/pricing-and-registration and email requests to participate in the mentoring or one-on-one sessions to Alexis Gilroy (agilroy@jonesday.com).

Those interested in attending just the educational portion of the Summit need only register for the event at www.americantelemed.org/ata-2014/pricing-and-registration.

For 19 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting and Trade Show has been the premier forum for the intersection of healthcare and communications.  It is the world’s largest meeting and tradeshow for telemedicine, mHealth and telehealth. ATA 2014 will feature 500 educational sessions, over 200 exhibitors and over 6000 estimated attendees. For more information, visit www.ATA2014.org.


Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500, Fortune 500, and FT Global 500. Jones Day established its Washington Office in 1946. Today, more than 250 lawyers practicing in the antitrust, business practice, government regulation, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, and tax areas are housed in a historic office building across the street from the U.S. Capitol.


The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership work to fully integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.americantelemed.org.