Telehealth Awareness Week Lineup of Virtual Events Puts a Spotlight on the Value of Telehealth

2nd annual Telehealth Awareness Week, September 18-24

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the schedule of events for Telehealth Awareness Week™ featuring insights on the value of telehealth from thought leaders across healthcare. Featured Telehealth Awareness Week virtual events include:


Back to School: Supporting our Children’s Mental Health in our Schools and Communities

Sept 19; 12:00-1:00pm ET Register Here

Let’s Talk Interactive will host a discussion about the mental health crisis facing our children and youth today, focusing on how the crisis came to be and opportunities to make support available to young people and their families.


  • Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Former Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use; Head of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from 2017-2021
  • Elliot Vice, Director, Health Policy & Government Relations, Faegre Drinker; Federal Policy Advisor, ATA
  • Eric D. Hargan, Former Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2017-2018; Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2017-2021
  • Kathy Ireland, world-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and human rights advocate
  • Arthur Cooksey, Founder & CEO, Let’s Talk Interactive (Moderator)


Special Report from the ATA’s Advisory Group on Using Telehealth to Eliminate Disparities and Inequities: How Digital Infrastructure Interacts with Life Expectancy

Sept 20; 1:00-2:00pm ET Register Here

This webinar provides an analysis on the correlation between life expectancy (as a proxy for health outcomes) and internet connectivity. The goal is to provide regulators, legislators, healthcare executives and clinicians a pragmatic set of insights to target and prioritize areas of greatest need (defined by low connectivity and low life expectancy) and using the ATA’s Framework for Eliminating Health Disparities Using Telehealth, create an approach that leverages one of several elements that must be addressed to eliminate disparities.


  • Yasmine Winkler, Director, GEHA Health; Co-chair, ATA Advisory Group
  • Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, Physician Lead, Value-based Care and Innovation, Verily Health Platforms
  • David Smith, Founder & CEO, Third Horizon Strategies (Moderator)


American Medical Association Telehealth Immersion Program: Demonstrating the Value of Virtual Care

Sept 23; 11:00am-1:00pm ET Register Here

Leveraging the AMA’s Return on Health Framework, practices across the nation are measuring the value of virtual care in their organizations. In this session, a variety of practices will have the opportunity to share real-world examples of how virtual care has impacted one or more of the following value streams: (1) clinical outcomes, quality, safety, (2) access to care, (3) patient, family, and caregiver experience, (4) clinician experience, (5) financial and operational impact, and (6) health equity.


ATA Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinars taking place during Telehealth Awareness Week include:


Telerehabilitation: Innovating the Hybrid Patient Experience

Sept 19; 1:00-2:00pm ET Register Here


  • Tammy Richmond, Founder & CEO, Go 2 Care
  • Evelyn Terrell, Director of Telehealth and Special Projects, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital


Global Telehealth – Asynchronous Care Opportunities Around the World

Sept 19; 3:00-4:00pm ET Register Here


  • Dr. Toby Maurer, Owner, Maurer Dermatological Associates/AMPATH
  • Katherine Davies, Trustee and Administrator, Swinfen Charitable Trust
  • Sankalpa Ghose, Swinfen System IT Architect, Swinfen Charitable Trust
  • Dr. Said Fliti, Telemedicine Clinical Operations Lead, Doctors Without Borders
  • Dr. Dale Alverson, Professor Emeritus, The University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics; Co-chair, ATA Global SIG (Moderator)
  • Susan Yamamoto, Telehealth Coordinator, Shriners Hospitals for Children; Co-Chair, ATA Global SIG (Moderator)


Aging on the Move

Sept 20; 11:00am-12:00pm ET Register Here


  • Dr. Anita Szerszen, DO, FACP, VP of Research, Director of Inpatient Geriatrics, Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Dave Ryan, Strategic Advisor, ATA; former General Manager, Health and Life Sciences, Intel Corp.
  • Nancy Green, Senior Vice President, Medecision Marketing & Communications and Aveus Healthcare Consulting; Chair, ATA Healthy Aging SIG (Moderator)


Trend Session: Home Testing Use Cases & Reimbursement

Sept 20; 1:00-2:30pm ET Register Here


  • Dr. Liz Kwo, Chief Medical Officer, Everly Health
  • Dr. Michael Mina, Chief Science Officer, eMed
  • Heather Lucore, Director, Commercial Process Innovation, Quest Diagnostics
  • Chris O’Dell, Executive Director of Digital Health Care Integration, Stanford Healthcare
  • Brandon Johnson, Managing Partner, Nexus Medical Labs; Managing Partner, Vectis Solutions; Co-Chair, ATA Home Testing SIG
  • Dave Ryan, Senior Advisor, ATA; Co-chair, ATA Home Testing SIG (Moderator)


Telemental Health to Increase Equity in Mental Health Care Access

Sept 20; 3:00-4:00pm ET Register Here


  • Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, Senior Medical Director, Mental Health, Teladoc Health
  • Jessica Thackaberry, Clinical Assistant Professor, UCSD
  • Michelle Turner, National Director, Clinical Talent and Delivery, Hazel Health
  • Regan Stewart, Associate Professor and Director, Telehealth Outreach Program, Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program, MUSC
  • Lauren Conaboy, Vice President of National Policy, Centerstone
  • Matt Mishkind, Director, Operations, Military and Veteran Programs, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine; Deputy Director, Johnson Depression Center; Chair, ATA Telemental Health SIG (Moderator)


Home and Community Telehealth: When Patient Care is About More Than Just the Numbers

Sept 21; 11:00am-12:00pm ET Register Here


  • Lexi Silver, President, Alexis Silver Consulting; Chair, ATA Home & Community Telehealth SIG
  • Kathy Duckett, Director, Advanced Care at Home, Home Health Foundation; Vice Chair, ATA Home & Community Telehealth SIG


Telehealth Policy Update

Sept 21; 12:00-1:00pm ET Register Here


  • Quinn Shean, Strategic Advisor, Tusk Venture Partners
  • Megan Herber, Director, Health Policy & Government Relations, Faegre Drinker
  • Alexis Gilroy, Co-leader, Health Care & Life Sciences Practice, Jones Day; Co-chair, ATA Government Relations SIG (Moderator)


Big Telemedicine Experiences – in Tapas-Sized Presentations

Sept 21; 1:00-2:00pm ET Register Here


  • Jonathan Berkowitz, MD, Medical Director, Northwell Center for Emergency Medical Services & Medical Director, Northwell Centralized Transfer Center
  • Laura Meacham, Market Director, Clinical Operations Center, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • Amy Elligsen, RN, Franciscan Health System
  • Kimberley Ott, RN, Clinical Virtual Health Coordinator, Wellstar Health System
  • Sally Eckford, AVP, Virtual Health, Wellstar Health System
  • Julie Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Lisa-Mae Williams, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, Operations Director, Telehealth Center, Tele-Critical Care & Virtual Sepsis Unit, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Tom Bobich, VP Marketing, Hicuity Health (Moderator)


Leveraging IoT and Telehealth in DCTs for recruitment and retention of diverse participants

Sept 21; 2:00-3:00pm ET Register Here


  • Tufia C. Haddad, MD, Chair, Practice Innovation and Platform, Mayo Clinic
  • Gilles Lunzenfichter, CEO, Medisanté Group AG
  • Warren Smedley, Vice President, the Kinetix Group
  • Reginald Swift, PhD, Founder & CEO, Rubix
  • Vera Rulon, Founder & President, Tir Health Advisors LLC (Moderator)


Reaching the Unreachable: Connecting to Patients Past the WiFi Signal

Sept 21; 3:00-4:00pm ET Register Here


  • Patrick Fullerton, DO, CEO, OPTAC-X
  • Gerard Frunzi, Director of Virtual Care, Centura Health
  • Mark Johnson, Chief Architect & Infrastructure Engineer, Health Systems Informatics (HSi)
  • Jason Hawley, VP-HTS, Project Manager, Health Systems Informatics (HSi)
  • Jon Savage, CEO, Care on Location; Chair, ATA Telehealth Technology SIG (Moderator)


What is Asynchronous Telehealth?

Sept 22; 11:00am-12:00pm ET Register Here


  • Steven Dresner, CEO, Walk-In Derm
  • Kathryn (Cristaldi) King, Associate Executive Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Cecily Harris, Deputy General Counsel, Wheel
  • Dotty Pitts, Government Relations Manager, hims & hers; Co-chair, ATA Async SIG (Moderator)


How Digital Healthcare Transformation Affects Patient Access

Sept 22; 2:00-3:00pm ET Register Here


  • Dr. Sarah Pletcher, Vice President & Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist System
  • Elliott Wilson, Chief Virtual Care Strategist, CDW Healthcare
  • Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA


Remote Monitoring 101

Sept 22; 3:00-4:00pm ET Register Here


  • Carrie Nixon, Esq., Managing Partner, NixonGwilt Law
  • Greg Fulton, Market Access Senior Manager, Philips
  • Leslie Krigstein, Vice President, Government Affairs, Transcarent (Moderator)
  • Bill Paschall, Former Vice President, Business Development, Vivify Health (Moderator)


To learn more about activities planned for Telehealth Awareness Week, visit Registration to all ATA events is free and open to the public.


About the ATA

As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models. @americantelemed #telehealthishealth #ATApolicy

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