Schedule

The Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Showcase
is a two-full-day national convention
returning to Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 2-3, 2017.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

3 pm - 6 pm
SPS Registration and Information Desk Open

Monday, October 2, 2017

7 am - 6 pm
SPS Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 8:10 Welcome
Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA, Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Tucson, AZ
Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
8:10 – 8:40 Keynote Address
Telehealth as a Strategic Asset: Are You Ready?

Alan C. Roga, MD, President, Provider Market, Teladoc, Lewisville, TX

MORNING MODULE: TELEHEALTH WINNERS: STRATEGIES THAT WORK

Section Moderator: Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA, Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ
8:40 – 9:10 Saving a Rural Hospital through Telemedicine
James J. Dickson, MBA, CEO/Administrator, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Bisbee, AZ
9:10 9:35 Meet the Service Providers Lightning Rounds #1
Dale Alverson & Elizabeth Krupinski with vendor partners
9:35 – 10:05 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall) sponsored by Avizia
Section Moderator: Alexis S. Gilroy, JD, Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC
10:05 – 11:05 Panel
Finding and Vetting Your Perfect Telehealth Partner
Alexis S. Gilroy, JD, Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Tucson, AZ
Sarah N. Pletcher, MD, MHCDS Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
11:05 – 11:35 Embracing Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Beyond On-Demand
Brian Wayling, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Telehealth Services, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
11:35 12:05 Championing Telehealth Legislation in Your State
Kofi Jones, Principal and Owner, KJ Health Matters, Andover, MA
12:05 – 1:20 Lunch (Expo Hall)

AFTERNOON MODULE: LEGAL AND REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS

Section Moderator: Sarah N. Pletcher, MD, MHCDS Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
1:20 – 2:35 Panel
A Deep Dive into Advanced Telehealth Legal and Regulatory Issues

--Non-Physician Providers in Telehealth: Maureen Cahill, MSN, APN-CNS, AOCNS, Senior Policy Advisor, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL
--Telemedicine Prescribing:
Michael Grafton, Diversion Program Manager, US Drug Enforcement Agency/Phoenix Field Office, Phoenix, AZ
--Using Telehealth to Build Destination Medicine Programs: Nathaniel Lacktman, JD, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL
2:35 – 3:00 Meet the Service Providers Lightning Rounds #2
Dale Alverson & Elizabeth Krupinski with vendor partners
3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall) sponsored by the Good Samaritan Society and Trapollo
Section Moderator: Nathaniel Lacktman, JD, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL
3:30 – 4:00

Understanding Medicare Fine Print
Tracy Schutt, Part B Provider Outreach & Education Representative, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Fargo, ND
Tana Williams, Part A Provider Outreach & Education Representative, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Fargo, ND

4:00 – 5:00 Panel
Coverage and Payment: Negotiating Win-Wins

Claire E. Castles, JD, LLM, Partner, Jones Day, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia Hatcher, National Vice President, Medicaid Products and Innovation, WellCare Health Plans, Tampa, FL
Nathaniel Lacktman, JD, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL
5:00 – 6:30 Networking Reception (Expo Hall) sponsored by GlobalMed

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7 am - 3 pm SPS Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30 8:30
Poster Sessions and Breakfast (Lecture Hall)

MORNING MODULE: MAKING YOUR PARTNERSHIP WORK SMOOTHLY

Section Moderator: B. Tilman Jolly, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Specialists On Call, Reston, VA
8:30 – 9:30

Panel
Show Me the Data! Outcomes and Savings from Telehealth Partnerships
Introduction: Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Tucson, AZ
Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA
, Senior Director, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
Judd E. Hollander, MD, Telehealth Fellowship Director, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Ryan R. McCool, MD, ENT-Otolaryngologist, Section of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT

9:30 – 10:00 Meet the Service Providers Lightning Rounds #3
Dale Alverson & Elizabeth Krupinski with vendor partners
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall) sponsored by the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Section Moderator: Amy L. Waer, MD, Medical Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ
10:30 – 11:00 Successfully Marketing a Telehealth Partnership
Tammy Hatting, MPA, Director of Innovation, Avera eCARE, Sioux Falls, SD
11:00 – 12:00 Panel
Integrating a Telehealth Partner into Your Organization: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Robert Bernstein, MD, MPH, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Carena, Seattle, WA
Chong Jacobs, RN, MSN,
RN Senior Manager, Banner Telehealth, Mesa, AZ
Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Integration, GlobalMed, Scottsdale, AZ
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch (Expo Hall)

AFTERNOON MODULE: NAVIGATING THE RAPIDS OF CHANGING TECHNOLOGY

Section Moderator: Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
1:15 – 1:45 Moving Away From "Platform Agnostic"
Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) Professor of Neurology and Medical Director, Telemedicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, Scottsdale, AZ
1:45 – 2:15 Case Study: On-Demand Digital Health Services
Shauna M. Coyne, Director, IT Innovation, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
2:15 – 2:45 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall) 
Section Moderator: Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Integration, GlobalMed, Scottsdale, AZ
2:45 – 3:15 Integrating Telehealth into Your EHR
Andy Penn, Senior Director, Strategic Business Unit, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
3:15– 3:45 Wearable Sensors and Diabetic Foot Remission
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Director, Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
3:45 – 3:55 Closing
Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA, Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Tucson, AZ
Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

The registration and information desk will be open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday and 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday.

SPS includes Expo Hall lunches on Monday and Tuesday and a networking reception Monday evening. It also includes a poster session/breakfast in the lecture hall Tuesday morning.