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Nexus 2024 Full Agenda

This year, we bring together over 60 leading healthcare systems, hundreds of clinicians, and stakeholders from across the industry to explore the future of virtual care. Our agenda is designed to deliver unparalleled value across dollars, time, and content. Discover new and innovative ways to connect and collaborate as we delve into pressing challenges, legislative changes, and the transformative power of virtual care.

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Saturday May 4th
business
clinical
technology
02:00PM – 05:00PM | WORKSHOP
ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing – Day 1

Step into the future of nursing at the ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing, exclusively curated as a pre-conference event to ATA Nexus 2024. Created by nursing executives for nursing executives, this immersive experience is only open to nursing professionals and executives eager to develop actionable strategies and gain the tools necessary to propel their organizations to new heights. The two-day workshop offers a rich agenda of expert-led sessions, real-world case studies, and collaborative discussions.

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Saturday May 4 2:00 – 5:00 PM

2:00 – 2:10 PM  Welcome Opening Remarks

Paul Samargedlis, Senior VP, Business Development and Strategy, ATA
Murielle Beene, DNP, MBA, MPH, MS, RN, NI-BC, PMP, FAMIA, FAAN, Senior VP and CHIO, Trinity Health
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN, CEO, Confluent Health and Chair, ATA

2:10 – 2:20 PM Setting the Stage: Insights Workshop Orientation

Section 1: Building a Healthy Work Environment

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual nursing practices presents both opportunities and challenges. This session delves into the crucial aspects of creating a culture of change within healthcare organizations to effectively embrace virtual nursing.

2:20 – 3:00 PM   Panel: Nurturing Change: Empowering Virtual Nursing Through Organizational Adaptation

Participants will explore strategies for assessing organizational readiness, including evaluating existing structures, resources, and stakeholder engagement. Through interactive discussions, we will identify systematic barriers such as challenges and obstacles that hinder the seamless implementation of virtual nursing, examine essential thought processes involved in crafting a robust change strategy to include defining a clear vision for virtual nursing integration, establishing governance frameworks to ensure accountability and oversight, and fostering sustainability models for long-term success. By sharing insights and best practices, this session aims to equip attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of virtual nursing implementation and drive positive change within their organizations.

Moderator: Lisa-Mae Williams, PhD, RN, CNO, Intercept Health
Amanda Pate, MSN, OCN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing and Virtual Services, Oncology Care Partners
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN, Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing, Ochsner Health
Paul Malito, Nursing Director, Tele-ICU, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital 
Karie Ryan, RN, CENP, CNO, Artisight
 

3:00 – 3:20 PM  Working Group Discussion

3:20 – 3:30 PM   Working Group Report-out’s

3:30 – 3:35 PM   Transition

3:35 – 3:50 PM   Fireside Chat
Noel Khirsukhani, Chief Growth Officer, Andor Health
Jason Swoboda, Director, Innovation, Tampa General Hospital

3:50 – 4:30 PM Panel: Optimizing Virtual Nursing: Strategies for Resource Assessment and Staffing Models

In the evolving landscape of healthcare delivery, optimizing virtual nursing practices requires a comprehensive approach to assessing resources and staffing models. This session offers invaluable insights into effectively navigating the complexities of resource allocation and staffing within virtual nursing programs. Participants will engage in discussions surrounding resource allocation and governance models tailored to support the unique needs of virtual nursing initiatives. We will explore strategies for optimizing staffing within virtual nursing programs, addressing regular staffing challenges where downsizing is not feasible, and fostering flexibility in staffing arrangements. Speakers will share insights in examining key metrics such as nursing hours per patient day and explore modifications to care models to enhance efficiency and efficacy in virtual nursing delivery. Drawing from industry standards such as AACN staffing guidelines and ANA staffing resources, participants will gain practical knowledge to inform their staffing decisions and ensure alignment with best practices. In addition, this session will outline the roles and competencies expected of virtual nurses, competency assessment frameworks and strategies for ensuring the proficiency of virtual nursing staff, thereby enhancing the quality and safety of care delivery.

Moderator: Julie Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Jada Dockery MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CMSRN, AVP SE Resource Team and Virtual Nursing/Observation Services, Atrium Health
Lisa-Mae Williams, PhD, RN, CNO, Intercept Health
Blake Hoegger, Director of Virtual Care, Texas Oncology
Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure

4:30 – 4:50 PM   Working Group Discussion

4:50 – 5:00 PM    Working Group Report-out’s

5:00 PM Close Day 1

5:45 – 6:45 PM Reception at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

 

Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Jeffrey  Hoegger
Jeffrey Hoegger
Director of Virtual Care at Texas Oncology
Lisa-Mae  Williams
Lisa-Mae Williams
CNO at Intercept Telehealth
Julie  Miller
Julie Miller
Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence at AACN
Jada  Dockery
Jada Dockery
MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CMSRN at Atrium Health
Paul  Malito
Paul Malito
Director of Nursing Services, eMedicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Melinda  Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing at Ochsner Health
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Amanda  Pate
Amanda Pate
Director of Nursing and Virtual Services at Oncology Care Partners
Lisbeth  Votruba
Lisbeth Votruba
Chief Clinical Officer at AvaSure
Karie  Ryan
Karie Ryan
CNO at Artisight
Noel  Khirsukhani
Noel Khirsukhani
Chief Growth Officer at ThinkAndor® – Andor Health
Murielle  Beene
Murielle Beene
Senior VP and CHIO at Trinity Health
Jason  Swoboda
Jason Swoboda
Director, Innovation at Tampa General Hospital
06:30PM – 09:00PM | DINNER AND NETWORKING
ATA Annual Leadership Dinner and Awards

Join us for an evening of recognition and inspiration at the Leadership Awards Dinner, a Nexus 2024 highlight held at the elegant Renaissance in Downtown Phoenix.

This prestigious event celebrates remarkable achievements in virtual care, honoring individuals and organizations that have significantly advanced the adoption of virtual care. The ATA Annual Awards recognize exceptional contributions from expanding access to underserved populations and enhancing patient and provider satisfaction to influencing policy initiatives for telehealth services. This gala is not just an awards ceremony; it’s a testament to the transformative power of virtual care and the visionaries who are reshaping healthcare. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the pioneers who are making healthcare more accessible and effective through their groundbreaking work.

6:30PM: Cocktails
7:00PM: 9:00PM – Dinner & Program

Dress: Business or Cocktail

Add on to registration – separate fee required.

Sunday May 5th
business
clinical
research
technology
07:30AM – 01:30PM | WORKSHOP
ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing – Day 2

Step into the future of nursing at the ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing, exclusively curated as a pre-conference event to ATA Nexus 2024. Created by nursing executives for nursing executives, this immersive experience is only open to nursing professionals and executives eager to develop actionable strategies and gain the tools necessary to propel their organizations to new heights. The two-day workshop offers a rich agenda of expert-led sessions, real-world case studies, and collaborative discussions.

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, May 5 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

7:30 – 8:15 AM  Networking Breakfast 

8:15 – 8:25 AM   Day 2 Overview, Discuss Learnings from Day 1, etc.

Section 2: Aligning Your Team for Success

Unlocking the full potential of virtual nursing programs requires a strategic approach to mitigate ROI concerns while ensuring quality outcomes. This session is designed to equip healthcare professionals with practical insights and strategies for navigating the complexities of implementing and scaling virtual nursing initiatives.

8:25 – 8:50 AM  System Spotlight: Houston Methodist

Aroub Khleif, PhD, Administrative Director, Innovation and Ambulatory and Clinical Systems
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS, VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist Medical System


8:50 – 9:30 AM Panel: Choices, Choices: Evaluating Technology and Partner Collaborations 

This session will focus on how to implement successful virtual nursing models by navigating crucial decision points and assembling the right resources. Explore the pivotal choice between buying and building technology solutions, considering organizational readiness and resource constraints. Speakers will share practical steps for standing up wireframes and achieving integration, deciphering technical jargon, and ensuring alignment with nursing needs. Gain insights into assembling the right team and fostering effective communication for successful implementation. Join us to ensure your virtual nursing initiatives are equipped with the right tools to meet diverse healthcare needs.

Moderator: Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Director, Clinical Programs and Strategy, UMMC Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Denise Pimintel, RN, MN, MS, CCRN-K, System Manager, Clinical, CommonSpirit
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS, VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist Medical System
John Sharpe, Principal Product Manager, CommonSpirit Virtual Health
Mauri Williams, RN, MBA/MHA, NE-BC, CSSBB, Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, UNC Health

9:30 – 9:50 AM       Working Group Discussion

9:50 – 10:00 AM    Working Group Report-out’s

10:00 – 10:15 AM   Fireside Chat: hellocare
Moderator: Murielle Beene, DNP, MBA, MPH, MS, RN, NI-BC, PMP, FAMIA, FAAN, Senior VP and CHIO, Trinity Health
Labinot Bytyqi, Founder & CEO, hellocare

10:15 – 10:30 AM   Break

10:30 – 11:10 AM  Panel: Strategic Alignment: Navigating the Path to Success

Discover practical insights for optimizing virtual nursing programs, focusing on mitigating ROI concerns, defining quality metrics, and overcoming common barriers. Explore strategies for sustainable scaling aligned with organizational objectives, ensuring enhanced patient care and long-term success.

Moderator: Barbara Edson, RN, MBA/MHA, Executive Director, Virtual Care Center, UNC Health
Summer Blackerby, MSML, BSN, NI-BC, CNIO, Cox Health
Dawn Hatchew, MSN, RN, C-EFM Nursing Practice Associate, Corewell Health
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN, Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing, Ochsner Health
 

11:10 – 11:30 AM  Working Group Discussion

11:30 – 11:40 AM  Working Group Report-out’s

11:40 AM – 12:05 PM  System Spotlight: Mayo Clinic

Samantha Holligan, MBA, BSN, RN, N.E.-B.C., Nurse Administrator, Mayo Clinic
Holly Martinez, DNP, MSN, RN, Virtual Care Nurse Manager, Mayo Clinic

12:05 PM – 12:45 PM:   Fireside Chat: It’s All About the Data! Exploring the Impact and State of Virtual Nursing – From Research to Quality Outcomes    

In recent years, the integration of virtual nursing into healthcare systems has shown promising potential in enhancing patient care, accessibility, and overall healthcare outcomes. However, understanding its effectiveness requires rigorous research and analysis. This session dives into the realm of virtual nursing research, focusing on its effectiveness and contribution to Return on Investment (ROI) in healthcare settings. Speakers will also share best practices in investigating, compiling and publishing research, data and quality outcomes.

Ann Fronczek, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director UG and PhD Programs, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Binghamton University
Saif Khairat, PhD, MPH, FAMIA, Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

12:45 – 1:20 PM Networking Lunch

1:20 – 1:30 PM  Discussion

1:30 PM  Close

Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
James  Wilson
James Wilson
Virtual Health Specialist at Corewell Health
Sarah  Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation at Houston Methodist
Summer  Blackerby
Summer Blackerby
Chief Nursing Information Officer at CoxHealth
Aroub  Khleif
Aroub Khleif
Administrative Director, Innovation and Ambulatory and Clinical Systems at Houston Methodist
Melinda  Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing at Ochsner Health
Tearsanee  Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Director, Clinical Programs and Strategy, UMMC Center for Telehealth at University of Mississippi Medical Center Center for Telehealth
Denise  Pimintel, RN, MN, MS, CCRN
Denise Pimintel, RN, MN, MS, CCRN
System Manager, Clinical at CommonSpirit Telehealth Network
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Ann  Fronczek
Ann Fronczek
Associate Professor and Director UG and PhD Programs, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Binghamton University
Saif  Khairat
Saif Khairat
Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Samantha  Holligan
Samantha Holligan
Nurse Administrator – Virtual Care at Mayo Clinic
Barbara  Edson
Barbara Edson
Executive Director, Virtual Care Center at UNC Health Care
Dawn  Hatchew
Dawn Hatchew
Dawn Hatchew, MSN, RN, C-EFM, Nursing Practice Associate at Corewell Health West
John  Sharpe
John Sharpe
Principal Product Manager at CommonSpirit Virtual Health
Ann  Mond Johnson
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO at ATA
Mauri  Williams
Mauri Williams
Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at UNC Health
Holly  Martinez
Holly Martinez
Nurse Manager – Virtual Care at Mayo Clinic
Murielle  Beene
Murielle Beene
Senior VP and CHIO at Trinity Health
Labinot  Bytyqi
Labinot Bytyqi
CEO at hellocare
clinical
technology
08:45AM – 12:00PM | DEEP DIVE
Tech Fusion: Revolutionizing Care Delivery Through Integrated Remote Monitoring Solutions

Discover the intricacies of remote monitoring and how it intertwines with cutting-edge technologies to reshape care delivery. This session delves into the interconnection of digital transformation tools with remote monitoring technologies across the entire patient journey, creating new settings for delivery such as Care and Hospital at Home. Uncover insights into reimbursement strategies that transcend traditional codes and delve into settings beyond conventional boundaries. Learn to identify and articulate the Return on Investment (ROI) for a Remote Monitoring program, as we navigate the landscape of evolving care delivery. Discover the intricacies of remote monitoring and how it intertwines with cutting-edge technologies to reshape care delivery. This session delves into the interconnection of digital transformation tools with remote monitoring technologies across the entire patient journey, creating new settings for delivery such as Care and Hospital at Home. Uncover insights into reimbursement strategies that transcend traditional codes and delve into settings beyond conventional boundaries. Learn to identify and articulate the Return on Investment (ROI) for a Remote Monitoring program, as we navigate the landscape of evolving care delivery.

8:45 – 8:50 AM –  Welcome

Carrie Nixon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nixon Gwilt Law
Bill Paschall, Senior Vice President, Growth and Strategic Accounts, Clear Arch Health


8:50 – 9:30 AM  – The Evolution of Remote Monitoring: From Point Solutions to Integrated Care Management

Carrie Nixon, Nixon Gwilt Law
Bill Paschall, Clear Arch Health
Matt Lisovitch, VP Head of Enterprise Sales, ConnectAmerica
Jason Kressel, COO, Hicuity Health
Leanna Fortunato, PhD, Director of Quality and Innovation, Office of Health Care Innovation, American Psychological Association
Lauren Majors, IBCLC, Consultant, Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children’s


9:30 – 10:00 AM –  From Volume to Value? The Reimbursement Conundrum

Carrie Nixon, Nixon Gwilt Law
Grace Chen, LucidAct
Charles Dunham, Greengerg Traurig, LLP
 Blake Marggraff, Lightbeam Health Solutions

10:00 – 10:30 AM – The Intersection of Remote Monitoring and Digital Therapeutics

Carrie Nixon, Nixon Gwilt Law
Jessica Hauflaire, COO, Digital Therapeutics Alliance
Micah McClelland, Chief Evangelist / Co-Founder, Rheumera
Michael Schellhous, Counsel, Nixon Gwilt Law


10:30 – 11:00 AM – Solutions to Tie in Tech Equity and Social Determinants of Health

Bill Paschall, Clear Arch Health
Kathy Duckett, MSN, RN, Clinical Director, Tufts Medicine Care at Home
Dr. Daniel Barbara, CEO, Desert Senita Community Health Center
 

11:00 – 11:40 AM – Integrating Tech for Care in the Home

Moderator: Bill Paschall, Clear Arch Health
Caroline Yang, Associate Clinical Director, Mass General Brigham Healthcare at Home, Mass General Brigham
Ryan Fox, Strategic Director, Virtual Care at Home, GE Healthcare
Chanice Howard, MPH, Operations Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic
John Quattrochhi, Operations Manager, Geisinger

 

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM – Fireside Chat: The Future of Remote Monitoring and Care Delivery 

Jim Mault, MD, FACS, CEO and Chairman, BioIntellisense
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS, VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist 

12:00 PM –  Closing Remarks
 

 

Speakers
Greg  Fulton
Greg Fulton
Market Access Senior Manager at Philips
Leanna Fortunato
Director of Quality and Innovation, Office of Health Care Innovation at American Psychological Association
Bill  Paschall
Bill Paschall
SVP Growth and Strategic Accounts at Clear Arch Health
Sarah  Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation at Houston Methodist
Charles  Dunham
Charles Dunham
Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Lauren  Majors
Lauren Majors
Remote Second Opinion Program Director at the Center for Telehealth at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Grace  Chen
Grace Chen
CEO at LucidAct Health Inc.
Matt  Lisovitch
Matt Lisovitch
Vice President, Head of Enterprise Sales at Connect America
Jason  Kressel
Jason Kressel
COO at Hicuity Health
Blake  Marggraff
Blake Marggraff
CEO at Lightbeam Health Solutions
Jim  Mault, MD, FACS
Jim Mault, MD, FACS
CEO and Chairman at BioIntelliSense
Carrie  Nixon
Carrie Nixon
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Nixon Gwilt Law
Dr. Daniel  Barbara
Dr. Daniel Barbara
CEO at Desert Senita Community Health Center
John  Quattrocchi
John Quattrocchi
Operations Manager, Innovation Operations at Geisinger Health System
Michael  Schellhous
Michael Schellhous
Counsel at Nixon Gwilt Law
Caroline  Yang
Caroline Yang
Associate Clinical Director at Mass General Brigham Healthcare at Home
Chanice  Howard
Chanice Howard
Operations Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic
Jessica  Hauflaire
Jessica Hauflaire
COO at Digital Therapeutics Alliance
Leanna Fortunato
Director of Quality and Innovation, Office of Health Care Innovation at American Psychological Association
Kathy  Duckett
Kathy Duckett
Clinical Director, Tufts Medicine Care at Home at Bodymetrics
Micah  McClelland
Micah McClelland
Chief Evangelist / Co-Founder at Rheumera
clinical
08:45AM – 12:00PM | DEEP DIVE
Dive Into the Future: Disrupting Specialty Care through Virtual Care

This dynamic session explores the revolutionary impact of virtual care across key specialties such as oncology, musculoskeletal (MSK), behavioral health and metabolic care. Discover how virtual care is reshaping traditional approaches, bringing forth innovative solutions, and enhancing patient outcomes in these critical medical domains. Join us as we navigate the transformative landscape, unlocking the potential of virtual care to revolutionize and elevate specialized healthcare services.

8:45 – 8:50AM   Welcome

Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, CEO and Founder, Modern Medical
 

8:50 – 9:15 AM Fireside Chat: The Path to Positive Disruption: How Virtual Care is Transforming Specialty Care

Tania Elliot
Sameer Berry, MD, MBA, CMO, Oshi Health
 

9:15 – 9:40 AM Fireside chat: Fireside chat: Redefining MSK Care through Digital Innovation

This session will explore how digital innovation is transforming the landscape of musculoskeletal (MSK) care. From evaluation to tele-rehabilitation, advancements in digital health are revolutionizing the way MSK conditions are diagnosed, managed, and treated. Speakers will uncover the latest breakthroughs, best practices, and future trends in leveraging technology to enhance patient outcomes, improve access to care, and optimize the delivery of MSK services.

Moderator: Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, CEO, Confluent

David King, President and COO, RightMove
JeMe Cioppa-Mosca, Senior VP, Hospital for Special Surgery
 

9:40 – 10:00 AM Fireside Chat: Evaluating Virtual Solutions in Specialty Care

Moderator: Joseph Kvedar, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-chief, npj Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Senior Advisor, Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Caroline Pearson, Executive Director, Peterson Health Technology Institute
 

10:00 – 10:35 AM Transforming Mental Health

As technology continues to advance, so does its integration into mental health services. In this session, we delve into the innovative realm of virtual care and its profound impact on behavioral health. Speakers will explore the myriad ways in which virtual care is revolutionizing the landscape of behavioral health, from expanding access to services, enhancing treatment options, to overcoming barriers of stigma and distance. Learn about the latest advancements, promising practices, and potential challenges in this dynamic intersection of technology and mental wellness.

Moderator: Jéna Grady, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Gabe Diop, Co-Founder, Rula
Susan Solinsky, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer Ellipsis
Melita King, MD, MA, Principal, Health Management Associates
Holly Dubois, MD, CMO, Connections Health Solutions

 

10:35 – 11:10 AM Empowering Cancer Care

This insightful discussion will explore how virtual care is reshaping the landscape of oncology treatment. From remote consultations to digital monitoring tools, technology is revolutionizing the way cancer patients receive care. Speakers will discuss the profound impact of virtual care on oncology, including increased accessibility, personalized treatment approaches, and improved patient outcomes. Discover the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities in leveraging virtual platforms to deliver comprehensive and compassionate cancer care.

Moderator: Shannon MacDonald, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Mass General Brigham
K.R. Prabha, VP, Strategy, Growth and Innovation, Optum
Chevon Rariy, MD, Senior Vice President, Digital Health, Oncology Care Partners
Leah Rosengaus, MSC, Director, Digital Health, Stanford Health Care

11:10 – 11:35 AM Fireside Chat: Twin Health and Metabolic Disease Reversal 

Moderator: Anuja Vaidya, Senior Editor and Special Events Lead, mHealthIntelligence
Bree Willis, Medical Director, Twin Health
 

11:35 AM – 12:10 PM – Revolutionizing Specialty Care: The Future of Virtual Care Solutions and Tech

Virtual care solutions and cutting-edge technology are redefining the boundaries of specialty care and healthcare delivery. From behavioral health to oncology and musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, the integration of virtual care platforms promises unprecedented accessibility, efficiency, and efficacy in patient outcomes. Furthermore, the concept of global peer-to-peer consultations is transforming the landscape of specialty care, facilitating collaboration and knowledge exchange among healthcare professionals worldwide. Join us as we explore the future of specialty care, where virtual care solutions and technology converge to empower patients, enhance provider collaboration, and revolutionize the delivery of healthcare across diverse specialty areas.

Moderator: Tania Elliott
Sara Gibson, Psychiatrist, Telemedicine Medical Director, BCBS AZ
Charles Fisher, Pt, MPT, MBA, Vice President, Rehabilitation and Performance, Hospital for Special Surgery
Mary Mulcare, MD, CMO, Summus Global
Leah Rosengaus, MSC, Director, Digital Health, Stanford Health Care

12:10 PM  Close

Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-chief, npj Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Senior Advisor at Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Chet  Robson
Chet Robson
CMO at Jasper Health
Tania  Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
CEO & Founder at Modern Medical
Leah  Rosengaus
Leah Rosengaus
Director, Digital Health at Stanford Health Care
Susan  Solinsky
Susan Solinsky
Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer at Ellipsis Health
Melita  Ellis King MD,MA
Melita Ellis King MD,MA
Principal at Health Management Associates
Sameer  Berry
Sameer Berry
Chief Medical Officer at Oshi Health
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Co-Chair, AMA DMPAG; Editor-in-Chief, NPJ Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair and Senior Clinical Advisor, The ATA
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Holly Dubois
CMO at Connections Health Solutions
Sara  Gibson
Sara Gibson
Psychiatrist, Telemedicine Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizon
Mary  Mulcare
Mary Mulcare
CMO at Summus Global
David  King
David King
President and COO at RightMove
K.R.  Prabha
K.R. Prabha
VP, Strategy, Growth and Innovation at Optum
Gabe  Diop
Gabe Diop
Co-Founder at Rula
Caroline  Pearson
Caroline Pearson
Executive Director at Peterson Health Technology Institute
Chevon  Rariy
Chevon Rariy
Sr. Vice President, Digital Health at Oncology Care Partners
Jéna  Grady
Jéna Grady
Partner at Nixon Peabody
Bree  Willis
Bree Willis
Medical Director at Twin Health
JeMe  Cioppa-Mosca
JeMe Cioppa-Mosca
Senior VP at Hospital for Special Surgery
Charles  Fisher
Charles Fisher
Vice President, Rehabilitation and Performance at Hospital for Special Surgery
Shannon  MacDonald
Shannon MacDonald
Radiation Oncologist at Mass General Brigham
business
08:45AM – 11:45AM | DEEP DIVE
The Business of Telehealth: The Biggest Legal Issues You Need to Understand

 

8:45 – 8:50 AM Welcome and Overview

Nate Lacktman, Partner and Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, Foley & Lardner
 

8:50 – 9:10 AM 50-State Telehealth Practice Laws: An Assessment of the Pre- and Post-PHE Landscape 

Quinn Shean, Senior Advisor, Tusk Venture Partners
Jacqueline Acosta, Special Counsel, Foley & Lardner


9:10 – 9:30 AM Influencers and Social Media Marketing for Digital Health Companies

Rachel Goodman, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Jaide Beverly, Associate, Foley & Lardner


9:30 – 10:00 AM Cutting Edge of Digital Health Privacy Law 

Jessica Rigsby, VP of Legal and Compliance, Ophelia Health
Kristen Rosati, Partner, Coppersmith Brockelman
Jennifer Hennessy, Partner, Foley & Lardner


10:00 – 10:20 AM Legal and Reimbursement of Remote Digital Health Technologies (RPM, RTM, Digital Therapeutics, AI) 

Carol Yarbrough, Business Operations Manager, Telehealth Resource Center at UCSF Medical Center
Thomas (TJ) Ferrante, Partner, Foley & Lardner


10:20 – 10:40 AM Multistate Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances 

Nathan Beaver, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Evan Hellman, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner


10:40 – 11:25 Telehealth Joint Ventures, Pilots, and Collaborations 

Eric Yecies, General Counsel, LifeMD
Rebecca Simone, Partner, Nixon Peabody
David Sanders, Partner, Foley & Lardner


11:25 – 11:45 AM Q&A

Speakers
Nate  Lacktman
Nate Lacktman
Partner and Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team at Foley & Lardner LLP
David  Sanders
David Sanders
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Rachel  Goodman
Rachel Goodman
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Jaide  Beverly
Jaide Beverly
Associate at Foley & Lardner LLP
Kristen  Rosati
Kristen Rosati
Partner at Coppersmith Brockelman
Quinn  Shean
Quinn Shean
Managing Director, Tusk Venture Partners and State Policy Advisor at ATA
Rebecca  Simone
Rebecca Simone
Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP
Eric  Yecies
Eric Yecies
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at LifeMD, Inc.
Jessica  Rigsby
Jessica Rigsby
VP, Legal and Compliance at Ophelia
T.J.  Ferrante
T.J. Ferrante
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Nate  Beaver
Nate Beaver
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Evan  Hellman
Evan Hellman
Senior Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP
Jacqueline  Acosta
Jacqueline Acosta
Special Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP
Jennifer  Hennessy
Jennifer Hennessy
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Carol  Yarbrough
Carol Yarbrough
Consultant at Yarbrough Consulting
clinical
technology
08:45AM – 12:15PM | DEEP DIVE
Transformative Realities: The Dynamic Impact of AR and VR on Healthcare Delivery

Embarking on an exploration of the AR and VR landscape, experts will delve into the current state of the industry and discuss how immersive tech can impact healthcare delivery. This program will explore groundbreaking applications of these technologies in pain management, education, surgical assistance, and simulation as well evolving strategies for reimbursement in the dynamic realm of AR and VR. Join us as we unravel the multifaceted elements of these immersive technologies and explore their transformative potential in healthcare.

 

8:45 AM    Welcome
Bob Fine, Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association

8:45 – 9:30 AM   
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Medical VR/AR Expert, Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

9:30 – 10:00 AM 
Giselle Ricur, MD, Executive Director, Virtual Care, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System

10:00 – 10:30 AM       
Habib Noorbhai, PhD, Visiting Professor, MIT and Professor, Health & Sports Science and Director, Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Univ of Johanessburg

10:30 – 10:40 AM       
Break

10:40 – 11:10 AM       
Jonathan Tang, Recreation Therapist, U.S. Department of Veterans Administration

11:10 – 11:40 AM       
Thom Belda, Enterprise Simulation Technology Architech, Mayo Clinic

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM 
Kaitlyn O’Connor, Esq. Partner, Nixon Gwilt

12:15 PM                     
Close

Speakers
Ryan Kingsley
Co-Director of Evaluation at Mayo Clinic
Eric Aaring
HTM Asset Administrator at Mayo Clinic
Robert  Fine
Robert Fine
Executive Director at International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association
Walter  Greenleaf
Walter Greenleaf
Medical VR/AR Expert at Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Giselle  Ricur
Giselle Ricur
Executive Director, Virtual Care at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System
Thom  Belda
Thom Belda
Enterprise Simulation Technology Architect at Mayo Clinic
Habib  Noorbhai
Habib Noorbhai
Visiting Professor, MIT and Professor, Health & Sports Science and Director, Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Johannesburg
Kaitlyn  O'Connor
Kaitlyn O’Connor
Partner at Nixon Gwilt Law
Jonathan  Tang
Jonathan Tang
Recreation Therapist at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
11:00AM – 12:30PM | CASE STUDY
Agora Case Study: Optimizing Quality & Innovation in Telehealth

Delivering a consistent best in class call experience for both physicians and patients can be difficult. Different device types, network conditions, and locations coupled with varying degrees of digital knowledge can make it challenging to optimize call quality for all users. In this session you will learn about best practices to maximize the quality of your physician/patient sessions and we will discuss the digital innovations that can help improve the user experience on your telehealth platform.

12:00PM – 12:45PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA

Feelin’ Alright: How the Message in the Music Can Make Healthcare Healthier

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Stephen  Klasko, MD, MBA
Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA
XIR, General Catalyst; Chief Medical Officer, Abundant Venture Partners; Former President and CEO at General Catalyst and Former President and CEO, Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
12:00PM – 12:30PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Next-Generation Mental Health Care: Defining and Measuring Quality

As the demand for mental health services rises, insurance companies, therapists, clients, employers, and telehealth startups grapple with defining and measuring quality care. In a landscape lacking a unified definition of 'quality,' stakeholders seek to align on value-based care models to ensure effective care delivery and cost reduction. This session will delve into the broader understanding of quality in mental health care, examining how stakeholders can collaborate to establish holistic measurement methods for accurate outcomes assessment. Speakers will also discuss the concept of quality-first care in virtual settings, emphasizing measurement-based care (MBC). Research demonstrates that MBC drives superior health outcomes by enabling faster diagnoses, symptom reduction, and improved care. Telehealth platforms facilitate MBC implementation, offering real-time insights into treatment progress and enhancing therapist-patient relationships. By continually measuring patient experience and therapeutic alliance, virtual platforms ensure a comprehensive approach to care delivery, reducing the risk of dropout and enhancing treatment efficacy. Join us in reimagining mental health care, where quality and access converge to optimize outcomes for all stakeholders.

Speakers
Kate  Mellor
Kate Mellor
SVP and Head of Payer Strategies and Partnerships at Alma
Colleen  Marshall
Colleen Marshall
Chief Clinical Officer at Two Chairs
Signa  Meyers
Signa Meyers
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Rogers Behavioral Health
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
A Pilot Project Addressing Health Care Inequity Among Patients with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a Primary Care Network

This pilot project identified vulnerable pediatric patients ages 6-12 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and explored whether providing a device with stable internet for one year would improve outcomes including access to care through telemedicine in this urban primary care network.

Speakers
Jinyu  Xu
Jinyu Xu
IT Project Scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
AI in Realtime Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

To describe the innovative approach of leveraging AI technology by Aravind Eye Hospital for early detection and intervention of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in rural areas of Tamil Nadu, in the southern state of India, where accessible screening facilities and trained ophthalmologists are limited.

Speakers
Kim  Ramasamy
Kim Ramasamy
Chief Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital
research
12:00PM – 02:00PM | RESEARCH POSTER SESSION VIEWING & MEET AUTHORS
Research Poster Session: Meet the Authors

ATA Nexus 2024 will showcase best practices and practical applications of virtual care technologies, as well as forward-thinking ideas, and innovative approaches to solving healthcare challenges. This year’s Research Track features Scientific Poster Sessions spanning topics within the telehealth, digital and virtual health spaces. Posters will focus on the data, evidence, and case studies driving innovation and building the foundation that will reshape the practice of healthcare. Review our 2024 Poster Session Lineup here

research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Assessing Patient Depression & Anxiety Treatment Outcomes on an Asynchronous Telemedicine Platform

Mental health conditions affect 43.8 million Americans, of whom 60% have not received treatment in the past year due to geography, cost, or other factors.1 The study objective was to describe clinical outcomes of patients with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety managed through an asynchronous telemedicine care model.

1https://www.nami.org/nami/media/nami-media/infographics/generalmhfacts.pdf

Speakers
Gabriella  Farkas
Gabriella Farkas
Medical Director at KMG, Thirty Madison
research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
The Impact of Post-discharge Virtual Patient Monitoring Technology on Readmission Rates at a Tertiary Care Hospital

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been significant advances in telehealthThe focus has been on quantitative physiologic measures, such as vital signs, that are sent to a care team. However, an important opportunity exists to leverage telehealth using patient-reported outcomes and monitoring patient needs. 

Speakers
Nicholas  Toselli
Nicholas Toselli
Emergency Medicine Physician, Healthcare IT/Clinical Informatics Fellow at Orlando Health
clinical
stakeholder
12:20PM – 12:35PM | PATIENT VOICES
Telehealth Policy: The Neuromuscular Disease Perspective

Telehealth policy stands at a major precipice this year as Congress considers whether or how to extend the flexibilities for telehealth granted under the Public Health Emergency. As these considerations begin, it is incredibly important to take note of the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Muscular Dystrophy Association would like to spotlight the incredible impact telehealth has had on the neuromuscular disease community, as these flexibilities have enabled much more robust access to much-needed care, and we look forward to speaking with you about the policy implications therein. 

Speakers
Joel  Cartner
Joel Cartner
Director, Access Policy at Muscular Dystrophy Association
clinical
12:25PM – 12:40PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
TeleWound Implementation in the VA

Hear about the implementation of a nation-wide program centered on TeleWound care. It will review technology utilized including 3D wound imaging, video conferencing, store and forward patient provided images, and secure messaging. The topic will also cover barriers and best practices that have been learned.

Speakers
Broderick  Flynn
Broderick Flynn
3D Wound Imaging Subject Matter Expert Office of Connected Care at Veterans Affairs
12:30PM – 12:40PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Telehealth Technology SIG Showcase
business
clinical
12:35PM – 12:50PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Advancing Dental-Medical Integrated Care: Enhancing Patient Outcomes and Revenue Streams

Explore the transformative impact of dental-medical integrated care, where research reveals a remarkable 27% reduction in risk scores and a 17% decrease in medical costs. This session illuminates how incorporating oral care into telehealth services not only improves patient care but also generates additional revenue, offering a mutually beneficial scenario for companies and patients alike. Key Components of Integration: Reduce the risk of oral disease. Provide a virtual dentist 24/7 wherever/whenever a dentist is needed. Provide quality patient care and accurate assessment, in real time, by a subject-matter expert. Pro-active patient assistance identifying appropriate follow-up care and enabling that appointment. Reduce the number of unnecessary ER visits. Additional Goals for Hospitals: Increase Emergency Room patient satisfaction – No more long waits for emergent oral issues. Relieve ER doctors of Level 1 oral care issues, Reduce opioid Rx risk. EMR/EDR Interfaces/Information, Sharing Oral Health Screenings included in Medical Health Screenings. Patient/Caregiver Educational Materials on Preventive Therapies. Referral Process, Case Management, Warm-Handoffs, Designated Access Appointments, ALL by integrating Oral Health Services in Primary Care. Join this session to understand how integrating oral health services into primary care not only enhances patient outcomes but also optimizes revenue streams while transforming the healthcare landscape.

Speakers
Maria  Kunstadter
Maria Kunstadter
CEO and Co-Founder at E-dental Services, LLC dba The TeleDentists
12:40PM – 12:50PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Healthy Aging Collaborative Showcase
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Disparities of Pediatric Tele-Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mississippi

We assessed the sociodemographic characteristics, healthcare resource utilization (HCRU), and medical expenditures related to tele-mental health (TMH) among pediatric patients at the academic medical center in Mississippi. Our findings revealed sociodemographic disparities in TMH use and underscored the potential of TMH services in expanding access to pediatric mental healthcare.

Speakers
Yunxi  Zhang
Yunxi Zhang
Associate Director of Research, Center for Telehealth; Assistant Professor of Data Science at University of Mississippi Medical Center
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Impact of Advanced Care Planning via Telehealth on Hospitalization-Related Costs for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Disorders

Telehealth can be utilizied for ACP (Advanced Care Planning) as it faciliate having multiple participants joining from remote locations.  Thus conducted, ACP for those patients with Alzheimer's Disease-Related Disorders has been shown to reduce costs for admission and readmission to hospital.    

Speakers
Ian  Choe
Ian Choe
Physician at OptumCare Nevada
clinical
stakeholder
12:40PM – 12:55PM | PATIENT VOICES
Patient Voice: Shannon Sullivan, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
clinical
technology
12:45PM – 01:00PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Conducting Decentralized Trials Compliantly

This talk will discuss the advantages of using telemedicine when executing clinical trials and the legal and regulatory considerations when utilizing telemedicine in the conduct of clinical trials.  Specific topics include: research as the practice of medicine, telemedicine practice standards, and FDA guidance regarding decentralized clinical trials.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to conducting decentralized clinical trials compliantly.

Speakers
Kyle  Faget
Kyle Faget
Partner, Co-Chair Health Care Practice Group at Foley & Lardner, LLP
12:50PM – 01:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Digital Transformation SIG Showcase
clinical
12:55PM – 01:10PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Virtual Hearing Healthcare: Have it Your Way

Traditional follow-up care after an initial hearing aid fitting can be time consuming and inconvenient. Offering hearing aid follow up care virtually has been successful, and even preferred, across all age groups. Emerging tools and technology have enabled dynamic and adaptive options to create a more holistic and personalized hearing care journey. These tools will change the way services are delivered without sacrificing quality of care, In fact, delivering services remotely for hearing aids can even address real-world situations, which are challenging to recreate in a controlled environment, such as an office fitting room. 

Speakers
Jean Anne  Schnittker
Jean Anne Schnittker
Research Audiologist at Sonova AG
Michael  Blackburn
Michael Blackburn
Senior Strategic Software Manager at Sonova
Ananya Herbert
Audiology Manager at Sonova
01:00PM – 01:45PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Tom Lawry

Hacking Healthcare

AI in Health: A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health

 

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Tom  Lawry
Tom Lawry
Leading AI transformation advisor, bestselling author, Hacking Healthcare and Managing Director at Second Century Tech
research
01:00PM – 01:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Pediatric Lung Transplant Center Strategies for Implementing Remote Monitoring

In the pursuit of enhancing the care and outcomes of pediatric lung transplant recipients, we have designed a comprehensive framework for implementing Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), revolutionizing post-transplant care for young recipients.  

Speakers
Logan  Harper
Logan Harper
Digital Health Product Manager at Boston Children’s Hospital
01:00PM – 01:10PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Government Relations SIG Showcase
research
01:00PM – 01:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Algorithm Development Leads to Reduced Risk of Hospitalization: Pharmacist Telehealth Consultations for Patients at High Risk of Hospitalization Shows Benefit

Effective population health management requires judicious allocation of resources to ensure the needs of the most at-risk patients are met. Identifying who is most likely to benefit from a clinical pharmacist’s care further increases a program’s ability to create a positive return on investment. 

 

Speakers
Kristen  Engelen
Kristen Engelen
Chief Pharmacy Officer at RxLive
01:00PM – 02:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Digital Transformation Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
clinical
01:05PM – 01:20PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Unlocking Access to Specialized Healthcare: Innovative Telehealth Service Line Expansion Utilizing Flexible, Hybrid Modelsizing

In today’s healthcare landscape, the demand for specialized medical services continues to rise, leaving many healthcare facilities struggling to meet the needs of their patient populations. Hard-to-fill specialties such as cardiology, rheumatology, oncology, infectious disease, and pediatric neurology often pose significant challenges for healthcare organizations in recruiting and retaining on-site staff. Through presentation of real-world, current case studies, this session will explore utilizing flexible, hybrid approaches to expand service lines to healthcare facilities lacking on-site expertise. This session will emphasize using customized, innovative models to expand access to specialized care, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the sustainability of healthcare facilities, even in the face of staffing challenges.

Speakers
Pamela  Ograbisz
Pamela Ograbisz
Vice President of Clinical Operations at LocumTenens.com and LT Telehealth
01:10PM – 01:20PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Ocular Telehealth SIG Showcase
technology
01:15PM – 01:30PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
The CARIN Alliance Digital Identity and Digital Insurance Card: Enabling Digital Health Information with Less Friction

The CARIN Alliance is a multi-sector group of stakeholders representing numerous hospitals, thousands of physicians and clinicians, and millions of patients and other consumers and caregivers. Specifically, we are promoting the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to gain digital access to their health information via the open Application Programming Interfaces. Working collaboratively with government leaders, the CARIN Alliance seeks to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to easily get, use, and share their digital health information when, where, and how they want to achieve their goals. With a membership composed of consumers and patients and caregiver organizations, health care entities, health information technology developers and others, this alliance is uniquely positioned at the intersection of public and private organizations to advance the development of person-centered, value-driven health care through the adoption of consumer-directed health information exchange. This session will feature the CARIN Digital Insurance Card, that enables consumers and authorized caregivers to access more of their digital health information with less friction.

Speakers
Ryan  Howells
Ryan Howells
Principal, Leavitt Partners & Executive Director, The CARIN Alliance
research
01:20PM – 01:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Observational Study of Telemedicine Travel Distance Indicates Annual U.S. Carbon Emissions Savings of 1.4 Million Metric Tons

We determined the car travel distance between participants in a large, proportional sample of U.S. telemedicine sessions using Google distance matrix, as the basis for estimating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions costs and savings associated with telemedicine.

Speakers
Mollie  Cummins
Mollie Cummins
Professor at University of Utah
01:20PM – 01:30PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Telemental Health SIG Showcase
research
01:20PM – 01:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Enhanced Accessibility and Impact of the Intermountain Connect Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) Program: A Comprehensive Examination of a Virtual Behavioral Health Intervention

This study evaluates the efficacy and innovative interventions of the CCBH Program in delivering virtual behavioral health services. It explores volumes, time and travel savings, patient-reported outcomes, and improved accessibility and quality of behavioral health services since November 2020, offering critical insights into the program’s substantial impact.

Speakers
Tim  Lovell
Tim Lovell
Operations Director – Connect Care at Intermountain Health
technology
01:25PM – 01:40PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Today’s Use Cases for Medical Wearables in Telemedicine

The rise of telemedicine drives the adoption of wearable technologies to collect objective data at home to monitor and diagnose patients. This data enables a richer remote conversation between the providers and patients, and empowers patients and caregivers in a way that supports healthcare decentralization. This session will explore examples of the use of medical wearables with different patient populations, lessons learned, and what the future looks like in two, five, and ten years from now.

Speakers
Pierre-Alexandre  Fournier
Pierre-Alexandre Fournier
CEO at Hexoskin
01:30PM – 02:00PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Brennan Spiegel, MD

VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Brennan  Spiegel
Brennan Spiegel
Director of Health Services Research; Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science, and the George and Dorothy Gourrich Chair in Digital Health Ethics at Cedars-Sinai
01:35PM – 01:55PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
How AI in Healthcare Will Change the Patient Experience

As the shortage of primary care physicians continues to climb, the demand for care has placed ever-larger workloads on doctors today, resulting in burnout and putting optimal patient care at risk. This unnecessary burden is finding some relief in the application of AI technology to remove excessive administrative tasks from doctor/patient interactions, making them less transactional and more personal. Many providers today are evaluating how to effectively integrate AI solutions to help streamline workflows, such as recording and transcribing a conversation between a doctor and a patient, but also summarize, organize and tag it – even utilizing generative AI to propose subsequent actions or treatment strategies grounded in established knowledge repositories. – giving doctors more time and energy to provide the very best care and to form the close relationships with patients that are so valuable to patient-centered outcomes.

This session will explore the rise in AI in healthcare and how it can make all the difference for both providers, staff and, most importantly, their patients. Takeaways will include:

• Where to start – how to choose the best provider, from best of breed to a single, integrated solution

• Best practices for integrating AI technology into an existing tech stack

• How to overcome barriers to adoption among staff and patients

Speakers
Amitha  Pulijala
Amitha Pulijala
Vice President of Product, APIs and Partnerships at Vonage
Dr. Esteban  López
Dr. Esteban López
CMO at doxy.me
research
01:40PM – 01:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Standardized Virtual Clinic Support Improves Efficiency and Access to Video Visits

Virtual visits involve different workflows than in-person visits.  We hypothesized that providing virtual visit support by a centralized team, staffed by nurses and medical assistants trained in standardized processes for virtual visit preparation, technical support, patient intake, and wrap-up tasks, would improve efficiency and access compared to usual virtual care support.

Speakers
Blake  Cameron
Blake Cameron
Medical Director, Digital Strategy Office at Duke University Health System
research
01:40PM – 01:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Patient Experiences and Values of Telemedicine Visits for Living Kidney Donor Evaluation: A Qualitative Study

Over 130,000 patients with kidney failure in the United States await kidney transplantation. Living kidney donation reduces the wait time and provides superior graft and patient survival. Yet, the number of donors has declined over the last two decades. Access to transplant centers can become a barrier for willing donors.

Speakers
Fawaz  Al Ammary
Fawaz Al Ammary
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Services Researcher at University of California Irvine
business
01:45PM – 02:05PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Strategies for Market Access, Building Payor Coverage, Adapting to Changing Payor Policies and Maximizing Reimbursement

We are in a consumer-driven healthcare environment, with technology-powered convenience at the forefront of patients’ expectations. Speakers from XiFin will provide an overview of key macro healthcare trends creating new avenues for growth and profitability in telehealth, home health, and remote patient monitoring sectors, tips on adapting business strategies to an ever-changing reimbursement landscape and how to maximize market access, payor coverage, and reimbursement while keeping the cost to collect low.

Speakers
Harley  Ross
Harley Ross
Chief Commercial Officer at XiFin Inc.
Clarisa  Blattner
Clarisa Blattner
Clarisa D. Blattner, CCS, CPC, Senior Director, Revenue and Payor Optimization at XiFin, Inc.
02:00PM – 02:10PM | GENERAL SESSION
Welcome to ATA Nexus Day 1!
Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Sree  Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health; Incoming Chair at ATA Board of Directors
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Ann  Mond Johnson
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO at ATA
Sree  Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health; Incoming Chair at ATA Board of Directors
02:10PM – 02:30PM | HEADLINER
Headliner: Dr. Sree Chaguturu
Speakers
Sree  Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health; Incoming Chair at ATA Board of Directors
Sree  Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health; Incoming Chair at ATA Board of Directors
policy
02:30PM – 02:50PM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Ensuring Access for All – A Fireside Chat with Dr. Sara Salek
This conversation will center on Medicaid’s role in ensuring access to virtual care for underserved populations, emphasizing the principle of leaving no one behind.
Speakers
Sara  Salek, MD
Sara Salek, MD
CMO at Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS)
Sara  Salek, MD
Sara Salek, MD
CMO at Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS)
Kyle  Zebley
Kyle Zebley
Senior Vice President, Public Policy, the ATA and Executive Director at ATA Action
technology
02:50PM – 03:35PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Empowering Change: Making AI Transformation Real and Impactful

In an era saturated with AI buzzwords and promises, separating hype from genuine value has become paramount for health leaders seeking tangible results. This session delves into the essential components necessary for AI to deliver measurable impact at scale within the healthcare sector. Through real-world lessons and experiences, speakers will share invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of AI transformation. From initial implementation hurdles to sustaining long-term success, attendees will gain actionable strategies and best practices for leveraging AI effectively in healthcare and driving meaningful organizational change.

Speakers
Geeta  Nayyar, MD, MBA
Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Technologist, and Bestselling Author at RadiantGraph
K.R.  Prabha
K.R. Prabha
VP, Strategy, Growth and Innovation at Optum
Tom  Lawry
Tom Lawry
Leading AI transformation advisor, bestselling author, Hacking Healthcare and Managing Director at Second Century Tech
Reed  Tuckson
Reed Tuckson
Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections LLC and Member at The Coalition for Trust in Health & Science
Geeta  Nayyar, MD, MBA
Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Technologist, and Bestselling Author at RadiantGraph
Ankur  Teredesai
Ankur Teredesai
CEO, CuZen, Inc. and Professor, Healthcare AI at University of Washington
technology
03:35PM – 03:55PM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Expanding Realities: AR and VR’s Potential for Virtual Care – Dr. Brennan Spiegel

Join us for an enlightening session featuring Dr. Brennan Spiegel, renowned expert and Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai, as he shares his visionary insights into the transformative potential of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Medical Extended Reality (MXR) in healthcare. Gain invaluable insights from one of the industry's leading experts and discover how these emerging technologies are poised to revolutionize healthcare as we know it.

Speakers
Nate  Lacktman
Nate Lacktman
Partner and Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team at Foley & Lardner LLP
Brennan  Spiegel
Brennan Spiegel
Director of Health Services Research; Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science, and the George and Dorothy Gourrich Chair in Digital Health Ethics at Cedars-Sinai
business
03:55PM – 04:15PM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Embracing Risk: Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Dr. Stephen Klasko

Join Dr. Stephen Klasko as he challenges the status quo in healthcare by advocating for the importance of taking risks. Drawing from his extensive experience, Dr. Klasko, joined by Jessica DaMassa, will discuss how the reluctance to embrace innovation poses the biggest risk for health systems today. Looking ahead to 2034, he will offer insights into the transformative changes that will define the healthcare landscape. Participants will explore key trends, technologies, and societal shifts shaping the future of healthcare delivery.

Speakers
Stephen  Klasko, MD, MBA
Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA
XIR, General Catalyst; Chief Medical Officer, Abundant Venture Partners; Former President and CEO at General Catalyst and Former President and CEO, Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Jessica  DaMassa
Jessica DaMassa
Executive Producer & Host at WTF Health – What`s the Future, Health?
04:00PM – 05:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Ocular Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
technology
04:15PM – 04:30PM | EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT
Measuring Return on Innovation: Mastering the Execution of Inpatient Virtual Care Delivery

Join Shiv Gopalkrishnan, Philips EMR & Care Management Business Leader for an executive spotlight hosted by Helen Hughes MD, Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, as they share their insights on the importance of revolutionizing inpatient care delivery through innovative telehealth solutions with immediate, measurable impact.

 

Speakers
Helen  Hughes, MD, MPH
Helen Hughes, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine and Asst. Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Shiv  Gopalkrishnan
Shiv Gopalkrishnan
Business Unit Leader EMR & Care Management and Informatics Excellence Leader, Philips Enterprise Informatics Business, Philips Healthcare and Health Technology Executive | P&L Leader | Advisor at Philips
Helen  Hughes, MD, MPH
Helen Hughes, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine and Asst. Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine
technology
04:40PM – 05:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Unlocking AI’s Potential: A Guide to Effective Clinical Implementation
Speakers
Elliott  Wilson
Elliott Wilson
Principal at Flying Pig Consulting
Leah  Rosengaus
Leah Rosengaus
Director, Digital Health at Stanford Health Care
Shawn  Crouch
Shawn Crouch
Executive Director, Virtual Health at University of Kentucky
Praneetha  Elugunti
Praneetha Elugunti
Operations Administrator at Mayo Clinic Arizona
Katie  Reget
Katie Reget
Senior Program Specialist at Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
clinical
04:40PM – 05:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Navigating the Thin Line: Direct-to-Consumer Strategies in Healthcare – Balancing Consumerism and Patient-Centricity
In an era of evolving healthcare dynamics, the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) approach has gained momentum, reshaping the traditional patient-provider relationship. This session will delve into the intricate balance required when engaging with consumers in the healthcare space, considering their dual roles as customers and patients, technological innovations in DTC healthcare, ethical considerations and challenges associated with marketing healthcare directly to consumers and building trust in DTC interactions.
Speakers
Patrick  Carroll, MD
Patrick Carroll, MD
CMO at hims and hers
Melynda  Barnes
Melynda Barnes
CMO at Ro
Patrick  Carroll, MD
Patrick Carroll, MD
CMO at hims and hers
David  Futoran
David Futoran
Co-Founder and CEO at Honeydew
Stuart  Blitz
Stuart Blitz
Co-Founder/COO at Hone Health
Eugene  Borukhovich
Eugene Borukhovich
Co-Founder and COO at YourCoach.Health
clinical
04:40PM – 05:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Deference to Clinical Indication: An Important Factor for Reproductive Healthcare

Deference to clinical indication is a core tenant of ensuring telehealth is fully integrated into the healthcare system.  It ensures that patients have medically appropriate access to telehealth care and that medically unnecessary in-person requirements are avoided.  This is especially important when considering stigmatized services, such as sexual & reproductive healthcare as telehealth presents great opportunities to address outcome disparities based on geography, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc..  This panel will review the myriad ways that telehealth in the reproductive health spectrum can benefit patient care, including the potential impact on maternal mortality, and review the importance of this central tenant of telehealth to ensure expanded access to timely care and cost savings.

Speakers
Dana  Northcraft
Dana Northcraft
Founding Director at RHITES (Reproductive Health Initiative for Telehealth Equity & Solutions)
Kate  Steinle
Kate Steinle
Chief Clinical Officer at Folx Health
Serena  Chen
Serena Chen
VP & Co-founder at Doctors for Fertility
Amanda  Williams
Amanda Williams
Clinical Innovation Advisor at California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University
clinical
technology
04:40PM – 05:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Beyond Walls: Designing the Hospital Room of the Future and Virtual Care’s Pivotal Role

In an era where healthcare leaders are tasked with stabilizing workforces, reducing burnout, and enhancing patient experiences while managing costs, the integration of cutting-edge technology has become paramount. In this session, we’ll explore the hospital room of the future. From telemedicine breaking down geographical barriers to AI revolutionizing patient monitoring, this panel will delve into the transformative power of innovation. Speakers will explore virtual care’s role in reshaping specialist and inpatient care, how real-time translation technology is fostering health equity by breaking language barriers, the role of AI-driven telehealth solutions to enhance patient monitoring, reducing falls, and optimizing resource allocation – empowering caregivers to focus on personalized patient care,  and the future of AI with ambient intelligence to facilitate proactive care delivery and enhance human interaction in healthcare settings. Join us in envisioning the hospital room of the future, where technology serves as a catalyst for transformative care delivery, fostering better outcomes for patients and providers alike.

Speakers
Alan  Pitt
Alan Pitt
CEO & Co-founder at Vitalchat
Sarah  Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation at Houston Methodist
James  McElligott
James McElligott
Executive Medical Director, Center for Telehealth at MUSC
Alfredo  Morales, MD, MHA
Alfredo Morales, MD, MHA
System Director of Virtual Care at North Mississippi Health System
Robin  Shepherd
Robin Shepherd
Vice President, System & Chief & Nurse & Executive at Banner Health
clinical
technology
04:40PM – 05:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
The Virtual Patient Experience: Improving Patient & Consumer Outcomes
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has become pivotal in reshaping patient experiences. This panel discussion dives into the realm of virtual healthcare, exploring its potential to enhance and optimize patient and consumer experiences and outcomes while emphasizing convenience, affordability, and empowerment, tying in responsible AI innovation and strategies for enhancing engagement.
Speakers
Jacqueline  Darna
Jacqueline Darna
Founder & CEO at Intellidoc
Amanda  Bury
Amanda Bury
Chief Commercial Officer at Infermedica
Kate  Baars
Kate Baars
Executive Director, Virtual Care & Digital Health at Providence
Stacy  Lloyd
Stacy Lloyd
Director of Digital Health & Operations at AMA
Ben  Leonard
Ben Leonard
Congressional Health Care Reporter at Politico
business
clinical
05:00PM – 06:30PM | DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING
AMA Physician Innovation Network

The AMA Physician Innovation Network (PIN) connects industry stakeholders who work collaboratively to bring better solutions to the market. Join us to network with leading physicians and discuss topics with like-minded physicians around scaling digitally enabled care, physician leadership and entrepreneurship, and what’s needed to implement, scale and evaluate telehealth. 

Speakers
Russell  Libby
Russell Libby
Pediatric/Internal Medicine, Founder at Virginia Pediatric Group
Hansa  Bhargava
Hansa Bhargava
Pediatrician, Chief Clinical Strategy and Innovaion at Healio
Alfred  Atanda
Alfred Atanda
Pediatric Ortho, Director at Center for Sports Medicine
Tom  Kim
Tom Kim
Psychiatry, CMO at Noma Therapy
Oren  Mechanic
Oren Mechanic
CMO at eMed
Salman  Hirani
Salman Hirani
Internal Medicine, Director of Innovation at AAPM
Weston  Ferror
Weston Ferror
Psychiatrist, President at Weston Ferror, MD Incorp.
Eli  Lourie
Eli Lourie
Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics, Associate Professor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Faihan  Faroquiu
Faihan Faroquiu
Head of Medical Affairs, Guaranteed at VBC End of Life Care
Greg  Goodman
Greg Goodman
Internal Medicine, Medical Director at Maribel Health
business
clinical
technology
05:40PM – 06:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Rural Renaissance: The Journey to Transform Rural Health
Explore innovative virtual care models that are breaking barriers and expanding access to healthcare in rural communities. Speakers will share policy considerations unique to rural care, understanding the challenges and opportunities in this distinct landscape, and share insights, strategies, and collaborative visions to shape a healthier and more accessible tomorrow for rural populations. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion on revolutionizing healthcare delivery in underserved areas.
Speakers
Natalia  Hatathli
Natalia Hatathli
Chief Ancillary Officer at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Jaleen  Johnson
Jaleen Johnson
Program Manager at The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Jade  Le
Jade Le
Chief of Infectious Disease at Access TeleCare
Darshak  Sanghavi
Darshak Sanghavi
Program Manager, Resilient Systems at ARPA-H
Shawn  Williams
Shawn Williams
VP of Government Affairs and Strategy at Pacific Dataport
clinical
policy
05:40PM – 06:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Unveiling Paths: Advancing Mental Health Care for All

This engaging discussion will shine a light on the pressing issues surrounding mental health care, featuring experts from various fields. From substance use therapy and advocating for mental well-being legislation to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, our panelists will explore the challenges and opportunities in reaching underserved and minority communities. We'll delve into the importance of creating a unified model for mental health care and the crucial role of innovative therapies and Medicaid coverage for substance use disorder (SUD). Additionally, we'll examine how virtual health technologies can expand access to care, ensuring that everyone has the support they need for their mental well-being. Don't miss this insightful conversation on building a more inclusive and effective mental health care system for all.

Speakers
Sara  Salek, MD
Sara Salek, MD
CMO at Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS)
Lauren  Finke
Lauren Finke
Senior Director of Policy at The Kennedy Forum
Sara  Salek, MD
Sara Salek, MD
CMO at Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS)
Jeremy  Bloom
Jeremy Bloom
President & CEO at NorthSight Recovery
Carson  Domey
Carson Domey
Mental Health Advocate and Founder at Carson’s Crew
Tym  Rourke
Tym Rourke
Vice President of People and Senior Director at Third Horizon Strategies
clinical
technology
05:40PM – 06:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Thriving Through the Years: The Changing Models of Care for the Aging Population and the Use of Telehealth

Prior to and since the pandemic, healthcare has experienced an increasing shift in the types of care models being offered to the aging population. Hospital-at-Home, Value Based Care Providers, Palliative, and Hospice Care programs are key models serving this aging community and have incorporated the use of telehealth to promote clinical outcomes and mitigate logistical complexity. We will discuss these models, how telehealth is operationalized, and how telehealth data is being used to support the delivery of timely and effective care.

Speakers
Natalie  Sheahan
Natalie Sheahan
Director, Village at Home and Risk Programs at Village Medical
Nancy  Green
Nancy Green
Founder & Chief Growth Officer at The SAA Group, LLC
Tahir  Haque
Tahir Haque
Senior Medical Director at Biofourmis
Rich  Curry
Rich Curry
VP, Business Development at Health Recovery Solutions
Cristine  Oropez
Cristine Oropez
Senior Vice President, Specialty Care and aCMO at ConcertoCare
Natalie  Sheahan
Natalie Sheahan
Director, Village at Home and Risk Programs at Village Medical
technology
05:40PM – 06:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Decoding Interoperability: Whose Needs Drive Patient Data Integration?

Unlocking the full potential of telehealth and virtual care hinges on seamless data integrations and interoperability. Despite the buzz surrounding interoperability, many healthcare institutions still grapple with disjointed systems.Industry experts will shed light on the hurdles obstructing interoperability progress and explore the tangible impacts of data silos on telehealth programs and patient care quality. Gain valuable perspectives on safeguarding patient data while enhancing accessibility to empower patients and optimize their healthcare experiences.

Speakers
Kristen  Valdes
Kristen Valdes
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at b.well Connected Health
Nijay  Patel
Nijay Patel
Chief Technology Officer at AmplifyMD
Ryan  Howells
Ryan Howells
Principal, Leavitt Partners & Executive Director, The CARIN Alliance
Ardy  Arianpour
Ardy Arianpour
CEO and Co-Founder at SEQSTER
Thomas  Mason
Thomas Mason
Chief Medical Officer at Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS
clinical
05:40PM – 06:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Children First: Virtual Solutions to Optimize Pediatric Outcomes
Speakers
Ricardo  Munoz
Ricardo Munoz
Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine and Executive Director, Telemedicine at Children’s National Hospital
Victoria  Ames
Victoria Ames
Senior Director, Telehealth at Cincinnati Children’s
Patricia  Hanrahan
Patricia Hanrahan
Sr Product Manager, Provider Virtual Care at Boston Children’s Hospital
Jess  Boyle
Jess Boyle
Senior Director of Digital Transformation for Clinical Care, Health Informatics, Digital Health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Amy  Back
Amy Back
Executive Director, Pediatric Telehealth at Intermountain Healthcare
06:30PM – 09:30PM
Casino Night

Step into a night of exhilaration and high spirits at Nexus 2024’s Casino Night! This dazzling evening promises a thrilling blend of classic casino games, from blackjack to roulette, all set in a vibrant atmosphere. Mingle with fellow attendees, enjoy light-hearted competition, and try your luck at winning big. It’s not just about the games; it’s about the unforgettable memories you’ll create. Don’t miss out on this exciting and entertaining highlight of Nexus 2024!

Monday May 6th
07:20AM – 08:15AM
ATA SIG Breakfast (Special Interest Group)
08:15AM – 08:30AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Integrating Digital Healthcare: Global Successes and Challenges

Join Dr. Alain Labrique of the WHO as he explores the critical need for integrating digital healthcare worldwide. Discover the successes and obstacles faced on a global scale, with insights into key achievements and pressing challenges. Gain perspectives on achieving comprehensive integration in the dynamic landscape of digital healthcare, and contribute to the dialogue on shaping its future.

Speakers
Dr. Rajendra  Pratap Gupta
Dr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Chairman at Digital Health Associates
Dr. Alain  Labrique
Dr. Alain Labrique
Director, Dept of Digital Health & Innovation at World Health Organization
business
technology
08:30AM – 08:50AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Transforming Healthcare: A Fireside Chat with Clare Martorana, Federal CIO

Join us for an engaging fireside chat with Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer at The White House, and Ardy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder, Seqster, as we delve into pivotal topics shaping the future of healthcare delivery. From telehealth advancements to regulatory oversight and research and development initiatives, discover how the federal government is prioritizing the delivery of services to the American public in ways that align with their preferences. Gain insights into the intricate depth of the federal ecosystem, explore the role of AI in healthcare innovation, and learn about strategies for fostering patient involvement in their own healthcare journey. Explore critical issues such as data privacy, transparency, and security, and delve into the principles of human-centered policy design. Uncover the importance of cybersecurity measures in safeguarding healthcare systems and reaffirm the collective commitment to working for the patient’s best interests.

Speakers
Clare  Martorana
Clare Martorana
Federal Chief Information Officer at The White House | OMB
Ardy  Arianpour
Ardy Arianpour
CEO and Co-Founder at SEQSTER
clinical
08:50AM – 09:10AM | CEO SPOTLIGHT
Virtual Nursing: The Current State and Its Future

Discover how virtual nursing improves patient safety, nurse satisfaction, and saves costs in healthcare. Hellocare CEO Labinot Bytyqi will share his insights into and vision for the future of healthcare delivery.

Speakers
Ann  Mond Johnson
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO at ATA
Labinot  Bytyqi
Labinot Bytyqi
CEO at hellocare
business
clinical
technology
09:10AM – 09:40AM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Catalyzing Change: Transformative Partnerships between Technologists, Caregivers, and Capital

Strategic partnerships are key to addressing the biggest challenges in healthcare and achieving your goals. This innovative panel featuring leaders from General Catalyst, OSF HealthCare and Fabric will focus on how partnerships can create a more proactive, affordable, and equitable care system.

Speakers
Stephen  Klasko, MD, MBA
Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA
XIR, General Catalyst; Chief Medical Officer, Abundant Venture Partners; Former President and CEO at General Catalyst and Former President and CEO, Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Holly  Maloney
Holly Maloney
Managing Partner at General Catalyst
Aniq  Rahman
Aniq Rahman
CEO at Fabric
Brandi  Clark
Brandi Clark
VP, Digital Care at OSF OnCall
Robert  Pearl
Robert Pearl
Former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente) and Bestselling Author
clinical
09:40AM – 10:00AM | CEO SPOTLIGHT
Three CEOs on AI and Virtual Care: Daily, Veradigm, and ScienceIO Fireside Chat

Daily CEO Kwindla Hultman Kramer leads a discussion with Dr. Yin Ho, CEO of Veradigm (formerly Allscripts) and Will Manidis, Science IO CEO, on the near-future of data-enriched healthcare, virtual care, and AI. Veradigm recently acquired ScienceIO, and is building generative AI — including ScienceIO’s healthcare-specific Large Language Models — into its solutions serving over 400,000 providers and 200 million patients. The panel will consider how AI can contribute to not just efficiency but efficacy of care, as well as how virtual care clinicians and leaders can contribute to the discussions around AI.

Speakers
Aaron  Maguregui
Aaron Maguregui
Digital Health Attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP
Yin  Ho
Yin Ho
CEO at Veradigm
Will  Manidis
Will Manidis
SVP AICOE at Veradigm
Kwindla  Hultman Kramer
Kwindla Hultman Kramer
CEO at Daily
Yin  Ho
Yin Ho
CEO at Veradigm
Will  Manidis
Will Manidis
CEO at ScienceIO
clinical
10:00AM – 10:20AM | HEADLINER
Making Telehealth an Imperative: Dr. Joe Kvedar
Speakers
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-chief, npj Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Senior Advisor at Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Co-Chair, AMA DMPAG; Editor-in-Chief, NPJ Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair and Senior Clinical Advisor, The ATA
business
10:20AM – 10:40AM | HEADLINER
Headliner: Dr. Kristi Henderson
Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
business
stakeholder
10:40AM – 11:00AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Healthcare Mavericks: Pioneering Healthcare Delivery

Industry visionaries Glen Tullman, CEO of Transcarent, and Tom Grote, CEO of Banner Aetna, will explore the challenges, triumphs, and future possibilities in healthcare delivery and technology integration. With the integration of telehealth becoming increasingly vital in healthcare delivery, Tullman and Grote will share their strategies for successfully incorporating telehealth services for their members. Discover firsthand the member response and engagement, as well as the transformative impact on healthcare accessibility and convenience.

Speakers
Glen  Tullman
Glen Tullman
CEO at Transcarent
Tom  Grote
Tom Grote
CEO at Banner | Aetna
11:00AM – 11:15AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Revolutionizing Healthcare: Telehealth Delivery Models in Lifestyle Medicine

Telehealth is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, especially in the field of lifestyle medicine. With the help of technology, telehealth is breaking down barriers to care, making it possible for patients to access evidence-based lifestyle interventions at any time and from anywhere. Telehealth not only increases access to care but also makes it easier to incorporate interdisciplinary teams to provide a person-centered, whole-person approach that focuses on behavior change. The field of lifestyle medicine has embraced various telehealth care models, and virtual lifestyle medicine shared medical appointments (LM SMAs) are the future of a transformed, scalable, and sustainable healthcare delivery system.

11:00AM – 11:15AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
We’re Having Déjà Vu: AI, the New Frontier

There are substantive similarities between the current wave of AI and the prior waves of telehealth and digital expansion. So what can we learn from the past as we prepare for the AI future? Join our team as we discuss a legal framework for privacy and security, overview AI policy at the federal and state level, and discuss how digital health companies and provider systems can best position themselves to take advantage (and mitigate risk) of these new technologies.

Speakers
Randi  Seigel
Randi Seigel
Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Annie  Fox
Annie Fox
Manager at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Jacqueline  Marks-Smith
Jacqueline Marks-Smith
Senior Manager at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
11:00AM – 11:15AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Revolutionizing Healthcare: Telehealth Delivery Models in Lifestyle Medicine

Telehealth is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, especially in the field of lifestyle medicine. With the help of technology, telehealth is breaking down barriers to care, making it possible for patients to access evidence-based lifestyle interventions at any time and from anywhere. Telehealth not only increases access to care but also makes it easier to incorporate interdisciplinary teams to provide a person-centered, whole-person approach that focuses on behavior change. The field of lifestyle medicine has embraced various telehealth care models, and virtual lifestyle medicine shared medical appointments (LM SMAs) are the future of a transformed, scalable, and sustainable healthcare delivery system.

Speakers
Padmaja  Patel
Padmaja Patel
President-Elect, American College of Lifestyle Medicine and VP, at World Lifestyle Medicine Organization
11:00AM – 11:05AM | GENERAL SESSION
ATA Nexus 2024 Ronald Weinstein, MD Research Awards Overview

This year, the ATA recognizes the contributions Dr. Ronald Weinstein made to the advancement of telehealth. He was a past President of the ATA and the founding Director of the renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Vote for your favorite ATA Research Oral Presentation and Poster! Voting closes Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Speakers
Elizabeth  Krupinski
Elizabeth Krupinski
Professor & Vice Chair for Research Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences at Emory University
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Meet the Experts: ATA Insights on Virtual Nursing

Here’s your chance to meet with members of the ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing to ask questions, discuss strategies and learn additional perspectives in the nursing space.

Speakers
Julie  Miller
Julie Miller
Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence at AACN
Melinda  Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing at Ochsner Health
Denise  Pimintel, RN, MN, MS, CCRN
Denise Pimintel, RN, MN, MS, CCRN
System Manager, Clinical at CommonSpirit Telehealth Network
research
11:00AM – 01:00PM | RESEARCH POSTER SESSION VIEWING & MEET AUTHORS
Research Poster Session: Meet the Authors

ATA Nexus 2024 will showcase best practices and practical applications of virtual care technologies, as well as forward-thinking ideas, and innovative approaches to solving healthcare challenges. This year’s Research Track features Scientific Poster Sessions spanning topics within the telehealth, digital and virtual health spaces. Posters will focus on the data, evidence, and case studies driving innovation and building the foundation that will reshape the practice of healthcare. Review our 2024 Poster Session Lineup here

11:00AM – 12:30PM | CASE STUDY
Artisight Case Study: The Future of AI in Nursing

Virtual care models are transforming care in many ways. Utilization of AI in collaboration with virtual care brings both promise and challenges as it revolutionizes healthcare. AI can improve patient care, streamline workflows and reduce clinician burnout. However, its integration and adoption by nursing requires a consideration of ethics, bias, and workforce readiness. In this session, we will share best practices, considerations for overcoming barriers, and ways to accelerate adoption.

 

11:00AM – 02:00PM | WORKSHOP
Medical Model of the Future (Invitation Only)

This invitation-only session will bring together thought leaders from across health care to collaboratively explore the clinical landscape in a ‘digital first’ healthcare environment – where digital care delivery is the norm, and traditional face-to-face interactions are the carefully considered exceptions.

This 3-hour invite only session at ATA Nexus will led by Mayo Clinic and ATA  Digital Innovation the SIG.

11:00AM – 11:45AM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Aditi U. Joshi, MD, MSc and Brandon Welch, MS, PhD

Telehealth Success: How to Thrive in the New Age of Remote Care

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Dr. Aditi U.  Joshi
Dr. Aditi U. Joshi
Emergency Medicine Physician, Bestselling Author and Telehealth expert at Nagamed Consulting
Brandon  Welch
Brandon Welch
CEO at Doxy.me
research
11:00AM – 11:15AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Telemedicine Use Disparities for Opioid Use Disorder

The New York Medication for Addiction Treatment and Electronic Referrals (MATTERs) network refers patients to clinics capable of providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). MATTERs was created to refer patients from emergency departments (EDs) but has since expanded to include referrals from an emergency telemedicine program.

Speakers
Renoj  Varughese
Renoj Varughese
Director of Telemedicine at University at Buffalo
research
11:00AM – 11:15AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Telehealth in Maine – Policy Implementation and Physician Practice Implications

This study reviewed 19 telehealth bills introduced in Maine from 2009 to 2021 highlighting major debates with input from legislator interviews. The study then interviewed five physicians with different specialties across the state to identify how telehealth best fits into their practice and how the technology will move forward.

Speakers
Maguire  Anuszewski
Maguire Anuszewski
Medical Student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
11:10AM – 11:20AM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Acute & Critical Care SIG Showcase
research
11:20AM – 11:35AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Measuring Telehealth Visit Length and Schedule Adherence Using Videoconferencing Data

The ability to measure clinical visit length is critical for operational efficiency, patient experience, and
accurate billing. However, studies on visit length and schedule adherence in the telehealth setting are nonexistent in the literature. This study aims to demonstrate the use of videoconferencing data to measure telehealth visit length and schedule adherence.

Speakers
Jinyu  Xu
Jinyu Xu
IT Project Scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
11:20AM – 11:30AM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Home & Community SIG Showcase
11:20AM – 11:35AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Improving Patient and Provider Experiences with Integrated Hybrid Care Delivery
Speakers
Len  Riloff
Len Riloff
Regional VP at Amwell
Travis  Boren
Travis Boren
Director, Provider Integration and Virtual Care at Northern Arizona Healthcare
11:20AM – 11:35AM | PATIENT VOICES
Patient Voice: Candice Mason, Melanoma Research Foundation
clinical
11:20AM – 11:35AM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Hybrid Practice: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Hybrid Dermatology combines traditional in-person consultations with telemedicine, offering patients flexibility and accessibility. The pandemic showcased telemedicine as an important way of delivering health care and taught us what diseases are amenable to care through telemedicine.

This model enhances patient care by providing timely consultations, reducing wait times, and increasing convenience. Patients can receive expert dermatological advice remotely while still having the option for in-person visits when necessary. Moreover, it allows for better resource utilization and improves practice efficiency.

Speakers
Trilok  Tejasvi
Trilok Tejasvi
Associate Professor, Dermatology and Director, Teledermatology at University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine
research
11:20AM – 11:35AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
A Hybrid Model (In Person Followed by Telehealth Visit) of Ambulatory Care Leads to Improved Outcomes and Reduced Cost of Care

The study explores the impacts of reduced telehealth flexibilities post-PHE, with a focus on audio-only visits. It evaluates the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a hybrid care model, combining in-person and telehealth visits, amidst uncertainties about the clinical adequacy of telehealth. The research aims to provide empirical support for this integrated approach in achieving optimal health outcome and at lower costs.

Speakers
Michele Chrissy  Kuahine
Michele Chrissy Kuahine
Director of Clinical and Patient Informatics at Waianae Comprehensive Health Center
11:30AM – 11:40AM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Home Testing SIG Showcase
11:40AM – 11:50AM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Global Health Collaborative Showcase
research
11:40AM – 11:55AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment, Enhanced for Diagnosis of Autism

The Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment (NODA) established in 2015 by Behavior Imaging, in collaboration with the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and Georgia Institute of Technology.  NODA is a diagnostic tool that allows families to collect semi-structured videos in their home in 4 different situations, upload them to a secure web-based platform, and share them with a diagnostic professional who is trained to use NODA.  This investigative team has conducted several research projects on the validity of the NODA process and found, when used alone (that is, no other diagnostic procedures) it agrees with the in-person assessment process in 85% of cases (Smith et al., 2016). As NODA is asynchronous telehealth technology, it allows the behavior samples to be collected without the involvement of a clinician, which saves valuable clinician time.  

Speakers
Christopher  Smith
Christopher Smith
Chief Science Officer at SARRC
research
11:40AM – 11:55AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Traversing the Scalability Summit: Applying Implementation Best Practices to Foster Scalability and Adoption of a Large Portfolio of Digital Health Solutions at a Large Multi-site Academic Medical Center

This descriptive study explores the application of implementation science best practices across a large portfolio of digital health solutions implemented by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Digital Health’s Practice Enablement teams since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Speakers
Laura  Christopherson
Laura Christopherson
Digital Practice Enablement Manager at Mayo Clinic
clinical
11:40AM – 12:05PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Telehealth All: Adoption of Data-systems and Management Techniques to Optimize Access-to-Care

Join this discussion on how Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a URAC accredited telehealth system, has leveraged data-models, technology, and proactive management to mitigate provider shortages for patient care across a 21 facility health network covering 64,000 square miles in mostly rural West Texas. The Managed Care division has trained ALL primary care providers (30+) and mental health providers (16 providers and 29 mental health professionals) as telehealth providers, and has created staffing models from historical data, and used data systems to plan for provider resource allocation most appropriately. The data systems also allow quick pivoting for provider load-balancing when one facility may have a spike in access-to-care demand: providers can dedicate themselves to their primary care clinic, but then quickly pivot to Telehealth All to see patients at other locations effortlessly. The presentation will cover the data modeling, the systems used for provider availability and pivoting, and how the division engaged all of the impacted professionals to ensure that provider and patient experience was optimized.

Speakers
Corey  Shank
Corey Shank
Managing Director, Clinical Informatics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Cindy  Jumper
Cindy Jumper
VP for Government Relations and Managed Care at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
clinical
stakeholder
11:40AM – 11:55AM | PATIENT VOICES
Patient Voice: Carson Domey
Speakers
Carson  Domey
Carson Domey
Mental Health Advocate and Founder at Carson’s Crew
11:40AM – 11:55AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
The Unfulfilled Potential of Remote Patient Monitoring

With well established clinical & patient engagement outcomes, why is this treatment path under utilized in primary care? We’ll look at the benefits, obstacles and opportunities to leverage Ai to transform rather than replace the physician patient relationship towards delivering the best possible outcomes.

Speakers
James  Levy
James Levy
COO at SenSights AI
11:45AM – 12:30PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA

Dead Wrong: Diagnosing and Treating Healthcare’s Misinformation Illness

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Geeta  Nayyar, MD, MBA
Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Technologist, and Bestselling Author at RadiantGraph
12:00PM – 12:15PM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
ATA/NAMSS Synergy – Credentialing by Proxy Guide

Join NAMSS President Lisa Goodwin for an overview of the NAMSS/ATA relationship and the Credentialing by Proxy Guidebook, which was developed in 2019 and updated in 2022 as a joint effort between NAMSS and ATA. The Guidebook provides medical services professionals and other interested readers information about the basics of Credentialing by Proxy, its advantages over the traditional credentialing processes, and the legal and regulatory landscape for credentialing. Proxy credentialing can be an effective time-and cost-saving tool for hospitals using telemedicine, but its implementation requires careful attention to legal and regulatory considerations. Credentialing by Proxy is now permissible and feasible, but it is essential that hospitals understand and follow these requirements as they establish or modify proxy-credentialing programs. The NAMSS-ATA Credentialing-by-Proxy Guidebook provides this guidance.

Speakers
Lisa  Goodwin
Lisa Goodwin
Director, Medical Staff Services Kootenai Health and 2024 President at NAMSS
clinical
12:00PM – 12:30PM | PATIENT VOICES
Mind Shift: From “That’s Impossible” to “Doing The Dang Thing”

Join us for an uplifting and thought-provoking dialogue that celebrates the indomitable spirit of human ambition. “Mind Shift” will leave you inspired, empowered, and ready to embark on your own journey of transformation. Get ready to challenge the status quo, embrace uncertainty, and discover that with the right mindset, anything is possible.

 

Speakers
Jeremy  Bloom
Jeremy Bloom
President & CEO at NorthSight Recovery
Brandon  Lee
Brandon Lee
at Art of Our Soul
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
A Qualitative Study to Determine Provider Perspectives of Telehealth Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

A qualitative study was conducted to identify themes about the impact of telehealth medication for opioid use disorder treatment (teleMOUD) on a cohort of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who primarily provide teleMOUD care. Eighteen providers gave insights about the effects of teleMOUD on themselves and their patients.

Speakers
Scott  Weiner
Scott Weiner
MD, MPH at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Development of a Novel Artificial Intelligence Assistive Technology Intervention for Persons Living with Cognitive Impairment and Care Partners Experiencing Emergency Department Care Transitions

Little data exists to date regarding effective interventions to improve emergency department (ED)-to-community care transitions for persons living with cognitive impairment (PLWCI) and their care partners. We have developed and pilot tested innovative artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled digital advisors as assistive technology to improve ED-to-community care transitions for PLWCI and their care partners.

 

Speakers
Chitra  Dorai
Chitra Dorai
Founder and CEO at Amicus Brain Innovations, Inc.
12:00PM – 12:10PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Async Telehealth SIG Showcase
12:10PM – 12:20PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Telerehabilitation SIG Showcase
12:10PM – 12:25PM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Innovating for Equity: World Telehealth Initiative’s Role in Global Health Access
Speakers
Sharon  Allen
Sharon Allen
Executive Director at World Telehealth Initiative
12:15PM – 01:00PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Robert Pearl, MD

ChatGPT, MD – How AI-Empowered Patients & Doctors Can Take Back Control of American Medicine

Books available for purchase at the ATA Hub.

Speakers
Robert  Pearl
Robert Pearl
Former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente) and Bestselling Author
12:20PM – 12:30PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) SHOWCASE
Remote Monitoring SIG Showcase
technology
12:20PM – 12:50PM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Transforming Healthcare with AR/VR
Speakers
Robert  Fine
Robert Fine
Executive Director at International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association
Mark  Lambert
Mark Lambert
Co-Founder at Lighthouse XR
Risa  Weisberg
Risa Weisberg
Chief Clinical Officer at RealizedCare
Shawna  Pandya
Shawna Pandya
VP of Immersive Medicine at Luxsonic Technologies
research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
The Next Chapter in Clinical Support for Virtual Care: The Telehealth Central Support Team (TCS)

To maintain high quality care in a post-pandemic world of elevated virtual care use, forward-leaning health systems must provide cost-efficient support infrastructure for virtual visits. This research aims to describe the development and composition of a Telehealth Centralized Support team supporting ambulatory care in a large academic medical center.

Speakers
Bryna  Rickett
Bryna Rickett
MSN, RN, CPN at Medical University of South Carolina
Cortney  Belton
Cortney Belton
Nurse Manager, Telehealth Central Support at Medical University of South Carolina
research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Development of a Validated Interprofessional Educational Assessment Tool to Assess Virtual Education

Digital healthcare utilization has increased significantly, prompting the need to develop additional educational opportunities on interprofessional skill development in virtual settings. Assessment measures evaluating such opportunities should be reflective of the shifting digital landscape and should include themes related to communication and teamwork specific to virtual environments.

 
Speakers
Erica  Breyman
Erica Breyman
Medical Student at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Dedicated Teleneo Critical Care Service Improves Newborn Patient Care – Year 1 Results

Topic: Intermountain Health Re-imagined their Telehealth NewbornCritical Care (TNCC) program whichstarted in 2013, to a full-time dedicated Telehealth Newborn Critical Care service with a Neonatologist whose sole responsibility is telehealth consultations, resuscitation guidance, hospital load balancing, and transport control.Our purpose for optimization, centralization, operational efficiencies, and a dedicated service were realized withthe reduction ofthe burden on the in-unit Neonatologist, decreased connection time, reduced newborn patient transfers, and improvednewborn provider satisfaction at level 1 and level 2 nurseries.

Methods: The dedicated TNCC service was implemented September 2022. A central physican model was implemented. Providers call 801-321-BABY for rapid video and audio connection to the TNCC Neonatologist. Data on number of calls, connection time, number of transfers, and provider feedback were collected.

Results: In the first year, a total of 1,218 calls were made to TNCC. A 50% reduction in connection was achieved. A total of 220 transfers were initiated. An anticipated 118 transports were avoided. Only 40 calls (3%) were sent to an in-unit Neonatologist. Feedback from newborn providers was overwhelmingly positive.

Conclusions: Implementation of the dedicated TNCC service reduced the burden of telehealth consultation-increasing provider satisfaction, reduced connection times, reduced transfers keeping newborns closer to their mothers, and provided greater support to our newborn provider community. We speculate that implementation of a dedicated TNCC service may benefit other healthcare systems.

Speakers
Erin  Zinkhan
Erin Zinkhan
Neonatologist at Intermountain Health
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Beyond Verbal Cueing for Physical Therapy: Smart Body-worn Haptic Devices ‘Learn’ a Movement and ‘Teach’ it Back to the Wearer with Vibratory and Audio Feedback

Clinicians and Patients Experience with Synchronous Remote Controlled Wearable Technology: Smart body-worn haptic devices ‘learn’ a movement and ‘teach’ it back to the wearer with vibratory and audio feedback. 

Speakers
Jo  Shattuck
Jo Shattuck
CEO at PantherTec
01:00PM – 01:20PM | EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT
The Transition from Telemedicine to End-to-End Virtual Care: Embracing a Hybrid Approach in Healthcare

The healthcare landscape is experiencing a notable shift towards hybrid care models, integrating both in-person and virtual elements. With digital technology becoming increasingly pervasive, patients are opting for tools like video conferencing to connect with healthcare professionals, reducing the need for physical visits and minimizing wait times. However, this evolution goes beyond video consultations, extending to a comprehensive approach facilitated by Communication Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). These APIs address various healthcare needs across different channels, enabling functions such as administration, data collection, and appointment scheduling while ensuring robust verification processes.

In this session, Amitha Pulijala, Vice President of Product, AI, Video, and Platform Services at Vonage, will be joined by Dr. Esteban López, Chief Medical Officer of telehealth leader doxy.me. Together, they will delve into the transition from telemedicine to comprehensive telehealth services, emphasizing the importance of a hybrid approach in modern healthcare. By combining in-person and virtual care elements, healthcare providers can engage with patients more effectively, leading to better clinical outcomes, improved patient experiences, and streamlined workflows across the healthcare system. 

Speakers
Amitha  Pulijala
Amitha Pulijala
Vice President of Product, APIs and Partnerships at Vonage
Dr. Esteban  López
Dr. Esteban López
CMO at doxy.me
technology
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
From Hype to Impact: Dispelling Myths and Unveiling Realities in AI

Despite AI’s potential in healthcare, there exists doubt and anxiety in the industry. Join this dynamic conversation that will dig into AI and generative AI’s potential in telehealth and virtual care. Speakers will share perspectives on the roadblocks hindering adoption, decipher what AI really means in the healthcare setting, explore the innovative landscape of telehealth, virtual care and AI’s profound impact on patient care and provider workflows. This dynamic conversation will unveil the transformative power of AI and generative AI technologies and tackle some of the hype, questions and concerns surround it, with real-world examples, such as predictive analytics to personalized treatment plans – with a vision on what the future may hold.

Speakers
Davis  Liu
Davis Liu
Chief Medical Officer at Curai Health
Kapil  Parakh
Kapil Parakh
Senior Medical Lead at Google
Michal  Tzuchman Katz
Michal Tzuchman Katz
Co-Founder and CEO at Kahun Medical
Tina  Shah
Tina Shah
Chief Clinical Officer at Abridge
Emma  Beavins
Emma Beavins
Staff Writer at Fierce Healthcare
clinical
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Virtually Resilient: Navigating Juvenile Mental Health Through the Digital Frontier
Speakers
Georgia  Gaveras
Georgia Gaveras
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Talkiatry
Cierra  Gromoff
Cierra Gromoff
Co-Founder & CEO at Kismet Health, Inc
Kathy  Tomandl
Kathy Tomandl
Virtual Health Supervisor Operations at Corewell Health
Jeremy  Hedrick
Jeremy Hedrick
COO at DialCare
Cara  Smith
Cara Smith
Reporter at Inside Health Policy
01:00PM – 02:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
Telemental Health SIG Meeting
clinical
technology
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Nourishing Virtually: Technology’s Vital Role in Food as Medicine and Food Equity

Advancements in technology are increasingly facilitating the integration of food and nutrition into healthcare practices. This session will explore innovations in transforming efforts towards achieving food equity to help ensure everyone has fair and equal acces to nutritious food options, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic location. Speakers will share groundbreaking initiatives aimed at improving access to nutritious food, harnessing data to illuminate the efficacy of food as medicine and leveraging technology to address systemic challenges in food distribution and health outcomes. From innovative apps to data-driven interventions, we’ll examine how technology is driving tangible progress in integrating nutrition with healthy outcomes and well-being and fostering greater equity in our food systems.

Speakers
Michelle  McRae
Michelle McRae
Director of Health at Instacart
Jenny  Poth
Jenny Poth
Vice President, Principal Investing & Fund Management at Ziegler
Josh  Hix
Josh Hix
CEO at Season Health
Jason  Langheier
Jason Langheier
CEO & Founder at FoodSmart
01:00PM – 02:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Home Testing Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
business
clinical
01:00PM – 01:20PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Accelerating Development of New Virtual Specialty Care Services within a Large Healthcare System

Providence Virtual Care and Digital Health is no stranger to delivering telehealth services across a large geographic footprint. With well over a decade of learning in operating a 75+ site TeleStroke/TeleNeurology/TeleEEGnetwork, the system is developing and expanding into additional specialty care areas to meet its internal and external partners’ needs to address specialty care gaps. Voice of customer research helped the team understand the biggest needs to be Infectious Disease, Cardiology, and Pediatric Specialties. With new technology in place, this group will be able to rapidly iterate, connecting its panels of physicians to hospitals that struggle to have access.

Speakers
Jamie  Donnelly
Jamie Donnelly
Executive Director Virtual Specialty Care at Providence Health
clinical
01:00PM – 01:25PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinions: Expanding Patient Access, Amidst Burnout & Bandwidth Constraints

Stanford Medicine’s Online Second Opinion Program leverages a direct-to-consumer clinical model, asynchronous technology platform, and loss leading business model to increase patient access for complex conditions and create opportunities for new Stanford Medicine patient growth across the globe.​ Hear updates on this program that connects patients and their treating physicians to Stanford specialists who provide written guidance on existing treatment plans. This empowers patients to make informed decisions in their care, and when appropriate, directs patients to Stanford for specialized services.

Speakers
Liz  Mosher
Liz Mosher
Program Manager, Digital Health Care Integration at Stanford Medicine
Sumit  Shah
Sumit Shah
Medical Oncologist, Stanford University & Medical Director of Digital Health at Stanford Medicine
business
clinical
01:25PM – 01:45PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Virtual Care: Nurse-led Innovation Transforming Care Delivery through Human-Centered Design
Using human-centered design (HCD) concepts, this nurse-led innovation at Cox Health guided the creation of a new care delivery model using virtual care. Emerging from a global pandemic with limited resources and a new comfortability with virtual technology, the team sought an innovative process to supplement care delivery and staffing to impact patient safety and quality as well as support the already stretched resources at the bedside. This innovation began as a 90-day virtual care pilot for two acute care floors in a large urban hospital with the goal in mind of supporting bedside staff with documentation, admissions, discharges, and chart reviews. Development of the scope of the virtual care team was staff driven and created with the end-user in mind. Ideas shaped in the pilot have now expanded to all adult acute care and critical care settings across five hospitals with the additional goals of improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of care provided through a collaborative practice with bedside staff. The project culminated in the creation of a state of the art 5,000 square foot command center as a communication and collaboration hub for the multidisciplinary virtual team. Hear lessons learned from Cox Health using this innovative approach to build a program and to solve a problem creatively.
Speakers
Gina  Ellerbee
Gina Ellerbee
Administrative Director of Nursing Practice and Professional Development at CoxHealth
Summer  Blackerby
Summer Blackerby
Chief Nursing Information Officer at CoxHealth
business
01:25PM – 01:45PM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Strategic Shift: How Non-Profits Can Reorganize to Maximize Revenue and Leverage Private Equity Investment

Hear real examples of how non-profit organizations providing health care delivery can reorganize by either spinning off a for-profit organization or creatinga Management Services Organization (MSO). In either scenario, the ability to accept private equity money for growth becomes an option.

Tania will share insights and examples of organizations that have spun out to alleviate clinician shortages, can maximize revenue and leverage private equity investment by overviewing what a Management Services Organization is, why a non-profit would form one, and how to position it for outside investment.

 

Speakers
Jonathan  Evans
Jonathan Evans
Co-Founder at Behavioral Health Strategists
Tania  Malik
Tania Malik
Co-Founder at The Office of CEO
stakeholder
01:30PM – 01:45PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
What Investors Really Care About in 2024: Tips for Pitching Your Startup and More

You know what your startup is worth, but how do you articulate it to potential investors to get them interested – especially in today’s tight investing climate? This presentation will outline which key metrics investors want to see in 2024, and how to leverage them to craft a winning pitch deck with a persuasive narrative. It will also cover proven tips for finding the right investor aligned to your business, and effectively communicating the value and scalability of your startup.

Not all money is made equal the audience will receive first-hand insight into emerging trends, regulatory changes and market dynamics that are shaping the investment landscape.

Speakers
Jon  Lensing
Jon Lensing
CEO & Co-Founder at OpenLoop Health
business
clinical
01:50PM – 02:10PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) is a state supported program that seeks to improve the mental health of communities across Texas through collaboration with independent school districts (ISDs). TCHATT leverages the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in thestate forchildren and adolescents. The program assists in directing counseling and telepsychiatry to students, link families with community resources, and provide educational materials for school personnel through community learning collaboratives.

Speakers
Jennifer  Rojas-McWhinney
Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney
Managing Director at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Reena  Pardiwala
Reena Pardiwala
Clinical Director, TCHATT at UT Health San Antonio
Puja  Patel
Puja Patel
Assistant Director at Dell Medical School
business
clinical
01:50PM – 02:15PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Boosting Your Telerehab Practice with RTM (Remote Therapeutic Monitoring) Services

This session will explore the growing expansion of remote therapeutic monitoring in telerehabilitation to provide chronic disease and acute condition management, address musculoskeletal dysfunction, and promote wellness and prevention services at home. Speakers will highlight current RTM technologies, clinical policy, use cases across different patient populations and settings, standards of care, service and payment methodologies to boost revenue, and necessary federal and state compliance for a successful integration.

Speakers
Tammy  Richmond
Tammy Richmond
CEO/Founder at Go2Care
Jared  Goldstein
Jared Goldstein
Director of Business Development at MotionPT Group
business
clinical
policy
stakeholder
technology
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Global Insights: Exploring International Perspectives in Virtual Care

Amidst the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual care has emerged as a pivotal strategy to enhance access, efficiency, and quality of healthcare services worldwide. This session will explore the global landscape of virtual care, shedding light on the priorities driving its adoption worldwide. From addressing healthcare workforce shortages to overcoming the challenges inherent in implementing virtual care solutions, our experts will share their experiences and insights. Discover how telemedicine is being leveraged to bridge gaps in healthcare accessibility and deliver quality care to remote and underserved populations. Through success stories and emerging trends in international telehealth, gain a comprehensive understanding of the transformative potential of virtual care in modern healthcare delivery.

Speakers
Sharon  Allen
Sharon Allen
Executive Director at World Telehealth Initiative
Charles  Umeh
Charles Umeh
Executive Director at Parkers Mobile Clinic
Dr. Rajendra  Pratap Gupta
Dr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Chairman at Digital Health Associates
Dale  Alverson
Dale Alverson
Professor Emeritus at University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Dept of Pediatrics
business
clinical
technology
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Breaking Boundaries: Virtual Nursing and Innovative Solutions that Challenge the Status Quo
Collective nurse knowledge is associated with better patient outcomes and reduced nurse burnout. Virtual nurse programs can enhance a team’ skill mix and ensure synergy, but inconsistent and ineffective planning can lead to ineffective and unsustainable virtual care Models. The AACN has developed a plethora of resources to assist organizations in strategic planning, implementing, and sustaining virtual care programs. Participants will discover how virtual nurses support patients and frontline care givers, examine the use of telehealth tools by Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), and identify ATA and AACN’s resources that can support virtual program design.
Speakers
Teresa  Rincon
Teresa Rincon
Sr. Telehealth Consultant and Assistant Professor at Blue Cirrus Consulting and UMass Chan Medical School
Lisa-Mae  Williams
Lisa-Mae Williams
CNO at Intercept Telehealth
Julie  Miller
Julie Miller
Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence at AACN
Melinda  Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN
Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing at Ochsner Health
Jim  Veronesi
Jim Veronesi
SVP Client Success at Banyan Medical Solutions
business
clinical
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Primary Care and Digital Medicine: Navigating the Future of Value-based Care
Expansion of primary care and specialty care into digital medicine and AI (remote monitoring and health at home) have a real opportunity to expand the impact of VBC now and into the future. This panel will discuss innovative strategies and best practices to enhance quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness as we make this shift toward value-based models.
Speakers
Payam  Parvinchiha
Payam Parvinchiha
Corporate Vice President, Value-based Programs at SCAN Health Plan
Sanjula  Jain
Sanjula Jain
SVP Market Strategy & Chief Research Officer at Trilliant Health
Zach  Hochstetler
Zach Hochstetler
Vice President, Coding and Payment at American Medical Association
Matt  Cybulsky
Matt Cybulsky
Founder at Ionian Consulting
Ifedayo  Kuye
Ifedayo Kuye
Medical Director, Value-Based Care at SCAN Health Plan
clinical
technology
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Breaking Barriers: Advancements in Women’s Health and Femtech Innovation
Speakers
Bethany  Corbin
Bethany Corbin
CEO at FemInnovation
Shelly  Lanning
Shelly Lanning
Co-Founder & President at Visana Health, Inc.
Lygeia  Ricciardi
Lygeia Ricciardi
Founder and Principal at AdaRose, Inc.
Andrea  Ippolito
Andrea Ippolito
CEO and Founder at SimpliFed
business
clinical
02:15PM – 02:35PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
A National Telehealth Center of Excellence Framework Enables Access to Specialty Care to Rural Hospitals in Mississippi in Collaboration with ‘Out of State’ Providers

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is at the forefront of revolutionizing healthcare access in rural Mississippi, particularly the Delta Region, through innovative telehealth solutions. In 2017 UMMC was recognized as one of only two federally designated Centers of Excellence in Telehealth and with this designation UMMC is tasked by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to explore innovative ways to advance telemedicine practice. This session will explore UMMC’s commitment to applying the structure of the Center for Excellence for telehealth to address the healthcare challenges faced by underserved populations. By leveraging its expertise and strategic partnerships with other organizations throughout the country, UMMC seeks to bridge the gap in healthcare delivery for remote areas. Through this initiative, advanced telehealth technologies and dynamic virtual workforce solutions combine to reshape healthcare delivery, ensuring comprehensive and timely services for Mississippi’s rural communities. Results from this deployment model of People Process and Technology will be provided to serve as a reference tool to provide a scalable model for others.

Speakers
Saurabh  Chandra
Saurabh Chandra
Chief Telehealth Officer at University of Mississippi
Corey  Scurlock
Corey Scurlock
Chief Executive Officer at Equum Medical
business
clinical
02:40PM – 03:00PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Benefits of Having an Advanced Practice Provider on the Other End of Your Screen
West Virginia University has a unique telemedicine set up designed to provide exceptional patient and provider satisfaction. Pediatric subspecialities stay at the home campus with telemedicine clinics strategically located throughout the rural state with advanced practice providers to do provide the in-person components of a visit. Hear lessons learned and patient and provider feedback on this program.
Speakers
Audra  Rouster
Audra Rouster
Pediatric Gastroenterologist at WVU
Cortney  Menchini
Cortney Menchini
Associate Professor, Divisions of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital
clinical
02:50PM – 03:05PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
The Unique Value and Opportunity of Self-driven Digital Care and Digital Coaching

UPMC Health Plan’s Rxwell is a mobile application that offers coach-supported health and wellness programs, focused on physical and behavioral health. Learn more about programming, research to date, current outcomes, enhancements, and growth of the product as well as additional research opportunities. Hear challenges with engagement and efforts to increase utilization. 

Speakers
Michelle  Palmieri
Michelle Palmieri
Doctor of Social Work at Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Rob  Mitchell
Rob Mitchell
Program Manager at University of Pittsburg Medical Center Health Plan
clinical
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Eagle’s Insight: Examining the Intersection of AI and Ocular Health from a Bird’s-Eye View
Speakers
Dr Sheila  John
Dr Sheila John
Head of Teleophthalmology and E- Learning at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
Kim  Ramasamy
Kim Ramasamy
Chief Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital
Harika  Prabhakar
Harika Prabhakar
Associate Director Product Management at Topcon Healthcare Solutions
Grayson  Armstrong
Grayson Armstrong
Director, Ophthalmology Emergency Services at Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Lauren  Daskivich
Lauren Daskivich
Director, Ophthalmic Services and Eye Health Programs at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
policy
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Charting the Course: AI Policy and Regulation’s Impact on the Future of Virtual Care
Speakers
Purnima  Boominathan
Purnima Boominathan
General Counsel, SVP of Compliance at Vida Health
Quinn  Shean
Quinn Shean
Managing Director, Tusk Venture Partners and State Policy Advisor at ATA
Scott  Kosnoff
Scott Kosnoff
Partner and Co-Chair of AI, Algorithmic Decision-Making and Big Data Team at Faegre Drinker
Rachel  Snyder Good
Rachel Snyder Good
Strategic Counsel at Epstein Becker Green
Randi  Seigel
Randi Seigel
Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
business
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Telehealth Insights: Federal Priorities and Efforts to Build the Evidence-Base

This session will allow participants to learn about new telehealth programs and research efforts across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

Speakers
Wakina  Scott
Wakina Scott
Deputy Director at Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, HRSA
Lok  Samson
Lok Samson
Health Policy Analyst at HHS ASPE Office of Health Policy
Robin  Vanderpool
Robin Vanderpool
Branch Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch at National Cancer Institute
business
stakeholder
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Team Harmony: Navigating the Complexities of Caring for a Remote Workforce
Join us for an insightful discussion as we explore the intricacies of managing a remote workforce within the unique context of virtual care companies. Our panel of experts will delve into a range of topics crucial for HR professionals, managers, and leaders navigating the complexities of remote work in healthcare settings. Topics will include HR dynamics, operational efficiency, fostering mentorship, cultivating company culture and combatting isolation, etc. Hear how each of these areas presents both challenges and opportunities in the virtual care industry.
Speakers
Michelle  Turner
Michelle Turner
VP of Clinical Talent and Delivery at Hazel Health
Derek  Lo
Derek Lo
CEO and founder at Medallion
Lisa  Levine
Lisa Levine
CEO and Founder at LBL Innovations, LLC
Sameer  Berry
Sameer Berry
Chief Medical Officer at Oshi Health
Lygeia  Ricciardi
Lygeia Ricciardi
Founder and Principal at AdaRose, Inc.
03:00PM – 04:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Telehealth Technology Special Interest Group (SIG Meeting)
03:00PM – 04:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Acute & Critical Care Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
business
clinical
03:05PM – 03:25PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Duke Telehealth Innovations and Virtual Care Center

Duke University Health System (DUHS) is a national leader in digital strategy and telehealth innovation, comprising three acute care hospitals, more than 250 ambulatory clinic and surgery center locations, and over 3,000 physicians and advanced practice providers. Speakers will discuss opportunities and challenges in scaling and sustaining digital care services, concrete examples of why and how DUHS has created innovative digital care delivery approaches to improve access, patient experience and quality. Duke has achieved both scale and measurable outcomes, with improved access to clinics and reduced hospitalizations. Initiatives and case studies to be discussed include centralized telehealth visit support, virtual nursing and e-consults, teledermatology and endo-oncology. There are innumerable challenges facing major healthcare systems today. Digital and telehealth innovations offer part of the solution to these challenges. We are excited to share our drivers, our challenges, and our learnings to date at Duke Health.

Speakers
Donna  Phinney
Donna Phinney
Director, Duke Telehealth & Virtual Care Center at Duke University Health System
Joanna  Cavalier
Joanna Cavalier
Associate Medical Director, Digital Strategy at Duke University Health System
Kelly  Gagnon Kress
Kelly Gagnon Kress
Health Systems Engineer, Digital Strategy Office, Duke Health at Duke University Health System
Blake  Cameron
Blake Cameron
Medical Director, Digital Strategy Office at Duke University Health System
business
03:10PM – 03:40PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Creating Effective Strategic Affiliations: How to Bring Systems Together to Transform Virtual Care

Hospitals and health systems are forging affiliations and integrating systems to meet broader diverse community healthcare needs. Collaboration among healthcare organizations is paramount to increase access to care for underserved communities, outcomes, and experiences. Collaborative alliances may improve the overall performance of organizations to achieve strategic goals, regulatory requirements and other organizational priorities.

Organizations may face common barriers during system integration. Some of the challenges may include: differing organizational structure, policies, business models and culture; lack of EMR/technology integration, interoperability, and data collection; credentialing and privileging processes; as well as opportunities related to communication among stakeholders and clinician engagement.  Leaders and clinicians across systems must collaborate to address barriers, expand the reach of clinicians to underserved communities and support a hybrid care delivery approach. 

This session will describe best practices and lessons learned of healthcare systems in creating effective affiliations and community partnerships to support health equity and strategic alignment. 

The session will:

  • Provide key practices and strategies to bring health systems together to address a wide range of identified priority health needs in the community, set collaborative goals/objectives, and support effective leadership/governance
  • Discuss best practices to engage internal and external stakeholders including leaders, clinicians, patients and families
  • Present effective implementation practices during program development and project management to support successful integration and sustainable business models
  • Discuss how to align care programs and staff with hospital-wide strategic initiatives, program evaluation and in assessing partnerships
  • Offer strategies to support data-driven initiatives, leverage technology and communicate results, such as publication of dashboards and quarterly operating reviews
  • Utilize cases and quality/process improvement projects to show positive outcomes in promoting health equity for diverse underserved populations

Learning Objective 1: 

Recognize the impact of strategic affiliations and community partnerships in meeting organizational priorities related to access, supporting health equity and addressing a wide range of community health needs

Learning Objective 2:

Identify best practices in organizational structure, shared governance and other strategies to develop evidence-based interventions, streamline operations, and promote integration across systems

Teaching Methods Used: Lecture with question and answer OR panel discussion 

Speakers
Boyd  Mark
Boyd Mark
Program Director, Digital Transformation at SE Telehealth Resource Center
Tejal Ashok  Raichura
Tejal Ashok Raichura
Director, Telemedicine at Children’s National Hospital
Evelyn  Terrell
Evelyn Terrell
Director of Telehealth and Special Projects at Nicklaus Children’s Health System
business
03:30PM – 03:50PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Using Telehealth to Drive Innovative Insurance Products

UPMC VirtualCare is a “digital first” insurance plan that promotes the utility of telehealth to drive successful health outcomes and patient experience. While UPMC is not the only payer with a digital first plan, it is one of the only ones that connect members with hybrid providers, so members can choose the best way to get their care- in person or virtually.

Speakers
Rob  Mitchell
Rob Mitchell
Program Manager at University of Pittsburg Medical Center Health Plan
business
03:45PM – 04:15PM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Teamwork, Collaboration, and Intellectual Property: Common Pitfalls and Myths

The creations of the mind e.g. inventions; designs; symbols, names and images used in business, and literary and artistic works; are protected in Intellectual Property (IP) law through patents, copyright, trademarks Protecting IP safeguards people so that they can reap the recognition and benefit from what they create. Protecting the balance between the interests of creators/innovators and the public cultivates creative and innovative environments. The unauthorized acquisition, use or disclosure of protected information is considered a violation of IP protection. BUT, since many healthcare applications and algorithms are developed with subject matter expert (SME) team members from healthcare institutions and academia alongside the developer/vendor SMEs, determining who owns what part of the protected information can be difficult. This session will define intellectual property, describe what “code sharing” is and how it works, and examine the practical implications of what constitutes unauthorized acquisition, use or disclosure of secret information that may be protected by IP laws.

Speakers
Omar  Badawi
Omar Badawi
Chief, Data Sciences Division at Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Teresa  Rincon
Teresa Rincon
Sr. Telehealth Consultant and Assistant Professor at Blue Cirrus Consulting and UMass Chan Medical School
Omar  Badawi
Omar Badawi
Chief, Data Sciences Division at Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Aaron  Maguregui
Aaron Maguregui
Digital Health Attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP
business
clinical
03:55PM – 04:15PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Enhancing Virtual Care Programs to Support a Growing Virtual Patient-Centric Atmosphere
The University of Miami Health System has lived in the virtual care space for over 20 years. As with other hospitals and health systems, the COVID-19 pandemic accelarated our efforts to improve and expand our care offerings, virtually. This expansion required system-wide strategic initiatives geared towards: improving patient access, enhancing patient satisfaction and provider/staff adoption ensuring virtual care occurs seamlessly without disruption to current workflows or increasing workloads. This session will explore initiatives in implementing this virtual program to include specific areas, such as: UHealth Virtual Hub – connection support and clinical intake offered virtually to patients prior to an appointment Sylvester Oncology On-Demand Nursing (SOON) – on demand nursing virtual appointments for oncology patients UHealth & Ryder Trauma Center (Jackson Memorial Hospital) – Formula 500 UHealth E-Consults (Retail Clinics/Urgent Care to Specialty Clinics) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Rapid Virtual Eye Clinic (RVEC) – a virtual first, triage approach to eye care Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in UHealth Specialty Clinics; Remote Video Monitoring to promote patient safety (inpatient hospital).
Speakers
Cristina  Rubio-Delgado
Cristina Rubio-Delgado
AVP, Connected Care at University of Miami Health System (UHealth)
Giselle  Ricur
Giselle Ricur
Executive Director, Virtual Care at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System
clinical
04:00PM – 04:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Revolutionizing Healthcare: Tech-Infused Solutions at the Point of Care

The burden on our clinicians isn’t getting any lighter. How can tech-enabled solutions step in to ease the clinician’s load? This session will explore what’s keeping our docs up at night and how digital innovations can help relieve burnout, provide personalized and actionable insights to clinicians, streamline, and even improve team processes and workflow. Speakers will discuss how these solutions can make a difference in transitioning between virtual and in-person care and create a more comprehensive remote clinical experience.

Speakers
Yulun  Wang
Yulun Wang
Chairman & Co-Founder at Sovato Health
Jennifer  Pena, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Jennifer Pena, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Medical Director at Q Care Plus
Beth  Waters
Beth Waters
RN and Acting Chair of Unit Based Counsel at Department of Veteran Affairs
Jennifer  Pena, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Jennifer Pena, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Medical Director at Q Care Plus
Lisa  Ide
Lisa Ide
Chief Medical Officer at Fabric
Mary  Mulcare
Mary Mulcare
CMO at Summus Global
Sarah  Sossong
Sarah Sossong
Digital Strategy & Value Consultant at Dexcare
policy
04:00PM – 04:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Plotting the Future of Telehealth Prescribing: From Controlled Substances to Digital Pharmacies
Speakers
Andrew  Van Ostrand
Andrew Van Ostrand
Vice President, Policy, Government & Regulatory Affairs at Hims & Hers Health, Inc.
Julian  Herbert
Julian Herbert
Chief Product Officer at DoseSpot
Jessica  Rigsby
Jessica Rigsby
VP, Legal and Compliance at Ophelia
Libby  Baney
Libby Baney
Partner at Faegre Drinker
Steve  Postal
Steve Postal
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
business
clinical
04:00PM – 04:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Equity and Inclusion in Telehealth: Breaking Down Barriers
This panel will focus on strategies for ensuring telehealth access across diverse populations, addressing digital divides, promoting health equity, and discussing ATA’s work to date on these issues.
Speakers
Richelle  deMayo
Richelle deMayo
Attending Physician and CMIO at Connecticut Children’s
Adimika  Arthur
Adimika Arthur
Executive Director and CEO at Health Tech for Medicaid
U. Michael  Currie
U. Michael Currie
National Health Equity, Population Health and Quality Health Outcomes Expert
Richelle  deMayo
Richelle deMayo
Attending Physician and CMIO at Connecticut Children’s
Jennifer  Chi
Jennifer Chi
Director, Digital Experience at CareOregon
clinical
04:00PM – 04:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Towards Precision Health: Navigating the Path to Personalized Wellness
Speakers
Kristen  Valdes
Kristen Valdes
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at b.well Connected Health
Seth  Staton
Seth Staton
Head of Clinical Programs and Innovations at Walgreens
Ricky  Choi
Ricky Choi
Head of Digital Health, Samsung Electronics America at Samsung
business
clinical
04:20PM – 04:40PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Delivering Virtual Health Services in Rural & Underserved Communities

Many rural communities have limited access to a variety of resources, and that certainly includes health care services. When those rural communities do have access to health care, it is often limited to primary care. When Specialty care services are required, patients must travel, sometimes a great distance to receive care. Through technology and planning Atrium Health is scaling Specialty Care virtual services throughout four states the system serves, expanding services and capabilities to rural and underserved communities. This session will explore Atrium Health’s uniformed approach to virtual  specialty care across our rural footprint; outline the process for identifying the needs of the rural communities; the approach to prioritization across the various markets and; how the team implemented the solutions in an established tiered approach. Other topics will include infrastructure and technology needs; executive alignment; funding and; engagement of the various medical staffs. 

Speakers
Matthew  Anderson
Matthew Anderson
SVP, Senior Medical Director Virtual Health and Senior Medical Director, Primary Care at Advocate Health
business
clinical
04:45PM – 05:05PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
The Evolving Role of Telemedicine in Emergency Medical Services

Speakers from New York Presbyterian will explore how telemedicine is revolutionizing prehospital emergency care, from enabling remote consultations to facilitating treatments (including management of high-risk heart failure patients, external cardiac support device patients) and procedures (heart-lung bypass, stroke care) in the field. Leveraging insights from our research and clinical practices, the session will delve into real-world applications, challenges, and future prospects of integrating telemedicine in EMS. This discussion will offer invaluable perspectives for healthcare providers, policymakers, and innovators committed to advancing telehealth as a critical component of emergency medical services.

Speakers
Michael  DeFilippo
Michael DeFilippo
Emergency Medicine Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian: The University Hospital for Columbia & Cornell
Michael  Stone
Michael Stone
Emergency Medicine Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian: The University Hospital for Columbia & Cornell
05:15PM – 07:45PM | LIVE PITCH COMPETITION
3rd Annual Telehealth Innovators Challenge and Reception

The ATA Nexus 2024 Telehealth Innovators Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for companies to present their latest, game-changing innovation in front of key stakeholders, investors, decision-makers and the global healthcare industry. Two rounds of judging almost complete, our 12 finalists will be announced soon and will present how they are using telehealth to transform the future of healthcare in a live pitch competition at ATA Nexus 2024! A panel of expert judges – and the whole telehealth industry through online voting  – will determine who has the innovations that will impact care delivery and create a modernized, hybrid care delivery system! #telehealthishealth

5:15 -5:25 PM    Welcome and Introductions: Emcee: Samir Batra

5:25 – 6:36 PM  Presentations:

FEMTECH AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Julia Stark, VP of Product Development, Leva Pelvic Health System – Axena Health

Judith Nowlin, CEO, Nest Collaborative – Nest Collaborative

Eric Dy, Founder and CEO, Bloomlife Inc – Bloomlife

 

IN-PATIENT CARE SOLUTIONS

Sam Holliday, Co-founder and CEO, Oshi Health Virtual GI Center of Excellence

Noel Khirsukhani, Chief Growth Officer, ThinkAndor®- Andor Health

Maryam Sadeghi, CEO and Co-Founder, DermEngine AI-Powered Care Coordination –  MetaOptima Technology, Inc.

 

THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Ryan Grant, MD, MS, MBA, FAANS, Founder & CEO, Vori Helath

Kwamane Liddell, JD, MHA, BSN, Founder and CEO, ThriveLink

Maria Kunstadter, CEO, The TeleDentists

 

TOOLS THAT DELIVER CARE

Tero-Pekka Alastalo, MD, PhD, President, CardioSignal, Inc.

David Kuraguntla, DO, CEO, Alio Remote Monitoring Platform


6:40 – 7:00 PM Fireside Chat: Where Are They Now?
Moderator: Samir Batra

Andrea Ippolito, CEO and Founder, Simplifed

Tomer Epstein, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Bio-beat

7:00 PM Announce:

Judges’ Top winner per category
Judge’s Top Choice
Peoples’ Top Choice

7:00 – 7:45 PM Reception

Challenge Judges

 

Speakers
Nick  Delmonico
Nick Delmonico
CEO and Cofounder at Strados Labs
Maria  Kunstadter
Maria Kunstadter
CEO and Co-Founder at E-dental Services, LLC dba The TeleDentists
Samir  Batra
Samir Batra
Managing Partner at HIP, BAHA Enterprises
Tomer  Epstein
Tomer Epstein
Director of Strategic Partnerships at Biobeat
Andrea  Ippolito
Andrea Ippolito
CEO and Founder at SimpliFed
Julia  Stark
Julia Stark
VP of Product Development at Axena Health
Judith  Nowlin
Judith Nowlin
CEO at Nest Collaborative
Eric  Dy
Eric Dy
Founder & CEO at Bloomlife Inc
Sam  Holliday
Sam Holliday
Co-Founder and CEO at Oshi Health
Noel  Khirsukhani
Noel Khirsukhani
Chief Growth Officer at ThinkAndor® – Andor Health
Maryam  Sadeghi
Maryam Sadeghi
CEO & Co-Founder at MetaOptima Technology, Inc.
Ryan  Grant
Ryan Grant
Founder and CEO at Vori Health
Kwamane  Liddell
Kwamane Liddell
Founder & CEO at ThriveLink
Tero-Pekka  Alastalo
Tero-Pekka Alastalo
CardioSignal, Inc. at President
David  Kuraguntla
David Kuraguntla
CEO at Alio
Tuesday May 7th
07:20AM – 08:00AM | DINNER AND NETWORKING
ATA Fellows Breakfast
08:20AM – 08:40AM | GENERAL SESSION
Welcome to ATA Nexus Day 3!
Speakers
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Kristi  Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
Chair, the ATA; CEO at Confluent
Nate  Lacktman
Nate Lacktman
Partner and Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team at Foley & Lardner LLP
Ann  Mond Johnson
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO at ATA
clinical
08:40AM – 09:00AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Reimagining Care Delivery: The Intersection of Technology and Telehealth

In an era where innovation drives transformation, the landscape of healthcare delivery is continuously evolving. The emergence of disruptors has revolutionized how patients and consumers engage with healthcare services. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the accessibility and delivery of care. WeightWatchers, a renowned name in wellness, has boldly ventured into the telehealth realm, extending its expertise to offer metabolic health services to its consumers. This strategic move not only showcases the organization’s adaptability but also underscores the pivotal role of technology in reshaping the healthcare ecosystem. Join us as Dr. Amy Meister, a leading authority in virtual care, illuminates the possibilities and potentials of telehealth in optimizing both patient and consumer experiences. Through insightful perspectives and real-world examples, Dr. Meister will navigate the transformative power of virtual care, illustrating how it transcends geographical barriers to deliver personalized, efficient, and effective healthcare solutions.

Speakers
David  Smith
David Smith
Founder & CEO at Third Horizon Strategies
Amy  Meister
Amy Meister
CMO at WeightWatchers
business
clinical
09:00AM – 09:20AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Navigating Healthcare’s Future: Transformative Insights on Workforce Challenges and Virtual Care Integration

As the industry grapples with unprecedented demands and disruptions, virtual care emerges as a vital tool in supporting frontline caregivers. In this dynamic session, renowned nurse thought leader Bonnie Clipper, joined by Rich Kenny, will shed light on the critical challenges facing healthcare’s workforce. With a focus on nurses and care teams, Clipper will share her expert perspectives on the evolving landscape of healthcare delivery and how technology can enhance patient outcomes while alleviating the strain on healthcare professionals.

Speakers
Bonnie  Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Founder and CEO at Innovation Advantage
Rich  Kenny, MMCi, RN
Rich Kenny, MMCi, RN
Healthcare Advisor at SAS
business
clinical
09:20AM – 09:40AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Enhancing the Consumer Experience: Insights from One Medical’s Vision: Dr. Greg Weidner
Speakers
Greg  Weidner, MD, FACP, DipABLM
Greg Weidner, MD, FACP, DipABLM
Senior Medical Director, Virtual Care and Vice President, Care Model Design and Innovation at One Medical
Eugene  Borukhovich
Eugene Borukhovich
Co-Founder and COO at YourCoach.Health
clinical
09:40AM – 10:00AM | EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT
Adapting to Tomorrow’s Needs: Fostering Digital Innovation in Healthcare

Jeff Caron, GE HealthCare Digital Leader and former AWS Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry and Innovation Leader, discusses new ways to integrate disparate pools of device and platform data across patient care needs to augment care delivery and enhance operations at scale.  As we characterize the changing healthcare landscape and the expansion of home-based care, we explore how to meet rapidly evolving needs in health care, including forging partnerships across industry and health systems.  

Speakers
Tahir  Haque
Tahir Haque
Senior Medical Director at Biofourmis
Jeff  Caron
Jeff Caron
GM Patient Care Solutions, Digital at GE Healthcare
clinical
policy
10:00AM – 10:20AM | FIRESIDE CHAT
Priorities for Mental Health: A Fireside Chat with Patrick Kennedy

Delve into the critical priorities for mental health in today’s society with Patrick Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum and a leading advocate for mental health awareness and policy reform. Joined by MJ Abdul-Majid, Strategy Counsel at Google, Patrick will share his insights into the pressing issues facing mental health care, from access and affordability to destigmatization and equity.

Speakers
Patrick  Kennedy
Patrick Kennedy
Former U.S. Representative (D-RI) and Founder at The Kennedy Forum
Mujadala (MJ)  Abdul-Majid
Mujadala (MJ) Abdul-Majid
Strategy Counsel at Google
clinical
stakeholder
10:20AM – 10:50AM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Faith Heal: Restoring Trust in Healthcare

Amidst evolving challenges and unprecedented disruptions, restoring trust in healthcare has become paramount. This important conversation will address the critical issue of trust within the healthcare industry and explore strategies for rebuilding confidence among patients, providers, and stakeholders. Speakers will examine the factors eroding trust, highlight successful initiatives, and discuss innovative approaches to foster transparency, empathy, and accountability in healthcare delivery. Together, let's explore how collaborative efforts and technological advancements can pave the way for a more trustworthy and patient-centric healthcare ecosystem.

Speakers
Patrick  Carroll, MD
Patrick Carroll, MD
CMO at hims and hers
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-chief, npj Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Senior Advisor at Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Owen  Muir, MD
Owen Muir, MD
Founder at Fermata
Abigail  Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC
Abigail Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC
Chief APP Pediatric Telemedicine, Department of Pediatrics, Martinsburg Pediatric Subspecialties Telemedicine at WVU Medicine Children’s
Patrick  Carroll, MD
Patrick Carroll, MD
CMO at hims and hers
Joseph  Kvedar, MD
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Co-Chair, AMA DMPAG; Editor-in-Chief, NPJ Digital Medicine; Immediate Past Chair and Senior Clinical Advisor, The ATA
Owen  Muir, MD
Owen Muir, MD
Founder at Fermata
Abigail  Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC
Abigail Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC
Chief APP Pediatric Telemedicine, Department of Pediatrics, Martinsburg Pediatric Subspecialties Telemedicine at WVU Medicine Children’s
Lynn  Hanessian
Lynn Hanessian
Chief Health Strategist at Edelman
business
clinical
technology
10:30AM – 02:00PM | BOOT CAMP
Telehealth 101: Implementing Today’s Strategies for Seamless Virtual Care

This immersive program delves into the essential aspects of implementing telehealth today and building a practice that stands the test of time. Join us as we explore key components, including mapping an integration plan, vendor-health system communication, project management and logistics, market navigation, legal and regulatory considerations, and becoming an effective virtual provider. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to not only implement telehealth effectively but also to cultivate a sustainable practice in today's dynamic healthcare landscape.

10:30 – 10:35 AM  Welcome
 

10:35 – 11:05 AM   Begin with the Basics: Building a Telehealth Program Primer

Learn the essentials of mapping out an integration plan, primary coniderations in building your program, how to get buy-in from your C-suite and how to build partner collaborations between vendor and health systems.


11:05 – 11:55 AM  It’s All in the Details: Project Management and Operations

Understand the project management, operations and logistics steps that are needed to support getting things done and setting up your team for success. This session will outline what’s necessary to oprimize technology and workflows for better care team and patient experiences and the administrative elements needed in implementing a program from pilot to scale, understanding the inpatient consent process, and creating guidelines for care teams to help them in their roles.        
 

12:00 – 12:30 PM  Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 PM   Making Sense of the Market: Technology and Big-picture Decision-making

In a market saturated with technology and vendor choices, what are the considerations you need to make in evaluating the myriad solutions? This session will help you assess core benefits and value, how to evaluate and choose the right partners, lessons learned when approaching vendor partnerships and how to build partnerships for success. Explore the key components of building a robust virtual care infrastructure, including technology selection, staff training, and workflow integration, and AI’s role in virtual care.

1:00 – 1:30 PM   Legal and Regulatory Essentials in Virtual Care

Understand the challenges, pitfalls, and lessons learned in navigating regulatory and reimbursement landscapes in virtual healthcare delivery.

1:30 – 2:00 PM  Mastering Virtual Care: Strategies for Effective Virtual Healthcare Delivery

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the ability to effectively deliver care virtually is paramount. This session will discuss key strategies for becoming a proficient virtual provider. Participants will gain insights into optimizing clinical care efficiencies, enhancing patient encounters, and building an effective “webside manner” and cultivating a strong online presence.


2:00 PM  Close

Speakers
Sarah  Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
Sarah Pletcher, MD, MHCDS
VP and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation at Houston Methodist
Joe  Brennan
Joe Brennan
Vice President at TytoCare
Elliott  Wilson
Elliott Wilson
Principal at Flying Pig Consulting
Dr. Aditi U.  Joshi
Dr. Aditi U. Joshi
Emergency Medicine Physician, Bestselling Author and Telehealth expert at Nagamed Consulting
T.J.  Ferrante
T.J. Ferrante
Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Rebecca  Gwilt
Rebecca Gwilt
Partner at Nixon Gwilt Law
11:00AM – 11:15AM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Does It Work and Is It Worth it? A Discussion of Opportunities in Digital Health Innovation and Evidence Generation

Join the Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) for a discussion on innovation and evidence generation in the digital healthcare space. What are they types of information that purchasers are seeking to assess value in the digital health space? How can innovators effectively demonstrate the clinical and economic value of their solutions to key buying audiences? How can the digital health community work together to increase purchaser confidence in digital health solutions and drive the adoption of high value technologies?

Speakers
David  Silk
David Silk
Managing Director, Strategic Operations at Peterson Health Technology Institute
11:00AM – 11:45AM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Patrick Kennedy

Profiles in Mental Health Courage

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

11:00AM – 12:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Home & Community Telehealth Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
11:00AM – 11:15AM | PATIENT VOICES
Care When and Where You Need It

Telehealth and virtual care provide the ability to access care when and where a patient needs it most. This session will share perspectives from the patient, caregiver and provider angles on why the instant access to care that telehealth provides is so valuable.

 

Speakers
Leslie  Krigstein
Leslie Krigstein
Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs at Transcarent
Helen  Schnase
Helen Schnase
Vice President, Clinical Services at Transcarent
policy
11:00AM – 11:45PM | TOWN HALL
ATA Government Relations SIG Town Hall

Join the ATA Government Relations SIG and State and Federal policy teams in an open forum to discuss latest topics of interest around latest telehealth public policy priorities and challenges.

Speakers
Megan  Herber
Megan Herber
Principal at Faegre Drinker
Greg  Mills
Greg Mills
Government Affairs Manager at Capital Results
Tom  Mann
Tom Mann
Manager, State Government Relations at ATA
research
11:00AM – 01:00PM | RESEARCH POSTER SESSION VIEWING & MEET AUTHORS
Research Poster Session: Meet the Authors

ATA Nexus 2024 will showcase best practices and practical applications of virtual care technologies, as well as forward-thinking ideas, and innovative approaches to solving healthcare challenges. This year’s Research Track features Scientific Poster Sessions spanning topics within the telehealth, digital and virtual health spaces. Posters will focus on the data, evidence, and case studies driving innovation and building the foundation that will reshape the practice of healthcare. Review our 2024 Poster Session Lineup here

research
11:00AM – 11:15AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Provider-to-Provider Telehealth for Sepsis Patients in a Cohort of Rural Emergency Departments

Telehealth has been proposed as one strategy to improve the quality of time-sensitive sepsis care in rural emergency departments (EDs). The purpose of this study was to measure the association between telehealth-supplemented ED (tele-ED) care, healthcare costs, and clinical outcomes in patients with sepsis in rural EDs.

Speakers
Priyanka  Vakkalanka
Priyanka Vakkalanka
Associate Research Scientist at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
research
11:00AM – 11:15AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Virtual Nursing Intervention Improves Hospital Discharge Efficiency with High Patient Satisfaction

Staffing shortages and mounting financial pressures across United States hospitals have inspired innovative interventions to support nurses. Novel technologies that facilitate seamless, remote connection with patients has led to the rise of virtual nursing (VN). This study explores the impact of a VN pilot at a large academic medical system.

Speakers
Donna  Phinney
Donna Phinney
Director, Duke Telehealth & Virtual Care Center at Duke University Health System
Joanna  Cavalier
Joanna Cavalier
Associate Medical Director, Digital Strategy at Duke University Health System
11:20AM – 11:35AM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Retention and Experience: How Virtual Nursing Creates Workforce Efficiencies and Improves Patient and Clinician Experiences

Join Amwell in a fireside chat with Sally Eckford, senior vice president of virtual care at Wellstar Health System, as she discusses the health system’s implementation of a virtual nursing program and the impact that has had on nursing staff satisfaction and retention. She will also discuss how its overall hybrid care strategy has improved patient and clinician experiences, and where they hope to expand in the future.  

Speakers
Sally  Eckford
Sally Eckford
AVP Virtual Health at Wellstar
Heather Watters
Director, Clinical Design at Amwell
research
11:20AM – 11:35AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Teleophthalmology Model for Primary Eye Care

We describe the process of conducting eye camps with the aid of teleophthalmology bus and review results to determine major causes of blindness in Tamil Nadu, India.
Authors: Dr. Sheila John, Head of Teleophthalmology
Affiliations: Department of Teleophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.
Key words: Teleophthalmology, rural eye care and Blindness.
Aim & Objective: We describe details of the process of conducting eye camps with the aid of teleophthalmology bus and review results to determine major causes of blindness in Tamilnadu in India.
Material & Methods: The teleophthalmology unit is a mobile van, which would have paramedical staff and state of art ophthalmic equipment. The rural teleophthalmology units of Sankara Nethralaya had conducted camps from April 2010 to August 2023.  Patients underwent comprehensive eye examination at the campsite.  Prospective review of the patient Electronic medical records (EMR) and teleconsultations were done. Ophthalmologist Consultation with the patient at the campsite was achieved by means of teleconsultations to the base hospital by using internet connectivity (256–512 Kbps) with laptop and web camera.
Results: Over the 13-year study period, April 2010 to August 2023, 2404 camps conducted in Tamilnadu, 237942 patients underwent evaluation and about 5410 teleconsultations. Among these, uncorrected refractive errors were the commonest cause of avoidable blindness (104437), followed by cataract (31431) and Retinal diseases (5387) .
Conclusion:  Teleophthalmology unit conducting Comprehensive eye examinations is a very effective tool to prevent blindness in India.
 

Speakers
Dr Sheila  John
Dr Sheila John
Head of Teleophthalmology and E- Learning at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
clinical
11:20AM – 11:50AM | CURBSIDE SESSION
Accelerating Autism Diagnosis: Harnessing Technology for Timely Intervention

Navigating the journey to autism diagnosis has long been a stressful and time-consuming process for families, often spanning months to years, delaying crucial intervention and impacting the well-being and development of their child. Now more than ever, technology provides the power to expedite autism diagnosis and intervention. Speakers will share innovative approaches that combine cutting-edge tech with expert care to streamline the diagnostic process, providing answers within weeks rather than months. Discover the impact of early intervention on long-term outcomes and how technology and tailored support empowers families every step of the way.

Speakers
Alan  Pitt
Alan Pitt
CEO & Co-founder at Vitalchat
Boyd  Mark
Boyd Mark
Program Director, Digital Transformation at SE Telehealth Resource Center
Steve  Hicks
Steve Hicks
CMO at As You Are
clinical
stakeholder
11:20AM – 11:35AM | PATIENT VOICES
Telehealth for the Rare Disease Community

Join this session to learn more about telehealth’s impact on the rare disease community. Why it’s important, what’s working, and how it’s improving care experiences for patients and caregivers.

Speakers
Stacy  Lloyd
Stacy Lloyd
Director of Digital Health & Operations at AMA
research
11:20AM – 11:35AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Virtual Nurse Sepsis Surveillance Behaviors Improve Outcomes and Guide Sepsis Alert Development

Nurses have been at the forefront of sepsis screening and targeted therapeutic interventions for decades. The focus of this session is to review published work related to the history of virtual nurses using surveillance techniques supported by clinical decision support tools to screen for sepsis and advocate for care execution.

Speakers
Teresa  Rincon
Teresa Rincon
Sr. Telehealth Consultant and Assistant Professor at Blue Cirrus Consulting and UMass Chan Medical School
clinical
stakeholder
11:40AM – 11:55AM | PATIENT VOICES
Caregivers, the Missing Population in Health Tech
Speakers
Geri  Baumblatt
Geri Baumblatt
Health Communication and Patient & Family Engagement Consultant at Articulations Consulting
11:40AM – 11:55PM | EXPRESS THEATER TALK
Express Talk: DatosX Digital Health Labs
Speakers
Meg  Barron
Meg Barron
Managing Director, Engagement and Outreach at Peterson Health Technology Institute
Robin  Roberts
Robin Roberts
Co-Founder & CEO at DatosX Digital Health Labs
Ann  Mond Johnson
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO at ATA
Steve  Lindsey
Steve Lindsey
Director of Innovation Partnerships at Banner Health
research
11:40AM – 11:55AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health Case Study: Deployment and Measurement of Remote Patient Monitoring

Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health Case Study: Development of a scalable deployment and operations model for diffusing Remote Patient Monitoring across the care continuum resulting in improved health outcomes, reduced utilization of care, and improved support for care teams and patients.

Speakers
Angela  Leuenberger
Angela Leuenberger
Digital Practice Enablement Manager at Mayo Clinic
research
11:40AM – 11:55AM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Fostering Mental Health Literacy Among Colombian Youth: A Participatory Approach to Developing a Psychoeducational Website

Through a well-tested participatory research and development (R&D) methodology involving end-users, we aim to create a psychoeducational website to expand appropriate virtual and multimedia content specifically designed for Spanish-speaking children, teenagers, young adults, and their caregivers in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Speakers
Laura  Ospina-Pinillos
Laura Ospina-Pinillos
MD, PhD at Javeriana University
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Assessing Empathy in Patient-Clinician Interactions on an Asynchronous Telemedicine Platform

A paucity of robust evidence exists on how clinician empathy is perceived in virtual care settings. The study objectives were (1) to adapt a standard provider empathy scale to asynchronous telemedicine, and (2) to describe the level of provider empathy as perceived by current patients across various specialty care encounters.

Speakers
Kristen  Miranda
Kristen Miranda
Senior Medical Director at Thirty Madison/KMG
research
12:00PM – 12:15PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Facilitating Help-Seeking: An Analysis of a Co-Designed Digital Mental Health Platform for Colombian Youth

The platform (interface and content) has been co-designed and co-developed with young people to engage and empower them to seek help and self-manage their mental health through targeted resources, free tele-counselling, a self-designed wellbeing plan, an SOS button and monitoring tools to track their health and progress. 

Speakers
Laura  Ospina-Pinillos
Laura Ospina-Pinillos
MD, PhD at Javeriana University
12:15PM – 01:00PM | BOOK SIGNING
Book Signing: Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN

The Innovation Handbook: A Nurse Leader’s Guide to Transforming Nursing

Books available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, Booth #1037 (P).

Speakers
Bonnie  Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Founder and CEO at Innovation Advantage
research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Telehealth-enabled Sepsis Care in Rural Emergency Departments: A Qualitative Study of Health Care Personnel

In the context of a multicenter comparative effectiveness study of clinical outcomes related to provider-to-provider telehealth use for sepsis in rural emergency departments, we conducted a qualitative study to understand how and why telehealth may augment sepsis diagnosis and treatment in rural low-volume centers. 

Speakers
Nicholas  Mohr
Nicholas Mohr
Professor at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
research
12:20PM – 12:35PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
How to Model the Cost-Effectiveness of Hybrid Telehealth

To model the cost-effectiveness of hybrid telehealth, it is important to compare the combined costs of in-person and online services against their benefits. The analysis of expenses like technology and staffing against advantages such as improved health outcomes, accessibility, and reduced operational costs, determine the value of the hybrid approach in healthcare delivery.

Speakers
Jason  Goldwater
Jason Goldwater
COO at Laurel Health Advisors, LLC
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
A Case Study: Proxy Use of Patient Portals on Behalf of Children at Federally Qualified Health Centers

This study examined the proxy use of patient portals for children in a large Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) network in Texas. We analyzed de-identified individual-level data of pediatric patients and used logistic regression to examine patient-, clinic- and geographic-level factors associated with proxy portal usage.

Speakers
Cecilia  Pham
Cecilia Pham
Medical Student at Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston
research
12:40PM – 12:55PM | RESEARCH ORAL PRESENTATION
Telehealth for Hispanic Communities: Promoting Future Engagement

Traditionally, Hispanic communities experience inequities in telehealth services; however, recently, there has been a positive trend in telehealth utilization. We aim to promote this trend by identifying characteristics of  Hispanic individuals less likely to use telehealth. Without attention to the most vulnerable, we propel inequities among subgroups of communities. 

Speakers
Cynthia  Williams
Cynthia Williams
Asst Professor at University of Central Florida
clinical
policy
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Digital Well-being: Unraveling Virtual Care’s Impact on Social Determinants of Health
Speakers
Fran  Ayalasomayajula
Fran Ayalasomayajula
President, Reach Healthcare dba Happy Mama
Mohamed  Kamara
Mohamed Kamara
Founder at Inovcares
Alex  Carter
Alex Carter
Director of Population Health at Molina Healthcare of New Mexico
Geri  Baumblatt
Geri Baumblatt
Health Communication and Patient & Family Engagement Consultant at Articulations Consulting
Galen  Alexander
Galen Alexander
Director of Public Affairs at hims and hers
business
clinical
stakeholder
technology
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Setting Expectations: Examining the Purchaser’s Needs Around Digital Health Tools
Speakers
Meg  Barron
Meg Barron
Managing Director, Engagement and Outreach at Peterson Health Technology Institute
Lyle  Berkowitz
Lyle Berkowitz
CEO at KeyCare
Nilay  Shah
Nilay Shah
Director, Health Analytics and Innovation at Delta Air Lines
Michael  Penn
Michael Penn
Physician Advisor, Health Equity and Innovation at AMA
clinical
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Empowering Sustainability: Harnessing Virtual Solutions for Lasting Behavior Change

Now more than ever, the transformative power of technology is poised to revolutionize the patient care journey, empowering individuals to take control of their health like never before. This session will unlock the potential of virtual health solutions to empower individuals across all age groups to take charge of their health and enact meaningful behavior change. Speakers will share perspectives in how virtual health solutions can create meaningful engagement and drive lasting behavior change across generations, primary care and the pivotal role of AI in optimizing patient engagement and tackle the crucial issue of trust in data sharing and how it impacts health outcomes. Through case studies and insights, learn how digital health tools enable proactive identification of medical events, inform preventive interventions, and foster sustainable behavior change. Explore innovative care models, both virtual, coach- and provider-led, aimed at managing chronic diseases and creating sustainable behavior change for long-term wellness.

Speakers
Susa  Monacelli
Susa Monacelli
General Manager at Propeller Health
Erica  Jain
Erica Jain
CEO and Co-Founder at Healthie
Frank  Dumont
Frank Dumont
Commercial Medical Director at Virta Health
Ben  Weekes
Ben Weekes
Sr. Architect and Principal Software Engineer at Agora
Casey  Hughes
Casey Hughes
Founder at Adapt Sciences
clinical
technology
01:00PM – 01:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Digital Therapeutics: Pioneering New Frontiers in Healthcare

This diverse panel of industry leaders, innovators, and regulators will offer a multifaceted view on the integration and impact of digital therapeutics in patient care.

Speakers
Ben  Leonard
Ben Leonard
Congressional Health Care Reporter at Politico
Dori  Martini
Dori Martini
Founder and Principal at HealthTech Dynamics
Heather  Lucore
Heather Lucore
CEO at Urgens Health
Anand  Iyer
Anand Iyer
Chief Analytics Officer at Welldoc
Ilana  Neftin
Ilana Neftin
Senior Manager, Corporate Development at Dexcom
John  Moore
John Moore
Managing Partner at Chilmark Research
01:00PM – 02:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
01:00PM – 02:00PM | SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETING
ATA Global Health Collaborative Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
business
clinical
01:00PM – 01:20PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
OSF OnCall: The Future of Health Care is NOW!

Jennifer Junis and Dr. John Vozenilek, both leaders in the digital health space for OSF HealthCare, will share how to translate an innovation strategy into action within a health care delivery system. As part of this presentation, Junis and Dr. Vozenilek will bring participants through the journey the organization took to build OSF OnCall, the digital arm of OSF HealthCare, including investing in the foundational components of data, simulation, academic partnerships and portfolio management; setting a vision for digital transformation; and creating guiding principles that lead to action. This session will also breakdown the programming offered as a result of this work, such as the OSF OnCall Digital Hospital, enterprise-wide virtual ICU/hospitalist/nursing and remote patient monitoring for chronic disease, pregnancy and behavioral health.

Speakers
Jennifer  Junis
Jennifer Junis
Senior Vice President at OSF OnCall Digital Health
John  Vozenilek
John Vozenilek
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
business
clinical
01:25PM – 01:45PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Building an Equitable, Sustainable, and Value Based Telehealth Program: A Guide for Organizations and Health Systems

University of Maryland operates a state wide medical system with 11 hospitals, 3 freestanding EDs, and more than 150 outpatient clinics and urgent care centers. Like most large healthcare organizations, centralized processes have to balanced with independent practitioner and patient needs to adequately deliver high quality healthcare. With insight on intra-system collaboration, contracting, policy, reimbursement, value based care, licensing, multi-facility credentialing, and the importance of overcoming telehealth barriers and inequities, Dr. Anthony Roggio has led the telehealth charge at University of Maryland throughout the pandemic and in the shifting post-pandemic world in his role as the UMMS Medical Director of Telehealth. Learn from the University of Maryland experience, and Dr. Roggio, as he identifies goals, common roadblocks and solutions for telehealth development in healthcare systems.

Speakers
Anthony  Roggio
Anthony Roggio
Medical Director of Telehealth at University of Maryland Medical System
business
clinical
01:50PM – 02:10PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Building a Virtual Ecosystem for the Future

As the healthcare landscape changes, academic medical centers sit at the nexus of healthcare innovation, education, delivery, and thus play a critical role in shaping the future of healthcare. Emerging from the pandemic, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) one of only two national telehealth Centers of Excellence made key investments to build a virtual ecosystem for the future. These include implementation of fully virtual service lines; investments in global telehealth platforms that are EHR-integrated and AI-powered; development of a nurse-led, centralized support team to assist ambulatory telehealth visits enterprise wide; and an increased focus on telehealth equity. This session will explore the challenges and strides one academic medical center is making to create a virtual ecosystem of the future. Discussion will touch on MUSC’s marquee inpatient, outpatient, and population health telehealth programs, with a focus on recent innovations.

Speakers
Emily  Warr
Emily Warr
Administrator, Center for Telehealth at Medical University of South Carolina
policy
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Telehealth’s Super Bowl: Policy Predictions and Implications for Tomorrow’s Healthcare
Join this in-depth exploration of a make-or-break year in virtual care: the Telehealth Super Bowl. As a two-year reprieve comes to an end, what’s next? This session will delve into the critical telehealth policies set to expire, exploring legislative avenues for telehealth inclusion in upcoming bills, with a focus on commercial coverage, Medicare, and rural health implications.
Speakers
Sarah-Lloyd  Stevenson
Sarah-Lloyd Stevenson
Senior Manager, Public Policy at Amazon
Ebunola  Aniyikaiye
Ebunola Aniyikaiye
Assistant General Counsel, Sr. Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Homeward
Leslie  Krigstein
Leslie Krigstein
Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs at Transcarent
David  Critchlow
David Critchlow
Senior Vice President, Government Relations at Lifepoint Health
Elliot  Vice
Elliot Vice
Director, Health Policy and Government Relations at Faegre Drinker
business
clinical
technology
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Transforming Emergency Care: Exploring the Potential of Virtual Emergency Departments
Join us as we discuss the clinical objectives, possibilities, and limitations of Virtual EDs, shedding light on potential improvements in patient outcomes. Gain insights into patient experiences with emergency and virtual emergency care, and discover the seamless integration of services like laboratory tests, imaging, teleconsultations, and Remote Patient Monitoring in Virtual EDs. Delve into the impact of Artificial Intelligence on workforce considerations, addressing staffing shortages in nursing and providers. Our expert speakers will guide you through setting up a virtual ED program, offering practical insights to tackle hospital capacity challenges. Don’t miss this chance to envision the role of Virtual EDs in addressing staffing shortages and shaping the future of emergency medicine.
Speakers
Josh Snyder
Emergency Department Director at Banner Health
Josh Snyder
Emergency Department Director at Banner Health
Rebecca  Vande Kieft
Rebecca Vande Kieft
Vice President and General Manager of Emergency Services at Avel eCare
Julie  Miller
Julie Miller
Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence at AACN
Jonathan  Berkowitz
Jonathan Berkowitz
Medical Director, Emergency Telehealth, EMS & Transfer at Northwell Health
Sarah  Healey Herod
Sarah Healey Herod
AVP, Operations at Northwell Health
clinical
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Crystal Ball Gazing: Unlocking the Future of Virtual Care

Leaders in clinical and innovation fields will discuss the transformative impact of technology on healthcare settings, the ongoing evolution of virtual care, and their insights into the most promising opportunities on the horizon. What might innovative models of care delivery look like, ones that genuinely empower consumers and enhance provider engagement? Simultaneously, we will explore strategies for overcoming significant industry challenges, such as workforce shortages, burnout, lower productivity, and the role that mobility plays in ensuring equitable access to quality care. How will these challenges shape the future of care delivery, ensuring that patients receive optimal care and clinicians are adequately supported to practice at the highest level of their licensure?

Speakers
Eve  Cunningham
Eve Cunningham
Chief of Virtual Care and Digital Health, Providence at Providence
Christine  Gall
Christine Gall
Chief Nursing Officer at Collette Health
Nisha  Basu
Nisha Basu
Chief Clinical Officer at Firefly Health
Mujadala (MJ)  Abdul-Majid
Mujadala (MJ) Abdul-Majid
Strategy Counsel at Google
Margaret  Lozovatsky
Margaret Lozovatsky
Vice President of Digital Health Innovations at AMA
clinical
technology
02:00PM – 02:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Elder Care: Improving Outcomes with Home Testing
Speakers
Heather  Lucore
Heather Lucore
CEO at Urgens Health
Kathy  Duckett
Kathy Duckett
Clinical Director, Tufts Medicine Care at Home at Bodymetrics
Barry  Fontaine
Barry Fontaine
National Director Strategy and Solutions at Quest Diagnostics
Neelam  Brar
Neelam Brar
CEO at Total Life, Inc.
Brandon  Johnson
Brandon Johnson
Founder & Managing Partner at Vectis
clinical
02:15PM – 02:35PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
UCHealth: Virtual Hospitalist Program – Collaboration between Clinician and Technical Support
Speakers
Jennifer  Greeson
Jennifer Greeson
Manager, Virtual Health Center at UCHealth
Christina  Denton
Christina Denton
Manager, Information Technology, Virtual Health Support at UCHealth
Hemali  Patel
Hemali Patel
Associate Medical Director at UCHealth
business
clinical
02:40PM – 03:00PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Sanford Health: Disruption in Rural Healthcare
Speakers
David  Newman
David Newman
Medical Officer, Virtual Care at Sanford Health
clinical
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Inside the Looking-Glass of Decentralized Clinical Trials: Exploring Core Strategies, Implementation Tactics, and Key Insights

As the global healthcare landscape evolves, decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) have emerged as a dynamic solution, leveraging digital technologies to revolutionize traditional trial methodologies, enhance patient engagement, and streamline data collection processes. In this session, speakers will unravel the latest innovations in DCTs, discuss effective implementation approaches, and uncover invaluable lessons gleaned from real-world experiences. Join us as we navigate the intricacies of DCTs and unlock the potential of patient-centric trial methodologies to help lead to a more diverse and inclusive patient set in therapeutic development.

Speakers
Tufia  Haddad
Tufia Haddad
Chair of Practice Innovation and Platform, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Medical Director of Care at Home, Center for Digital Health at Mayo Clinic
Tiffany  Avery
Tiffany Avery
CMO at NantHealth
Fran  Ayalasomayajula
Fran Ayalasomayajula
President, Reach Healthcare dba Happy Mama
David  Enarson
David Enarson
Principal Digital Strategist, Center for Digital Health at Mayo Clinic
Jocelyn  Carter
Jocelyn Carter
Physician-Scientist, Director of Research Equity at Massachusetts General Hospital
business
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Exploring the Digital Health Investment Landscape: Trends, Opportunities, and Insights
Hear from a range of investors on the investment trends shaping the future of digital health and telemedicine.
Speakers
Samir  Batra
Samir Batra
Managing Partner at HIP, BAHA Enterprises
Amil  Kekic
Amil Kekic
Ventures Senior Director at Banner Innovation Group
Julianne  Roseman
Julianne Roseman
Principal at Plug and Play
Witney  McKiernan
Witney McKiernan
Principal at HealthQuest Capital
clinical
technology
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Crafting the Digital Healthcare Ecosystem: Bridging Voices, Innovating Patient-Centric Solutions
Speakers from leading delivery systems will share their vision on the blueprint needed to create a cohesive end-to-end digital experience for patients and care teams. How do we capture the “voice of the customer” and integrate it into operations, design decisions and product development? And how do we ensure we provide the human touch and connection while creating a collaborative, systems-approach that blends the clinical and technical, institution, provider and patient?
Speakers
Brian  Mullen
Brian Mullen
Head of Innovation & Product at The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic
Tania  Malik
Tania Malik
Co-Founder at The Office of CEO
Krisa  Ryan
Krisa Ryan
Director, UX Design at Mayo Clinic
business
clinical
stakeholder
03:00PM – 03:50PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
AI, Administrative Burden, & Consumer Demands
Speakers
Waleed  Mohsen
Waleed Mohsen
Founder & CEO at Verbal
Dr. Steven  Lester
Dr. Steven Lester
Founder and CMO, Mayo/ASU Accelerator and Medical Director, at Discovery Oasis
Kiran  Avancha
Kiran Avancha
Chief Innovation Officer at Honor Health
Jennifer  Thomas
Jennifer Thomas
Managing Director at Plug and Play
Stefan  Behrens
Stefan Behrens
Chief Strategy Officer at Fabric Health
business
clinical
03:05PM – 03:25PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Expanding Remote Patient Monitoring to Support Patients and Care Teams within a Rural Health System

Hear lessons learned expanding remote patient monitoring within a rural health system to help address some of the constraints inherent in rural healthcare. Maine is the most rural state in the country, with just over 60% of the residents living in rural communities. For patients, it may require traveling long distances for their in-person appointments.For the healthcare system, there are a limited number of specialists and primary care providers in the state. Recruiting and staffing rural practices can be challenging, and using virtual teams within the health system can help increase a patient’s ability to connect with care. MaineHealth has implemented several remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs, including Type 2 Diabetes Management and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), with more programs, including hypertension, in the pipeline. Hear about MaineHealth’s remote monitoring programs with dedicated clinical teams and its impact on primary and specialty care, helping to provide the right care at the right time at home. 

 
Speakers
Anna  Gilbert
Anna Gilbert
Telehealth Program Manager at MaineHealth
Lizzy  Mulcahy
Lizzy Mulcahy
Director, Telehealth at MaineHealth
business
clinical
03:30PM – 03:50PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Implementing Enterprise Management at Home: Processes, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned

Remote monitoring technology and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) support healthcare’s shift of bringing care home. It addresses episodic care gaps by providing visibility between visits and opportunities for timely intervention. Stanford Medicine tested digital tools’ ability to aid home-based care in ambulatory clinics. A multidisciplinary team implemented three distinct pilots in specialty care (oncology and orthopedic surgery) and primary care (hypertensive patients). The multi-staged pilots tested patient and provider enrollment, engagement, and satisfaction across 187 patients and 31 clinical end user participants. Patient enrollment spanned from 47-75 patients and engagement ranged from 56%-84% across each of the three 6 month pilots. The group evaluated key features for higher enrollment, satisfaction, and clinical usability that led to these varied results. The workgroup was able to gain leadership consensus, overcome challenges, and rapidly execute a remote monitoring enterprise program with centralized technical, clinical, and programmatic support. Their key findings are beneficial to health systems looking to implement centralized remote monitoring at scale.

Speakers
Monika  Lu
Monika Lu
Manager, Nursing Innovation & Informatics at Stanford Health Care
Gayani  Kadurugamuwa
Gayani Kadurugamuwa
Program Manager, Digital Health Operations at Stanford Healthcare
clinical
03:55PM – 04:15PM | SYSTEM SPOTLIGHT
Virtual Care at Home: A Digital Continuity of Care Program

As many health systems stood up care at home programs during the Pandemic, AU Health created an innovative care delivery model that allows patients to move through the continuum of care based on their needs and acuity.  AU Health’s Virtual Care at Home program encompasses multiple workflows under one at home virtual delivery method by creating a model of care that fits the patient’s needs including acute care at home, observation at home, early discharge management, pre-and-post surgical monitoring, pre-and-post partum monitoring, and chronic disease remote monitoring.  These programs create a delivery system in which patients can travel through the various programs to ensure continuity of care, increased access to health care team members within virtual care and outside virtual care, while also ensuring increased patient outcomes and satisfaction.  This presentation will take the audience through the continuum care model and how each workflow supports the other, and the shared goals and objectives that make this program successful. 

Speakers
Lauren  Hopkins
Lauren Hopkins
AVP Virtual Care and Community Engagement at Wellstar MCG Health
Sally  Eckford
Sally Eckford
AVP Virtual Health at Wellstar
08:00PM – 11:00PM
Nexus Social

Nexus Social