ATA2020 Conference & Expo
ATA2020 is the world’s largest telehealth innovation event. It’s where providers, technology developers, business professionals and leaders from across the healthcare sector come together virtually to have an in-depth, thoughtful, critical discussion about the future of health.
At ATA2020, you will become immersed in the novel application of virtual care technologies, deepen your understanding of patient and consumer perspectives and motivations, and bring clarity to the challenges, policies and opportunities to implementing telehealth solutions in value-based delivery models. Attendees will be armed with the practical knowledge, best practices and actionable insights that will allow you to identify opportunities for your organization and create the future of care delivery. Our speakers, our content and our partners create a solid foundation on which to build your telehealth expertise and success. Only at ATA2020, you will get a glimpse of where the market is going in the next five years, from the thought leaders and innovators creating that future.
We’ve designed an exciting schedule for ATA2020! Highlights include:
- More than 100 educational sessions and research-based presentations highlighting new frontiers and emerging best practices, the tools and techniques for creating behavior change and patient engagement, and the latest trends driving the industry
- Sought-after industry leaders on the cutting edge, experts and innovators sharing insights and ideas to advance on existing solutions and emerging technologies, new applications and opportunities
- Unique learning modules, peer-to-peer engagement and knowledge sharing with others who face the same challenges
- Over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest industry innovations, technology applications and products that will impact health and wellness
- New resources and knowledge to confidently tackle the most critical issues facing the telehealth industry and advance your career development
Rub elbows with healthcare providers who realize the value of telehealth; the most innovative business professionals, pharma and biotech companies, large consumer organizations and employers and payers who are leveraging virtual care solutions; and investors and entrepreneurs who are creating next generation technologies.
With established roots in telehealth, combined with the vision of today’s most respected thought leaders and the agility to respond to an evolving market, ATA2020 is the premier event for those with a similar mission — to overcome the barriers in order to bring telehealth and virtual care to patients and consumers, where and when they need it.
Join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary community of professionals and leaders from healthcare and technology sectors to learn, innovate, network and return to their organizations with actionable plans and ideas, lasting partnerships and an enhanced view of telehealth in the next five years.
Join us as we explore how telehealth is transforming the way we deliver care.
ATA2020 Advisory Committee
The ATA2020 Advisory Committee is stacked with some of today’s most innovative, respected and well-known luminaries, representing all corners of the telehealth ecosystem. Working with Dr. Joe Kvedar, the foremost authority on virtual care and ATA President-elect, this group is designing a dynamic program that will inspire, educate and motivate attendees.
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham and Incoming President, ATA
Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Global Global Head, Digital Investments, Sanofi Ventures
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Delivery & Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University
Partner and Chair, Telemedicine and Digital Health Industry Team, Foley and Lardner
Senior Vice President, Avera Health and CEO, Avera eCare
Senior Vice President, Health Solutions, AMA
Senior Director, Consumer Products, Ascension Health
Health Economist, Communicator, Trend Weaver, Health Populi
Chief Health Innovation Officer, Translational Research Institute for Space Health; Director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service and Director, UCSF Space Health
At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Joe Kvedar has focused on driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level.
He is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, President-Elect of ATA (The American Telemedicine Association), Co-Chair of the AMA’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and Editorin-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal.
He is the author of two books on digital health: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017). The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for digital health.
Dr. Kvedar is an advisor to and serves on the board of several Venture Capital Firms and digital health
Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, is Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and a staff neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Boissy leads initiatives to address and improve every aspect of a patient’s encounter with the Cleveland Clinic Health System – from their physical comfort to their educational, emotional and spiritual needs. The Office of Patient Experience is responsible for a range of programs and services across the enterprise, including service excellence, communication skills training, spiritual care, bioethics, data intelligence, volunteer services, and the ombudsman’s office. Recent work has focused on patient engagement and the digital experience of the future.
Dr. Boissy co-chairs the Empathy and Innovation summit, the largest independent summit on patient experience in the world. She serves as Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Patient Experience and serves on the advisory board for Option B. She has published extensively about relationships and empathy in healthcare, and advocates for major operational changes in healthcare systems for a more humane experience, noted in her TED talk “Can empathy help heal healthcare?” She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Atlantic, among others. A Harvard Macy scholar, she has been nationally recognized as a leading physician executive.
Cris De Luca is currently Global Global Head, Digital Investments, Sanofi Ventures.
Formerly, he held the role of Sr. Director, Global Head Digital Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Interim Head, JLABS Boston. There, he held primary digital and data responsibilities, translating hi-tech external opportunities throughout J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS life-science incubators and JJDC corporate ventures across the Pharma, Consumer and Medical Device businesses.
De Luca formerly led emerging technology programs within research informatics at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is well recognized for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding one of the largest startup-venture pitch accelerators in the U.S called Ultra Light Startups, supporting hundreds of companies across Boston, New York City and Silicon Valley.
Cris also serves on the advisory boards of SXSW Health and VOICE Summit by Amazon Alexa. He was recognized as a 40 Under 40 awardee by the Boston Business Journal and Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M Magazine.
Judd Hollander, MD, is Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at TJU and Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Professor & Vice Chair of Finance and Healthcare Enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where responsibilities include the JeffConnect Telemedicine Program and Jefferson Urgent Care. He graduated from New York University Medical School in 1986, completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes Hospital in 1989, and an Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital in 1992. His research interests include innovative care delivery models, risk stratification of patients with potential cardiovascular disease; cocaine associated cardiovascular complications; and laceration and wound management. Dr. Hollander has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials on these and other topics. Dr. Hollander was President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, chaired the SAEM Program Committee and Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Review Committee and was Deputy Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) committee to create a framework to support measure development for telehealth. Dr. Hollander was the awarded the ACEP Award for Outstanding Research in 2001, the Hal Jayne SAEM Academic Excellence Award in 2003 and the SAEM Leadership Award in 2011.
Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and Chair of the law firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. He advises entrepreneurial health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance, and corporate matters, with particular attention to telehealth, digital health, and health innovation. Working with hospitals, health systems, providers, and start-ups to build telemedicine arrangements across the United States and internationally, his practice emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling, and fresh approaches to realize clients’ ambitious and innovative goals. Nate was awarded the American Telemedicine Association’s 2019 Champion Award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to ATA’s strategy of advocating for public policy changes that open payment support and provide regulatory pathways for telemedicine and digital health. You can follow him on Twitter at @Lacktman
Deanna Larson, CEO of Avera eCARE has over twenty-five years of leadership experience within Avera Health’s integrated health system, based in Sioux Falls, S.D. For the past seven years, Deanna has expanded Avera eCARE’s virtual health system to extend healthcare access to over 400 communities in 16 states, serving hospitals, clinics, long-term care communities, correctional facilities, schools and directly to consumers.
With Deanna’s vision and leadership, Avera eCARE has transformed healthcare delivery by improving recruitment and retention of providers, increasing access to needed healthcare services, and enhancing quality, while decreasing costs. She has devoted her career to ensuring rural populations receive the same quality healthcare services delivered in tertiary facilities. Deanna’s experience includes multiple nursing leadership roles in the areas of acute care, critical care, behavioral health, long-term care, home care, and spent over 15 years as the VP of Quality Innovation for Avera Health.
Laurie McGraw is the Senior Vice President of Health Solutions, the unit that provides AMA’s data solutions (CPT, physician data) used across the entire US healthcare industry and increasingly, globally. For over 25 years, she has led high-growth health information companies, bringing innovative technology to healthcare.
Her first ten years were at IDX Corporation and its internet spin off ChannelHealth where she led electronic health record (EHR) product development. Prior to joining the AMA in 2016 McGraw led a clinical documentation startup after having spent 14 years at Allscripts where she held a variety of senior leadership positions—including chief client officer, president of strategic accounts and president of enterprise solutions—and was primarily responsible for running its flagship EHR businesses. McGraw’s tenure at Allscripts coincided with its growth from a $30 million company with five initial clients to a $1.5 billion company serving the needs of tens of thousands of clients across the health care spectrum.
McGraw is a graduate of Brown University, where she earned a Sc.B. in cognitive science. She is also a passionate outdoor enthusiast and has served on the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s Advisory Board for many years. Laurie and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Colin and Chelsea.
Julie Reisetter has over 30 years of healthcare experience in a variety of clinical and leadership positions across the U.S. In 2018, Julie joined Ascension as Sr. Director, Products in their Consumer Product division. She currently leads multiple product teams, including those focused on virtual care and virtual disease management products.
Prior to joining Ascension, Julie served as UCHealth’s first Vice President for Innovation where she had responsibility for the development of the CARE Innovation Center and UCHealth’s digital health partnerships.
In addition, Ms. Reisetter spent five years at Banner Health as their first Chief Nursing Officer, Telehealth Services, within the Innovation division.
Ms. Reisetter has spoken widely on a national level, including ACHE, HMA Executive Forum, NAHC, HealthLeaders Media and HIMSS. She has served in a variety of advisory positions, including the AAMI Foundation National Coalition for Alarm Safety and the National Coalition to Promote the Safe Use of Complex Healthcare Technology and is on the board of pinksocks.life.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Science from the University of California-San Francisco.
Jane is a health economist, advisor and trend-weaver to organizations focused at the intersection of health, technology and people. Jane founded THINK-Health after working a decade with health care consultancies in the US and Europe. Jane’s clients span the health/care ecosystem: technology, pharma and life sciences, providers, plans, retail, financial services and consumer goods. She founded the Health Populi blog in 2007.
Jane advises on strategy via environmental analysis, scenario planning, and health policy analysis. She is on the advisory boards of CAQH’s U.S. Health Efficiency Index, healthBank, Onboard Health, WEGO Health, and Women of Color in Pharma. In her community of Chester County, PA, Jane is a member of the Board of Directors of The Clinic, a free clinic for residents.
Jane is a frequent speaker, listed with AHA’s Speakers Express, Executive Speakers Bureau, and Promenade Speakers. Jane also contributes to the Huffington Post, Tincture and the Washington Post Health Care Rx panel.
Among many social media kudos, Jane and Health Populi have been named…
One of 19 Top Health Tech Influencers to Follow, Scality, October 1, 2019
A Top 100 Health Blog to Follow, Feedspot, June 20, 2019
A HIMSS Social Media Ambassador, February 2019 (6th year in a row since inception)
A Top 100 Most Influential Economist in the World, Richtopia, September 2018
One of HealthTech’s 30 Must-Read Health IT Blogs, CDW, August 2018
A Top Twitter Account to Follow in Digital Health, March 2018
A Top 100 Influencer in HealthTech, Onalytica, June 2017
One of 40 Healthcare Transformers by Medical Marketing & Media, January 2016
One of Klick Health’s Top 41 Health-Oriented Social Media Influencers, May 2015
In Rock Health’s The State of Women in Healthcare, 2015, March 2015
One of Five Fierce Female Health Bloggers to Watch, November 2009
Jane holds an MA (Economics) and MHSA (Health Policy) from University of Michigan. Beyond her work, she is even more passionate about family and home, Slow Food and her local CSA, and living a full and balanced life. Follow Jane on Twitter @HealthyThinker.
Jane’s book, HealthConsuming™: From Health Consumers to Health Citizens, was published in May 2019. The book tracks the evolution of the patient to consumer and payor. As digital tools and retail health options proliferate the health ecosystem, HealthConsuming™ discusses America’s prospects for public policy and privacy laws to bolster health citizens’ access to health care, social determinants, and personal data protections.
Dr. Aenor Sawyer is the Chief Health Innovation Officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a NASA-funded program. She is a practicing Orthopedist at the University of California, San Francisco where she is the Director of the Skeletal Health Service and the Director of UCSF Space Health. She has more than two decades of experience in development and evaluation of health technologies. Dr. Sawyer is a co-founder of the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation and serves on the UCSF IT Governance Committee. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies. External roles include Chair of the Health Technology Advisory Board for Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, External Advisory Board Member of the Scripps Translational Sciences Institute, and Associate Editor of Nature’s Digital Medicine Journal.
ATA2020 Research Review Committee
The ATA2020 Research Track will feature Scientific Presentations and Poster Sessions on topics within the telehealth, digital and connected health spaces – and will qualify for Continuing Medical Educational credits. Sessions for the Research Track were reviewed and selected by our Research Review Committee of telehealth industry experts:
Dale Alverson, MD
Medical Director, University of New Mexico, Center for Telehealth
Charles Doarn, MBA
Research Professor of Environmental Health; MPH Program Director; Director of Telemedicine, University of Cincinnati
Chad Ellimootil, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Matt Faiman, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Express Care Online, Cleveland Clinic
Aditi Joshi, MD, MSc
Medical Director, JeffConnect Telehealth Fellowship Director, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences and Vice Chair for Research, Emory University
David McSwain, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical University of South Carolina
Vice President of Professional Practice & Partnerships, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Neal Sikka, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, George Washington University
Sabrina Smith, DRHA
Executive Director, Center for Applied Research in Telehealth (CART), ATA
Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center at University of Virginia
Director, Children’s National Health System
Dale Alverson, MD
Dale Alverson, MD, is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico where he serves as the Strategic Telehealth Consultant for the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. He is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at LCF Research, managing the state-wide health information exchange assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information technologies, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is a former President of the American Telemedicine Association and been involved in collaborative international programs to advance Telehealth globally. Widely published and presenter at national and international conferences regarding health information technologies and telehealth.
Charles Doarn, MBA
Charles Doarn is a Research Professor in Public Health Science, Department of Environmental Health and MPH Program Director at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He has academic appointments in Political Science at UC as an adjunct professor, Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University, and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He is currently on loan as a Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. He serves as the co-chair of FedTel for the U.S. Government. He served as the ‘Governance Team lead’ on a NATO project, entitled a ‘Multinational Telemedicine System for Disasters’. Professor Doarn is a Fulbright Specialist with the U.S. Department of State. He has also held several senior management positions, including Deputy Director, Center for Surgical Innovation; Executive Director, Telehealth Video Resources Center in Ohio; Executive Director and co-principal investigator for NASA’s Research Partnership Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications, located at Yale University (1997-1999) and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (1999-2003). Throughout the 1990’s, Professor Doarn served as the Program Executive for Aerospace Medicine and Telemedicine at NASA Headquarters. He is the principle author of NASA’s Integrated Strategic Plan for Telemedicine and served as the lead for NASA’s Telemedicine activities. Professor Doarn also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Multilateral Medical Policy Board for the International Space Station. He serves as the director of the Global Health Concentration within UC’s accredited MPH Program.
Professor Doarn received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from The Ohio State University in 1980 and an MBA from the University of Dayton in 1988. Additional training has included Advanced Program Management at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Informatics Fellows Course at Woods Hole, MA, and Aviation Mishap Investigations, NTSB, Washington, DC.
Professor Doarn served on the Board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and held several key positions including Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the International Special Interest Group for the ATA. Professor Doarn serves as one of two Editors-in-Chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal (since 2005). Professor Doarn is a recognized leader in telemedicine as a scholar and teacher, having edited and published 5 books, over 350 manuscripts, editorials, federal reports and 45+ book chapters on this subject. Professor Doarn is an editor of the 4th edition of Space Physiology and Medicine: Evidence to Practice (ISBN 978-1-4939-6650-9), is an editor of A Multinational Telemedicine System for Disaster Response: Opportunities and Challenges. NATO Publication (ISBN 978-1-61499-727-6), and one of two editors of Engineering, Life Sciences, and Health/Medicine Synergy in Aerospace Human Systems Integration. The Rosetta Stone Project. NASA SP-2017-633. (ISBN 978-1-62683-044-8).
Professor Doarn is a fellow of the ATA and a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), an Honorary NASA Flight Surgeon, and recipient of the Astronaut’s award, the Silver Snoopy for his work in Telemedicine for NASA worldwide. In May 2016, Professor Doarn was recognized by the ATA with the 2016 Individual Leadership Award for his efforts national and international in telemedicine. He and his co-authors recently were recognized with the IAA’s 2018 Book Award in the Life Sciences.
Chad Ellimootil, MD, MS
Chad Ellimoottil, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. He has a long standing interest in using technology to improve the delivery of healthcare. His experience in telehealth spans his clinical, administrative and research roles at the University of Michigan. As a practicing physician, he performs video visits with patients. As an administrator, he is the Medical Director of Telehealth for the Department of Urology and a collaborating physician with Michigan Medicine’s Virtual Care Team. As a researcher, he is the Principal Investigator for the Telehealth Research Incubator, a research lab focused on evaluating the impact of telehealth on healthcare costs, quality, access and patient experience. He has written over 80 articles that have been published in policy journals such as Health Affairs and prestigious clinical journals.
Matt Faiman, MD, MBA
Dr. Faiman currently serves as a Staff Physician and Medical Director of Express Care Online at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Faiman obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, Master’s
Degree in Business Administration, and Medical Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in 2002. Dr. Faiman is passionate about finding innovative ways to apply Telehealth both nationally and internationally.
Aditi Joshi, MD, MSc
Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP is Medical Director of JeffConnect, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s acute care telemedicine program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her position is multi-faceted in telehealth and tele-intake: working in operations, quality assurance, provider training, medical education and implementing new programs and use cases for telehealth. She is the director of TJU’s Telehealth Fellowship, a SAEM accredited fellowship. She is also associate director of the Digital Health Scholarly Inquiry Track at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, teaching medical students how digital health technologies will influence their careers. Nationally, she is the chair-elect of the telehealth committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Prior to Jefferson, she worked at a telemedicine startup, learning barriers in uptake, marketing and business development. She completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and has a Masters in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences and subject matter expert for the Emory Telehealth Program. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She is Past President of ATA, Past Chair of Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, and President of the Medical Image Perception Society. She is Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare and on the Editorial Board of the Telemedicine & E-Health Journal.
David McSwain, MD
David McSwain, MD MPH is the Chief Medical Information Officer for MUSC Health in Charleston South Carolina, the Co-Founder of the SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth) national telehealth research network and the South Carolina Children’s Telehealth Collaborative, the Main Principle Investigator for the NIH-funded SPROUT-CTSA National Telehealth Research Collaborative, and the Chair of the Section on Telehealth Care at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He played a central role in the establishment of the MUSC Center for Telehealth, a nationally-recognized HRSA Telehealth Center of Excellence, and is an established leader in the optimization of virtual care and digital health. He was the inaugural recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Champion Award in 2018 and led the development of the 2019 National Telehealth Research Symposium in Chicago, IL along with a team of national digital health leaders.
Diane Padden, PhD, CRNP joined the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2013 and serves as the vice president of professional practice and partnerships. In this role, she is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing activities and programs related to professional practice. Dr. Padden represents AANP and participates in a wide variety of multi-stakeholder meetings related to nurse practitioner practice which may include clinical practice guidelines, practice models, patient outcomes, quality measures, and reimbursement. She also develops, establishes, and maintains partnerships with other organizations and agencies relevant to practice initiatives that support delivery of high quality of care by nurse practitioners and disseminating this essential information to AANP members.
With over 20 years of direct patient care experience as a practicing family nurse practitioner, Dr Padden has both public and private practice settings expertise with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. She is keenly aware of the individual responsibility of clinicians to provide quality care in the currently rapid changing and complex health system. Additionally, Dr. Padden has expertise in military culture and their beneficiaries’ unique challenges related to frequent separations and social isolation. She has conducted several research studies and published in the areas of stress, coping, and health promotion behaviors among spouses of military service members.
Prior to coming to AANP, Dr. Padden was an associate professor in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, she taught in the masters and doctoral programs and held several leadership positions, including Family Nurse Practitioner program director and chair of the Department of Health, Injury and Disease Prevention. With over 14 years of experience in education and curriculum design Dr. Padden has expertise in the essentials of nurse practitioner education and was a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) conducting accreditation visits at schools of nursing seeking accreditation.
Dr. Padden received her Master of Nursing Degree from Emory University and her doctoral degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America. She was inducted as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2010. She has received several awards including, outstanding faculty, outstanding research abstract for AANP, and the Janet Rexrode Southby Prize in Nursing Research.
Neal Sikka, MD
Dr. Sikka is an Associate Professor at The George Washington University, practicing Emergency Physician and the Director of the Innovative Practice and Telehealth Section at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Sikka has expertise in HIT topics such as informatics, telemedicine, mobile health, technology adoption and patient engagement. He has conducted research under awards from McKesson and Care First Foundations as well as the CMS Innovation Center related to SMS messaging, telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Dr. Sikka completed his Medical Degree at Washington University in St. Louis and his Emergency Medicine residency at GWU.
Sabrina Smith, DRHA
Dr. Smith serves as the Executive Director for the ATA Center for Applied Research in Telehealth. In her role, she is responsible for working closely with ATA members and partners to execute a long range research strategy that supports ATA long range strategic plan and advances its health policy agenda. Given her 20+ years of healthcare experience in academia and not-for-profit healthcare institutions, including the administration of varied and diverse biomedical and health service research administrations, she is well positioned to lead this effort. In her role as Assistant Vice President in a large not-for-profit health care system, Dr. Smith was a significant contributor to administering the National Institute on Aging (NIA) research program at Harbor Hospital, the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke program at Washington Hospital Center and many other notable projects. She served as the Administrative Director for the National Rehabilitation Hospital Health Services Research Center, working on several key research projects as part of the Managed Care Research Program. Dr. Smith is a Certified Research Administer and has administered over 1200 industry trials and 50 federally funded clinical and health services grants and contracts including a conference grant from the Center of Disease Control and most recently a PCORI engagement award and in conjunction with Tufts University a cooperative agreement from the USDA.
Kathy is Director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC), one of twelve regional TRCs serving the country. TRC’s are federally funded to assist with telehealth program development and sustainability in order to increase access to quality care for rural and other underserved populations. Kathy is also Director of Research for the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine, faculty member at the Healthy Appalachia Institute and adjunct faculty member in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Prior to her position with the MATRC, Kathy was Director of the State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Office within the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Health Equity (OHE). Kathy’s public service career reflects close to 30 years of experience in public health, public policy, program development, program evaluation and strategic planning. Kathy is an Appointed Member and Chair of the Rural Health Committee for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Board and is Vice President of the Virginia Telehealth Network Board. Kathy received her B.A in Psychology with minors in pre-medicine and youth services from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. She went on to receive her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Kathy also has a Certificate from the Management Academy for Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.
Clarence Williams MHA,EMBA is the Director of Telehealth at Children’s National Health System and responsible for leading the growth and operations of virtual care throughout the system. His work includes identifying priority programs; leading the assessment of new programs; implementing new programs; and guiding successful programs for long-term sustainability. Prior to joining CNHS Clarence worked for Mercy Health Network and the Department of Veteran Affairs where spent several years building and sustaining telehealth programs and held other mainstream health care operations positions.