ATA2021 Conference & Expo
ATA2021 – ATA’s 25th Annual Conference & Expo – 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.
ATA2021Telehealth Tuesdays and Thursdays will tackle what’s next for telehealth — where the market is headed, federal and state policy priorities, and what it will take to achieve permanent and widespread adoption of telehealth for all individuals, including underserved populations and our must vulnerable patients.
We are designing an exciting schedule for ATA2021! Highlights include:
- More than 50 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
- Sponsors 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, virtually, 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, ATA2021 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.
Join us as we explore how telehealth is transforming the way we deliver care.
ATA2021 Advisory Committee
The ATA2021 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 Chair of the Board, 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; Editor, npj Digital Medicine; Chair of the Board, ATA
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Founding CEO, ORCHA
Founding CEO, BAHA Enterprises
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Managing Director, Ziegler Healthcare Investment Banking
CEO & Board Certified Patient Advocate, Enlightening Results, LLC
Executive Director, DiMe
Senior VP, Aveus
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SVP, Telehealth and Innovation, Optum Health
VP, Digital Health & Analytics Product, Humana
Chief Strategy Officer, Welldoc
Telehealth Director, Stony Brook Medicine
Director of Innovation and Partnerships, EMAA
Director, European Connected Health Alliance
President, Clear Voice Consulting LLC
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CEO & Founder, Third Horizon Strategies
Associate Director of Innovation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Teladoc Health
Joseph Kvedar, MD
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At Mass General Brigham (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. Dr. Kvedar continues to guide the transformation of healthcare delivery as a respected thought leader, author, and convener. Dr. Kvedar is Chair of the Board of the ATA and served as Program Chair of the ATA2020 annual conference. As Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal, he is working to establish the evidence base needed to guide innovation and the implementation of digital health. He is co-chair the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), which works to ensure widespread coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and successfully established several new provider codes for telehealth reimbursement through the CPT process. Dr. Kvedar is also a member of the AAMC’s (Association of American Medical Colleges) telehealth committee, creating tools that will enable medical schools and residency programs to integrate telehealth into the training of future practitioners. Dr. Kvedar is the author of two books: 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 connected health. Dr. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Connect on Twitter @jkvedar Connect on LinkedIn Learn about The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan Learn about The Internet of Healthy Things Read The cHealth Blog
Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has worked in Health and Care for over 20 leading National and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift. Passionate about the opportunities that technology offers to improve healthcare efficiencies and outcomes, Liz founded ORCHA in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes. Liz has received numerous awards and accolades for her work including winning Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year UK in 2018, Technology CEO UK this year along with being recognized as one of the countries most ambitious leaders by the Telegraphs LDC 2019. Along with her role at ORCHA Liz holds a number of other roles including being a National Innovation Accelerator Fellow with NHS England, being a Board Advisor to OCS and sitting as the Associate Vice Chair for standards for British Computing Society.
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Samir Batra has been in healthcare for 20 years and has worked with many global healthcare provider organizations in helping them achieve operational efficiency and implementation of their strategic plans. Majority of his work has focused on the patient experience, workflow and cost optimization and the effective use of engagement technology. Currently, Mr. Batra is the Founder & CEO of BAHA Enterprises. BAHA is a boutique venture & advisory firm for early stage/growth companies & investors in health care. They use their deep healthcare expertise, network/connections to enhance due diligence & guide investment decisions, & spur innovation & growth. Startup advisory clients also get access to a network based collaborative ecosystem and a platform that provides validation (market assessment and end user feedback) of their solutions. Mr. Batra is also the co-founder and managing partner of HIP (Health Innovation Pitch) – a unique model that brings cross-healthcare industry investors and advisors to actively invest and advise early stage startups. Prior to BAHA, he spent over 12 years in executive roles at start-ups (Oneview Healthcare ASX: ONE, CareInSync – acquired by Hearst Health – Zynx Health, pCare – TVRC, and GetWellNetwork) focused on applying technology to effect clinical and patient processes to improve the patient experience and drive engagement. Samir started his career consulting with The Advisory Board Company (now part of Optum) working with hundreds of provider organizations to drive operational and strategic excellence. Passionate about contributing to thought-leadership, he is active with HIMSS (NorCal Board Member and Advisor), ATA (Start-Up Health Advisor – American TeleMedicine Association), The Millennium Alliance (Advisory Board Member) and The Beryl Institute (Resource Advisory Council). He also holds multiple roles such as Vonzos Partners (Executive and Entrepreneur in Residence), NarrativeDx – a Press Ganey Company (Advisory Board Member), and eVideon Healthcare (Chairman of the Advisory Board).
Grant Chamberlain joined Ziegler in 2015 as a managing director in the Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice. With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Grant has advised some of the leading healthcare systems, including Sharp Healthcare, Cedars-Sinai and Baylor Health, along with several of the most innovative telehealth companies, including Airstrip, Forefront, IRIS, MDLive and Voalte.
Prior to Ziegler, Grant led the mHealth sector coverage at Raymond James – which included telehealth, remote monitoring and wireless healthcare solutions – after spending 15 years advising HCIT and tech-enabled outsourced services companies on a broad variety of M&A, joint ventures/partnerships and private financings. Additionally, Grant has completed dozens of transactions in the physician practice management space with a specific concentration in oncology, having closed over 15 deals in that sector in his career.
Prior to Raymond James, Grant was a principal at Shattuck Hammond Partners, which was acquired by Morgan Keegan. He was also a part of the corporate finance group of General Electric Capital Corporation and the financial services division of GE Medical Systems. In addition, Grant is an elected Director of the ATA, the leading international advocate for the use of advanced remote medical technologies. He is also on the Board of Directors for The MAVEN Project, which uses telehealth and a network of volunteer physicians affiliated with the nation’s foremost medical school alumni associations to improve healthcare access for underserved populations. Grant earned a B.A. in finance and investment banking from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Grace Cordovano, PhD
Upon recognizing significant unmet needs and challenges in patients’ experiences throughout their cancer diagnosis, Dr. Grace Cordovano founded Enlightening Results in 2010. As the culmination of her life’s experiential learning and education, Dr. Cordovano is dedicated to fostering personalized patient advocacy services, specializing in the oncology space. She strategically guides her clients through survivorship or end-of-life care planning with empathy, ensuring they are armed with the most pertinent, medically credible, easy to understand information and tools to make empowered decisions about their care. Through her advocacy work, she is humbled to witness first-hand the challenges, the barriers to access, the unmet needs, the grief, the joys, the suffering, the financial toxicities, and the losses patients face in the midst of a diagnosis. She has made these insights actionable as a patient experience enhancer. Dr. Cordovano is a firm believer in the continuous advancement of patient education, engagement, empowerment, and experiences through the infusion of empathy, design thinking, technology, and compassionate business strategy. As a patient opinion leader, she elevates the patient and carepartner’s voice in discussions on maximizing accessible innovation, digital transformation, fostering inclusivity, improving patient outcomes, and the culture of value based, human-centered care. Dr. Cordovano is passionate about leveraging digital technology, innovation, and social media to deliver content that resonates with patients, that is crafted in a culturally sensitive manner and at an appropriate health literacy to deliver authentic value. She’s a champion for the use of digital tech and social media to bridge gaps in informational silos and fallout from poor interoperability. She firmly believes that ideation, implementation, and mass adoption of digital tech must happen through the lens of empathy, in partnership with patients and carepartners, to deliver valuable, human-centered care. Dr. Cordovano collaborated with the American Medical Association on their Digital Health Implementation Playbook to ensure implementation strategies are inclusive of understanding the lay patient’s and carepartner’s experience, health literacy, values, preferences, and needs. With over 20 years of advocacy experience, she thoroughly understands the barriers patients face with information blocking and lack of transparency. Dr. Cordovano co-founded Unblock Health to empower patients and their carepartners to hold the ecosystem accountable and fight back against information blocking where patients are in their local communities. Dr. Cordovano completed her Masters and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). She is a board-certified patient advocate via the international credentialing of the Patient Advocate Certification Board. She serves as one of 5 national e-patient ambassadors for the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California. Dr. Cordovano has been repeatedly recognized as Patient Advocate of the Year, most recently at the 2019 Health IT and Marketing & PR Community Conference Medigy Awards. She has been featured in StatNews, KevinMD, Tincture, The Healthcare Blog, US News & World Report, Kaiser News, etc.
Jen Goldsack is the Executive Director of the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe). Previously, Jen spent several years at the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) where she led development and implementation of several projects within CTTI’s Mobile Program and was the operational co-lead on the first randomized clinical trial using FDA’s Sentinel System. Jen spent five years working in research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, first in Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery and later in the Department of Medicine. More recently, she helped launch the Value Institute, a pragmatic research and innovation center embedded in a large academic medical center in Delaware. Jen earned her master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford, England, her masters in the history and sociology of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from the George Washington University. Additionally, she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Jen is a retired athlete, formerly a Pan American Games Champion, Olympian and World Championship silver medalist.
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Nancy Green is an award-winning global healthcare and strategic business development executive with background in stimulating growth, bringing new and disruptive innovative digital technologies to the market as well as a strong thought leader and creator of strategic alliances. Currently Senior VP, Aveus, Nancy brings over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare and digital technology industries as well as leading global healthcare strategy for Verizon, she has helped organizations design, accelerate and implement growth strategies. She began The SAA Group, (Strategic Acceleration Advisory Services) a comprehensive business consulting firm, to focus on strategic acceleration that helps identify gaps and opportunities which accelerates a business’ success. She creates a comprehensive plan that includes go-to-market, strategic partnerships and implementation. The firm specializes in the digital healthcare industry with a specific area of focus on strategic growth and go-to-market planning, new strategic business partnership development, and IoT / 5G and wireless technologies.
Kristi Henderson, DNP
Kristi Henderson is a healthcare change agent with over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and optimizing the health care delivery system using digital health tools and technology. She is the SVP of Telehealth & Innovation for Optum Health, where she is focused on modernizing the care delivery organization using digital health tools and telehealth. She most recently led clinical operations for Amazon Care, a healthcare initiative for Amazon employees and their families. Before joining Amazon, she designed and launched a national solutions center for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination for Ascension Health. She has a proven track record of delivering successful programs at scale that improve health and save money. She continues to integrate new technology into the care delivery model in order to deliver the most effective and efficient operating model. She is an adjunct faculty member in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin and at the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Henderson thrives with complex challenges and consistently delivers results that exceed expectations. She is known for her ability to execute and sustain these models in advance of them becoming an industry standard as evidenced by her first launch of a telehealth program in 2003 which is recognized as one of only two of HRSA’s Centers of Excellence. She is resourceful, collaborative and known for her creative solutions that engage patients and empower clinicians. She has testified before multiple U.S. Senate committees and given numerous presentations across the country, including a TEDx, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.
A few of her other leadership roles include service as an executive board member for the American Telemedicine Association; AAMC Telehealth Committee member, ANA co-chair for Committee on Connected Health and NQF Telehealth Committee. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association. Henderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna from the School of Nursing. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.
Anand Iyer, PhD
Anand is a respected global digital health leader—most known for his insights on and experience with technology, strategy and regulatory policy. Anand has been instrumental in Welldoc’s success and the development of BlueStar®, the first FDA-cleared mobile prescription therapy for adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes. Since joining Welldoc in 2008, he has held core leadership positions that included Chief Data Science Officer, President and Chief Operations Officer. In 2013, Anand was named “Maryland Healthcare Innovator of the Year” in the field of mobile health. As a founding member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance in November 2017, Anand works closely with the board to engage industry leaders on the integration of clinically-validated digital therapeutics to improve population health. Prior to joining Welldoc, Anand was already an established thought leader in the field. He had served as the Director of PRTM’s wireless practice, where helped companies take advantage of disruptive technologies, business models and process models offered by and enabled by advanced wireless communications. Anand was the founder and immediate-past president of the In-Building Wireless Alliance, and teaches advanced wireless courses to senior officers in the US Department of Defense at the Institute for Defense and Business. Prior to joining PRTM, Anand was a member of the scientific staff at Bell Northern Research and Nortel Networks. He holds an MS and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Carleton University.
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, is the Telehealth Director, Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Quality Officer of PCMH Family Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook Medicine (SBM). Her main role is in providing Telehealth leadership ranging from development of academic educational curricula, clinical trial design and infrastructure development for clinical service launches, including: Mobile Stroke, Tele-psychiatry, Tele-Neurology and Tele-Preventive Medicine. She holds degrees from Duke, George Washington and Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in preventive medicine.
Brian O’Connor was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has developed his career as a consultant, manager and/or investor in both private and public companies. Brian has founded a number of companies in the healthcare services area in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. He has gained significant experience as a company director in a variety of industries and professions, and has raised significant sums for companies through both private equity structures and stock exchange listings. Brian founded and is Chair of the European Connected Health Alliance organisation www.echalliance.com, the rapidly expanding not for profit membership organisation. He also Chairs ‘The Digital Health Society’, a movement created during the Estonian Presidency and now embracing Governments, Research Institutes, Industry, Patients Groups across Europe. He is a shareholder, director, investor in a number of private companies in the health and care sector.
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David is the CEO and founder of Third Horizon Strategies (THS), an organization that provides the strategic planning, intelligence sharing, and collaborative problem-solving necessary to shape a future system that actualizes common access to health care, improved efficiency, and a sustainable culture of health.
David is an expert in managed care, alternative payment models, and public health. He has established several coalitions focused on these efforts, most notably in the areas of Medicaid payment reform, opioid use disorder treatment, market stabilization, and health care and social disparities. He is the co-founder of the Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3), a group of Chicago-based health care businesses focused on economic development, system transformation, and social disparities. Prior to organizing THS, David was the chief client strategies officer and a partner with Leavitt Partners.
David serves on the board of the Sinai Hospital System and HIMSS North America. He is also on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care, a non-partisan initiative focused on expanding health care access, and the project executive for the Medicaid Transformation Project.
David has a master’s of statistics in econometrics from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Utah Valley University.
ATA2021 Research Review Committee
The ATA2021 Research Track will feature Scientific Presentations and Poster Sessions on topics within the telehealth, digital and connected health spacesSessions for the Research Track were reviewed and selected by our Research Review Committee of telehealth industry experts:
Medical Director, University of New Mexico, Center for Telehealth
Research Professor of Environmental Health; MPH Program Director; Director of Telemedicine, University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Community Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Community Care
Medical Director, JeffConnect Telehealth Fellowship Director, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences and Vice Chair for Research, Emory University
Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical University of South Carolina; Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, MUSC Children's Hospital
Vice President of Professional Practice and Partnerships, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Chief, Section of Innovative Practice and Telehealth; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Executive Director, Center for Applied Research in Telehealth, ATA
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.
Matthew Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP
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.
S. David McSwain, MD, MPH
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
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.
Neel 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.