Schedule

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

SPS 2017 Tentative Schedule icon

 Click here for the SPS 2017 tentative Schedule at a Glance.

Please note: Any events not listed on this schedule are neither part of, nor sanctioned by, SPS 2017.

Monday, October 1, 2017

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

Alan C. Roga, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc, Lewisville, TX

MORNING MODULE: TELEHEALTH WINNERS: STRATEGIES THAT WORK

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

AFTERNOON MODULE: LEGAL AND REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS

1:20 – 2:35

Panel
Diving Deep into Advanced Telehealth Legal and Regulatory Issues

--Non-Physician Providers in Telehealth: Maureen Cahill, MSN, APN-CNS, AOCNS, Senior Policy Advisor, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL
--Telemedicine Prescribing:
Michael Grafton, Diversion Program Manager, US Drug Enforcement Agency/Phoenix Field Office, Phoenix, AZ
--Using Telehealth to Build Destination Telemedicine Programs: Nathaniel Lacktman, JD, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL

2:35 – 3:00 Meet the Service Providers Lightning Rounds #2
Dale Alverson & Elizabeth Krupinski with vendor partners
3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall)
3:30 – 4:00 Understanding Medicare Fine Print
Speaker TBA
4:00 – 5:00

Panel
Coverage and Payment: Negotiating "Win-Wins"

Claire E. Castles, JD, LLM, Partner, Jones Day, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Miller, MS, MBA, State President, WellCare of Florida, Tampa, FL
Lauren Lashbrook, Business Development Manager, Mend, Orlando, FL

5:00 – 6:30 Networking Reception (Expo Hall)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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

MORNING MODULE: MAKING YOUR PARTNERSHIP WORK SMOOTHLY

8:30 – 9:30

Panel
Show Me the Data! Outcomes and Savings from Telehealth Partnerships
Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA, Senior Director, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
Judd E. Hollander, MD, Telehealth Fellowship Director, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Third Panelist TBA

9:30 – 10:00 Meet the Service Providers Lightning Rounds #3
Dale Alverson & Elizabeth Krupinski with vendor partners
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall)
10:30 – 11:00 Successfully Marketing a Telehealth Partnership
Tammy Hatting, MPA, Director of Innovation, Avera eCARE, Sioux Falls, SD
11:00 – 12:00 Panel
Integrating a Telehealth Partner into Your Organization: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Chong Jacobs, RN, MSN, RN Senior Manager, Banner Telehealth, Mesa, AZ
Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, System Director of Telehealth & Community Connected Care, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff, AZ
Third Panelist TBA

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch (Expo Hall)

AFTERNOON MODULE: NAVIGATING THE RAPIDS OF CHANGING TECHNOLOGY

1:15 – 1:45 Moving Away From "Platform Agnostic"
Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director, Telemedicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, Scottsdale, AZ
1:45 – 2:15 AI and Decision Support Systems: Service Providers of the Future?
Rebecca Cofinas, MPH, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AristaMD, Inc., La Jolla, CA
2:15 – 2:45 Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors (Expo Hall) sponsored by the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
2:45 – 3:15 Integrating Telehealth into Your EHR
Andy Penn, Senior Director, Open Platform and Virtual Care Strategies, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
3:15– 3:45 Case Study: Wearable Sensors and Remote Patient Monitoring
Speaker TBA
3:45 – 3:50 Closing
Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA, Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Tucson, AZ
Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

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

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