National Telehealth Conference

Day 1 Sessions

DateEvent NameModerator/SpeakersDurationVideo Presentation
May 16, 2022Opening RemarksCDR Heather Dimeris, MS, RD, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration14:40Video
May 16, 2022HHS Leading the Way in Telehealth
Leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will discuss priorities and highlight key efforts across the Department to expand access to telehealth services.
Moderator - Carole Johnson
Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration
Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, Deputy Administrator, Director for the Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
May 16, 2022Telehealth's Role in Behavioral Access & Outcomes
Providers and experts will discuss telehealth’s key role in access to behavioral health services as well as the integration of behavioral and physical health services, especially for those in underserved communities.
Moderator - Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Catherine Burke, PsyD, Yale Medical School
Chris Fore, PhD, Indian Health Services
Sarah Hagin, PhD, Rhode Island Hospital
Margaret Howard, PhD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Kari Law, MD, West Virginia University
Eboni Winford, PhD, MPH, Cherokee Health Systems
May 16, 2022Telehealth & Licensure Portability - Access Beyond State Lines
This session will discuss ongoing efforts to facilitate access to inter-state telehealth services through HRSA’s Licensure Portability Grant Program.  Through this program, HRSA provides support to the Federation of State Medical Boards and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.  Participants will learn about current options to address licensure portability reform and have an opportunity to provide feedback.
Moderator - William England, PhD, JD
Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, Harvard Medical School
Kevin Galpin, MD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Lisa Robin, Federation of State Medical Boards
Janet Orwig, MBA, CAE, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Daniel Logsdon, Council of State Governments
Jack Resneck Jr, MD, American Medical Association
May 16, 2022The Telehealth Experience: Improving Quality & Breaking Down Barriers
This session will discuss ways in which we can improve the overall quality of telehealth services from the provider and patient perspective
Moderator - Jonathan Neufeld, PhD Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
Marcia Ward, PhD, University of Iowa
Ryan Jelinek, DO, Hennepin Healthcare
Emily Warr, MSN, RN,Medical University of South Carolina
Elena Rios, MD, National Hispanic Medical Association
May 16, 2022Ensuring Access to Telehealth Beyond the Pandemic
This session will discuss key policy and infrastructure issues at the state and federal level needed to ensure continued access to telehealth beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Moderator - Mei Wa Kwong, JD
Center for Connected Health Policy Moderator - Garret Spargo,
Telehealth Technology Assistance Center
Damien Doyle, MD, Signify Health
Karen Rheuben, MD, University of Virginia
Jack Rollins, MPH, National Association of Medicaid Directors
Sascha Meinrath, MA, Penn State University, X-Lab
Ry Marcattilio-McCracken, PhD, MA, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
May 16, 2022Integrating Telehealth into Healthcare Practice
This session will discuss key considerations for integrating telehealth in various medical settings.  Participants will learn of current models and provide input on ways to address challenges and barriers.
Moderator - Cameron Hilt, MPH
Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
Meg Barron, MBA, American Medical Association
Scott Findley, MD, West Virginia University
Amelia Adcock, MD, West Virginia University
Jack Protetch, Virtual Health
Donna Baldwin, MD, Cirrus MD
May 16, 2022Improving Access to Telehealth & Broadband Services
This session will provide an overview of Federal efforts and resources to improve access to broadband, which is a key component to the delivery of telehealth services as well as other social determinants of health.
Moderator - Brendan Carr, JD
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Wakina Scott, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration
Adam Copeland, JD, Federal Communications Commission
Karen Hanson, MBA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Shawn Arner, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Chad Parker, MBA, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Day 2 Sessions

DateEvent NameSpeakersDurationVideo Presentation
May 17, 2022Opening Remarks - Day 2CDR Heather Dimeris, MS, RD, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration10:57Video
May 17, 2022Preparing the Current & Future Healthcare Workforce
This session will discuss current efforts to assist providers in using telehealth and considerations for training the workforce for tomorrow. Issues to be discussed will include provider-to-provider mentoring, developing telehealth curriculum for providers and addressing burnout.
Moderator - Robert Stiles, MA, MPH
Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA, National Rural Telementoring Training Center
Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN, Valley Center Tower
Don Hilty, MD, MBA, University of California Davis School of Medicine
May 17, 2022Tapping into the Telehealth Resource Centers
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the HRSA supported Telehealth Resource Centers including their work and expertise in assisting providers with implementing telehealth services.
Moderator - Aria Javidan
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Derrick Ramsey, Texas-Louisiana Telehealth Resource Center
Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Great Plains Telehealth Resource Center
Joe Schaffner, MPA, CPST, South Central Telehealth Resource Center
May 17, 2022Telehealth & COVID - Challenges and Solutions
This session will discuss leveraging telehealth technology in addressing and treating COVID-19.
Moderator - Danielle Louder
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Daren Anderson, MD, Community Health Center, Inc.
Andrew Wilhelm, DO, University of Mississippi Medical Center
May 17, 2022The Evolving World of Telehealth Technology
This session will provide an overview of the growing field of telehealth including digital health and virtual care as well as key considerations for policymakers, payers, clinicians, patients and researchers.
Moderator - Wakina Scott, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration
Leah Dawson, PhD, University of Arkansas
Hari Eswaran, PhD, University of Arkansas
Derrick Wyatt, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
May 17, 2022What's Next for Telehealth? Looking Beyond the Pandemic & Closing Remarks
Experts will discuss the key telehealth issues and priorities identified by their stakeholders and how those telehealth issues may evolve beyond the pandemic.
Moderator - Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies and Clinical Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ann Mond Johnson, American Telemedicine Association
Alan Morgan, MPA, National Rural Health Association
René Quashie, JD, Consumer Technology Association
Julia Skapik, MD, National Association of Community Health Centers
CDR Heather Dimeris, MS, RD, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration

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