National Healthcare Leaders to Discuss ROI, Innovation, Value of Telehealth

09/13/2017
Independent healthcare accreditor URAC and Telemedicine Magazine will host the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018: ROI of TelehealthMarch 27 – 29, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington, DC.
The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by leaders in telehealth, covering topics such as implementing telehealth across healthcare systems, measuring quality in telehealth programs, forming creative partnerships, payer innovations in telehealth, building a telehealth program from the ground up, achieving population health goals and more. 
“Telehealth represents one of the fastest-growing sectors of the healthcare industry today, with all projections pointing to ongoing growth and adoption,” said Che Parker, vice president, sales and marketing at URAC. “Healthcare providers want to understand how to create a sustainable telehealth model that can provide high-quality healthcare, while lowering costs and improving access. The sessions at this conference will focus on how different programs moved the needle in their communities, and how they improved the health of the populations they serve.”
This inaugural event features a mix of panel discussions and presentations in 18+ ground-breaking sessions designed to spark creative and fulfilling discussions. Confirmed speakers include:
Jeremy Corbett, MD, Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare
Adam Darkins, MD, President and CEO, Empiricon LLC
Martin E. Doerfler, MD, SVP, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health
Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, VP of Research and Measurement, URAC
Stephen Ferrando, MD, Director of Psychiatry, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center
Kylanne Green, President and CEO, URAC
Jason Goldwater, Senior Director, National Quality Forum
Judd Hollander, MD, Telehealth Fellowship Director, Thomas Jefferson University
Christopher Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh, Co-Founder and President/CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Associates and MedNovations, Inc.
Curtis Lowery, MD, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
John Morley, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Population Health, Adirondack Health Institute
Christa Natoli, Deputy Executive Director, CTeL
Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, RubiconMD
Mark Plaster, MD, Founder, Telemedicine Magazine
Rene Quashie, Partner, Cozen O’Connor
Junaid A. Razzak, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Telemedicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins
Raymond Reichwein, Medical Director, Penn State Health
Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Westchester Medical Center eHealth Center
Adam Solander, Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green
Dennis Truong, MD, Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Kaiser Permanente
Julie Wagner, Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
 
To see the complete list of speakers and to register for the conference, a, visit http://telemed.org/.
 
URAC offers Telehealth accreditation for eligible providers. The accreditation is the first independent, third-party national program to offer comprehensive oversight of diverse telehealth programs. URAC’s approach defines the standards of excellence for telehealth, without prescribing how organizations must meet those standards, to allow the evolving industry to continue innovating while ensuring patient protection.
 
For more information about URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation Program, visit www.urac.org/telehealth.
 
About URAC
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in healthcare and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based standards and measures are developed through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality of healthcare. For more information, visit urac.org.