American Telemedicine Association Telehealth 2.0, billed as the largest technology innovation and networking event in the telehealth industry, will be held April 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. More than 6,000 healthcare and industry professionals, including 1,000 C-Level executives, are expected to attend this year’s event, which will focus on how telehealth is transforming healthcare and creating competitive and cost advantages for those leveraging best practices.
In addition to a full agenda of more traditional events, attendees can participate in the Experience Zone and Simulation Area tours, which enable attendees to test drive and interact with leading industry products and technologies, and network with thought leaders and industry experts following a Women’s Executive Panel.
“ATA 2017 Telehealth 2.0 was re-engineered from the ground-up to showcase products and technologies at the forefront of reinventing healthcare and value-based delivery,” said ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous.
ATA’s Experience Zone will demonstrate how management and monitoring capabilities can reduce time and costs and save lives. In the Simulation Area, participants will receive a 15-minute guided tour of four common environments—an ICU, ER, doctor’s office, and senior living facility—to learn how telemedicine services are best utilized in these areas. The purpose of these new exhibits is to provide hands-on experience that allows attendees to witness the interoperability of each technology. A total of 11 tours will be conducted over the course of the event. Simulation Area tour sponsors include Ziegler, InTouch Health, Advanced ICU Care, and Medpod.
Women in Telehealth and the role of female leaders transforming the telehealth industry also are being recognized this year. Conference attendees are invited to join a “Women in Telemedicine: Leading the Charge of Healthcare Innovation” executive panel discussion featuring Charlotte Yeh, CMO, AARP (moderator); Julie Hall-Barrow, Vice President, Virtual Health and Innovation; Susan Dentzer, CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation; Paula Guy, CEO, Salus Telehealth; and Kristi Henderson, ATA Board of Directors, Vice President of Virtual Care & Innovation, Seton Healthcare Family and President & CEO, e-Health Advisors. There also will be a networking reception honoring women in the industry.
Key speakers include Patrick J. Kennedy, American politican and mental health advocate; Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist and author; and Pamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer, UPMC Insurance Services Divison.