Agenda: March 20, 2014

Conference attendees were able to choose one of six specialized tracks on each day of the conference. The same tracks were offered on both days.


7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors

  • Location: Procter Hall - 3rd Floor Atrium

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. – Welcome & Overview of Day One of the Conference

  • Location: Procter Hall 103
  • Debi Sampsel, DNP
    Conference Co-Chair
    Chief Officer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UC College of Nursing
  • Welcome Presentation (PDF)

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks: Telehealth

  • Location: Procter Hall 103
  • Karen Bankston, PhD, MSN, FACHE
    Associate Dean Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement, UC College of Nursing
  • Thomas Boat, MD
    Dean, UC College of Medicine
  • Lee Ann Liska, MBA, BA
    President and CEO, UC Medical Center

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Keynote Address

  • Location: Procter Hall 103
  • "State of Telehealth across the US and Beyond the Borders"
    Professor Charles R Doarn, MBA, FATA

    Special assistant, Office of the Chief Health & Medical Officer NASA Headquarters
    Editor-in-Chief of the Telemedicine & e-Health Journal
    Co-Chair US Government’s FedTel Working Group
    International Telehealth Consultant
    Professor, Family & Community Medicine, UC College of Medicine

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. – Break


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Opening Session


11:15 – 11:20 a.m. – Wrap up of Morning, Transition to Lunch and Interactive Tracks

  • Location: Procter Hall 103
  • Anya Sanchez, MD
    Director of Institute Planning and Administration
    Administrative Director, UC Neuroscience Institute, UC Health
    Conference Co - Chair

11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Table Topic Speakers during Lunch

  • Please refer to listing in your program folder for topics and room locations.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Transition to Intensive Experiential Learning Locations

  • Shuttle bus transportation to the VA Cincinnati Track One Site. All other tracks are located in the College of Nursing, Procter Hall.


1:00 – 5:00 p.m – Concurrent Intensive Experiential Learning Tracks

Note: all tracks are repeated on Friday

  • Track Two: Remote Presence Telehealth Delivery Case Studies in Multi-Delivery Settings: Acute Care, Psychiatric Care, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Community and Rural Hospitals
    • Location: Procter Hall 103
    • Presenters:
      • Anya Sanchez, MD, Telehealth & Neuro Institute Medical Director, UC Health
        "UC Health’s Telehealth Origins and Infrastructure"
      • Timothy Maloney, JD, Vice President, Payor Relations for UC Health
        "State of Payor Network and Reimbursement for Telehealth" (PDF)
      • Candace L. Novak, MS, BA, Vice President of Advocacy & Government Relations, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
        "Advocacy Work with Telehealth"
      • Pamela Kimmel, RN, BSN, Telestroke Program Manager, UC Neuroscience Institute, UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
        "Establishing Telehealth with Community Hospitals" (PDF)
      • Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, Director of Telestroke, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery, Division of Neurocritical Care
        "Establishing Telehealth with Community Hospitals: The Role of the Physician Leader"
      • Marcus Romanello, MD, Emergency Room Director, Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton, Ohio
        "Telehealth Partnerships: One Community Hospital’s Physician Leadership Role"
      • Monica France, MHSA, CPMSM, Director, UC Health Medical Staff Services, Director, UC Health Credentialing Services, UC Health System
        "Establishing and Maintaining Credentialing Process"
      • Sara Cooperrider, UC Health System
        "Mitigating Risk in Telehealth Programs"
      • Jim McIntosh
        “IT Considerations: Integration of Systems, and Vendor Relationships”
      • Carl Jaekel, MSTM, CPHIMS, CHSP, Information Security Officer of UC Health
        "Privacy, HIPAA, and Devise Controls in Telehealth Care Delivery"
      • Peter Fox, MA, MEd, LPCC-S, Administrative Director, Department of Psychiatry UCMC
        "Use of Telehealth in the Psychiatric Setting: Critical Success Factors and Obstacles to Overcome"
      • Jessica Green Wiles, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Manager, UCMC Center for Emergency Care
        "Operationalizing Telehealth in the Emergency Room"
      • Eric Hurd, RRT-NPS, Telehealth Director, Daniel Drake Center Post-Acute Care
        "The Use of Telehealth in the Post-Acute/LTAC Setting" (PDF)
      • John Deledda, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs & Emergency Room Physician, UC Health & Daniel Drake Center Post-Acute Care
        "Physician Executive Perspective on Creating Organizational Support and Future Opportunities for Telehealth" (PDF)
      • Kevin Joseph, MD, CEO, Community Hospital and Emergency Room Physician, West Chester Hospital, West Chester, Ohio
        "Physician Executive Perspective on Creating Organizational Support and Future Opportunities for Telehealth" (PDF)
  • Track Three: Telehealth 101: Where to Start in the Myriad of Telehealth Devices
    • Location: Procter Hall 276 and Virtual Visits to Remote Telehealth Locations in the US
    • Presenters:
      • Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Clinical Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Mei Wa Kwong, JD, BA, Senior Policy Associate & Project Director, National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
        "Federal & State Telehealth Policies: The Current Landscape & A Look Ahead" (PDF)
      •  Garret Spargo, MA, Ddirector of the National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC) at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
      • Doris T. Barta, MHA, CTPM, Director of Telehealth Services, Montana Region Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth – St. Vincent Healthcare
  • Track Four: Telehealth International Delivery: Lessons on Developing a Global Telehealth System
    • Location: Procter Hall 286
    • Session Moderator:
      • Charles Doarn, MBA FATA, Special Assistant, Office of the Chief Health & Medical Officer NASA Headquarters, Editor-in-Chief of the Telemedicine & e-Health Journal, Co-Chair US Government's FedTel Working Group, International Telehealth Consultant, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UC College of Medicine
    • Presenters:
  • Track Five: Infusing Telehealth into an Advanced Practice Nurse University Curriculum
    • Location: Procter Hall 312
    • Presenters:
      • Debi Sampsel, DNP, Chief Officer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UC College of Nursing, and Director of Research and Innovation Daniel Drake Post-Acute Center
        "Infusing Telehealth into Various College of Nursing Students' Learning Experiences"
      • Kathe Ballman, DNP, Director of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, UC College of Nursing
        "Designing and Implementing Telehealth into Course Work for Nurse Practitioner Students" (PDF)
      • Gaurav Patil, UC College of Engineering & Applied Science, Graduate Student
        "The Technical Aspects of Using Remote Presence Telehealth Robots in the Clinical Area"
      • Garvin Yu, UC College of Engineering & Applied Science, Undergraduate Student
        "How to Operate A Remote Presence Robot in the Classroom"


5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Evening Reception

Hands-On Experiences with Various Telehealth Devices and Networking Opportunities

  • Location: Procter Hall - 3rd Floor Atrium with Exhibitors