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2013 Broadband Telemedicine Multi-State Summit

Broadband Telemedicine Summit, Monday, May 20th, 2013

Date:            May 20
Location:     Wool Ballroom of Busch Student Center
                     St. Louis University
                     20 N. Grand Boulevard
                     St. Louis, Missouri 63103 
Time:            8:00 am – 4:30 pm


The full-day event is being organized by state broadband organizations from Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri. The agenda features interactive panel discussions on healthcare needs, rural issues, policy updates, electronic health information systems and more.

Key objectives of the event are to provide participants with real-world takeaways and actionable items that can be applied to a variety of settings and issues, including healthcare policy, home telehealth, mental health and inpatient and outpatient services.

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Agenda (tentative):

Conference Moderator: Dr. Jay Sanders, President and CEO of Global Telemedicine Group

8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcome and Governor Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 am: Keynote: Developing a Systemic Response to Healthcare Needs
Curtis Lowery, MD, Angels Network in Arkansas

10:00 – 11:30 am: Identifying Healthcare Needs and Challenges
* Rural perspective – Pat Schou, Illinois Critical Access Hospital
* Health system perspective – Dr. Thomas Hale, Mercy Health System, Missouri and Arkansas
* Teleco perspective – Kay Berdusis, UI Children’s Hospital

11:45 – 1:00 pm: Lunch with Telehealth Policy Update
Jon Linkous, American Telemedicine Association
Dr. Karen Edison, University of Missouri

1:00 – 2:15 pm: Integrating Telehealth Services and Electronic Health Information Systems for Greatest Impact

2:30 – 3:45 pm: Action Planning to Facilitate and Identify Potential Telehealth Solutions for Targeted Needs

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Wrap-up and Next Steps
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Hotel Information:

For participants wishing to spend the night of Sunday, May 19 in St. Louis, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Water Tower Inn, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63104.
The group block booking ID is “1607.”
Participants will receive a special rate of $75 plus tax.