Jane Barratt, Editor-in-Chief, Research and Academia

Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing, an organization with members in 62 countries which represents 50 million older people. Dr. Barratt is a Churchill Fellow, and recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada in recognition of efforts to enhance the understanding of ageing, engaging governments and improving QOL of older people. Dr. Barratt represents the IFA at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She is directly responsible for formal relations with the Ageing and Life Course Department of the World Health Organization. She holds numerous adjunct academic positions, executive positions, and board positions, including Age Macular Degeneration Alliance International and Baycrest, which is one the world’s premier academic health sciences centres focused on ageing.

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Douglas Shinsato, Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Innovation

Transforming developing countries into economic growth engines with new digital technologies. Co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups located in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the US, focusing on tele-education, telehealth, sustainable food production, and cyber-security. Board member of Directors of Creative Intelligence Associates, one of Japan’s top branding strategy firms. Previously served as President for leading technology companies such as PTC Japan and as the Vice President-Asia Pacific for Autodesk. Senior Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Regional Vice President of Management Services and IT consulting at EDS/A.T. Kearney in Japan, and Board Member for EDS Japan operations. Author of 101 Lesser Known Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor, he has an HBA and MBA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Stanford Law School.

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I am employed as Board Director of AntHill Ventures, Singapore, and Heyou Media Holdings. I am Regent at the University of Hawaii, Board of Regents. I have stock options in AntHill Ventures, Singapore, and Heyou Media Holdings. I have patents at Taro Dream Holdings. At this time, I do not foresee any conflicts between my positions/shareholdings and the preparation of manuscripts for Telehealth and Medicine Today.

 

 

Advisory Board Members

Richard Anglin, President and CEO, telmedx


 

Founding CEO of mobile phone-based telemedicine platform that delivers high-resolution video and remotely captured images into a Web browser enabling seamless remote care delivery.  Earlier Rick was the founding CEO of two satellite telecommunications companies, Omninet Corporation and Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corporation, and has led the creation and deployment of wireless systems for forty years, including a digital cellular system in Indonesia for PT Satelindo and a teleport and Internet switching center in Japan for NTT. He worked at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab in California, and has developed and exited successful startup companies. He also holds several issued patents. Degrees: BSCE, MRP and JD.

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I own telmedx and all associated patent applications.

 

Richard Bakalar, M.D.  Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, ViTel Net

 

Richard is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine and has over twenty years of clinical experience. He has a prior faculty appointment in the Department of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He was clinical intelligence and telehealth specialist in the KPMG Global Center of Excellence for Health, and has consulted with Healthcare, Telco and medical device clients internationally on market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, mHealth and consumer engagement solutions. He is also a former ATA president, 2006 - 2007.

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Richard I. Levin, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, CEO and President, The Gold Foundation

Richard I. Levin, MD has studied the heart as both the instrument of blood flow and the metaphorical source of our humanity. For the past five years, he has served as President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation – dedicated to supporting health professionals in training and practice while advocating for compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care.

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Principal for Health Affairs at McGill from 2006 to 2011, Dr. Levin is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at both McGill University in Montreal and at New York University where he was also Vice Dean for Education, Faculty and Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the Gold Foundation, he served a year as Senior Scholar in Residence at the Association for Academic Health Centers in Washington, DC. Dr. Levin earned a B.S. in Biology with Honors from Yale University and graduated from the NYU School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Levin is a physician, investigator, educational innovator, scientist, inventor and essayist. The author of numerous papers, he has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. His honors include the Valentine Mott Medal, the Ester Hoffman Beller Research Award, election to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and being the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Wake Forest University.

Dr. Levin’s professional interests include endothelial cell biology, the prevention of athero-thrombotic events, the nature of empathy, the reformation of medicine for the support of compassionate, collaborative care and the role of the new information technologies in medical education and practice.

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Robert Matthews, PhD., CEO of NudgeWorX, President of Synaural

Dr. Matthews is an accomplished, hands-on executive with a 20-year track record of leading and driving highly innovative, successful organizations. Rob has raised over $100M in research revenue from government and private investors, founded 6 companies, and developed and brought to market more than 12 products, including 6 medical devices. He is inventor or co-inventor on 20 patents. Rob’s success stems from his ability to analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify potential opportunities and risks, and bring together cross-functional high performance teams to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions. These solutions have expanded markets, created new opportunities, enhanced competitiveness, and improved customer satisfaction.

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Chris Wasden, Professor of Innovation & Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at Univ. of Utah

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and he also serves as the Associate Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation at University of Utah Health Sciences. He is on the advisory board of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation. Previous to joining the University of Utah he was the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader at PwC, the leading global professional services firm. His is a global expert and thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies play in transforming healthcare. He has written and published over 60 articles and reports on the topic, and he speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behavior. He advises leading companies on how digital technologies and innovations can create new markets and opportunities (AT&T, Telefonica, Qualcomm, Intel, Sharp, Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Swisscom, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Roche Diagnostics, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Genentech, Partners Healthcare, just to name a few). He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in nine different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation. He is a contributing author on the next addition of the Biodesign textbook published by Cambridge University Press and a upcoming textbook on healthcare analytics (to be published by Elsevier) where he outlines the predictive potential of connected digital health. Dr. Wasden has a doctorate (EdD) in human and organizational learning from George Washington University in Washington, DC, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and bachelor degrees in accounting (BS) and Asian studies (BA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

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Editorial Board Members

Bryan Arkwright, Senior Consultant at Subsidium Healthcare

Bryan T. Arkwright works as a Senior Consultant with Subsidium Healthcare focusing on Telehealth / Telemedicine Strategy and Operations. Bryan’s immediate past experience was serving as Director of the Mission Center for Telehealth in Asheville, NC where he oversaw the expansion and growth of their Telehealth clinical programs reaching over 44 locations and establishing a comprehensive multi-year telehealth strategic plan. Bryan’s other experiences include working at Wake Forest Baptist Health serving as lead for their Office of Telehealth and launching key regional telehealth programs. Bryan’s additional areas of expertise include: Project Management, Business Development, mHealth, Strategic Planning, and Process Improvement. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, a Master of Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia / VCU, and a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality. Bryan regularly speaks on Telehealth and is active on Twitter and Google+ tracking the latest #Telehealth, #mHealth, and #FutureHealthcare news and trends @StateOfTheArk and on Google+ at google.com/+BryanTArkwright

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Dr. Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, Vice President, Practice and Innovation, American Nurses Association

Dr. Clipper is an innovative leader with a track record of clinical turn-arounds, transforming care, complex operations over multiple facilities, increasing revenue/volume and using LEAN to gain operational efficiencies.

Dr. Clipper is a  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna and ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Innovative Health Leadership alumna. She is an expert in building a culture of innovation, nurse leader succession planning, and creating Millennial leaders. Her passion is developing aspiring leaders to become successful in a dynamic health care world to transform healthcare in an ecosystem where innovation thrives.

Dr. Clipper is author of The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Texas Tech University.

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I occasionally receive honorariums that go to the ANA for speaking. I have published a book and receive royalites.

 

 

Samer Ellahham, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Senior Cardiovascular Consultant, Cleveland Clinic, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City , UAE

Dr. Ellahham is the Chief Quality Officer at SKMC. As Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Ellahham focuses on ensuring the implementation of best practices leads to breakthrough improvements in clinical quality and patient safety. Dr. Ellahham is a recognized leader in quality, safety, and the use of robust performance improvement in improving healthcare delivery. He serves on a number of US and international committees and advisory bodies. He has certifications from CPHQ,  NAHQ, and ABMQ. He is the recipient of the Quality Leadership Award from the World Quality Congress and Awards and the Business Leadership Excellence Award from World Leadership Congress, 2015. He is one the nominees for Safe Care magazine Person of the Year in the United States and was the recipient of SKMC Infection Prevention Award in 2011 and 2012. 

Dr. Ellahham is Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and Member on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. He is reviewer of HCAC Cardiac Quality and Safety Standards.

Dr. Ellahham has been a champion of the use of Lean, Six Sigma and Change Management to improve healthcare quality. He is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belted. He was the Leader of the First Pilot International Robust Process Improvement (RPI) project by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and several other similar successful performance improvement projects at SKMC. He is TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer.  Dr. Ellahham is certified as EFQM 2013 Model assessor and is leading EFQM Excellence Model at SKMC and was awarded the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2014, Dubai Quality Award in 2015, and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Golden Award in 2015.

Dr. Ellahham is the Executive SKMC sponsor of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) the leading US validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. SKMC is the first multispecialty ACS NSQIP center outside the US. Dr. Ellahham led the publication of, first in the region, annual SKMC outcome books since 2011. He is a strong believer in transparency in health care and external reporting.  Dr. Ellahham is a Board-certified internist, cardiologist and vascular medicine senior consultant and continues to care for patients. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and his M.D. from the American University of Beirut. 

He did his fellowship in Cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in USA. Dr. Ellahham is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, and American Heart Association. He serves is on the editorial board of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials, Hypertension Today Journal, and Focus on Hypertension Journal.  Dr. Ellahham is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Westminster College in British Columbia, Canada. 

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Guy Glorioso, MHA, MBA, Assistant Vice President of Virtual Care for Carolinas HealthCare System

Guy continues to lead the development of virtual clinical services across the continuum of care – focused on creating access and improving quality. In addition to this role, Guy has worked in acute care administration, physician practice operations, and physician leadership training. Guy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a dual Master’s in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Oren J. Mechanic, MD MPH, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Health Policy and Management Fellow, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians

Dr. Mechanic is an Emergency Medicine attending at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and is a Fellow of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Dr. Mechanic’s interests and activities are health care innovation, value-based delivery, and TeleHealth. Dr. Mechanic trained at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BIDMC and obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Dartmouth Medical School, researching health care operations and implementing value-based health care delivery. During his residency training, he was selected into Prof Michael Porter’s Value-Based Health Care Delivery intensive seminar at Harvard Business School. Dr. Mechanic has participated in the Physician Leadership Program, designed by health care leaders at the medical center and business school to develop leadership skills surrounding quality, safety, and process improvement projects. Over recent years, his interests are in coordinating innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, population health, and telehealth endeavors within regional and international medical practices, and he has spoken nationally on such topics. Other interests include Emergency Department operations in order to provide timely and safe care to patients presenting in the ED, specifically regarding observation medicine. He has been awarded a Harvard Medical School teaching award and is a core faculty member for the clinical skills course.

Dr. Mechanic is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate and medical school studies and is a proud Tar Heel.

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David B. Nash, MD, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)
Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.

Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.

Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership in Tampa, FL and leads their academic joint venture with JCPH. He serves on the NQF Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission. He also is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education. Dr. Nash was recently appointed to the Board of the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance (PQA) in Washington, DC.

Dr. Nash serves on numerous boards in healthcare, health quality, safety, and innovation.

Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities for organizations in the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for 18 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes. In the not-for-profit sector, Dr. Nash served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners (now Mercy Partners), in Cincinnati, OH (1998–2008), where he was the inaugural chair of the board committee on Quality and Safety. He just concluded his tenure (2009-2017) on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also chaired the board committee on Quality and Safety. He now serves on the board of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. In the for-profit sector, Dr. Nash was named to the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publically traded healthcare companies, in 2009. In October 2013 he joined the board of Vestex, a privately held advanced medical textile company in Orlando, FL. In 2014 he joined the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company in suburban Philadelphia. He is on the health care advisory board for Arsenal Capital Partners in NYC.

Wharton honored Dr. Nash in 2009 with the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award and in 2012 with the Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award. Also in 2012, he and JCPH received the Philadelphia Business Journal award for innovation in medical education.

Dr. Nash’s work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, “Nash on the Road” blog, and online column on MedPage Today. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 23 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition). He was the inaugural Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine (1984-1989). Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

Dr. Nash received his BA in economics from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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I give forty talks a year around the nation. All monies go to Jefferson. I am a board member of Humana. I am also on the board of Vestagen. I am also on the board of InfoMe.

 

Somesh C. Nigam, Ph.D., SVP, Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Somesh C. Nigam, Ph.D., is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience in leading healthcare data and analytics related activities at major Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Insurance companies. Somesh was most recently the senior vice president and chief informatics officer at Independence Blue Cross. In this role he led the Informatics division, which provided data, analytics and business reporting tools to serve Independence & customers and stakeholders. Somesh championed cutting-edge data initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships to help improve the quality of patient care and lower costs. He also led the application of big data and predictive analytics in conjunction with enhanced care management to help reduce hospitalizations and readmissions in chronic diseases such as CHF. Nigam is a co-author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles including a recent series that looked at the effectiveness of patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) in helping reduce medical costs and hospital utilization.

Prior to joining Independence, Nigam was vice president of health care informatics, scientific, and clinical affairs for the Medical Device and Diagnostics Division at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he created a new enterprise-wide health informatics capability to drive research on clinical outcomes and health economics. His previous experience at Johnson & Johnson includes serving as director of innovation implementation in the Corporate Information Technology group. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he cofounded an eBusiness start-up company, Vinimaya.

Nigam has spoken widely at national conferences and forums on the subject of health care analytics and big data. In October 2013, the Philadelphia Business Journal honored Nigam as the Emerging Executive of the Year for achievements in health care data analytics. Nigam holds Ph.D. and a master of science degree in biochemical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Thomas Osborne, MD, Director of Medical Informatics at vRad

Thomas F. Osborne, MD, is Director of Medical Informatics at vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the leading teleradiology services and telemedicine company, which leverages its proprietary technology, data, and analytics capabilities to rapidly move patient images and information across a secure global network of 2,100 medical facilities in all 50 states.

Dr. Osborne is also the Director of Research at MEDNAX, which is a national medical group comprising the nation’s leading providers who are reshaping the delivery of care using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care.

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I own stock in GOOGLE, IBM, TESLA and AMAZON. I recently published a Springer book about Health Tech and co-authored a chapter on telehealth. I don't believe the above to be in conflict, but want to err on the side of full disclosure.

 


Joel Reich, M.D., FACEP, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Joel J. Reich, MD, FACEP is the Chief Medical Officer of Eastern Connecticut Health Network. He is leading the development of the community clinically integrated network, which includes establishing a new shared governance system-physician integrated clinical-business entity, linking the acute care, home health and long-term care providers together via people-to-people and digital exchange. Dr. Reich received his B.A. and M.S. (Health and Medical Informatics) from Brandeis University, M.D. from SUNY at Buffalo, M.S. (Technology & Human Affairs-Telemedicine from Sever Institute of Technology (Washington University), and M.M.M. from Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (Carnegie Mellon University). Dr. Reich is an ACPE Certified Physician Executive. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

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Dirk G. Schroeder, Chief Health Officer and Co-Founder at HolaDoctor, Inc

Holadoctor is the “the Spanish version of WebMD, with an accent” and also the leading provider of multicultural growth and communications solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry. Dr. Schroeder is also an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University where he teaches courses on social entrepreneurship in the context of global public health. He speaks widely on how eHealth can deliver culturally- and linguistically appropriate health interventions and is a business advisor to a number of health start-ups seeking to improve the human condition through technology and innovation. Dr. Schroeder has lived and worked in over 50 countries and is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. His accolades include Professor of the Year at Emory University and a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, among others. He is the author of one book, numerous chapters and over 100 scientific articles. Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Masters Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work, with honors and distinction, at Stanford University.

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Shawn R. Valenta, Director of Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina

Shawn Valenta is the Director of Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) in Charleston, South Carolina. With over 15 years of clinical and health care leadership experience, Shawn oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the MUSC Center for Telehealth. In this position, he has managed the operations of telehealth services that range from the ICU to the home, including a 26-hospital telestroke network and one of the fastest growing school-based telehealth networks in the country. Shawn manages a budget of nearly $70 million of telehealth funding for South Carolina and has successfully executed contracts for over 100 South Carolina sites receiving telehealth services. Shawn has also worked collaboratively in statewide strategic planning and furthering the health of South Carolinians with telehealth technology through the formation of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.

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Mony Weschler, MA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, EMTP, Chief Innovations Officer, InnovaCare Health 

Mony Weschler is the Senior Director of Applications Strategy and Innovation at Montefiore Health System. He has 25 years of clinical IT informatics and management experience within leading academic health care systems. His work focuses on improving patient care with use of advanced clinical informatics, specializing in medical imaging and innovation. He was previously Technical Director of Radiology Informatics at Mount Sinai Medical Center and was on the pioneering team that developed the first EHR at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

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I have received consulting fees from ALLscripts.

 

Review Board Members

Andrew Butler, PhD, MBA, PT, FAHA, Associate Dean for Research, Georgia State University, Professor Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University

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Richard Kajim, Telehealth Planner, Delaware Telehealth Coalition, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

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Shayan Vyas, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Telehealth, Nemours Children’s Health System, Critical Care Medicine, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Debbie Voyles, Executive Director, Virtual Health, UCHealth, Denver Colorado

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I am employed by UCHealth, Aurora, CO. I have received honoraria from Maine Health to present at their Telehealth Summit. I have received support to participate in Vidyo Telehealth Summit and Vidyo Telehealth Advisory Board in October 2017. Travel support to participate in inTouch Telehealth Summit in 2016. Travel support to present at Maine Health Summit about UCHealth rollout of Virtual Health. I have received funds to cover travel costs to attend vendor Summits to learn about their new Telehealth applications as well as honorarium to speak at the Maine Health Summit about how UCHealth has rolled out our Vitual Health program within the EPIC environment. Any funding I have received or will receive for travel costs from vendors will not influence my decision or affect my ability to chose the best software or hardware options for our Virtual Health program.

 

Operations Management

Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher

info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

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 I own the journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, including activities and initiatives associated with these titles. I volunteer for, and own, SolarCoin.

 

John Russo Jr., PharmD
Managing Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief
jr@medcomres.com

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I am the owner of The MedCom Resource.

 

Brennan Bennett
Blockchain Technology Review Columnist
bbennett@blockchainhealthcarereview.com

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I own and QBRICS, Inc. and patents pending, and Blockchain in Healthcare Reveiw

 

Ellynn Szoke

Chief Strategist
ellynndecterszoke@gmail.com

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I have no conflicts to declare.

 

Tom Drake
Consultant
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Jay Patel
Consultant
cjpagni78@gmail.com