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Kansas Telehealth Summit

Kansas Telehealth Summit

Recent years have seen significant growth in the use of telehealth, to the point where more than half of U.S. hospitals connect with patients and consulting practitioners through the use of video and other technology. Emerging technologies and innovations are continually opening up new opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to implement telehealth or are looking for growth strategies, the Kansas Telehealth Summit provides valuable information for your journey. Speakers will share their healthcare technology success stories and best practices based on real-life experiences and programs in a variety of healthcare settings. Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions will provide opportunities for interaction with experts and peers.

The Kansas Telehealth Summit is a joint undertaking of the KU Institute for Community Engagement and the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth.

2020 Kansas Telehealth Summit

Our next Summit will be July 14, 2020, at the Marriott Wichita. We are working on the agenda and will post registration information for the event as soon as that is finalized. Our focus will include how telehealth supports the health care workforce.

Topics will include:

  • How telehealth supports provider shortage areas.
  • How telehealth supports mid-level providers in critical situations.
  • How telehealth assists with recruitment and retention of health care professionals.

Already planning on attending?

A block of rooms has been set up at a rate of $149/night. Book a room online now, group rate expires June 29, 2020. 

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The 2019 Kansas Telehealth Summit was held on April 16, 2019 at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, Kansas. Plans are underway for the 2020 Summit and we look forward to sharing details as soon as they are finalized. 

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Objective of the Summit

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest technologies in telehealth to rural primary care.
  • Discuss the organizational and financial aspects of employing telehealth.
  • Use telehealth in a variety of primary care settings.

Target Audience

Health care administrators, IT management, public health personnel, and health care and behavioral health professionals

2019 Conference Agenda

8:30-8:45 a.m.


Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D.; Vice Chancellor, Institute for Community Engagement, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D.

8:45-9:45 a.m.


The Potential of Virtual Care: Expanding How You Care for Your Patients
Steve North, M.D., MPH, FAAFP; Medical Director for Virtual Care, Mission Health

Steve North, M.D.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.


1A - Clinical/Educational Track: Telehealth 101 and Making the Business Case
Janine Gracy, MS, CHES, CPP; Project Director, Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

1B - Chronic Disease Management: Connecting Teens for Support with Complex Home Care: Peers, Professionals, Skill-Building Apps and Prompts
Donna Yadrich, MPA; Research Interventions & Internet Site Coordinator, School of Nursing and Health Professions Office of Grants and Research, The University of Kansas Medical Center

1C - Financial & Operations Track: Rural Experiences with Telemedicine
Michael Machen; M.D., Family Medicine

11:00 - 11:15 a.m BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.


2A - Clinical/Educational Track: Effective Use of Telehealth in a FQHC
Tabitha Reavis; Community Health Center/Southeast Kansas

2B - Chronic Disease Management: Telebehavioral Health: Rural Implications and Applications
Shawna Wright, Ph.D., LP; Associate Director, The University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth

2C - Financial & Operations Track: HRSA Telehealth Funding Opportunities
Nancy Rios; HRSA, Deputy Regional Administrator, Office of Regional Operations, Kansas City Regional Office

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ROUNDTABLE SESSION - What Do We Need in Kansas?
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH AND EXHIBIT HALL
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION - Stakeholder Thoughts and Trends for Telehealth

Jon Rosell, Ph.D.; Executive Director, Kansas Medical Society; Thomas J. Sloan, Ph.D.; Kansas House of Representatives (Ret.), District 45; Karen Braman, RPh, MS; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Policy, Kansas Hospital Association; Sunee N. Mickle; Vice President, Government and Community Relations Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.; and Rick Ament, FACHE; Director, Robert J. Dole, VA Medical Center

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.


3A - Clinical/Educational Track: Engaging Communities and Schools via Telehealth
Pamela Cartwright RN BSN, SBAMH Director of Community Health Services

3B - Chronic Disease Management: Ashley Clinic eVisit Program
Robert Thomen, M.D.; Ashley Clinic

3C - Financial & Operations Track: Telemedicine: A Provider Perspective
Traci Hansen; Director of Marketing and Business Development, Hutchinson Clinic; and Terri Wagoner; Patient Access and Account Manager, Telemedicine Coordinator, Ellsworth County Medical Center

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Passing Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


A - Clinical/Educational Track: Making Geography Irrelevant
Carla Deckert, PMP; The University of Kansas Medical Center Project ECHO Project Director

4B - Chronic Disease Management: Telehealth Addiction Treatment in Primary Care Settings
Shane Hudson, MS, LCP, LCAC; President and CEO, CKF Addiction Treatment

4C - Financial & Operations Track: Reimbursement and Kansas Telemedicine Law
Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D.


Last modified: Mar 25, 2020
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