Forum Part I - April 6, 2016


1)      Identify the several current legal issues affecting telehealth;

2)      Identify the basic laws and policies governing telehealth;

3)      Identify areas of possible revision in the Illinois law and policies;

4)      Describe how telehealth may improve access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

April 6, 2016 Forum Sponsors:






8:00 - 9:00       Networking and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15       Opening Remarks & Welcome from Host

9:15 - 9:30       Keynote Speaker

9:30 - 9:40       Tribute to Charles Benton

9:40 - 10:55     What You Need to Know about Telehealth in Illinois and the Broader Midwest

10:55 - 11:10   Networking Break

11:10 - 12:25   Telehealth's Value Proposition: Opportunities for Revenue and Cost-Savings

12:25 - 1:25     Networking Lunch

1:25 - 2:55       Case Studies: What Does it Take to Build and Operate a Successful Telehealth Program?

2:55 - 3:55       Telehealth Provider Partnership Opportunities and Strategies

3:55 - 4:00       Closing Remarks and Information about Parts II and III of the Illinois Telehealth Law Forum



*Subject to Change

  • Nina M. Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD, Executive Director for Telehealth, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • John Blum, Professor at Loyola Law School and adjunct professor Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine
  • Henry DePhillips, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc
  • Ross Friedberg, Attorney, General Counsel of Doctor on Demand
  • Kathy Howlett, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Nancy Kaszak, Executive Director, Illinois Telehealth Initiative
  • Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Partner McDermott Will & Emery
  • Don Miskowiec, Executive Director, North Central Behavioral Health Systems
  • Mark Peysakhovich, Senior Director of Government Relations, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in Illinois
  • Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green
  • Erin Connell Sexton, Director of State and Government Relations for the Mayo Clinic
  • Sheila Sokolowski, Partner, Hogan Marren, Ltd.
  • Katharine Struck, Associate General Counsel, Rush University Medical Center
  • Mary Sajdak, ‎Senior Director, Integrated Care at Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
  • Prentiss Taylor, MD, Corporate Medical Director, Advocate At Work at Advocate Health Care
  • Dale Van Demark, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

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