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Supporting Nonprofit Organizations

AMITA Health

Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Community Behavioral Health Association of Illinois

Connected Health Initiative

Health Innovation Alliance

HIMSS Greater Illinois Chapter

Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network

Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Illinois Medical District

Illinois Psychiatric Society

Illinois State Medical Society

Illinois Telehealth Network

Mental Health Summit

Rush University Medical Center

Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center






Federal Keynote Speaker at the Forum

Robin Lynne Kelly from Illinois has served as the U.S. Representative from since 2013. She served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003-07. She will speak on:  

  • Her views regarding the role of telehealth and telemedicine in supporting the health of constituents in Illinois.
  • A synopsis of recent legislative changes.


State Keynote Speaker at the Forum 

Nikki Budzinski, Senior Advisor to Governor J.B. Pritzker

The Rebuild Illinois capital investment program is a state-wide initiative to reinvest in bolstering the local infrastructure including a momentous $420 million project to expand Broadband Internet access across Illinois.  Hear how this initiative will influence the future of telehealth in Illinois from one of the project’s leader, Pritzker Administration Senior Advisor Nikki Budzinski.  Helping to spur change and innovation across the country as a labor movement champion, Nikki Budzinski will bring her unique experience to Illinois as she and Governor JB Pritzker work to improve access to healthcare access through Telehealth.  At the 2019 Telehealth Policy and Law Forum, Nikki Budzinski will speak on how the Broadband Expansion will incorporate telehealth into the program’s agenda and what the future of a Connected Illinois looks like.


Some of the Forum Topics…


Medicare Advantage Expansion

Telehealth coverage and benefit offerings under Medicare Advantage are expanding in 2020, but the details of how insurers will implement these expansions are just now emerging.  What does this mean for Telehealth in Illinois?  Find out more and engage with leading experts at the 2019 Illinois Telehealth Law & Policy Forum. Kate McDonald of McDermott Will & Emery will host a presentation on the upcoming changes in Medicare Advantage, as well as the legal, practical, and policy significance of these developments.


Artificial  Intellgence

Artificial Intelligence is helping to shape the future of Telehealth.  What does that future look like and how can we get there? Join us at the 2019 Telehealth Law & Policy Forum to hear from leading experts on the significance of Artificial Intelligence and Telehealth.  Sarah Swank of Nixon Peabody will present on Artificial Intelligence and the legal implications, safety considerations and opportunities for utilizing AI and Telehealth in the healthcare industry.  To understand what the future looks like join our follow-up panel session with Nathan Leong of Microsoft to discuss current use cases of AI implementation and their impact on digital health in the United States. The panel will be moderated by LaDale George of Perkins Coie.


Remote Patient Monitoring

 With some steps taken by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over the last few years, the use of new digital health tools such as remote patient monitoring seems to have become much more achievable. However, questions about use, applicability and reimbursement for connected health services in Medicare are still prevalent.  We will seek to answer these questions and more at the 2019 Telehealth Law & Policy forum.  Join the discussion with Brian Scarpelli of the Connected Health Initiative who will lead a presentation to address opportunities (and challenges) related to digital health and Medicare reimbursement, outline recent Medicare program policy updates, and explore the path forward for digital health in Medicare.


Direct to Consumer

Direct to Consumer Telehealth (DTC) is bringing the clinic to the home via mobile devices.  At the 2019 Illinois Telehealth Law & Policy Forum learn more about DTC and related innovations shaping the future of patient care.  Join the conversation and engage with an expert panel on the uses, opportunities, barriers and legal considerations of DTC.  The panel will feature Dr. Prentiss Taylor who is driving clinical innovation through virtual care at Doctor on Demand


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