Telemedicine Summit to Bring Together Healthcare Leaders from 3 States

Registration open now for May event in St. Louis, Sponsorships available

Telemedicine LogoSPRINGFIELD, Illinois, March 14, 2013 – A first-of-its-kind telemedicine event is bringing together healthcare leaders, government officials and broadband enthusiasts from 3 states to discuss how high-speed internet is revolutionizing the medical industry.

Set for Monday, May 20 in St. Louis, the inaugural Broadband Telemedicine Summit is now open for registration. The full-day event is being organized by state broadband organizations in Illinois. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will deliver opening remarks at the summit.

The agenda features interactive panel discussions on healthcare needs, rural issues, policy updates, electronic health information systems and more.

Organizers say a key objective of the event is 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, inpatient and outpatient services.

“Access to high-capacity broadband is quickly reshaping the medical industry,” said Drew Clark, Executive Director at Broadband Illinois. “New, innovative applications are allowing doctors and nurses to serve their patients like never before. The emergence of telehealth and telemedicine services is more important than ever, and the Broadband Telemedicine Summit will bring together leaders to discuss emerging technologies, needs, solutions, changes, and what to expect.”

Sponsorship opportunities for the Broadband Telemedicine Conference are still available. Broadband Illinois has already partnered with many key organizations and entities including American Telemedicine Association, Illinois Office of Health and Information Technology, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, South Central Tele Health Resource Center and The University of Missouri Telehealth. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Madonia at 217-645-6079 or email anne.madonia@broadbandillinois.org

To register for the event, visit www.broadbandtelemedicine.eventbrite.com. The conference fee is $95. 

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