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2017 NRTRC Speakers

Thanks to all who submitted abstracts for our conference! We're working on getting things all set up so we can post the list of our fabulous speakers for 2017. Don't forget that registration is now open, so hop on over there and get your passes purchased early!

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Keynote Speaker: Nick Adkins

The Power of Connection & Time Shifting the Delivery of Care

“Ego is like dust in the eyes. Clear the ego and see the world.” This quote describes the unfolding path of Nick Adkins from healthcare executive to kilt-wearing digital health evangelist. A few of Nick’s initial stops were as a suit wearing MBA for the Vanderbilt Health Plans and a serial entrepreneur in Nashville. Nick attended Burning Man in 2010 for the first time and the dust cleared from his eyes. He returned to Nashville, ditched the suits, sold a company, and set out on a new adventure that took him to Portland, Oregon. Nick is a co-founder of ReelDx, the creators of the open API for secure asynchronous video management, a break through in telehealth. He serves on the...
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Nick Adkins
Nick Adkins
Nick Adkins

101 & 102 Workshop

Telehealth 101: Getting Started & TelePresenting

Pita Nims, RN
Pita Nims is a master’s prepared nurse with a background in clinical education including a strong project management component; Pita Nims builds and manages the clinical aspect of Providence and Health Services telemedicine programs for the Western Washington region. Her clinical...
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Cynthia Roleff, MS, BSN, RN-BC
Cindy Roleff has 30 years of nursing experience, 15 years in education and over 20 years in direct patient care. She's worked in a wide variety of settings from small rural facilities to large inner city hospital environments. She has...
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General Session Speakers

Cybersecurity & Telehealth: Protecting Healthcare's Major Asset

Chris V. Ewell, PhD
Dr. Cris V. Ewell is the Chief Information Security Officer at UW Medicine. As the senior leader in the Information Security program, he has full strategic and operational oversight for building and managing the security framework, teams, programs, and policies to...
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Healthcare Climate Under a New Administration

Rene Quashie
Rene Quashie is a partner in the DC office of Cozen O’Connor where he focuses his practice at the junction where health, technology, law and policy meet. Among other things, he assists stakeholders regarding the legal, regulatory, and policy ...
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Right Time, Right Care, Virtually Anywhere: Using Telemedicine Where it Matters Most

Sarah Pletcher, MD
Dr. Sarah Pletcher came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2005 for surgery residency. She serves as Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and oversees Connected Care; with joint academic appointment in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine at the Geisel School...
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The Future of Remote Neurology

Eric Anderson, MD, PhD
Dr. Eric Anderson is an innovative physician-scientist that has been recognized as a national leader in telemedicine and mobile health. Dr. Anderson has a driving passion to create and leverage technology to improve outcomes across the care continuum. ...
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Clinical / Administrative

Evidence Based Tele-Emergency Panel

Hicham Rahmouni, MBA
Hicham Rahmouni is passionate about leveraging technology and innovation to advance rural health and to overcome the challenges faced by health providers in rural communities in the US and beyond. He currently serves as the interim Executive Director of the Richard...
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Roger Humphries, MD
Dr. Humphries is an Emergency Medicine Physician in Lexington, KY who has been chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky since 2004. He has participated in NIH funded neurological emergencies trials as a Principal Investigator...
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Eric Pollard
Eric Pollard earned his degree in Advanced Radiologic Science from Weber State University in 2015. He is ARRT Registered with Advanced Registries in CT and MRI as well as a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) by AHRA. Eric has worked in Radiology...
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New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Joyce Hartje, PhD
Joyce Hartje earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) in May 2007. She is currently the Project Manager for Evaluation Research at UNR’s Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) and responsible for...
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Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC
Nancy A. Roget, MS, is the Executive Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada, Reno, a grant-funded organization providing training and technical assistance in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. She...
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Palliative Care Direct to Consumer: An Innovative Model for the Delivery of Specialized Care

Christopher S. Piromalli, DO, MPH
Dr. Piromalli is a family medicine physician with a subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Piromalli has had an ongoing desire to work with vulnerable and underserved populations since childhood. This desire was fueled after receiving a Thomas J. Watson...
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Karen Hollar, LCSW
Karen Hollar, LCSW is a lifelong Alaskan who graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1999 with a Masters in Social Work. She has been providing social work services in Alaska for 17 years, 10 of which were within the...
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Rona Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN
Rona Johnson currently works as the Palliative Care Nurse at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Born and raised in Alaska, she has multi-generational Alaska Native roots in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Rona is proud to represent and advocate for her Alaska...
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Jenny Parker
Jenny has worked in the medical field since she joined the Air Force as a medic in 2001. Throughout her career she has traveled the globe and has been stationed at some interesting and unique locations that have allowed her to...
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Telehealth Legal & Contracting Structures: Building Sustainable, Scalable Arrangements

Nathaniel Lacktman, Esq
Nathaniel Lacktman is a healthcare lawyer and partner at Foley & Lardner, heading the firm’s telemedicine and virtual care practice nationwide. He works with hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and start-up entrepreneurs to build telemedicine arrangements across the United States and...
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TelePsychiatry Collaborative Care: Improving Access & Outcomes

Jennifer M. Erickson, DO
Dr. Erickson is a member of the Psychiatry Consultation and Telepsychiary (PCAT) at the University of Washington and is part of the core faculty for the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP). As part of her position she works with both collaborative...
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Sara Haack, MD, MPH
Dr. Haack is a Integrated Care Fellow at the University of Washington. As part of her training, she is participating in telepsychiatry collaborative care, behavioral health integration programs (BHIP) in primary care clinics, and implementation of a new collaborative care...
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TelePsychiatry Consulation Program for a Community Hospital in WA

Brandon Weiland, APSW-MSW
My name is Brandon Weiland and I am the Director of Case Management for Capital Medical Center. I have spent the majority of my career as a direct practice social worker working with homeless veterans suffering from dual diagnosis substance abuse...
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Mark Newman, MD
Dr. Newman is a faculty member of the Psychiatry Consultation and Telepsychiary (PCAT) at the University of Washington and is part of the core faculty for the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP). As part of his position he works with both...
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Ramanpreet Toor, MD
Dr. Toor is psychiatrist at the University of Washington (UW), where she works as consulting psychiatrist for 3 UW primary care clinics following Collaborative Care model and does Telepsychiary consults for Capital Medical Center Hospital in Olympia. She is also...
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WY DueDates Plus

James Bush, MD FACP
Dr Bush joined the Wyoming Department of Health in March 2007 as Staff Physician and Medicaid Medical Director. In this role he oversees the Health Management and Utilization Management contract, and provides clinical oversight throughout the Dept. of Health. Currently...
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Advancing Your Telehealth Technology System

Kris Kelley-Campanale
Kris Kelly-Campanale has worked in the media technology industry for nearly twenty years and is the systems engineer for Oregon Health & Science University’s telehealth program. Kris has an extensive background in the blending of audiovisual technology with information systems. His...
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Importance of Metadata from the Tsunami of Medical Wearables

Karthik Ranjan
Based in Seattle, Karthik is responsible for driving ARMs strategy in healthcare vertical. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize ARMs low-power, high efficiency technology in developing new services and increasing operational efficiencies. Karthik was recently named...
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