Speakers include mental health advocate and New York Times Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC (February 23, 2017)—The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced its featured speakers for the Telehealth 2.0 Conference April 23–25 in Orlando, Florida. Speakers will share insights on how they utilize telehealth to advance medicine, health care and wellness. Attendees also will hear from health care pioneers from some of the world’s most recognized health care and technology organizations, including American Well, AARP and Mercy Virtual.

Featured speakers include: 

  • Patrick J. Kennedy, Former Politician and Mental Health Advocate
  • Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times Foreign Affairs Reporter and Author

“There is perhaps no more important time than now to be on the leading edge of telehealth,” said ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous. “This year’s conference is the largest we’ve ever had, and it’s structured to educate and inspire. Attendees will explore and collaborate with industry leaders and colleagues, and what information they leave with can make a real impact on the lives of patients, their families and providers.”

Through a number of educational sessions, attendees will also hear from leading health care providers, hospitals, physicians, associations, regulators, fast-growing startups, technology companies and industry thought leaders who will explore where and how telehealth is being best leveraged to transform health care and improve patient outcomes.

Telehealth 2.0 attendees can expect to:

  • Gain insights about the top trends in telehealth
  • Better understand consumers’ desire for devices to help them improve their health and communicate more easily with their doctors
  • Learn how the latest technologies are lowering costs, improving services/reach and are reinventing health care
  • Explore the ATA Experience Zone by climbing inside an ambulance or visiting an emergency room
  • See how doctors and health care systems are utilizing telehealth after hours to extend services 24/7 and are making it easier to reach patients who need them
  • See how virtual reality is being used to treat everything from mental illness to rehabilitation and beyond

The advanced registration rate for Telehealth 2.0 expires March 25, 2017. Visit ata2017.org for more information.