Nashville-Based Healthcare’s Embrace of Telehealth and Virtual Care:

Digital Health’s New Champions


Every segment of the healthcare industry is reimagining the impact of virtual and hybrid care as services continue migrating toward more accessible, lower cost sites of care— including the home. As the industry grapples with tremendous headwinds, we are seeing permanent shifts in care delivery models to address the challenges of cost, utilization, access, and safety.

Telehealth Academy III:

September 21, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Bell Tower, Downtown Nashville


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“A Health & Human Services report detailed a 63-fold increase in the use of telehealth by Medicare beneficiaries, from 840,000 annual encounters in 2019 to approximately 52.7 million encounters in 2020. Two years later we continue to see telehealth solutions contribute significantly to the healthcare industry. It’s clear that telehealth is not a Covid novelty.”
– Eric Thrailkill, Chairman Project Healthcare

Calling All Healthcare Leaders

Now, more than ever, healthcare leaders are implementing technology-enabled solutions, addressing workforce challenges, and seeking innovations to address access, equity, cost and consumer experiences.

It is time to reimagine and rebuild an industry together. Telehealth Academy is of particular interest to those who appreciate the impact of the Nashville-based healthcare expertise on care delivery – across the country and internationally.



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About Telehealth Academy

Telehealth Academy III is intended for executives across clinical, financial, operations, technology, and legal compliance areas—from early stage innovators to industry leaders, and including the voices of the patients, providers, employers, and financiers of healthcare.


2022 Speakers


Ben Steinhafel
Director of Policy and External Affairs Center for Telehealth and e- Health Law (CTeL)
Brad Crotty, MD
Chief Digital Engagement Officer The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health System
Aaron Sheedy
COO & Co-Founder Xealth
Ryan Donnelly
VP, Strategy and Innovation Premise Health
Cynthia Church
Chief Strategy Officer Xealth
Chemu Langat
Chief Operating Officer Best Buy Health
Jessa Kelley
VP of Strategy and Innovation HCA Healthcare
Chase Williams
Growth Equity Goldman Sachs
Kelly Nye
VP of Digital Strategy and Development HCA Healthcare
Grant Chamberlain
Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking Ziegler Capital and Investments
Christa Natoli
Executive Director CTeL
Robert Chamberlain
Principal Rock Health Consulting
Sachin Agrawal
President eVisit
Stephanie Davis
Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Technology and Distribution SVB Securities
Darin Anderson
Executive Director, Banner Telehealth & Banner Sleep Centers Banner Health
Heather Barrett
Chief Operating Officer Specialist TeleMed (STeM)
Chris Frost, MD
National Medical Director, Hospital-Based Services LifePoint Health
Michelle Nichols, MD
SVP, Clinical Affairs Meharry Medical College
Marc Watkins, MD
Chief Medical Officer Kroger Health
Frank J. “FJ” Campbell, MD
Chief Medical Officer Ardent Health
Ann Mond Johnson
CEO American Telemedicine Association
Brian Moyer
Tech Entrepreneur & Advisor
Meg Barron
VP, Digital Health Innovations American Medical Association
Ann Somers Hogg
Senior Research Fellow, Health Care Christensen Institute
Ryan Starnes
Senior Director, Operations, Vanderbilt Hospital at Home Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dan Watterson
Virtual Health Consultant North Highland
Lisa Piercey, MD
Founder & CEO Tristela
Daniel Graver
Healthcare & Data Privacy Attorney Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Hans Rickhoff
Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Heide Bajnrauh
Senior Policy Advisor Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Mario Ramierez, MD
Consultant Akin Gump
Tara Horr, MD
MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Juli Stover
Chief Strategy Officer eVisit
Jessica Beegle
SVP & Chief Innovation Officer LifePoint
Chris Altchek
CEO & Founder Cadence
Lisa Esch
SVP, Provider Industry Solutions NTT DATA
Paul Keckley
Managing Editor The Keckley Report
Katie Smith Green
Head of Content, Current Health Best Buy Health Company
Dan D’Orazio
CEO Sage Growth Partners
Krista Drobac
Executive Director Alliance for Connected Care & Moving Health Home
Phil Gibbs
Principal The Disruption Lab
Sara Horst, MD
MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Christopher Northam
VP, Enterprise Telehealth HCA
Anderson Spickard, MD
Interim Dean & Assistant to the President Frist College of Medicine at Belmont University
Jacqueline Shreibati, MD
Senior Clinical Lead Google
Josh Scales
Founder & CEO Uniti Health
Ellen Kelsay
President & CEO Business Group on Health
Steve R. Ommen
Medical Director, Consumer Products & Platform Strategy, Center for Digital Health Mayo Clinic
Bruce Brandes
Brian Wayling
Executive Director, Technology & Development Intermountain Healthcare



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Why Nashville?


Nashville pioneered innovation in hospital and facility-based care a half-century ago and now is championing care delivery models that add digital care outside of traditional walls. Nashville is home to a diverse healthcare cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the healthcare landscape locally, nationally, and internationally.


500+ Healthcare Companies located in Nashville


Globally, Nashville Healthcare creates $95B in revenue and 500K jobs


Locally, Nashville Healthcare creates $67B in benefits and 328K jobs

18 Publicly traded major healthcare companies are headquartered in Nashville

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