GCC HIMSS Advocacy Event – Illinois Telehealth Landscape

June 22, 5:30pm, CDT - 8:30pm, CDT

Prentice Women’s Hospital

Conference Center – 3rd Floor (Atrium & Conf Room L North)

250 E. Superior

Chicago, IL 60611


Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center (part of Northwestern Medicine) in Chicago, IL as our speakers and panelists provide insight into legislative efforts around telehealth policy and reimbursement both nationally and locally while highlighting real world applications in local provider organizations.  In addition, the program will include networking and an opportunity to collaborate with accomplished leaders from our community.


Goal:  Provide GCC HIMSS members and attendees with an overview of telehealth initiatives and reimbursement challenges featuring case studies in Illinois. 



  • Describe the telemedicine landscape and provide updates on initiatives throughout the U.S. with a specific focus on those within Illinois
  • Describe current Illinois legislative efforts and policies related to reimbursement
  • Explore specific examples of telemedicine initiatives in local Chicagoland provider organizations and discuss the community benefit derived from them


5:30 – 6:00 PM     Registration/Networking/Appetizers & Drinks

6:00 – 6:10 PM     Welcome and Introductions

6:15 – 6:45 PM     Keynote: Kristin Ratcliff McGovern – National Prospective on Telehealth

6:50 – 7:20 PM     Nancy Kaszak (Director, Illinois Telehealth Initiative) – Illinois Telehealth Reimbursement and Policy

7:25 – 7:40 PM     Dr. Yvonne Curran (Assistant Professor, Neurology) –  Northwestern Medicine Telestroke Program

7:45 – 8:00 PM     Katie Bohling (Director, Telemedicine Program) – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

8:05 – 8:20 PM     Karen Adamson (Chief Information Officer) –  Dupage Medical Group

8:25 – 8:55 PM     Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A

8:55 – 9:00 PM     Closing Remarks



  • Provider Organization Employee (Provider, Hosp/Clinic Employee, Prof Org) – FREE
  • Students – FREE
  • Vendors and Consultants – FREE


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