Arizona Telemedicine Council

2024 Arizona Telemedicine Council Schedule


2024 Meeting Dates: January 17th, April 17th, July 17th, & October 16th
Meeting Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: via webinar until further notice

The Arizona Telemedicine Council was created by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the Arizona State Legislature. The Council has oversight for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the development of its telecommunications network. Senator Robert (“Bob”) Burns, who initiated the legislation that created the Arizona Telemedicine Program, became the first Co-chairman of the Council, which has met quarterly in Phoenix since 1996.

 

April 17, 2024 Council Meeting

 

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Meeting agenda:

Call to Order & Welcome
Robert “Bob” Burns
Chair, Arizona Telemedicine Council
Co-founder, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Chair, Arizona Corporation Commission, Retired
President, Arizona State Senate, Retired
Elected Member BOD CAP, Retired
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives, Retired

Michael Holcomb, BS
Interim Director and Associate Director, Information Technology, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Interim PI, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
College of Medicine Tucson, University of Arizona

The American Indian Health – Area Health Education Center Program ~20 min
Jeff Axtell, M.Ed.
Director of the American Indian Health – Area Health Education Center

Closing Care Gaps Through Telehealth Policy ~40 min
Tara Sklar, JD, MPH
Faculty Director, Health Law & Policy Program | Arizona Law
Distinguished Public Service Scholar
Associate Director of Telehealth Law & Policy, Arizona Telemedicine Program | UA College of Medicine-Tucson
Senior Advisor, Innovations in Healthy Aging | UA Health Sciences
Faculty Affiliate, Applied Health Policy Institute | UA College of Public Health

Desert Senita Community Health Center – Continuity and Collaborative Care through Remote Patient Monitoring and Clinical Pharmacy ~30 min
Dr. Daniel Bárbara, Chief Executive Officer, Desert Senita Community Health Center
Dr. Toyin Esan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Desert Senita Community Health Center

Phoenix Children’s Hospital – “Show” Us What Phoenix Children’s Can Do ~15 min
Justin Rice, Manager, Clinical Systems – Optimization, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Arizona Telemedicine Program and Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Updates ~15 min
Michael Holcomb, BS
Interim Director and Associate Director, Information Technology, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Interim PI, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
College of Medicine Tucson, University of Arizona

Carrie Foote, BS, BA
Associate Director of Administration, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Program Administrator, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
College of Medicine Tucson, University of Arizona

New Business

Adjournment

 

Council Members

Governmental

Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns
Former Representative Regina Cobb, DDS (District 5)
Representative Gail Griffin (District 14)
Senator John Kavanagh (District 23)

 

Agency Members

Amanda Aguirre, MA, RD, President & CEO, Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.
Robin K. Blitz, MD, Director, Development Pediatric At Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Mark Carroll, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Choice Arizona
Don Herrington, Interim Director, Arizona Department of Health Services
Will Humble, MPH, Executive Director, Arizona Public Health Association
Neal Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
 

Educational Members

Tim Hunter, MD, University of Arizona, College of Medicine (retired)
Lori A. Kemper, DO, Dean, AZ College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University
 

Public Members

Joel E. Barthelemy, President and CEO, GlobalMed
Sean Clendaniel, Manager, Market Integration
Bart Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), Neurology, Mayo Clinic Hospital
Michael C. Keeling, Esq., Keeling Law Offices
Melissa Kotrys, CEO, Contexture (umbrella organization of CORHIO and Health Current)
Alan Pitt, MD, Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute
Brad Tritle, CIPP, Partner, Alira Health
Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, Chief Clinical Officer, Cenpatico Integrated Care (retired)

 

Ex-Officio Members – Guests

Bruce Groll, Arizona Department of Education (Retired)
Steve Sowards, Banner Health System

 

Slideshow of the Past 25 Years of the Arizona Telemedicine Council

 

The Arizona Telemedicine Council meets on a quarterly basis.  These meetings are open to the public
If you would like to attend or would like more information, please contact:
Carrie Foote at carriefoote@telemedicine.arizona.edu

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