GlobalMed is Conference Partner for ATP’s Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase 2017

GlobalMed, a world leader in developing innovative telemedicine and telehealth technology and equipment, will be the lead sponsor of the national Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS), being held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3.

“All of us at GlobalMed are honored to be the Conference Partner of the 2017 SPS event,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO of the company.

“We believe SPS is one of the premier gatherings for thought leaders driving the needed changes in the delivery of healthcare.”

Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, co-founder and director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the University of Arizona, praised Mr. Barthelemy, who “has customers throughout the world.  His company is home-grown, located in Scottsdale.  For years, GlobalMed has partnered with the ATP to make Arizona the epicenter for the telemedicine industry, worldwide.”

SPS 2017 is the third Service Provider Showcase that the ATP has organized, to address an unmet need: the large numbers of hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers eager to utilize telemedicine, but experiencing challenges finding physicians, nurses, social workers, language translators, and other providers who can fill the needs facing their organizations.  This new breed of telehealth service companies links healthcare organizations to scores of full-time, high quality tele-providers to streamline operations, improve access to care, and reduce costs for patients, hospitals and other providers.

SPS 2017 co-chairs are Dale C. Alverson, MD, medical director for the Center for Telehealth at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, co-director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, a division of the Arizona Telemedicine Program.  Drs. Alverson, Krupinski and Weinstein are three past-presidents of the American Telemedicine Association and pioneers in the field.

“The ATP’s SPS conference is filling a critical gap in the rapidly expanding telehealth service industry,” said Dr. Weinstein, honorary chair of the meeting. 

“Last year alone, $280 million was invested in telehealth service start-ups.  Today, 400+ telemedicine and telehealth service companies are operating in the US, serving 15 to 20 million patients each year.  SPS is the place to go to hear a steady stream of panel discussions and talks by industry leaders.  There’s nothing else like it!”

As of Sept. 12, 36 exhibitors were registered for the SPS conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The exhibitors include some of the largest telemedicine service companies and telehealth platform companies in the world.

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Jane Erikson joined the staff of the Arizona Telemedicine Program in April 2013. She was already familiar with the program, as she previously wrote about the program during her nearly 20 years of covering health care for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Jane has lived in Arizona most of her life and is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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