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Kentucky Office of Rural Health to host annual Kentucky Telehealth Summit on May 23

Posted March 27, 2019

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health will host its third annual Kentucky Telehealth Summit on Thursday, May 23 at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

The one-day event, which is intended for anyone interested in or currently practicing telehealth, will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Six plenary sessions are scheduled for the morning and early afternoon followed by two breakout sessions.

Emily Wein, a health care lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, will deliver the keynote address providing an update on federal-level legal and regulatory issues in the telehealth field.

Other presenters include Adam Meier, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Stephanie Bates, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services; Andrew Bledsoe, deputy executive director of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange; Kathy Wibberly, director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center; and, Phillip Brown, executive director of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority.

Afternoon breakout sessions will cover topics ranging from remote patient monitoring and how to start offering telehealth services at your own facility to the use of telehealth in primary care and behavioral health settings.

A $75 registration fee covers all course materials, breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.

Registration for the event can be completed online at

For more information or questions, please contact Rural Project Manager Kayla Combs at or 606-439-3557 Ext. 83665.

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH), established in 1991, is a federal-state partnership authorized by federal legislation. The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (located in Hazard) serves as the federally-designated Kentucky Office of Rural Health. The mission of the KORH is to support the health and well-being of Kentuckians by promoting access to rural health services. The program provides a framework for linking small rural communities with local, state and federal resources while working toward long-term solutions to rural health issues. The KORH assists clinicians, administrators and consumers in finding ways to improve communications, finances and access to quality healthcare while ensuring that funding agencies and policymakers are made aware of the needs of rural communities.

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