Join us on the beautiful Mercer University campus to hear from experts in the field as they share the latest advancements and research in telehealth. This event is being hosted by the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center, Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, and Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center. For exhibiting opportunities contact: or


Friday, December 2, 2022


9 am – 3 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)


Mercer University
University Center
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207 + Google Map
(Parking will be available in the upper UC lot.)

Featured event sessions:

The Future of Virtual Health Care

Jean Sumner, MD, Dean
Mercer University School of Medicine

While telehealth and in-person care each offer unique benefits and drawbacks, combined they create a synergistic model that delivers more cost-effective healthcare and satisfied patients.

The Legal Landscape of Telehealth

Michele Madison, Partner
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Where are we now? Focusing on the future of telehealth, beyond the public health emergency and into 2023. Hear of policy and legislative updates that impact the continuation and expansion of digital health care within your communities.

Remote Patient Monitoring for CHF Patients

Laura Mrazik, MPH,
Telehealth Coordinator
MaineGeneral Health, Augusta, Maine

MaineGeneral Health had high, rising readmission rates for congestive heart failure (CHF). In January 2020, a remote patient monitoring pilot was launched in collaboration with vendor, Health Recovery Solutions, to monitor CHF patients after hospital discharge. In May and June 2022, MaineGeneral has achieved a CMS-CHF readmission rate of 0% compared with 20% and 26.7% in the same months the prior year. Additionally, the overall CHF readmission rate has hit 0% in four of the last nine months.

Health Care Interoperability: Looking Forward

Dominic H. Mack, M.D., MBA,
Professor, Family Medicine Director
National Center for Primary Care,
Morehouse School of Medicine

There is a shift towards a national health IT infrastructure to support greater health information data exchange and to decrease existing health care data siloes. With a focus on data standardization and EHR interoperability, the shift moves us toward lower costs, increased efficiencies, and improved patient coordination and satisfaction.

Cybersecurity and Patient Data

Michael Barker, CISSP, CISA, LPI
Senior Program Manager, Cybersecurity
Georgia Institute of Technology

Virtual health care uses technologies to provide patient-clinician interaction, deliver care, and facilitate services without traveling to a care site. Since data is being shared, it is vulnerable to cyber threats like any other information technology (IT) services. Health systems and clinicians can use a variety of cybersecurity techniques and best practices to protect their privacy and keep patient data secure.