Workshop Presentation

Workshop Presentation

(WP-01) Pediatric Speed Rounds: Meet the Experts

Monday, April 24
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: W240 AB

Entering the field of pediatric telemedicine can be challenging and intimidating for providers interested in starting a new program. This panel will allow participants to choose 3 topics of interest to meet in a small roundtable format with content experts from the Pediatric Special Interest Group. 8 topics will be offered including: Connectivity and Technology, Allied Health, School based health, Grant availability, ICU care, Education, Program sustainability, School based health, Medical Home, and International opportunities. Particpants are encouraged to bring their questions to the roundtable for immediate answers as well as networking suggestions during the conference. Each of the speakers are published experts in their area of interest and are enthusiastic supporters of new adopters of telemedicine.

Learning Objectives:

Neil Herendeen

Director, Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice
University of Rochester

Dr Neil Herendeen is an associate professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong and director of the Strong Pediatric Practice since 1994. He is a Rochester native and stayed at the University of Rochester for his undergraduate studies, medical school, pediatric residency and Masters of Medical Management at the U of R’s Simon School. He is actively involved in a number of community projects for improving the health and well being of vulnerable children and is medical director of the Health-e-Access pediatric telemedicine project connecting children in schools and child care centers to their primary care medical home.


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Kathleen Webster

Medical Director of Pediatric Telemedicine
Advocate Health Care

Dr. Kathleen Webster is currently the Medical Director of Pediatric Telemedicine at Advocate Health Care and a pediatric critical care specialist. She has presented on topics related to telemedicine and quality improvement at local, regional and national conferences, and currently serves as the Chair for the Pediatric SIG of the ATA. Her interests include telemedicine applications for quality improvement and business strategies of telehealth.


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Julie Hall-Barrow

Vice President, Virtual Health and Innovation
Children's Health, Dallas

Dr. Julie Hall-Barrow is the vice president of virtual health and innovation at Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health system in North Texas. Since joining Children’s Health in October 2015, Dr. Hall-Barrow has strategically guided the system’s use of technology to increase access to quality health care, extending care beyond the hospital walls and into the communities where families live, learn and play.
She currently oversees one of the largest and fastest-growing school telemedicine programs in the country, as well as several unique and innovative virtual health programs like Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), TeleNICU/ER and the development of mobile health applications including My Asthma Pal. The aim of these programs is to improve long-term health outcomes and empower patient families to become active drivers of their own health care. Under Dr. Hall-Barrow’s direction, Children’s Health is currently operationalizing existing programs and developing new avenues to sustain and grow virtual health platforms.
As a passionate advocate for innovation and technology, she has provided guidance on influential legislation including House Bill 1878, which allows any provider in the state of Texas to be reimbursed for school-based telemedicine. She has also provided outreach and collaboration with national technology and health care organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to seamlessly integrate technology into health care.
In addition to speaking on behalf of the Children’s Health system, Dr. Hall-Barrow has published research in peer-reviewed journals, presented around the globe on virtual health best practices, and been honored with many notable industry awards. In 2016, she was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Health Care IT by Health Data Management and was honored with the Achievement in Innovation in D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards.
Prior to joining Children’s Health, Dr. Hall-Barrow held leadership positions in health care transformation, including corporate health, chronic diseases management and telemedicine. She is considered a national and international expert in the field of telemedicine, including its use in pediatrics, neurology, emergent delivery methods and health care mobility. In Arkansas, she led the first statewide tele-stroke program and initiated the first statewide image repository program.
Dr. Hall-Barrow is the immediate past chair of the American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group, where she continues to provide leadership to both new and existing telehealth programs through education and research.
She holds a doctorate in higher education administration, a master’s degree in kinesiology and a bachelor’s degree in health education.


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Madan Dharmar

Associate Professor in Residence
Univeristy of California Davis Health System

Dr Dharmar is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis Health System. A physician, clinical epidemiologist and federally funded researcher, Dharmar’s area of expertise is health services research, telehealth and, mHealth. His research focus is in the development of quality measures to evaluate health care and apply innovative technologies to improve health-care delivery. He is currently the principal investigator and director for the federally funded, Pediatric Emergency Assistance for Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) Program.


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