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Amy L. Waer, MD Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FCAP, FATA Medical Director Arizona Telemedicine Program Amy Waer, MD, is Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. She oversees the Rural Health Professions Pro- gram and travels throughout Arizona performing site visits, hosting apprecia- tion dinners, and recruiting rural faculty preceptors. She joined the Arizona Telemedicine Program as Medical Director in June 2016. Dr. Waer has been a general surgeon since 1997 and is a professor in the Department of Surgery on the Educa- tor Scholar Track. She completed her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1992, fol- lowed by her general surgery residency training, also at the University of Arizona. She then practiced general surgery in a private group practice in Virginia for seven years. She returned to the University of Arizona in 2004 to develop the general surgery department at the University of Arizona Med- ical Center at South Campus, serving successively as Surgery Clerkship Director, Surgery Residency Associate Program Director, Surgery Residency Program Director, and Interim Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education. Brian Wayling, MBA Assistant Vice President, Telehealth Intermountain Healthcare Brian Wayling is Assistant Vice President of Intermountain Healthcare TeleHealth Services. He is responsible for developing system-wide strategies and leading operational change to create tele- health delivered care options for clini- cians and patients throughout the Intermoun- tain Healthcare system and beyond. Intermountain Health- care considers telehealth as an integrated option for clinical care delivery and therefore offers a variety of technologies and options to best serve its diverse clinical program and clinical service groups. Prior to joining Intermountain, Mr. Wayling was the Director of the eHealth and eNovation Cen- ter, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He has extensive executive management and operational experience in the financial and digital media industries. Director Arizona Telemedicine Program Co-Director Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, is the founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. While a Mas- sachusetts General Hospital (MGH) pathology resident, he participated in rendering diagnoses on some of the first telemedicine cases of the MGH-Logan Inter- national Airport telemedicine program in 1968. Decades later, he turned his attention to telepathology while a pathologist for National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials. In 1986, he introduced the term “telepathology” into the English lan- guage. He invented, patented, and commercialized robotic telepathology and is often referred to as the “Father of Telepathology.” In addition to being President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association, he has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Pathology Informatics and has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Weinstein has over 600 professional publications cited over 10,000 times in the literature. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston. Tana Williams Part A Provider Outreach and Education Representative Noridian Healthcare Solutions Tana Williams is a Part A Provider Outreach and Education Representative with a working knowledge of CMS regulations and claims processing. She offers educa- tion and problem-solving assistance to providers within Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC ) Jurisdictions E and F (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands) on various specialty topics such as therapy, dialysis and rural health clinics. Ms. Williams has been in the medical industry for over 25 years. During her career, she has devel- oped and provided Medicare education to reduce claims pro- cessing errors; has examined, monitored and managed all levels of appeals; and has held the position of Medicare Com- pliance Coordinator. She continues to establish partnerships and participates in external committee meetings. Full speaker and moderator bios are online at ttspsworld.com/speakers. 20 | Page