Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Telehealth Academy Returns For a Second Year – eVisit Named Presenting Sponsor

Telehealth solutions provider eVisit joins a collective group of healthcare powerhouse experts to discuss the forecast of healthcare technology


Nashville, Tenn. (August 10, 2022) – The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) is announcing Telehealth Academy II, a three-week program designed for healthcare industry professionals and entrepreneurs to learn about virtual care advancements happening in telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM). This year’s program is presented by eVisit, a leading virtual care platform built to help healthcare delivery organizations deliver an efficient, engaging virtual care experience.


With over 35 speakers scheduled, the EC continues its mission to drive transformation in the industry through tailored programming and connecting entrepreneurs to resources to help them be successful.


This year’s program is set to begin September 15th and will focus on industry challenges in telehealth, such as regulatory concerns, licensing, technology costs, and much more. Some speakers at the academy this year include:


  • Brian Wayling, Executive Director of Intermountain Healthcare
  • Chris Altchek, Founder and CEO of Cadence
  • Christopher Northam, VP of HCA Healthcare
  • Dr. Anderson Spickard, Professor at Belmont University
  • Chase Williams, GS Growth, Goldman Sachs
  • Dr. Jacqueline Shreibati, Senior Clinical Lead at Google Health
  • Bruce Brandes, President at
  • Darin Anderson, Executive Director Banner Health
  • Diana Gelston, Vice President at Best Buy Health
  • Ellen Kelsay, President & CEO at Business Group on Health
  • FJ. Campbell, Chief Medical Officer at Ardent Health
  • Jessie Beegle, Chief Innovation Officer at LifePoint Health
  • Krista Drobac, Founder, Moving Health Home
  • Lisa Esch, Senior Vice President, NTTData
  • Mario Ramierez, Consultant, Akin Gump
  • Michael Schlosser, MD, SVP at HCA Healthcare
  • Paul Keckley, Principal at The Keckley Report
  • Steve R. Ommen, Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic


“Although we’ve observed new healthcare innovations during the pandemic, which contribute to the healthcare needs of patients, there are challenges that remain. At Telehealth Academy II, we plan to reimagine and rebuild the industry together through a series of discussions to create meaningful solutions,” said Eric Thrailkill, Chair of Project Healthcare at the EC. “Telehealth Academy II will be of interest to those who appreciate the impact of the Nashville-based healthcare expertise across the country and internationally. We’re super excited about the speakers that we have for the Telehealth Academy II and the impact our program will create.”


Telehealth Academy II will have virtual sessions and in-person sessions. Sessions will be immediately available on-demand. 


“At eVisit, we are on a mission to simplify healthcare delivery to everyone, everywhere,” said Sachin Agrawal, President of eVisit. “Our virtual care platform helps leading health systems deliver more convenient patient care, resulting in better outcomes, reduced cost and enhanced clinician efficiency. Sponsoring the Telehealth Academy and participating in bringing together the brightest minds to address the most challenging issues was an easy decision for us. We look forward to participating in the conversation to drive the industry forward with virtual care capabilities.”


Telehealth Academy is also presented by the EC Project Healthcare program, The Disruption Lab, and Sage Growth Partners, organizations focused on helping healthcare organizations grow and expand. 


“eVisit is positioned at the center of the digital transformation underway in healthcare,” said Phil Gibbs, Founding Principal of the Disruption Lab. “As a technology driven company, eVisit enables the delivery of healthcare on a level consumers have come to expect in virtually every other aspect of their lives.”


With over 20 sessions, the program partners have ensured a balanced faculty of healthcare organizations, technology companies, investor organizations, and more, as well as sessions pushing the conversation about the industry and how Nashville-based healthcare can further embrace telehealth and virtual care. 


“We have come so far—yet we have so much further to go,” commented Dan D’Orazio, CEO of Sage Growth Partners. “We are thrilled to bring this incredibly deep and diverse set of constituents together. We will push the conversation beyond the obvious headlines into a deeper framework of how technology, services, investors, and key industry partners see the next several years unfolding—with a richness that will add important layers to advance near term industry momentum.”


To learn more about Telehealth Academy and for registration, click here


About Nashville Entrepreneur Center

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The EC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the EC by following us @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at


About eVisit

eVisit is a fully integrated, end-to-end care delivery platform built for enterprise-level hospitals, healthcare systems, and physician groups. It delivers industry-leading provider and patient experiences in care navigation, care delivery, and care engagement, improving margins at scale without sacrificing quality. Based in Phoenix, AZ, the eVisit team is devoted to their customers’ success through strategic partnerships that help their clients’ care teams improve outcomes, reduce costs, and boost revenue. Visit to learn more about their product and mission to simplify healthcare delivery to everyone, everywhere.


About The Disruption Lab

The Disruption Lab is a Nashville-based innovation and growth lab that equips executives to invent the future. Programs have ranged from advisory services and learning events, to experiencing the future in some of the globe’s most innovative cities, to a six-month Healthcare Innovation Academy. Today, the Lab is primarily focused on the transformation of healthcare through collaboration on the annual Telehealth Academy, and developing the Telehealth Studio, a digital platform to support healthcare executives, clinicians, solution providers, founders, and investors who are tirelessly working to innovate healthcare.


About Sage Growth Partners

Sage Growth Partners accelerates commercial success for B2B, B2B2C, and B2C healthcare organizations through a singular focus on growth. The company helps its clients thrive amid the complexities of a rapidly changing marketplace with deep domain expertise and an integrated application of research, strategy, and marketing. Founded in 2005, Sage Growth Partners is located in Baltimore, MD, and serves clients such as Pyx Health, the National Minority Health Association, Philips Healthcare, U.S. Renal Care, Quest Diagnostics, Livongo, Olive, and iN2L.



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