Karen R. Thomas
Karen R. Thomas is the founder and president of Advanced TeleHealth Solutions. In 2004, she developed and secured funding for the first Medicaid-covered telemonitoring program within the Disease Management Department of the state of Missouri. Karen is a nationally-renowned speaker, using her expertise in telehealth monitoring to educate hospitals, home health agencies and other companies and organizations about the benefits of telemedicine solutions. She is also an educator for Missouri State University's Health Care Administration master's program and a contributing author to "Home Telehealth: Connecting Care Within the Community," published by Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. Additionally, Karen serves as a board member for the National Association for Home Care and the Private Duty Home Care Association, is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, and is an Ex Officio member of the advisory board of HealthCare Technology Association of America.