Indiana Fiber Network to participant on panel at The Indiana Rural Health Association’s (IRHA) 19th Annual Rural Health Conference

The IRHA 19th Annual Rural Health Conference and Annual General Membership IFN-112Meeting will take place on June 21st and 22nd, 2016 in French Lick. This year the conference will be focused on the theme of “Rural Health: Align, Connect, Engage.”

IFN Vice President of Sale and Marketing, August Zehner, has been invited to participate in a panel discussion of “Disaster Recovery Challenges in the Healthcare Marketplace.” The full list of panelists includes:

  • Mark Caswell, director of business technology, KSM Consulting
  • Jeff Ton, executive vice president of product and service development, Bluelock
  • Mike Rudicle, customer experience and chief information officer, VMS BioMarketing
  • August Zehner, MBA, vice president sales and marketing, Indiana Fiber Network

Panelists will discuss how disaster recovery and business continuity have evolved in the past three to five years as well as share insights and recommendations regarding data security and compliance for rural health institutions.

About Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)

IRHA is a not-for-profit corporation developed for the purpose of improving the health of all Indiana citizens in rural settings through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development. One of the programs that we administrate is the Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN), which currently has 72 participants around the state, including 24 Critical Access Hospitals, 4 rural hospitals, 5 urban partner hospitals, 5 Rural Health Clinics, 7 Federally Qualified Health Centers, and 27 Community Mental Health Centers. The mission of the ITN is to improve the health and well-being of Indiana residents through the utilization of a dedicated broadband health network to deliver telehealth applications including, but not limited to, telemedicine, health information exchange, distance education and training, public health surveillance, emergency preparedness and trauma system development. More information on the ITN can be found on the IRHA website at under Programs/Indiana Telehealth Network.



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