Tim Bickel

Tim Bickel

Tim Bickel

Training Center Director / Coordinator
(502) 852-1559
fax (502) 852-1561
cell (502) 777-9306
tim.bickel@louisville.edu

Since 1998 Tim has been the Director for the Kentucky TeleHealth Network (KTHN) for the University of Louisville responsible for coordinating educational, clinical and administrative healthcare video conferences for the State of Kentucky.  As the first Director for TeleHealth at the University of Louisville, he has worked with the other Kentucky TeleHealth Network Directors in the state on protocol development, office creation, contacts and site expansion for the state of Kentucky.  Tim works as the co-pilot Director for the Network with Rob Sprang at the University of Kentucky.

His previous experience has been as a medical office manager and practice developer for several Primary Care Center offices with the University of Louisville and the Internal Medicine East/Jewish Hospital practice. He has also served as the University of Louisville Primary Care Center (PCC) Information Technology (IT) Manager, medical office Facilities Manager and as a Branch Manager at the Bank of Louisville (now BB&T).

He is a Certified TeleHealth Program Manager(CTPM), a Certified Medical Office Manager(CMM) and a graduate from the College Business Management Institute.

Tim broadcasts many University of Louisville School of Medicine Grand Rounds throughout the state to areas where providers do not have access to Continuing Education opportunities and he has broadcast teaching surgeries around the world. One such broadcast using the DaVinci surgical robot was attended by physicians from 28 countries on 5 continents. He assists with providing medical students access to classroom instruction using video conferencing during their AHEC rotations to reduce their travel time and expenses, allowing them more time with their preceptors during their internships.

He is currently working with other TeleHealth Directors and rural physician practices to expand utilization of clinical services utilizing TeleMedicine.  This will give all Kentuckians access to specialty care that in many cases can only be found in the large regional medical facilities in the state.