2019 Virtual Healthcare Congress
Transform Care Delivery, Optimize Patient Access, Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Achieve the Triple Aim
January 17-18, 2019 * The Wynn Hotel* Las Vegas, Nevada

2019 Virtual Healthcare Congress

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About the Conference

Virtual Healthcare is widely viewed as the future of healthcare and it is rapidly revolutionizing and transforming the way traditional healthcare delivery is provided. Virtual health allows for significant cost reduction while improving quality and streamlining efficiencies. It has been cited that implementing Virtual Healthcare could result in approximately $10 billion in savings to the United States health system over the next few years. With the projected decrease of primary care doctors, virtual healthcare is being utilized for annual patient visits, patient self-care, follow up and management. Virtual healthcare allows for achieving the Triple Aim: delivering the right care, at the right time, and at the right place. It increases patient engagement and satisfaction and both patients and providers favor its convenience and accessibility.

Studies have demonstrated that virtual healthcare achieves patient driven care, enhances satisfaction and outcomes, and reduces healthcare spending. As the world continues to move forward digitally and virtually, Virtual Healthcare is continuing its expansion with innovative new platforms, redefining regulatory policy and reimbursement, and is delving into artificial intelligence.

This is the only conference on Virtual Healthcare that will equip you and your organization with innovative practices, case studies and tools to succeed with implementing Virtual Healthcare programs, expanding existing platforms, while reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes.

Register Early and Save! Groups of 3 or more can save an additional 10% off the registration fee. To register visit our website at www.brinetwork.com or call us at 800-743-8490. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Who Should Attend?

From Hospitals/Health Systems/Urgent Care Centers/Health Plans:

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Patient Safety Officers, Chief Technology Officers
 
Also Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers of:

  • Virtual Health
  • Care Management
  • Population Health
  • Clinical Operations
  • Telemedicine
  • ICU/Emergency
  • Community Health
  • Information Technology
  • Product Development
  • Critical Care
  • Innovation
  • Mobile Health
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Practitioners
  • eHealth
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Health Data Management
  • Telehealth
  • Stroke Program
  • Operations
  • Medical Management

This program is also of interest to:
Healthcare Consultants; Vendors; Technology Innovators

Conference Agenda

Day One – Thursday, January 17, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Reforming Healthcare: Transitioning from Volume to Value Through the Use of Technology and Multi-Disciplinary Care Delivery Models

Utilizing technology and multi-disciplinary care delivery models are extremely vital components in transitioning from traditional volume to value. This presentation will demonstrate how technology can be used to improve care and drive down spending costs. The talk will also explore alternative payment models surrounding virtual healthcare and how they can be used to motivate changes in physician behavior.

Curtis Lowery, MD
Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

9:00am – 9:45am
Successful Management Programs to Improve Care and Reduce Costs of Acute Care Patients through Virtual Healthcare

Despite all the changes in health care today, the one constant is the need and desire to deliver best practice medicine to all our patients. Whether it is called Population Health or Value-based Care, it is imperative to take the waste out of health care and eliminate variation in how to deliver care to patients. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies into routine health care. It is defined as the study of the mechanisms by which effective healthcare interventions are either adopted or not adopted. One of the benefits of Virtual Health is the utilization of technology to improve clinical and financial outcomes. This presentation will explore how the value is created by aligning the technology with a strategy to optimize workflows that deliver the evidence-based medicine to all the patients, all the time, and in real time. Using case examples of successes and failures, the talk will demonstrate how such a strategy can be developed to achieve these clinical and financial benefits for the highest acuity, hospitalized patients.

Michael Ries, MD, MBA, FCCM, FCCP, FACP
Medical Director of Critical Care and eICU
Advocate Health Care

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Direct-to-Consumer Digital Health: Express Care Online Experience at Cleveland Clinic

With the ubiquity of mobile devices and mobile technologies, there has been an upsurge in health care spending in the United States. This lecture will provide an overview of Digital Health at the Cleveland Clinic with a consumer focus. Three examples will be discussed illustrating novel health care models.

Matthew Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP
Medical Director, Express Care Online/Digital Health/ITD
Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

11:00am – 11:45am
5 Year Outcomes of an Outpatient Cardiology Virtual Medicine Consultation Program

Telehealth has been deemed to be “critically important” to the future of cardiac care by an American Heart Association Policy statement in 2017. However, few programs exist as we approach 2019. The Minneapolis Heart Institute initiated a telehealth system – the MHI TeleHeart Program, in 2014. Over five years, the program has grown to nearly 1,000 annual outpatient cardiology visits over 15 sites and two states. This talk will discuss rationale, pearls and pitfalls, and goals for an established cardiology telehealth program.

Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
Vice President of Operations, Director, Telehealth and Outreach Services
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Allina Health

11:45am – 01:00pm
Lunch

01:00pm – 1:45pm
Leveraging Virtual Health to Provide Healthcare Directly into the Home

UCHealth, a large tertiary care health system located in Colorado, launched its direct-to-consumer virtual urgent care program in 2016. This presentation will discuss "lessons learned" from this process, including the need for buy-in from leadership, patient preferences and utilization patterns. The talk will also explore how to prioritize Quality and Safety Initiatives within a virtual care program.

Christopher Davis, MD, DTMH
Medical Director, Virtual Health
UCHealth
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

1:45pm – 2:30pm
The Virtual Health Toolbox: How Emerging Technologies Can Enhance Healthcare Quality and Access

As a conglomerate concept, virtual health encompasses emerging technologies and explores their role in transforming medicine and healthcare. Just as we have seen large tech giants change the way we travel, shop, and even exercise, we are on the verge of seeing how technology will revolutionize the way we think about and deliver healthcare. With technologies like video conferencing, we have managed to improve access to care by creating telehealth services for those in underserved areas. With wearables and artificial intelligence, we have started to create a health information network that will influence the way we manage our health outside clinical environments. And with technologies once restricted to gaming, like VR, we are rethinking the therapies we provide in our hospitals and clinics. This talk will highlight some of the innovations that already changing quality and access to care for our patients and look forward to the incredible opportunities that are coming our way with these new virtual health modalities in our toolbox.

Pavitra Krishnamani, MS Global Medicine, MD Candidate 2019
Former Clinical Fellow, Healthcare Innovation - Jefferson Health's Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience Group
Thomas Jefferson University

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:00pm – 04:00pm
Panel Discussion: The Future of Virtual Healthcare

The Panel Presentation, comprised of speakers from highly regarded organizations throughout the United States, will share their expertise and perspectives on the future of virtual healthcare and what to expect in the coming years. The Panelists will discuss virtual healthcare delivery programs, physician and patient engagement, implementation, etc.

Alfred Marc Calo Iloreta MD
Assistant Professor
Skull Base Surgery and Rhinology
Department Oto – Head and Neck Surgery
Mount Sinai

Sarah Ostadabbas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Northeastern University

Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN
President
Virtual Reality Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer
Interactive Media Institute (a 501c3 non-profit)
Editor-in-Chief
CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking Journal
Secretary General
International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR)

04:00pm – 4:45pm
Transforming Behavioral Health Care Through Virtual Healthcare
Virtual and augmented reality are transforming how healthcare is delivered to patients with a wide variety of medical and behavioral health disorders. Because VR/AR are available now on mobile platforms, it is possible to provide a continuum of care from traditional hospitals and clinics to the patient’s home. This presentation will discuss how treatment spanning specific phobias to PTSD, chronic pain management and relief from the stress, anxiety and pain surrounding medical or surgical procedures, VR and AR are enhancing patient empowerment and providing the opportunity for patients to become more active participants in their own health and well-being. Far from new, VR has been successfully used in practice for over 2 decades. Its power and promise, as well as some cautions will be discussed during this lecture.

Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN
President
Virtual Reality Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer
Interactive Media Institute (a 501c3 non-profit)
Editor-in-Chief
CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking Journal
Secretary General
International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR)

4:45pm – 5:30pm
Virtual/Digital Prosthetics and Beyond

Prosthetics come in all shapes and sizes and they have changed a great deal since they were first implemented. Gone are the days of hooks and wooden legs, but gone too are the days of stiff, lifeless limb replacements. Modern prosthetics can replicate a wide range of normal movement and allow you to fully reclaim the ability to interact with your surroundings. As their control has become much more advanced, the primarily goal still is to replace mechanical functions. In contract, Digital Prosthetics are about replacing or augmenting neurological function including human sensing and processing. This presentation will discuss how Augmented Cognition (ACLab) focuses on enhancing human information-processing capabilities through the design of adaptive interfaces via physical, psychological, and cognitive state estimation. Since information are gathered by our senses and are analyzed in our processing unit/brain, individuals with compromised sensing or processing functions would significantly benefit from our novel digital prosthetics designs. The talk will explore how many of these projects, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) tools are essential for both the assessment and enhancement portions of the process. The talk will explore several active Digital Prosthetics projects at the ACLab and their design processes.

Sarah Ostadabbas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Northeastern University

5:30pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, January 18, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Achieving the Quadruple Aim: Improving the Work Life of Care Providers through Virtual Healthcare

Within health care, the Triple Aim is widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance by enhancing patient experience, improving population health and reducing costs. Improving the life of health care providers has recently been named as the fourth aim to optimize care. With more than 25 years of supporting workforce through telemedicine, Avera eCARE extends 24/7 access to board-certified physicians and specialized health care services to hospitals, post-acute settings, schools, correctional facilities, and clinics across the country. The presentation will discuss how this virtual support multiplies the number of clinicians available, providing support with peer-to-peer collaboration, transfer assistance, documentation, expert guidance with complex medical procedures, and much more. The talk will explore how partnering hospitals have proven outcomes, sharing how access to additional expertise and resources improves work-life balance of clinicians, increases ability to recruit and retain physicians, and supports physician engagement with telemedicine and alternative models of delivering care.

Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Outreach and Innovation
Avera Healthcare

9:00am – 9:45am
Artificial Intelligence: Making Medicine Smarter

From digital assistants and self-driving cars to targeted advertising and stock market analytics, artificial intelligence impacts us every day. Industries are harnessing the power of computers to analyze and learn from large data sets. Digitalized healthcare and nearly ubiquitous electronic medical records are creating the vast banks of information on which data science thrives. At present, this is a largely untapped source of innovation. The Health Lab at the University of Rochester is a group of clinicians, researchers, data and computer scientists, and engineers who collaborate to solve clinical problems using data science. This presentation will explore how multidisciplinary team harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to drive improvement in healthcare, using pattern recognition to such ends as assisting radiography reads, managing ICU alarm fatigue, and identifying patients at high risk of complications or increased healthcare utilization. The talk will discuss how the future of healthcare lies in using apt clinical questions to guide the application of artificial intelligence to ever-expanding medical data.

Heather Comerci Reyes, MD, ME
Pediatric Critical Care
Golisano Children’s Hospital
UR Health Lab
University of Rochester

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am

Utilizing Virtual Health to Expand the Reach of Specialty Care

In an era where technology is becoming more affordable and readily-available, virtual care, digital health and telehealth seem to be everywhere. The rise of consumerism in healthcare is driving convenience. Health care system across the country recognize that virtual care is an excellent way to align with patients’ and consumers demands. This presentation will reveal how Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leveraging telehealth and virtual medicine to expand the reach of our specialty and subspecialty services. The presentation will review the novel approach VUMC has taken to virtual care and highlight programs such as Radiation Oncology Survivorship and Kidney Transplant.

Amber Humphrey
Director of Telemedicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

11:00am – 11:45am
Transforming Rural Healthcare Access Through Virtual Care Modalities

Adventist Health is one of the largest rural health systems in the country with 20 hospitals, 295 clinics, 8 hospice agencies, and 14 home health agencies primarily serving rural areas of California, Oregon and Hawaii. The Adventist Health Virtual Care Network (AHVCN) has over 120 providers in sixteen specialties serving diverse populations. An estimated 14,000 virtual care encounters will be completed by the end of 2018, directly impacting care of rural patients. This talk will explore how diverse modalities are utilized by AHVCN depending on need and purpose for inpatient, outpatient, and non-facility settings. Traditional telehealth carts, wall units, asynchronous images, eConsults, remote vital sign monitoring and mobile platforms are utilized in different settings by different providers. Case examples will be included to demonstrate the impact of the different modalities.

Cynthia Scheideman-Miller, MHSA
Telehealth Director
Adventist Health

11:45am – 12:30pm
Implementing Virtual Healthcare to Reduce Costs and Increase Quality Care

Speaker TBA

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop – Friday, January 18, 2019

12:45pm – 2:45pm
Workshop Session: Virtual Health and Transforming Healthcare

In this interactive session participants will first consider Virtual Healthcare foundations across the spectrum of existing and emerging use cases, technologies and services. After crafting a consensus definition for Virtual Health, the group will explore three case studies illustrating virtual models across the lifecare continuum. The case studies will span inpatient acute care, to mental health services independent of location, to aging well at home. Expanding the lens beyond the medical model for health and care, the group will also consider the potential of virtual self- and peer-care as well as care provided by “virtual humans”. Throughout the discussion the group will examine challenges to widespread adoption. The session will also explore virtual healthcare’s impact on cost, quality, capacity and opportunities for competitive advantage. The session will conclude with a group design process for a next-wave Virtual Health service.

Frances Dare
Principal
Next Horizons Healthcare Advisory Services

For more than 25 years Frances has led healthcare innovation at the intersections of economics, public policy, demographics and technology. She is particularly known for ground breaking work with Virtual Care innovation and Digital Strategies. Frances has worked with major healthcare systems and payers, private equity, retail, global communications and technology companies as well as National Ministries of Health. In each case her clients were seeking to improve health and care by improving access, engaging consumers, transforming their experience, connecting the care continuum and sustainably bending the cost curve. She is a valued advisor to enterprise and industry leaders, architecting possibilities, devising strategies and applying tactics with long-term return, cutting through complexity to formulate new operating models and actionable programs.

Among her many publications, Frances recently co-authored “Virtual Health Care Could Save the U.S. Billions Each Year” for Harvard Business Review. A frequent speaker, Frances has presented cutting edge presentations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. She holds a BA, summa cum laude from Stephens College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She resides with her family in Dallas TX.

Featured Speakers

Curtis Lowery, MD

Curtis Lowery, MD

Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Michael Ries, MD, MBA, FCCM, FCCP, FACP

Michael Ries, MD, MBA, FCCM, FCCP, FACP

Medical Director of Critical Care and eICU

Advocate Health Care

Matthew Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP

Matthew Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP

Medical Director, Express Care Online/Digital Health/ITD

Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Vice President of Operations, Director, Telehealth and Outreach Services

Minneapolis Heart Institute
Allina Health

Christopher Davis, MD, DTMH

Christopher Davis, MD, DTMH

Medical Director, Virtual Health

UCHealth
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Pavitra Krishnamani, MS Global Medicine, MD Candidate 2019

Pavitra Krishnamani, MS Global Medicine, MD Candidate 2019

Former Clinical Fellow, Healthcare Innovation, Jefferson Health's Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience Group

Thomas Jefferson University

Frances Dare

Frances Dare

Principal

Next Horizons Healthcare Advisory Services

Alfred Marc Calo Iloreta MD

Alfred Marc Calo Iloreta MD

Assistant Professor

Skull Base Surgery and Rhinology
Department Oto – Head and Neck Surgery
Mount Sinai

Sarah Ostadabbas, PhD

Sarah Ostadabbas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Northeastern University

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN

President

Virtual Reality Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer
Interactive Media Institute (a 501c3 non-profit)
Editor-in-Chief
CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking Journal
Secretary General
International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR)

Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP

Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP

Medical Director of Outreach and Innovation

Avera Healthcare

Heather Comerci Reyes, MD, ME

Heather Comerci Reyes, MD, ME

Pediatric Critical Care

Golisano Children’s Hospital
UR Health Lab
University of Rochester

Amber Humphrey

Amber Humphrey

Director of Telemedicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Cynthia Scheideman-Miller, MHSA

Cynthia Scheideman-Miller, MHSA

Telehealth Director

Adventist Health

Venue

Wynn

Encore at Wynn
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-770-7171

“Mention BRI Network to get the discounted rate of $199/night”

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

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Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 3 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $185. Cancellation received less than 3 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket

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