2021 Discharge Planning & Capacity Management Summit
September 13-14, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

2021 Discharge Planning & Capacity Management Summit








COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.

About the Conference

The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the importance of discharge planning for patient care and created a new element of public health. Developing a discharge protocol during a pandemic is a major challenge. Hospitals need to rapidly adapt their discharge planning protocols as new information comes out. You will learn how different facilities have handled the post-discharge monitoring and follow-up and learn how they have augmented their discharge planning responses during the pandemic.

Care coordination within hospitals and health systems has never been more important as it helps to align priorities of care teams and minimize waste within the system. Delayed discharges are not just an inconvenience; they lead to poorer experiences for patients and prevent hospitals from providing responsive care for patients requiring acute care, and those requiring admission for planned procedures. Poorly managed hospital-wide patient flow and capacity management has critical implications for both patients and providers.

Integrated healthcare strategies are essential in supporting successful discharge planning and providing efficient, high quality, and timely patient-centric healthcare. This conference brings together leaders from hospitals, health systems, home care, health plans, and managed care organizations to discuss best practices for improving care coordination, reducing readmissions, preventing avoidable healthcare utilization, and collaborating across the continuum. Network with leading practitioners on discharge planning and learn from the success of others on how to prevent hospital readmissions through comprehensive discharge planning; move patients quickly, efficiently, and safely through the hospital system; improve capacity planning and service design; enhance patient care and satisfaction; and much more.

Who Should Attend?
From Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • VP
  • Quality Improvement Director
  • Emergency Room Director
  • Patient Flow Director
  • Discharge Planning
  • Case Management Director
  • Nursing Director
  • Care Coordination
  • Utilization Review
  • ICU Director
  • Admissions Director
  • Hospitalists
  • Billing
  • Operations
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Medical Directors
  • Social Service Director
  • Clinical Operations Director
  • Patient Transportation
  • TeleICU

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Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, September 13, 2021
7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

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

8:15am – 9:00am
Keynote: Care Coordination Across the Continuum: Hospital-Wide Strategies and Approaches to Improve Efficiency and Collaboration

9:00am – 9:45am
Discharge Planning & Care Coordination during the COVID 19 Pandemic

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Improving Emergency Department Efficiencies and Patient Flow

11:45am – 12:30pm
Discharge Processes and Checklists: Tales from the Trenches

12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 2:15pm
How to Improve Outcomes, Decrease Readmissions, Increase Bed Capacity, Increase Efficiency, Improve Throughput and Ensure Financial Viability

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel: Discharge Scheduling to Improve Throughput and Patient Flow

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Engaging Patients in the Discharge Planning Process

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Partnering Effectively with Hospital Leadership to Improve Discharge Processes, Capacity Management, and Patient Flow

End of Day One

Day Two - Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Matching Capacity and Demand: Applying Real-Time Data, Technology and Metrics to Enhance Patient Flow

9:00am – 9:45am
The Relationship Between Capacity Management and Utilization Management/Review

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Improving Safety at Discharge and Transfer of Care

11:00am – 11:45am
Creating Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Shorten the Discharge Process and Improve Care Transition Plans

11:45am – 12:30pm
Enhancing the Discharge Process through Patient Transport
Patients may receive the best care possible at the bedside but once their discharge process is delayed everything else is forgotten. Patient satisfaction crumbles and the patient flow slows down. Hospitals have implemented many multidisciplinary strategies with the hope of addressing this dilemma. Everyone is involved, from nurses to providers to case managers, pharmacists, and even transporters. Many times, the work of the patient transporters is understated. They are “just transporters”. In reality, however, the patient transporters are the bridge that connects patients from the ED to the unit for admission, from the unit to the procedural areas, and more importantly, escorting patients out for discharge. This presentation will highlight how to streamline this process while emphasizing the role of patient transporters.

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
12:45pm – 2:45pm
An Update on the Latest CMS Discharge Planning Compliance & Standards
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Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 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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