2021 Remote Patient Monitoring Summit
March 22-23, 2021 – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

2021 Remote Patient Monitoring Summit

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COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Our events will be hosted on a virtual platform until such time that health agencies deem travel safe. We look forward to continuing providing you with the best possible conference experience now and when we meet again in person.

About the Conference

As healthcare spending continues to increase, innovative methods of delivering cost-effective care must be developed to advance care delivery and produce better patient outcomes with reduced cost. Remote patient monitoring has emerged as a promising technology to drive down healthcare costs while maintaining a high standard of care for patients. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted both the importance and the difficulties of keeping patients connected to care. Technologies that enable providers to remotely monitor symptoms, key vitals, and other patient data can provide valuable real-time information that improve patient engagement and disease management. This conference will examine the key trends, opportunities, and outlook for remote patient monitoring, and explore how remote patient monitoring can help improve efficiency and patient engagement, facilitate disease describe yourself essay management, reduce hospital readmissions, decrease emergency department utilization, and lower cost of care.

Who Should Attend?

From Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans/Urgent Care/Onsite Clinics/Home Care

  • Medical Directors
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Telehealth
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Clinicians
  • Patient Care
  • Mobile Health
  • Nursing
  • Physicians
  • Virtual Health
  • Digital health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Mental Health
  • Critical Care
  • eHealth
  • IT Director
  • Occupational Health
  • Telemedicine
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Operations Director
  • ICU/ER
  • Innovation

Also of Interest to Vendors/Solution Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One – Monday, March 22, 2021

9:55am
Opening Remarks/Attendee Log-in

10:15am – 11:00am
Keynote Presentation

11:05am – 11:50am
Remote ICU: Has the Time Past, Is it Now, Must it Evolve?

Remote monitoring is well established in adult critical care. Although not universally accepted, substantial data has been published support “tele-ICUs” ability to decrease mortality and length of both ICU and hospital length of stays. This talk will briefly trace the history of tele-ICUs and present both supportive and unsupportive data.  We will discuss both the technology and the cultures necessary for tele-ICU success.  Given the current pandemic, we will also discuss the use of remote monitoring where “remote” simply means not at the bedside to explore the technology and workflows for “intra-hospital” remote ICU monitoring.

Jim Fackler, MD
Associate Professor of Anestesiology and Critical Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

11:55am – 12:40pm
Hospital Case Management: Unforeseen Opportunities for Improvement with COVID - 19

Hospital case management leaders across the country have recognized the need to shift from the concept of hospital discharge planning to a more population health focused model of care coordination across the continuum. The current COVID-19 Pandemic was a catalyst for, a large and complex care management department, already contemplating changes, to adapt quickly to the need for space on nursing units.

The goals of the hospital model are to: a) implement change for improved patient care coordination, b) improve the patient experience for the transition from hospital to the next level of care, c) improve the care managers and social workers experience, d) improve the communication and work within the team, and e) improve the communication with our interdisciplinary teams.

This session will discuss the process the care management department planned initially to implement a population health model. It quickly expended to a remote work model using technology, which would not have been considered feasible or practical until the onset of COVID-19.

Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM
Senior Director, Care Management Nursing
Cleveland Clinic

12:40pm – 1:10pm
Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm
How Remote Patient Monitoring Can Transform Healthcare Services Using IoT and Big Data

New-age concepts such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are opening up new cases for remote patient monitoring. Remote patient monitoring will soon shift the center of care from the hospital to the home and become a mainstream medical service. And as AI technology is poised to become more visible across the healthcare process and clinical workflows, there will be significant opportunities in the virtual assistant space and other data-driven AI applications. This session will examine trends that will influence the uptake of remote patient monitoring solutions.

Stephen Blackwelder, PhD
Chief Analytics Officer
Duke Health

2:05pm – 3:05pm
Panel: How to Make Remote Patient Monitoring Part of Everyday Healthcare

By making the collection of valuable patient data feasible outside of the clinic, remote patient monitoring can facilitate care for conditions ranging from chronic diseases to recovery from acute episodes of care. Policy changes introduced during the pandemic due to the riskiness of in-person patient visits have created conditions ripe for its adoption. This panel will examine how healthcare leaders can take advantage of this window of opportunity to develop, test, and improve remote-patient-monitoring programs, hospitalizations and streamlined overall communication in the outpatient environment.

Mary Hagan
e-Home Care Manager
Henry Ford Health System 

Devin M. Mann, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Director, Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design [HiBRID] Lab
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Senior Director, Informatics Innovation
Director, Digital DesignLab
NYU Langone Health 

Debbie Voyles, MBA HOM
Corporate Director, Virtual Health
Ballad Health

3:05pm - 3:20pm
Afternoon Break

3:25pm – 4:10pm
Remote Patient Monitoring: Building a New Outpatient Revenue Stream

This session will examine how remote patient monitoring can reduce hospital admissions, lower healthcare costs and provide better outcomes and care for patients. Additional topics to be discussed include:

  • How physicians can leverage data to help give patients better feedback regarding their conditions and treatment
  • How remote patient monitoring can also be a way to increase revenue for outpatient practices

Kim A. Schwartz
Chief Executive Officer
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center

4:15pm – 5:00pm
Incorporating Wearable Devices into Patient Engagement Solutions

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, connected health and remote patient monitoring are more important than ever, because they enable physicians to monitor patients without having to come into contact with them, thus preventing the spread of the coronavirus. They also keep patients with less severe cases out of hospitals, so preserving precious bed space for patients with severe cases. This session will examine how to leverage connected health and remote patient monitoring wearable devices to great effect.

5:05pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, March 23, 2021

9:50am
Recap of Day One

10:05am – 10:50am
Improve the Efficiency of Care Using Remote Patient Monitoring

Through telehealth and remote monitoring services, we can improve access, quality and outcomes for patients, enhance collaboration and connectivity for providers, and reduce readmissions and care costs. This session will address how to build a remote monitoring program. Learn practical steps toward a sustainable, clinically excellent remote monitoring program. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • The planning and operational deployment of a telehealth remote monitoring program
  • Identifying selection criteria for including patients in a remote monitoring program
  • Explore how to integrate remote monitoring to reduce lengths of stay and improve quality in the transition from hospital to home
  • Standardizing your telehealth and remote monitoring approach across the system
  • Identifying key clinical, legal, business and financial concerns that need to be addressed
  • Selecting the most appropriate technologies for target patient populations
  • Understanding the process of change in incorporating a successful remote monitoring program into an existing clinical and business architecture
  • Analysis of healthcare savings using remote patient monitoring

Micah Dean
Telehealth Manager
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

10:55am – 11:40am
Leveraging Telehealth Tools and Remote Patient Monitoring Across the Care Continuum: Supporting Inpatient and Outpatient Care in the Age of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic rapidly scaled existing telehealth programs and developed new programs to support the outpatient and inpatient practices.  Within the inpatient setting, video visit and continuous monitoring solutions were leveraged to reduce the provider’s physical presence in the patient’s room.  This lowered the risk of transmitting COVID-19 from patient to the care team.  In the outpatient setting, two existing Remote Patient Monitoring solutions were leveraged to provide support for patients who tested positive for COVID-19.  The COVID-19 program provided both low-and high-intensity solutions in order to best fit patient and practice needs.  This session will detail how multidisciplinary teams successfully partnered with the managing care teams to leverage these solutions, taking an agile approach to implementation and continuous improvement.

Trevor Coons, MHA, FACHE
Operations Manager, Hospital Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic 

Laura Christopherson, MBA
Operations Manager
Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care

11:45am – 12:30pm
Remote Patient Management: The Good, The Bad and The Opportunity

Many patients with addressable chronic diseases are not receiving effective care despite overwhelming evidence that treatment reduces mortality.  Remote Patient Management can address this issue while making care more accessible. But building RPM programs that truly work is difficult. It requires teams of experienced clinicians, operations, product, user experience, quality and technology professionals working together to fundamentally rebuild clinical workflows and establish new care delivery services.  When sufficient resources and expertise are applied, the results can be striking. Clinical outcomes and improved quality of care can be delivered through faster and more efficient processes. We are continuously improving capabilities focused on reducing cost, improving the patient experience and increasing quality through streamlining and automating existing processes.​ This session will provide an introduction to the program, highlighting the use of data and digital technology that allows complex, precision healthcare management of patients to be executed in ways otherwise impossible for clinicians to manage at a large scale. The challenges and opportunities we have encountered will be discussed.

Bela Cardoso
Senior Program Manager, Digital Care Transformation
Mass General Brigham

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Break

1:05pm – 1:50pm
Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Preserve Hospital Capacity, Increase Affordability and Advance Health Equity at Intermountain Healthcare

Remote patient monitoring optimizes care for a range of acute and chronic conditions. Our team of technicians, nurses, and providers works with patients and families to collect data wherever patients are, analyze trends, and respond rapidly to concerns. This program has already allowed us to comfortably manage hundreds of patients in a less restrictive environment, and to safely escalate to inpatient care when needed. Early data suggests that for Covid patients we are reducing return visits to emergency departments. The RPM program has helped us decrease the cost of care for our community, and to lessen health inequities - integrating medical care with language and cultural services, and even with cellular data service when required.

Mark Briesacher, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive
Intermountain Healthcare

1:55pm – 2:40pm
How Remote Patient Monitoring Promotes Population Health Initiatives

Most health systems have invested or plan to invest in remote patient monitoring solutions to support their organizational transitions to value-based care. These solutions will help healthcare providers monitor complex high-risk patients with chronic conditions who are considered unstable or at risk for hospital readmissions and/or unexpected emergency department visits. This session will examine why population health is driving investment in remote patient monitoring.

Bill Gillis
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Data Informatics
Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network

2:45pm – 3:30pm
Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Drive Pandemic Communication

As a result of COVID-19, healthcare organizations are facing the biggest hurdles in patient outreach. Patients need their providers the most right now. The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a laundry list of unexpecteds, with the inability to make meaningful connections with patients in need leading the way.

Notably, healthcare organizations are facing an onslaught of patient requests, whether they have tested positive for COVID-19 or not. And organizations are spread thin right now, between pushes for social distancing and the increased patient demand. This session will examine how remote patient monitoring can help.

Krista Stadler, RN, BSN
Senior Director, Telehealth Services
St. Luke’s Health System

3:30pm
Conference Concludes

Featured Speakers

Jim Fackler, MD

Jim Fackler, MD

Associate Professor of Anestesiology and Critical Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM

Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM

Senior Director, Care Management Nursing

Cleveland Clinic

Stephen Blackwelder, PhD

Stephen Blackwelder, PhD

Chief Analytics Officer

Duke Health

Mary Hagan

Mary Hagan

e-Home Care Manager

Henry Ford Health System

John Chuo, MD, MS

John Chuo, MD, MS

National Quality Officer, Clinical Lead for Digital Health Evaluation

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Micah Dean

Micah Dean

Telehealth Manager

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Trevor Coons, MHA, FACHE

Trevor Coons, MHA, FACHE

Operations Manager, Hospital Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Laura Christopherson, MBA

Laura Christopherson, MBA

Operations Manager

Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care

Bela Cardoso

Bela Cardoso

Senior Program Manager, Digital Care Transformation

Mass General Brigham

Mark Briesacher, MD

Mark Briesacher, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive

Intermountain Healthcare

Bill Gillis

Bill Gillis

Chief Information Officer and Vice President

Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network

Venue

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Educational Underwriter

cloud-dx

Accelerating virtual healthcare’s future, Cloud DX is making healthcare better for everyone. The company’s Connected Health remote patient monitoring platform is used by healthcare enterprises and care teams across North America to virtually manage chronic disease, enable aging in place and deliver hospital-quality post-surgical care. Providers partnering with CloudDX are able to achieve better healthcare and patient outcomes, reduce the need for hospitalization/re-hospitalization and reduce the costs of healthcare delivery through more efficient use of resources. CloudDX is the co-winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a Fast Company “World Changing Idea” finalist and one of Canada’s top 10 Telehealth providers.

FAQ

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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