2023 Discharge Planning & Capacity Management Summit

May 18-19, 2023 * Embassy Suites Nashville Downtown * Nashville, TN

2023 Discharge Planning & Capacity Management Summit








About the Conference:

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all aspects of hospital care, and has altered nearly all fundamental practices, including discharge protocols. Discharge planning is an integral part of a hospital’s clinical care. On a daily basis, healthcare providers think carefully about how to help patients safely transition back into life outside of the hospital. Patients need up-to-date information about how to keep themselves and those around them safe, and resources and support to help them recover from illness. In response to COVID-19, within an exceptionally short time frame, hospitals have had to rapidly adapt their discharge planning protocols and have had to continue to adapt as new information comes out. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of discharge planning for patient care and has added a new element of public health in that healthcare providers have to take all possible precautions to ensure that patients are not spreading the virus after they leave the hospital.

The 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

Also of Interest to Vendors/Service Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday, May 18, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

Re-envisioning Discharge Planning and Expanding Post-Acute Care Capacity During a Pandemic


9:00am – 9:45am

Discharge Timing and Length of Stay: Finding the Right Balance Between Early and Late Discharges

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Admissions start with Discharges


11:00am – 11:45pm

Improving the Emergency Department Discharge Process


11:45pm – 12:30pm

Innovative Approaches to Avoiding Admissions, Achieving Earlier Discharges and Preventing Readmissions


12:30pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:15pm

Using Digital Transformation to Optimize Hospital Operational Decisions


2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Reducing the Length of Stay by Enhancing the Patient Discharge Process


3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break


3:45pm – 4:30pm

Utilization of Real-Time Data and Appropriate Use of Care (AUC) Methodologies for Optimizing Capacity Management

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Optimizing Post-Acute Transitional Care Coordination

End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, May 19, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Recap


8:15am – 9:00am

Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Length of Stay in COVID-19 Patients: An Interdisciplinary Approach


9:00am – 9:45am

Health Literacy, Health Confidence and the Connection to Patient Engagement 


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Why Do Patients Get Admitted? Understanding this Reveals Opportunities for Optimization of Care


11:00am – 11:45am

An “Epic” Solution to Improve Hospital Throughput


11:45am – 12:30pm

Hospital Discharge Planning Tools to Improve Care Management



Conference Concludes

Workshop -

Embassy Suites Downtown
708 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Mention BRI Network to get discounted rate of $289/night or use link below to make reservations:



Sponsors and Exhibitors


TeleTracking is the world’s leading healthcare operations platform. For over 30 years, we have exclusively focused on developing integrated operational solutions and clinical operations expertise that deliver measurable outcomes for healthcare organizations and governments. Our commitment to expanding the capacity to care has resulted in improved quality of care, better workflow and staff management, and significant financial performance savings for over 1,000 hospitals globally. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TeleTracking works across North America and Europe with offices in Nashville, Tennessee; London, United Kingdom; and Berlin, Germany. For more information, please visit www.teletracking.com


LeanTaaS’ iQueue for Inpatient Flow uses AI-enabled automation to dynamically manage capacity and align your workforce to meet patient demand. Our predictive and prescriptive analytics provide hospital leaders and front-line staff the real-time insights and recommendations needed to:

  • Proactively manage capacity
  • Identify and resolve potential discharge barriers
  • Streamline clinical staffing

Our customers have achieved remarkable results, even despite increasing census. Results include improved patient flow, reduced length of stay, decreased boarding times, improved patient and provider experience, and a hospital-wide source of truth that gives hospital leaders increased confidence in decision making.


Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care company that develops and deploys breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve treatment options and enhance outcomes for patients and partners. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), where many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside. The company has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, more personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients. The result is increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing payers’ costs. To learn more, visit www.dialyzedirect.com



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

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 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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