9th National Telehealth Summit

January 26-27, 2023 * Paris Las Vegas * Las Vegas, NV

Revolutionize Patient Care Outcomes and Curtail Costs through Telehealth Advancement

2023 National Telehealth Summit

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About the Conference:

Telehealth is the most rapidly growing sector in the healthcare industry and is changing the way healthcare is delivered. There is a growing demand for telehealth services to reduce the rising cost of healthcare benefits.

Telehealth offers solutions to address many of the challenges facing U.S. employers, health plans and consumers today, including skyrocketing costs, physician shortages, long wait times, absenteeism and lost productivity, to name a few. Also, telehealth reduces unnecessary visits to emergency rooms and urgent care, saving time and money.

Telehealth can transform traditional relationships between patients and providers in new ways. For some, it means using technology to constantly collect and transmit vital signs. For others, it means receiving medical consultations over the internet. Additionally, telehealth has the potential to improve population health and decrease health costs by minimizing expensive resources and ED overcrowding.

This conference will bring together thought leaders in the fields of telehealth to discuss best practices for connected health programs, explore case studies in digital and virtual care, identify critical quality metrics to define success, and uncover greater ROI for applications of emerging technologies. Hear innovative case studies on how telehealth is bringing better healthcare to patients, communities and populations, improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Who Should Attend?
From Hospitals/Health Systems/Urgent Care Centers/Health Plans/Employers/Universities:

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • COO’s
  • Virtual Care
  • Telehealth Director
  • Telemedicine Director
  • Medical Director
  • Information Technology
  • Health Information Manager
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Innovation
  • Clinical Operations
  • Critical Care
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Neurologist
  • Population Health Management
  • Emergency Care
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Patient Quality & Safety
  • Business Development
  • Care Management
  • Pharmacists
  • eHealth
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Operations Directors
  • Physicians
  • Nursing
  • Compliance Officer
  • Professor
  • Patient Support
  • EHR Support

Also of Interest to:
Vendors; Healthcare Consultants; Technology Innovators

 

Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast 

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

8:15am – 9:00am
Creating an Equitable Telehealth Program
Ensuring equitable access to care is a top priority for today’s healthcare organizations. Healthcare systems must innovate and build a telehealth system that addressed disparities and improved access to care. This session will explore how your organization can leverage evidence-based strategies to address current barriers to equitable telehealth access and more, including:

–  Barriers to care for reaching diverse patient populations

– Innovative strategies to advance health equity

– Solutions for integrated, secure, patient and provider friendly technology tools

– Establishing a forward thinking, dedicated approach toward greater equity, access and improved outcomes

Brian D’Anza, MD
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Director for Digital Health and Telehealth
Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Innovation
University Hospitals Health System

9:00am – 9:45am
Social Determinants of Telehealth
Addressing the social determinants of health of patients can reduce costs and improve their health, and telehealth can play a role in that. Improving health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities will require more than expanding access to quality care. It will require a cross-sector approach to care that integrates services from across the social determinants of health. This integration can best accomplished utilizing telehealth. In this session, learn how telehealth usage changes by age, geography, income, and other demographic factors, and how it can help healthcare providers reach more patients.

Anthony Roggio, MD
Medical Director
UMMS Center for Telehealth
University of Maryland Medical System
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

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

10:15am – 11:00am
The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
Telehealth programs seem to be popping up everywhere with employers offering services to their employees, healthcare systems implementing programs and national telehealth providers creating standalone offerings. As consumers seek out healthcare experiences that more closely align to the experiences they have in other industries in terms of ease of access, instantaneous answers and transparency, telehealth programs constructed in the right fashion, provide an opportunity to do just that. This session will explore how to develop telehealth solutions that create more consumer-centric healthcare offering.

Adam N. Hornung, MHA, MSSW
Executive Director of Operations Intermountain Telehealth Team
Intermountain Health System 

11:00am – 11:45am
How to Increase Patient Engagement with Telehealth
Patient engagement is the backbone to a successful telehealth program. Time and time again studies have shown that patients who are more involved in their care have better outcomes than their less engaged counterparts. But how do you build patient engagement when connecting with patients primarily through a device? This session will explore things to consider when aiming to increase patient engagement (and looking to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring to do it).  

Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Medical Director
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Director of Clinical Cardiology
Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Thriving through Partnerships with Telehealth Service Providers
Partnering with telehealth service providers aids in population health management by improving care quality, access, affordability and continuity. This session will examine how hospitals and health systems can benefit from partnering with companies, including:

  • Finding and vetting your perfect telehealth partner
  • Key contractual considerations
  • Integrating a telehealth partner into your organization
  • Outcomes and savings from telehealth partnerships

Sirene Garcia​
Chief Innovation Officer
Fingerlakes Community Health 

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Luncheon 

1:30pm – 2:15pm
The Benefits of Telehealth in Population Health Management
As hospitals and health systems move toward a fee-for-value payment structure, the focus of care delivery has shifted drastically from more visits to quality outcomes. Population health has become instrumental in managing patients in risk contracts. Telehealth solutions are a clear way to address population health management challenges. This session will examine telehealth can help healthcare providers manage health outcomes across a population of patients. 

Karen Marie Wilding, MHA, CHCIO, FHIMSS (she/her/hers)
Vice President, Chief Value Officer, DE Valley & Florida
Nemours Children’s Health

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel: Expanding Access to Healthcare with Telehealth
Healthcare organizations are increasingly using telehealth to better meet their patients’ needs and to overcome persistent clinical workforce shortages. Telehealth encompasses a variety of technologies used to deliver virtual medical, health and education services. Telehealth services help address geographic, economic, transportation and linguistic barriers to healthcare access. Because community health centers are required to offer comprehensive services in areas of high need, including sparsely populated rural areas, healthcare organizations are leveraging telehealth to expand access to quality health care services. This session will explore how telehealth is decreasing barriers and increasing access to healthcare.

Rachel Linonis, MS
Director of Digital Solutions, UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health
UCLA Health System 

Michael J. Maniaci, M.D.
Enterprise Medical Director of Virtual Care
Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health
Medical Director
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida 

Kori Sauser Zachrison, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAHA
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
MGH Trustees Endowed Scholar in Emergency Medicine Research
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School 

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

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Improving Rural Healthcare Through Telehealth
About one-fifth of all people in the U.S. live in rural areas. Health disparities continue to be a pressing issue for rural communities, where there are increased mortality rates, a higher prevalence of diseases, and lower life expectancy than in urban areas. While the underlying causes of such disparities are complex, social determinants of health play an important role. An estimated 22.2 million rural residents live in areas with a shortage of healthcare providers. This session will explore how telehealth has enormous potential to enhance rural healthcare over the coming decades, including:

  • How telehealth-guided collaboration between healthcare providers can increase access to certain services and improve health outcomes
  • How provider-to-provider telehealth supports clinicians through consultations, mentoring, continuing medical education, and other services to improve the overall delivery and quality of health care to patients, especially in underserved rural populations

Saurabh Chandra MD, PhD
Chief Telehealth Officer
Center for Telehealth
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center 

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Case Study: Implementing Telehealth and Digital Mental Health Treatments in Stanford’s Digital Mental Health Clinic
This session offers a case study of Stanford’s Digital Mental Health Clinic, which offers a hybrid approach to mental health care by combining telehealth for 1:1 virtual therapy with digital mental health treatments. We will discuss the evidence for using digital interventions, delivered via smartphone app for daily acquisition of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness skills, in combination with supportive therapy through telehealth to improve outcomes. This session will explore how telehealth and digital mental health interventions can be integrated to improve access to care and enhance care quality. 

Sara Johansen, MD, MS
Founder, Digital Mental Health Clinic
Resident Psychiatrist
Stanford Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford Health 

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, January 27, 2023

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Telehealth Reimbursement and Billing
COVID-19 has transformed the way healthcare is delivered, and consequently the policies that govern care delivery. Telehealth reimbursement and other regulatory flexibilities enabled healthcare providers to quickly pivot operations for COVID-19, but temporary policies also poised the health policy landscape for significant change after the pandemic. This session will examine the future of telehealth reimbursement policy. 

Lisa Roche
Telehealth Billing and Coding Manager
Providence Health 

9:00am – 9:45am
The Future of Emergency Care: Emergency Medicine Without the Emergency Department

Judd Hollander, MD
Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation
Jefferson Health
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Professor 

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Through Telehealth
A key challenge in controlling healthcare expenses is managing patients with chronic diseases. One way of decreasing medical expenditures has been identified as decreasing the total number of visits per patient to doctor’s offices, in order to decrease overhead and overall utilization. Telehealth has been identified as having significant potential in decreasing the volume of visits to outpatient settings. This session will examine modes of delivering care virtually; and key aspects for any organization considering these modes of care: regulatory/reimbursement; impact on clinician resource utilization; organizational/financial barriers; ease of implementation. Topics will include:

  • Ways to decrease costs through virtual care delivery
  • Potential barriers to adoption of virtual care
  • How to best integrate enabling telehealth technologies into programs designed to meet the challenges of this unique patient population

James McElligott, MD MSCR
Executive Medical Director
MUSC Health 

11:00am – 11:45am
A Balanced Approach to TeleHealth Following Covid
The adoption of telehealth before the Covid-19 pandemic was well behind technical capabilities due to patient and provider concerns and active resistance by commercial and Federal payors. Telehealth experienced an amazingly rapid adoption in March 2020 due to the Federal government’s actions to remove barriers to patient access. As we move past the pandemic, we must ensure that appropriate healthcare policies are adopted that provide a balanced approach for patient access to telehealth services.

David Charles, MD
Vice Chair Business Development & Strategy
Medical Director Vanderbilt Telehealth
Vanderbilt Health 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Telehealth’s Role in Mental Health Access and Outcomes
From expanding access to mental healthcare to giving patients more choices, telehealth can take care to the next level. This session will explore telehealth’s key role in access to mental health services as well as the integration of behavioral and physical health services, especially for those in underserved communities. 

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College 

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop - Friday, January 27, 2023
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Implementing a Successful Telehealth Program
Leveraging advances in patient monitoring and smarter healthcare, telehealth it has the potential to minimize or eliminate traditional healthcare challenges. However, its implementation requires a well-thought-out plan. This session will dive into how to implement a successful telemedicine program, including:

– Establishing a strategy and setting goals

– Designating a cross-functional team

– Essential rules, protocols and reimbursement

– Partnering with reliable technology companies

– Designing a strategy to maximize the program’s uptake

– Integrating and implement technology

– Encouraging feedback from patients and staff

– Measuring performance frequently against goals and responding accordingly

Shelby Harrington​                                                     |
Principal
Avalere Health 

Shelby Harrington, Principal, Quality & Clinical Strategy at Avalere Health.  Shelby supports clients in navigating the transition to value-based care with a focus on clinical quality, strategy, and digital transformation. She applies her background as a nurse, as an administrator, and as a health tech product manager to give clients both broad landscape and deeply focused perspectives through different stakeholder lenses.

Before joining Avalere, Shelby led clinical product and strategy at Nurx, a direct-to-consumer telemedicine start up.  She was previously senior product director for quality and regulatory technology at Premier, Inc., overseeing hospital regulatory products, provider registries, provider MIPS solutions, and the value analytics product line. Prior to that she was the director of clinical excellence for the Advisory Board Company’s Crimson Population Health suite, leading the deployment of evidence-based care plans in the care management platform and launching their population health quality reporting solution.  She began her career at Carolinas HealthCare System—now Atrium Health—as a staff nurse in orthopedics and trauma before taking on progressive roles in quality improvement and patient safety leadership.

Shelby has a BA in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Featured Speakers

Brian D’Anza, MD

Brian D’Anza, MD

Assistant Professor

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Director for Digital Health and Telehealth
Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Innovation
University Hospitals Health System

Anthony Roggio, MD

Anthony Roggio, MD

Medical Director

UMMS Center for Telehealth
University of Maryland Medical System
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Adam N. Hornung, MHA, MSSW

Adam N. Hornung, MHA, MSSW

Executive Director of Operations Intermountain Telehealth Team

Intermountain Health System
Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Marc Newell, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Medical Director

Minneapolis Heart Institute
Director of Clinical Cardiology
Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute
Sirene Garcia

Sirene Garcia

Chief Innovation Officer

Fingerlakes Community Health
Karen Marie Wilding, MHA, CHCIO, FHIMSS

Karen Marie Wilding, MHA, CHCIO, FHIMSS

Vice President, Chief Value Officer, DE Valley & Florida

Nemours Children’s Health
Rachel Linonis, MS

Rachel Linonis, MS

Director of Digital Solutions, UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health

UCLA Health System
Michael J. Maniaci, M.D.

Michael J. Maniaci, M.D.

Enterprise Medical Director of Virtual Care

Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health
Medical Director
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida
Kori Sauser Zachrison, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAHA

Kori Sauser Zachrison, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAHA

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

MGH Trustees Endowed Scholar in Emergency Medicine Research
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Saurabh Chandra MD, PhD

Saurabh Chandra MD, PhD

Chief Telehealth Officer

Center for Telehealth
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Sara Johansen, MD, MS

Sara Johansen, MD, MS

Founder, Digital Mental Health Clinic

Resident Psychiatrist
Stanford Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford Health

Lisa Roche

Lisa Roche

Telehealth Billing and Coding Manager

Providence Health
Judd Hollander, MD

Judd Hollander, MD

Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation

Jefferson Health 
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Initiatives
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Professor

James McElligott, MD MSCR

James McElligott, MD MSCR

Executive Medical Director

MUSC Health
David Charles, MD

David Charles, MD

Vice Chair Business Development & Strategy

Medical Director Vanderbilt Telehealth
Vanderbilt Health
Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College
Shelby Harrington

Shelby Harrington

Principal

Avalere Health
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  • 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.

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  • 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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