2024 Hospital at Home Healthcare Leadership Summit

Reducing Costs, Improving Outcomes and Enhancing the Patient Experience

January 22-23, 2024 * Bellagio * Las Vegas, NV

 

2024 Hospital at Home Healthcare Leadership Summit

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As healthcare leaders reconsider how and where they deliver care to patients, many are seeing the hospital-at-home model as a promising approach to improve value. This model enables patients who need acute-level care to receive care in their homes—rather than in a hospital—and has been shown to reduce costs, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. Though providing hospital-level care at home is not a new concept, the popularity of such programs grew during the COVID-19 pandemic. As cases of the coronavirus began surging in March 2020, healthcare organizations nationwide halted various types of in-person care due to capacity constraints and fears of exposing people to the virus. As they pivoted to virtual care strategies to manage patient care, hospital-at-home programs emerged as a key tool.

Today, with backing from federal agencies, hospitals, health systems and healthcare organizations are continuing to rely on hospital at home programs even though in-person care has largely resumed. This is mainly due to the patient care benefits afforded by the hospital-at-home model and its potential to help rein in costs. The hospital at home concept has allowed hospital systems to build their own unique villages. Models can vary from providing full in-home care, partial in-home care and full virtual care.

This conference will help you navigate these uncharted waters and successfully delivering healthcare at home. Learn from innovative leaders that are successfully delivering hospital at home programs across their networks. Sessions will tackle some of the most pressing issues impacting existing portfolios of patient-centered home care and cover subjects that are top of mind for today’s leaders considering new strategies for acute-level home healthcare delivery. Topics to be presented will include what staffing resources are needed to run a hospital at home program, the big-picture view of the current state of the hospital at home model and where experts believe the care-delivery model is going, and opportunities to better serve an aging population and meet patients’ preferences, and more.

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

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Nursing Director
  • Chief Transformation Officer
  • Information Technology
  • Home Hospital
  • Physicians
  • Clinical
  • Operations Director
  • Population Health
  • Innovation
  • Telehealth
  • Remote Patient
  • Acute Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • Patient Experience
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Human Resources
  • Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Healthcare Payers

 

Also of interest to Vendors/Consultants/Service Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, January 22, 2024
7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

Moving Care into the Home

One trend that has garnered considerable momentum from the pandemic involves moving care traditionally done in clinics and hospitals into patients’ homes. Innovations include telehealth appointments, acute hospital at home, hospice and palliative care at home, in-home health evaluations for Medicare Advantage, and remote patient monitoring for chronic conditions such as heart failure. Health systems across the country are investing in the home as an alternative to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. This session will explore how this shift will affect the quality and costs of care, and how to adapt policy and payment to support this new model of care.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

Hospitals without Walls: The Future of Healthcare

In the wake of the pandemic, doctors and designers are radically adapting their thinking about what a hospital can be and what it should deliver. The healthcare industry as we know it is undergoing a monumental transformation as providers increasingly connect with patients outside of a hospital’s four walls to enable more care and healing to happen at home. Telehealth is quickly becoming a new best practice in the industry, broadly becoming accepted as a way to enhance the patient experience and improve patient outcomes, all while potentially lowering cost of care. Rather than the hospital serving as the hub of all care, hospitals are fast becoming centers of excellence for specialized care or highly acute conditions, turning to hospital at home models of care for other traditionally in-person services. In this model, telehealth becomes the patient’s first point of access for urgent care, consultations with a specialist, self-care education, chronic care management, and more. While COVID-19 was certainly a catalyst for this transition, telehealth utilization has stabilized at levels higher than before the pandemic – a clear sign that it is here to stay. This session will explore hospital at home models.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Launching a Hospital at Home Program

As the healthcare industry increasingly grapples with capacity issues, rising costs, and patient-centric care demands, the CMS hospital at home model has emerged as a viable solution. This session will explore what you need to know to implement a successful hospital at home program. Topics to be discussed will include:

– Defining your goals

– Determining patient eligibility

– Building a dedicated program team

– Planning for technology and logistics

– Educating patients

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Hospital at Home and Health Equity: Aiming to Close Disparities

As more health systems are operating or planning hospital at home programs, leaders of some of those programs see the opportunity to improve health equity. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has allowed health systems to provide treatment, including acute care, in patients’ homes, with certain conditions. Health systems involved with those programs say they are seeing encouraging clinical outcomes and the potential for financial benefits, including freeing up in-patient capacity for those who truly need to be in the hospital. But at a time when healthcare organizations are facing growing pressure to do more to close disparities in outcomes among underserved groups, some doctors say hospital-at-home programs could offer better care for patients in minority groups and those with lower incomes. This session will explore how to advance equity through the hospital at home model.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Strategies for Staffing Your Hospital at Home Program

Recruiting and deploying the right kinds of people to effectively oversee, deliver and evaluate care is critical to any hospital at home program. The special nature of the hospital at home model requires staff with a high degree of independence for working outside of the brick-and-mortar hospital, flexibility in the face of ambiguity, and attentiveness to patient needs. As such, not all clinicians are fit for delivering home-based acute care. Questions about utilizing providers and services from external vendors also must be addressed strategically in any hospital at home program. This session will explore the issues crucial to successfully staffing your hospital at home program.

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Luncheon

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Developing Pharmacy Services for a Hospital at Home Program

Medication management is a critical component to a successfully implemented hospital at home program. However, best practices in medication management in hospital at home programs are yet to be established. Many challenges are unique to this evolving acute care model, in part due to regulatory oversight of medications and a lack of 24-hour on-site nursing care in the home setting. Barriers to self-management of medications include issues related to patients’ ability to administer medications on their own, medication storage/disposal, and adequate education from healthcare professionals. This session will explore how to develop a robust pharmacy presence for your hospital at home program and a well-articulated approach to medication management for patients.

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Hospital at Home Success Stories

How can a healthcare organization provide high-quality hospital-level care to acutely ill older adults in their home that improves outcomes, reduces health care costs and enhances the patient experience? Hospital at Home is an innovative care model being adopted by health care organizations that provides hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care. The program is being implemented at numerous sites around the country by hospitals, health systems, home care providers, and managed care programs as a tool to cost-effectively treat acutely ill older adults, while improving patient safety, quality, and satisfaction. In this session you will hear success stories from leaders in the hospital at home field.

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Quality Measures and the Success of Hospital at Home Programs

It’s no secret that hospital-at-home programs are a rising trend in the healthcare industry. Their lasting success, however, will depend on quality data and the hospital quality departments responsible for documenting, collecting and reporting on it.

This session will explore what you need to know about hospital at home programs and where your clinical documentation, data collection and reporting, quality measure, and performance metrics responsibilities will fall along the execution and evaluation of those programs.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Building a Digital Platform for Your Hospital at Home Program

In this session we’ll explore technology decisions that hospital-at-home programs must make and how they will affect program efficacy and patient care. Topics to be discussed will include telemedicine requirements, team communications, smart home applications, patient access and equity.

 

5:15pm

End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, January 23, 2024
7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

The Outlook for Hospitals at Home

Home-based care providers are ready to drive growth, leaning into non-medical home care services, home healthcare and higher-acuity care in the home. In this session, hear the top trends, challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, as well as how providers are preparing to navigate them.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

How to Capitalize on the Hospital at Home Model

As of January 31, 2023, CMS has approved 260 hospitals to provide inpatient-level care in patient’s homes, reimbursed by Medicare at parity with facility-based acute care. And while some programs have successfully scaled, many have remained in pilot mode or not yet admitted their first patient, anxiously awaiting regulatory guidance regarding the longevity of an important funding mechanism for the business model. This same uncertainty restrained many other health systems from pursuing the waiver at all. Notably, while many traditional providers have approached home-based care cautiously, many well-capitalized non-traditional players are positioning to serve this space, given the significant opportunity to redirect care from high-cost brick-and-mortar facilities. Hospital at home is here to stay. It will continue to morph, evolve, scale and advance, but there is mounting evidence that it will mature into a viable—and even vital—site of care in the future, as it has in other healthcare markets globally. Disrupters have already made significant investments and begun to capture value in the care-at-home market. Progressive health systems view it as a gateway to a comprehensive and multi-modal care-at-home ecosystem that unlocks a spectrum of new models of care, such as skilled nursing facility at home, palliative at home, ED at home, and primary care at home, not to mention transformed clinical service lines that seamlessly and proactively leverage the home as an integrated site of care. As more healthcare providers realize the many benefits of bringing care to the patient’s home, it stands to become another standard option for appropriately selected patients to receive care safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. This session will explore all this and how to capitalize on the hospital at home model.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Building Support for Your Hospital at Home Program

Successful program design depends upon understanding the needs and priorities of hospital at home stakeholders. In setting up a hospital at home program, choosing the patient populations you can care for safely and effectively is critical. This session will explore how to identify the groups that are right for your setting, how to develop patient selection criteria, and examples of how different hospitals are choosing who should get acute care at home. Also learn strategies for making the case for hospital at home within your organization, and how to engage key stakeholders.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Optimizing Workflows and Overcoming Hospital-at-Home Implementation Hurdles

With the advent of virtual care technologies, healthcare has increasingly become available outside the four walls of the hospital. One of the significant ways this has been accomplished is through hospital-at-home programs, where hospital-level acute care is provided in patients’ homes. But as with any program implementation, this one, too, comes with its share of challenges and lessons learned. The implementation of the hospital-at-home program was a cross-team collaborative effort. New clinical workflows need to be developed for in-home care delivery, including workflows for identifying and moving patients home, providing in-home care and ancillary services, and moving patients back to the hospital if their medical needs escalated. Developing these workflows involves an open dialogue among various stakeholders, as the workflows needed for hospital-at-home care could deviate significantly from those used in-hospital. Other challenges to implementation included provider engagement and technology workflow. Hospital-at-home program leaders must work closely with IT to ensure the technology infrastructure can support this type of care delivery. This session will explore how to optimize workflows and overcome implementation hurdles.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Patient-Centered Care and Patient Engagement Strategies for Your Hospital at Home Program

Advancements in digital health and logistics technology have investors flocking to non-traditional and remote care startups. Mobile healthcare engagement via apps and text messaging are gaining significant ground. Wearables are getting smarter every day. And these trends were taking off well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. So, it’s no surprise that just as telehealth may soon become as ordinary as online banking, in-home healthcare services are opening the digital health front door wider than ever before. Care provided outside of facility settings—in a patient’s home—is expected to increase considerably in a short amount of time. Hospital at home care, modern house-call wellness visits, voice- and sensory-activated remote monitoring, behavioral health visits, medication reconciliation, nutrition support and preventative care test kits are just some of the in-home services available now that were once only via inpatient care. Home healthcare providers need to be empathic and practice patient-centered care in their patient engagement strategies. This session will explore strategies that home healthcare providers need to utilize to allow them to deeply engage with patients in the home setting.

 

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, January 23, 2024
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop: Is Your Organization Ready for Hospital at Home?

Organizations seeking to adopt innovative care models often need to develop new systems and roles, while overcoming resistance to change. To successfully implement a hospital at home, you will need to ensure that the conditions are right and that needed resources are readily available. Topics to be discussed will include:

– Is your health system experiencing problems from a lack of hospital capacity?

– Does your health system have established home healthcare delivery capabilities?

– Do you have physicians with the interest and ability to care for patients in the home environment?

– Does your health system experience a large volume of Medicare admissions for common problems?

– Does your institution view itself as an innovator in developing and implementing new models or systems of care?

Venue

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-693-7111

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  • 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.

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  • 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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