2nd National Telehealth Summit
Leveraging Connected Care to Improve Healthcare Delivery and Lower Costs
October 25-26, 2018 * Loews Sapphire Falls Resort * Orlando, FL

2nd Annual 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, which is estimated at approximately $620 billion annually.

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 and telemedicine 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:

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • COO
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Information Director
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • eHealth
  • Nursing Information Director
  • Telehealth
  • Virtual Health
  • Clinical Director
  • Stroke Program Coordinator
  • IT Director
  • Business Development
  • Operations Director
  • Telemedicine
  • Innovation
  • ICU/Emergency Room Directors
  • Critical Care Director

Also of interest to:

Healthcare Consultants; Vendors;Technology Innovators

Conference Agenda

Day One – Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:15am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am
Utilizing Telehealth to Reduce ER Visits
This presentation will examine conceptual premises, launch challenges, reporting methods, and rating the efficacy of telehealth programs aimed at reducing ER Visits. The talk will review studies on reducing transfers via teleconsults, engaging EMS on diversion strategies, remote patient monitoring, and interventions and utilizing the hospital access line or nurse triage centers for on-demand urgent care. Additionally, school-based health programs will also be addressed.

Rebecca Canino
Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

9:00am
Intermountain Telehealth: Value Driven Care
Intermountain Healthcare has implemented and established a variety of over 40 telehealth programs spanning acute care and behavioral health. The talk will explore Intermountain’s journey from telehealth pilots to an integrated care model across with direct to consumer and acute care services. The session will review the program’s defined values and challenges over the last four years.

Brian Wayling
Assistant Vice President, Telehealth Services
Intermountain Healthcare

9:45am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am
Direct to Consumer Telehealth Platforms: Increasing Patient Access and Care DeliveryWith 70,000 + virtual encounters over a 4-year period, Spectrum Health has learned that telehealth innovation in health care is much less about technology and much more about the wiliness to evolve an industry to focus on patients as consumers in their health care needs—engaging with them at the right place and right time. MedNow started small with the decision to build a telehealth platform rather than buy it. Choosing to build allowed us to create a new, patient-centered experience with our providers, which also produced valuable data to support our hypothesis that not only is virtual care necessary today but will be an absolute requirement in a value-based healthcare eco-system.

Joseph Brennan
Senior Director
Spectrum Health

11:00am
ANGELS Telehealth Programs in Arkansas
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) responded to the state’s widespread medically underserved areas, healthcare provider shortages, and rural health disparities by launching the UAMS Center for Distance Health (CDH), a program that leverages creative community partnerships to bring medical care directly to Arkansas’ rural population through real-time video technologies known as telemedicine in the effort to increase access to specialty care in the state. The CDH led the creation of one of the nation’s largest telemedicine networks in 2010 through a blend of Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration financial support. This telemedicine network, Arkansas e-Link, currently provides telemedical connectivity to over 500 healthcare and educational entities in Arkansas and delivers an essential utility to its membership: secure, HIPAA-compliant connectivity ideal for telemedical consultation and distance education. Moreover, the CDH hosts a range of telemedicine programs that utilize Arkansas e-Link, including ANGELS, Arkansas SAVES, and trauma telemedicine programs, while supporting education and training through its unique, interactive online platform and the Adam D. Rule CDH Training Center.

Rosalyn Perkins, APRN
Director of Operations
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center

11:45am
Performance Improvement in Telehealth: Constructing Return on Investment
This session will focus on using telehealth to measure and standardize Best Practices and will delineate selected aspects. The presentation will review process improvement in Telehealth which are essential keys to a successful program. The talk will also explore using proven change management techniques from industry in healthcare, as well as delivering return on investment in Telehealth for a healthcare system.

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA
Medical Director, eHealth Center
Westchester Medical Center

12:30pm
Luncheon for All Attendees and Speakers

1:30pm
An Update on Telehealth Use and Reimbursement
The use of telehealth models of care delivery and reimbursement and payment are often confusing and lead to organizations being reluctant to try and bill for services delivered. This presentation outlines the major models of virtual care delivery and payment from government, private, and Value-Based Purchasing payers. Attendees will leave the conference with an understanding of how to address value in the use of telehealth, bill under traditional fee-for-service arrangements, and how to leverage the clinical outcomes of the use of telehealth in a value-based contracting agreement.

Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD
Executive Director of TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

2:15pm
Identifying and Establishing Key Clinical Guidelines for Telehealth Programs
Identifying and establishing clinical guidelines are essential in implementing and maintaining a successful telehealth platform. This session will explore how to establish clinical requirements to ensure optimal patient outcomes and quality care, encompassing virtual visits and remote patient monitoring.

Jason Close, BS, RRT
Director
Dignity Health

3:00pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Key Factors to Developing, Implementing and Building a Successful Telehealth Program
The Panel of experts from leading hospitals and health systems will discuss and explore key factors essential to developing successful telehealth programs. The Panel will also reveal strategies on how to implement and continue to build strong, effective and successful telehealth platforms.

Raymond Reichwein, MD
Telestroke Program Medical Director
Penn State Health

Debra Fritch-Levens, MSN, MHA, RN
Director
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Natasa Sokolovich, JD, MSHCPM
Executive Director - Telehealth
UPMC

4:30pm
Penn E-Alert Program
This session will discuss the Penn E-lert® Home Telehealth Program which offers high-risk cardiac patients the ability to receive and actively participate in their care using advanced technology from the comfort of their own home. The talk will explore how Penn Medicine's E-lert® Home Telehealth program utilizes technology to empower high-risk cardiac patients and their families to actively participate in their care, with a goal of reducing readmission to the hospital. The presentation will reveal its results in dramatic cost savings and quality outcomes.

Ann Huffenberger, DBA, RN
Director
Center for Connected Care
Penn Medicine

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, October 26, 2018

7:15am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am
Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

8:15am
The Rise of Medicaid ACOs and the Shift to Integrate Digital Care Models to More Effectively Achieve the Quadruple-Aim
With a national shift to value-based care offerings this presentation will discuss how Boston Children’s Hospital identified and deployed telehealth and digital strategies, services, and offerings to achieve the goals of the quadruple-aim for a Medicaid ACO at-risk population. The talk will explore how this has resulted in providing care more efficiently to Medicaid ACO patients using limited resources, as well as improved access and outcomes for Medicaid ACO patients. Patient, provider and the community experience were enhanced while reducing burden. Lastly, the impact of Boston Children’s investments for underserved communities was maximized.

Heather Meyers, MBA
Director of Telehealth and Digital Health Operations
Boston Children’s Hospital

9:00am
TeleStroke and Acute TeleNeurology: Saving Minutes and Lives
For patients who are experiencing a stroke or stroke-like symptoms, every second counts. Historically, valuable minutes have been lost while waiting for transport to a larger facility that would provide the needed care. By utilizing telemedicine, hospitals are now able to bring specialists to the patients within minutes of their arrival to the emergency department. Selecting a partner to provide this service is important to the success of the program. Whether it is an external or employed group of physicians, making certain that both the physicians and the hospital are working towards the same goal is crucial. This presentation will outline the process that Baptist Memorial Health Care System utilized as they began this process three years ago. It will discuss the barriers that were encountered, as well as the great successes that have been achieved. Key points that will be discussed include: selecting a vendor partner, preparing the hospital for telemedicine, identifying the technology platform to use, understanding the clinical guidelines and protocols, developing the transfer process, and educating your community.

Kimberly Hallum-Stewart
System Administrator for Neurosciences
Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation

09:45am
Networking Break

10:15am
Leveraging Remote Patient Monitoring to Manage Chronic Disease
Mississippi understands the challenges and costs of a patient population with chronic diseases. The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth has a mission to bridge the gaps in the healthcare delivery system in order to improve the health of all Mississippians. Telehealth is able to connect rural residents to the specialists at the larger tertiary centers in the state, thus increasing access. In August 2014, the UMMC Center for Telehealth launched The Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network to pilot an advanced healthcare model on patients with uncontrolled diabetes living in the Mississippi Delta. The model employs evidenced-based practice, multidisciplinary teams, and individualized nursing interaction in an effort to empower patients to better manage their diabetes. The program focuses on decreasing health disparities; managing chronic diseases; reducing emergency room visits, hospital admissions and readmissions; and improving health quality while reducing the overall cost of care. The talk will review clinical outcomes from pilot and how it paved the way for reimbursement in Mississippi, cost-effective care model for chronic disease management for patients living in underserved areas, the need for a collaborative approach to managing chronic disease, as well as potential barriers involving technology as a mode of healthcare delivery.

Michael Adcock, MS, RN, FACHE
Executive Director, Center for Telehealth
University of Mississippi Medical Center

11:00am
Telehealth Integration of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Into Skilled Nursing Facilities
This session will explore the development of a comprehensive behavioral health program in skilled nursing facilities in Upstate New York. The older adult population of New York State is growing dramatically as is the number of seniors with mental illness, dementia, and other serious illnesses. Despite the evidence that the integration of behavioral health services within long-term care is valuable, few skilled nursing facilities have access to these specialists. Leveraging technology can help ameliorate barriers to specialist care by increasing access to behavioral health providers across geographical distances. The UR Medicine Comprehensive Telepsychiatry Program aims to improve health outcomes while also improving the healthcare experience of the older patient and family and reducing the cost of care through a multidisciplinary team-based approach.

Lara K. Press-Ellingham, MPA, OTR/L
Senior Health Project Coordinator, SNF Telepsychiatry Program
University of Rochester Medical Center

11:45pm
The Successes and Challenges in Expanding Care Access Through Virtual Visits
A key issue in healthcare is making sure that the patients have access to the right care at the right time. This allows for the best clinical outcomes as well as controlling healthcare costs. Telehealth has been identified as a health care delivery method that can address some of the key challenges we face as it relates to access to care. However, there are challenges and lessons to be learned about implementation that can help healthcare providers when considering telehealth virtual visit programs to address access to care. The talk will discuss several virtual visit programs from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital across the continuum of care and the successes and challenges we have had in expanding access. The presentation will review at least two different examples of utilizing virtual visits to address access to pediatric healthcare and highlight how virtual visit models can enhance care across the continuum (home, ambulatory, surgery, inpatient). The talk will also identify potential barriers to adoption of virtual visits from both patients and providers, and evaluate lessons learned from one organization's challenges in using virtual visits to expand access and apply those to other virtual visit use cases.

Jennifer Ruschman
Director of Telehealth
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

12:30pm
Leveraging Telehealth Access for Rural Communities
This presentation will discuss how to start a telemedicine program for sustainability and scalability by owning and operating both what is traditionally called the hub site and spokes sites. The talk will explore the practical and operational aspects and how to manage them, technical components and how to incorporate them, as well as review the clinical contributions and guidelines. The presentation will also touch upon the associated legal aspects.

Morgan Waller MBA, BPsyc, BSN, RN
Director of Telemedicine Business and Operations
Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
Children's Mercy Kansas City

01:15pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop Day 1 – Thursday, October 25, 2018

05:30pm – 07:30pm
Creating an Innovative and Sustainable Telehealth Platform
Healthcare providers typically have telehealth knowledge locked in the inpatient space with TeleICU and TeleStroke box. There is potential for expansion and creativity in the usage of telehealth as a component of other care programs. This is an important thought process to establish as healthcare organizations continue to evolve their population health strategies. The more educated healthcare staff become, the more creatively they will broaden the use of existing telehealth services support new technologies. Despite the reimbursement landscape challenges, a large healthcare organization has found creative ways to incorporate telehealth into their care programs with positive outcomes. It is our goal with this presentation to educate on the creative uses of telehealth and to present a case study of how a large integrated healthcare organization creatively and effectively used telehealth services as part of an overall care program within the healthcare organization.

Due to the implementation of telehealth technology and protocols to the antimicrobial stewardship program at this organization, a patient who was located 200 miles away from the nearest infectious disease physician was able to present to their local physician, be seen virtually by an infectious disease specialist, have their PICC line removed, receive follow up care with the infectious disease physician virtually at the local Rural Health Clinic and achieve a positive outcome. Because of the telehealth component of this program the patient avoided traveling by bus 200 miles, the stress of trying to find the money to pay for the bus ride and the co-pay and was able to return to work earlier than expected.

The organization now has a successful, repeatable model to provide specialist care to the rural health population and expand to all service areas.

Key Recommendations to Include:

• Encourage changes to regulations that limit the APPs ability to work independently, especially in rural areas.
• Share case studies and provide education to all care givers on the creative uses of telehealth services as a component of a larger care program.
• Ensure patient selection criteria and work flow are appropriate to encourage clinical acceptance
• Develop strong partnerships and create a bridge of trust between telehealth program leaders and caregivers to encourage acceptance of telehealth as a component to extend their reach of capability.
• Consider the advantages of using telehealth services as a component of larger care programs.

Michelle Hager
Managing Partner
Blue Cirrus Consulting

About the Workshop Leader:

Michelle has over 20 years working in healthcare information technology working in clinical service before taking on roles in hospital IT leadership, software vendor senior management and consulting executive leadership. Her career began with a focus in Pharmacy and after obtaining her Bachelors in Information Studies from Florida State University. Michelle spent 12 years in Information Technology at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare focusing on Y2K and EMR transition projects. She then joined a Fortune 500 EHR corporation where her career spanned 7 years working in the United States, United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands in senior leadership roles. After her international work, Michelle joined a Healthcare IT consulting firm as the national Practice Director managing consultants, clients and the sales team in balancing priorities, managing budgets and operations. In 2010 she started Blue Cirrus Consulting and continues to use her leadership capabilities and experience in business development, operations and customer relations to partner with clients and consultants to provide the absolute best service. She speaks often at various professional conferences such as HIMSS, SCHIMSS, GAHIMSS, American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, American Telemedicine Association and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is passionate about the importance of clinical workflow, IT leadership, strategy and medication safety. Michelle is very active in HIMSS as the past-President of South Carolina HIMSS Chapter, former Vice-Chair for the Eastern Region on Public Policy, SC Chapter Advocate for South Carolina and board Secretary. She has worked diligently throughout her years with HIMSS to educate the industry and the public on healthcare and Healthcare IT public policy and future IT strategic directions.

Featured Speakers

Rebecca Canino

Rebecca Canino

Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Brian Wayling

Brian Wayling

Assistant Vice President, Telehealth Services

Intermountain Healthcare

Joseph Brennan

Joseph Brennan

Senior Director

Spectrum Health

Rosalyn Perkins, APRN

Rosalyn Perkins, APRN

ANGELS Operations Director

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Medical Director, eHealth Center

Westchester Medical Center

Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD

Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD

Executive Director of TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Jason Close, BS, RRT

Jason Close, BS, RRT

Director

Dignity Health

Debra Fritch-Levens, MSN, MHA, RN

Debra Fritch-Levens, MSN, MHA, RN

Director

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Natasa Sokolovich, JD, MSHCPM

Natasa Sokolovich, JD, MSHCPM

Executive Director – Telehealth

UPMC

Ann Huffenberger, DBA, RN

Ann Huffenberger, DBA, RN

Director, Center for Connected Care

Penn Medicine

Heather Meyers, MBA

Heather Meyers, MBA

Director of Telehealth and Digital Health Operations

Boston Children’s Hospital

Kimberly Hallum-Stewart

Kimberly Hallum-Stewart

System Administrator for Neurosciences

Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation

Michael Adcock, MS, RN, FACHE

Michael Adcock, MS, RN, FACHE

Executive Director, Center for Telehealth

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Lara Press-Ellingham, MPA, OTR/L

Lara Press-Ellingham, MPA, OTR/L

Senior Health Project Coordinator, SNF Telepsychiatry Program

University of Rochester Medical Center

Jennifer Ruschman

Jennifer Ruschman

Director of Telehealth

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Morgan Waller MBA, BPsyc, BSN, RN

Morgan Waller MBA, BPsyc, BSN, RN

Director of Telemedicine Business and Operations, Medical Informatics and Telemedicine

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Raymond Reichwein, MD

Raymond Reichwein, MD

Medical Director, Telestroke Program

Penn State Health

Michelle Hager

Michelle Hager

Managing Partner

Blue Cirrus Consulting

Venue

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL 32819
888-884-7922

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Exhibitors

ASM Logo A-S Medication Solutions is the industry leader in providing complete, end-to-end turnkey, on-site medication dispensing solutions. We have not only developed and produced the most efficient, easy to use, web-based dispensing system, but have also bolstered our production and quality assurance functions to guarantee the fastest, on-time delivery in the industry. We have enhanced our services to include the highest quality AA/AB-rated brands, generics, compounds, injectables and OTC prepackaged medications. Most importantly, we have evolved and perfected our unique adjudication capabilities that Allscripts invested multiple years and millions of dollars in creating. With over 25 years of experience, we are now the sole supplier of complete, real-time claims scrubbing operations in the industry.

Synzi is a virtual care company dedicated to providing better ways for you to engage colleagues, patients and members simply and efficiently. Our cutting-edge technology brings together several methods of communications which go beyond traditional telehealth solutions. Our patient program management framework is easily configurable. Providers can assign patients to specific programs. Synzi then automates patient outreach and enables healthcare organizations to use video, email and/or text communications to engage patients in their care. Our reports also allow healthcare organizations to assess patient engagement and adjust the outreach based on patient preference and compliance. Synzi helps enable better performance for healthcare organizations, better access for patients/members, and better outcomes for all.

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Care InnovationsCare Innovations has been a leader in the Telehealth industry for over 10 years. We connect the care continuum to the home and makes it easier for clinicians, patients and caregivers to interact to achieve better health outcomes. As an expert in technology, clinical services and behavior change, Care Innovations identifies the best methods for health care providers and plans to capture and integrate near real-time data into care delivery.

Our technology, clinical and business experts research, design and implement solutions in the areas of:

• Telehealth
• Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
• Integrated sensors and peripherals
• IoT for Healthcare
• Patient and Clinical Engagement
• Virtual Visits
• Diabetes Population Health
• Platform as-a Service (PaaS)

What we have learned is that while no two organizations are the same, no two telehealth programs are the same either. That’s why we have developed a customized suite of service offerings, supported by a robust technology platform that help deliver success in the deployment of telehealth services.

Our platform is cloud based and HIPAA compliant, and built to scale on demand, providing you the opportunity to accelerate your development and program services for telehealth and virtual care.

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

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 3 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $185. Cancellation received less than 3 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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