4th Annual National Telehealth Summit
Optimizing Innovative Technologies and Approaches to Achieve Patient Centered, Value Based Care
January 30-31, 2020 * Caesars Palace * Las Vegas, NV

4th Annual National Telehealth Summit

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About the Conference

Many organizations have already embraced Telehealth and are continuing to expand upon and refine their existing programs to deliver high quality care through technology and innovative approaches. Others are quickly following suit and planning to develop and implement their own Telehealth platforms. Telehealth is at the forefront of today’s healthcare, and it is rapidly transforming the way traditional healthcare delivery is provided. According to recent nationwide studies, telehealth achieves value-based patient driven care, enhances patient satisfaction, engagement and outcomes, and reduces healthcare spending.

Telehealth has removed barriers to accessing quality healthcare at the right place and time, is convenient, improves outcomes, and reduces unnecessary healthcare spending. Telehealth and Virtual Care is evolving at a rapid pace and is facilitating changes in reimbursement and policy.

This is the only conference on Telehealth that will equip you and your organization with innovative practices, case studies and tools to succeed with implementing telehealth programs, expanding existing platforms, while reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes.

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

Also of Interest to:

Vendors; Healthcare Consultants; Technology Innovators

Conference Agenda

Day One – Thursday, January 30, 2020

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am

Implementation of Virtual Urgent Care Across An Entire Health System

This presentation will discuss the history and implementation of NYU Langone’s Virtual Urgent Care including reimbursement by insurance plans. The talk will explore integrating a virtual urgent care into a large health system and delve into the benefits and advantages of this. This session will also review leveraging this platform across an institution to scale new services into the system.

Viraj Lakdawala, MD FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
Medical Director, NYU Langone Virtual Urgent Care
System Chief, Emergency Medicine Telehealth
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
NYU Langone Health

9:00am – 9:45am

Telemedicine in Pediatric Critical Care

Fast changes in technology and connectivity are re-shaping the way we live and work, including health care.
Telemedicine is a powerful tool in pediatric cardiac critical care as we continue to advance in the development of a quality-driven care model of care. This session will discuss potential areas that can benefit from a telemedicine support model to include team organization and quality improvement, medical education, disaster response and research, among others. The talk will share experience and data showing significant improvements in morbidity and survival, as well as a change in approach in remote pediatric cardiac intensive care teams supported with telemedicine. This presentation will also review significant challenges for successful implementation, to include the human factor and medical legal aspects, technology and cyber security, and the development of a sustainable financial model.

Ricardo A. Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Executive Director, Telemedicine
Co-director, Children’s National Heart Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s National Health System

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am

School-Based Telehealth As An Example of An Effective Public Health intervention

This session will discuss practical steps in program design and implementation of a School Based Telehealth program. The talk will review key factors, such as identification of target populations, engagement of key stakeholders, as well as overcoming barriers to widespread utilization. The talk will also review the demonstrating value and measurement of health outcomes, as well as provide the most up to date public health effects of school-based telehealth.

Kathryn King, MD, MHS
Medical Director, School-Based Health
Center for Telehealth
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina

11:00am – 11:45am

How Telehealth Supports Value Based Initiatives

The current pay for fee service model in the United States is not sustainable as healthcare systems have limited resources and are not meeting the needs of the consumer/patient. This session will discuss the future of healthcare and how it needs to focus on enabling the patient/consumer to have increased access to the right care at the right time. Telehealth has the ability to meet the consumer demand and simultaneously be able to handle a value-based system, or full risk contracts. This session will explore Value/Risk and review how Risk will impact the healthcare system, company or payor, and explore the definition of telehealth and virtual health, and how this addresses the need. The talk will discuss key individuals needed to be involved in value-based initiatives, and how to initiate the virtual, including where to start and the needed technology. Lastly, the talk will touch upon roadblocks and obstacles.

Mark Saxon
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Mercy Virtual

11:45am – 12:30

Updates in Telehealth Policy, Regulations and Reimbursement

The past several years have seen an evolution in the policy, regulatory, and payment environment in which technology companies develop, and healthcare providers utilize remote technologies to provide care to patients. This presentation will provide an overview of advancements in the fundamentals that shape the contours of care offered by healthcare providers as well as insights into recent developments aimed at reducing regulatory barriers to the adoption of telehealth modalities while increasing access to care.

AMANDA L. ENYEART
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Substance Abuse Disorder and Opioid Abuse Through TeleECHO® (EMPOWER-Project ECHO®)

In 2019 Texas A&M Health Science Center launched the initial *EMPOWER-Project **ECHO® clinic to focus on the opioid epidemic, which was achieved through telementoring communities of interprofessional teams of subject matter experts reaching out to primary care providers. This talk will discuss how EMPOWER consists of ECHO® clinics to help rural health care providers across Texas address the opioid epidemic for their patients and increase rural health care access. This session will discuss how EMPOWER is a guided practice model where the primary care provider retains responsibility for managing the patient. The talk will describe how EMPOWER Project ECHO® can achieve patient centered, value-based care in cases of substance abuse disorder (SUD), and state the benefits to the patients and the health care system of using EMPOWER project ECHO® for the opioid epidemic. The talk will also discuss program planning and development with the ECHO® model™.

Regina Bentley, RN, EDD
Assistant Vice Chancellor TAMUS
Clinical Associate Professor College of Medicine and Nursing
Texas A&M Health Science Center

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Panel Discussion: Implementing A Telehealth Platform Across an Entire Health System

Rebecca Canino
Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine
Johns Hopkins Health System

Cindy Diaz
Systems Development Manager
Johns Hopkins Health System

Ingrid Zimmer-Galler. MD
Executive Clinical Director, Office of Telemedicine
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Health System

Steve Klapper
Lead Application Coordinator, Epic EHR Project
Johns Hopkins Health System

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Remote Monitoring & Chronic Care Management: A Community Health Center Model of Care

This presentation will describe the Community Health Center Remote Monitoring and Chronic Care Management Model of Care. The session will discuss the impact of Remote Monitoring and Chronic Care Management for Community Health Centers and their patients, along with stakeholder collaboration on the use of telehealth within an integrated care model. Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) implemented the first remote monitoring and chronic care management program within a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Hypertension Patients. RCCHC has developed multiple Remote Monitoring projects including with state and federal HRSA OAT funding as well as developed programs with private partners. The talk will review the purpose of Remote Monitoring and Chronic Care Management within Community Health Centers and understand the effect of disparities on health outcomes, as well as cover clinical and financial outcomes. This session will also discuss how remote patient monitoring compliments the integrative care model and explore utilizing innovative tools to address health disparities in a rural primary care setting.

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

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Expanding Telehealth Across A Health System Through Adoption and Operational Strategies

Telehealth, virtual care was once considered a novelty. Despite tremendous advancements and all the hype, the struggle is still “real”. At Ascension, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the US, with 2,600+ sites of care in 21 states, 151 hospitals, 156,000 associates, 34,000 aligned providers, the challenges are greatly magnified. This session will review the adoption and operational strategies being employed to scale and optimize virtual care and digital technologies across this incredibly complex system.

Julie A. Reisetter, MS, RN
Senior Director Consumer Products
Ascension Health

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Panel: Creating a Virtual Health System to Support Patient Centric Care, Access and Engagement

Moderator:

Jill Gordon
Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP

Jim Roxburgh
CEO Banner Telehealth Network
Banner Health

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

Kim Swafford, MHA
GVP of Telehealth and Health Technology Strategies
Providence Health and Services

5:45pm

End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, January 31, 2020

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am

Leveraging Telehealth to improve ED throughput: Lessons from An Academic Medical Center

Overcrowding in the Emergency Department continues to be a public health issue, and a few different implementations have been attempted. This session will review how Thomas Jefferson University leveraged its telemedicine program to improve flow through tele-triage. The talk will provide an an overview of that process, its results, and the future of telehealth in emergency care.

Aditi Joshi MD, MSc
Medical Director, JeffConnect
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

9:00am – 9:45am

Payer Perspective: Operationalizing Telehealth and Digital Medicine

This session will address Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s strategy to improve the member experience and access through the launch of a telehealth platform and development of telehealth and digital health policies. The presentation will discuss launching a telehealth platform and delve into the payer perspective on successes, lessons learned, and challenges associated with launching a telehealth platform using vendor technology. This talk will also review Telehealth policy development: creating the definitions, reimbursement, etc. that drive the uptake and delivery of telehealth and digital care. The talk will also discuss utilization and enrollment trends as well as the importance of marketing and product development.

Bryan Taylor
Telehealth and e-Health Manager
BCBS Louisiana

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am

Care Traffic Control within Intermountain’s Virtual Hospital

This session will discuss Intermountain Healthcare’s newly created Virtual Hospital, which is comprised of 24/7 provider support services, nurse answer lines, patient transfer, bed placement, language services as well as care management. The presentation will also discuss the Virtual Hospital’s remote patient monitoring, transitional care management and connections to LifeFlight ground and air transport. The talk will review how this innovative virtual system serves as the access center to Intermountain’s 24 acute care facilities, 5 telehealth programs and 45 telehealth service lines and provides tele-specialty care to hospitals.

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN
Executive Director Connect Care Operations
Intermountain Healthcare

11:00am – 11:45am

Leveraging Telehealth to Address Behavioral Health Issues

Primary care settings have become the gateway to the behavioral health system, and primary care providers need support and resources to screen and treat individuals with behavioral and general healthcare needs. This talk will address how the solution lies in integrated care, the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. Integrating mental health, substance use treatment, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs. This session will discuss methods to assist in the provision of more holistic care to patients, which includes integrating early identification of patient behavioral health needs in the primary care setting and linking the patient to appropriate behavioral health services using technology.

Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC
Director, Clinical and Advanced Practice Operations
UMMC Center for Telehealth
Assistant Professor
UMMC School of Nursing

11:45am – 12:30pm

General Models and AI Connections – Telepsychiatry

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is continuing to expand and advance, and offer patients personalized care. AI software can examine large amounts of data at a much faster pace than a human.
This session will discuss Telepsychiatry, and Telemental health, and how these programs are effective in delivering care to its patient population.

Brooke Parish, MD
Senior Medical Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Friday, January 31, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Future of Telehealth and Strategies to Remain Ahead of the Curve

Telemedicine is a broad term that means many things to many people and is used across the care continuum in many innovative ways; leading to improved quality, consumer satisfaction, and decreased costs. Join this interactive session to learn about how the various approaches to telemedicine is being leveraged in health systems across the country – moving care outside the 4 walls of the hospital. Examples will include Acute Hospital at Home programs leveraging telemedicine to provide high quality acute care in the home, Aging in place leveraging telehealth technology, as well the chronic care management programs that empower individuals to manage their health.

• Gain knowledge about the innovative programs and leading practices across the care continuum.
• Understand the challenges and barriers to adoption
• Learn how to measure the success of a telemedicine programs

Debbie Hoffman
Senior Director
Huron Consulting

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA
Senior Director
Huron Consulting

About the Workshop Leaders:

Ms. Hoffman brings 30+ years of experience in hospital leadership and healthcare consulting in areas to include engagement planning, performance management, business management, data collection, and analysis in the delivery of healthcare. She brings a wide range of expertise with a focus on building sustainable solutions for clinical operations including a collaborative practice model to gather information from multiple stakeholders and achieve optimal health and access to care through effective resource coordination. Her experience spans a broad range of service lines including clinical operations redesign, care management coordination, patient throughput, nursing productivity, and population health in large, diverse healthcare systems. These include major academic medical centers, community hospitals, acute healthcare organizations, ambulatory operations, and U.S. and Global integrated healthcare delivery organizations.

Maureen brings over 35 years of healthcare experience as a results-oriented leader with expertise in strategic planning, leading complex assignments. Her subject matter expertise includes population health management, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare Shared Savings Plans (MSSPs), health IT, and value-based contract operations. Maureen’s passion is moving healthcare outside the 4 walls of the hospital (acute in-patient at home and aging in place) and working with clients to identify how to improve health outcomes by integrating innovative approaches (e.g.: leveraging Telemedicine) to addressing Social Determinants of Health (SdoH).

Maureen builds and leads high-performing cross-functional teams, advising board and C-level executives, negotiating complex contracts, and managing high-profile client relationships. She leverages positive leadership skills and a consultative solutions-based approached with clients in payer and provider markets to drive improved financial results.

Featured Speakers

Viraj Lakdawala, MD FACEP

Viraj Lakdawala, MD FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

NYU School of Medicine
Medical Director, NYU Langone Virtual Urgent Care
System Chief, Emergency Medicine Telehealth
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
NYU Langone Health

Ricardo A. Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FACC

Ricardo A. Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FACC

Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

Executive Director, Telemedicine
Co-director, Children’s National Heart Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s National Health System

Kathryn King, MD, MHS

Kathryn King, MD, MHS

Medical Director, School-Based Health

Center for Telehealth
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina

Mark Saxon

Mark Saxon

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Mercy Virtual

AMANDA L. ENYEART

AMANDA L. ENYEART

Partner

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Regina Bentley, RN, EDD

Regina Bentley, RN, EDD

Assistant Vice Chancellor TAMUS

Clinical Associate Professor College of Medicine and Nursing
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Rebecca Canino

Rebecca Canino

Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine

Johns Hopkins Health System

Cindy Diaz

Cindy Diaz

Systems Development Manager

Johns Hopkins Health System

Ingrid Zimmer-Galler. MD

Ingrid Zimmer-Galler. MD

Executive Clinical Director, Office of Telemedicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Health System

Steve Klapper

Steve Klapper

Lead Application Coordinator, Epic EHR Project

Johns Hopkins Health System

Kim A. Schwartz, MA

Kim A. Schwartz, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center

Julie A. Reisetter, MS, RN

Julie A. Reisetter, MS, RN

Senior Director Consumer Products

Ascension Health

Jim Roxburgh

Jim Roxburgh

CEO Banner Telehealth Network

Banner Health

Krista Stadler RN, BSN

Krista Stadler RN, BSN

Senior Director, Telehealth Services

St. Luke’s Health System

Kim Swafford, MHA

Kim Swafford, MHA

GVP of Telehealth and Health Technology Strategies

Providence Health and Services

Aditi Joshi MD, MSc

Aditi Joshi MD, MSc

Medical Director, JeffConnect

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Bryan Taylor

Bryan Taylor

Telehealth and e-Health Manager

BCBS Louisiana

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN

Executive Director Connect Care Operations

Intermountain Healthcare

Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

Director, Clinical and Advanced Practice Operations

UMMC Center for Telehealth
Assistant Professor
UMMC School of Nursing

Brooke Parish, MD

Brooke Parish, MD

Senior Medical Director

Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico

Debbie Hoffman

Debbie Hoffman

Senior Director

Huron Consulting

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA

Senior Director

Huron Consulting

Jill Gordon

Jill Gordon

Partner

Nixon Peabody LLP

Donna Wellington, MBA

Donna Wellington, MBA

COO - Behavioral Health Services

Henry Ford Health System

Tiffeny Goode, MBA

Tiffeny Goode, MBA

Group Practice Director , Ambulatory Behavioral Health Services

Henry Ford Health System

Venue

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Executive Sponsor

 

InTouch Health InTouch Health, ranked 2019 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms, delivers premium virtual care solutions that empower hospitals and health systems to virtualize operations with practical solutions that meet clinical needs, exceed technological standards, and lower the cost of care while providing new sources of revenue streams. The company’s reliable, dedicated 24/7 virtual care network ensures connectivity every time, allowing clinical care teams to virtually coordinate with patients, reducing physician burnout and administrative burden. InTouch Health currently supports more than 2,700 hospitals and health systems around the world, including many of the top 20 U.S. health systems, and has surpassed 2.3 million virtual care sessions to date.

 

Associate Sponsor

 

Nixon Peabody Nixon Peabody is a full-service law firm with over 600 attorneys in 16 offices throughout the U.S. and abroad. As health care access, delivery and reimbursement continue to experience massive transformation, Nixon Peabody’s 80+ business-focused health lawyers partner with clients to tackle complex legal issues, identify market opportunities, and drive strategic growth.

 

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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