7th National Telehealth Summit
Revolutionize Patient Care Outcomes and Curtail Costs
through Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Advancements

October 4-5 * Loews Miami Beach Hotel * Miami Beach, FL

7th National Telehealth Summit

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COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.
About the Conference

The global pandemic is driving the use of telehealth and virtual care today, and has highlighted how telehealth is a vital and crucial component in delivering healthcare.  Through COVID-19, telehealth adoption and implementations has been sweeping across the nation, allowing timely access to care not being provided in a traditional setting.  This has allowed hospitals to allocate their facilities and beds for the critically ill, while continuing to treat patients outside of the provider setting.

Telehealth is transforming healthcare by creating greater access, improving outcomes while reducing costs. Telehealth is at the forefront of today’s healthcare, and it is rapidly revolutionizing the way traditional healthcare delivery is provided.  It achieves the tenets of value based patient driven care, enhances patient satisfaction, engagement and outcomes, and reduces healthcare spending.  Telehealth and virtual care are 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 exciting and 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
  • Compliance Officer
  • Professor
  • Patient Support
  • EHR Support

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

Conference Agenda

Day One – Monday, October 4, 2021

7:15am – 8:00am
Registration & Breakfast

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

8:15am – 9:00am
Expanding Telehealth Across a Health System Through Adoption and Operational Strategies 

In the past five years, video visits at UCSF have gone from an unutilized opportunity to a widely adopted, routinely used clinical tool.  Video visits are available to patients in over 100 primary and specialty clinics and occur hundreds of times per day.  This session will describe the path taken to achieve this success, including team structure and governance, implementation strategies and tools, as well as metrics used to identify both accomplishments and areas for improvement.

Linda Branagan, PhD
Director, Telehealth Programs
University of California (UCSF) San Francisco Health 

9:00am – 9:45am
Evolution of Telehealth Through the Pandemic…. The Adoption of These Technologies by Payors, Providers and Patients 

TBD

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

10:15am – 11:00am
The Business of Remote Patient Monitoring: Contracting and Legal Issues 

The rapid growth of remote patient monitoring technologies offers enormous benefits to the health care community, along with new provider business models and arrangements. When designing a remote patient monitoring offering, companies should explore the various financial opportunities and compensation models. These arrangements must be not only financially viable, but structured to comply with federal and state compliance laws and regulations. This session will focus on legal business models and compensation methodologies in remote patient monitoring. The presentation will address:  Legal and regulatory considerations health care providers should assess when building remote patient monitoring arrangements, as well as understanding remote patient monitoring payment policy and exploring new opportunities for remote patient monitoring services, including emerging RPM business models.

Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante
Attorney at Law
Foley & Lardner LLP 

11:00am – 11:45am
Implementing Tele-mental and Virtual Behavioral Health Programs 

This session will discuss implementing Tele-mental and virtual behavioral health programs.  The presentation will provide strategies and lessons learned while organizing a hybrid (in person and video visit) approach to behavioral health, across multiple services lines in both academic and community settings.

Gina Perez, MD
Associate Chief, UPMC Behavioral Health Network and Telepsychiatry
UPMC 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Virtual plus In-Person Hybrid Care: The New Normal 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth proved to be a valuable care modality, delivering safe, effective, quality care to patients when and where they needed it. This session will discuss that as we move forward from the pandemic, we must leverage the lessons learned to create a delivery system that includes both virtual and in-person care. We must not go back to care that depends on brick-and-mortar, but care that is personalized, convenient and patient-centered. This will be our new normal.

Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA
Vice President, Virtual Care
Mass General Brigham
Director, Center for TeleHealth
Mass General Hospital
C Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology and Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School 

12:30 – 1:30pm
Lunch 

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Utilizing Telehealth to Treat Substance Abuse Disorders 

This session will explore how to leverage telehealth to provide expanded access to Substance Abuse Disorder treatment.  The presentation will provide an update on current prescribing regulation as well as discuss innovation in scaling current programs virtually.

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

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel Discussion:  Lessons Learned From Covid 19:  Key Factors to Consider When Implementing A Successful and Sustainable Telehealth Program 

Todd Czartoski, MD
Chief Executive Telehealth
Chief Medical Technology Officer
Providence

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 

Natalina Zisa, MPH, MT
Manager Telehealth Program
Center for Health Delivery Innovation
Nemours Children’s Health System 

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

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Trends in the Use of Telehealth During the COVID 19 Outbreak to Expand Care Delivery From Traditional Settings 

The Covid 19 Pandemic injected tremendous urgency into the previously slow adoption of telehealth. Healthcare providers, staff, and patients all rallied to rapidly adopt technologies that permitted continued access to care. This session will discuss lessons learned ensuring that access to care via telehealth will be demanded by patients and employers.

David Charles, M.D.
Medical Director
Vanderbilt Telehealth
Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Consumer Engagement in Virtual Care: Debunking 10 Common Myths 

This session will explore common consumer and physician misconceptions about telehealth and how organizations can work to address them.  The talk will illuminate innovative pathways to increase virtual care adoption through education and engagement.

Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP
Senior Vice President
Ascension
President
Ascension Medical Group

5:15pm
End of Day One

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception

Day Two – Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7:15am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Implementing Multidisciplinary Pediatric Subspecialty and Behavioral Health Virtual Care – Addressing Unmet Needs, Disparities and Promoting Equity 

In low socioeconomic status areas and culturally diverse communities, patients may experience linguistic isolation, poverty and cost constraints. Vulnerable populations with high healthcare needs may experience challenges to accessing virtual care, impacted by digital literacy, educational or language barriers, and other social determinants. Virtual care aligns with strategic imperatives to improve health outcomes, increase access to care and optimize the patient experience, for populations with medical complexity, behavioral concerns and high healthcare needs.  This session will describe the rapid deployment of multidisciplinary telehealth services including best practices for sustainable hybrid models of virtual care. The talk will highlight state-of-the art technologies, the telehealth platform roadmap, and continuous process improvement. Examples will be provided on process improvement tools and methodologies used to streamline workflows for optimal user experience.

Saima Aftab, MD
Vice President, Organizational Initiatives
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
NCPS Chief, Section of Neonatology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 

Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA
Director of Telehealth and Special Projects
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 

9:00am – 9:45am
Leveraging Telehealth and Remote Monitoring To Manage Chronic Disease 

This presentation will discuss the basics of Remote Patient Monitoring programs to manage chronic disease.  The session will review different chronic diseases that can be impacted by RPM programs.  The talk will also explore best practices for implementing a successful RPM program.

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

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Maryland’s Innovative Approach to Telehealth 

In 2020, Telehealth became a critical tool to mitigate spread of COVID-19 and ensure continuity of care.  The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) made up to $500,000 in grant funding available to State-Designated Management Service Organizations (MSOs) to support diffusion of telehealth among ambulatory practices in the State (program).  The MHCC also created a The Telehealth Virtual Resource Center (TVRC) to help practices implement telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and beyond.  This session will explore perspectives on adoption during the PHE and the program approach to structuring the adoption milestones are key to inform similar initiatives among audiences.  The talk will also identify milestones to support telehealth implementation in small ambulatory practices, describe reasons for adoption, and recognize additional tools and resources available through the TVRC.

Melanie Cavaliere
Chief, Innovative Care Delivery
Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery
Maryland Health Care Commission

11:00am – 11:45am
The Role of AI in -Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

The occurrence of dangerous events (i.e; cardiac arrest, emergent endotracheal intubation, ECMO cannulation) is still very common among children with critical congenital and acquired heart disease despite refinements in surgical techniques, training of bedside team, and traditional quality interventions.  This session will discuss how Artificial intelligence (AI) decision support tools can be used to support virtual surveillance activities from a Tele-Cardiac ICU, guiding the need for targeted communications delivered from a Tele-CICU to the bedside team, deliver advice on potential on-site presence need for bedside teams, and escalation of diagnostic studies or interventions whenever needed.  The talk will explore how intensive use and refinement of AI tools will favor integration through a continuum of care from home and the community to the critical care environment, potentially incorporating early preventive strategies aimed at well-being preservation and risk avoidance, rather than the current reactive approach toward already established critical disease.

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
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s National Hospital

11:45am – 12:30pm
Utilizing Telehealth During National Emergencies 

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 

12:30pm – 1:15pm

COVID Telehealth Expansion In An Academic Center

The COVID pandemic catalyzed the increased engagement with telehealth by both patients and clinicians. This session will discuss how Jefferson Health had a large enterprise wide telehealth program that was expanded and leveraged to improve access and care during that time. This talk speaks about the program, regulatory hurdles and post pandemic changes required to make virtual care permanent.

Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP
Senior Advisor, Telehealth
Director, Telehealth Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 

1:15pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop – Tuesday, October 5, 2021
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Recognizing Telehealth’s Pros and Cons Can Help Providers Improve Access and Outcomes

When you’re holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Abraham Maslow’s famous quote seems especially apt for providers contemplating unique ways to use virtual health technologies. New people-centered telehealth care models continue to proliferate as non-traditional care providers, suppliers, and adjacent supporters enter the market. While collaboration is the name of the game, it’s easy for providers to get lost as they attempt to piece together virtual health systems that make both clinical and economic sense. Providers have many choices for tapping into the humanizing power of telehealth ecosystems, but they should nonetheless deploy this technology only where it can have a positive impact. If you’re struggling with how and where to use virtual health technologies, this interactive workshop session is for you. An in-person workshop that guarantees hands-on participation, attendees will share perspectives on how telehealth technology innovation is affecting their organizations, and how and why care model redesign is the key to driving effective telehealth utilization.

This session will cover:

Digital coordination between care channels and platforms
Rationalizing ecosystem partners and offerings to determine the right fit for your organization
Navigating the shift from in-person to on-the-go to at-home care, and how care model redesign is critical to success (and where to start…)

Asher Perzigian
Managing Director
Accenture

Asher Perzigian is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting Health Practice and a recognized leader in commercializing and scaling innovative business transformation programs. Asher has worked with some of the leading healthcare providers, payers, vendors, and life sciences organizations in North America. He specializes in designing and executing large strategic programs that drive operational efficiency and sustained growth. His experience leading pivotal programs has focused on advancing consumer experience, ranging from operating model and cost structure transformations to system wide technology implementations and post-merger consolidation initiatives. Asher is a leadership member of Accenture’s North America Clinical Innovation practice. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son, and enjoys live music, hockey, running, and spending time with his large extended family.

Featured Speakers

Linda Branagan, PhD

Linda Branagan, PhD

Director, Telehealth Programs

University of California (UCSF) San Francisco Health
Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante

Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante

Attorney at Law

Foley & Lardner LLP
Viraj Lakdawala, MD FACEP

Viraj Lakdawala, MD FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

NYU School of Medicine
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA

Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA

Vice President, Virtual Care

Mass General Brigham
Director, Center for TeleHealth
Mass General Hospital
C Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology and Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN

Executive Director Connect Care Operation

Intermountain Healthcare
Saurabh Chandra MD, PhD

Saurabh Chandra MD, PhD

Chief Telehealth Officer

Center for Telehealth
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Gina Perez, MD

Gina Perez, MD

Associate Chief, UPMC Behavioral Health Network and Telepsychiatry

UPMC
Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP

Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP

Senior Vice President

Ascension
President
Ascension Medical Group
Melanie Cavaliere

Melanie Cavaliere

Chief, Innovative Care Delivery

Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery
Maryland Health Care Commission
David Charles, M.D.

David Charles, M.D.

Medical Director

Vanderbilt Telehealth
Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Natalina Zisa, MPH, MT

Natalina Zisa, MPH, MT

Manager Telehealth Program, Center for Health Delivery Innovation

Nemours Children’s Health System
Asher Perzigian

Asher Perzigian

Managing Director

Accenture
Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP

Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP

Senior Advisor, Telehealth, Director, Telehealth Fellowship, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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

The George Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s National Hospital
Saima Aftab, MD

Saima Aftab, MD

Vice President, Organizational Initiatives

Nicklaus Children’s Health System
NCPS Chief, Section of Neonatology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA

Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA

Director of Telehealth and Special Projects

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Anna Ingersoll BSN, RN

Anna Ingersoll BSN, RN

Manager, School Health Program

Spectrum Health West Michigan
Todd Czartoski, MD

Todd Czartoski, MD

Manager, School Health Program

Providence
Venue
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-604-1601

Mention BRI Network to get the discounted rate of $239/night or use link below to make your reservations:

https://www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach/bri-network

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Luncheon Sponsor

eVisit simplifies healthcare delivery with its market-leading Virtual Care platform. eVisit works seamlessly across enterprise service lines and departments to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and boost revenue by enabling healthcare organizations (HCOs) to deliver faster, more accessible Virtual Care using their own network of providers across any specialty. With its distinct and leading position in the telehealth marketplace as a business-to-business company supported by a team of expert Virtual Care consultants, the flexible, end-to-end eVisit technology platform can match and virtualize any clinical workflow and does not come with a competing provider network. Based in Mesa, Ariz., eVisit is helping HCOs — including the largest systems in the U.S. — innovate and succeed in today’s changing healthcare market. eVisit is the Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Virtual Care Platforms in Digital Health, Q1 2021, and is a Representative Vendor in the Gartner® 2020 Market Guide for Virtual Care. Get your complimentary copy of the Forrester Report here and the Gartner Report here. For more information, visit evisit.com.

Health & Safety Sponsor

Infectious Disease Connect

Infectious Disease Connect is a world leader in telemedical care of infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection control and prevention. At the heart of this success has been technological innovation, including the acquisition of ILUM Health Solutions and its real-time decision support software. Our technology, precision medicine, and data science are paired with world-class ID physicians to effectively manage infectious diseases across the U.S. At ID Connect, we stive to make people healthy, improve outcomes, and keep our communities free of infectious disease.


Refreshment Break Sponsor

Avel eCare is dedicated to providing virtual care to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We listen to your needs to develop a system that builds on your team’s already strong foundation of expertise with on-demand access to specialized experts, education and gap coverage. We do this because we believe health care should be local.  When you become part of the Avel eCare telemedicine network, we work with you to create productive professional relationships across teams and understand the systems and processes you have in place. We coordinate technical requirements and tailor our approach to meet your needs. Our mission: To become a trusted, well-integrated member of your team—virtually.  Services we offer:  Pharmacy, Emergency, Hospitalist, ICU, Behavioral Health, Senior Care

Exhibitors

Optos-

Optos pioneered ultra-widefield (UWF) retinal imaging and has become the gold standard for retinal screening in eye care.  Optos technology is now available in a point of care solution, Optos Telehealth Solutions, created to bring retinal diagnostics to doctors and patients. The people most vulnerable to preventable vision loss are often the least likely to see an eye doctor. For this reason, primary care doctors are bringing retinal health screening to patients at the point of care.

 

Secure Telehealth provides video conferencing software on Mac’s and PC’s and mobile devices to allow unlimited HIPAA-compliant telehealth sessions for one low monthly fee. This price includes software, 24×7 live support, training, and setup help for all your locations, even clients in their own homes.

 

CNS Vital Signs is a global leader in computer-based cognitive assessments, helping healthcare systems manage the cognitive health of their patient populations. Our FDA-cleared family of assessments spans the continuum of care, equipping facility-based, office-based, and telehealth clinicians with quick, accurate, and billable assessments for dementia, post-stroke, concussion, psychiatric disorders, and more. Testing is available in 60 languages to accommodate diverse populations. Ongoing support and training allow phased deployment over large, multi-location systems.CNS Vital Signs helps clinicians and administrators reduce the overall burden that delayed or piecemeal evaluation and management of cognitive issues places on their system. For more information, visit www.cnsvs.com or email shenderson@cnsvs.com.

 


Topcon Screen is a point-of-care testing system for diabetic retinopathy that allows you to reach more patients and improve care coordination for diabetic patients diagnosed with a vision pathology, thereby reducing the risk for future sight-threatening complications and decreasing healthcare costs. By partnering with primary care practices, Topcon Screen helps to close the Diabetes Eye Exam quality measure, meets HEDIS specifications and is reimbursed by most insurance companies.  Topcon provides the complete infrastructure, including reading services and retinal camera, and the system fits easily into your existing workflow with measurements taking less than 2 minutes per patient.

 

Verustat’s unique remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform is completely full-service, allowing providers to remotely monitor their patients’ vitals from home, without burdening their staff with extra work. By adding new CPT codes, payors, including Medicare, have opened new ways to care for your patients between visits, free up more time to see patients, and generate new streams of revenue at the same time. RPM vital monitoring can include blood pressure, weight, blood oxygen, and/or glucose.

 

The $30 billion Remote Patient Monitoring industry has been powered by Smart Meter since 2016. From a comprehensive suite of quality, FDA-approved cellular devices including iGlucose®, iBloodPressure™, and iScale™ to the innovative SmartRPM™ data management software platform, Smart Meter delivers reliable readings, better data, better care, and better outcomes for leading healthcare providers, payers, RPM distributors, and CCM platforms. Our mission is to help patients and their families, healthcare providers, and payers manage chronic conditions with innovative and reliable Remote Patient Monitoring devices and services.


Aventior provides cloud, analytics, mobile and software development services to some of the leading Telehealth and Telemedicine companies. With over 250 engineers worldwide, Aventior has been in the forefront of product engineering services, agile development methodologies, global rollouts, telemedicine infrastructure monitoring, AI/ML powered solutions and mobility solutions.

AMC Health provides end-to-end Virtual Care including Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solutions for payers, providers, and government entities. We build actionable, real-time communication bridges between patients and their care teams to provide access to care for everyone living with chronic conditions and to enable and empower them to live healthier, more independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.

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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