Hosted by URAC and Telemedicine Magazine

About the Event

The ROI of Telehealth

URAC and Telemedicine Magazine co-hosts this 2-1/2-day event that brings together some of the best and brightest healthcare experts in the country to deliver solid, innovative and valuable information on the business of telehealth. The mix of panel discussions and presentations will focus on specific goals, real data, perspectives of measuring quality, legal and regulatory issues, creative partnerships, business models, and more.

The Telemed Leadership Forum is designed for executives and physician leaders from hospitals and health systems, physician networks, health plans, academic medical systems, and telehealth providers, as well as government regulators/policy makers.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Utilization Review Accreditation Committee. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the Hosts

URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. Founded in 1990, URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation is the first independent, third-party national program to offer comprehensive oversight of diverse telehealth programs.

Telemedicine Magazine is an independently owned print and digital publication covering the telemedicine, digital health and virtual care markets. The print magazine is distributed quarterly to an audience of approximately 30,000 readers, comprised of physicians and C suite tech leaders within the healthcare space, while the digital publication keeps readers up to date on current telehealth news, Telemedicine Magazine was founded in 2015 by Logan Plaster and Mark Plaster, MD.

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Plan Your Trip

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

The Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 will be held at the beautiful Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown hotel. Seamlessly blending style, functionality, and comfort, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel welcomes you to the heart of the city with impeccable amenities and refined luxury. You are minutes away from the many attractions of the Nation’s Capital, including Chinatown, the White House, the National Portrait Gallery, and much more.

Take advantage of the discounted room rate for attendees of the event and make your reservations today. A block of rooms is being held at the discounted rate of $249/night until March 9, 2018. Please make your hotel reservations early because there are a limited number of rooms in the room block. You may call Marriott Reservations directly at 1-800-393-2505 or use the link below:

Reservation Link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/URACTelemedMeeting

Hotel Address:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Getting to the Hotel

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is 5 miles from the hotel. Other area airports are: Dulles International Airport (IAD), 27 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), 34 miles from the hotel.

Dates

March 27-29, 2018

Location

Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

Sessions

18 ground breaking sessions

Speakers

27 top experts in telehealth

Agenda

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7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Sign in, pick up your badge and join us for a continental breakfast outside the ballroom. Network with colleagues and visit the sponsor tables.

Kylanne Green, President & CEO, URAC

Kevin Galpin, MD
Executive Director, Telehealth Services
Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Christa Natoli, Deputy Executive Director, Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law
Rene Quashie, Member, Cozen O’Connor
Adam Solander, Member, Epstein Becker and Green

Join national experts on telehealth legal, regulatory and policy issues for a lively discussion exploring these issues and what healthcare stakeholders could do to advance the cause of telehealth.

Christian Becker, MD, PhD, Associate Medical Director, WMCHealth’s eHealth Center

When Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) decided to launch a telehealth program across its 6,200-square-mile service area, the 10-hospital network decided to build it from scratch with a $7 million technology and infrastructure investment. Learn how WMCHealth designed and rolled out programs that vary from teleER and teleICU to telepsych and telestroke; how they measure each program’s ROI; their plans for growth; the challenges they’ve uncovered and the four most fundamental strategies that have been key to WMCHealth’s success.

Curtis Lowery, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Professor and Chair; ANGELS Medical Director; The Center for Distance Health Executive Director; SARA Professor and Principle Investigator

Through its Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) telehealth program, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science has been able to reach medically underserved communities and drastically reduce infant mortality rates in the state. The program was innovative when it began in 2002, and it continues to be a proven success in achieving its objectives. Dr. Lowery presents best practices from this program, which is a model for other specialties and states to learn from.

Christian Becker, MD, PhD, Associate Medical Director, WMCHealth’s eHealth Center
Iris Berman, RN, MSN, CCRN-k, Vice President, Telehealth Services, Northwell Health Telehealth Program
Curtis Lowery, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Professor and Chair; ANGELS Medical Director; The Center for Distance Health Executive Director; SARA Professor and Principle Investigator
Dennis Truong, MD, Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Kaiser Permanente

This panel of experts will discuss the challenges of launching and growing successful telehealth programs across specialties and across geographies. Discussion will include cross-state licensing and innovating uses of virtual technologies beyond the practice of medicine.

Marybeth Farquhar, VP of Research and Measurement, URAC
Jason Goldwater, Senior Director, National Quality Forum
Judd Hollander, MD, SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adam Darkins, MD, President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

Is there a role for accreditation and measurement in ensuring quality in telehealth programs? How can we assess quality while balancing the need for measures and avoiding measures fatigue? Join us for a stimulating panel discussion on assessing quality.

Join us for a private party in the Mixx Lounge, located in the hotel lobby of the Renaissance Washington, DC. Serving complimentary cocktails and snacks.

Stephen Ferrando, MD, Director of Psychiatry, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center

Dr. Stephen Ferrando discusses how Westchester Medical Health Center’s 10-hospital network leverages telehealth to reduce high ER utilization and avoidable inpatient admissions among psychiatric patients, particularly those in rural areas that have traditionally lacked access psychiatric care.

Raymond Reichwein, Medical Director, Penn State Health

Every second counts for stroke patients receiving emergency care. Penn State Health’s telestroke program, called LionNet, is a partnership between regional community hospitals and Penn State Health. Dr. Reichwein, LionNet medical director, will share how the program has improved access to stroke care for patients across the state through LionNet’s hub-and-spoke approach, decreased transfer rates of stroke patients from rural hospitals, and more.

Christopher A. Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh
President, Clinical Pharmacy Associates and Med Novations, Inc.

Junaid A. Razzak, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Telemedicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins
Raymond Reichwein, MD, Medical Director, Penn State Health’s LionNet Telestroke Program
Jeremy Corbett, MD, Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare
Stephen Ferrando, MD, Director of Psychiatry, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center

Iris Berman, RN, MSN, CCRN-k, Vice President, Telehealth Services, Northwell Health Telehealth Program
Adam Darkins, MD, President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

(Moderator) Hosanna Asfaw-Means, Grants Program Manager, Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Guenevere Burke, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University
Jeff Richardson, Executive Director, Mosaic Community Services
Craig Sable, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director, Echocardiography and Telemedicine, Children’s National Health System

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield funded telehealth programs to expand access to quality healthcare services across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. One year after receiving part of a $3 million grant, the region’s most successful programs funded by CareFirst will share their strategies and best practices for improving patient outcomes in underserved urban and rural areas.

Jeremy Corbett, MD, Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare
Gracelyn McDermott, Executive Director, Account Management, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region

Adam Darkins, MD, President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

The vision for telehealth is relatively straightforward. Developing and implementing a pilot telehealth program and then transitioning it into a small-scale service, is a complex undertaking. However, the real prize, and opportunity for health care transformation, is through increasing access, reducing cost and raising quality in programs at a serious level of scale. This presentation provides attendees with the systems approach needed to achieve such scale, and details the clinical, technology, business and organizational processes underpinning success; and which put the patient at the center of innovative new care delivery processes that are safe, effective, cost-effective and sustainable. Dr. Darkins is a widely acclaimed international expert in telehealth, who had built very large scale telehealth networks nationally and internationally. He offers unique insights that bring together the pieces of the “telehealth puzzle” into a coherent and robust picture.

Judd E. Hollander, MD, SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Hollander discusses the leadership and clinical skills needed (including emotional intelligence), business fundamentals, research knowledge, and team and communication skills, for physicians to succeed in implementing telehealth solutions.

Judd E. Hollander, MD, SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine
Tilman Jolly, MD, Chief Medical Director, Specialists on Call
Dennis Truong, MD, Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Kaiser Permanente
Sriraman Srinivasan, MD, National Medical Director, Advanced ICU Care

Tilman Jolly, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Specialists on Call
David Kirshner, Executive Advisor, American Well
Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, RubiconMD
Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Advanced ICU Care
Ian Tong, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor on Demand

A telehealth program can assume many forms, depending on the organization and the populations it serves. Panelists in this session will discuss the e-consult model, integration of lab services into the telehealth platform, and tele-specialty solutions for hospitals.

Logan Plaster, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Telemedicine Magazine
Che Parker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, URAC

Hear the results of the national telehealth survey conducted by URAC and Telemedicine Magazine, to discover telehealth trends, what outcomes providers see, top challenges in implementing and maintaining a telehealth program, and more.

Our Speakers

Hosanna Asfaw-Means

Grants Program Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

    Christian Becker, MD, PhD

    Associate Medical Director, WMCHealth’s eHealth Center

      Iris Berman, RN, MSN, CCRN-k

      Vice President, Telehealth Services, Northwell Health Telehealth Program

        Guenevere Burke, MD

        Assistant Professor, George Washington University

          Jeremy Corbett, MD

          Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare

          Adam Darkins, MD

          President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

          Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN

          VP of Research and Measurement, URAC

          Stephen Ferrando, MD

          Director of Psychiatry, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center

            Kevin Galpin, MD

            Executive Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

              KYLANNE GREEN

              President & CEO, URAC

                Jason Goldwater

                Senior Director, National Quality Forum

                Judd Hollander, MD

                SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

                Tilman Jolly, MD

                Chief Medical Officer, Specialists on Call

                  Christopher Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh

                  Co- Founder and President/CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Associates and MedNovations, Inc

                    David Kirshner, MBA, CPA

                    Executive Advisor, American Well

                      Curtis Lowery, MD

                      Maternal-Fetal Medicine Professor and Chair; ANGELS Medical Director; The Center for Distance Health Executive Director; SARA Professor and Principle Investigator

                      Gracelyn Ashby McDermott, MBA, PMP

                      Executive Director of Account Management at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid Atlantic States

                        John Morley, MD

                        Chief Physician Executive – Population Health, Adirondack Health Institute

                          CHRISTA NATOLI

                          Deputy Executive Director, CTeL

                          Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, MD

                          Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, RubiconMD

                          Che Parker, MA

                          Vice President, Sales and Marketing, URAC

                          Logan Plaster

                          Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Telemedicine Magazine

                          MARK PLASTER, MD

                          Founder, Telemedicine Magazine

                          René Quashie

                          Partner, Cozen O’Connor

                          Junaid A. Razzak, MD, PhD

                          Professor and Director of Telemedicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins

                          Raymond Reichwein, MD

                          Medical Director, Penn State Health

                          Jeff Richardson

                          Executive Director, Mosaic Community Services

                            James “Butch” Rosser, Jr. MD, FACS

                            International Academic Surgical Leader

                              Craig Sable, MD

                              Associate Division Chief of Cardiology, Children’s National Health System

                                Rachel Sackrowitz, MD

                                Chief Medical Officer, Advanced ICU Care

                                  Adam Solander

                                  Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

                                  Sriraman Srinivasan, MD

                                  National Medical Director, Advanced ICU Care

                                    Ian Tong, MD

                                    Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand; Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University Medical School

                                      Dennis Truong, MD

                                      Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Kaiser Permanente

                                      Julie Wagner

                                      Vice President, Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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                                      Register Today to Guarantee Your Seat

                                      Register early, as seats are limited for this event. Your registration fee includes all sessions, welcome party on Tuesday evening, continental breakfast each day, lunch the first two days.  Your registration fee does not include room accommodations.

                                      Can’t Travel? Register for the Live Stream Webcast

                                      This event is also available as a live stream webcast. You will be able to watch all the sessions live from your home or office, ask questions online and chat with other attendees of the live streaming video. Your registration also gives you access to the recorded videos for 30 days. The registration for the live webcast is a per person/per computer registration fee, and cannot be shared with others. If you would like to license the content to provide the live webcast to multiple computers/sites, please send an email to hello@telemed.org to request pricing.

                                      Below are per person registration fees for the in-person event and for the live stream.

                                      Full Registration Fee (After January 27, 2018)   $1,195

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                                      Here’s an opportunity to sponsor an innovative, idea-packed, high-level conference on telehealth. This event is a gathering of the best and the brightest in healthcare — executives and physician leaders from hospitals and health systems, physician networks, health plans, academic medical systems, and telehealth providers, as well as government regulators/policy makers. Limited opportunities are available to get your brand in front of this audience. As a sponsor, you will also be an attendee, giving you opportunities to network throughout the event.

                                      To secure a sponsorship, call Eliseo Rivera at Telemedicine Magazine at 347-957-4588 or email eliseo@telemedmag.com.

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