Dates

April 3-5, 2019

Location

Washington Marriott Georgetown

Sessions

20+ ground breaking sessions

Speakers

25+ top telehealth experts

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

About the Event

URAC hosts the second annual Telemed Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, on April 3-5, 2019. This 2-1/2-day event is designed for physicians and leaders in hospitals and health systems, health plans, academic medical centers, telehealth providers and networks, as well as government regulators and policymakers.

The sessions, which include a mix of panel discussions and presentations, provide solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. You’ll hear from hospitals/health systems that are leading the way in telemedicine services— leaders who are changing the telehealth paradigm. With the explosive growth in telehealth, data and technology, this Forum is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to share, learn and discuss empirical evidence for the value of telehealth across specialties.

Post-Conference Workshop (in-person only)
April 5, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation

We are offering an optional post-conference in-person workshop on the last day of the event. This workshop will be led by Adam Darkins, M.D. and Ralph Derrickson. This workshop will not be live streamed. Please see the workshop description on the Day 3 Agenda.

Continuing Medical Education 

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 URAC. 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 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About URAC

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.

Our 2019 Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Adam Darkins, MD

President and CEO, Empiricon LLC; Chief Strategy Officer, AristaMD

Martin E. Doerfler, MD

Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Ross Friedberg

General Counsel, Doctor On Demand

Shawn Griffin, MD

President and CEO, URAC

Michael Hasselberg, PhD

Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO, University of Rochester Medical Center

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

Kim A. Jacobs

Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Consumer Innovation, UPMC Health Plan

    Steven Locke, MD

    Founder and Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network, Inc.; Primary Care Psychiatrist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Jeanine Maier

    Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc

      Patrick McCarthy

      Director of Telehealth Services, Northwell Health

      Laura McWright

      Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

      Vimal Mishra, MD

      Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine; Physician Informaticist, Office of Clinical Transformation; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

      Joseph H. O’Leary, MD

      Medical Director, Family Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

      Tamara Perry

      Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas; Vice Chair, American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group

      John Peters, MS

      Deputy Director of Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs

      Robert Plotkin

      Chief Executive Officer, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services LLC

      Marlon Priest, MD

      Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Leader Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

      René Quashie

      VP, Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health, Consumer Technology Association

      Jose Segura

      Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department Director, La Clinica Del Pueblo

      Brian Skow, MD

      Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

      Adam Solander

      Partner, Data, Privacy and Security, King & Spalding LLP

      Scott Stuewe

      President and CEO, DirectTrust.org

      Dennis Truong, MD

      Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

      Julie Wagner

      Vice President, Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

      Katie Wilson, RD

      Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

      2019 Agenda

      More details & talks coming soon!

      Click on the event title for details

      7:00 am – 8:00 am
      Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

      Shawn Griffin, MD
      President & CEO, URAC

      Laura McWright
      Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

      Join us for a discussion of policies and regulations that may be impacting the delivery of telehealth services, including rural telehealth, DTC, opioid treatment and more. What can telehealth leaders do the influence change?

      Ross Friedberg
      General Counsel, Doctor On Demand
      Martin S. Kohn, MD
      Consultant
      Laura McWright
      Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, CMS
      Tamara Perry
      Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas
      Adam Solander
      Partner, Data, Privacy and Security, King & Spalding LLP
      Moderated by: René Quashie
      Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

      Brian Skow, MD
      Chief Medical Officer, Avera e-Care; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

      Avera eCARE leads the nation in delivering the broadest range of telemedicine services available form a single source. Avera eCARE’s Emergency partners have experienced in the past 12 months: $3.5 million in cost savings for 137+ hospitals across the country; 700+ patient transfers avoided; and 7,700+ video encounters. While the technology set up for hospitals in the Avera network is impressive, Brian Skow, M.D., chief medical officer at Avera eCARE, says it is just part of the solution. Dr. Skow presents how relationship building is the key to success, how the Avera team determines if a partnership with a hospital will work, how they tailor tele-emergency services for each hospital, and more.

      Tamara Perry
      Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas

      Children’s Health Virtual Care currently operates in over 118 schools throughout North Texas. The TeleSpecialty program; including TeleNICU, TeleER, TeleOrtho and Sports Medicine programs have been contracted and implemented in over 20 hospitals throughout the state. Providing critical specialty care access to mostly rural hospitals in desperate need of pediatric expertise. Through Children’s LIVE Virtual CME and CNE education is offered to providers and their care teams as programs constantly evolve. Tamara Perry, Senior Director, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas, will provide insight into the nuts and bolts of building a thriving virtual care network - driven by positive patient outcomes and data.

      Martin Doerfler, MD
      Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

      The largest healthcare provider in New York, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians, Northwell began its eICU in 2014, and also has telepsychiatry and telestroke services. Since 2017, Northwell been transitioning to a consumer-facing model, and has launched remote monitoring programs, expanding platforms to use mHealth devices and video portals, and giving patients the ability to connect to providers. Martin Doerfler, M.D., Senior VP of Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health, discusses what it takes to transition to an enterprise telemedicine strategy and to transform from a provider-centric to a patient-centric approach.

      Marlon Priest, MD
      Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Leader Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

      In early 2016, Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) launched Bon Secours 24/7, a custom platform for virtual visits for its employees and residents served by its facilities across the nation. In September 2018, BSHS and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic healthcare ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest healthcare systems. Its healthcare locations span seven states: Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. In this case study presentation, Marlon Priest, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, walk you through how BSHS changed its telehealth focus from looking at cost cutting or increase revenue, to looking at how to weave telehealth into an already strong program to meet patients’ needs at the moment those needs arise, and in a much more time-efficient way.

      Martin Doerfler, MD
      Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
      Marlon Priest, MD
      Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Lead Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System
      Brian Skow, MD
      Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin
      President and CEO, URAC

      Joseph H. O’Leary, MD
      Medical Director, Catholic Charities
      Jose Segura
      Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department Director, La Clinica del Pueblo
      Moderated by Julie Wagner
      Vice President, Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

      Join us for complimentary drinks and appetizers.

      Martin S. Kohn, MD
      Consultant

      As a former chief medical scientist of IBM research, Martin Kohn, M.D., used big data to help design the Watson supercomputer so it would better support the work of practicing physicians. More recently, he served as chief medical scientist at Sentrian, creating predictive analytic systems integrating home monitoring with longitudinal health data for patients with complex chronic diseases. Today, Dr. Kohn consultant and strategist in the use of healthcare data for clinical decision support and health policy development, aiding organizations preparing for the transformation of healthcare. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Kohn provides his vision of the impact of data and telemedicine on healthcare transformation.

      Scott Stuewe
      Consultant, President and CEO, DirectTrust

      Scott Stuewe, a 25 year health IT veteran and interoperability expert, will chart a course toward an interoperable future for telemedicine and review the regulatory climate identifying the areas that still need attention from industry. He will examine the unique requirements that must be addressed in this emerging domain to make patient data flow across both technical and business boundaries. He will show how identity, security, trust and standards can support data liquidity and value based care.

      Kim Jacobs
      Vice President of Strategic Business & Consumer Innovation at UPMC Health Plan

      A leader in telemedicine, UPMC launched its 24/7 Telestroke program nearly 13 years ago and has since expanded both in-patient and out-patient telehealth services. These services now include over 60 clinical specialties at more than 106 locations, and direct to patients’ homes since 2013 via UPMC AnywhereCare. More than 25,000 patients have accessed on-demand clinical care via the AnywhereCare platform. Kim Jacobs, vice president of strategic business & consumer innovation at UPMC Health Plan shares insights, outcomes, and their vision for UPMC’s telemedicine program.

      Jeanine Maier
      Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Permanente
      Katie Wilson, RD
      Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility for the Mid-Atlantic, Kaiser Permanente

      Kaiser Permanente’s unique, integrated model supports secure and reliable virtual care connections among patients and providers. Even more, virtual care allows Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States to advance its mission to provide right care to the right patient at the right time and place - especially the time and place that are most convenient for the patient. Practical use cases and case studies for virtual care technologies will be shared.

      Dennis Truong, MD
      Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Kaiser Permanente
      John Peters, MS
      Deputy Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs
      Kim Jacobs
      VP, Strategic Business and Consumer Innovation, UPMC Health Plan
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
      President & CEO, URAC

      Vimal Mishra, MD
      Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

      With a philosophy of expansion at the core of its strategy, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System takes a different approach to telehealth than some other healthcare systems, explains Vimal Mishra, M.D., medical director of telehealth, by keeping in mind the value streams of access, experience, effectiveness and care redesign. While VCU has provided telehealth services for the past 20 years, it is expanding to a direct-to-consumer telehealth service, which has required care redesign. In this session, Dr. Mishra presents how VCU has transitioned to a DTC telehealth model and the impact on physician burnout, over-booked clinics, patient satisfaction and quality of care.

      Michael Hasselberg, PhD
      Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO®, University of Rochester Medical Center

      In New York State alone, the number of adults age 65 or older will almost double from 2.5 million in 2016 to 4 million by 2030, and the number of elderly patients with mental illness is expected to rise from 495,000 to 772,000 by that time. But fewer than 50 geriatric psychiatrists are graduating from domestic schools each year. Treating depression, dementia and other mental health issues in the geriatric population presents unique challenges for professionals in the field. Hear from Michael Hasselberg, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, director of telepsychiatry and director, Project ECHO, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), who is leading innovative telehealth efforts to provide mental health treatment to elderly patients in rural areas.

      Robert Plotkin
      Chief Executive Officer, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services LLC

      Robert Plotkin, CEO of Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services, provides an interesting look at how technology is used to improve overall behavioral healthcare and reduce overall costs to the system.” MYnd Analytics, which acquired Arcadian in November 2017, brings its data analytics capabilities to Arcadian’s telepsychiatry and tele-mental health services – in a highly strategic partnership that will greatly improve mental health outcomes, reduce trial and error prescribing, and lower overall healthcare costs.

      Michael Hasselberg, PhD
      Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO®, University of Rochester Medical Center
      Steven Locke, MD
      Founder and Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network, Inc.
      Robert Plotkin
      CEO, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services, LLC
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
      President & CEO, URAC

      Judd Hollander, MD
      Senior Vice President 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

      Judd Hollander, M.D., who is the director of the JeffConnect® Progam, brings his expertise to discuss what healthcare organizations and physicians can do to improve physician engagement, and the leadership and clinical skills needed. He discusses team and communication skills, clinical skills training business fundamentals and research knowledge needed to deliver quality patient care through telehealth.

      Patrick McCarthy
      Director of Telehealth Services, Northwell Health
      Vimal Mishra, MD
      Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine; Physician Informaticist, Office of Clinical Transformation; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
      Tamara Perry
      Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
      President and CEO, URAC

      Adam Darkins, MD
      President and CEO, Empiricon LLC; chief strategy officer of AristaMD
      Judd Hollander, MD
      SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University
      Martin Kohn, MD
      Consultant
      Steven Locke, MD
      Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
      President & CEO, URAC

      Adam Darkins, MD
      President and CEO, Empiricon, Chief Strategy Officer, AristaMD
      Patrick McCarthy
      Director of Telehealth Services, Northwell Health
      Scott Stuewe
      President and CEO, DirectTrust
      Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
      President & CEO, URAC

      Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation

      Telehealth is exploding – and this means that the risks are also rising. Issues include regulatory and policy, malpractice complexity, standard of care, cybersecurity, prescriptions, patient privacy and more. In this engaging, interactive workshop we’ll discuss the risks in telehealth, and the need for telehealth accreditation to help organizations mitigate the growing risks. While there are no federal regulations or payer requirements for accreditation to deliver telehealth services, there needs to be a discussion about how accreditation may be one solution that ensures strategic partners, consumers, legal and regulatory entities that your organization has the necessary components to improve quality of care, increase efficiency and accountability, monitor for compliance, and ensure consumer protection.

      Led by international telehealth consultant Adam Darkins, M.D., president and CEO of Empiricon, LLC, and chief strategy officer of AristaMD, be prepared for an engaging, interactive workshop that will include invited guest speakers with legal and regulatory perspectives.

      This is an optional in-person only workshop for an additional fee of $200. The workshop will not be offered for live-stream registration. You will have the option to add this workshop to your in-person registration during the checkout process.

      Plan Your Trip

      Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel

      The Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 will be held at the beautiful Washington Marriott Georgetown, minutes away from the historic Georgetown neighborhood, home to D.C.’s top shops and restaurants. Recently transformed and perfectly located, Washington Marriott Georgetown is ready to make your stay in the Nation’s Capital truly memorable. You’ll find the hotel ideally situated near the city’s West End; the Kennedy Center is nearby, as are two Metro stations. Walk from the hotel’s convenient location towards Georgetown or Dupont Circle for plenty of shopping and dining. Beautifully designed rooms and suites include ultra-comfortable bedding, flat-screen TVs, well-lit workspaces and spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers. Elsewhere within the hotel, challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, or enjoy a great meal at The Visiteur, a trendy global-inspired restaurant.

      A block of rooms is being held at the discounted rate of $269/night until March 12, 2019. Please make your hotel reservations early because there are a limited number of rooms in the room block. After you register for the Forum, you will receive a confirmation with a link to reserve your hotel room at the discounted rate.

      Hotel Address:
      Washington Marriott Georgetown
      1221 22nd St NW
      Washington, DC 20037

       

      Getting to the Hotel

      By Air: The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is 5.4 miles from the hotel. Other area airports are: Dulles International Airport (IAD), 25 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), 33 miles from the hotel.

      By Train: The closest train station is Union Station (2.9 miles from the hotel). From there, you can take a taxi to the hotel or the Metrorail (Red Line) to Dupont Circle Station (1/2 mile from the hotel).

      Register

      In-person and live-streaming registrations are available. For in-person registration, seats are limited. Register early to reserve your spot at a discounted rate.

      The in-person and live-streaming registration fees are the same. In-person registration includes admission to all sessions, welcome party on the first evening (April 3), continental breakfast each day, and lunch the first two days. You must make separate arrangements for your room accommodations.

      Live-stream registration includes access to all live sessions through an online live-stream player, plus you will have access to the on-demand (recorded) sessions for up to one year when the following year’s conference is recorded.

      Please click the Register Now link to complete your registration. You will be able to choose in-person or live-streaming registration.  The student discount rate is for current, full-time students (university and medical school).

      You will also have the option to add the post-conference workshop, Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation, for an additional fee of $200 during the checkout process. This option is available for in-person registration only. Once you select your ticket type in Eventbrite, you will see the post-conference workshop as an optional add-on selection.

      PHOTOGRAPH AND VIDEO RELEASE AGREEMENT
      Telemed Leadership Forum 2019

      Your registration, attendance and/or participation at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 and other activities associated with this event constitutes your agreement to URAC’s use and distribution, both now and in the future, of your image, name, voice, and/or appearance in live-streaming video, photographs, captured videos, electronic reproductions and audiotapes produced during this event. You waive the right to inspect or approve any finished product wherein your likeness may appear. You agree that URAC has complete ownership of the recordings, including copyright interests, and has no financial commitment or obligation to you as a result of this agreement. You hereby waive to the fullest extent that you may lawfully do so, any causes of action in law or equity you may have or may hereafter acquire against URAC or any of its employees for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark violation, right of publicity, or false light arising out of or in connection with the subject matter, statements, grand of permission, or release(s) contained herein. Additionally, you hereby agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify URAC and any of its employees from any and all claims involving the use of your image, likeness and sound of my voice either broadcast through lives streaming video or as recorded on audio or video tape. You understand that there is no time limit on the validity of the contents of this Photograph & Video Release Agreement, nor is there any geographic limitation on where your image or recording may be distributed.

      Early Bird Registration
      $895
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      Regular Registration
      $1195
      • After Feb. 15 2019
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      Student Registration
      $595
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      Here’s what attendees at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 have to say:

      “Amazing Telemed conference! Loved the breadth of highly knowledgeable speakers, but yet the nice intimate size for having personal conversations and building new connections. Best Telemed conference I’ve been to!”


      “I have never been to a Telemedicine Conference with such knowledgeable speakers and panelists. They were actually experienced in TM implementation and leadership and had wonderful perspectives.”


      “The speakers were well informed and provided applicable cases that I can employ at home base. The individual presentations and presenters were accessible and stated that they are open to collaborate in the future.”


      “The sessions I sat in on were very informative. More importantly, I had high-quality conversations with industry leaders, which is what I came for.”


      “Great speakers, honest conversation around the real issues and barriers around telehealth.”


      “The presenters and attendees are among a small but growing group who truly have experience with Telehealth in the real world. I thought the connection between ROI and needing to convince CMS that Telehealth needs to reimbursed sustainably was essential to the theme of the conference.”

      Exhibit Opportunities

      Here’s an opportunity to showcase your organization at 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/policymakers. Limited opportunities are available to get your brand in front of this audience. As an exhibitor, you will also be an attendee, giving you opportunities to network throughout the event.

      To inquire about exhibiting opportunities for the 2019 event, email hello@telemed.org

      Welcome Reception
      $12,000
      • ONE AVAILABLE
      • Signage
      • Recognition
      • Foyer table
      • 2 chairs and wastebasket
      • Two conference registrations
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      Lunch Sponsor
      $6,000
      • TWO AVAILABLE
      • Signage
      • Recognition
      • Foyer table
      • 2 chairs and wastebasket
      • Two conference registrations
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      Foyer Table
      $2,000
      • TWELVE AVAILABLE
      • 10’ wide foyer space
      • 6 ft table
      • 2 chairs and wastebasket
      • One conference registration
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