2018 Telemed Leadership Forum Highlights

2018 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.

On-Demand Registration

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