2018 Educational Program

KEYNOTE:
The impact of technology on home health care

Dr. Shailja Dixit

Dr. Shailja Dixit has an extensive background as a leader of transformation in every sector of the health care landscape, from provider organizations to health plans, pharma and devices. Her keynote address will look at the ways technology has shaped the delivery of health care and what the future may hold.

Speaker: Dr. Shailja Dixit, chief medical officer at Sutherland Healthcare

Regulation and reimbursement: What’s new?

The regulatory and reimbursement landscape for home health technology has undergone tremendous changes over the past year. What's covered? What's not covered? Attorney and digital health expert Lisa Schmitz Mazur has the answers. In this important overview, she will present a look at the current regulatory and reimbursement landscape and what’s new since we heard from her in 2017. Mazur advises health care providers and technology companies on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on digital health, including telehealth, mobile health and consumer wellness.

Speaker: Lisa Schmitz Mazur, partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Smart home technology and the ethics of data

Our homes today can remind us to take our medication, call for help if we fall and take our blood pressure. With all of these sensors and devices gathering data from patients around the clock, important questions beg to be answered: Who owns the data? Who has access to the data? How can a patient’s data be secured yet still inform health insights? Shandeigh Berry is a nursing PhD student and a research assistant at Washington State University who studies the application of technology in the delivery of health care and human-computer interactions with a focus on the use of smart homes with artificial intelligence capabilities to help older adults age in place.

Speaker: Shandeigh Berry, nursing PhD candidate at Washington State University

Remote patient monitoring as a standard of care

Professionals in home health care say remote patient monitoring must become a standard of care in order to get health care costs under control, gain deeper and more objective insights into patient health, and in many cases, help lead to earlier detection and diagnosis, and therefore earlier and more effective treatment and management of multiple conditions. In this panel discussion, industry experts will discuss how remote patient monitoring could transform the way home health care is delivered and what the challenges are to wider adoption.

Panelists: Theo Harvey, co-founder of SynsorMed, and others

What makes a telehealth center of excellence?

For 14 years, the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been a national trailblazer in providing high-quality health care, especially for those with little access to both primary and specialty services. UMMC was designated in 2017 as one of only two Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, the agency’s top award given only to programs at public academic medical centers. Megan Duet will discuss how the UMMC created its Center for Telehealth and why it has been so successful. Megan Duet focuses on remote patient monitoring and pediatric telehealth initiatives with Children’s of Mississippi.

Speaker: Megan Duet, project manager, Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center

The consumerism of digital health

The results of recent industry surveys show a trend toward individuals embracing digital tools to manage their own health, and big-name companies are entering the home health care space with their own products and devices. This panel discussion will explore this shift toward health care self-management and why general retailers find the space attractive.

Payers investing in health care technology

Nonprofit health insurer WEA Trust recently invested $1M in health technology company Kiio, but they also signed a three-year deal to provide Kiio’s digital health platform to its members. Kyle Humphrey of WEA Trust will discuss what influenced the organization’s decision to invest in, and become a customer of, a home health technology company.

Panelists:
Kyle Humphrey, vice president of sales and marketing, WEA Trust
Lisa Harlow, Director of Member Health Services, WEA Trust

Vendors Roundtable

We've invited the top sponsors from the Home Health Technology Summit to participate in a lightning round discussion on how technology is enhancing care in the home. During this working lunch, you will hear directly from the vendors driving this fast-growing market. Each vendor will have 1 minute to answer each question. We follow up the discussion with a 15-minute Q&A.

Moderator: Rick Rector, executive vice president, United Publications; publisher, Home Health Technology News

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