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2018 Educational Program

KEYNOTE:
The Power of Design Thinking to Transform Your Patients’ Experience

Avery Earwood

Avery Earwood leads the Digital Health Consulting Team at Sutherland Healthcare and has worked on how to apply design thinking in health care with a focus on improving the patient experience.

Speaker: Avery Earwood, consulting partner 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 Dale Van Demark has the answers. In this important overview, he will present a look at the current regulatory and reimbursement landscape and what’s new for providers and businesses. Van Demark advises hospital and health systems, and regularly counsels health and technology industry clients on the development and deployment of digital health tools, as well as international patient programs and domestic and international telemedicine programs at U.S. health systems.

Speaker: Dale Van Demark, 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 student 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
Michael Sunnarborg, Chief Learning Officer, Reemo Health
Arik Anderson, CEO, Adherium
Moderator: David Crais, CEO, CareAlytics

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

Telehealth legal and regulatory hurdles

There are numerous regulatory issues and complexities when creating a telehealth company or service program, particularly if the provider wants to deliver these services across states or across countries. T.J. Ferrante will explore what agencies and health systems need to know when considering creating such a service, including concrete examples of business models and structures home health providers could use in-state and abroad.

Speaker: Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante, attorney, Foley &Lardner, LLP

Designing preferred post-acute networks

Quality post-acute networks are becoming more important than ever to ensure that discharged patients recover quickly and comfortably, reducing readmission rates and the risk to get penalized for it. Join this exciting panel of hospital, skilled nursing and home health administrators to learn more about what they look for in creating a preferred network. They’ll discuss how they are using technology to increase communication and visibility as well as how you can leverage data and online management to differentiate yourself.

Speaker: Tim Coulter, COO, PreparedHealth

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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