April 2 – 4, 2017
Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, VA

Agenda

  Sunday, April 2
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter & Technology Professional/Certified Telehealth Coordinator and Technology Professional Hands On Lab (Morning Session)

The Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) is a premier training program for health care providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in using technologies in video -conferencing in the clinical setting and remote patient monitoring in the home setting. At completion of the program, participants will receive certification as a Telehealth Technologist, demonstrating proficiency in use of standards -based technology and protocols, and have the skills and abilities to apply telehealth to the needs of their patients and communities.

Successful completion of the online portion of the course work (approximately 3 – 5 hours) is a pre-requisite for participation in this hands-on lab.

 

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration and Setup

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

MATRC Advisory Board Meeting

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

REGISTRATION

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Pre -Summit Session A: Telehealth in Criminal Justice and Correctional Settings

Over the past thirty years, populations in both adult and juvenile correctional facilities have increased dramatically, creating significant challenges with overcrowding and putting a strain on the capacity for these facilities to meet the health and mental/behavioral health care needs of those in these facilities.  In a closing plenary session at the 2014 National Commission on Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes, the Medical Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons presented an overview of emerging management and clinical opportunities that could lead to better, more cost-effective patient care in correctional medicine.  In his talk, a strong case for creative uses of telehealth was made.   Although correctional telehealth was first introduced into the prison systems almost twenty years ago, there is still a significant opportunity for increasing its adoption across a variety of clinical use cases, within a greater range of correctional settings, and using an array of telehealth technologies.  Telehealth is also being used with increasing frequency in forensic settings, for purposes such as mental health and competency evaluations to delivering care to victims of sexual and elder abuse. Learn about how telehealth can play a significant role in improving care in the criminal justice and correctional environments.

Target Audience: Administrators and staff in adult and juvenile correctional facilities at the federal, state and local levels; those involved in criminal justice; behavioral health providers/agencies; primary and specialty care providers; and city/county planners.

Moderator : William England, PhD, JD, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA

Presenters:

  • H. Neal Reynolds, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Associate Director; Multi-Trauma Critical Care Unit, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Dale Floyd, RN, BSN, Med, NCSN, Manager, Juvenile Justice Health Services, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Ellen Rappaport, MPH, CCHP, Telehealth and Re-Entry Director, Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
  • Lawrence Mendel, DO, CCHP, Medical Director, Leavenworth Detention Center
  • Kristina Rose, Deputy Director for National Training and Program Development, US Department of Justice
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 Session B: Telehealth and the Opioid Epidemic : Protecting Safety and Promoting Health

Prescription opioids are commonly used to reduce pain for a variety of health conditions, but if not used correctly, can lead to overdose deaths and longer term addictions. Heroin is another form of an opioid that is illegally obtained. It too ca n also lead to overdos e deaths and longer term addictions. More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any other year on record, and the majority of those deaths involved an opioid. In March 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an initiative targeting three priority areas to tackle the opioid epidemic and help save lives. These include: improving prescribing practices, expanding access to and the use of medication -assisted treatment, and expanding the use of naloxone. Much progress has been made in these key areas, but much more still needs to be accomplished along the whole continuum of care if we are truly to make progress in reversing the course. Efforts in relationship to prevention and screening, patient and provider education, and the combination of evidence- based models of medication and psychosocial interventions are all needed, and models. Telehealth technologies are tools that can be used across the whole continuum of care.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

 

  1. Explain the magnitude of and driving factors contributing to the current opioid epidemic.
  2. Identify current evidence based best practices across the whole continuum of care.
  3. Describe how telehealth has been successfully used as a tool across the continuum of care.
  4. Discuss opportunities and challenges in the current policy environment

Continuing Education Credits: We are working on making CEs available. Please stay tuned for more information.

Target Audience: Policy makers, behavioral health providers/agencies, social service workers/agencies, hospital administrators, first responders and primary care providers/clinics.

Moderators:

  • Rhonda Jackson, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration, Region III
  • Renata Henry, Med, Executive Director, The Danya Institute and Project Director, Region 3 Central East Addiction Technology Center.

Presenters:

Overview of the Epidemic and its Driving Factors

  • William A. Hazel Jr. MD, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Overview of Current Evidence-Based Best Practices Across the Continuum of Care
  • Eric Weintraub, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Division Head, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Brandon Johnson, MBA, Public Health Analyst, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Office of Policy Planning and Innovation, SAMHSA
Use of Telehealth in Prevention and Screening
  • Holly Hagle, PhD, Director of the National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC)
  • Thomas Scott, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The GW Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University School of Medicine
Use of Telehealth to Assist Health Professionals
  • J. Kevin Massey, Director, Strategic Business and Program Development, Weitzman Institute
  • Amanda Sharp, MPH, Project Manager, Q-consult, LLC
  • Mitra Ahadpour, MD, DABAM, Director, DPT/CSAT, SAMHSA
Use of Telehealth for Treatment and Relapse Prevention
  • Susie Mullens, MS, LPC, ALPS, Licensed Psychologist, AADC-CCS, DCC, SAP, Program Director, Technology Assisted Care, First Choice Services, Inc
  • Patrick Marshalek, MD, Assistant Professor, Addictions Services and Consultation/Liaison Services  Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
  • Wanhong Zheng, MD, Msc, MA, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
  • Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psycholsocial Research, Division of Addictions, Yale School of Medicine
  • Eric Weintraub, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Division Head, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Brandon Johnson, MBA, Public Health Analyst, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Office of Policy Planning and Innovation, SAMHSA
  • Camelia Thompson, PhD, Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis, Office of the Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Telehealth and the Opioid Epidemic - Guided Discussion with all Presenters
  
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Session C : Telegenetics

Understanding the role of clinical genetics for both health and disease plays a significant role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many common conditions across the lifespan. Additionally, as genetic testing and genomic data become more and more readily available, the need to educate the healthcare workforce, patients, their family members and the general public about the implications of the results and data will also continue to grow. There are currently significant challenges regarding access to clinical geneticists and genetic counselors due to limitations in the number of available genetic providers and their predominant distribution in academic health centers. Telemedicine and other digital solutions are tools which can help increase access to genetic expertise and services.  This workshop will present examples of ways telegenetic services are currently being provided, as well as provide a vision for how to improve and expand the use of telegenetics. .

Continuing Education Credits: We are working on making CEs available. Please stay tuned for more information.

Target Audience: Clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, genetic metabolic dietitians, nurses, policy makers, primary care providers/clinics and other specialty practices who have a need to engage with geneticists and genetic counselors.

Moderator : Alissa Bovee Terry, ScM , CGC, Genetics Counselor, Ferre Institute and NYMAC

Presenters:

The Past, Present and Future of Telegenetics

  • David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP, Medical Director, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Medical Director, National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetic Services Collaboratives
Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Telegenetics
  • Elisabeth McCarty Wood, MS, LCGC, Senior Genetic Counselor, Telegenetics Program, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tahnee N. Causey, MS, CGC, Assistant Director and Genetic Counselor, VCU Genetic Counseling Program, VCU Health
  • Kelly Donahue, MS, LCGC, Senior Genetic Counselor, Center for Medical Genetics and Genomics, Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Adjunct Instructor of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Diana J. Bailey, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor, GeneScreen
Telegenetics Hands-On Simulation Lab Training
  • Brian Gunnell, Senior System Engineer, Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia
Evaluating Telehealth Programs
  • Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSIIM, FSPIE, FATA, Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Emory University (via video)
Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Telegenetics - Guided Discussion with all Presenters
 
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter & Technology Professional/Certified Telehealth Coordinator and Technology Professional Hands On Lab (Afternoon Session)

The Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) is a premier training program for health care providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in using technologies in video -conferencing in the clinical setting and remote patient monitoring in the home setting. At completion of the program, participants will receive certification as a Telehealth Technologist, demonstrating proficiency in use of standards -based technology and protocols, and have the skills and abilities to apply telehealth to the needs of their patients and communities.

Successful completion of the online portion of the course work (approximately 3 – 5 hours) is a pre -requisite for participation in th is hands - on lab.

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

VIRGINIA TELEHEALTH NETWORK BOARD MEETING

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION
Heavy hors d’oeuvres with cash bar (or use your drink tickets!). Raffle drawing for prizes during reception. You must be present to win!

 

Exhibit Hall Open

  Monday, April 3
8:00 am to 8:45 am

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
STATE MEET AND GREET

Look for “State” signs in the Exhibit Hall and network with others from your State!

8:45 am to 9:00 am

WELCOME

Karen S. Rheuban, MD, Senior Associate Dean for CME and External Affairs; Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine and Director, Center for Telehealth, University of Virginia (UVA)
Kathy H. Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid -Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)

Raffle drawing for prizes during session. You must be present to win!

9:00 am to 10:00 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE

Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Attending Pediatrician, Children’s National Health System

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Break / Exhibit Hall Open

Grab a bottle of water, refresh your coffee or tea, and visit with our exhibitors

10:30 am – 11:15 am

PLENARY SESSION : MEASURING QUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF INNOVATION

Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School

We innovate to reduce costs, increase value and create greater access.  Retail clinics and Direct to Consumer e-visits are all innovations in the delivery of health care that have emerged in the past decade as a way to achieve these goals.  Have they worked?  How do we assess their effects?  Do e-visits improve or disrupt coordination of care?  How have these innovative models of care delivery impacted the quality of care?   

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

PLENARY SESSION : PERSPECTIVES ON WHEN TELEHEALTH IS CONSIDERED CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE

What is the standard by which we assess the appropriateness of the use of innovative new telehealth technologies and the applications of those technologies in the delivery of care?   Are there innovative ideas that we simply should not try because of their risk in compromising patient safety or the quality of care, or is everything fair game in the pursuit of increasing access to care?  As examples, can telepsychiatry be effectively delivered asynchronously (store and forward)?  Or can dermatologists effectively make diagnostic and treatment decisions based on images of moles or acne taken by the patient from his or her own mobile devices?  There are widely different views on these questions.  Join us as we engage in a thought provoking and lively discussion.

Moderator:
David Pittman, eHealth reporter, POLITICO

Panelists:

  • Robert L. Caudill, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Psychiatry Resident Training Program, Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Director of Telemedicine, Centerstone Kentucky
  • Kyon Hood, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, PrimeCare PedsXpress and Senior Medical Director, Teladoc
  • Curtis L. Lowery Jr., MD, Director of CDH, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Russell C. Libby, MD, FAAP, Founder and President, Virginia Pediatric Group
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm

BUFFET LUNCH

KEYNOTE : DO IT WELL, MAKE IT FUN ® : THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN LIFE, DEATH, AND ALMOST EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP,CPAE , Author, Speaker, Humorist

Be uplifted, challenged, and inspired to apply the concept of pursuing excellence and fun in both your work and personal lives. Based on his most recent book, this funny yet practical presentation shows you how to change your perspective in life and work so that you can manage stress, communicate more effectively, and Improve your work environment.

   
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

DESSERT AND COFFEE IN EXHIBIT HALL

  Breakout Sessions
  TRACK A:

TELEHEALTH 101

 
TRACK B:

INNOVATIONS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

 
TRACK C:

INNOVATIONS IN POPULATION HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY

 
TRACK D:

INNOVATIONS IN TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND DATA ANALYTICS

 
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Session A1:
I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know



Are you just entering into the world of telehealth? If so, this session is for you. Come and learn the basics:
  • terminology
  • technologies
  • common applications across the care continuum
  • best practices associated with successful program development and implementation
  • reimbursement and business models
  • legal and regulatory factors that need to be considered
  • grant and other available funding sources for telehealth program development
  • general resources
Moderator:  
Rebecca E. Gwilt, Esq.
  Partner, Nixon Law Group, PLLC

Panelists:  
  • Rob Sprang, MBA, Director, Kentucky TeleCare, University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare; Co-Project Manager, Kentucky TeleHealth Network
  • David Cattell Gordon, MDiv, MSW, Director, Office of Telemedicine, Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth and Senior Advisor, Healthy Appalachia Institute, University of Virginia Telehealth
  • Sarah Rhoads Kinder, PhD, DNP, Associate Professor, Center for Distance Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Session B1:
Innovations in Mental/Behavioral Health



Are you wondering why telehealth technologies have been booming, but little is shared about mental / behavioral health innovation? If so, this session is for you. Come and learn how innovative uses of new and existing technologies are having an impact on creating positive mental/behavioral health outcomes.

Moderator:   
Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, DCC, ACS,
Director of Product and Business Development, National Board for Certified Counselors and CEO, Behavioral Health Innovation

Panelists:  
  • Robert L. Caudill, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Psychiatry Resident Training Program, Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Director of Telemedicine, Centerstone Kentucky
  • Harold Jonas, PhD, LMHC, President, Sobernetwork, Inc.
  • Steven Locke, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder, iHope Network; Primary Care Psychiatrist and Research Psychiatrist in the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


 
Session C1:
Innovations in Population Health and Health Service Delivery


Are you a clinician or health administrator, or do you work in the field of public health? If so, this session is for you. The proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention” is certainly true in the world of population health and health service delivery. Come and hear about innovative ways telehealth technologies are successfully being used to mitigate real life challenges.

Moderator:
Rhonda Jackson, Public Health Analyst, HRSA Region 3

Panelists:  
  • Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE, Vice President of Clinical Advocacy, WellDoc
  • Veronica Combs, Executive Director, Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil
Session D1:
Innovations in Technology and Data Analytics


Are you a health techie or data geek that is looking for a wearable sensor that will provide useful health information?  If so, this session is for you.  Come and learn about new and emerging telehealth technologies, as well as opportunities and uses for data analytics to inform personal and clinical decision making as a result of these new telehealth technologies.

Moderator:  
Robin A. Felder, PhD
, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Panelists:  
  • Majd Alwan, PhD, Senior Virce President of Technology and Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)
  • Tom Edmondson, MD,CMD, AGSF, FACP, Physician Director, Hospital to Home, Philips Enterprise Health
  • Najib Ben Brahim, PhD, Founder & CEO, Telehealth Management






 
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm Session A2:
Improvements in Health Care Quality Poster Speed Rounds

 

Come hear brief presentations from those who submitted posters related to “improvements in health care quality”.  This topic includes use cases of telehealth that have contributed to the evidence base regarding how telehealth:

  • Improves adherence to evidence- based practices
  • Increases efficiency/reduces waste
  • Enhances timely access to care
  • Reduces medical errors/increases patient safety
Moderator: Sharon Kromer, BSN, Clinical Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Poster Presentations:  

  • Innovative telemedicine approach for accelerated assessment of brain attack patients

  • Utilization of telehealth in inner city pediatric primary care nursing triage

  • Utilization patterns in a rural school-based telemedicine program: A three-year analysis

  • Measuring parental and adult user satisfaction with a school-based telemedicine program

  • ConnectER Usage: Are physicians comfortable using telemedicine for follow ups on non-visual diagnoses?

  • Telemedicine: A Dogwood Village and UVA collaborative success

  • Quality assurance in telehealth: Adherence to evidence – based indicators

  • Impact of cardiology telehealth utilization for Improving timing of diagnosis, compliance, treatment and patient satisfaction

Session B2:
Innovations in Population and Behavioral Health Poster Speed Rounds

 

Come hear brief presentations from those who submitted posters related to “innovations in behavioral health and population health”.  This topic includes new and innovative uses of telehealth technologies that:

  • Reduce health disparities
  • Facilitate the diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of mental illnesses
  • Improve the management of chronic diseases
  • Support/promote patient engagement in preventive health behaviors
  • Support/educate health professionals in using telehealth
  • Mobilize nontraditional providers in communities to deliver health education and/or services

Moderator:   Bonnie P. Britton, MSN, RN, ATAF, Co-founder and Executive Director, Reconnect4Health

Poster Presentations:  

  • Remote patient monitoring in rural Mississippi
  • Digitalizing health to enhance the well-being agenda at the University of Virginia
  • Stepping up cancer prevention:  Delivering a novel lung cancer screening telehealth clinic to the tobacco footprint
  • Telegenetics in underserved communities: Delivering remote risk assessment and management guidance for high risk Individuals in a primary care setting
  • Innovative telehealth models in rural NJ
  • I PICCC: Incorporating primary integrative care with crisis centers
  • APN-PLACE Telehealth Network: A transformational tool for empowering and supporting Nurse Practitioner preceptors
  • The importance of teaching telehealth etiquette: Not an intuitive skill
Session C2:
Innovations in Health Service Delivery Poster Speed Rounds

 

Come hear brief presentations from those who submitted posters for the categories of “innovations in health service delivery”.  This topic includes new and innovative uses of telehealth technologies that:

  • Improve the diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of complex or rare health conditions
  • Support/educate health professionals to improve their knowledge and understanding of how to manage complex or rare health conditions.
  • Facilitate the use of inter-professional care teams in the delivery of health care services

Moderator:   Mara Servaites, MSW, PCMH, CCE, Interim Executive Director, Virginia Telehealth Network and Principal, mjs Consulting

Poster Presentations: 

  • Telemedicine Utilization in a Pediatric Sports Medicine Practice
  • Trouble-Shooting a Novel Telecytoscopy Program: The Value of Video-Systems Engineering
  • The Use of Telemedicine for Patients Needing Organ Transplantation: Barriers and Facilitators
  • Telemedicine Services for Huntington’s Disease: Past, Present and Future
  • Estimated Travel Cost Savings Using a Novel Telemedicine Model to Manage Patients with Complex Dysrhythmias Associated With Complex Congenital Heart Disease
  • Transforming Care Delivery in the Digital Age – How to Launch, Integrate and Scale Virtual Care
  • Using Telehealth Technology to Build a Motivational Interviewing Skillset for Renal Dietitians
  • Working Together in Real Time: Case Studies of Team-Based Collaborative Care



 
Session D2:
Technology and Service Provider Speed Rounds



Come hear brief presentations from our Star, Platinum Plus and Platinum exhibitors who will share about new and upcoming technology innovations that are currently in development or that have just recently entered the market.

Moderator:
Steven Dean, Director of Telehealth, Inova Health System 

Industry Presentations: 
  • ViTel Net
  • Avizia
  • SyCom
  • Zipnosis
  • AVI SPL
  • ABS Technology
  • Cisco
  • swyMed
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Break / Exhibit Hall Open

Grab a pick-me-up, practice your networking skills and visit with one of the poster session presenters or exhibitors to ask questions or find out more information about what you heard during the speed rounds .

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

STATE MEETINGS

  • Delaware/New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey

 

  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
6:15 pm to 7:00 pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Light hors d’oeuvres with cash bar (or use your drink tickets!)

Poster Session Awards

 

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

NETWORKING AND AWARDS DINNER WITH POST-DINNER ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST TOM CROWL

(Participants Must Have an Advanced Purchase Ticket)

  Tuesday, April 4
8:00 am to 8:45 am

BREAKFAST

GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL TELEHEALTH MEET AND GREET

Look for the “Global/International Telehealth” sign in the Exhibit Hall and network with others involved in global/international telehealth!

  Breakout Sessions
8:45 am to 9:45 am Session A:
Assessing Quality in Telehealth Initiatives




Are you interested in finding out how to answer questions such as:
  • "how do I know that telehealth is effective?"
  • "how can I demonstrate the return-on-investment (ROI) of my telehealth initiatives?"
  • "what kind of data should I be collecting in my telehealth program?"
If so, then this session is for you. Come and learn about the existing evidence base for telehealth , the intersection between telehealth and existing standards of care , and about performance metrics for assessing quality in the context of telehealth.

Moderator: 
Natassja Manzanero, MS
, Telehealth Program Coordinator and Rural HIT Policy Lead, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, HRSA


Panelists:  
  • Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, FSIIM, FSPIE, FATA, Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Emory University
  • Bonnie P. Britton, MSN, RN, ATAF, Co-founder and Executive Director, Reconnect4Health
  • Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Marcia Ward, PhD, Professor, Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Director, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Iowa and Director, Rural Telehealth Research Center
Session B:
The Things That Keep Me Up At Night




Are you a seasoned telehealth professional? Perhaps you were one of the frontiersmen and have been doing this for over twenty years. Or maybe telehealth has just been your life for the last five years. Either way, this session is for you if you are not a relative newbie. This moderated interactive session will be used to identify the top three challenges currently causing telehealth veterans to lose sleep and to engage the collective brainstrust in brainstorming solutions and fixes to those challenges. N ot for the faint of heart!

Moderator:  
David Brennan,
Director, Telehealth Initiatives, MedStar Institute for Innovation 

 
Session C:
Understanding and Aligning Telehealth with Medicare Payment Reform and Quality Measures


Do you understand how the acronyms MACRA, MIPS, APM, QPP and ACO will impact you , and more importantly, align with your telehealth initiatives? Did you know that the first performance period under Medicare Payment Reform has already started? This session is for you if you are still struggling to get a handle on all of this. Learn about the framework by which Medicare will reward healthcare providers for delivering quality health care and learn how telehealth fits into th is new payment model . Although the concepts in this session are directed toward Medicare providers, the re is a high likelihood that they will lead to system -wide changes across both the public and private sectors . Therefore, this session should be of int erest to all health care providers.

Moderator:   
Jonathan M. Joseph
, Partner, Christian & Barton, LLP

Panelists: 
  • Karen Meador, MD, MBA, Managing Director, BDO Consulting
  • Cybil G. Roehrenbeck, JD, Counsel, Polsinelli



 
Session D:
Assessing Quality in Telehealth Technology



Do you get overwhelmed when you walk through the exhibit halls of trade shows featuring all the shiny new telehealth technologies? Do you wonder how you can tell If the equipment or software or app is truly a quality product that has value to the end -user ? If so, then this session is for you. Explore ways to assess the quality of technology, from the vetting of the content of mobile apps to vendor hype related to HIPAA security and interoperability and safety.

Moderator : William England, PhD, JD, Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA

Presenter:  Garret Spargo, MA,  Director of Product Development, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Technology Director, CTeL Innovations





 
9:45 am to 10:15 am

Break / Exhibit Hall

Grab a bottle of water, refresh your coffee or tea, and visit with our exhibitors.

10:15 am to 11:15 am

PLENARY SESSION: PERSPECTIVES ON QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK REDUCTION IN TELEHEALTH

What quality standards should be applied to telehealth and to the clinicians who deliver care via telehealth? C linical practice guidelines related to telehealth have grown increasingly prominent and prevalent. Are they necessary ? Do their benefits outw eigh the risks? Similarly, certifications and credentialing are intended to assure the qualifications of telehealth providers. Are these necessary? Should they be mandatory or voluntary? Some would say that they should simply be eliminated because they create barriers to the adoption of telehealth as evidenced by the need for such things as credentialing by proxy and delegated credentialing. There are widely different views on these questions. Join us as we engage in a thought provoking and lively discussion.

Moderator: Joe Tracy, MS, Vice President, Connected Care and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Panelists:   

  • Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, DCC, ACS, Director of Product and Business Development, National Board for Certified Counselors and CEO, Behavioral Health Innovation
  • Joe McMenamin, JD, MD, Principal, McMenamin Law Offices and Co-founder, Civic Telehealth
  • Junqing Liu, PhD, MSW, Research Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Rene Quashie, Esq, Member, Cozen O'Connor
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

What should we expect in the upcoming year related to telehealth policy? Where might there be opportunities to shape these policies? How might the new administration impact telehealth? Join us for some thought provoking discussion of these issues.

Moderator: 
Mario Gutierrez
, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy

Panelists:

  • Alan Morgan, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Health Association
  • Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm

WRAP UP/NEXT STEPS

Kathy H. Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)

(Raffle drawing for grand prize – you must be present to win !)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH/NETWORKING

(Participants are free to stay and eat or grab and go )

MATRC 2017 Summit Agenda
MATRC 2017 Summit Agenda
Click here to view tentative MATRC 2017 Summit Agenda
 

Click here to download the Telegenetics pre-session flyer

Click here to download the Telehealth and the Opioid Epidemic pre-session flyer

Click here to download the Telehealth in Criminal Justice and Correctional Settings pre-session flyer