Hear Keynotes at 2021 Collaborative Care HIT Virtual Summit

CAST | April 21, 2021 | by Donna Childress

From June 8-10, 2021, industry experts share pandemic lessons learned and implications for technology and collaborative care, the next generation of alternative payment models, and much more.

Keynote speakers have been announced for the 2021 Collaborative Care HIT Virtual Summit, to be held June 8-10, 2021. Speakers will share their perspectives on topics related to this year’s theme, “The Role of Health IT in Collaboration During Crises.”
LeadingAge CAST convenes this annual summit, now in its 15th year, to address how technology is connecting the healthcare ecosystem in the era of health and payment reforms. Sessions will address innovative care delivery and payment models that technology enables, focusing on health IT, interoperability, and health information exchange modalities.
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Industry thought leaders will offer important insights in the following keynotes.
Tuesday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
Technology Innovation Keynote

Joe Coughlin, Founder & Director, MIT AgeLab
Wednesday, June 9 at 11:15 a.m.
Morning Keynote: Responding to the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Implications for Technology

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and founding director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University
Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the coordination of efforts across government agencies to control the spread of COVID-19 throughout the recent health emergency, including what worked and what lessons were learned. He will outline the role technology played, or could have better played, in containing and managing the virus and in coordinating efforts. The keynote will explore how these efforts have evolved with the change of administration and how they may further evolve as we deal with changing dynamics on the ground.
Majd Alwan, Ph.D., CAST executive director and senior vice president of technology and business strategy for LeadingAge, will moderate the discussion.
Wednesday, June 9 at 1 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Next Generation of Innovative & Alternative Payment Models: CMS/CMMI

Chris Ritter, Patient Care Models Group Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations (CMMI), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 
Chris Ritter will present the lessons learned from alternative payment models implemented so far, their efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and the role health IT played in them. She will share innovative care and next generation payments models, particularly those that leverage health IT and engage long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), to improve care quality while reducing cost. The keynote will also explore how LTPAC providers can engage, prepare for, and participate in these new alternative payment model initiatives.
Thursday, June 10 at 1 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Way Forward for Collaborative Care in Light of the Pandemic

Peter Kress, Senior VP & CIO, Acts Retirement-Life Communities
CAST Commissioner Peter Kress will discuss integration of services across clinical, social, and hospitality domains, regardless of care setting, to focus on the person holistically and improve the care experience. He will also cover the role that technology can uniquely play enabling, facilitating, and supporting this integration, and measuring its collective impacts and effectiveness of such future models. Kress will also share the need for new financing/payment models to make such holistic health care, wellness, and support models available to broader segments of the older adult populations.  

Who Should Attend

The summit unites multiple players. It brings LTPAC providers together with acute care providers, payers, health IT vendors, health information exchange intermediaries, consultants, system integrators, and solution providers.
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