2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Schedule at-a-Glance

Sunday, June 24

2:00- 7:00 p.m.

 Registration Open 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 

Technology Vendor Round Table: Vendors’ LTPAC and Cross-Continuum Strategies

Panel Speakers: Steve Herron
, Senior Director, Long Term and Post-Acute Care, Cerner Corporation;  Larry Wolf, Chief Transformation Officer, Matrixcare; Rob Klootwyk, Director of Interoperability, Epic;  Kevin Scalia, EVP of Corporate Development, Netsmart; Mikell J. Clayton, Product Manager, Geriatric Practice Management, Corp.; Russ DePriest,  SVP and GM, Skilled Nursing Market, PointClickCare.
Engage a moderated discussion of vendor perspectives, strategies and challenges given:
  *  Recalibration of Healthcare, including LTPAC, Acute Care, and Payer sectors, siloes and continuums in response to population & person centered    demands
  *  New players reshaping provider, payor, practitioner, consumer relationships
  *  Evolution of Interoperability, Integration & API architectures, facilitators, and enablers.
Moderator: Peter Kress, SVP & CIO, Acts Retirement-Life Communities. 

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

CMS Data Element Library Demonstration and Interoperability  
Speakers: Beth Connor, Nurse Consultant, CMS; Jana Linthicum, Program Manager, Telligen;  Daniel Vreeman, LOINC and Health Data Standards, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. 
Engage with leaders of the newly released CMS Data Element Library (DEL) through this interactive demonstration and hear the latest strategy for interoperability including:
*  Discussions on the high level strategic direction for the DEL and Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES), and plans for health IT standards and exchange formats;
*  Demonstration of the publicly available DEL including available reports and opportunities to provide feedback for future enhancements; and
*  Approaches for leveraging the health IT vocabulary codes available for assessment items in the DEL.
Moderator: Michelle Dougherty, Sr. Health Informatics Research Scientist, RTI. 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with the Collaborative -  McClellan's Sports Bar, Washington Hilton Hotel.

Monday, June 25 

7:00 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Open
7:00 – 8:00 a.m Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Time
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Early Riser’s Session: LTPAC, Health IT, State of Clinical Technology Adoption and Role of the Collaborative 
Speaker: John DerrR.Ph, Strategic Clinical Technology Healthcare Executive, JD & Associates Enterprises.
*  Learn about LTPAC care setting and the role of LTPAC providers and their value in the broader healthcare ecosystem
*  Hear about Health IT and Clinical Technology critical to success in an era of pay-for-performance and emphasis on person-centeredness, care coordination, and risk/gain sharing
*  Discuss the state of technology adoption within LTPAC.
Moderator: Judi Kulus, Vice President of Curriculum Development, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.    

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening of the 14th Annual LTPAC Health IT Summit 
Katie Smith Sloan, President & CEO, LeadingAge.
Sponsored by HughesON

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Policy Keynote: Payment Reforms in an Era of Change

Kate GoodrichDr. Kate Goodrich joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September of 2011 where she serves as Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and CMS Chief Medical Officer. This Center is responsible for over 20 quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs, implementation of the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, clinical standards and survey and certification of all providers across the nation, and all coverage decisions for treatments and services for CMS. The Center budget exceeds $1.3 billion annually. Previously, Dr. Goodrich served as the Director of the Quality Measurement and Value-based Incentives Group in CCSQ where she oversaw the implementation of over 20 quality, value-based purchasing and public reporting programs across multiple settings. She also co-lead an HHS-wide group to align quality measures across programs, and more recently has worked with numerous private payers to align measures across the public and private sectors. From 2010 – 2011 she served as a Medical Officer in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at DHHS where she managed a portfolio of work on comparative effectiveness research and quality measurement and improvement. Dr. Goodrich is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University where she received training in health services research and health policy from 2008-2010. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Goodrich was on faculty at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) and served as Division Director for Hospital Medicine from 2005-2008 and was chair of the Institutional Review Board from 2004-2008. She went to medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA, and completed her internal medicine residency and chief medical resident year at GWUMC. She continues to practice clinical medicine as a hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine at GWUMC., MD, MHS, Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), CMS.


 * Learn about innovative care and payment models, how health IT has helped improve quality and outcome, and opportunities for LTPAC to advocate for new creative models   
*  Hear about the CMS strategic goals to reduce administrative burden, better use of health IT, and focus on meaningful measures 
*  Discuss the important role of technology, health IT in particular, in enabling quality improvement within and across organizations, patient engagement, and care coordination.
Moderator: John DerrR.Ph, Strategic Clinical Technology Healthcare Executive, JD & Associates Enterprises.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Proactive Advocacy Panel: Where Do Technology and Health Policy Priorities Intersect? 
Speakers: Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge; Alex Bardakh, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine; Judi Kulus, Vice President of Curriculum Development, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination;  Mari Savickis, Vice President, Federal Affairs. 
Engage in a moderated discussion of technology and health policy priorities by the members of the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative to:
*  Learn how members of the Collaborative view newly proposed federal health IT policy, such as the Draft US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI), the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement (TEFCA), HHS’ MyHealthEData initiative and CMS’ Request for Information (RFI) on Interoperability
*  Discuss Congress’ intent in defining interoperability in the 21st Century Cures Act and how that impacts HHS policies
*  Explore what it will take to bring LTPAC into the digital world, including leading integrated technology-enabled alternative payment models and achieving interoperability.
Moderator:  Cynthia Morton, MPA, Executive Vice President, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL).

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break and Exhibit Time

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

What Acute Care Wants!
Panel Speakers: Laura Wooster, Associate Executive Director of Public Affairs, American College of Emergency Physicians; Terry Fairbanks, MD, MS,  Founding Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Health; Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM, President & CEO, Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR).
*  Hear from Acute Care Providers (Hospitals and Physician Groups) on the critical data elements they need, where from, when, and how they’re receiving them
*  Discuss data acute care providers struggle with getting
*  Explore process change and how providers are leveraging technology to support transitions and shared care.  
Moderator: Alex Bardakh, Public Policy Director, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 

11:00  – 12:00 p.m.       

LTPAC in ACOs & New Payment Models – Experience from the Field 
Panel Speakers: Rich Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Genesis Physician Services, Genesis HealthCare; Gregory L. Alexander, Ph.D., RN, Professor, University of Missouri; Amy Vogelsmeier, Ph.D., RN, Professor, University of Missouri; Nicole Hudson, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, CMS.
*  Hear from long-term and post acute care providers who assumed risk or partnered with ACOs, implemented technology and embraced data to improve care and reduce cost
*  Explore people, processes and technologies employed to meet acute care partners’ expectations 
*  Discuss quality and cost outcomes attained and lessons learned.
Moderator:  Larry Wolf, Chief Transformation Officer, MatrixCare. 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Time
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   

Afternoon Keynote: Provider Survival Guide!

Dr. David GruberDavid Gruber MD, MBA, Managing Director and Director of Research, Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG) New York, (Portland, OR) David specializes in strategy, analytics, due diligence, and health benefits. His most recent publications include: “Healthcare: Economic value need not apply (yet)”, “Post-acute Care: Risks (and opportunities) lurking beneath the surface”, and “Provider survival strategies in an at-risk environment.” Dr. Gruber brings 33 years of diversified healthcare experience as a physician, corporate executive, Wall Street analyst, entrepreneur and consultant. He joined A&M in 2011. Before joining A&M, he spent three years as the Founder of Healthcare Convergence Associates, a consulting firm focused on the convergence of healthcare, technology and the consumer. Until 2008, Dr. Gruber was Vice President of Corporate Development and New Ventures with the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies. In 1995-2004, he worked on Wall Street as a top-ten rated medical supplies and devices analyst at Lehman Brothers, Piper Jaffray and Sanford Bernstein. He was the lead analyst for the IPO of Intuitive Surgical (robotics) and Given Imaging, and a merchant banking investment in Therasense; and was involved in several secondary offerings. Prior to entering Wall Street, Dr. Gruber was VP, Planning and Business Development for the $1.6 billion healthcare group at Bristol-Myers that included Zimmer, ConvaTec, Linvatec and Xomed-Treace. Dr. Gruber has appeared on NPR and C-Span; quoted in the Washington Post and LA Times, and many trade publications; and has been published. Dr. Gruber is a magna cum laude graduate of a six-year BS-MD program from CCNY (1981) the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (1983). He also has an MBA from Columbia University (1986), was a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow (1990-93) and is currently a Senior Fellow at the HITLAB. He is a re-elected Trustee to the Teaneck Board of Education., MD, MBA, Managing Director, Director of Research, Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, LLC.


  *  Learn about the importance of risk stratification as well as risk and gain sharing in this era of change 
  *  Explore a new definition of population health in a paradigm of person-centeredness 
  *  Discuss the role of actionable data analytics and other important enabling technology tools in the success of this paradigm.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President , Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Innovations in Managed Care & the Role of Technology 

Panel Speakers: Patrick Murta, Enterprise Architect, Humana; Rick Glanz, Advisory Board Member, Diagram Health Care; Erik Helms, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Buckeye Health Plan, a Centene Affiliate; Steve Wermuth, Partner, Strategic Health Care.
*  Engage in learning about innovations in managed care models that build on partnerships and collaborations across the continuum of care
*  Discuss the range of data, technologies, and connectivity solutions that were key to the success of such innovations and the partnerships formed with LTPAC
*  Hear about the results that innovation yielded and explore opportunities for expansion, replication, and other future directions in light of change. 
Moderator: Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President , Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break and Exhibit Time
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Payer-Provider Convergence and Consolidation 

Panel Speakers: Tony Trenkle, Principal at TTrenkle Consulting LLC.; Mark H. Snyder, MD, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Jay Gormley, Chief Strategy & Planning Officer, MJHS; Debapriya Mitra, SVP of Business Strategy and New Ventures, Genworth.
The move to value-based payments has been a key driver in payer-provider convergence.  This will only accelerate and both payers and providers will morph more and more into integrated healthcare organizations. In this session, attendees will:
*  Discuss how healthcare organizations overall are increasingly organizing and integrating with others to gain more control over their ecosystems and how larger players are increasingly becoming more dominant
*  Explore how new players, like Amazon, are poised to disrupt the healthcare industry, but will need to determine the best approach-buy, build, partner etc.
*  Discuss the changes to Medicare Advantage and understand the implications of all the aforementioned changes on care for the older adult population, the health care ecosystem, and technology vendors.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President , Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Technology Innovation Keynote: Healthcare in the Era of Cognitive Computing!

Judy MurphyJudy Murphy is Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at IBM Global Healthcare, where she is responsible for building relationships and expanding business across the healthcare industry. She is a strategic advisor to clients and helps put together health IT solutions for providers in order to improve health and healthcare, and lower costs. Prior to working at IBM, she was CNO and Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in Washington D.C. In these roles, she led federal efforts to assist health care providers in adopting health information technology to improve care and to promote consumers’ greater understanding and use of health information technology for their own health. She came to ONC with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, and over 30,000 employees. As Vice President-EHR Applications, she led their EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT. She publishes and lectures nationally and internationally. She served on the AMIA and HIMSS Board of Directors, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics and HIMSS. She has received numerous awards, including the HIMSS 2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT, AMIA 2014 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics, the HIMSS 2014 Federal Health IT Leadership Award, and the HIMSS 2006 Nursing Informatics Leadership Award., RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) - IBM Global Healthcare


*  Describe how the concept of ‘care’ is changing in our health delivery system
*  Identify how cognitive computing can help deliver the digital reinvention to move beyond traditional EHR tools
*  Discuss the impact of cognitive computing on areas such as population health management, analytics, decision support, aging in place, telehealth, and IoT.
Moderator:  Susheel Ladwa, Chief Editor, DistilNFO.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Exhibits & Pavilions remain open

Tuesday, June 26 

7:00 – 1:15 p.m Exhibit Open
7:00 – 8:00 a.m Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Time
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

ONC Update Keynote 


*  Learn about data standards, interoperability and health information exchange among hospitals, ACOs, LTPAC and other healthcare settings from the top billet at ONC
*  Discuss the federal government’s MyHealthEData initiative and how ONC is working to facilitate patient access to their health information and leverage health IT to improve population health 
*  Identify emerging standards and technology that are driving innovation and quality improvement 
*  Hear how ONC views LTPAC’s role in the nation’s health IT landscape and how health IT and EHR adoption and health information exchange will continue to impact care transitions among care settings and initiatives that ONC and other Federal agencies are advancing to drive health IT adoption in the LTPAC sector and engage in cross-setting information exchange.
Moderator: Donna Doneski, Director of Policy, NASL. 


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Patient & Family Engagement: Tools and Provider Case Studies 
Panel Speakers: Kim Powell, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee; Lorren Pettit, Vice President, HIS and Research, HIMSS North America; Gregory L Alexander, Professor, University of Missouri; Leslie Kelly Hall, Consulting Executive, Healthwise.
*  Learn about a model for Empowerment, Activation, Engagement of Patients and Families
*  Hear about the role of self management of complex chronic conditions through patient facing technologies
*  Discuss the use of longitudinal monitoring and feedback about functional status and ambulation of older adults.
Moderator:  Lorren Pettit, Vice President, HIS and Research, HIMSS North America.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Break and Exhibit Time
10:15 – 11:10 a.m.


Panelists: Allison Giove, RN, BSN, Corporate Quality Management Coordinator, Ryders Health Management; Darla Thompson, Recover Health, Director, Sprout Pediatrics & Complex Skilled Hourly Nursing; Wendy McLaughlin, Manager of Professional Services, PointClickCare.
Moderator: Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

Track 2 Medication Management - Use of the HL7 Consult Note for Consultant Pharmacist InteroperabilityGeneral Description:
Consultant pharmacists play a pivotal role in the LTPAC arena in helping residents attain and maintain the highest practicable level of functional status and preventing or minimizing medication-related adverse consequences. At the same time, there is little to no interoperability between the consultant pharmacists’ software and the facilities’ EHR systems or the practitioners’ systems. Through a collaborative effort between ASCP, NCPDP, and the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative, steps are being taken to facilitate interoperability with consultant pharmacists. This session will provide a review of the efforts undertaken to date, a summary of the current status, and a discussion of next steps. The goal is to have consultant pharmacists’ systems interoperable with other LTPAC care providers in a standardized manner.
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the importance of an interoperable consultant pharmacist consult note in medication management in the LTPAC setting
2. Discuss the efforts to standardize the consultant pharmacist’s recommendations into the HL7 Consult Note
3. Describe the steps being taken to facilitate the exchange of the consult note between the consultant pharmacist’s software, the facility’s EHR system and the prescriber’s system.


Panelists: Gary J. Schoettmer, R.Ph., CEO of NetRx, LLC.; Rod Baird, President, Geriatric Practice Management, Inc.
Moderator: Arnold Clayman, PD, FASCP, Vice President Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

Panelists: Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, CEO, EMI Advisors; Tom Check, President and CEO, HealthIX; Simita Mishra, Ph.D., Director of Population for DSRIP at Northwell Health. 
Moderator: Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health. 

Panelists: CIOs from CHIME and the CIO Consortium. 
Moderator: Mari Rose Savickis, MPA, Vice President, Federal Affairs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
11:15  – 12:10 p.m.


Track 1 Remote Patient Monitoring - Telehealth: Two Working Models for LTPAC and a Thoughtful DiscussionDescription:
1. Learn of two successful and very different models of Telehealth: One provides TeleRehab; the other extends access to physicians and the full care team in the SNF, AL, and home care settings. Both lead to reductions in rehospitalizations
2. Discuss current and future challenges to the provision of Telehealth in LTPAC settings
3. Explore opportunities to initiate such programs in your organization.

Panelist: Chris Peterson, PT, DPT, Director of Telehealth, Hartford Healthcare and Chair of American TeleMedicine Association TeleRehabilitation SIG; Paul Knight, MBA, Founder and SVP of Operations, Curatess; Allen Pindell, SVP of Information Services and Analytics, Lexington Health Network.
Moderator: Robert “Bob” Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO, CIO, Trinity Rehab Services.


Panelist: Tara McMullen, Ph.D., MPH, Health Analyst, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Division of Chronic & Post Acute Care Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD. MS, Executive Director, CPESN.
Moderator: Shelly Spiro, RPh, FASCP, Executive Director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative.

Panelist:  Lloyd Van Winkle, MD, President, UPSA ACO; David Carter, LNHA, Sentara Lifecare, Virginia Beach, VA;  Stephen Martinez, Executive Director, LAJH Medical Associates; Maria Moen, Director, Platform Innovation/ A|DVAULT, INC.; Donna Ford, IT Clinical Specialist, Landis Communities; Berry Brunk, CEO, Stratus Interoperable, Inc.; Hannah Patterson, Director, Product Mgt., Senior Living, NetSmart. 
Moderator: Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President , Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

12:10 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Time
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Exhibitor Tear Down
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: Sustainability Beyond HITECH's Technical Requirements & Funding: Lessons from Oklahoma

David KendrickDavid Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP, chairs the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine, and serves the OU Health Sciences Center as the Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning. The Department of Medical Informatics provides clinical information systems support to OU Physicians as well as analytics services for clinical operations and research. In addition, the Department operates a Health Access Network for the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, providing care management services, quality improvement support, and technology for Oklahoma physicians serving more than 100,000 patients. Dr. Kendrick is the principal investigator and CEO of MyHealth Access Network, Oklahoma’s non-profit health information network, which ensures that every Oklahoman’s complete health record is securely available where and when they need it for care and health decision-making. MyHealth serves more than 3 million patients and is focused on improving health in Oklahoma and beyond by implementing a community-wide infrastructure for healthcare IT. MyHealth was one of the original Beacon Communities selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. MyHealth is focused on providing advanced health information exchange, community-wide care coordination tools, and a robust decision support platform to support providers and patients in improving health. Dr. Kendrick is a member of the Board of Directors for the following organizations: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC); The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI); Advisory Board to the Sequoia Project; and convening faculty for the Comprehensive Primary Care program (CPC). He served as Senior Counsel for Interoperability to the National Coordinator for Health IT and continues to work closely with the Office of ONC., MD, MPH, FACP, Founder and CEO of MyHealth Access Network, Inc.


*  Learn about emerging ways data quality, quality measurement and value-based care are supported by HIEs
*  Discuss opportunities for utilizing novel data sets to support care management, plans to link traditional healthcare data (claims, clinical), and ways to reduce service delivery burden
*  Hear about ways to address key issues for interoperability and actionable plans for multiple stakeholders including LTPAC.
Moderator: Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health. 

Sponsored by PointClickCare

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Engaging in Cross-Continuum Information Exchange: Provider Success Stories and Strategies
Panel Speakers: Michelle Dougherty, Sr. Health Informatics Research Scientist, RTI International;  Dusanka Delovska-Trajkova, CIO, Ingleside; Judy Iwanski, Manager, eHealth eQuality Program, Massachusetts eHealth Institute; Tom Check, President and CEO, HealthIX; Elizabeth Palena Hall, Office of the National Coordinator.
*  Hear the drivers and impacts for providers who have pursued technology solutions and information exchange
*  Understand how information is being exchanged across the continuum to better coordinate patient care and improve outcomes at lower cost 
*  Learn about current and future strategies to connect providers and encourage coordination by leveraging eHealth capabilities.
Moderator: Michelle Dougherty, Sr. Health Informatics Research Scientist, RTI International.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Town Hall on Integrated Care – Round Table Discussions and Call To Action
Speakers: Nicole Fallon, Vice President, Health Policy & Integrated Services, LeadingAge; Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.
*  Recognize the vision of integrated service delivery where technology connects the extended care team and facilitates successful coordination
*  Hear about potential demonstrations of payment models for integrated care that are technology-enabled, where LTPAC plays a significant role
*  Engage in discussing a collective call to action, and explore participating in advocating for and turning this vision into a reality for millions of older adults. 
Moderator:  Robert “Bob” Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO, CIO, Trinity Rehab Services.

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks