2019 Schedule of Events

2019 Schedule of Events

2019 Schedule at-a-Glance

Sunday, June 23

1:30- 5:30 p.m.

 Registration Open 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. 

Opening Remarks
Coordinated Care: Emerging Business Models & Information Exchange Modalities

Majd Alwan, Summit Chair, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge. 
Sponsorship Opportunity

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Industry Panel -  Interoperability & Information Exchange Networks
Speakers: Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance; Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Officer, MedAllies, Inc., Samit Desai, Chief Medical Officer; Audacious Inquiry; Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project; Jill Einsenstein, CEO & President, Rochester RHIO.
*  Understand different health information exchange frameworks, networks, and exchange modalities
*  Hear about the value added services that they deliver and their potential impacts
*  Discuss differences, advantages and the future of these different approaches and networks. 
Moderator: Larry WolfPrincipal, Catalytic Transformation, Strategic Health Network. 

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Networking Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Cross-Sector Panel - Realities of Information Exchange: Cross-Sector Clinician’s Perspective
Speakers: Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago; Tarrah Lowry, President & CEO, Sangre de Cristo Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care; Nick Knowlton, Vice President of Business Development, MatrixCare, Vice Chair of the board of directors for CommonWell Health Alliance; Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project. 
*  Engage in a discussion with clinicians representing the healthcare continuum who are engaging in health information exchange
*  Explore the exchange modalities they are using, data exchanged and what is working well
*  Hear about remaining challenges, potential solutions and future directions. 
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Informal Meet & Greet with Collaborative Members (Bistro 300 Lounge)

Monday, June 24

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.

Emerging Trends to Watch 
Speakers: Donna Doneski, Director of Policy & Membership, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care; Evelyn Gallego, CEO, EMI Advisors LLC; Alex Bardakh, Public Policy Director, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine; John Derr, R.Ph, Strategic Clinical Technology Healthcare Executive, JD & Associates Enterprises; Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health and Scott Code, Associate Director, LeadingAge CAST.
*  Hear about the most interesting emerging trends impacting the healthcare ecosystem and why care providers, payers and technology developers should pay attention
*  Get a preview of the topics that will be covered in the Summit, how, and by whom
*  Prepare the audience for a unique experience introduced!
Moderator: Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing. 

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening of the 15th Annual Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovation Summit 
Katie Smith Sloan, President & CEO, LeadingAge.
Sponsored by MatrixCare

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Innovative Quality Measures & Collaborative Care Payment Models 

*  Learn about innovative quality measures impacting collaborative care delivery and payments models 
*  Hear about what the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) is doing to “Blow Up” the fee-for-service model
*  Discuss the important role of health IT, and information exchange in particular, in enabling quality improvements across multiple care settings 
Moderator: Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health. 


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

 Reactor Panel: The Path Forward From Here & Now- Is There a Role for Real-Time Technology-Based Quality Measures?
Panel Speakers: Samuel Stople, PharmD, MPH, National Quality Forum (NQF); Tara McMullen, PhD, Technicial Advisor, CMS; Stephen J. Evans, MD, UM Medical Director, Triad Health Network and Health Team Advantage, Post-Acute Medical Director, ConeHealth.

*  Explore challenges and the process involved in getting new quality measures approved and adopted
*  Engage in a discussion around the most effective way to advance innovative quality measures that are cross-sector and meaningful to older adults and providers, including LTPAC communities, that care for them.
*  Call to Action: Participating in Quality Measure development and NQF Endoresement.
Moderator: Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health. 

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

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Emerging Payment Models: Implications for Providers & Health IT 
Panel Speakers: Pete Zeigler, Vice President of Innovation, Rocky Mountain Care; Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chuck Czarnik, Vice President, Data Engineering, naviHealth. 

*  Hear from providers pursuing partnerships with Hospitals, ACOs, Bundled Payments and other Alternative Payment Models (APMs), including emerging person-directed payments
*  Explore how providers changed their workflows and care processes (including hand-off to, and referrals from, care partners) to better suit these emerging models and partners’ needs
*  Discuss the range of health IT, information exchange, quality improvement, and tracking dashboards tools essential to providers’ success under these models
Moderator:  Michelle Dougherty, Sr. Health Informatics Researcher, RTI International.


11:00 – 12:00 p.m.       

Managed Care Models & Technology
Panel Speakers: Nicole O. Fallon, VP of Health Policy & Integrated Services, LeadingAge; Damon Ramaglia, Vice President of Technology, RiverSpring Health Plans; Jacob Victory, Chief Operating Officer (COO), the New Jewish Home; Dave Schuh, Principal, Clifton Larson Allen.
*  Discuss advantages, characteristics required for success, and process of becoming a Medicare Advantage (MA) Special Needs Plan (SNP), including institutional special needs plan (iSNP) 
*  Explore health IT, information exchange, quality improvement, and tracking dashboards proven essential to providers’ success in the Managed Care world
*  Hear about the outcomes achieved by providers who have become iSNP and/or pursued partnerships with managed care plans.
Moderator:  Nicole Fallon, Vice President, Health Policy & Integrated Services, LeadingAge. 

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

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   

Afternoon Keynote: Access & Engagement Health IT- Key to Collaborative Care

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.SSteven Posnack serves as executive director of the Office of Technology. In this role, Mr. Posnack advises the national coordinator, leads the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and directs ONC’s standards and technology investments through the ONC Tech Lab, which organizes its work into four focus areas: pilots, standards coordination, testing and utilities, and innovation. He led the creation of the Interoperability Standards Advisory, the redesign of ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL), created the Interoperability Proving Ground, and developed the C-CDA Scorecard. Prior to serving as the director of the Office of Standards and Technology, Mr. Posnack led ONC’s federal policy division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, he led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy development and coordination activities. From 2005 to 2010, he served as a senior policy analyst within ONC’s Office of Policy and Research. In that position, he co-authored the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information. He also led a cross-HHS policy team that worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as it developed its regulation for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Mr. Posnack earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in security informatics from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and a Master’s degree in health policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate.., Executive Director, Office of Technology, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC)

*  Hear from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) about the latest efforts to advance person-centered health IT initiatives that improve patient access, patient engagement and support more effective information exchange
*  Explore the role of aggregating data from multiple sources to advance ONC’s goals of improving collaborative care
*  Discuss how these initiatives would facilitate collaborative care for the older adult population across care settings.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Person-Centered Payment Models & Supporting IT Tools

Panel Speakers: Aaron Tripp, Vice President for Reimbursement and Financing Policy, LeadingAge; Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, CEO, Patient Pattern; Genice Hornberger, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare; Mary Henschel, Director, Client Success, PointClickCare; Mahnaz Saki, Clinical Informatics Director, Stella Maris. 
*  Understand implications of the emerging Person-Centered Payment Models on LTPAC providers and their partners, including Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in Skilled Nursing, and Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) in Home Health
*  Discuss the importance of accurate assessment data as well as health IT-based quality improvement tools in supporting such models
*  Hear how providers and technology developers are preparing to implement these payment models. 
Moderator: Aaron Tripp, VP, Reimbursement and Financing Policy, LeadingAge.

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

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Mobile Apps Supporting Collaborative Care & Information Exchange: Examples, Uses and Usability 

Panel Speakers: Mason Rothert, CEO, Co-Founder, Mediprocity; Catherine Mueller, Director of Health Informatics, NewWave. Ryan Howells, Principal, Leavitt Partners/CARIN Alliance; Timothy Coulter, Chief Operating Officer, Prepared Health. 
*  Discuss innovative mobile applications and uses to support interdisciplinary collaboration, patient engagement and information exchange
*  Examine common usability issues associated with such mobile applications and recommended improvements 
*  Hear the perspectives and impacts experienced of providers that are using some of these apps to engage in collaborative care.
Moderator:  Gregory Alexander, Professor, University of Missouri. 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Technology Innovation Keynote: AI Applications in Collaborative Care


*  Discuss ongoing efforts by technology companies working on the next wave of AI-powered applications relevant to the healthcare ecosystem
*  Gain a better understanding of the real and perceived benefits (and concerns) of AI-augmented applications in healthcare
*  Examine ways to better leverage the powers of AI to benefit older adults, caregivers, care providers, payers and society.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

Sponsorship Opportunity


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Exhibits & Pavilions remain open

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 – 3:00 p.m Exhibit Open
7:00 – 8:00 a.m Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Time

8:00 – 8:55 a.m.


Panelists: David Finkelstein, CIO, RiverSpring Health; Deanna Ziemba, SVP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Diakon Senior Living Services.
Moderator: Scott Code, Associate Director, LeadingAge CAST.

Track 2 Medication Management & Prior Authorization - Opioids, Controlled Substances and Health ITDescription:
1. Describe an overview of the opioid crisis and how national health IT solutions can combat the crisis
2. Provide an overview of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and how to integrate state PDMP into electronic health records EHRs
3. Discuss how electronic prescribing of controlled substances can reduce opioid diversion and better track opioid prescribing
4. Discuss how health IT can be used to improve adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines and treatment plans.


Panelists: Shelly Spiro, Executive Director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative; T.J. Griffin, RPh., Senior Vice President, LTC Pharmacy, PharMerica.
Moderator: Arnold Clayman, PD, FASCP, Vice President Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

Panelists: Maria D. Moen, Director, Platform Innovation, ADVault Inc.; Dr. Brian Yeaman, MD, Medical Director, Yeaman Signature Health, and Medical Director, Clinical Informatics and Workflows, ADVault, Inc.; Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, Geriatrician, IPC Healthcare, Inc; Patrick Page, MD, Physician, Primary Care Partners.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.

Panelists: Steven Handler, Chief Medical and Innovation Officer, Curavi Health Inc.; Paul Knight, Founder & CEO, Curatess. 
Moderator: Alex Bardakh, Public Policy Director, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 

9:00  – 9:55 a.m.


Track 1 Benefits of Health Information Exchange Across Care Settings: Provider Success Stories Discussion Description:
1. Hear about emerging standards, technology solutions and networks to support information exchange and care coordination across care settings
2. Consider the potential of health information technology to bridge the gap across the delivery of support services and care coordination with multidisciplinary care partners
3. Discuss the lessons learned from providers who are leveraging Health IT to improve care and outcomes.

Panelist: Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Officer, MedAllies, Inc.;  Dave Hill, Principal Software Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation; Larry Garber, M.D., Medical Director for Informatics, Associate Director of Research, Reliant Medical Group.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.


Panelist: Shelly Spiro, Executive Director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative; Gary Schoettmer, CEO, NetRx LLC; Liz Palena Hall, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Coordinator, US DHHS, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Donna Doneski, Director of Policy & Membership, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care.
Moderator: Arnold Clayman, PD, FASCP, VP of Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. 

Panelist:  Dr. Michael Cantor, Chief Medical Officer, Carecentrix; Terry O'Malley, MD, Geriatrician, Partners Health; Theresa Edelstein, Vice President of Post-Acute Care Policy & Special Initiatives, New Jersey Hospital Association; Sharon N. Fisher, Chief Development Officer, PointRight Inc.
Moderator: Scott Code, Associate Director, LeadingAge CAST.

Track 4 Cybersecurity: Guidance to Providers Engaging in Collaborative Healthcare Description:
1. Hear why cybersecurity remains a persistent challenge for healthcare providers and our sector has lagged other critical infrastructure sectors
2. Learn how the healthcare sector is tackling growing cyber threats and get guidance on best practices
3. Discuss relevant use cases to see how you can how you can leverage the momentum of cybersecurity activities underway to improve your organization’s cyber posture.

Panelists: Seth Carmody, PhD, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, (CDHR) & co-chair of CDRH’s Cybersecurity Working Group, FDA; William Welch, HC3 Cyber Engagement Lead, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Jeff Bontsas, Chief Information Security Officer (CSIO),  Ascension; Julie Chua, Risk Management Branch Chief at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; John DiMaggio, CEO, BlueOrange Compliance.
Moderator: Mari Rose Savickis, MPA, Vice President, Federal Affairs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

9:55 – 10:30 a.m. Break and Exhibit Time

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote: Value-Based Payment and Care Reform: Past, Current, and Future

*  Hear an update on ACOs, Bundled Payments and other Collaborative Care initiatives involving providers across the continuum of care, and a summary of Real World Evidence
*  Explore new promising CMS, State, and Private Payer Initiatives that may provide opportunities for LTPAC/ LTSS,  alongside acute care providers, and their technology partners
*  Discuss Duke’s Margolis Center for Health Reform research initiatives and opportunities for providers and technology for the Medicaid population in North Carolina.
Moderator:  Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge.                                                    
Sponsored by MatrixCare

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

To Become, or not Become, a Payer: A Look on Both Sides of the Coin

Panel Speakers:  Cathy VonRueden, Vice President of Provider Relations and Contracting, UCare; Michael C. Bingham, Vice President of Optage & Health Care Initiatives, Presbyterian Homes & Services; R.J. Gilson, SVP, Market Development, AllyAlign Health, Inc.
*  Hear from Managed Care Payers serving the older adults population with a variety of Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care plan offerings about the risks of becoming a payer
*  Discuss the advantages brought by partnership with a Managed Care plans, and hear about successful partnerships with providers
*  Engage in an entertaining contrarian debate, where you too can provide input into, and judge the debate!
Moderator: Lewis Mattison, Managing Director and Founder, Mattison Advisory.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Time

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Envisioning the Future of Technology-Enabled Collaborative Care: What Consumers Want!

Panel Speakers: Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President , Technology/Executive Director, CAST, LeadingAge; Christina Caraballo, Director, Audacious Inquiry, LLC; Mike Wasserman, MD, President, California Association of Long Term Care Medicine; Tom Bang, Principal & Founder, theBANGgroup; Chris Keysor, CEO, Lenbrook.
*  Hear what late boomer consumers want, when it comes to housing, health, care services and supports in their later years
*  Envision the future of Collaborative Care informed by the above-mentioned insights from prospective patients, residents and clients
*  Explore the existing housing, services, payment, care delivery and technology gaps and discuss how you can potentially explore local trends and engage in shaping this vision and turning it into a reality in your own communities. 
Moderator: John Derr, R.Ph, Strategic Clinical Technology Healthcare Executive, JD & Associates Enterprises.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Cross-Sector EHR Vendor Panel: Where Do We Go From Here?

Panel Speakers: Gary Pederson, Executive Vice President – Connected Health and Wellness, MatrixCare; Steve Herron, Senior Director, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, Cerner; Neal Reizer, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Homecare Homebase; Kevin Scalia, EVP, Corporate Development, Netsmart Technologies;  B. J. Boyle, Vice President & GM, Post-Acute Insights, PointClickCare. 
*  Hear from representatives of EHR vendors from across the continuum of Collaborative Care about the evolution of their interoperability, integration & API architectures, and information exchange capabilities
*  Discuss how vendors are addressing priorities raised during the Summit including: patient-centeredness, patient engagement, information blocking, emerging partnerships with payers, and innovative care delivery, quality and payment models
*  Explore the next frontiers of development of information exchange and other advanced functionalities for EHR vendors! 
Moderator:  Peter Kress, SVP & CIO, Acts Retirement-Life Communities. 

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks