As health systems and hospitals continue their quest to shift care to the home setting, they’re looking at remote patient monitoring programs to facilitate that care. Using a mixture of telemedicine platforms, mHealth tools and in-person care, RPM programs hold the promise of improving patient engagement and outcomes while reducing costs and waste by making the best use of hospital resources. In this virtual event, we’ll feature a keynote from a health system that has launched an RPM program, as well as sessions on reimbursement and sustainability, choosing the right technology and facilitating patient and staff buy-in and support.

Panel: Making the Most Out of Remote Patient Monitoring
Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 ET
This panel discussion will feature two  health systems who are using RPM to keep track of patients at home. We’ll discuss how they created the platform, what populations they’ve chosen to monitor, what technology they’re using, what benchmarks they’re measuring and how they plan to sustain and scale the service.

Julita Mir, MD. Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Cooperative
Claude J. Pirtle, MD, MS, Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Virtual Care, West Tennessee Healthcare
David J. Cook, MD, MHA, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group Ventures
John Lustig, Director of RPM & Clinical Programs, Omron Healthcare Inc.

Keynote: Taking Remote Patient Monitoring to the Next Level
Tuesday, July 13 at 12:30 ET
Finding success with a remote patient monitoring program means identifying the right patients and the right parameters. At Deaconess Health, that meant fine-tuning a program launched in 2018 with new technology and a direct link to the EMR, then selecting a specific group of patients with chronic care needs who would show improved clinical outcomes through care at home.

In this keynote, Amanda Bohleber, MD, Deaconess Health’s chief transformation officer, and Allison Flowers, RN, the health system’s telehealth clinical manager, will explain how they took a legacy RPM platform that had run its course and developed a new program with specific and measurable goals. They’ll talk about how this program is reducing costs of care and boosting outcomes, how it’s been used during the coronavirus pandemic and where the future lies for RPM. 

Amanda E. Bohleber, MD, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer, Deaconess Health System
Alli Flowers, BSN, RN, Telehealth Clinical Manager, Deaconess Health System

Industry Leadership: OSF Scales Deviceless RPM to Rising-risk Population
Tuesday, July 13 at 2:00 ET

Provider organizations face challenges in providing scalable, preventative care to succeed in increasingly value-based contracts. How can Population Health leaders deliver enterprise-wide virtual care solutions to high and rising-risk patients to improve clinical and financial outcomes? Hear from OSF's executives to learn how they built and implemented Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring as an integral part of their virtual care strategy.
  • Examine the approach and strategic rationale behind OSF's virtual care strategy that enables care teams to work top of license while providing care to high and rising risk populations
  • Understand how provider organization's virtual care programs can enable  more competitive and favorable payer arrangements
  • Describe OSF's experience implementing Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring and its clinical outcomes for chronic conditions
Abby Lotz, MSN, RN, Vice President, Digital Care Chief Nursing Officer, Digital Health, OSF OnCall
Courtney K. Pilat, RN, BSN, MSHI, Director, Digital Outpatient & Community Care, OSF OnCall
Blake Marggraff, CEO and Co-founder, CareSignal

Change Management Strategies for Delivering Healthcare at Home
Tuesday, July 13 at 3:30 ET
Delivering healthcare at home requires new workflows designed around the patient, rather than the hospital. Many things taken for granted in an inpatient ward no longer exist in a patient’s living room. If you’re looking at Hospital at Home or thinking about revamping a transitional care program, this session will provide insight from health system leaders on how to set your team up for success.

In this session, we will discuss all things change management including clinical protocol design, how to integrate clinical data into new workflows, staffing considerations, and key lessons learned from leading cross-functional teams to design new, patient-centric workflows.

Christopher McCann, CEO, Current Health
Dr. Eric Alper, Chief Quality Officer and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Brett Oliver, Chief Medical Information Officer, Baptist Health 

Getting Creative with Reimbursement Methods
Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 ET
Navigating the scope of reimbursement is never an easy task, especially with the ever-changing landscape of CMS. Agencies of all sizes have had to get creative with reimbursement methods. Located in Lewiston, Maine, Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice shares how they are able to offer their patients optimal care virtually. Currently monitoring more than 400 patients with telehealth, they support and monitor patients with a range of conditions including CHF and coronary artery disease, COPD, maternal health and more.

This session explores how Androscoggin secured reimbursement for their telehealth program creatively. Join us for a discussion around their unique reimbursement pathway for their telehealth and RPM. Attendees will hear how they expanded and implemented billing codes for RPM, sought out CMS and private carrier reimbursements, and ensured billing codes were set up in their EMR.
  • Using the resources at your disposal - leverage all aspects of your telehealth partner
  • Know how to seek out CMS and private carrier reimbursement
  • The process behind implementing billing codes and integrating with your EMR
Rich Curry, VP of Business Development, Health Recovery Solutions
RJ Gagnon, CFO, Androscoggin
Melinda Lovering, Manager of Virtual Health, Androscoggin

Keynote: Merging RPM With Mobile Health Strategies
Wednesday, July 14 at 12:30 ET
The value of a remote patient monitoring program lies in its flexibility – and in the ability of healthcare administrators to think outside the box when imagining care at home. At Massachusetts-based South Shore Hospital, administrators dealing with the coronavirus pandemic saw an opportunity to integrate remote patient monitoring strategies with mobile integrated health concepts, creating a service that uses both connected health and in-person care to improve care management.

This keynote explains how the South Shore Health is combining its RPM platform with a mobile integrated health program that deploys specially trained paramedics to maximize care management opportunities in the home setting. The presentation will show how the program works, what they’ve been seeing in clinical outcomes and how this particular integration works best for patients.

Dr. Kelly Lannutti, Director of Clinical Transformation, MIH Medical Director, South Shore Health

Panel: Finding Sustainability in a Tricky Environment
Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 ET
RPM may be the hot topic these days, but CMS isn’t making reimbursement easy and private payers are still looking for value. So how does a health system find sustainability in this new platform? Does one focus solely on reimbursement, or are they seeing enough in reduced readmissions and improved outcomes to justify the outlay?

Julie Henry, MBA, Chief Operating Officer – Digital Medicine, Ochsner Health
Beth Quinn, MSN, RNC-MNN, Director, Women’s Health Operations, UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital
Bill Paschall, VP of Business Development, Vivify Health
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