2018 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Congress

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  • 7:15 Conference Registration & Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Chairperson's Opening Remarks

    8:15

    Transforming Care Delivery to Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Focus on Transitions Planning and Cross Continuum Interventions

    Amy Deutschendorf, MS, RN, ACNS-BC
    Vice President, Care Coordination & Clinical Resource Management
    Johns Hopkins Health System

    9:00

    Hospital Readmission Reduction and Other Successes: One Health Plan's Approach

    Deborah Stewart, MD
    Regional Medical Director
    Florida Blue

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
    10:15

    Examining Initiatives within Emergency Medicine Department and Patient Flow to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Patrice Callagy, RN, MPA, MSN, CEN
    Director, Emergency Services
    Stanford Health Care

    Sam Shen, MD, MBA, FACEP
    Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs – Emergency Medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
    Stanford Health Care

    11:00

    Impact of Episodes of Care on Reducing Hospital Readmissions

    Lili Brillstein, MPH
    Director, Episodes of Care
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

    11:45

    Examining Multi-Interdisciplinary Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Carlotta Rinke, MD, FACP, MBA
    Senior Medical Director, Provider Transformation
    Consumer Health Services
    Aetna

    12:30 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers
    1:30

    Utilizing Metrics to Identify High Risk Patients and Implementing Preventative Measures

    Amber Casteel, BSN, CCM
    Manager, Authorization Services
    BlueCare Tennessee

    2:15

    Panel Discussion: Creating Payer and Provider Partnerships to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Amber Casteel, BSN, CCM
    Manager, Authorization Services
    BlueCare Tennessee

    Annette Kline, RN, BSN
    Senior Director, Population Health
    UPMC Health Plan

    Carlotta Rinke, MD, FACP, MBA
    Senior Medical Director, Provider Transformation
    Consumer Health Services
    Aetna

    3:15 Networking Break & Refreshments
    3:45

    Improving Communication and Team Collaboration to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Cindy McDonald RN MSN FACHE
    Vice President, Quality
    FirstHealth of the Carolinas

    4:30

    Patient Care Connect to Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Lay Navigators to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost of Care

    Edward Partridge, MD
    Medical Director & Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System

    5:15 End of Day One
  • 7:15 Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Recap of Day One

    8:15

    Bridging the Clinical Community Gap to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Jill Feldstein, MPA
    Chief Operating Officer
    Penn Center for Community Health Workers
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    9:00

    Enhancing Patient Experience and Satisfaction to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Patrick Kneeland, MD
    Medical Director, Patient & Provider Experience
    University of Colorado Health
    Director, Safety & Patient Experience
    University of Colorado Hospital Medicine Group

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
    10:15

    Panel Discussion: Strategies to Address Cost Efficiencies and Enhanced Quality Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Grace Hines, MBA
    Corporate Vice President, Clinical Integration
    Sentara Healthcare

    John Johnson, MD, MBA, FACP
    Chief Medical Officer
    Virginia Premier Health Plan

    Patrick Kneeland, MD
    Medical Director, Patient & Provider Experience
    University of Colorado Health
    Director, Safety & Patient Experience
    University of Colorado Hospital Medicine Group

    11:15

    Paging Non-MDs! An Interdisciplinary Approach to COPD and CHF Readmission Reduction

    Eve Merrill, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Assistant Professor
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Anjali Nigalaye, MD, MBA
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Assistant Professor
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    12:00

    Examining Innovations at Cleveland Clinic to Decrease Hospital Readmissions

    Amy O'Linn, DO, FHM, FACP
    Site Director, Hospitalists
    Cleveland Clinic

    12:45 Conference Concludes