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  • 7:15 Conference Registration & Morning Breakfast

    Chairperson's Opening Remarks


    Nuts and Bolts of Observation Services: Making the Business Case for Creating an Observation Unit

    Mitch Babb, MBA, MHA, RN
    Vice President, Operations
    Duke Regional Hospital
    Duke University Health System


    Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes for Observation Patient Management

    Kimberly Tripp, MBA, BSN, RN
    Director, Acute Care Services
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments

    Achieving Success in Clinical Decision Making and Management of the Observation Unit

    Jeremy Thomas MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Director, Emergency Services
    Director, Observation Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System


    Leveraging the Observation Unit to Improve Patient Throughput without Compromising Patient Outcomes

    Kristine Favila, DO
    Medical Director, Rapid Evaluation & Treatment Unit
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel


    The Use of Lean Principles to Develop, Implement and Sustain an Observation Unit

    Richard Clark, MD
    Assistant Clinical Director, Emergency Department
    Assistant Medical Director, ED Observation
    Oregon Health & Science University

    12:30 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers

    How to Setup and Manage an Observation Unit for Psychiatric Patients in Crisis: The Sinai Health System Experience

    Leslie Zun, MD, MBA
    Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Chicago Medical School
    Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Sinai Health System


    Integrating Hospitalists as Part of a Successful Observation Care Program

    Frank Skurpski, MD
    Medical Director, Observation Services
    Rochester Regional Health System

    3:15 Networking Break & Refreshments

    Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Admissions through Observation and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making

    Peg Keshock, RN, MSN, ACM
    Senior Director, Case Management Services
    University Health Care System


    Reduction of Observation Hours by Embedding an Effective Utilization Review Process at the Unit Level

    Geralynn McGibney, RN, BSN, CCM, CPHM
    Director, Care Management
    Good Samaritan Hospital

    5:15 End of Day One
  • 7:30 Morning Breakfast

    Chairperson's Recap of Day One


    Examining the Impact of CMS Two Midnight Inpatient Rule: Observation and Inpatient Hospitalizations, Medical Necessity, Metrics and Getting Paid

    Justin Krawitt, MD
    Medical Director, Care Management & Patient Placement
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center


    Different Strokes for Different Folks: Observation in the Unit and on the Wards in the CMS Two Midnight Era

    Bartho Caponi, MD
    Medical Director, Utilization Review
    University of Wisconsin Health

    10:00 Networking Break & Refreshments

    Aligning Performance Benchmarks to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Observation Unit Efficiency

    Michelle MacDonald, RN, MSN, NE-BC, FABC
    Director, Heart Hospital
    Baptist Health


    The Sickle Cell Pathway in Observation Patient Management: Implementing an Effective Quality of Care and Cost-Effective Approach

    Christina Hartwell, MSN, CRNP
    Lead Nurse Practitioner, Observation Unit
    Jefferson University Hospitals

    12:00 Conference Concludes