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Northern California Readmissions Summit 2014

South SFO Conference Center
255 South Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, 94080
Friday, September 12, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Presentation topics include: Case Management Track, Behavioral Health, Home Health, Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice, Pharmacy, SNF, IT/Tech and Assisted Living.

Keynote speakers and topics listed below.

Josh D. Luke, PH.D., FACHE Josh Luke, Ph.D., FACHE
National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Founder, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Executive Faculty, CSULB
Author, Readmission Prevention: An Operators Guide to Solutions
Dr. Eric Coleman Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention
Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG
Health Services Advisory Group
Program Director, Care Transitions
An Update from the Quality Improvement Organization
Jenna Fischer Jenna Fischer
​Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety
David E Perkins RN, BSN David E Perkins RN, BSN
Kaiser Permanente
Compliance Manager, Care Delivery Compliance
National Compliance, Ethics & Integrity Office
Jennifer Pearce, MPA Jennifer Pearce, MPA
Sutter Center for Integrated Care
Health Literacy Program Manager
Kara Plaks, M.S. CCC-SLP Kara Plaks, M.S. CCC-SLP
Signature Healthcare
Director of Strategic Partnerships
"Humana and Signature Partner to Define New Levels of Care"
Brenda Robertson MSN Brenda Robertson MSN
Dignity Health
Director Case Management
Lindsay Holland, HSAG Lindsay Holland, HSAG
Health Services Advisory Group
Physician Track: Physician Tactics to Prevent Unnecessary Readmissions
Bruce Spurlock, MD Bruce Spurlock, MD
President and CEO
Loren Shook Loren Shook
Silverado Senior Living
President & CEO
Brad Tritle Brad Tritle
Healthcare Innovator
Co-author, HIMSS Book of the Year
Engage! Transforming Healthcare through Digital Patient Engagement
Glenna Yaroch, MBA Glenna Yaroch, MBA
Home Instead Senior Care
PT President
Ruth Zaltsmann, RN, MS, BSN Ruth Zaltsmann, RN, MS, BSN
El Camino Hospital
Transitions of Care Program
Lisa Stroud, RN, PhD(c ) Lisa Stroud, RN, PhD(c )
Sutter Delta Medical Center
Director of Case Management
Gavin Ward Gavin Ward
24Hr HomeCare
Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE
Care Patrol


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8:00 – 8:30 am Registration / Networking / Vendor Expo
8:30 – 9:00 am Thinking Differently About Hospital Readmissions
Glenna Yaroch, MBA, PT
Home Instead
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9:00 – 9:30 am Patient Generated Health Data: Preventing Readmissions and Achieving the Triple Aim
Brad Tritle, CIPP
vitaphone e-health solutions USA
Co-author, HIMSS Book of the Year
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9:30 – 9:40 am Solution Provider Showcase
9:40 – 10:00 am Vendor Expo
10:00 – 11:00 am Preparing for the New Readmission Penalty: MSPB
Josh Luke, PhD, FACHE
National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
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11:00 – 12:00 am Improving Care Transitions by Infusing True Person and Family-Centered Care
Eric Coleman, MD, MPH
The Care Transitions Program
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch and Vendor Expo
12:45 - 1:15 pm Commitment to Quality of Life Reduces Hospitalizations
Loren Shook
Silverado Home Care
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1:15 – 1:45 pm MSPB: The Community Integration Model
Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE.
Care Patrol
1:45 – 2:25 pm Early Breakout Session
Salon E/F Post Acute/Case Management Panel
M: Lindsay Holland, MHA (HSAG of CA)
1) Ruth Zaltsmann, MSN (El Camino)
2) Brenda Robertson, MSN (Dignity)
3) Kara Plaks, MS, CCC-SLP (Signature Healthcare)
Salon G/H: The 5 Mistakes Most Organizations Make Trying to Reduce Readmissions and How to Avoid Them
Bruce Spurlock
2:25 – 2:40 pm Vendor Expo
2:40 – 3:10 pm National Thought Leaders Forum
M: Jenna Fischer (Hospital Council No. & Cen. CA)
M: Eric Heil (Rightcare)
Eric Coleman, MD, MPH (Care Transitions)
Josh Luke, PhD, FACHE (NRPC)
3:10 – 4:00 pm Late Breakout Session
Salon E/F Case Management/Transitions Panel
M: Gavin Ward
David Perkins, RN, BSN (Kaiser)
Lisa Stroud, MSN (Sutter Delta)
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Salon G/H: Health Literacy & Health Literate Care
Jennifer Pearce, MPA
Sutter Center for Integrated Care: Health Literacy
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4:00 – 4:30 pm Medicare’s Call to Action: Moving from Competition to Collaboration
Jen Wieckowski, MSG
4:30 pm Closing remarks
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