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Southern California Readmissions Update 2014

Focus on Case Management
So Cal Case Managers Share What it Takes to be a Provider of Choice

Anaheim Business Expo Center
1960 South Anaheim Way 92805
Thursday October 16, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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
Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG
Health Services Advisory Group
State Program Director
An Update from the Quality Improvement Organization
Ram Dandillaya, M.D., FACC Ram Dandillaya, M.D., FACC
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Vice-Clinical Chief, Division of Cardiology
Debbie Rivet Debbie Rivet
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Interim Director of Case Management
Theresa Thomsen Theresa Thomsen
Hoag Hospital
Director of Case Management
Qiana Hines Qiana Hines
Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center
Director Case Management
Dr. Nicholas Jauregui Dr. Nicholas Jauregui
Supportive Care Medical Group
Medical Director
Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA
Mount Sinai Hospital & Chicago Medical School
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth A. Miller, RN, MSN Elizabeth A. Miller, RN, MSN
White Memorial Medical Center
Vice President, Care Management
Kim Butrum Kim Butrum
Silverado Care
Vice President of Health Services
Muriel Schonbachler, RN, BSN, CCM, CHFN Muriel Schonbachler, RN, BSN, CCM, CHFN
Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital
CHF Navigator
Michael Demoratz, PhD., CCM., LCSW Michael Demoratz, PhD., CCM., LCSW
Amada Senior Care
Director of Business Development
Jason Brandt Jason Brandt
Nexus Connected Healthcare
National Practice Manager, Healthcare
Jim McAleer MPA Jim McAleer MPA
Alzheimer's Association Orange County Chapter
Ruthie Goldberg Ruthie Goldberg
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
Director, Population Care Management
Raciela Austin Raciela Austin
Assistant Professor
Grant Campbell MSN, RN Grant Campbell MSN, RN
Zynx Health
Senior Director Clinical Strategy and Nursing Informatics
Marcus Grindstaff Marcus Grindstaff
Intel-GE Care InnovationsTM
Vice President, US Sales and Global Market Development
Gavin Ward Gavin Ward
24Hr HomeCare
Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships
April Bolles April Bolles
Palliative Care Alliance
Lindsay Holland, HSAG Lindsay Holland, HSAG
Health Services Advisory Group
Physician Track: Physician Tactics to Prevent Unnecessary Readmissions
Diana Retome, RN Diana Retome, RN
Kaiser Permanente
Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Lisa Gibbs, MD Lisa Gibbs, MD
UCI Health
Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Matt Ruth Matt Ruth
Chief Operating Officer
Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA,CSA,CFE
Care Patrol


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8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Vendor Expo
9:00 - 9:30 am Cardiac Remote Monitoring Reducing Hospitalizations and Preventing Readmissions
Dr. Ram Dandillaya (Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute) and Karrie Ferguson (Cardiocom)
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9:30 – 10:30 am MSPB, IMPACT and The Health System of the Future
Josh Luke, Founder, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
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10:30 – 10:45 am Vendor Expo
10:45 – 11:15 am Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary and the Community Integration Model
Chuck Bongiovanni, Care Patrol
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11:15 – 11:30 am Innovator Award Presentation and Solution Provider Showcase
11:30 – noon Enabling Engagement and Efficiency through Communication Technology
Jason Brandt, Nexus Connected Healthcare
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noon – 12:45 pm Lunch Presented by Nexus Connected Healthcare and Cisco Systems & Vendor Expo
12:45 – 1:30 pm Case Mngmnt Panel: Case Managers Speak-out on Becoming a Preferred Post Acute Provider
Moderator: Lindsay Holland, HSAG of CA
Panelists: Theresa Thomsen (Hoag), Qiana Hines (Fountain Valley) & Ruthie Goldberg (KP LA)
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1:30 – 2:00 pm
Hall A: Care Transitions/Remote Monitoring/SNF Track
UCI Health Presents its Best Practice SNF Telehealth & Self-management Program
Dr. Lisa Gibbs and Raciela Austin, NP; UCI Healthcare; Innovative SNF Partnerships: IPad Self Management and Tele-health: Seeking SNF’s in Search of Increased Medicare Volume – UCI’s Tele-Health Partnership with Coventry Court, Fountain Care, and Walnut Manor
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Hall B: Memory Care/Acute Care Track
Preventing Readmission in the ED: Physicians Perspective, Dr. Leslie Zun, University of Chicago
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2:00 – 2:15 pm Vendor Expo
2:15 – 3:00 pm
Hall A: Care Transitions/IT/Remote Monitoring/SNF Track
Proven Technology Solutions in reducing Readmissions
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Gibbs, UCI; Panelists, Grant Cambell (Zynx Health), Marcus Grindstaff (Intel/GE Care Innovations), and Matt Ruth (Rightcare Solutions)
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Hall B: Memory Care Track
Avoiding Unnecessary Hospitalization in Memory Care Patients
Moderator: Kim Buttrum (Silverado)
Panelists: Jim McAleer (Alzmrs Assn), Dr. Leslie Zun (Mount Sinai Medical Center), Nicolas Jaregui (Supportive Care Mdcl Grp)
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3:00 – 3:30 pm
Hall A: Hospice/Palliative Care Track
Palliative care as a Solution to Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalization
Moderator: Jen Wieckowski (HSAG)
Panelists: Michael Demoratz (Amada Senior Care), April Bolles (Palliative Care Alliance)
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Hall B: Care Transitions/SNF Track
Best Practice Case Study: Forming a Post Acute Network in Your Community
Debbie Rivet, Los Alamitos Medical Center
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3:30 – 4:15 pm Care Transitions Panel: What it Takes to Become a Preferred Post Acute Provider
Moderator: Gavin Ward (24HR Homecare)
Panelists: Muriel Schonblacher (Providence), Diana Retome (Kaiser OC) & Elizabeth Miller (White Mmrl)
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4:15 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks - 24HR HomeCare Cocktail Reception

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