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National Readmission Prevention Collaborative Summit 2014

Anaheim Business ExpoCenter, 1960 South Anaheim Way 92805

Valet Parking and Self Parking available

May 7, 2014: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm

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Keynote speakers and topics listed below.

Nasim Afsar-manesh, MD SFHM Nasim Afsar-manesh, MD SFHM
UCLA Health System
Associate Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Hospitals
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine & Neurosurgery
Executive Director of Quality and Safety, Medicine & Neurosurgery
Julia Slininger, RN, BS, CPHQ Julia Slininger, RN, BS, CPHQ
Hospital Association of Southern California
VP, Quality and Patient Safety
Kathryn H Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN Kathryn H Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Van Ameringen Chair in Nursing Excellence
Professor of Nursing
Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG
Health Services Advisory Group
Program Director, Care Transitions
An Update from the Quality Improvement Organization
Josh D. Luke, PH.D., FACHE Josh Luke, Ph.D., FACHE
National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD
Shea Family Health
Chief Medical Officer
Brad Tritle Brad Tritle
VitaPhone Health Solutions
Co-author, HIMSS Book of the Year
Engage! Transforming Healthcare through Digital Patient Engagement
Loren Shook Loren Shook
Silverado Senior Living
President & CEO
Glenna Yaroch, MBA Glenna Yaroch, MBA
Home Instead Senior Care
PT President
Wayne Sensor Wayne Sensor, Chief Executive Officer
Integrated Care Solutions
Lindsay Holland, HSAG Lindsay Holland, HSAG
Health Services Advisory Group
Physician Track: Physician Tactics to Prevent Unnecessary Readmissions
Ebinehita Omofoma, MHA Ebinehita Omofoma, MHA
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Administrative Officer, Logistics Management Service
Become a Fellow in Readmission Prevention
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM
UCI Health System
Endowed Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor & Hospitalist Program Director
June Simmons June Simmons
Partners in Care Foundation
Beverly Sanborn Beverly Sanborn
Belmont Village Senior Living
Vice President of Program Development Gerontologist and LCSW
Julie Puentes Julie Puentes
Hospital Association of Southern California
Regional Vice President (Orange County)
Teresa Ballantine Teresa Ballantine
Bardia Anvar, MD Bardia Anvar, MD
Skilled Wound Care
Maria Arellano, MS, RN, PMC-III Maria Arellano, MS, RN, PMC-III
American HealthTech
Clinical Product Manager
Roy Foster Roy Foster
Population Health Services
Senior Director
Athena Verma Athena Verma
ComForcare Home Care
National Director of Development
David Van Sickle, PhD David Van Sickle, PhD
Propeller Health
Co-founder and CEO
Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE
Care Patrol
Jason Brandt Jason Brandt
Nexus Connected Healthcare
National Practice Manager, Healthcare


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8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and Vendor Expo
8:30 – 9:00 am A Case Study in Home Based Care: Thinking Differently About Hospital Readmissions
Glenna Yaroch, Home Instead
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9:00 – 9:30 am Post Acute Placement: The Missing Piece of the Readmissions Puzzle
Chuck Bongiovanni, Care Patrol
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9:30 – 10:00 am The Impact of Discharge Decision Support on Reducing Readmissions
Kathryn Bowles, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
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10:00 – 10:20 am Earning the Fellow Certificate in Readmission Prevention: Ebi Omofoma (2-3 minutes)
Solution Provider Showcase
Vendor Expo
10:20 – 10:50 am Using Technology and Proactive Communication to Prevent Avoidable Readmissions
Wayne Sensor, Ensocare
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10:50 – 11:20 am Silverado: Our Commitment to Quality of Life Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Loren Shook, Silverado Home Care
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11:20 – 11:50 pm A Systematic Approach to Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalization within UCLA Health Systems
Dr. Afsar Nasim, UCLA Health System
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11:50 – 12:20 pm Using Patient Generated Data to Reduce Readmissions and Triple Aim
Brad Tritle, Vitaphone; Co-author, HIMSS Book of the Year
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12:20 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Vendor Expo
1:00 – 1:45 pm Breakout Session One
Hall A: AL/SNF Track Assisted Living & SNF Strategies that Reduce Readmissions
M: Steve Moran (Senior Housing Forum)
1) Beverly Sanborn (Belmont)
2) Jane Mahakian (Gerentologist)
3) Chuck Biogiavanni (Care Patrol)
Hall B: IT/Technology Track Technology: Data Driven Readmission Reduction Strategies
M: Mary Kay Thalken (Ensocare)
1) Donn Wurts (Nexus Connected Healthcare)
2) Joel Parris (IBM)
3) Roy Foster (Cerner)
Hall C: Case Man/SNF/Home H/C Case Management Focus: Bringing it All Together Part One
M: Jen Wieckowski (HSAG of CA)
1) Rhiannon Acree (Cambrian Healthcare)
2) Dr. Anvar (Skilled Wound Care)
3) Athena Verma (ComForcare)
1:50 – 2:35 pm Breakout Session Two
Hall A: SNF/AL Track Tech Solutions: Proof that Your Facility Outperforms the Rest
M: Dr. Karl Steinberg (Scripps Health/Shea Family Homes)
1) Teresa Ballantine (Servarus)
2) Maria Arellano (AMHT)
3) Autumn Grimes (PointRight)
Hall B: IT/Technology Track High Tech Readmission Strategies: It’s Innovative and It Works
M: Mary Gessay (CALTCM)
1) Brad Tritle (Vitaphone)
2) Dr. Rob Marriot (Door to Door Vascular)
3) David Van Sickle (Propeller Health)
Hall C: Case Man/Home H/C Hospice/Palliative Case Management Focus: Bringing it All Together Part Two
M: Todd Cook (Providence Health System)
1) Donn Wurts (Nexus Connected Healthcare)
2) Kim Butrum (Silverado)
3) Glenna Yaroch (Home Instead)
2:35 – 2:50 pm Vendor Expo and Break
2:50 – 3:35 pm Breakout Session Three
Hall A: Physician Track Three Easy Tactics for Physicians to Reduce Readmissions
M: Lindsay Holland (HSAG of CA)
1) Dr. Ed Racht (Envision Healthcare)
2) Dr. Jesse Licunan (PA Housecalls SNFists)
3) Dr. John Macaulay (Juniper Health and Verizon)
Hall B: Behavioral Health Behavioral Health: Reducing Readmissions through Collaboration
M: Julie Puentes (Hospital Association of Southern California)
1) Cheryl Alvarez (Alzheimers Family Resource Center)
2) John Ryan (Windsor Artesia)
3) Joe Avelino (College Hospital LB)
Hall C: Case Man/Home H/C Care Transitions: Strategies that are Working in the Home
June Simmons, Partners in Care
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3:15 – 4:00 pm Breakout Session Four
Hall A: Physician Track Readmissions and Medications
Dr. Alpresh Amin, UCI Health
Hall B: AL/Behavioral Health Can Whole-Brain Fitness Help Prevent Re-hospitalization
Beverly Sanborn, Belmont
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Hall C: Case Man/Hosp/Palliative Picking the Ripe Fruit for a Palliative Care or Hospice Conversation
Julie Slininger, Hospital Association of Southern California
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4:00 – 4:45 pm Breakout Session Five
Hall A: Case Man/Home H/C HomeCare: A Vital Team Member in Preventing Readmissions
Rhiannon Acree, Cambrian Home Care
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Hall B: IT/Tech Track Connected Contact Center: Reducing Readmissions through EMR integration
Jason Brandt, Nexus Connected Healthcare
Hall C: SNF Track Risk Management: A Collaborative Approach
Teresa Ballantine, ServarusRM
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4:50 – 5:15 pm Starting a Post Acute Network in Your Community
Dr. Josh Luke, The Readmission Prevention Group
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5:15 – 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Know Readmissions Inc.
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