Schedule for Day Two (subject to change)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

7:30am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome
Danielle Louder, Program Director, and Andrew Solomon, MPH, Project Manager, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
8:40am - 9:45am Keynote Presentation: Realizing Telehealth's Value Through Innovation and Collaboration
Discover the lessons learned from one of the world’s most extensive telemedicine networks. The OTN brings virtual care innovation to the healthcare system so that the people of Ontario can get the care they need when and where they need it most: at home, in their community, or in a hospital.
Speaker: Laurie Poole, RN, BScN, MHSA, Vice President, Clinical Innovation, Ontario Telemedicine Network
9:45am - 10:30am Reaching out with Technology – A Call to Action Across the Northeast and Beyond
Telehealth programs continue to blossom across the northeast, but a number of factors determine successful implementation. Finger Lakes Community Health, one of the region’s most active FQHC-based telehealth programs, will discuss the importance of continued telehealth capacity building, opportunities for overcoming barriers, and the future of technology in healthcare.
Speaker: Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health
10:30am - 11:30am Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30am - 12:30pm Breakout Session Series I (choose one)
  1. Telehealth Success Stories: Strategies for Deployment, Scalability, and Sustainability
    This session will showcase telemedicine success stories in acute and ambulatory environments. Success is measured in different ways, whether by scalability and sustainability in virtual specialty clinics or proven quality and financial return on investment in an acute tele-sitting program.
    Speakers: Dave Hall, MHA, Associate Vice President, Operations, Guthrie Medical Group, and Elliott Wilson, MBA, PMP, Director of Project Services, Virtua Health
  2. Operationalizing Telemedicine: Legal and Regulatory Issues
    This session will cover the legal and regulatory issues that provider entities must consider when entering into business relationships involving telemedicine with outside providers and/or vendors.
    Speakers: Stephen K. Phillips, Esq., Partner, and Jeremy D. Sherer, Esq., Associate, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.
  3. Serving Vulnerable Populations Across the Life Span through Telehealth
    From delivering pediatric telehealth services to special needs children in a group home setting to tech-savvy care for adults aging in place - join us to learn more about innovative programs being delivered in NH and VT.
    Speakers: Cathie Buscalgia, BS, QDDP, Director of Innovation, and Kevin Hutt, Safety Connection Senior Manager, Howard Center; and Vanessa Brown, BS, PMP, Program Practice Manager for Ambulatory TeleSpecialties, Center for Telehealth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  4. Telehealth Training: Lessons from the Nation’s Pioneering Academic Speech Therapy Telepractice Training Program
    This presentation will provide the background, mission and overview of the speech therapy telepractice training program at the University of Maine. The three components of the program will be discussed accompanied by video case examples, clinical outcomes, and future directions.
    Speakers: Judy Walker, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Coordinator, and MaryBeth Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor, Speech Therapy Telepractice Program, University of Maine
  5. Telehealth Technology Lab (offered multiple times)
    Explore the world of telehealth technology with hands-on telemedicine hardware demonstrations and an overview of technology assessment strategies.
    Speakers: Doris T. Barta, MHA, Director, and Jordan Berg, Technology Assessment Specialist, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30pm - 2:30pm Breakout Session Series II (choose one)
  1. Telepsychiatry: Model Programs for Increasing Access
    Join three experienced telepsychiatrists from VT, ME, and NY to discuss models and clinical best practices for increasing access to care in diverse settings, and the future of technology in psychiatry and behavioral health.
    Speakers: Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, Medical Director of Telemedicine, University of Vermont Medical Center; Michael E. Kelley, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health Services, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center; and Jonathan Merson, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Telehealth, Northwell Health
  2. Project ECHO: Sustaining A National Model for Mentoring and Education
    Learn about the state of Missouri’s comprehensive plan to utilize the Project ECHO model to increase access and capacity of high-value, patient-centered health care, and how Project ECHO is being leveraged in northern New England and beyond.
    Speakers: Rachel Mutrux, Senior Program Director, Missouri Telehealth Network; and Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, and Pieter Tryzelaar, Med, MFA, Manager of Education and Learning, Maine Quality Counts
  3. Constructing a Reimbursed Teledermatology Network for an Evolving Payer Environment
    In 2016, a network of Community Health Centers implemened a teledermatology triage program. This session will outline their approach to sustainablility in a changing reimbursement landscape.
    Speakers: Elizabeth Browne, Executive Director, Charles River Community Health & Community Care Cooperative; and Carla Bettano, Program Development Director, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  4. Telehealth as a Model for Managing Obesity in Rural Areas
    This session with discuss two approaches in ME and NH for using telehealth in obesity medicine, including their methods for connecting to rural patients at home.
    Speakers: Valeria O’Hara, DO, FAAP, ABOM, Medical Director, Eastern Maine Medical Center WOW Clinic; and John Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock & Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmout
  5. Telehealth Technology Lab (offered multiple times)
    Explore the world of telehealth technology with hands-on telemedicine hardware demonstrations and an overview of technology assessment strategies.
    Speakers: Doris T. Barta, MHA, Director, and Jordan Berg, Technology Assessment Specialist, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center
2:45pm - 3:45pm Closing Plenary: Optimizing Value. Enhancing Engagement. Revolutionizing Access.
Telehealth is not a cure-all, but in many ways, it has become an essential tool in our efforts to develop the proactive, effective, and highly efficient services our patients and clients will need in the coming years. This closing session will look briefly at where we have been and where we will head next.
Speaker: Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
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