Schedule for Day One (subject to change)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome
Danielle Louder, Program Director, and Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, Principal Investigator, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
1:15pm - 2:15pm Opening Plenary: The Pursuit of Value in Connected Care
Kicking off the conference, this session will explore the effectiveness and efficiency of telemedicine in primary care, including lessons from the Health-e-Access school-based telemedicine program.
Speaker: Kenneth M. McConnochie, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester
2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Session Series I (choose one)
  1. Overview of the Telehealth Reimbursement, Legal & Regulatory Landscape in the Northeast
    This session will cover the key legal and regulatory updates for all eight NETRC states in the past year, such as reimbursement laws and professional practice standards, as well as changes on the federal level anticipated in the year ahead.
    Speakers: Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante, Esq., Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP; and Christine Calouro, Policy Associate, Center for Connected Health Policy
  2. A Primer on Telehealth for Rural & Safety Net Providers
    Are you interested in telehealth for CAHs, RHCs, CHCs/FQHCs, and CMHCs? This session will provide an overview of regulatory, clinical, and billing issues specific to rural and safety net providers.
    Speaker: Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
  3. Strategies for Establishing Telehealth Programs in a Hospital or Health System
    The learning curve is high when you enter the world of telehealth - speakers will share their differing approaches to strategy, development, and lessons learned in leading telehealth program development.
    Speakers: Todd Young, Network Director, Telehealth Services, University of Vermont Health Network; and Oren J. Mechanic MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  4. Telehealth for Physical Therapy
    This presentation will cover the opportunity and best practices for telehealth in Physical Therapy. Best available evidence and use cases will be discussed.
    Speaker: Ellen Bunn, PT, Telerehabilitation Provider
  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
3:45pm - 4:45pm Breakout Session Series II (choose one)
  1. Designing Virtual Care to be Accessible and Useable for Clinicians and Patients
    Learn how organizations can restructure their existing Telehealth Program to be an all-encompassing strategic effort and a standard practice of care for all providers. Review organizational, individual and community-level factors associated with adoption and usage of connected health technologies.
    Speakers: Heather Meyers, MBA, Senior Program Manager, Digital Health, Boston Children’s Hospital; and Susan Woods, MD, MPH, ConnectME Authority Board Member and CEO/Founder of Nudg
  2. Telehealth Business Models for a Variety of Healthcare Settings
    How can your telehealth program be sustained? Join this session to discuss a variety of business models to help frame your next business plan.
    Speaker: Danielle Louder, Program Director, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
  3. Launching and Sustaining a Remote Monitoring Program Leveraging USDA Funding
    Discover strategies for developing, implementing, and sustaining a remote monitoring program, presented as a case study for leveraging the USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant.
    Speakers: Mia Millefoglie, MA, Vice President of Development and Marketing, MaineHealth Care at Home; and Shekinah Bailey, General Field Representative, USDA-RUS
  4. Diversified Partnerships in Telehealth: A County Health Department Approach
    A unique, countywide telehealth initiative enables access to care though telehealth stations; supported by community stakeholders that include businesses, schools, community planning agencies, faith-based institutions, and others.
    Speaker: Angela Stuart Palmer, Assistant Public Health Director, Fulton County Public Health Department
  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
4:45pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening (Light hors d'oeuvres served)
Go to the Day Two Schedule