ATA Fall Forum :: September 8-10, 2013 in Toronto, Canada

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Program Schedule
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The most up-to-date program schedule for the ATA Fall Forum in Toronto is available below. Please note: times and speakers are subject to change.


Sunday
 September 8

7:00am - 6:00pm
On-Site Registration Open
9:00am - 4:00pm











How to Create and Manage a Successful Telehealth Program
Pre-Meeting Course, Separate Registration Required

Coordinated by the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the Ontario Telemedicine Network

Lessons learned and best practices from both Canada and the United States will be the focus of this unique course.  Participants will discover key elements for success in establishing or expanding telemedicine applications from the experience of two of the largest telemedicine programs in North America.  In this course, experts will discuss a variety of telemedicine and telehealth topics including program sustainability, growth and integration into the mainstream delivery of healthcare services.
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4:00pm - 5:30pm














Industry and Institutional Council Town Hall on Products and Services
A Dialogue on the Emerging Needs of the Industry

Open exclusively to ATA Industry Council and ATA Institutional Council Members


ATA Industry and Institutional Council Members meet in an open forum to discuss telemedicine products and services. This town hall will be the first in a unique and ongoing series of dialogues that candidly address whether the critical technology needs of healthcare providers are being met. As vendors and buyers of technology, the two councils are committed to talking openly about the strengths and weaknesses in the industry - empowering customers to provide real feedback on products being purchased as well as offering vendors an opportunity to respond to customer needs. The format of the town hall underscores the atmosphere of partnership and trust that ATA espouses: the importance of a blended and equal membership which represents both corporate & clinical; trade association & medical professional society and sales & research. MORE
6:00pm - 7:00pm



Informal ATA Reception at Quinn's 
1st Floor, Sheraton Centre Toronto
Join your fellow attendees for an informal gathering at Quinn’s, located on the first floor of the Sheraton Centre. Enjoy discounted drinks, appetizers and good company. 



Monday
September 9

7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Open
8:30am - 9:15am























Welcome and Opening Plenary

Hon. Deb Matthews, PhD
Hon. Deborah Matthews, PhD 

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care  
Province of Ontario
Toronto, ON Canada



Ed Brown, MD
Ed Brown, MD

President
American Telemedicine Association
Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Telemedicine Network
Toronto, ON Canada

Report from ATA

Jonathan LinkousJonathan Linkous
Chief Executive Officer
American Telemedicine Association
Washington, DC USA




9:15am - 10:00am





























Engaging Consumers, Reducing Costs and Improving Care

Every effort to transform the delivery of healthcare relies on a more engaged patient and consumer. But reaching that goal is not easy. Two of the nation’s leading experts will provide attendees with their special insights on ways to use technology to successfully redesign the way healthcare is delivered.

Ivor Braden Horn, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC USA

Dr. Horn is a recognized expert on how social media and mobile health technology can be used to impact improve health outcomes in underserved populations.  She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Good Morning America Health and local news segments related to parenting and childhood development.  Horn has been a contributor to Parenting Magazine, iParenting.com and the Discovery Channel.

  Peter L. Levin 
  Founder and CEO
  Amida Technology Solutions
  Washington, DC USA


Dr. Levin is an American entrepreneur, professor, and public servant. As the former Chief Technology Officer in the Veterans Administration Dr. Levin was chief architect and co-inventor of Blue Button, an online service that has allowed millions of veterans to access and download the information from their My HealtheVet personal health records into a text file or PDF, which they can then share with health care providers, other caregivers or loved ones.
10:00am - 10:45am

Exhibit Hall Coffee Break
Supported by HealthTech Consultants
10:45am - 11:15am

















Patient-Generated Health Information: Coming of Age

Understanding how to use and integrate patient generated health data into care delivery is a hot topic for health systems, payers, private practices and patients alike.  The capture of such data from patients, families, and personal caregivers can incorporate smart phones, biometric devices, patient portals, and other technologies.  This session will feature one of the world’s leading thinkers on how such data can be created, integrated and used to improve patient care.

Jonathan S. Wald

Jonathan S. Wald, MD, MPH, FACMI
Director of Patient-Centered Technologies
Center for the Advancement of Health IT
Boston, MA USA



Dr. Wald, an industry expert, researcher, and policy analyst will describe the promise and challenge of leveraging patient generated health data in patient care using research and industry examples.


11:15am - 11:45am















How Big Data and Analytics are Transforming Healthcare

This session will provide attendees with insights on the use of big data and accompanying analytics and the potential applicability for this new technology in medicine. The session will include the real-world context for business opportunities and challenges including economics, governance and managerial considerations that are critical for providers and managers interested in incorporating the use of big data.

  Dennis Giokas
  CTO
  Emerging Technologies Group
  Infoway
  Toronto, ON CA




11:45am - 1:30pm






















Lunch and Keynote Presentation
Supported by IDEAL LIFE

Welcome

  Don Newsham
  CEO
  COACH and Canadian Telehealth Forum





Virtual Care in Mental Health

Dr. Yellowlees will provide a vivid example of how asynchronous telepsychiatry can be used to overcome shortages, improve care and increase the sustainability of telehealth networks.

Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS  Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS
  Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  UC Davis Health System
  Sacramento, CA USA
1:30pm - 2:15pm





























Breakout Sessions:
ATA Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine Quality Assurance

One of the largest problems faced by providers and health system managers using telemedicine is the lack of standardized approaches to providing remote health services. Each program, practitioner and health system has been faced with inventing their own procedures and requirements. Such trial-and-error approaches have often resulted in inefficiencies, reduced quality and failure. In response, over the last decade ATA has developed a series of practice guidelines. Each guideline is based on research outcomes from thousands of scientific studies. Work groups including representatives from leading programs, government agencies, medical societies and private vendors create the guidelines using these outcomes combined with real-world experiences and best practices from hundreds of programs.

For the first time, ATA is providing a practical, how-to session based on the approved guidelines. Each session is designed to give attendees a head start in developing and improving their operations using the approved guidelines as the core curricula. The sessions will be led by experts in the field and leaders of the guidelines effort. Attendees will be given a free copy of the guideline and have the opportunity to ask questions about how they can adopt the guideline for their own program.

**Each guideline presenter will host two, 20 minute breakout sessions so attendees may attend one of each session. 

Core Standards for Telemedicine Operations & Videoconferencing-Based Telepresenting 

1st Breakout Session: 1:30pm - 1:50pm
2nd Breakout Session: 1:55pm - 2:15pm

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhDElizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair of Research
Dept. Medical Imaging
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ USA
Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine in Primary and Urgent Care

1st Breakout Session: 1:30pm - 1:50pm
2nd Breakout Session: 1:55pm - 2:15pm


Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA
CEO
CareClix Telemedicine
Washington, DC USA
2:15pm - 3:00pm


Exhibit Hall Coffee Break
Supported by Georgia Partnership for Telehealth
3:00pm - 4:00pm











































Reducing Re-hospitalizations, Emergency Room Visits and Improving Quality and Outcomes Through Effective Remote Patient Monitoring Approaches

A front-line, front-page issue for healthcare is reducing ER visits and hospital stays. Whether for those suffering from chronic diseases, frequent flyers or recently discharged patients, healthcare providers are looking at remote monitoring and related technology as an important tool in this effort. However, some studies have called into question whether technology can make a significant impact on reducing hospital admissions for such patients. This panel will provide the perspectives from programs that have shown significant positive results in this area. The panel will identify why and how their programs have succeeded and what it takes to duplicate their success.

Moderator

David Lindeman, PhD
David A. Lindeman, PhD
Co-Director Health Care, CITRIS, 
University of California; 
Director, Center for Technology and Aging
Oakland, CA USA


Panelists

Erin M. Denholm, MSN, RN
Erin M. Denholm, MSN, RN
SVP Clinical Transformation
Centura Health
Denver, CO USA



Kemal Jethwani, MD, MPH
Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH 
Corporate Manager, Research and Innovation
Partners HealthCare; Center for Connected Health
Boston, MA USA



Doreen Salek, BS, RN, CCS/CPC/CPC-P
Doreen Salek, BS, RN, CCS/CPC/CPC-P
Director, Population Health Business Intelligence
Geisinger Health Plan
Danville, PA USA
4:00pm - 5:30pm
​Reception in Exhibit Hall
Supported by Cisco
5:45pm






ATA Night Out in Toronto
Supported by Polycom and TELUS Health

Join us for food, drinks and entertainment at Turf Lounge, a fun and sophisticated restaurant and bar, complete with off-track horse betting (OTB).  We will provide complimentary OTB tutorials, betting guides and programs. Each attendee will receive a complimentary $2 betting voucher with additional vouchers available for purchase.

Tuesday September 10

 

7:30am - 3:00pm
Registration Open
8:30am - 9:30am































Building Sustainable Telehealth Networks of Scale

There have been hundreds of telehealth networks linking thousands of sites on every continent and in almost every country throughout the world. Unfortunately, not every network has endured. Sustainability and size are the hallmarks of success. It turns out, that there are several pathways to that goal. This session will describe alternative business models used to build large-scale, sustainable telehealth networks, from hub-and-spoke to collaborative systems.

Moderator

Jonathan D. Linkous
Jonathan Linkous

Chief Executive Officer
American Telemedicine Association
Washington, DC USA



Panelists

Adam Hutton
Adam Hutton

VP Adoption and Strategic Partnerships
Ontario Telemedicine Network
Toronto, ON Canada



Curtis L. Lowery Jr., MD
Curtis L. Lowery Jr., MD

Director, Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS)
Chairman and Professor; 
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Little Rock, AR USA

  Joseph Peterson, MD
 
Chief Executive Officer
  Specialists on Call
  Reston, VA
9:30am - 10:00am












Building A National Campaign to Promote Telehealth and Merging Telehealth and Telecare: Lessons from the UK

How the United Kingdom has successfully used technology to provide coordinated aging services and home health care for seniors and manage the high costs and ever-changing technologies around remote patient monitoring.

Trevor Single
Trevor Single 
Chief Executive Officer 
Telecare Services Association
Wilmslow, Cheshire UK
10:00am - 10:45am

Exhibit Hall Coffee Break
Supported by Polycom
10:45am - 11:30am

































Breakout Sessions:
ATA Practice Guidelines for Telemedicine Quality Assurance


One of the largest problems faced by providers and health system managers using telemedicine is the lack of standardized approaches to providing remote health services. Each program, practitioner and health system has been faced with inventing their own procedures and requirements. Such trial-and-error approaches have often resulted in inefficiencies, reduced quality and failure. In response, over the last decade ATA has developed a series of practice guidelines. Each guideline is based on research outcomes from thousands of scientific studies. Work groups including representatives from leading programs, government agencies, medical societies and private vendors create the guidelines using these outcomes combined with real-world experiences and best practices from hundreds of programs.

For the first time, ATA is providing a practical, how-to session based on the approved guidelines. Each session is designed to give attendees a head start in developing and improving their operations using the approved guidelines as the core curricula. The sessions will be led by experts in the field and leaders of the guidelines effort. Attendees will be given a free copy of the guideline and have the opportunity to ask questions about how they can adopt the guideline for their own program.

**Each guideline presenter will host two, 20 minute breakout sessions so attendees may attend one of each session. 

Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology

1st Breakout Session: 10:45am - 11:05am
2nd Breakout Session: 11:10am - 11:30am

  Hon S. Pak, MD FAAD
  CMIO & President,
  Government Market Division
  AMC Health
  New York, NY USA

Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services

1st Breakout Session: 10:45am - 11:05am
2nd Breakout Session: 11:10am - 11:30am



Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS 
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine,
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Consultation Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
Medical Director, Telemedicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care
                         Burlington, VT USA


11:30am - 12:15pm































Proven Strategies for Mainstreaming mHealth into Clinical Workflows

mHealth, mobile health, wireless healthcare. All of these terms refer to the explosion of devices, applications and services promising to transform the delivery of healthcare. The myriad options and the incredible hype associated with m-health can be confusing. This session calls on two recognized authorities to discuss ways providers, hospitals and health systems are successfully integrating mHealth into day-to-day clinical practices.

Moderator

Alice Watland
  Alice Watland
  COO
  American Telemedicine Association
  Washington, DC USA



Panelists

Steven Dean
Steven Dean

Administrative Director 
Inova Telemedicine Program
Falls Church, VA USA



Neil Versel
Neil Versel 

Freelance Healthcare Journalist 
Chicago, IL USA
12:15pm - 1:30pm














Lunch and Keynote Presentation

Making Care Mobile: Shifting Perspectives on the Virtualization of Health Care

Both Canada and the United States are undergoing dramatic changes in healthcare delivery. Will Falk has been a major voice behind the shift to virtual care and has spoken and written extensively on this subject.  His lively and thought provoking presentations invariably attract the top leaders in healthcare and government. View his report here

Will Falk
Will Falk

Executive Fellow, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation;
Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management;
Managing Partner, Healthcare, PwC Canada
Toronto, ON Canada
1:30pm - 2:15pm





































Getting Paid for Telehealth

All the talk about innovation and transformation are meaningless without a revenue stream to pay for remote health delivery. This session will highlight alternative approaches to payment and reimbursement.

Moderator:

 Gary Capistrant Gary Capistrant
  Senior Director, Public Policy
  American Telemedicine Association
  Washington, DC USA
 


Panelists:

  Andrew  R. Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS
  Vice President, International and Commercial Services Division, UPMC;
  Executive Director, Telemedicine, UPMC;
  Medical Director, Center for Connected Medicine; 
  Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  Pittsburgh, PA USA

Trevor Single
Trevor Single 
Chief Executive Officer 
Telecare Services Association
Wilmslow, Cheshire UK



  George Margelis 
  Adjunct Associate Professor
  TeleHealth Research & Innovation Laboratory 
  University of Western Sydney
  Sydney, Australia

2:15pm
Adjourn
2:30pm - 3:30pm







ATA Canadian Member Discussion Group
The Canadian Discussion Group is a community for ATA members to discuss important telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth issues in Canada. This meeting is a kick-off meeting for the newly established group. The group is open to all ATA Members.