August 26, 2016 all-day
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
$395 - $1295

Telemedicine is not a new field, but advances in technology and a changing healthcare landscape are elevating it to new heights. With smart devices more prevalent and more consistent connectivity, healthcare access can now be in the palm of a patient’s hand. And with point-of-care technologies becoming more readily accessible to consumers, there is an added layer of dimensionality to telehealth visits. Finally, a shift in how dollars are being spent on healthcare, both by consumers and employers, is helping to push this field ahead at a rapid pace. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Telemedicine symposium will provide a crash course in the most pressing topics in telehealth. Technology selection, business models, and reimbursement will be a primary focus, with additional coverage on HIPAA compliance, patient engagement, and care coordination. This symposium is ideal for those who are new to the field or those looking to improve their existing telehealth platform or program


8:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee


8:25 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Business of Telemedicine

Mark_BlattMark Blatt, (former) Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation; Mark Blatt Associates, Inc.
In the last five years telemedicine has gone from nice to have to “gotta have”. Remote care technologies have come of age. The EMR infrastructure to support digital care delivery is in place. The cost of the technology has plummeted, and its complexity continues to vanish. Wearables and IoT are the new buzzwords. So, what will it take to make a living with Telemedicine? Come hear how the Business of the Telemedicine can be realized today.

9:00 Remote Patient Monitoring – A New $37 Billion Industry by 2020

Steven_GerstSteven Gerst, M.D., MBA, MPH, CHE, CMO, ARC Devices Limited
Home patient monitoring systems/services, including automated prescription pharmaceutical compliance tracking, will help health systems, IPAs/ACOs and health insurers save an estimated $300 billion over the next 4 years while improving access and quality of care. RPM/Telemedicine is growing from 19.7 to a projected 158 million visits. Health systems can now capture the new $41.90 capitated monthly fee for CPT Code 99490 for non-face-to-face chronic care management as well as the $163.88 and $230.86 Transitional Care management fees under Codes 99495 and 99496, potentially adding millions of dollars in revenue to the bottom line.

9:30 Value-Based Virtual Care: The Opportunity to Get the Most Out of Telehealth

Nicholas_AssadNicholas G. Assad, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CirrusMD, Inc.
Health care is shifting rapidly from fee for service to fee for access, or value-based payment arrangements. I will be discussing what that looks like for health systems, insurance companies and patients and how value-based virtual health will play a critical role in the success of this healthcare transition. I will briefly discuss the evolution of telemedicine and immediately go into how value-based virtual health will impact on health systems, insurance companies and government.

10:00 Network Effects in Telemedicine

Payam_PakravanPayam Pakravan, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network)
Over the past 10 years, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has developed one of the largest telemedicine networks in the world. Last year over 500,000 clinical events took place across the network. OTN has broadened its focus beyond simply growing network activity to include clinical program development and catalyzing the spread of successful telemedicine business models across the province. As the network evolves from a utility to a virtual healthcare platform, the value proposition of telemedicine is being significantly broadened. This presentation highlights some of the key lessons learned so far in the “mainstreaming” of telemedicine in Ontario.

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Integrating EHRs

Brett_ShillingstadBret Shillingstad, M.D., CMIO, Epic

11:30 pm Talk Title to be Announced

William_MorrisWilliam Morris, CMIO, Cleveland Clinic

12:00 Late Breaking Presentation

12:30 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

1:00 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Enjoy Lunch on Your Own

1:30 Session Break


2:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

2:05 Telehealth Business Arrangements and Contracting

Nathaniel_LacktmanNathaniel Lacktman, Partner, Telemedicine and Virtual Care Practice, Foley & Larnder
The rapid growth of telehealth technologies offers enormous benefits to the healthcare community, along with new provider business models and arrangements. When designing a telehealth offering, companies should explore the various financial opportunities and compensation models. These arrangements must be not only financially viable, but structured to comply with federal and state compliance laws and regulations. This session will focus on legal business models and compensation methodologies in telehealth.

2:35 Impact & Opportunity—Evolution of Laws and Policy in the Business of Telehealth

Alexis_GilroyAlexis S. Gilroy, Partner, Digital Health & HIT, Jones Day
Laws and policy impacting digital health are quickly evolving in a variety of ways both across the US and globally, and the globalization of remote care delivery is advancing this change like never before. This session will discuss strategies for evaluating and managing multi-jurisdictional laws and regulations while scaling your digital health business. From whether telehealth has changed the standard of care to whether a second opinion is the practice of medicine, the speaker will propose possible theories for the next frontier of legal and policy modifications expected to drive further change and business opportunity in digital health.

3:05 Refreshment Break

3:35 PANEL DISCUSSION: Policy and Establishing a Telemedicine Business
Moderator: Mark Blatt, (former) Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation; Mark Blatt Associates, Inc.
Panelists: Alexis Slagle Gilroy, Partner, Jones Day
Jeffrey Benabio, Director, Healthcare Transformation, Kaiser
Alice Borrelli, Director, Global Health and Workforce Policy, Intel
Payam Pakravan, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network)

4:35 Close of Symposium

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