Integrated Healthcare Forum

Friday, September 18
Room N262

The Integrated Healthcare Forum is an exclusive one-day event, held in conjunction with EMS World Expo, that brings together experts in the fast-growing field of integrated healthcare to present information on:

  • Funding, reimbursement and developing contracts with payers;
  • Utilization of new healthcare technologies;
  • Patient care data collection and outcomes measures;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Patient satisfaction and the customer experience;
  • Pilot projects across the country.

Attend this exclusive event to find out how integrated healthcare serves to meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim of better health, better healthcare and reduced costs.

Attendees will include hospital and health system executives, EMS leaders, home health management, physicians, nurses and other caregivers.

Attendance at the Forum is included with a 3-day EMS World Expo core program registration. Separate registration is available for $25.


8–8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
8:15–9 a.m.
Pivoting for Tomorrow's Healthcare

Opening Plenary by Dave Williams, Executive Director of Improvement Capability at Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky is famously quoted as saying he didn’t play where the puck was, he played where it was going to be. Healthcare in America is going through a once-in-a-generation transformation. The Affordable Care Act has initiated reforms that are fundamentally shifting the delivery system. Based on David’s unique background and role at the IHI, he will review looming healthcare changes to roll out over the next few years and outline the linkages within the delivery of integrated healthcare you need to consider and the measures you need to understand. He will also address how the shift in the delivery system will move from episodic care to improving the health of patients.
9–10:45 a.m.
Funding, Reimbursement & Legislation

Moderated by Matt Zavadsky, Public Affairs Director, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Ft. Worth, TX
Panelists include: Howard Backer, MD, Director, California Emergency Medical Services Authority
Kevin Horahan, JD, MPH, NRP, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Planning, HHS ASPR
Tami Hillstrom, Director, Regional Telephonic Medicine Center, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest in Portland, OR
Daniel Ross, Field Director, Joint Commission

A lot of pieces need to fall into place as we move forward in this new era of integrated healthcare. This panel discussion will review legislative issues that will help change delivery of care models and redefine the integrated healthcare workforce; how the federal government is viewing the reimbursement of services in this new era, especially in regard to the delivery of care in the prehospital arena; and how healthcare systems, payers and providers are working together to develop new payment models that put value-based purchasing at the forefront of the equation with the patient as the sum.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
How Technology Is Transforming Integrated Healthcare

Moderated by Nick Nudell, MS, NRP, Chief Data Officer, PrioriHealth Partners; EMS Performance Measures Project Manager, EMS Compass Initiative
Panelists include:
Dave Zaiman, Business Development Manager, ImageTrend
Curt Bashford, President, GD
Kathy J. Chorba, Executive Director, California Telehealth Resource Center

Technology is a major key to the success of the integrated healthcare system, from expansion of electronic patient records to deployment of telemedicine in the field to management of outcomes data. The long-term future of integrated healthcare systems will depend upon being able to show how able what we do makes a difference in regard to the three tenets of the triple aim: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. Find out how technology is advancing to assist your system in meeting these goals.
12:30–2 p.m.
Lunch on your own
2–3:45 p.m.
Successful Stakeholder Collaboration

Moderated by Jeff Beeson, DO, Texas Medical Director, Acadian Ambulance
Panelists include:
Anne Robinson-Montera, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse Consultant, CO
Brenda Staffan, CMS Health Care Innovation Award Project Director, REMSA, Reno, NV
Robert Brooks, MBA, RN, Executive VP & COO, Erlanger Health System, TN
Mitch Snyder, Battalion Chief, FD CARES Program, Kent (WA) Fire Department

As we move toward integration, collaboration among stakeholders will be the determining factor of successful systems. We must come together to develop systems of care that embrace integrated processes where each member of the healthcare team plays a role that matches their skills and abilities and contributes to the 360 degree picture of an integrated healthcare system. Strong relationships will enhance the patient care experience, help bring together systems data and improve outcomes information. Collaboration has never been more important in the healthcare environment as we ensure that our strategies and processes are valid and valuable and improve the patient care we deliver while saving costs and improving efficiency.
3:45–4 p.m. Summation
Join all our panelists as they answer audience questions that address key issues brought up during the Forum.