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Testimonials

In the various roles he has undertaken through the years, Val J. Halamandaris has been a singular driving force behind the policy and program initiatives resulting in the recognition of home health care as a viable alternative to institutionalization. His dedication to consumer advocacy, which enhances the quality of life and dignity of those receiving home health care, merits VNA HealthCare Group’s highest recognition and deepest respect. 

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VNA HealthCare Group

I have the highest respect for them, especially for the nurses, aides and therapists, who devote their lives to caring for people with disabilities, the infirm and dying Americans.  There are few more noble professions.

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President Barack Obama

Home health care agencies do such a wonderful job in this country helping people to be able to remain at home and allowing them to receive services

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Chair, Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee

Home care is a combination of compassion and efficiency.  It is less expensive than institutional care...but at the same time it is a more caring, human, intimate experience, and therefore it has a greater human element...it’s a big mistake not to try to maximize it and find ways to give people the home care option over either nursing homes, hospitals or other institutions

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

Medicaid covers long-term care, but only for low-income families.  And Medicare only pays for care that is connected to a hospital discharge....our health care system must cover these vital services...[and] we should promote home-based care, which most people prefer, instead of the institutional care that we emphasize now.

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Former U.S. Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-CD)

We need incentives to...keep people in home health care settings...It’s dramatically less expensive than long term care.

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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

 

Home care is clearly the wave of the future. It’s clearly where patients want to be cared for. I come from an ethnic family and when a member of our family is severely ill, we would never consider taking them to get institutional care. That’s true of many families for both cultural and financial reasons. If patients have a choice of where they want to be cared for, where it’s done the right way, they choose home.

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Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

A couple of years ago, I spent a little bit of time with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its president, Val J. Halamandaris, and I was just blown away. What impressed me so much was that they talked about what they do as opposed to just the strategies of how to deal with Washington or Sacramento or Albany or whatever the case may be. Val is a fanatic about care, and it comes through in every way known to mankind. It comes through in the speakers he invites to their events; it comes through in all the stuff he shares.

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Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Val’s home care organization brings thousands of caregivers together into a dynamic organization that provides them with valuable resources and tools to be even better in their important work. He helps them build self-esteem, which leads to self-motivation.

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Mike Vance, former Dean of Disney and author of Think Out of the Box

Val is one of the greatest advocates for seniors in America. He goes beyond the call of duty every time.

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Arthur S. Flemming, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

Val has brought the problems, the challenges, and the opportunities out in the open for everyone to look at. He is a visionary pointing the direction for us. 

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Margaret (Peg) Cushman, Professor of Nursing and former President of the Visiting Nurses Association

Although Val has chosen to stay in the background, he deserves much of the credit for what was accomplished both at the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where he was closely associated with me and at the House Select Committee on Aging, where he was Congressman Claude Pepper’s senior counsel and closest advisor. He put together more hearings on the subject of aging, wrote more reports, drafted more bills, and had more influence on the direction of events than anyone before him or since.

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Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Val’s most important contribution is pulling together all elements of home health care and being able to organize and energize the people involved in the industry.

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Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Anyone working on health care issues in Congress knows the name Val J. Halamandaris.

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Kathleen Gardner Cravedi, former Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Aging

Without your untiring support and active participation, the voices of people advocating meaningful and compassionate health care reform may not have been heard by national leaders.

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Michael Sullivan, Former Executive Director, Indiana Association for Home Care

All of us have been members of many organizations and NAHC is simply the best there is. NAHC aspires to excellence in every respect; its staff has been repeatedly honored as the best in Washington; the organization lives by the highest values and has demonstrated a passionate interest in the well-being of patients and providers.

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Elaine Stephens, Director of Home Care of Steward Home Care/Steward Health Systems and former NAHC C

Home care increasingly is one of the basic building blocks in the developing system of long-term care.  On both economic and recuperative bases, home health care will continue to grow as an essential service for individuals, for families and for the community as a whole.

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Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

NCOA is excited to be part of this great event and honored to have such influential award winners in the field of aging.

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National Council of Aging

Health care at home…is something we need more of, not less of.  Let us make a commitment to preventive and long-term care.  Let us encourage home care as an alternative to nursing homes and give folks a little help to have their parents there.

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Former President Bill Clinton

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Technology Programing Descriptions

Audience Key:
| HH = Home Health | HOS = Hospice | NUR = Nurses |
| PHY = Physicians | PD = Private Duty | TH = Therapists|
 

100 Series – Thursday, October 31, 11:30am – 1pm

105. Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Integrate the Right Software System

Selecting a new software system can be an overwhelming task that requires comprehensive planning and incredible attention to detail. Accompany one agency on a journey as it selects and implements various software solutions. This session will highlight the challenges and pitfalls agencies face during years of growth and diversification, as well as how to maneuver the changing information needs as the agency’s service line grows and evolves. If your agency is searching for IT solutions, this presentation will provide a framework to find the best software system to meet your agency’s needs.

Objectives:

  • Identify critical elements an agency must examine when selecting a computer system
  • Perform a needs assessment based on stakeholder
  • Describe process for vendor selection

Faculty: Mike Charboneau, BS, SPHR, Business Development Director, Healthcare Management Solutions, Inc., Norman, OK; Karen Vahlberg, RN, BSN, CEO, Lifecare Oklahoma Inc., Norman, OK

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD | TH


106. Winning with Telehealth — Without Breaking the Bank

Learn how to establish a successful telehealth program and get answers to some important questions. Should you buy or lease? How do you demonstrate the ROI of your program to hospitals and discharge planners? How many staff hours will you need to maintain and grow the program? What are the opportunities for partnerships and grants? And how do you measure patients’ satisfaction from the time they start telehealth to the time the service ends. A successful program requires staff to regard telehealth as an integral part of their service. So learn ways to educate staff, as well as patients, on telehealth’s value in self-managing chronic disease.

Objectives:

  • Describe & illustrate methods to use to offer a cost effective telehealth program without "breaking the bank"
  • Describe & differentiate proven methodologies for measuring patient engagement, self-management, medication administration, &  chronic disease management
  • Illustrate why & how making telehealth a standard of care requires engagement across all poinst in the care continuum

Faculty: Nancy Bracken, RN, BS, MS, CHPCA, Director, Mercy Health System, Janesville, WI; Sherilyn Aures, RN, CHPN, Coordinator -Telemonitor Program, Mercy Home Health and Hospice, Janesville, WI

Course Level: Advanced; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD | TH

 

200 Series – Thursday, October 31, 1:30 – 3pm

205. Clinical Analytics: Why Most Organizations Can’t Get There

Challenges for healthcare agencies to migrate from an electronic health record (EHR) reporting system to an interactive clinical decision support (CDS) system are numerous. Efforts span a wide continuum beginning with procedures to ensure data is accurately mapped between the EHR and a CDS system to the education required for gaining maximum benefit from CDS systems. Additionally, there are the myriad of technical issues – as the implementation of new technologies often leads to organizational problems, which are arguably the highest cost of implementation. In this session, attendees will learn how to surmount both the technical and human roadblocks so your agency can get the most out of new analytical tools.

Objectives:

  • Explain differences between clinical reporting and analytics
  • Examine factors related to implementation of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems
  • Identify and demonstrate opportunities for informatics enabled workflow

Faculty: Deborah Leyva, RN, BSN, Solutions Intelligence Consultant, Suncoast Solutions, Inc., Clearwater, FL; David Hooper, RN, BS, MS, IT and Quality Administrator, Center for Hospice Care, Norwich, CT

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY |


206. Telehealth: A Strategy to Achieve Lean Operations and Operations Excellence

Get the big picture of how telehealth can give you a sustained competitive advantage within a transformed health care delivery system. Drawing from the success of industry leaders like Toyota and Southwest Airlines, this presentation will show how use of technology can streamline your operations. You will also learn how to develop a blueprint for a telehealth program that puts your organization in a league of its own. Telehealth is widely recognized as an effective tool, yet many home health agencies are still reluctant to adopt it. Learn strategies to surmount barriers to adoption, whether they involve stakeholders, service delivery, quality management, or program design.

Objectives:

  • Identify principles of lean management and operational excellence to a telehealthcare program within and, outside of - a home health organization.  Translate concepts to a readily executable roadmap to enable transition to a successful, scalable and sustainable telehealth program
  • Describe operational processes that drive and optimize utilization, decreased hospitalization, improved quality and decreased costs to gain competitive advantage
  • Identify key performance indicators to analyze strategic decisions that produce game changing results

Faculty: Laurie Neander, RN, MS, CEO, At Home Care, Inc., Oneonta, NY; John Ryan, MBA, Business Director of Philips Telehealth, Philips Telehealth Solutions-Philips Healthcare, Framingham, MA

Course Level: Advanced; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH |

 

300 Series – Friday, November 1, 8 – 9:30am

305. Town Hall Meeting on Health IT Interoperability, Standards & Certification

Government continues its push for interoperability in health IT. Yet barriers prevent routine exchange of critical information during transitions in care. A major reason for the low level of interoperability is the expense of connecting different electronic health record systems (EHRs). The HITECH Act partially addresses the issue by offering incentives for doctors and hospitals to adopt EHRs. It does not offer similar incentives to long-term and post-acute providers, though effective exchange of information plays a crucial role when patients transition between care settings. How can home care and hospice surmount this and other roadblocks? Join the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) to learn how your agency can get better connected to enhance patient care.

Objectives:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the complexity of standards-based health information exchange (HIE) in today's health IT environment
  • Convey the benefits of both selecting compliance-tested EHR and HIE products, and participating in HIE testing, including enhanced patient care and reduced costs
  • Illustrate for NAHC members how they can find more about EHR and HIE certified products and/or compliance test their own health IT

Faculty: Moderator, Richard D. Brennan, Jr., MA, Vice President of Technology Policy, Government Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Alisa  Ray, MHSA, Executive Director and CEO, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), Chicago, IL; Elizabeth Palena Hall, RN, MIS, MBA, LTPAC Coordinator, Project Officer, State HIE Program, U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); Marianne Yeager, MBA, Executive Director, Healtheway, Inc., McLean, VA; Mark Solomon, Director of Innovation, HealthMEDX, Inc.,  Ozark, MO; Thomas Peth, President, Thornberry, Ltd, Lancaster, PA
Course Level: Intermediate

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD | TH


306. Technology to Promote Partnerships and Improve Care Coordination

Gain a fresh view of how telehealth promotes partnerships between physicians, hospitals, and home health providers. This program will demonstrate how telehealth enhances collaboration, care coordination, and outcomes along the continuum of care. Gain an overview of a successful national home health telehealth program, and see how its success led to its expansion. There will also be ideas for working with care partners in the short- and long-term management of patients with chronic disease. Learn the strategies that agencies have used to build vigorous telehealth programs, and look into the future of telehealth in the changing landscape of health care.

Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of  Telehealth
  • Describe how  success leads to program expansion
  • Explain strategies of best practices

Faculty: Raj Kaushal, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, Almost Family, Louisville, KY; Jennifer Bravinder, RN, BSN, CCP, Chief Clinical Officer, Cardiocom Experts in Telehealth, Chanhassen, MN

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD | TH

 

400 Series – Friday, November 1, 2:30 – 4pm

405. How the Smartphone and m-Health Technologies will Transform Home Care and Hospice

Innovators across the globe are looking at new applications of information and communication technologies (ICDs). Their goal is to support new care delivery models that will ensure better connectivity and continuity across care settings. Learn about future directions in e-Health, including emerging technologies, their value for patients and clinicians, and how they will require health policy to change. This presentation will explain where to find savings for your ROI calculations, how better point-of-care technology leads to better outcomes, and why moving to mobile will end common errors that come when you rely on paper to store and send information. It’s time to get over your fear of change because e-Health can lead to better outcomes for you and the patients you serve.

Objectives:

  • Provide criteria and the benefits of choosing the most suitable mobile device and mobile application for an agency's discipline
  • Discuss where to find the savings for your ROI calculations
  • Discuss mobile devices, their management, security and successful deployment tactics

Faculty: Scott Herrmann, ASA, Director, Mobile Solutions, Procura, Phoenix, AZ; Tony Ott, ASA, Chief Information Officer, Interim Healthcare, Columbus, OH

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PD |


406. Tactics to Make Telehealth Pay Off

Home-based management may not deliver the same economic benefits for different patient populations. How can you stratify patients to project savings in cost? This session will look at how telehealth solutions can enhance clinical efficiency and drive down costs for both patients and payors. There will be a demonstration of economic models and evidence-based approaches for understanding the added value of telehealth programs. Additionally, a case study will demonstrate the challenges involved in running a telehealth program and explain how to pair patients with the right level of service so you can achieve the necessary cost savings.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate healthcare economic models and evidence-based approaches in understanding the added value of Telehealth programs
  • Identify practical challenges in running a  telehealth  program and how a healthcare economic tool could be deployed in a practice setting to help stratify patients and project cost saving

  • Identify cost-benefit considerations in practice: pair the right services to the right people

Faculty: Dr. Sheena Liu, MD, PhD, Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY; Kathleen Sullivan, RN, MSN, Vice President, Post Acute Care Services, Dignity Health/Central Coast Service Area, Santa Maria, CA; Lin Li, PhD, Member Research Staff, Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | NUR | PHY |


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413. Health Information Technology:  Using Data to Win in Readmissions in Private Duty Home Care

Why is case management at some hospitals beginning to report up to the CFO? What data and tactics convince hospitals to choose one community provider over another? What readmissions discussions has (and has not) worked in private duty home care agencies in attracting hospital referrals?

Objectives:

  • Describe Medicare readmissions penalties
  • Demonstrate format for data collectionand presentation
  • Explore case studies of what has worked in the field

Faculty: Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, MBA, DPH, COO, ClearCare Online, San Francisco, CA; Geoffrey Nudd, MBA, CEO, ClearCare Online, San Francisco, CA

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | PD |

 

500 Series – Friday, November 1, 4:15 – 5:45pm

505. Combining Technology and Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Outcomes

Organizations can manage the challenge of data and information exchange with technology that uses reference and clinical standards, along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Care Information Technology requirements. Use of health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records (EHRs) to achieve the Triple Aim of reducing costs, improving clinical outcomes, and improving customer experience is the focus of current health reform efforts. Home health and hospice organizations must participate in meaningful use of HIT to foster reliable exchange of information among practitioners and patients. Participants will learn how their agency can use standard clinical terminology and evidence-based practices within an EHR system to comply with meaningful use standards, reach organizational goals, and improve patient care.

Objectives:

  • Describe opportunities for home care and hospice agencies to participate in important IT initiatives
  • Illustrate how evidence-based clinical practices are the foundation of a Homecare & Hospice Clinical Decision Support System
  • Discuss the journey one agency took to move from a paper based documentation system to a clinical decision support system using EBP & standardized terminology

Faculty: Lois Glanz, RN, BSN, Clinical Information Specialist, UnityPoint Health, Urbandale, IA; Karen S. Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN, Health Care Consultant, Martin Associates, Omaha, NE; Karen Utterback, RN, MSN, CNA, CHCE, Vice President of Clinical Strategies, McKesson, Springfield, MO

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR |


506. The Habits of Highly Effective Telehealth Programs

Health care organizations worldwide are using telehealth to expand their operations and change the way they provide care, and so should your organization. Your organization may be struggling because using technology is only the first step in creating and growing a program that benefits your patients and your organization. Learn how to take the next step in this interactive session that will examine successful programs that vary both in size and in the populations they serve. Study their examples to make your own telehealth program a success. Whether you are looking to expand your program or revive a failed effort, this session will give you the tools you need.

Objectives:

  • Describe telehealth leaders and their shared characteristics
  • Define the telehealth lifecycle
  • Create a game plan for your organization

Faculty: Brett Quas, BS, CEO, Connected Healthcare Solutions, Pewaukee, WI; Peter Blanchard, MBA, BS, Director of Sales, Bethany Health Care, Dallas, TX; Tiffany Schubel, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical, Bosch Healthcare, Palo Alto, CA

Course Level: Advanced; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD |

600 Series – Saturday, November 2, 8 – 9:30am

605. Advancing Wound Care Documentation: Roadblocks to Results

Alacare Home Health & Hospice is a family-owned company that serves over 5,000 patients in Alabama. Wound care documentation is an ongoing challenge for Alacare due to state and federal guidelines and the need for ongoing staff education on accurate wound assessment. Surveys and internal audits have shown documentation of wound care as an area in need of improvement. Roadblocks to better documentation include the high volume of complex wound care the agency gives its patients, variability in nurses’ assessments, and challenges in the use of point-of-care documentation tools. Technology, as you’ll see in this presentation, helped resolve these issues and let Alacare give its patients even better care.

Objectives:

  • Discuss challenges of wound care documentation
  • Describe implementation of advanced point care technology to improve documentation
  • Explain ICC-Integumentary Command Center and itís impact on agency outcomes

Faculty: Angela Graham, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Manager of Educational Support Services, CWOCN, Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Birmingham, AL; Kaye Keel, CHC, CPHQ, Vice-President of Clinical Compliance, Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Birmingham, AL

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Clinical
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR |


606. Collaborating to Cut Costs and Reduce Readmissions

Sentara Home Health Care has played a central role in several system-wide strategic programs that use telehealth to improve quality and reduce costs by reducing readmissions. Sentara Home Health Care contributed to these programs by providing several unique care-delivery competencies, including community care, chronic disease management, in-home care, and telehealth program management. This presentation will review the effectiveness of the Sentara Healthcare Readmission Collaborative and the Sentara e-Home Program. The session will also highlight the increasingly pivotal role that Sentara Home Health Care is playing in these system-wide strategic care delivery models and discuss the results that have been achieved.

Objectives:

  • Describe Sentara and its unique models of acute care delivery
  • Discuss Sentara's System-wide Readmissions Collaborative
  • Discuss Sentara Home Care Services' post-discharge programs

Faculty: Melissa Cooper, RN, BSN, MBA, Homecare Vice President, Sentara Healthcare, Chesapeake, VA

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | PHY |

 

700 Series – Saturday, November 2, 2:30 – 4pm

706. Using Telehealth DART to Treat Depression in Home Health

Depression is prevalent among older home care patients with chronic physical conditions. Telehealth can help this population, and this presentation will demonstrate how the effects of an integrated telehealth depression care model (DART) and using problem-solving treatment methods were effective on a study of 115 older home care patients. This presentation will additionally show how the components of intervention, feasibility, training, and reimbursement helped DART make a significant impact on a telehealth intervention group. After treatment, this study group reported lower depression scores, better general health, and improved social functioning than a control group that didn’t experience the benefits of DART. The study group also had fewer visits to the emergency room and fewer episodes of care at 12 months.

Objectives:

  • Describe significance of depression care among older homecare patients
  • Describe the integrated depression care intervention for homecare
  • Describe the integrated telehealth model for homecare

Faculty: Zvi Gellis, PhD, Professor, Health Services Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | NUR | TH


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711. Technology + Team = Reduced Readmissions

Reducing readmissions is the secret to success under ACA healthcare. Learn how Alternate Solutions HomeCare reduced their average readmissions by 35.9 percent after deploying new technology.

Objectives:

  • Describe how the predictive modeling software operates
  • Explain ASH's readmission-reduction incentive program
  • Discuss the development of the telephonic triage

Faculty: Dan Hogan, BA, CEO and Founder, Medalogix, LLC, Nashville, TN; Chad  Creech, RN, BS, CHCE, Chief Development Officer, Alternate Solutions, Kettering, OH

Course Level: Intermediate; Nursing  1.5 nursing CEs;  Accounting 1.5 CPEs  (Social Workers 1.5 CEs, NASW (except CA and MI), BBS (BBS except marketing credits ) (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology 
Audience: | HH | TH

 

800 Series – Saturday, November 2, 4:15 – 5:45pm

805. Using Personal Dashboards to Empower Your Staff

Home care and hospice agency leaders are under pressure to achieve better clinical outcomes while reimbursements shrink. To make clinical improvements and to maintain fiscal health, executives are seeking means to access critical data and construct usable dashboards. There is wide variation in how people define dashboards, so it can be hard to understand what dashboards can do for a particular organization. This presentation will help to make sense of what dashboards are and how they can help. In this presentation, faculty will demonstrate how to use dashboards to communicate and constantly reinforce an organization’s objectives, turn an organization’s objectives into personal objectives for members of the staff, and empower them with actionable information.

Objectives:

  • Explain ICC-Integumentary Command Center and itís impact on agency outcomes.
  • Identify the organizational Roles that matter, and the metrics to focus upon
  • Design dashboards that are actionable

Faculty: Jim Kazmer, BS, Senior Developer, HealthWyse, Wilmington, MA; Brenda Czado, ADN, BSN, RN, Director of Home Care, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Lewiston, ME; Julie Porter, BS, Information Services Supervisor, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Lewiston, ME

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Health Information Technology
Audience: | HH | HOS | PD |


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806. The Effect of Telemonitoring on Quality of Life and Self Care Behaviors of Heart Failure Patients       

Heart failure is a costly chronic disease that affects over five million people in the United States. Home health agencies are using telemonitoring programs to reduce readmissions for heart failure patients and improve their quality of life. Research on readmission rates for telemonitored patients is thus far inconclusive, indicating a need to explore the issue further. A recent study demonstrated statistical significance in some quality-of-life areas and self-care behaviors of telemonitored heart failure patients. This session will share the study’s findings, and see how the use of telemonitoring — along with a comprehensive program of telehealth and patient education — can enhance the success of heart failure patients in managing their chronic disease.

Objectives:

  • Define the problem of managing heart failure among the home care population
  • Describe Telemonitoring Program
  • Explain the telemonitoring research study

Faculty: Mary Beth Hoban, MSN, RN, Staff Development Educator, The Home Care Network, Radnor, PA; Martha Fedor, RN, CRRN, Telemonitor Nurse Coordinator, The Home Care Network/ Main Line Health, Radnor, PA

Course Level: Intermediate; 1.5 nursing CEs; 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)

Track: Telehealth
Audience: | HH | HOS | NUR | PHY | PD | TH











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