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Plenary Speakers

Sessions One and Two
April 2, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The Importance of End of Life Care, Hospice and End of Life Planning
Alexandra Drane | Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Eliza Corporation

Alexandra Drane is the leading figure in the movement of end of life planning. Having "The Conversation," regarding health care wishes at the end of life is an important one often missed by patients, caregivers and clinicians. End of life planning is an important movement that will drive home health utilization. Ms. Drane is also co-founder of Engage with Grace, a not-for-profit movement launched at helping people understand, communicate and have honored their end-of-life wishes.

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The Role and Value of Home Health in New Care Delivery and Payment Models
Blair Childs | Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Premier Health Alliance

Blair Childs spearheads Premier's strategic initiatives on key issues impacting healthcare cost and quality. He serves as liaison to the U.S. Congress, White House, healthcare policymakers, and other major bodies involved in health care policy and regulation. Based in Washington D.C., Childs leads Premier's Advocacy, Communications, Safety, and Thought Leadership units and serves on the company's Executive Team. Prior to coming to Premier, Childs was Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Implementation for AdvaMed, the Advanced Medical Technology Association. Childs has held senior management positions in professional, trade, and advocacy associations and a Fortune 50 company.

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Session Three
April 3, 2014
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Supporting Physician Practice Models to Enhance Outcomes
Bruce Bagley, MD | CEO, TransforMed
Eugene Lindsey, MD | Former CEO, Atrius
Thomas Cornwell, MD | President, American Academy of Home Care Medicine
Marci Nielsen, PhD | CEO, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

During this plenary session, three physicians will share their thoughts on how home health agencies can engage with physicians to enhance the clinical outcomes of patients. Dr. Bruce Bagley will share thoughts on hoe home health agencies can engage and support patient-centered medical home practices. Dr. Eugene Lindsey, former CEO of Atrius Health will provide his thoughts on from an ACO perspective and Dr. Thomas Cornwell, the President of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine will provide a perspective from Independence at Home and other health home models. Dr. Marci Nielsen, CEO of the Patient- Centered Primary Care Collaborative will serve as moderator for this stimulating panel.

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