OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Future of Healthcare: How You Can Be the Change
Dr. Reed Tuckson
Join us during our inspirational opening plenary with Dr. Reed Tuckson
as he discusses the future of healthcare and the role nonprofit home
health and hospice will play in the changing healthcare paradigm.
Currently serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical
Affairs at UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Tuckson will also share insight from
an insurers perspective on healthcare reform.
Dr. Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown
University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of
Pennsylvania's General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship
Programs. Dr. Tuckson is an active member of the prestigious Institute
of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served as the
Chairperson of its Quality Chasm Summit Committee and a member
on their Committee on the Consequences of the Uninsured. Recently,
he was appointed to the National Institute of Health' Advisory
Committee to the Director and the Department of Health and Human
Services' Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee
Enrollment Workgroup. He is past Chair of the Secretary of Health
and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and
Society. Additionally, he is a member of the Performance Measurement
Workgroup, Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (AQA) and the
Quality Workgroup, American Health Information Community
(AHIC) and recently served as a Commissioner, Certification
Commission on Health Information Technology (CCHIT).
Dr. Tuckson is a recognized and respected healthcare leader and was
featured on the cover of the February 2009 issue of Black Enterprise
magazine and named one of the "100 Most Powerful Executives in
Corporate America." He was also selected as one of Modern Healthcare/
Modern Physician "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" in
healthcare in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Tuckson was named one of Modern
Healthcare's "Top 25 Minority Executives" in Healthcare in 2008 and
2010 and Ebony magazine's "2008 Power 150: The Most Influential
Blacks in America" list.
CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keeping Patients Safely at Home: How to Provide Hospital Level
Care in the Home
Dr. Bruce Leff
Hear from Dr. Bruce Leff as he discusses the development and
innovation behind the Hospital at Home™ program. Dr. Leff will also address how community based home health providers can provide safe, high-quality, hospital-level care to older
adults in the comfort of their own homes. He will also discuss the
impact of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will have on the
future of the program and how community based providers can
affiliate with hospitals to provide this new service.
Dr. Bruce Leff, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of
Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was the Project
Director of the Hospital at Home program from its inception in 1994.
In 2003, he assumed the role of principal investigator on the project.
In these roles, he has directed development, implementation, and
evaluation of the Hospital at HomeSM and currently is focused on
dissemination of the model in the US health system.
Dr. Leff is a leader in geriatric clinical health services research and is
recognized nationally for his work in physician home care. He trains
physicians in geriatrics modalities and is the Director of the Medicine
Clerkship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Preconference 1: Growing Your Immunization Program in a Competitive Environment
Faculty: Mary Carroll and Nan Lomen, Minnesota VNA
Carlisle Campbell, Ketchum
Rob Moher, VaxServe, a sanofi pasteur company
In 2009, the H1N1 outbreak resulted in long lines of people
waiting for flu shots. In 2010, just about every provider had vaccine
left over. With a fickle public, confusing and disjointed messages
and increasing competition from retailers, what should your
agency be doing to grow your immunization program? This
interactive session brings together experts who will provide
insights into operations, public relations and marketing strategies
that will provide you that needed leg-up for the 2011 season and
beyond. You will go home with practical tips on how to negotiate
insurance contracts, maintain strong media relations, convey a
compelling brand message and develop niche marketing strategies.
Preconference 2: Advancing your Hospice Program: Going Beyond Compliance to
Join us during this interactive preconference that will explore how
to develop, implement and document a hospice program that
provides care that goes beyond regulatory compliance and truly
defines what exceptional quality hospice service looks like.
Preconference 3: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Leading in Difficult Times
Faculty: Michael Kumer
Budgets are tight. Competition is fierce. Regulations are mounting.
With so many high hurdles it is difficult to see a clear path for
the future and while you may feel strangled with today's challenges
keeping the same course is no longer an option. This high energy
preconference is designed specifically for senior staff and board
members within a homecare or hospice agency. Using proven
principles in nonprofit leadership, Mr. Kumer, Executive Director
of Duquesne University's Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI)
and Associate Dean of the University's School of Leadership and
Professional Advancement, will take participants through an
in-depth discussion of realizing your full potential and leading
your agency through in today's challenging environment.
Preconference 4: Rehabilitation Services in Home Healthcare: 2011 and Beyond
Faculty: Arnie Cisneros
With the intense scrutiny of therapy practices in the home, your
agency must move beyond documentation changes and redefine
therapy programs through new levels of efficiency, protocols, and
clinical control. Join Arnie Cisneros, President of Home Health
Strategic Management, during this highly interactive preconference
to learn everything you need to know and do to survive the Recovery
Audit Contractors and Zone Program Integrity Contractors as well
as the substantial changes to therapy practice as a result of the 2011
PPS Final Rule.
Visiting Nurse Associations of America is an approved provider of
continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation. VNAA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider #CEP 13614.