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Harness the latest opportunities in telehealth–delivered by and designed for leading influencers like you. 

Join us and find your EDGE in telemedicine policy, strategy, and action.

EDGE 2017 is the foremost C-Suite access point for leaders focused on accelerating real-world solutions to real-world challenges in telemedicine.

Leadership Focus


EDGE 2017 will foster insightful discussions and networking among healthcare disruptors and change agents to discover new ways to think about old problems.

New Format


EDGE 2017 will feature new interactive learning labs, a 360 degree collaboration led by industry thought leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Attendees will work side-by-side with them to tackle the most critical issues facing the telemedicine industry today.

Hill Day


EDGE 2017 attendees will make their voices heard, and bring their passion to Capitol Hill. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the key Members of Congress responsible for shaping the future of telemedicine.

SPEAKERS

Drawing from diverse leadership experiences, these individuals will lead impactful discussions and offer essential strategies to drive the future of healthcare. More speakers will be announced soon!

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Secretary David Shulkin, MD

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Chaitanya K. Dahagam, MD

IBM Watson Health

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Sarah Sossong MPH, FACHE

Mass General

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Matthew Jansen, MPA

KPMG US

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Jason Goldwater

National Quality Forum

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Liz Cothren, MSN, RN

The Advisory Board Company

AGENDA

We’ve crafted an exciting schedule for EDGE 2017! Our agenda is packed with robust, interactive knowledge-sharing sessions where attendees will collaborate with top experts — and each other — to discover new ways of thinking about old problems.

Achieving CHQI-ATA Accreditation For Your Telemedicine Program

The course is designed to provide guidance and and clarification about the standards and related documentation for Organizations and other stakeholders interested in pursuing ATA-CHQI accreditation for Online Patient Consultation Programs, and also to learn more about the expanded scope and new opportunities for accreditation through the CHQI process. The course will focus on the interpretation and intent of CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Standards and provide tips for writing a successful Application for Accreditation to achieve recognition for clinical services through the CHQI process for providers and provider organizations. Learning Objectives Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the accreditation process and related milestones for developing organizations and those seeking renewal of accreditation.
  2. Introduce the new standards and program design for accrediting all telemedicine delivery models and modalities.
  3. Interpret the “Standards and Guidelines” in a manner consistent with the application of those same standards by Surveyors and
  4. Select appropriate evidence as required by established compliance indicators for each of the Accreditation Standards.

180mins

Marriott Wardman Park

FACULTY


Douglas Clarke, MEd.
Executive Director, Accreditation and Certification Programs
ClearHealth Quality Institute

Garry Carneal, JD, MA
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
ClearHealth Quality Institute and CEO, Schooner Strategies

“Conversations that Matter” Dinner

Join us for an evening of lively networking and discussion on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm! Attendees can look forward to an interactive dinner discussion with some of the industry's most creative minds. It promises to be an inspirational, mobilizing event! *Additional Registration Fee Required

210mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Registration & Breakfast

60mins

Marriott Wardman Park

ATA Welcome and Kickoff

ATA leadership welcomes attendees to EDGE 2017.

60mins

Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS President American Telemedicine Association Jonathan Linkous CEO American Telemedicine Association

Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS
President
American Telemedicine Association

Jonathan Linkous
CEO
American Telemedicine Association

Learning Lab: Smart Growth – Scaling Telemedicine in a Time of Change

Every organization (independent of size and available resources) needs to scale programs and services to meet existing market needs and stakeholder demands and expectations. Public and private sector telemedicine providers deal with some different regulatory and operational challenges and opportunities, and these lessons and insights can be beneficial for the small boutique or solo provider, health systems, and government agencies alike. Panelists share insights related to several questions confronted by their own organizations when transforming their own business and delivery models for telemedicine services, including the use of networks and the linking of networks to achieve leverage synergies to increase organizational efficiencies. Some considerations include: What factors helped you to determine the need to scale the telemedicine programs and services for your own organization and service areas? Were there best practices or other evidence to inform and support the types of operational, clinical, and administrative decisions made by leadership during the planning and implementation phases? What were the hardest lessons learned during the organization’s recent or on-going experiences? How have recent efforts for the organization positioned to deal with anticipated future challenges?

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Secretary David Shulkin, MD

Lunch & Keynote: Secretary David Shulkin, MD

Details to come!

60mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Secretary David Shulkin, MD

Learning Lab: Better Care, Better Outcomes: Leveraging Telemedicine with AI for Sustainable Improvements in Personal Health

As the healthcare ecosystem continues to evolve, the combined power of telemedicine, AI, and precision medicine will have a profound impact on improving personal health as well as enhancing healthcare business efficiency and quality of patient care. Given the varied use and depth of telemedicine use cases, this session affords attendees an opportunity to immerse with panelists and examine the integration and implementation of telemedicine and AI in day-to-day operations. The session will explore the benefits and limitations of current models and approaches integrating these tools in patient care.

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

SPEAKER


Jason Goldwater
Senior Director
National Quality Forum

Additional speakers to come!

Learning Lab: Delivering Innovation While Delivering Care: Using Telehealth to Drive Payment and Service Innovations in Progress in Policy and Practice

Faster and bigger changes for healthcare delivery are ahead.  Telehealth and other emerging tools are being used by many organizations to foster service innovation.  Value-based payment incentives are also reshaping how we think about and practice healthcare. While it may not be possible to predict the future exactly, the practical experiences of the panelists will serve to identify and validate emerging issues, trends, and innovations anticipated over the next 5 years. The experiences of the panelists also reaffirm Abraham Lincoln’s sentiment that “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Attendees discussion how payment and service innovations in telehealth will be beneficial for facilitating greater access, specialist availability, and empowerment of the consumer and provider of telehealth services.

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

SPEAKERS


Sarah Sossong
Manager
Massachusetts General Hospital

Matthew Jansen
Telehealth Director
Healthcare Solutions Advisory Practice

Provocation discussion on the intersection between the Value Propose and Quality Measures: What’s next for Value Based Reimbursement

ATA will host a Town Hall meeting to gain insight into the collaborative work of NQF in the development of Telehealth Framework. This is an interactive session that will provide participants the opportunity to ask the panel questions about the progress of the committee; next steps, and how these measures will be used for payment reimbursement and reporting. What they can do to prepare. Additional information below: The report identified five domains by which to measure telehealth—access to care, cost, cost effectiveness, patient experience and clinician experience. NQF committee also consolidated the measure concepts into a final list of six key areas for measurement—travel, timeliness of care, actionable information, added value of telehealth to provide evidence-based best practices, patient empowerment and care coordination. The committee recommends these six areas as having the highest priority overall for measurement in telehealth, according to the framework report. The report also examined the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) on the telehealth framework, as MACRA represents a new mechanism of reimbursement for telehealth services for Medicare providers. The NQF Committee also noted future considerations as the development and identification of measures related to telehealth continues. One consideration is that the use of various telehealth modalities demonstrates a positive effect on quality health outcomes, processes, and costs. Further, existing quality measures to evaluate the effectiveness and benefits of telehealth must be widely accepted and impactful, the Committee notes. And, the committee points out the need for consistent definitions through proposed measure concepts and existing measures.

60mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Speaker updates to come!

The Consult & Business Exchange

The Business Exchange is unlike other tradeshows and conferences it is series of one-on-one conversations where business gets done.

You’ll have the opportunity to be introduced to solution providers who will help enable you to optimize your organization’s telehealth program. Each meeting will give you 20 minutes of one – on- one conversations where you explore products and services for your telehealth needs. You are encouraged to set up appointments in advance which you will be able to do through the EDGE mobile app. ATA will also recommend in advance solution providers for you to meet with based on your responses during the registration process.

90mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Breakfast & Business Exchange

The Business Exchange is unlike other tradeshows and conferences it is series of one-on-one conversations where business gets done.

You’ll have the opportunity to be introduced to solution providers who will help enable you to optimize your organization’s telehealth program. Each meeting will give you 20 minutes of one – on- one conversations where you explore products and services for your telehealth needs. You are encouraged to set up appointments in advance which you will be able to do through the EDGE mobile app. ATA will also recommend in advance solution providers for you to meet with based on your responses during the registration process.

90mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Morning Kickstart: Wrap up & Where do we go from here?

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Transfer to the Hill

30mins

Departing from Marriott Wardman Park

Send off on the Hill

45mins

Capitol Hill

Advocacy in Action: Hill Visits

180mins

Capitol Hill

Reception on the Hill

90mins

TBD

REGISTER

Registration is limited with you in mind.

We aim to create an environment that fosters rich, dynamic dialogue amongst diverse industry leadership. To learn more, view our eligibility policy.

venue

EDGE 2017 will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Discounted rates are available.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008
(202)-328-2000

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