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

EDGE 2017 is the foremost access point for healthcare leaders and innovators 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.

Lobby 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.

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Liz Cothren, MSN, RN

The Advisory Board Company

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Chaitanya K. Dahagam, MD

IBM Watson Health

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David Flannery, MD

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

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Ross Friedberg, JD

Doctor on Demand

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John Glaser, PhD

Cerner

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Yael Harris, Ph.D.

Mathematica Policy Research

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Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-BC,FAEN

Seton Healthcare Family

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Matthew Jansen, MPA

KPMG US

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Deanna Larson

Avera eCare

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Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA

Mercy Virtual

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Senator Brian Schatz

115th Congress

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Secretary David Shulkin, MD

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Sarah Sossong MPH, FACHE

Massachusetts General Hospital

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Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS

UPMC

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Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS

American Telemedicine Association

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 ATA-CHQI 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 ObjectivesUpon 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

Intelligence Briefing with Politico and Networking Reception

Join POLITICO for a Reporter Intelligence Briefing with leading members of POLITICO’s health care team ahead of the American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE Conference. The briefing will address the state of health policy and politics, and what it means for Washington and beyond. The conversation will center on the Trump administration’s priorities for telehealth and what new legislation means for the future of telemedicine, as well as on innovation and challenges within this dynamic field.

Speakers:

 

120 mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Registration & Breakfast

60mins

Marriott Wardman Park

ATA Welcome and Kickoff: Shaping the Future

Telemedicine is poised for growth, and well-positioned to add great value to the current medical model. But, what will that model look like going forward and what role will telemedicine play in the dynamic healthcare environment? What are the obstacles in its way and how will they be overcome? And, what about government policies and regulations…how will they be addressed? These are some of the questions and issues EDGE participants will tackle as they work with their peers and some of the best thinkers in healthcare to determine how the future of telemedicine will be shaped.David Smith is the Chief Development Officer of the Leavitt Group, an organization of affiliated independent insurance agencies with over 115 locations across the United States, will present a picture of today’s healthcare landscape and the role telehealth plays. With special emphasis on the current policy climate for telehealth, he will address the consumer’s perspective, answering such questions as what do they know about telehealth and is it something they want. And, he will look at how quickly providers are adopting it.From the payers’ perspective David will share views on emerging payment models and networks and how they are changing the markets.David comments will provide the perfect launching pad for the interactive labs that follow in which participants will tackle issues such cost, population health and value of telehealth in rural and underserved settings.

60mins

David Smith
Leavitt PartnersPeter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS
President
American Telemedicine Association

Sabrina Smith
Interim CEO
American Telemedicine Association

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

Every organization needs to scale programs and services to meet existing market needs and stakeholder demands and expectations. Public and private telemedicine providers deal with different regulatory and operational challenges and opportunities, and these lessons and insights can be beneficial for small boutiques or solo providers, health systems, and government agencies alike. Panelists will share insights related to several questions confronted by their own organizations when transforming their own business and delivery models for telemedicine services, including sharing networks and leveraging best to increase organizational efficiencies.Panelists will answer the following questions, and help you apply them to your organization:

  • 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

SPEAKERS:


Ross Friedberg General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer Doctor on Demand

Deanna Larson
CEO
Avera eCare

MODERATOR:


Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA
President
Mercy Virtual

Secretary David Shulkin, MD

Lunch & Keynote: Secretary David Shulkin, MD

ATA takes pride in partnering with keynote speakers that are leading the charge in healthcare transformation. VA Secretary David Shulkin will be taking to the stage at to share the VA's forward thinking telehealth strategy, and how it relates to care coordination, case management, care management, and clinical issues.
This Keynote is sponsored by Philips

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, Artificial Intelligence (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 variety 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

SPEAKERS


Liz Cothren, MSN, RN
Senior Director
The Advisory Board Company

Chaitanya K. Dahagam, MD
Global Partner Innovation Executive
IBM Watson Health

MODERATOR:


John Glaser, PhD
Senior Vice President, Population Health
Cerner

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 lie ahead, and, as Abraham Lincoln said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Many organizations use telehealth and other emerging tools 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. Attendees will discuss how payment and service innovations in telehealth will be beneficial for facilitating:

  • Greater access
  • Specialist availability
  • Empowerment of the consumer and provider of telehealth services

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

SPEAKERS


Sarah Sossong, MPH, FACHE
Director of TeleHealth
Massachusetts General Hospital

Matthew Jansen, MPA
Telehealth Director
Healthcare Solutions Advisory Practice - KPMG

MODERATOR:


Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS
Vice President, Clinical Information Technology Transformation, International Division and Medical Director, Telemedicine
UPMC

Town Hall: What’s next for Value Based Reimbursement & the Intersection between the Value Proposition and Quality Measures

ATA will host a Town Hall meeting to gain insight into the collaborative work of NQF in developing the Telehealth Framework. This is an interactive session that will provide participants the opportunity to ask the panel questions about

  • Committee progress
  • Next steps
  • How these measures will be used for payment reimbursement and reporting
  • What they can do to prepare
Additional information below:The NQF report identified five domains by which to measure telehealth:
  1. Access to care
  2. Cost
  3. Cost effectiveness
  4. Patient experience
  5. Clinician experience 
The NQF committee also consolidated the measure concepts into a final list of six key areas for measurement. The committee recommends these six areas as having the highest priority overall for measurement in telehealth, according to the framework report:
  1. Travel
  2. Timeliness of care
  3. Actionable information
  4. Added value of telehealth to provide evidence-based best practices
  5. Patient empowerment
  6. Care coordination 
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.

60mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Yael Harris, Ph.D.
Senior Health Services Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research

David Flannery, MD
Medical Director
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Reception & 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: Telemedicine’s Place in Healthcare Change: Solution, Evolution, or Revolution?

We are witnessing, perhaps, the most dynamic era in U.S. healthcare. At the nexus of this transformation lies two powerful forces: payment reform and delivery reform–how we fund care and how we deliver it. Telemedicine is high on the list of potential solutions that can drive change in both the financing and delivery of care. But fundamental questions remain about just how material and disruptive telemedicine has been and will be. In an effort to both ground the debate with facts and push the limits on today’s thinking, we will post a framework that contributes to the evaluation of telemedicine’s impact today and beyond.

Questions to Consider:

  • How real is telemedicine? Does reality match the hype?
  • What is telemedicine's role? is it a technology, an access point, other?
  • Is telemedicine’s march to parity enough? Should we be aiming higher?
  • How will the industry define success? Are today’s metrics good enough, or do we need a new form of assessment?

75mins

Marriott Wardman Park

Dan D’Orazio
Sage Growth Partners

Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS
President
American Telemedicine Association

Sabrina Smith
Interim CEO
American Telemedicine Association

Transfer to the Hill

Buses will depart from the Marriott Wardman Park at 11:15 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. to transfer to the Hill.

30mins

Departing from Marriott Wardman Park

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Send off on the Hill

Get oriented on the Hill and prepped for your meetings with a send-off from telehealth's Senate champion, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).

45mins

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Advocacy in Action: Telehealth Lobby Day

Schedule meetings with your Members of Congress and/or their staff. Telehealth Lobby Day is your chance to meet face-to-face with lawmakers to help garner support for important legislation that would improve healthcare quality and access. Visit the ATA Action Center to learn about ATA’s priority legislation and to grab key talking points for each bill.

180mins

Capitol Hill

Reception on the Hill

Wrap-up your 2017 Edge experience, and join ATA and other dedicated thought leaders and policy professionals as we acknowledge the importance of working together to improve health care through the use of telemedicine.

90mins

Jones Day

REGISTER

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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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