Technologies and Tactics Transforming Long-term Care Conference

Washington, District of Columbia
Friday, June 30, 2017

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Technologies and Tactics Transforming Long-term Care Conference
Friday, June 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM (Eastern Time)

FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
United States

Map and Directions

Special thanks to KPMG, LLP – Richard Bakalar, M.D., Managing Director, Virtual  Care Services and panelist at the Telehealth and Medicine Today conference, for allowing TMT to use the conference graphic illustration on profit, scale and sustainability.

It’s All About the Bottom Line, and Long Term Care is a BIG Part of the Answer.

Learn How to get it Done, Right, the First Time, and Keep Patients First!

                                                      What's In It For The Audience?

  1. Create profitable, scalable and sustainable telehealth programs through cases, evidence, and outcomes
  2. Engage with content designed to help grow organizations, enhance patient care, and expand telehealth and medicine programs
  3. Ample exposure to new telehealth tech and services to train for now
  4. Network, learn, and share with C-suite executives, thought leaders and clinicians who are approachable, successful and moving the industry forward


At the end of this conference, attendees will:

  • Impact their organization's bottom line
  • Apply operational insight to their telehealth specialty
  • Implement innovative strategies in telehealth and medicine now
  • Learn how to capture and evaluate evidence - based data
  • Gain cutting edge insights from leading telehealth experts
  • Add value to patient care
  • Acquire a new perspective on innovations in the field
  • Expand their network of telehealth professionals and advance career paths

  • Executives at Hospitals, Research Centers, Universities, Health Insurance Companies, Long-term care and Post-acute Care Facilities
  • Heads of Telehealth Programs and Directors
  • Leaders in Home Health Agencies
  • Care Managers, Transitional Care and Community Care Managers
  • ACO and Clinically Integrated Network Leaders
  • Healthcare Providers and Innovators in Telehealth
  • Technology Company Executives
  • Lawyers and Consultants
  • Academics and students
  • Patients and patient advocates
  • Government Officials
Supporting Organizations: 
American College of Clinical Engineering 
The Society for Participatory Medicine

Supporting Publications:
Home Care Technology Report
The Healthcare Guys

Please view the agenda section of the website for session descriptions and a listing of speakers. 

Registration fee: $395
To register, please click on the Register Now button

For additional information, including sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, please contact:

Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Telehealth and Medicine Today
Tel: 201-962-0211  Email:

Satish Kavirajan, Managing Director, The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI)
Tel: 310-265-2570  Email:

Telehealth and Medicine Today™ is an open access digital journal offering rapid, peer reviewed publication of research and commentaries related to innovations in digital information and telecommunications technologies in patient centered care. Emphasis focuses on advances in program implementation and outcomes as a result of process improvement, advanced econometrics, and synergies that foster earlier interventions that advance value-based healthcare for the 21st century and future healthcare challenges.

The Telehealth and Medicine Today™ audience includes hospitals and medical research centers; payers; healthcare providers; medical directors; health economists; biopharm, biotech, and device companies; IT/IS; researchers; innovators; academicians; and all others with an interest in digital health and telemedicine.

For additional information, please visit:

Founded in 2000, The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) produces timely, well-researched conferences and exhibitions. TCBI has garnered a reputation for creating unique programs that focus on healthcare technology innovations and their role in improving health outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction. TCBI has produced leading-edge events on a variety of healthcare technology topics including

  • Technology enabled patient engagement and population health management
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Behavioral technology, including telehealth
  • Medical device connectivity and interoperability
  • Improving patient safety through the use of information technology

 For additional information, please visit:

Conference Speakers

Robert Abel, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer & Director of Palliative Care, MaineHealth Care At Home

Robert Abel is the Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Palliative Care for MaineHealth Care At Home, a member of the MaineHealth system.  He has responsibility for the operations, management and leadership of the Telehealth program across the agency offices and locations.  He is also represents the agency in several systemwide initiatives to implement Telehealth programs in areas such as Heart Failure, Palliative Care and Pediatrics.  Bob formerly worked at Merrimack Valley Hospice and Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice in Massachusetts where he also had oversight of interdisciplinary clinical programs that utilized Telehealth components as part decentralized, team based, disease driven care models. 

Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts in Boston and his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governor’s University.  He holds certifications from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, National Academy of Certified Case Managers, The Commission for Case Manager Certification and Assisted Living Federation of America. 

Bryan Arkwright, Senior Consultant, Schumacher Clinical Partners

Bryan Arkwright works as a Senior Consultant with SCP Consulting Services focusing on telehealth/telemedicine strategy and operations. Arkwright’s additional areas of expertise include project management, business development, mHealth, strategic planning, and process improvement. Arkwright has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, a Master of Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia/VCU, and a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.

He regularly speaks on telehealth and is active on Twitter (@StateOfTheArk), tracking the latest #Telehealth, #mHealth, and #FutureHealthcare news and trends.

Prior to joining Schumacher Clinical Partners, Arkwright was Director of the Mission Center for Telehealth in Asheville, North Carolina, where he oversaw the expansion and growth of their telehealth clinical programs, reaching over 44 locations and establishing a comprehensive multi-year telehealth strategic plan. His other experiences include working at Wake Forest Baptist Health serving as lead for their Office of Telehealth and launching key regional telehealth programs.

Richard S. Bakalar, MD, Former ATA President and Managing Director, Advisory Services – Healthcare Solutions (VirtualCare), KPMG

Richard is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine and has over twenty years of clinical experience. He has a prior faculty appointment in the Department of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. As a clinical intelligence and telehealth specialist in the KPMG Global Center of Excellence for Health, Dr. Bakalar consults with Healthcare, Telco and medical device clients internationally on market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, mHealth and consumer engagement solutions. He is also a former ATA president.

Sandra J. Barton, MD, Continuing Care Services, Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Graduate of OHSU School of Medicine class of 1988, Residency in Internal Med/Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Med Ctr Los Angeles from 1988-1992. Dr Barton been at Kaiser Permanente NW for the past 15 years, and currently the half-time Skilled Nursing Facility doctor and half-time Home Health virtual complexivist doctor for the greater Portland OR region. Dr. Barton is "physician champion" for virtual care in Home Health for the Kaiser Permenente North West region.

Dr. Milton Chen, CEO, VSee

Milton is a co-founder and the CEO of VSee - the only approved video telehealth platform used by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.  He completed his PhD at Stanford University where he researched human factors and design of video collaboration. Milton is also the co-author of the XMPP video standard, and XMPP is used by Google and Facebook Chat. He has deployed VSee for Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Linkin Park, and President Obama’s inauguration security force.  Milton has been to Iraq, Nigeria, Gabon and Philippines working in refugee camps and homeless shelters to provide telemedicine.

Dave Dolton, Senior Consultant, Dolton Partners / Society for Participatory Medicine

As a senior Healthcare & Patient Engagement contract consultant/executive, Dave works closely with senior management of innovation-leading healthcare companies to advance corporate objectives, revenue, and mission through smart, collaborative partnerships with trusted relationships.  With an emphasis on relationship-centered care, Dave focuses on areas such as the Interoperability of Patient Engagement, Access to Care, and Shared Empathy in today's complicated and sometimes overwhelming healthcare. 

Innovation leaders such as DocASAP, Perthera, Health Monitor Network, The Washington Redskins and Snyder Communications have turned to Dave to open new markets, scale the enterprise profitably and build distribution channels through partnerships with healthcare societies, patient advocacy organizations, healthcare systems/IDNs, pharmaceutical companies, key opinion/thought leaders, and major league sports teams. 

Dave is an active member of the following organizations: The Society for Participatory Medicine, Association for Patient Experience, HIMSS, and The Institute of Design Healthcare Thinking.

Dave is a big believer in Collaborative Innovation as a pathway to creating meaningful solutions that increase returns for all involved.  He can be reached through the following contact points:    301-440-3209     @DaveDolton

Todd D. Ellis, Principal, KPMG 

With a Doctorate in health administration, Todd Ellis, is a Principal at KPMG and has 18 years of experience in the payer and provider sectors. The future-oriented IT transformation solutions he provides to healthcare clients result in fiscal, operational and clinical optimization.  His client work is bolstered by in-depth knowledge of complex system implementation issues, experience in hospital administration, and team leadership skills.  He is certified in several managed care and clinical applications, and well-versed in Population Heath Management, IT System Transformation, ARRA meaningful use standards, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), IT Target Operating Model development, and large-scale business process design.

Currently Dr. Ellis is the KPMG lead IT partner on the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) where his focus is assisting several performing provider systems with understanding the technology infrastructure needed to thrive in a Value Based Payment environment.

Marvin B. Figueroa, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Mark R. Warner

Marvin B. Figueroa is Senior Policy Advisor for healthcare and education policy for Senator Mark R. Warner [D-VA]. In this capacity, he advises the Senator on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and other health care issues related to his role on the Senate Finance Committee. As the primary staffer on educaton policy, he develops and executes the Senator's elementary and secondary school education strategy, as well as higher education.

Interested in the political process and civic engagement, Figueroa has served as Deputy Political Director for the Mark Warner for Virginia reelection campaign.

Figueroa completed his EdM at Harvard, and his BA at Vanderbilt University, where he was a POSSE Foundation Scholarship recipient. He came to Capitol Hill through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gates Foundation Secondary Education Fellowship program. 

Angela C. Higashi, RN, Kaiser Permanente      

I received my BSN from Oregon Health & Science University, then later completed my Wound and Ostomy certification from Emory University in Atlanta.  I worked as an inpatient nurse for 10+ years; practicing in Med/Surg and Ortho in both Oregon and Arizona.  I worked as an inpatient WOCN for 3 years at Tucson Medical Center; specializing in care of our NICU, PICU/Peds and CICU patients.  I moved back to Oregon in 2013 and started a job as a home care WOCN with Kaiser Permanente.  

Samir Malik, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Genoa Telepsychiatry 

Samir Malik is currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Genoa Telepsychiatry, part of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare company. Samir came into this role through the acquisition of his company, 1DocWay, a New York City-based telepsychiatry company, which he founded and served as CEO. The company expands access to mental healthcare in rural America. Samir and his team have built the technology-enabled-services company from scratch, treating 50,000 patients across the country. 

Prior to 1DocWay, Samir was the President of Signature Healthcare, and CEO of ZipCare Transportation, two healthcare service companies he started and led. These two endeavors have grown in the past 5 years from two employees to over 150, while improving access to healthcare in markets and populations in need of mental health access.  From 2010 to 2012, Samir was the Director of Strategic Planning at CenterPointe Hospital, a 150-bed health system in St. Louis, Missouri, where he designed and built a new model for outpatient mental health programs across 3 states. Prior to CenterPointe Hospital, Samir’s career began with McKinsey & Co as a Business Analyst, where he focused on a wide range of strategic and operational initiatives for large organizations both inside and outside healthcare. While there, Samir served as a McKinsey Hospital Institute Fellow. 

Samir received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude, a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Penn with distinction, and a Master’s of Business Administration at Wharton in Healthcare Management.  

Michael Mann, CEO, Geriatrics Life Care

Michael Mann is CEO at Geriatrics Life Care, an organization dedicated to empowering better care.  Michael is a dynamic healthcare leader adept in understanding innovations on aging and the complexities of the care continuum from the older adult, family caregiver, and provider perspective. Michael’s credentials include member in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and National Academy of Certified Care Managers. He is an Aging Life Care Professional, Licensed Assisted Living Administrator, and has completed his Masters in Healthcare Administration from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. We are most pleased he has agreed to join us this morning and speak to you on  transitions in the care continuum.

Joseph P. McMenamin, MD, JD, McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC

Joe has been involved in telemedicine since the mid-1990s.  With respect to the legal issues pertinent to this form of care, he has advised health care providers, consultancies, private equity firms, telecoms and several organizations facilitating telemedical services. He has assisted organizations that train health care professionals in the use of distance technologies and advised a company developing a technology to monitor medication compliance electronically.  Joe also assisted in the defense of a provider accused of malpractice for prescribing over the Internet.

For much of his career, Joe practiced law as a partner at McGuireWoods LLP. Before being admitted to the Bar, Joe practiced emergency medicine at hospitals in Pennsylvania and Georgia on a part-time and full-time basis over a seven-year period overlapping his specialty training and legal education. He presently serves as general counsel to the Virginia Telemedicine Network and on the Board of Advisors of the Telemental Health Institute. Joe is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Medical Information Technology Law Report and of the Legal Resource Team of CTeL, the Center for Telemedicine and eHealth Law. An associate professor of Legal Medicine at VCU, he is board-certified in Legal Medicine and a Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine

Tracey Moorhead, President & CEO, ElevatingHome & Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Tracey Moorhead is President and Chief Executive Officer of ElevatingHOME, a nonprofit, industry organization formed to unify America's for-profit and not-for-profit home-based health care providers to advocate for high-quality, affordable care. Ms. Moorhead currently also serves as President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA). VNAA advances quality, value and innovation in home-based care for non-profit home-based care providers. In these roles, Tracey spearheads strategic vision and growth, develops transformational care delivery and payment models and leads policy formulation before the media, allied organizations and constituents, and Federal policy makers.

Tracey brings a population health management approach to home-based care having previously served as CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance/Population Health Alliance. CCA/PHA advances wellness, disease management and care coordination models for payers and purchasers through population health management frameworks, best practices, measure sets and methodologies.

Prior roles also include Executive Director of the Alliance to Improve Medicare (AIM), a bipartisan coalition advocating comprehensive Medicare improvements through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and Vice President, Government Relations for the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC).

Joel Reich, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Joel J. Reich, MD, FACEP is the Chief Medical Officer of Eastern Connecticut Health Network. He is leading the development of the community clinically integrated network, which includes establishing a new shared governance system-physician integrated clinical-business entity, linking the acute care, home health and long-term care providers together via people-to-people and digital exchange. Dr. Reich received his B.A. and M.S. (Health and Medical Informatics) from Brandeis University, M.D. from SUNY at Buffalo, M.S. (Technology & Human Affairs-Telemedicine from Sever Institute of Technology (Washington University), and M.M.M. from Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (Carnegie Mellon University). Dr. Reich is an ACPE Certified Physician Executive. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Adi Segal, Clinic Partnerships Manager, Genoa Telepsychiatry   

Shahid Shah, CEO, Netspective Communications

Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is a technology strategy consultant to many federal agencies and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 22 year career. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites; he’s built several web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s and TATRC’s SBIR/STTR program hel ping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications.

Shahid runs three successful blogs. At he writes about architecture issues, at h e provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at he advises senior federal technologists, and at he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.

Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Sarah is the managing director of the Center for Health Solutions, part of Deloitte LLP’s Life Sciences & Health Care practice. As the leader of the Center, she drives the research agenda to inform stakeholders across the health care landscape about key trends and issues facing the industry. Sarah has more than 13 years of government experience and has deep experience in public policy, with a focus on Medicare payment policy.


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