GRS Thought Leaders: October 2017


Are you attending any of the following conferences in October? If so, we invite you to participate in one of the many presentations or discussions given by our thought leaders:


11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference

October 1-4, 2017; Santa Clara, CA 


The New World of Consumer Tools and Health Models

Sarah Thomas, Sr. Director - Global Innovation (panelist)

Wednesday, October 4 from 9:05am - 10:35am

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From the fast-evolving world of consumer genomics to the latest in wearables, tools we would have never imagined even five or ten years ago are now at our fingertips (and affordable to boot!). We’ll feature the exciting new technologies that are taking the consumer experience to the next level. Details: https://fall2017.health2con.com/agenda/session/177658


American Association of Respiratory Care Congress

October 4-7, 2017; Indianapolis, IN


Vitality to You: Continuity of Care in the Home

Michael Caron, Clinical Specialist - Respiratory Therapy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3:30pm - 4:05pm


"Vitality to You" is a rehab pilot program consisting of PT, OT, and speech therapy utilizing respiratory care professionals. This is a multidisciplinary approach focused on continuing care in the home for recently discharged long-term patients. Detailshttps://www.aarc.org/aarc-meetings/congress-2017/day-one.php











21st Century RT Practice in Post-Acute Care: Past vs. Present
Kathryn Thompson and Lisa Ziller, Clinical Specialists - Respiratory Therapy

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 2:25pm - 3:00pm


This lecture will explain how value based care delivery meets the objectives of the "Triple Aim" for health care. Identify resources and tools for providing adult patients and families with the best in value based, patient-centered care utilizing top of license practice, evidenced-based approaches and alternative modes of therapy. Details: https://www.aarc.org/aarc-meetings/congress-2017/day-three.php 

National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies Fall Conference

​October 11-13, 2017; Las Vegas, NV

Developing a Game Plan

Joanne Wisely, MA  CCC/SLP  FNAP, Vice President- Legislative Advocacy

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:15pm - 3:30pm


Session Description: Panelists will describe business focus areas, specific to current clinical, regulatory, compliance and operational challenges. Using a "Shark Tank" format, panelists will participate in an exchange with moderators to create the opportunity for an open round table discussion.  Details: http://www.naranet.org/education/fall-conference/ 


International Council on Active Aging Conference and Trade Show

October 12-14, 2017; Orlando, FL



​PANEL: The Physical Therapy/Wellness Connection: What's Next?

Dan Hirschfeld, President, Genesis Rehab Services, Respiratory Health Services, and International Operations (panelist)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 8:30am - 10:00am

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Changing expectations, sustainable outcomes and lower costs are among trends influencing rehabilitation therapy providers. How will providers remain relevant in this changing world? Will rehabilitation’s role in the post-acute environment drive further market changes? How will wellness factor into all of this? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this panel session. Details: http://icaa.cc/conferenceandevents/2017/ICAAConfBrochure2017.pdf 













Community Asset Mapping: From Domains to Practice
Laura Caron-Parker, BA, OTR/L, Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab Services–Vitality to You (V2U)
Felicia Chew, BS, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Vice President of Clinical Services, Genesis Rehab Services
Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:00am - 9:30am
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Using community asset mapping and the World Health Organization’s Age- Friendly Domains as a foundation, we can determine strengths of a desired community. Identification of age-friendly community features provides a pathway for the older adult’s transition to his/her community to age in place. Engage in a community asset-mapping experience in this session. Details: http://icaa.cc/conferenceandevents/2017/ICAAConfBrochure2017.pdf


NASL/AHCA Annual Convention and Expo

October 15 – 18, 2017; Las Vegas, NV

Discipline-Specific Perspectives in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments
Erin Knoepfel, MS, CCC-SLP, Vice President, Clinical Services, Genesis Rehab Services & Respiratory Health Services
Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 8:30am - 10:30am

Recent advances in the understanding of the underlying pathology associated with reversible and non-reversible cognitive impairments have led to the identification of better person-centered treatment approaches within the professions of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. In this session, the presenters will describe, from the perspective of their respective disciplines, the types of cognitive impairments commonly seen in SNF residents, and how decisions regarding treatment approaches may need to vary depending on the type or stage of progression of a person’s cognitive impairment. The presenters will also share examples of specific treatment approaches that have improved the restoration of lost function. Finally, the presenters will discuss tools and strategies that can be used with this patient population to identify when further functional improvement is no longer a realistic outcome and care planning should transition to support the maintenance of the current function or the prevention of decline. Details: 
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ahcancal/agenda.asp?h=Full%20Schedule

  Session Title: The New World of Consumer Tools and Health Models
Presenter(s): Sarah Thomas, Sr. Director - Global Innovation (panelist)
Description:



From the fast-evolving world of consumer genomics to the latest in wearables, tools we would have never imagined even five or ten years ago are now at our fingertips (and affordable to boot!). We’ll feature the exciting new technologies that are taking the consumer experience to the next level.
Program URL:  https://fall2017.health2con.com/agenda/session/177658
  Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments – A Panel Discussion
Erin Knoepfel, MS, CCC-SLP, Vice President, Clinical Services, Genesis Rehab Services & Respiratory Health Services (panelist)
Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 11:00pm – 12:30pm

Health care delivery is rapidly evolving into patient-characteristic models that incentivize value, with value being defined in the context of better quality and lower costs. These models incentivize providers within and across settings to better coordinate care in a patient-centered manner to optimize outcomes while reducing cost variation. The prevalence of residents with varying types and degrees of cognitive impairments in SNFs presents specific challenges in assessment and intervention approaches that can only be accomplished through interdisciplinary collaboration. The most successful providers will be those that can achieve the best outcomes with the most efficient use of clinical services. In this session, a diverse panel of health care professionals, who are experts in the rehabilitation of residents with cognitive impairments, will share their experiences with implementing interdisciplinary care plans for residents presenting with a variety of cognitive impairments. (This session has no prerequisites and no specific educational level requirements. All therapy professionals are welcome to purchase a ticket to this half-day workshop.)  Details: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ahcancal/agenda.asp?h=Full%20Schedule

The Changing SNF Part A Payment Model – An Afternoon with RCS-1

Joanne Wisely, MA  CCC/SLP  FNAP, Vice President- Legislative Advocacy

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm


This session will feature a slide presentation to educate on the Resident Classification System, Version 1 (RCS-1) model under consideration by CMS, followed by a facilitated discussion on patient and provider concerns and key aspects of the model with a panel of NASL therapy and health IT members who have studied the RCS-1 model. Details: https://www.nasl.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NASL&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=d7388b44-952d-4335-a77f-6a1cd11498d5



The Role and Impact of Respiratory Services on Hospital Readmissions in the Post-Acute World
Tim McNelly, Vice President – Respiratory Health Services
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how an active telehealth program can help to reduce center costs, unnecessary emergency department visits and hospital readmissions
  • Access national guidelines and state regulations to inform the establishment of a telehealth program in your skilled nursing center
  • Leverage telehealth technologies to deliver a more positive patient and family experience through increased healthcare provider access

Details: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ahcancal/agenda.asp?h=Full%20Schedule


​Connected Health Conference
​October 25-27, 2017; Boston, MA
Staying Connected for Healthy Longevity
Sarah Thomas, Sr. Director - Global Innovation (panel moderator)
Friday, October 27, 2017 from 12:40pm - 1:30pm
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How can robots, virtual reality and other technologies enhance or replace direct social interaction and otherwise support healthy aging in a population that is often isolated or lonely? This panel will share their evidence, anecdotes and vision for supporting wellness in older populations. Details: http://exhibitionfloor.himss.org/chc2017/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Speakers.aspx&SessionID=1370&nav=true&Role=U%27




The New World of Consumer Tools and Health Models

Sarah Thomas, Sr. Director - Global Innovation (panelist)

Wednesday, October 4 from 9:05am - 10:35am

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From the fast-evolving world of consumer genomics to the latest in wearables, tools we would have never imagined even five or ten years ago are now at our fingertips (and affordable to boot!). We’ll feature the exciting new technologies that are taking the consumer experience to the next level. Details: https://fall2017.health2con.com/agenda/session/177658



The New World of Consumer Tools and Health Models

Sarah Thomas, Sr. Director - Global Innovation (panelist)

Wednesday, October 4 from 9:05am - 10:35am

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From the fast-evolving world of consumer genomics to the latest in wearables, tools we would have never imagined even five or ten years ago are now at our fingertips (and affordable to boot!). We’ll feature the exciting new technologies that are taking the consumer experience to the next level. Details: https://fall2017.health2con.com/agenda/session/177658