In the 18 years since Artie first became the national leader of Kaiser Permanente’s marketing, sales, service, and activities that support growth and customer service, the health plan has become the nation’s largest integrated health system. With 12.3 million members, served by 218,853 employees in 39 hospitals, 701 medical offices, and nearly $80 billion in operating revenues, Kaiser Permanente is indeed Thriving.
In his Keynote Presentation, Artie will share the major milestones that were instrumental in Kaiser Permanente’s growth since he joined the health plan in 2001 (after having already been the CEO of three companies, including Health Net and CareAmerica health plans), and the lasting lessons learned on the journey to helping to build one of nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans.
The MedWand combines in one handheld diagnostic device a digital stethoscope, sensors to measure temperature, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and a special camera to look into a patient’s ears, mouth, nose, and throat. Plus, its range of sensors can capture and transmit clinical data in real-time, truly enabling physical exams in a virtual telemedicine world.
SafeRide helps eliminate the barriers to care frequently encountered by patients in need of dialysis, oncology infusions, methadone treatments, and even day-to-day wellness visits. By enabling the safe transport of nearly 2 million patients, Saferide has helped plans and providers solve the patient “no-show” problem through their advanced transportation platform.
Patients’ co-pays and deductibles continue to climb year-over-year. In response to these dramatic, double-digit increases, Mike’s developed careKA$H, a program that offers an innovative way for employers to help employees cover their deductible and co-pay expenses, improving employee satisfaction, and saving costs for both parties.
The California Hospice Network was created as a “Stronger Together” model committed to sustaining local, nonprofit, community-based hospice care throughout California. With three founding partner organizations, the Group is already benefiting from economies of scale, creating shared best practices, and positioning for a coming day when hospice care will be “carved-in.”
For over 20 years Greg has held chief executive, COO, and medical leadership roles in managed Medi-Cal health plans throughout California – including CalOptima, Centene, Health Net, and now Blue Shield Promise, placing him at the forefront of the growth trajectory of Medi-Cal, which now insures over one-third of all Californians.
In his Keynote Presentation, Greg will walk us through Medi-Cal’s coverage expansion in these past 20 years, and its likely continued growth in the years to come – and how to position for it.
With STDs on a dramatic incline (chlamydia, for example, hit the highest numbers ever recorded by the CDC), myLab Box offers the first at-home, easy and affordable – and private – STD testing service with certified results ready in days, without any lab visits or co-pays. And, for consumers who test positive, free same-day treatment phone consults are available. And now, at-home fertility tests, for both men and women, are also available.
It’s long been established that unhealthy behavior (poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, etc.) results in the majority of the chronic diseases driving up America’s healthcare costs. In just two-years at the helm of HCI, Eric has transformed the lives of now over 30,000 certified health coaches who promote habit change – first in themselves, then in their clients. The result: healthier lifestyles all around.
Frontline healthcare staff frequently are expected to perform perfectly procedures in which they may be a little “rusty.”” Too frequently, the misadventures result in downgraded Star ratings, or tragedy. Elemeno Health offers a customized, app-based micro-learning solution that provides frontline staff with app-based, Just-in-Time re/learning tools and resources to improve outcomes with the delivery of best practices.
Overall, out-of-pocket costs rose 12% in 2018, with patients’ co-pays and deductibles totaling $4,659 for an inpatient visit. In response to this dramatic increase, Mike’s developed careKA$H, a program that offers an innovative way for employers to help employees cover their deductible and co-pay expenses, improving employee satisfaction, and saving costs for both parties.
2013 ABBY Award Recipient of behalf of CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
for its “Bold Experiment in Government Payment Innovation”
Congress created the Innovation Center in the Affordable Care Act for the purpose of testing “innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce program expenditures… while preserving or enhancing the quality of care” for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. When Dave presented in 2013, the first 32 groups of “experienced providers” were participating in CMMI’s Pioneer ACO program. After the first year, metrics proved that all 32 Pioneers improved the quality of care for the 669,000 patients in the program, cumulatively saving medicare more than $87 million. Today, other programs like Bundled Payments and Primary Care Medical Homes are having an impact, too.
Dave will update us on what’s happened with CMMI’s “bold experiments in Government Payment Innovations” in the last five years, as the program continues to fulfill its mandate.
30% of healthcare costs are employee lifestyle choices. 1 in 5 diagnoses are wrong. 60% of medical treatments when correctly diagnosed are old treatments. CA Schools VEBA’s solution customizes healthcare at the individual level, integrating holistic and ancient medicine with modern medicine; adding “medical moms” to help navigate the medical system, using state-of-the-art mental health screening materials, assisting our members in getting real help for real life issues, and providing 24 hour coverage through technology for mental health issues. Provides the right care, at the right time, that the member can embrace, provides financial incentives to continue strong behavior, by providing real help for real life issues, we find the treatment that a member needs, that the member will support and that will result in real long term results.
CARE3, Inc. offers a team collaboration platform for healthcare delivered in the home and community, including collaborative care programs. The web-based Care3 Action Planner enables providers to build a single action plan for all care, with collaborative work space for interdisciplinary teams to build itemized task lists of care activities to be completed in the home by clinicians, aides, and/or family caregivers. Care3 Mobile is a HIPAA-compliant mobile app, used by the patient, family and care staff. Used together, Care3 provides insight,that enables care teams to intervene to prevent costly outcomes such as ED visits and hospitalizations.
HELP-FULL operates a community network where participants of all ages get and give practical help, share skills and talents, and enjoy common interests. Utilizing technology, Help-Full connects members – old and younger – based on compatible backgrounds, interests, preferences and traits. The community runs on “Time Tokens,” so members can pay for help – with either money or time. Help-Full supports key social determinants of health: meaningful social interactions, opportunities to give back with a sense of purpose, and minimizes seniors’ loneliness and life restrictions, enabling them to live longer, happier independent lives.
MODIO HEALTH, Inc.’s, Provider Management and Verification Platform is used by 200+ healthcare organizations nationwide to simplify and efficiently manage their provider credentialing processes. The cloud-based platform, called OneView, uses a blockchain type of mechanism that connects all entities associated with a provider with the same real-time data collection, which is automated, updated, easily accessed, and securely protected. Modio’s HIPAA-compliant solution allows teams to securely manage and store credentials and licensure in one easily accessible location, slashing credentialing times and reducing administrative effort.
NEOFECT’s RAPAEL SMART GLOVE FOR HOME takes traditional, proven rehab exercises and applies them to games that patients look forward to repeating every day. The glove is a wearable, active finger and hand rehabilitation solution that connects via Bluetooth to a TV or tablet to display movements on-screen, creating a gamified experience. Physicians can remotely and securely access performance data via the cloud to monitor and analyze progress, making at-home rehab possible, and patients can track their own improvement, which helps keep them engaged and motivated in their own recovery process.
Our Keynoter, Dr. Robert Maloney, is an innovator himself, having worked at the forefront of innovative vision correction surgery for 20 years – personally performing over 60,000 vision correction procedures – including on Kim Kardashian. He’s also a brilliant medical edu-tainer, as he’ll share with us the inspiring backstory of one of the greatest Innovations in Healthcare of all time, and how it’s played out in history and art – as well as today’s routine medical practice. It’s a presentation you’ll never forget.
Advanced Pathways’ Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT) provides solutions for chronic pain patients (CRPS, Fibromyalgia, SFN, Migraines, etc.) through a personalized, evidence based, non-invasive, drug free treatment option that allows patients to regain their lives. HCT gets the patient out of ‘fight/flight’, resetting the pain loop, balancing the autonomic nervous system, reducing/controlling stress and anxiety, increasing restorative sleep, and helping with PTSD. Their 5-day protocol is not only changing patients’ lives but is also dramatically decreasing the overall burden on the U.S. healthcare system.
Through predictive analytics, Catasys identifies, engages, and treats behavioral care avoidant people who are suffering from untreated behavioral health conditions that are exacerbating chronic medical disease. By applying advanced tools and proprietary insights, during its 52-week program. Catasys care coaches motivate behavior change, resulting in better health, improved resiliency, and reduced costs: total claims paid, a reduction in ED and inpatient utilization, as well as a reduction in professional costs, such as doctor fees. OnTrak’s retention is 80%: 4 times the average behavioral health treatment retention.
Among the millions of Americans identified as depressed by their primary care doctor, almost two-thirds don’t get treatment. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Freedman recognized the challenges his patients faced, particularly those suffering from anxiety and depression, to travel across town to meet with their doctor. healthPiper: a mobile medication-based treatment program for patients with depression and anxiety that uses a cost-effective “concierge style” that harnesses mobile technology, coupling it with innovative approaches for delivering meds and staying patient-connected, all at less than half the typical cost of care.
The post-surgical complication of lymphedema (in which fluid builds up in the extremities due to damage of the lymph system) is so significant that it is taken for granted. SOZO® provides a critical tool for the early detection, monitoring and management of conditions like lymphedema. When used immediately upon cancer diagnosis, SOZO enables the monitoring of subtle changes in breast cancer patients – detecting lymphedema as much as 4-10 months earlier than other methods, allowing for early intervention and prevention of disease progression, decreasing the development of persistent, possibly irreversible, lymphedema in breast cancer patients by as much as 95%.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects 20% of the adult US population. For under $300, the MedCline Reflux Relief System is more effective than medications at reducing nighttime GERD symptoms, more effective than surgery at reducing Silent Reflux symptoms, and it provides physicians and patients with a powerful and effective alternative to Proton Pump Inhibitor medications and surgery. It has been clinically studied with patients with typical reflux symptoms – as well as, laryngopharyngeal reflux, pregnancy reflux, post-esophagectomy, and lung transplant patients with reflux – with consistent positive results.