2021 AvaSure Virtual Symposium - AvaSure

Event Overview

Date: October 6 -7, 2021

Location: Virtual

Our 4th annual event will take place on Wednesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 7th. This is a free, virtual event.

Each year the Symposium brings together AvaSure users and others interested in learning more about remote safety monitoring and this year is no different. Attendees will hear from national experts on safety and quality, be able to share insights with one another on new use cases and best practices for remote safety monitoring, and build connections with other users! This year’s theme reflects on how we’re all connected and the larger role of telehealth in care provisioning that arose during the pandemic and many experts believe will continue after COVID-19.

Both days will include keynotes, breakout sessions and opportunities to connect.

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AGENDA

Agenda is subject to change based on presenters schedules. Listed agenda times are Eastern Daylight Time.

 

WEDNESDAY

10:30 AM - Virtual Doors Open

11:00 AM - Opening Remarks/Welcome Message

Welcome message from AvaSure CEO and Founder Brad Playford

11:15 AM - Keynote Presenter Dr. Megan Ranney

Using digital health to improve health and reduce disparities

12:15 PM - Lunch Time Knowledge Bites

Attendees will be able to attend one of the three sessions:

  • How to Achieve your ROI
  • Best Practices for Implementation
  • Value of Recognition and Sharing Successes

12:45 PM - BREAK

1:00 PM - General Session

Change agents: Managing Innovation to Achieve Results

Presented by: Ochsner Health, Oregon Health & Science University, and Ascension

Applying a new tech-based solution is all about the follow-through, a continual process of improvement and expansion to new use cases. Hear from health care leaders who have succeeded with large-scale implementations across the enterprise.

1:45 PM - BREAK

2:00 PM - Break Out Sessions

Attendees will be able to attend one of the three sessions:

  • Wheeling to Efficiency with Hub & Spoke
    Presented by Loyola University Medical Center, Trinity Health of New England
    Hear how health systems use centralized monitoring stations and enterprise software to save money, simplify hiring and training, and save lives.
  • Monitoring for the Long Term: Long Term Acute Care and Skilled Nursing
    Presented by Essentia, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
    AvaSure isn’t just for acute care anymore. Panelists will share the benefits and success of remote video monitoring in long term acute care hospital settings and skilled nursing facilities.
  • RN Panel: How Monitor Staff Help Improve Nurse Productivity
    Presented by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Mercy Health
    Nurse leaders will discuss the impact of remote video monitoring for overworked staff seeking to focus on their core roles as direct caregivers.

2:45 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - General Session

Tips and Tricks from Monitor Staff Pros

Presented by: HCA Methodist, Oregon Health & Science University, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

In what is always a popular session, some of the most successful monitoring staff from across the U.S. will share best practices that enhance patient and staff safety and the patient/family experience of care.

THURSDAY

10:30 AM - Virtual Doors Open

10:45 AM - Opening Remarks

11:00 AM - Keynote Presenter John O'Leary

Thriving through times of adversity

12:15 PM - Lunch Time Knowledge Bites

Attendees will be able to attend one of three sessions:

  • ORNA Power Users
  • Common Challenges & Misconceptions
  • Working with Organized Labor and Your TeleSitter Program

12:45 PM - BREAK

1:00 PM - General Session

Keeping Suicidal Patients Safe, Virtually

Presented by: UC Davis, Benefis

With mental health problems on a steep rise, more AvaSure users are leveraging the TeleSitter system to protect suicide ideation patients. Whether your organization is monitoring for this use case or looking to expand to this patient population, this is a session all attendees will benefit from.

1:45 PM - BREAK

2:00 PM - Break Out Sessions

Attendees will be able to attend one of the three sessions:

  • Tales from the Front: Early Wins Beget Long-term Success
    Presented by Baptist Medical Center, Valley Presbyterian
    When staff see advantages of a new technology, they are more likely to champion widespread use and new applications. Two hospitals describe how they achieved and communicated success right from the beginning of their program.
  • Fostering New Use Cases for Virtual Care
    Presented by Maine Medical
    From falls reduction to stopping elopements from the ED to behavioral health to telehealth visits, providers are pushing the boundaries of remote care (with a little help from AvaSure!).
  • Standing up to the Surge: Virtual Nurses Help a Health System Manage COVID
    Presented by Memorial Hermann Health System
    Memorial Hermann has implemented a rapid response to the latest wave of the novel coronavirus across the multi-hospital system. Supplementing a longstanding TeleSitter program, nurses with critical care expertise were detailed to an existing central facility to monitor COVID-19 patients, in effect bumping up nurse-to-patient ratios in ICUs and making the highest use of specialized care. Policies and workflows for these “virtual nurses” will be described.

2:45 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - General Session

Case Closed: Remote Video Monitoring Increases Staff Safety

Presented by: Lisbeth Votruba MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, AvaSure & Christina Case, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager, Providence St. Peter Hospital

Peer-reviewed research, ORNA data, and anecdotal evidence have pushed protecting nurses and other staff to the top of the list of new uses for virtual care.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Megan Ranney
Emergency Physician & Researcher 

Dr. Ranney is a practicing emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She holds the Warren Alpert Endowed Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is Founding Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, and is Associate Dean of Strategy and Innovation at the School of Public Health at Brown University. Dr. Ranney’s funded research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence, mental illness, and related epidemics. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been a CNN Medical Analyst, as well as having frequent appearances on MSNBC, BBC, Good Morning America, NBC, PBS, NPR, and others. She has been published in print media ranging from the Atlantic to the New York Times regarding the value of a national public health strategy. She also developed and co-leads, with Dr. Ashish Jha, the “Surviving And Thriving in The Age of Pandemics” online course at the School of Public Health at Brown University. 

John O’Leary
Burn Victim, Author & Founder of Rising Above Programs 

John O’Leary, at the age of nine, was playing in his garage with fire and gasoline which resulted in a massive explosion. This act turned John’s life upside down. O’Leary was burned on 100% of his body and doctor’s gave him less than 1% to live.  

Through this experience O’Leary learned to thrive. As a nationally recognized speaker, two-time National Bestselling author and award-winning podcaster O’Leary has been able to inspire audiences across the world. Through O’Leary’s storytelling, unexpected humor, and authenticity this will be an unforgettable presentation.  

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Nominations due August 6