Event Overview

Date: September 23-24, 2020

Location: Online

On September 23-24, AvaSure hosted its third National Symposium – the first since 2018. This event brought together senior leaders, frontline staff and health policy experts who shared best practices and new uses for continuous remote patient care.


The theme of this year’s event was Leading Through Change. Most experts believe that the post-pandemic U.S. healthcare system will be fundamentally different, as downward pressure on costs and a need to show value for dollars spent will fuel widespread reforms. As has been shown in numerous clinical and economic studies, AvaSure is in tune with the need for cost-effective, quality care.

Thank you to all who attended and participated in this successful event!

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Welcoming Message and Opening Remarks

Brad Playford, CEO and Founder, AvaSure
Brad Playford will share the latest news about AvaSure and its role in the future of telehealth.

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Keynote: Wes Moore

Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation and a bestselling author, veteran and entrepreneur, will motivate attendees with his inspirational guidance on how to lead during times of change.

Twitter: @iamwesmoore
Facebook: facebook.com/iamwesmoore
Instagram: iamwesmoore

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In Isolation BUT Not Alone

Panelists: Augusta Health, Mount Sinai Morningside, Sinai Health, Moanalua Medical
Panel discussion on adapting the AvaSure TeleSitter to improve care for COVID-19 patients, reduce the “burn rate” of PPE and keep staff safe.

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Preventing Disruptions

Panelists: Elliot Health System, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
Utilizing remote interventions for keeping staff, patients, and families safe amid a continuing epidemic of illicit substance abuse.

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Tales From the Frontline

Panelists: Covenant Health, Providence St. Joseph Orange, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
Monitor staff reveal best practices, lessons learned and a view from behind the camera from time spent watching at-risk patients.

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Lessons Learned Monitoring the Monitors

Panelists: Covenant Health, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, VA North Texas Health Care System, Oregon Health & Science University
TeleSitter program managers share insights on best practices, tips for enculturation, utilization and more.

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Preventing Self-Harm Remotely

Panelists: HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, The University of Kansas Health System, Spectrum Health
A discussion on how using the AvaSure TeleSitter keeps the suicide ideation and other behavioral health patients safe.

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Making Sure the Kids Are Allright

Panelists: Anne Arundel Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital San Antonio
The benefits and challenges of monitoring those in pediatric care.

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AvaPrize Presentation

Honoring the recipients of 2020 AvaPrize.

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Keynote: Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber

Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and world-renowned expert on the risk of suicide among patients, will speak on her work in developing the Colombia Protocol, and the importance of shining a light on suicide as a worldwide public health crisis.

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