May 13 - 15, 2019
Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Address

9:00 am - 10:00 am The Future of the VA and How to Build Strategic Partnerships Around our 5 Top Priorities

-Strategies for improving process management with private sector and community support 
-Ensuring our nation’s veterans receive high quality health care 
-Enhancing veterans timely accessibility to benefits and services 
Deborah Lafer Scher, Executive Advisor to the Secretary at US Department of Veteran Affairs

Deborah Lafer Scher

Executive Advisor to the Secretary
US Department of Veteran Affairs

10:00 am - 10:30 am Connecting Research to External Hospitals

• How can the VA contribute to research and development efforts
• Complying with standards and innovating medical discoveries
• Collaborating with hospitals and external partners to further advancements
Valerie Li, Government and IDN Director at Rauland

Valerie Li

Government and IDN Director
Rauland

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking Break and Start of Demo Drive


Network with VA and Industry attendees and Go visit our sponsor booths in the exhibit hall for a chance to enter yourself in the Demo Drive Prize Draw!

Also, Brief Remarks by Alan Macht Director of Sales and Marketing Action Manufacturing Inc. 

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

11:15 am - 12:15 pm THE USE OF NIV AS THE STANDARD OF CARE IN TREATING COPD & CHRONIC HYPERCAPNIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE

William D. Frazier, MD, CMO at Viemed

William D. Frazier, MD

CMO
Viemed

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MODERNIZING VA HOSPITALS AND FACILITIES: DELIVERING BETTER VETERAN EXPERIENCES
• Personalizing the veteran experience at your medical center
• Wayfinding: Aiding the journey from home to appointment
• Engaging with veterans via indoor GPS
Jeffrey Saura, Chief Technology Officer
Jeffrey Saura, Chief Technology Officer at Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)

Jeffrey Saura

Chief Technology Officer
Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)

Resource Management

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Paying the Light Bill: Practical Considerations for Building Brand Loyalty
  • Identifying Barriers to a Consumer-driven Experience
  • Engaging more Veterans by rethinking Access and Enrollment
  • Thinking about VA as component of Health Living
Richard Griffith, Chief Strategy Officer at Veterans Health Indiana, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Richard Griffith

Chief Strategy Officer
Veterans Health Indiana, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Resource Management

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm REAL TIME INFORMATION SHARING TO SUPPORT REAL TIME NEEDS
• Determining and assessing the capability gaps of current systems
• Establishing requirements to promote the exchange of information sharing and
drive clinical and financial outcomes
• Developing secured enterprise-level, interoperable systems
Tina Joros, Vice President & General Manager at Open Business Unit and Financial Platforms, Allscripts

Tina Joros

Vice President & General Manager
Open Business Unit and Financial Platforms, Allscripts

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Luncheon

Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD, Research Health Scientist at Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD, Acting Co-Director at CINDRR

Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD

Acting Co-Director
CINDRR

Dr. Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, Nurse Practitioner and the Director of the Transitional Pain Service at Acute Pain Service  Anesthesia  Department George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dr. Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Nurse Practitioner and the Director of the Transitional Pain Service
Acute Pain Service Anesthesia Department George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

BENJAMIN BROOKE, MD, PHD, FACS, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery at University of Utah

BENJAMIN BROOKE, MD, PHD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Utah

MICHAEL J. BUYS, MD, Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Utah

MICHAEL J. BUYS, MD

Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah

AMY BECKSTEAD, RN, MSN, nurse educator/manager at Regional Centers of Innovation Specialty Care (COI) VA Salt Lake City (SLC) Health Care System

AMY BECKSTEAD, RN, MSN

nurse educator/manager
Regional Centers of Innovation Specialty Care (COI) VA Salt Lake City (SLC) Health Care System

Discussion Group 2

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Solving the Medical Device & IoT Security Challenge

Jonathan Langer, CEO at Medigate

Jonathan Langer

CEO
Medigate

Dr. Anne Andorn MD, CMO at Indivior

Dr. Anne Andorn MD

CMO
Indivior

Dr. Ismene Petrakis, Chief of Psychiatry and Mental Health Service Line at VA CT Healthcare System

Dr. Ismene Petrakis

Chief of Psychiatry and Mental Health Service Line
VA CT Healthcare System

Barbara Haight, Pharm.D, Medical Affairs at Indivior

Barbara Haight, Pharm.D

Medical Affairs
Indivior

Discussion Group 3

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Mobile Diagnostic Imaging: Maximizing Efficiency for Radiology
Steve Richter, SVP & General Manager at Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions

Steve Richter

SVP & General Manager
Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions

Discussion Group 3

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm A Tool in The Toolbox: implementing VA Video Connect to Increase Access to Mental Health Treatment
Jan Lindsay, PhD, Director, Telebehavioral Health at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Jan Lindsay, PhD

Director, Telebehavioral Health
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Dr. Robert Martindale Martindale, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery and Medical Director at Hospital Nutritional Service at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Robert Martindale Martindale, MD

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery and Medical Director
Hospital Nutritional Service at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

Discussion Group 4

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Health and Independent Living (hail) for Rural Veterans With Disabilities
Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD, Research Health Scientist at Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD, Acting Co-Director at CINDRR

Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD

Acting Co-Director
CINDRR

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


4:15 pm - 5:00 pm KEYNOTE: VA MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND QUALITY

-Future priorities and mandates to strengthen veterans services in the VA 

-Priorities for providing care outside of the VA network to enhance accessibility 
Surafeal Asgedom, Chief Officer at VA Modernization

Surafeal Asgedom

Chief Officer
VA Modernization

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Evening Reception