NEHCC Speaker Profiles: Helen Riess, MD

Helen Riess, MD

Helen RiessEmbedding Empathy in Healthcare to Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience

Empathic care is closely tied to greater patient safety and patient satisfaction including better health outcomes, clinician well-being, and few malpractice claims. This presentation will highlight novel empathy research that demonstrates empathy can be taught to medical professionals with sustainable behavior changes.

Dr. Riess is the Director of the Empathy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her Empathy and Relational Science Research Team at MGH conducts translational research on the neuroscience of emotions. She is the co-founder, Chairman, & Chief Scientific Officer of Empathetics, LLC.

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NEHCC Speaker Profiles: Matt Zavadsky

Matt Zavadsky (MS-HSA, EMT)

Matt ZavadskyHome Health & EMS-Based Mobile Healthcare: Match Made in Heaven, or Shotgun Wedding?

In several communities across the country, emergency medical service (EMS) providers are transforming their care delivery model from the traditional “you call, we haul” model to a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) model. This presentation will cover how EMS, home health, and hospice agencies can work together to help their patients and each other.

Zavadsky is from MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Forth Worth, Texas, where he has implemented a robust mobile healthcare program in partnership with organizations such as Klarus Home Care and Vitas Healthcare to work on improving patient care and reducing preventable utilization of healthcare resources. He has consulted on numerous EMS issues including high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, costing strategies, and public policy. He has written a book on the subject (published by Jones and Bartlett) to help other communities implement similar programs across the country.

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NEHCC Speaker Profiles: Robert J. Simione

Robert J. Simione

Robert SimioneBuilding Resiliency in New England Health Care: Improving Home Care & Hospice for the Long Haul

Simione will share his insights on changing delivery systems and reimbursement, while addressing special considerations for agencies who want to achieve a higher level of performance during this time of increasing accountabitlity for all providers.

Robert J. Simione serves as Managing Principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC with more than 40 years of leadership experience in home care and hospice. He guides numerous national and state initiatives, having served on the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Board of Directors, and chaired its Advisory Board for the Financial Managers Association. He is a longstanding speaker and contributing author across the country. Robert was a graduate of Villanova University.

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NEHCC Speaker Profiles: Amy Boutwell, MD

Amy Boutwell (MD, MPP)

Amy BoutwellEstablishing Shared Expectations with ACOs and Bundled Payment Providers Around Care Transitions and Rehospitalization Avoidance

This presentation will focus on 2015 market forces driving cross-setting collaboration, and the central role that case management professionals and inter-professional teams play in achieving triple-aim outcomes for payers, funders, and organizations.

Boutwell founded Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to pursue work aligned with the opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Center for Innovation, and the Partnership for Patients; specifically, with the goal of engaging thousands of communities across the nation to work across settings and sectors to improve healthcare delivery. Dr. Boutwell is the co-founder of the STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and serves as a senior physician consultant to the National Coordinating Center for the CMS QIO Care Transitions Theme.

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NEHCC Silver Sponsorship Sold!

Alternative Home Health Care, LLC joins the conference as its Silver Sponsor, rounding out all three three premium sponsorships for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show. Fortunately, other sponsorships are still available for purchase, as are exhibitor booths.

The NEHCC is the biggest event of its kind in the region, typically with over 400 attendees from more than 100 home care and hospice agencies across New England. Distinguish your company from its competitors by putting your product or service front-and-center at the Conference & Trade Show.

The 2015 conference runs from May 19-21 in Manchester, NH. Registration to attend is also open.

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2015 Gold Sponsor

2015 Silver Sponsor

Alternative Home Health Care<

 2015 Bronze Sponsor

 Opening Keynote Sponsor

 Clear Care

 Honeywell HomeMed

 

 

 

 

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Gold & Bronze Sponsorships Sold-Out

Two of the biggest sponsorships — the Gold and Bronze levels — for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show have already sold out!

Fortunately, the Silver level is still available, as are a variety of others sponsorships, and space is also available in our popular exhibit hall. Whatever your needs, we’ve got something that fits your budget. Visit the online exhibitor & sponsorship registration to secure your selection today.

The NEHCC is the biggest home care event in the region, typically with over 400 attendees from more than 100 home care and hospice agencies from across New England. Join us in Manchester, New Hampshire May 19 – May 21, 2015.

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NEHCC Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Open

Registration to exhibit and sponsor at the 2015 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference is now open. Whether you’re looking for a simple exhibit booth, or for one of our premiere sponsorships, we’ve got something that fits your needs.

The NEHCC is the biggest event of its kind in New England, typically with over 400 attendees from more than 100 home care and hospice agencies across the region. Distinguish your company from your competitors by putting your product or service front-and-center at the Conference & Trade Show.

Contact Laurie Belden with questions at vendors@nehcc.com.

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NEHCC 2015 Issues Call For Presentations

MicrophoneThe NEHHC welcomes speaker presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. To submit a presentation for consideration, please read the instructions and complete the online application.

All proposals must be received by January 5, 2015 and must be submitted through the online survey to be reviewed and considered.

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Join Us for NEHCC 2015 In Manchester, NH

NHMANCH_exterior_galleryThis year’s NEHCC will be held at the Radisson Hotel Manchester, the largest convention hotel north of Boston. The hotel is just one hour north of Boston and offers a free Manchester-Boston Regional Airport shuttle, as well as discounted guest parking in an enclosed, indoor parking complex.

The hotel is conveniently located close to Manchester – Boston Regional Airport (MHT), the premier airport in Northern New England, and offers easy access, competitive airfares, ample affordable parking, and an ever-growing schedule of direct jet services make this the airport of choice for many.

MHT is served by: Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Continental Connection, Continental Express, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection COMAIR, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express.

Alternately, you may fly into Boston Logan Airport and take the regularly scheduled bus service from to downtown Manchester via Boston Express (Concord Coachlines) seven days-a-week.

Downtown Manchester is home to the nationally recognized historic Mill Yard where hundreds of businesses occupy revitalized mill buildings, including unique retail outlets and boutiques offer great lunch-hour shopping excursions, while an exciting nightlife draws residents and visitors downtown after hours.

Manchester offers a number of fine and casual dining opportunities.

700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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Conference Rates:$129.00/single & double
$139.00/triple
$149.00/quad

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New England Home Care Conference Has a New Name

NEHCC-2015-Logo-Square-TransparentThe 2015 six-state home care conference and trade show has changed its name to the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show.

“All of the past few conferences had workshops on hospice clinical and financial issues,” said Patricia Kelleher of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, “so it made sense to showcase this in the title.”

Many of the state association partners — Vermont Association for Home Care & Hospice, Connecticut Association for Health Care at Home, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care & Hospice and the Maine Alliance for Home Care & Hospice — have represented  hospice issues locally and on the federal level for years.

“We hope to have a keynote speaker that will address this important sector of our industry” said Deborah Hoyt of the Connecticut association.

Additionally, the Exhibit Hall will feature hospice products and services hospice.

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