Home Care, Hospice CEOs Will Focus on Smartphone Technology

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will host a CEO Leadership School at the 2012 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

The Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Oct. 21 -25, 2012, will focus on how technology is transforming the home health industry and the opportunities it has to reshape the health care system.

The CEO Leadership School is a unique opportunity for leaders in home care and hospice agencies to learn from top CEOs and leaders in business and technology. The topic for the session – “How the “Smartphone” and mHealth Technologies will Transform Healthcare,” – will specifically focus on the transcending role of the smartphone in the delivery of health care.

Attendees will also be able to view demonstrations of the latest mhealth technologies that are available.  A variety of mhealth technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, devices, remote patient monitor, and telehealth monitors will also be on display.

Other topics include how agencies can harness the power of smartphones to increase referrals and participate in the roll of “health traffic controller.” The Caring Institute and McKesson are sponsors of the 2012 CEO Leadership School.

“The care of the disabled and elderly may well be the defining issue for America in the early years of this 21st century,” said Val J. Halamandaris, president of NAHC. “Home care is the most non-partisan issue that will be faced in the coming years and one which will have the most immediate impact on the future of America.”

Invited speakers for the CEO Leadership School are: Linda Marshall, former CEO, OnStar Division of General Motors;  David Metcalf, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and Director, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL); Mark V. Migliore , Group Publisher/Director, Business Development, Naylor LLC; Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Research Institute;  Val J. Halamandaris, President,  NAHC;  Richard D. Brennan, Vice President for Technology Policy, NAHC;  Ellen Bolch, President & CEO, THA Group; Keith R. Crownover, President & CEO, Delta Health Technologies; Sue Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Home Care of the Grand Valley; Warren Brown, President, Procura; Daniel L. Cosentino, President, Cardiocom; Beth Hennessey, Executive Director for Integrated Care, Sutter Care at Home; Michael Lemnitzer, Senior Director, Philips Telehealth Solutions; Tom Maxwell, Chief Strategy Officer, Homecare Homebase; Lisa Harvey-McPherson, President & CEO, Eastern Maine HomeCare; Jeffrey Silverman, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Sandata Technologies, LLC; Andy Bezaitis, Chief Operating Officer, CellTrak; and, Meg Maley, Senior Vice President, WellDoc.

Agencies that attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting also are given the tools they need to meet rising demands of competition to make their businesses the most successful they can be. The meeting gathers together home health, hospice and private duty agencies, nurses, therapists and physicians from around the country to participate in over 100 educational sessions of the most comprehensive, timely, quality programs designed especially for the home care and hospice industry.

From the NAHC Report Article