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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How Remote Technology and Support Can Improve Quality of Care

Start Date: 2/20/2018 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/20/2018 2:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Online

United States 

Event Website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/882516799159958531

Organization Name: ElevatingHOME

Heather Corbin
Email: hcorbin@elevatinghome.org
Phone: 571-527-1534

How Remote Technology and Support Can Improve Quality of Care
Home health and hospice is the quintessential mobile workforce. Yet the industry has been slow to adopt technology strategies that promote home care objectives while enhancing mobility. Challenges such as retention, care quality, documentation, clinician training, and compliance can all be improved with remote technology products and services. Increasingly, agencies must determine what is their core competency—the care of patients or the evaluation and implementation of technology to support that care.


Julie Vandre, BSN, MBA, RN, Senior Director, Post-Acute, UnityBPO
Julie Vandre is Senior Director, Post-Acute Services at UnityBPO, the nation's leading Healthcare Informational Technology company. Ms. Vandre is responsible for advancing the delivery of healthcare through the use of technology for home care, hospice, clinics, and nursing homes throughout the nation.

Ms. Vandre brings more than 25 years of experience in Post-Acute Delivery, leading clinical and operational teams for some of the nation's largest post-acute providers, including Harden Healthcare, Kindred at Home (Gentiva), and Amedisys. Through electronic health record implementation and adoption for care delivery, Ms. Vandre has demonstrated improved clinician satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes for patients, and appropriate reimbursement.

Her leadership has focused on the opportunities to improve the continuum of care by working with both acute and post teams to decreased unnecessary hospital readmissions well below the national average while also improving staff and patient satisfaction and decreasing overall healthcare costs. Ms Vandre is a well-known authority on driving the value of post-acute services for clinicians, patients, and payors.

She has contributed best practice knowledge to multiple publications, state associations, and national consortiums on Home Care delivery, Care Transitions, and ICD coding. She has participated in national projects including the Alliance for Home Health Quality & Innovation CACEP – Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement Project which focused on demonstrating the value of Home Care services through measurable data and worked for CMS Contractors to eliminate fraud and abuse in healthcare.

Doug Johnson, RN, Senior Director, Acute, UnityBPO
Doug Johnson oversees the management and operations of Acute Care Services for technology support, design, and infrastructure teams. Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; lead and improved processes in many industry and healthcare business areas such as the Information Technology Service Management, Emergency Department, Operating Department, Nursing Units, Urgent Cares, Billing Processes, Electronic Medical Records, and many patient throughput initiatives.  Healthcare; Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Manager/Director; Leadership team administrator in hospital setting, lead team of process improvement and innovation lab employees.  Experienced in information data warehousing using SQL Server, Oracle and SAS, project management, business intelligence tools, dashboards, leading team, presentation, information quality, inventory control, analysis and interpretation.