September 7 & 8, 2022

Gaylord National Harbor, MD

2022 Sessions

These can't-miss sessions feature upcoming trends in caregiving technology, real-life success stories and best practices from early adopters, and showcases on the companies driving innovation in the market.

Wednesday, September 7  |  8:00 - 8:50 AM

Opening General Session

The Future of Home-Based Technology is Here

To see the most cutting-edge home-based technologies in action, look to providers who are already accountable for clients’ full healthcare spend. These value-based providers have big incentive to avoid hospitalizations, manage chronic illness efficiently, anticipate changes in condition, and encourage healthy living – and have thus aggressively deployed a host of technologies to achieve these aims. Featuring a mix of home health, senior living, home-based physicians and PCPs who have ample risk – MA sub-capitation, ACO, or ACO Reach program.

Speakers to Be Announced

Wednesday, September 7  |  9:00 - 9:45 AM

Concurrent Panel Discussions

Telemedicine: Assessing Acuity for Home-Based Care

Higher acuity is moving into the home, and telehealth may be the key to making it financially feasible. We’ll look at cutting-edge technologies connecting physicians with in-field caregivers and discuss the limits of in-home acuity, reimbursement opportunities, and return-on-tech-investment (ROTI).

  • Cheryl Porro (Moderator), CTO, Curve Health
  • Honor Chriscoe, Director of Operational Initiatives & Support, CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke)
  • Dave Davis, VP Clinical Solutions & Integrity, AccentCare
  • Iyad Houshan, MD, CMO, WellBe Senior Medical

Predictive Clinical Analytics: Harnessing the Power of Early Intervention

Providers on the forefront of predictive data analytics will describe how algorithms and AI-assisted machine learning are helping reduce hospitalizations and improve payer relations.

  • Michael Johnson, RN (Moderator), COO, Aspire Clinical Intelligence
  • Timothy Hanold, CEO, Care Advantage
  • Dan Kevorkian, VP Clinical Innovation & Technology, AccentCare
  • Cyndi Shook, SVP Clinical Operations Home Health, Amedisys
Wednesday, September 7  |  9:50 - 10:35 AM

Concurrent Panel Discussions

Remote Patient Monitoring: The Vanguard of Virtual Care

Next-gen patient monitoring is redefining the future of healthcare. We’ll unpack what that future of patient monitoring looks like through the lens of three early adopters using contactless, ambient monitoring to improve care coordination, staffing shortages and the patient experience.

  • John Bojanowski (Moderator), President, Clear Arch Health
  • Andy Craig, VP & Chief Innovation Officer, Maple Knoll Communities
  • Ann Painter, RN, SVP Home Health & Community Services, ChristianaCare HomeHealth
  • Kat Walker, AVP Palliative Care, MedStar Health

Diagnostic Tools: Expanding the Breadth of In-Home Services

Explore the new wave of caregiver- and patient-administered diagnostic tools and the benefits to home care providers, including reduced staffing, expanded clinical services and better outcomes.

  • Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, PhD (Moderator), Co-Founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels
  • Stephanie Gutendorf, SVP Market Strategy & Intelligence, Homeward Health
  • Bryant Hutson, VP Business Development, MedArrive
  • Kevin Riddleberger, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, DispatchHealth
Wednesday, September 7  |  10:40 - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Case Studies

Telemedicine as a Key to Care Efficiency

Kaiser is using a telemedicine platform built around a “distributive health” model for clinical efficiency, including automated workflows, enhanced bedside care, and seamless transitions from hospital to post-acute care. 

  • Alison Bahr, MD, Internist, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ben Panwala, MD, Founder, Telshur

Critical Covid Lessons in Predictive Analytics

In the height of the pandemic, Avamere ramped up its data analysis efforts to accurately predict its need for Covid testing supplies. Now it’s using the same predictive analytics algorithms for early detection of flu and UTIs.  

  • Michael Fang, MD, CEO & Co-Founder, Base10
  • Paula Love, Director of Clinical Informatics, Avamere Family of Companies
Wednesday, September 7  |  11:05 - 11:25 AM

Concurrent Case Studies

Leveraging AI to Enhance Resident Care

United Methodist Communities of New Jersey is using sensors and artificial intelligence to track and analyze resident nighttime behavior in an effort to optimize staff utilization and redesign care plans for memory care residents.

  • Joe Anderson, VP Senior Living Solutions, Caspar.AI
  • Pam Garofolo, Corporate Director of Tapestries, United Methodist Communities of New Jersey

Voice Tech Drives Engagement, Boosts Staff Efficiency

Friendship Village (St. Louis) is applying Alexa-powered voice assisted caregiving - through a two-way communication platform – to increase resident engagement, reduce social isolation and assist nursing staff. 

  • Carmen Fronczak, Chief Revenue Officer, Friendship Village Senior Services
  • Mark Gray, CEO, Constant Companion
Wednesday, September 7  |  11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Innovation Showcases

Rapid-fire presentations from innovators with cutting-edge solutions for higher quality, lower cost, and more coordinated care delivery.

Thursday, September 8  |  8:00 - 8:45 AM


Dr. Joseph Kvedar on the Seismic Impact of Digital Health on Care Delivery

Dr. Joe Kvedar has been driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He joins HCT for a conversation on what the future of caregiving technologies will look like for home care and senior living.

About Dr. Joseph Kvedar
Chair, American Telemedicine Association; Professor, Harvard Medical School; Co-Chair, American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group; Author

Dr. Joe Kvedar is applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level. Dr. Kvedar continues to guide the transformation of healthcare delivery as a respected thought leader, author, and convener.

Thursday, September 8  |  8:45 - 9:45 AM

General Session

On the Forefront of Innovation: Enlightened Learnings in Caregiving Technology

Coming off 30 months of intense acceleration of healthcare technology, four operators known for their "pro-tech" cultures will share how their organizations' on-the-fly innovation during the pandemic galvanized their approach to caregiving technology. They'll share solutions that brought about the greatest operational efficiencies in the last two years - in telehealth, remote monitoring and data analysis - and how these valuable learnings now inform their technology strategies post-pandemic.

  • Tim Craig (Moderator), VP & Chief Content Officer, HCT Expo
  • Elizabeth Burns, MD, CMO, Avamere Family of Companies
  • Bruce Greenstein, EVP & Chief Strategy Innovation Officer, LHC Group
  • Sachin Nagrani, MD, Medical Director, Heal
  • Nick Patel, President, ThriveWell Tech
Thursday, September 8  |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Innovation Showcases

Rapid-fire presentations from innovators with cutting-edge solutions for higher quality, lower cost, and more coordinated care delivery.

Thursday, September 8  |  2:15 - 3:00 PM

Closing General Session

15 Emerging Technologies to Solve the Workforce Crisis

Solving the workforce crisis is not only about attracting and retaining talent. It’s also about getting the most out of your people by maximizing their performance and utilization – and minimizing non-productive activities. This session will drill down on fifteen leading solutions across the five main areas for optimizing your human capital:

  1. Predictive recruiting and retention
  2. Augmented decision-making
  3. Optimal resource management
  4. Error prevention and reduction
  5. Process and workflow automation
  • Tim Bateman, VP, Lincoln Intelligence Group
  • John Higgins, Analyst, Lincoln Intelligence Group