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

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Briefing- Supporting Veterans that Suffer from Mental Illnesses

8:15 am - 8:25 am Registration and Coffee

8:25 am - 8:30 am Chairperson’s Opening Address

8:30 am - 9:30 am The Future of the VA and How to Build Strategic Partnerships Around our 5 Top Priorities

Deborah Lafer Scher - Executive Advisor to the Secretary, US Department of Veteran Affairs
-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 
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Deborah Lafer Scher

Executive Advisor to the Secretary
US Department of Veteran Affairs

9:30 am - 10:00 am Connecting Research to External Hospitals

Valerie Li - Government and IDN Director, Rauland
• 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
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Valerie Li

Government and IDN Director
Rauland

10:00 am - 10:45 am Morning Energy Break & HealthHQ Center

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

10:45 am - 11:45 am Modernizing VA Hospitals and Facilities; Delivering Better Veteran Expediences
Jeffrey Saura - Chief Technology Officer, Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)
• Personalizing the veteran experience at your medical center
• Wayfinding: Aiding the journey from home to appointment
• Engaging with veterans via indoor GPS
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Jeffrey Saura

Chief Technology Officer
Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Improving Women's Access To Vital Health Benefits
Cherissa Jackson - Chief Medical Executive, AMVETS
• PTSD care
• Female experience in the military
• Women veteran’s access to quality healthcare/resources
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Cherissa Jackson

Chief Medical Executive
AMVETS

Resource Management

10:45 am - 11:45 am Resource Management-Applying Lean Strategies to Improve Efficiency, Present Quality & Reduce Costs
Richard Griffith - Chief Strategy Officer, Veterans Health Indiana, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
• Creating a sense of unity across the VA
• Defining a roadmap for change management processes
• Leveraging communication as a tool to complement operations and upgrade
veterans experience
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Richard Griffith

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

Resource Management

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Resource Management: Real Time Information Sharing to Support Real Time Needs
Tina Joros - Vice President & General Manager, Open Business Unit and Financial Platforms, Allscripts
• Determining and assessing the capability gaps of current systems
• Establishing requirements to promote the exchange of information sharing and
drive EHR
• Developing a secured enterprise and interoperable systems
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Tina Joros

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

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon

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Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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Jennifer Hale Gallardo, PhD

Health Science Specialist
VA Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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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

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BENJAMIN BROOKE, MD, PHD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Utah

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MICHAEL J. BUYS, MD

Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah

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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: Accessibility

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Use of NIV As The Standard of Care in Treating COPD & Chronic Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
William D. Frazier, MD - CMO, Viemed

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William D. Frazier, MD

CMO
Viemed

Discussion Group 2: Accessibility

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm What does the Future of Mobile Care Look like?
Steve Richter - SVP & General Manager, Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions
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Steve Richter

SVP & General Manager
Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions

Discussion Group 3: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Supporting Veterans and Efforts to Reduce Suicides Amongst Veterans

Discussion Group 3: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm A Tool in The Toolbox: implementing VA Video Connect to Increase Access to Mental Health Treatment
Lindsay Jan, PhD - Director, Telebehavioral Health, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
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Lindsay Jan, PhD

Director, Telebehavioral Health
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

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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.

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Jennifer Hale Gallardo, PhD

Health Science Specialist
VA Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Training Doctors to be Leaders to improve Healthcare

• Empowering doctors to lead
• Identifying cultural and organizational structures that need change
• Using the military model for training leadership

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Evening Reception