Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 5.5 - AMA Credits, Nursing Credits

West Health 2018 AGS Pre-Conference
Supported by an educational grant from West Health

Join nonprofit West Health on May 2 for a full-day AGS pre-conference session to learn about the latest innovations in care delivery for seniors and the payment models that can support them. Hear from health system leaders, community-based organizations, entrepreneurs and researchers driving changes in acute and chronic care and long-term services and supports that are making an impact today to shape the future of senior healthcare delivery. This will be a unique, high-level and interactive opportunity to share best practices and network with key stakeholders, enabling you to gain new insights and learnings that can be applied within your own settings.

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health
Zia Agha, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health
9:15 AM Keynote: From Research to Reality
Kedar Mate, MD
, Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
9:40 AM

Session I: Shifting from Volume to Value-based Care: Adoption, Challenges and Learnings for Improved Care Delivery for Seniors
Overview: Multiple types of value-based payment models are being evaluated and implemented in Medicare including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare Advantage, bundled payments, and shared risk and shared savings models.  However, challenges remain to adopt and scale these models to provide the right care at a lower cost to seniors.  This panel will explore models of value-based care and highlight areas of innovation in value-based care teams and services.

9:40 Research Spotlights

  • Independence at Home Demonstration: Lessons Learned from a Shared Savings Model
    Greg Norman, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health
  • Measuring and rewarding value-based care: The role of quality registries
    Dr. Bruce Leff, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations: Developing a learning and action network

10:05 Panel I: Shifting from Volume to Value-based Care: Health Systems and Payor Perspectives 
Ana Fulton, Medical Director, Integra Health
Torrie Fields, Palliative Care Lead, Sr. Program Director, Blue Shield of CA

10:50 AM

Session II: Senior-Centered Care: Connecting the Dots to Put Seniors Front and Center

Overview: Understanding what is important to a senior with complex care needs, both medical and non-medical, is critical. This session will highlight senior-centered care models that coordinate both health and supportive services across care settings and explore barriers and gaps that may impact scaling and sustainability.

10:50 Research Spotlights 

  • A Human-Centered Oral Health Care Model Addressing the Needs of Seniors at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness and Dental Centers
    Eli Aronoff-Spencer, MD, PhD, Consultant, West Health Institute
    Patty Asgari, Senior Research Analyst, West Health Institute
  • More Than a Meal: Leveraging Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program to Identify and Coordinate Services for at-risk Seniors
    Andrea Morris, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute

11:15 Panel II: Senior-Centered Care: A Discussion with Leaders from Healthcare, Community and Senior-focused Organizations 

Robyn Golden, LCSW, Associate Vice President of Population Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
Amy Berman, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Lisa Gibbs, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Medical Director, UC Irvine Senior Health Center


12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM

Session III: Moving the Site of Care for Seniors: Extending the Care Continuum into the Home and Community

Overview: Innovative models shift the site of care by co-locating clinics within community centers, providing home-based primary and palliative care, and delivering acute care in the home and community.  In this session, you will learn about various care delivery models that bring care to where the senior prefers to receive care, and the challenges these innovative practices face.

1:00 Research Spotlights

  • Acute Care @ Home: Home-based Care as an Alternate to Hospitalization
    Amy Stuck, PhD, RN, Program Manager, West Health Institute
    Ted Chan, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
  • Project HoPe: Developing a new model of Home-based Palliative Care
    Jill Slaboda, PhD
    , Principal Investigator, West Health Institute
  • Telehealth for Providing Urgent and Specialty Care to Seniors in Long-term Care Settings
    Mike Kurliand, RN, Director of Telehealth, West Health Institute

1:25 Panel Discussion: Moving the Site of Care for Seniors: How do we move from demonstrations to sustainable models of care?
Zia Agha, MD, MS
, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health
Sean Morrison, MD, Director, National Palliative Care Research Center

2:30 PM

Session IV: From Research to Reality: Highlighting Real-world Care Models of Excellence for Seniors

Overview: West Health has invested in developing clinical programs that serve as learning environments for implementing senior-focused models of care.  These programs are inspired by our desire to learn by doing, to lead by example and ultimately enable and catalyze change in many communities.
Timothy Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Successful Aging, West Health (moderator/facilitator)

Panel Discussion Featuring:

  • Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center: Providing affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, clinical and wellness services for seniors in need, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives
  • Gary and Mary West PACE: Offering comprehensive medical and social services to frail community-dwelling seniors
    Tom Reiter, Executive Director, Gary and Mary West PACE of Northern San Diego

  • Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health: Delivering enhanced emergency services designed to meet the unique needs of seniors
    Ted Chan, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Jon Zifferblatt, MD, MPH, Senior Director Clinical, West Health Institute
    Kevin Biese, MD, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs; Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics; Co-Director of the Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, UNC


3:30 PM Closing Keynote
3:50 PM Final Comments: Taking Positive Action to Shape the Future of Healthcare Delivery for Senior
Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health
4:00 PM Poster Session and Reception