Bonnie Britton: NCHICA Member Profile

NCHICA’s 24th Annual Conference will be held October 8-9, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This is the fifth podcast in our series featuring speakers from our upcoming Annual Conference. Bonnie Britton, Executive Director of Reconnect4Health, discusses her presentation on Deciphering Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring.

Bonnie is a nurse and Telehealth pioneer, having dedicated the past 21 years of her career to advancing the adoption and implementation of Telehealth, particularly remote patient monitoring. Learn more about the four CPT codes you can use to bill for remote patient monitoring services.

Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.

Jonathan Langer- Medigate: NCHICA Sponsor

NCHICA’s 24th Annual Conference will be held October 8-9, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This is the sixth podcast in our series and features one of our Diamond Sponsors: Jonathan Langer, Co-founder and CEO of Medigate.

Medigate is the only dedicated medical device cybersecurity platform that enables IT, IS and BioMed teams to identify, monitor and secure every medical device on the clinical network. Learn about how Medigate was founded and how their platform works.

Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.

Karen Davis: NCHICA Member Spotlight

This podcast features Karen M. Davis, business group chief information officer and vice president of RTI International’s Research Computing Division, who was recently elected the new Chair of the NCHICA Board of Directors.

Karen has extensive experience in systems/software development, project management, financial management, human resources management and planning in several industries. With more than ten years of solid contributions to the NCHICA Board, Karen has served admirably in multiple positions, including Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, President, and also as a member of the Executive Committee.

The podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.

Chris Jones: NCHICA Member Spotlight

Our latest podcast features Dr. Chris Jones, the new President of the NCHICA Board of Directors. Chris is Assistant Director for Informatics & Quality at Northwest AHEC. Learn more about his work at Northwest AHEC and how he got involved in health education. Chris has served on NCHICA’s Education Committee for a number of years and has been a big supporter of NCHICA’s educational events.

Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.

Healthcare Hackathon for Caregivers

Franklin D. RooseveltCaregivers of people with dementia face many challenges. To aid in problem solving for them, NCHICA, Northwest AHEC and Quintiles sponsored a healthcare hackathon on April 11-12, 2015.

00:00 Open and Introduction

        • Janet Kennedy introduction

01:35 Jennifer Anderson, NCHICA

          • 1st Event
          • Why this topic?
          • Event preparation
          • New Executive Director for NCHICA

06:40 Chris Jones, Northwest AHEC

          • How did the healthcare hackathon come to be?
          • “From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side”

10:26 Healther Altman, Carol Woods

          • Wearing many hats & Innovation Coach
          • Changes in the geriatric space
          • “Person First” language

14:58 Katherine Lavoie, UNC Graduate Student & Volunteer

          • How she became involved in the event
          • What are the challenges feaced by Healthcare Administrations?
          • What do you hope to gain from the weekend?

16:30 Alex Joyner, Student at Nash Community College & event finalist

          • Why did you come to this healthcare hackathon?
          • Senior’s use of technology
          • Lessons from his family

19:13 Dave Potenziani, Intrahealth

          • Health informatics
          • mHero
          • Open source tech

21:48 Tom Caurso,

          • Innovation Coach
          • Wearable tech researcher and entrepreneur
          • What do you think about the specificity of the topic?

25:07 Gail Hinte, Himformatics & Innovation Coach

          • Benefits of coaching

28:58 eHealth Transformation Challenge Winners. Team Leads Karen Appert & Soumajeet Roy

30:58 John Reites, Quintiles

          • “Co-Conspiritor”
          • Healthcare hackathon development time
          • Improvements for next time
          • Why is Quintiles involved?

34:58 Get Social Health Academy announcement

eHealth Transformation Challenge (Event website)Photo courtesy of NW AHEC

The Problem: Caregivers of those with dementia are tasked with conducing a diverse range of activities to support loved ones. They need technology tools to support them in caring for their loved ones in innovative ways.

The Challenge: To design and pitch technology-based solutions that have the potential to lighten the burden that falls on family caregivers, particularly by helping them to coordinate the demanding tasks and the complex networks of relationships involved with caring for others.

The Advantage: This inaugural NCHICA event will connect you with other innovators and industry veterans in the Triangle, NC area. Food and awards totaling $4,500 to the top designs will be provided. Tickets are just $10 for students and $90 for industry professionals. Sign-up today as space is limited

Students, clinicians, programmers, hackers, entrepreneurs, and caregiver advocates will gather and team up at Quintiles to compete in a design race to improve public health. Will you be there?

The winning team will design and pitch a viable and realistic solution to improve quality of life of caregivers of the elderly in NC.

Inspiration speakers:

Karen Appert – 20 year Caregiver and Marketing Professional

Susan Adams -Professional Gerontologist specializing in Aging in Place

Connie Bishop – Director – Compliance and Quality/Risk Management, Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

David Potenziani – Senior Informatics Adviser at IntraHealth International

Event Recap

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Lead sponsors NCHCIA, Northwest AHEC & Quintiles

Prize sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton, Himformatics, Duke MMCI program, Validic

Conf sponsors Carol Woods, RENCI, Validic