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behavioral healthcare organizations
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Agenda for 2019 Salt Lake City, UT

Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates
2019 Summer Conference
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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Afia   Orientation Luncheon & Book Sponsor   www.afiahealth.com
Credible   Exhibitor   www.credibleinc.com
DATIS   Exhibitor   www.datis.com
Dickinson Wright
  WiFi Sponsor   www.dickinson-wright.com/practice-areas/behavioral-healthcare
Genoa Healthcare   Wednesday Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.genoahealthcare.com
Genoa Telepsychiatry   Exhibitor   www.genoatelepsychiatry.com
iCentrix Analytics   Exhibitor   www.icentrix.com
Iris Telehealth   Exhibitor   www.iristelehealth.com
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor   www.martynfoundation.org
MHRRG/Negley Associates   Welcome Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.mhrrg.com | www.jjnegley.com
Netsmart   Innovation Incubator Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.ntst.com
OnShift   Exhibitor   www.onshift.com
PharmBlue   Exhibitor   www.pharmblue.com
Pulse For Good
  Exhibitor   www.pulseforgood.com
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.   App & Charging Stations Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.qualifacts.com
TenEleven Group   Take Note! Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.10e11.com
Theresa Gallion/Cornell Smith Law Firm   Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor   www.cornellsmith.com
Tuesday, August 13:  Pre-Conference Session

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 Innovation Incubator
 Sponsored by: Netsmart

How Technology Can Rescue Mental Health - The Promise of AI Platforms & Networks

Facilitated by Dialog Group CEO Mark de L. Thompson & Arudia CEO Anne Collier

Join your peers to engage in a provocative discussion of how behavioral healthcare organizations can develop & implement disruptive innovations needed to remain viable in the evolving healthcare marketplace.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by:  MHRRG / Negley Associates

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, August 14

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am
 Welcome & General Session

Capitalizing on the Changing Healthcare Landscape with Digital Technology

Presented by: Launchpad Digital Health’s Solome Tibebu and CEO of Catalyst Health Resources Steven Ramsland

Learn how you can disrupt the healthcare marketplace by delivering innovative solutions at the right time, in the right place, for the right audience. We’ll look at the digital behavioral health landscape, identify key stakeholders, and address the strategic challenges and opportunities that digital technologies bring to behavioral healthcare providers.

10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - Noon  General Session 

Circles4Hope - A Community Model Suicide Prevention Program

Presented by: Founder and Executive Director of HOPE4UTAH Gregory Hudnall

Learn how a collaboration of over 40 public, private and faith-based organizations turned the tide in a community that av-eraged 2-3 suicides a year to achieve zero suicides over a nine-year period. Dr. Hudnall will present his community model, Circles4Hope, introduce a school-based peer-to-peer suicide prevention program and share the latest research on youth suicide prevention.

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Orientation Lunch for New mhca Member CEOs (invitation only)
 Sponsored by:  Afia

 1:30 - 3:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Has the Best Outcomes of Them All?

Presented by: Wasatch Mental Health Executive Director Juergen Korbanka and Clinical Performance and Compliance Manager Bret Linton

Learn how to adapt and thrive in today’s competitive, outcome-oriented environment. Hear how Wasatch Mental Health aggregates routinely collected data to evaluate system effectiveness, uses readily-available state data for comparative anal-ysis, compares outcome metrics of LMHAs, employs dual-purpose outcome variables guide clinical practice and demon-strate efficacy, and improves outcomes through comparative analysis and targeted delivery improvements.

Digital Healthcare Technology - A Deeper Dive

Presented by: Launchpad Digital Health’s Solome Tibebu, CEO of Catalyst Health Resources Steven Ramsland, and Flare Capital Partners' Dr. Dan Gebremedhin

Learn how healthcare leaders are adopting novel technology solutions and identifying start-up opportunities within their own organizations. We’ll discuss avenues for applying existing technologies, developing new innovations and finding the necessary financing, resources and community to ensure success.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm

  Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break
  Sponsored by:  Theresa Gallion/Cornell Smith Law Firm

 3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Hope Squad - A School-Based Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Program

Presented by: Founder and Executive Director of HOPE4UTAH Gregory Hudnall

Learn why this program has been implemented in over 500 schools across the US and Canada. Community partners will share why the program works and their roles in breaking down silos to save children’s lives. You'll here from mental health partners, a current hope squad advisor, a hope squad parent, a principal and some of the students involved in this initiative. 

Connect & Collaborate: Roundtable Discussions on Today's Topics

Join small groups of your peers for focus conversations around the day’s topics. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and make valuable new connections with other mhca members.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

  Sponsored by: Genoa Healthcare 

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, August 15

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 General Session

Disrupt Yourself....Before Someone Else Does!

Presented by: MDLIVE Medical Group President Lyle Berkowitz, MD

If you are a health care provider accustomed to everyone coming to you in the standard way, then watch out - YOU might be the next Blockbuster. Consider who has a better relationship with the majority of healthy people in your geography – Amazon Prime or your providers? Ask yourself what you would do if an Amazon or Google bought your nearest compet-itor? Dr. Berkowitz will review digital innovations in the mental health space today which are disrupting the status quo and challenge you to think about a digital disruption strategy that makes sense for your organization, your staff and your patients in both today’s world and tomorrow’s.

 10:00 am - 10:30 am

 Morning Break

 10:30 am - Noon

 General Session 

Motivations and Mitigations of Cyber Security Risk

Presented by: Pondurance Founder Ron Pelletier

Join us for a discussion on the real threats to cyber security and what behavioral health organizations need to know to protect themselves.  

 Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

How to Evaluate Digital Mental Health Apps

Presented by: MDLIVE Medical Group President Lyle Berkowitz, MD

There are over 10,000 mental health apps available to patients today - some are effective, some have minimal effect, and some may cause harm. If your organization is considering using mental health apps, you need to know how to evaluate which are the best ones for you and your patients. Dr. Berkowitz will present a framework for evaluation, review which organizations are currently doing objective evaluations, and facilitate discussions amongst attendees on what apps and evaluations schemas have worked well in their organizations.

Headwinds in Employment Law - What Leaders Need to Know to Reduce Risk

Presented by: Cornell Smith Law Firm’s Theresa Gallion JD

This interactive, and participatory session addresses the challenging landscape of employment regulations which present enormous risk to every behavioral health entity. We’ll focus on real cases and each participant will leave with “lessons learned” and practical guidance to avoid and manage risk. Anticipated topics to be discussed in this problem-based learn-ing session are HIPAA compliance; EEO compliance in the #MeToo and Living While Black Eras; Summer 2019 wage and hour rules issued by US Department of Labor; the proper utilization of Employment Practices Liability Insurance; and cutting edge issues such as outsourcing HR, remote work arrangements, proper use of independent contractors.

 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  General Session

Bright Ideas Round-up

Join your peers to discuss what you learned during the conference and your action plan for implementing new ideas when you get back to your office.

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Rick Doucet MA

 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Closing Reception
 Sponsored by:  Sponsorship Available

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, August 16 
 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Margarita Labarta PhD

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