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2021 Summer Conference
Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Afia Health   Orientation Lunch Sponsor   www.afiahealth.com 
AMS Practice Management    Exhibitor   amsmanagements.com
CARF International   WiFi Sponsor   www.carf.org
Curative   Exhibitor   curativetalent.com
DATIS   Exhibitor   www.datis.com
Eleos Health   Exhibitor   eleos.health
Genoa Healthcare  
Wednesday Evening Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
  www.genoahealthcare.com
Genoa Telepsychiatry   Exhibitor   www.genoatelepsychiatry.com
InSync Healthcare Solutions   Exhibitor   www.insynchcs.com
Iris Telehealth   Exhibitor   www.iristelehealth.com
Jeri Davis International   Take Note! Sponsor   www.jeridavis.com
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor   www.martynfoundation.org
MHRRG / Negley Associates  
Tuesday Welcome Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
  www.mhrrg.com | www.jjnegley.com
Netsmart   Innovation Incubator Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.ntst.com
Owl   Exhibitor   www.owl.health
Qualifacts + Credible   Conference App & Charging Stations Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.qualifacts.com | www.credible.com
Sage Intacct   Thursday Continental Breakfast Sponsor   www.sage.com/en-us
Secure Telehealth    Exhibitor   www.securetelehealth.com
Streamline Healthcare Solutions  
Wednesday Continental Breakfast Sponsor & Exhibitor
  www.streamlinehealthcare.com
The Meyers Group   Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor & Exhibitor   www.mr-themeyersgroup.com
Total Brain   Wednesday Morning Break Sponsor   www.totalbrain.com
Vinfen   Tuesday Afternoon Break Sponsor   www.vinfen.org
Westwood Pharmacy   Exhibitor   www.westwoodpharmacy.com

VideoSession green 150x150  IMPORTANT NOTICE:    Recorded Sessions  

Some sessions will be recorded and made available in the Conference Presentations documents library.

These sessions are denoted by the green icon at the right  >>>>>>>>

Tuesday, August 3

 1:30 - 4:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Innovation Incubator
 
Sponsored by:  Netsmart  

VideoSession green 150x150 Incorporating Behavioral Healthcare Apps Into Your Operations

Presenters: Vinfen President and CEO Bruce Bird; Beth Israel Harvard Psychiatry Clinic, Director of the Digital Psychiatry, Dr. John Torous; Kaiser Permanente consultant, co-lead and principle architect of the Kaiser Mhealth ecosystem Trina Histon; and Veterans Administration Director of the Center for Mobile Apps Research Resources and Services Eric Kuhn

As digital mental health/mHealth tools continue to expand their potential for behavioral health, providers report ongoing challenges in implementing and integrating them into systems of care. Speakers will review principles and practices used to select and implement digital technologies and mHealth systems in different healthcare systems including their experience in integrating mHealth solutions in their service systems from developing selection criteria and conducting evaluations to engaging, training, and supporting employees in the use of mHealth, engaging and supporting client use, integrating mHealth technologies with EHRs, and attempting or arranging for sustained funding. Along the way, presenters will review the state of scientific evidence and marketplace trends in vendors and payment systems. Following their presentations, they will address issues and questions identified by participants from a pre-conference survey about barriers and potential solutions to developing and implementing mHealth systems.

 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 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 4 

 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Registration & Continental Breakfast
 
Sponsored by:  Streamline Healthcare Solutions

 8:30 - 10:00 am EST (UTC-5)

 Welcome & General Session
 Sponsored by:  Martyn Family Foundation

VideoSession green 150x150 Train Your Head to Think on Its Feet

Presented by: ImprovAsylum CEO and Founder Norm Laviolette, Artistic Director Will Luera and Main Stage Cast Member Erin Farrington

Learn how the tools and techniques of Improv can immediately help you communicate and listen more effectively, work together as a team and build off the ideas of others. Experience the power of “Yes... And” and see how those simple words can create a more innovative you! The Improv Asylum team will show you how to “Train your Head to Think Fast on its Feet” by giving you skills that will help you lead and succeed!

 10:00 - 10:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Morning Break
 Sponsored by:  Total Brain

 10:30 am - Noon EST (UTC-5)

 General Session
 Sponsored by:  Martyn Family Foundation

VideoSession green 150x150 Creating a Culture of Engagement in Health Care 

Presented by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the BreastCare Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School Ted A. James MD

Driving organizational performance in health care requires significant levels of clinical engagement. This presentation will review ways to transform your organization's culture to create passionate clinical teams, improve quality, and provide exceptional patient experience.  

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

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

 1:30 - 3:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Breakout Sessions

VideoSession green 150x150Developing Effective Team-Based Care  

Presented by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the BreastCare Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School Ted A. James MD

We get the best outcomes when patient care is delivered by dedicated and effective clinical teams. This session will focus on the role of leadership in fostering collaboration across clinical settings and approaches to implementing successful team-based care models. 


VideoSession green 150x150How to Hire the Right Talent in 2021

Presented by: Talent Works Shareholder/SVP N. America Jody Robie

Everyone is struggling with recruitment and retention. This lively, interactive session will address hot topics of employer branding, employee referrals, outsourced recruiting and spreading the word digitally.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Afternoon Break
 Sponsored by:  The Meyers Group

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Breakout Sessions

VideoSession green 150x150Setting Innovation Through Legislation: How Thresholds Leveraged Legislative Partnerships To Sustainably Finance Young Adult Services Through Commercial Insurance

Presented by: Thresholds Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy Heather O’Donnell and Vice President of Clinical Operations and Youth & Young Adult Services Marc Fagan

Illinois, through the Children & Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act, became the first state in the nation to require private insurance plans to cover Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for first episode psychosis treatment and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for young adults under age 26.This interactive session will cover strategies to leverage coalitions, legislation, and partnerships to create pathways toward sustainable models of behavioral health services when major financial gaps are present. You’ll leave with insights to use in your own work regarding legislation, clinical/insurance
partnership, utilizing research and evaluation, and building a coalition to move sustainable services forward.


VideoSession green 150x150Transformational Change– How to Get Your Board on Board with Marketing

Presented by: President & Founder Jeri Davis Health Care Consultants & Recruiters (JDi)Jeri Davis

Just as providers need to adapt to changing environmental demands, the role of the board is not static, it must address changing strategic priorities for the organization during its lifecycle. Whether you are new CEO or a veteran who needs to re-assess board understanding of marketing, this session provides:

  • Key Information About BH Best Marketing Practices for Board Transformation/Buy-In.
  • Discussion on How to Create and Nurture the Board’s Willingness to Change.
  • Discussion on How to Cultivate the Board’s Understanding of the Interrelationships between Grants and Marketing.
  • Critical Factors for Marketing Success that Board Members Need to Understand.

 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Reception 
 Sponsored by:  Genoa Healthcare

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for a casual reception.

Thursday, August 5

 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Registration & Continental Breakfast
 Sponsored by:  Sage Intacct

 8:30 - 10:00 am EST (UTC-5)

 General Session
 Sponsored by:  Martyn Family Foundation

VideoSession green 150x150 Made in Massachusetts

Massachusetts members will review the evolution of MassHealth and the current Medicaid landscape in a state known for being on the cutting edge of healthcare reform initiatives. Our members will share some of their innovative responses to their state-wide behavioral health transformation.

  • Advocates, Inc. - Provider Partnerships for Coordinated Care -Anne Pelletier Parker, Senior Vice President, Health Systems Integration
  • Open Sky Community Services - Behavioral Health Supports for Justice-Involved Individuals - David Lambert, Director of Business Development and Health Integration
  • The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health - The Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) Program- Katherine Houle, BRYT Network Associate Director 
  • ServiceNet - Outcomes in Outpatient Programs Impacted by the Pandemic- Jim Frutkin, Sr. VP. Innovation, Strategy, and Business Development

 10:00 - 10:30 am EST (UTC-5)

 Morning Break
 
Sponsorship Available!

 10:30 am - Noon EST (UTC-5)

 General Session
 Sponsored by: Martyn Family Foundation 

VideoSession green 150x150 On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

Presented by: First American Women’s Everest Expedition Team Captain, faculty member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, New York Times bestselling author of On the Edge Alison Levine

Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There’s simply no room for poor judgment -- one mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.” In any situation where lives are on the line or the stakes are exceptionally high--there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experiences, Alison makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments.

 Noon - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 1:30 - 3 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Innovation Expo

VideoSession green 150x150 Innovation Expo

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from your peers! Several mhca members will provide mini-presentations on their innovative efforts followed by time for audience questions:

  • AMHC Program Director for Prevention & Sexual Assault Services Julia Miller - Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
  • The Harris Center CEO Wayne Young - Building a Behavioral Home through a Shared Savings Model
  • United Services, Inc. President & CEO Diane Manning - Moving from Illness to Wellness in Rural Behavioral Health
  • Acenda President & CEO Anthony Di Fabio and COO Melissa Fox - Acenda Institute of Health Innovation

 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Afternoon Break
 
Sponsorship Available!

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Dennis Regnier

 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Connect with Your Peers

Free Time

Time to connect with your mhca peers is the most valuable benefit of attending our conferences - take this time to gather with your friends old and new for some relaxation and conversation.

 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

 Closing Reception
 Sponsored by: mhca 

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

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