KHA General Sessions

Thursday, May 9
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Thoroughbred Room 1

West PortraitThe Case for Hospital-Based Palliative Care
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Turner West, MPH, MTS
Bluegrass Care Navigators

McFarlin Portrait
Jessica McFarlin, MD
University of Kentucky

Cote Portrait
Todd Coté, MD, HMDC,
Bluegrass Care

      Worthy Portrait
David Worthy, MD, CPE
Baptist Health Corbin

The aging of the population will substantially increase the number of individuals living with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations. Consequently, hospitals, health systems, policy makers and payers will be looking for solutions to improve the quality of care for this population at a reduced cost. In this session, an expert panel will discuss, from various perspectives, the case for hospital-based palliative care.

Attendees will:

  • discuss the impact of hospital-based palliative care on the hospital and hospital systems
  • learn ways to decrease readmission through the implementation of hospital-based palliative care

Friday, May 10

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Leenerts PortraitHuman Trafficking 101
Thoroughbred Room 2

Amy Leenerts
Free2Hope, Inc.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world today. Defined under U.S. Federal Law, human trafficking includes labor trafficking or domestic servitude and sex trafficking. Futhermore, victims are commonly trafficked as a result of force, fraud or coercion.

Through lecture and interactive discussions, this session will:

  • establish a clear picture of what human trafficking is and what it is not
  • provide a basis of understanding of the root causes and effects of human trafficking
  • identify warning signs of trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors

Riggi PortraitCyberSecurity: Hospital Leadership Education and Awareness
Thoroughbred Room 6

John Riggi
Senior Advisor
American Hospital Association

Hackers are after hospitals’ and health systems’ information security systems and data like never before. John Riggi, AHA’s senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk, is here to help protect them. This session will help health care leaders safeguard their protocols, understand what the changing landscape of cyber threats mean for patients and health care CEOs and how leaders can help on this important issue.

This session will:

  • discuss risk associated with information security systems
  • discuss safeguards to protect hospital information security systems
  • educate on the future landscape of cyber threats

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Zaniello PortraitOpiods - Using Technology & Collaboration to Improve Patient Care
Thoroughbred Room 1

Ben Zaniello, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Collective Medical Technologies

Zaniello will discuss how members of the patient’s care team, from all points of care, can collaborate in real time to ensure a unified approach to patient interventions, specifically when addressing Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Information will include unique patient complexities; details about whom to collaborate with; and recommendations on when to prescribe, including attached pain contracts when they exist.

This session will:

  • introduce cutting edge practices on combating the opioid epidemic
  • improve patient care through real-time collaboration across all health care settings
  • educate participants on resources and success stories in other states using advanced technologies

Robinson PortraitWorkplace Violence
Thoroughbred Room 2

Linda Robinson, MSN, BSN, RN
Solution Specialist

Health care workers never know what patient they will encounter next and these days they cannot ignore the possibility of violence from these patients and the people who accompany them. Workplace violence has long been a problem for health care workers, but with this violence on the rise, more concern must be given to workplace safety.

This session will:

  • define workplace violence and explain types of violence
  • discuss how to handle a hostile encounter
  • present key facts about workplace violence