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Crossroads Conference 2014:

Navigating Health Care in West Texas


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Wednesday, June 4th

    • 9:00 - 10:00
      Registration
    • 10:00 - 10:15
      Welcome and Opening Remarks (Powerpoint)
      Billy U. Philips, Jr., PhD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Director, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health (FMHIRCH)
    • 10:15 - 11:05
      ICD-10 (Powerpoint)
      Susan Fenton, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston
    • 11:10-12:00
      Breast Cancer Navigation (Powerpoint-1) (Powerpoint-2)
      Jennifer Campos, RN, BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC, Texas Oncology Breat Specialists; Kathy Chauncey, Ph.D., RD, LD, Project Director, West Texas Cancer Survivors Network
    • 12:00-1:00
      Lunch (Buffet)
    • 1:00-2:00
      Breakout Session 1

      Track 1-
      The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care
      Bruce Edmunds, M.Ed., PMP, CHTS PM, IS, IM, Assistant Director, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center; Travis Hanson, JD, MS, Executive Director, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

      Track 2-
      Working Together to Ensure Healthier Families Across Communities (Handout)
      Lisa Dillard, RN, MSN, Nurse Supervisor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center
    • 2:00-3:00
      Breakout Session 2

      Track 1-
      The State of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers and Health Information Exchange in West Texas
      Travis Hanson, JD, MS, Executive Director, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center; Bruce Edmunds, M.Ed., PMP, CHTS PM, IS, IM, Assistant Director, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center; Lawrence Martinelli, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Medical Director, Covenant Health; Bill Eubanks, Senior Vice-President, Chief Information Officer, University Medical Center

      Track 2-
      Identifying Health Care Needs in West Texas Through Rural Health Research: Lessons from Project FRONTIER (Powerpoint)
      Matthew E. Lambert, Ph.D., Senior Director, Rural Health Research, FMHRCH, Principal Investigator, Project FRONTIER; Cathy Hudson, Project Manager, Project FRONTIER
    • 3:00-3:30
      Break
    • 3:30-4:45
      Breakout Session 3

      Track 1-
      Telemedicine 101 - Using Advanced Technology for Health Care (Handout)
      Debbie Voyles, MBA, HOM, Director, Telemedicine, FMHIRCH, Program Director, TexLa Telehealth Resource Center; Melanie Clevenger, Project Manager, TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
      Track 2-
      Patient Navigator Program to Improve Chronic Disease Self-Management (Powerpoint)
      Linda McMurry, DNP, RN, Executive Director, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; Huaxin Song, Ph.D., Lead Analyst, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; Christina Esperat, RN, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Community Engagement, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; Monica Garcia, Community Health Worker, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Thursday, June 5th

    • 7:30-8:30
      Breakfast (Buffet)
    • 8:30-9:25
      Adult Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Texas (Powerpoint)
      Mike Gilliam, MSW, MPH, Assessment and Benchmarking Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services
    • 9:30- 10:30
      Breakout Session 4

      Track 1-
      Care Coordination - The Key to Sustainable Healthcare (Powerpoint)
      Irvin E. Zeitler, Jr., D. O., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Shannon Medical Center; Sandra Morales, RN, MSN, CCM, Nurse Coordinator, Shannon Medical Center

      Track 2-
      PA and NP Training Program in Psychiatry (Powerpoint)
      Phyllis Peterson, PA-C, MPAS, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry; Jessica Self, FNP-C, MSN, TexasTech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry; Kary Blair, MBA (HOM), Senior Clinical Department Administrator, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry; Meagan Dempsey, Student Assistant, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry
    • 10:30-11:00
      Break in Exhibit Hall
    • 11:00-12:00
      Gateway to Health Careers Project - Unifying Careers and Education (Powerpoint)
      Russell Lowrey-Hart, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Amarillo College; Carolyn Witherspoon, Executive Director, Coalition of Health Services; Carolyn Snow, MBA, Practice Administrator at Amarillo Pathology Group, Physicians Preferred Laboratory
    • 12:05-1:30
      Lunch with Panel Discussion
      Challenges and Successes in Health Information Technology: The Perspectives of 3 Leaders (Powerpoint-1) (Powerpoint-2) (Powerpoint-3)
      Mickey Schaefer, CFO, Sutton County Hospital District; Beverly Nixon-Lewis, DO, Assistant Professor, Regional Chief Medical Information Office, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at Amarillo; Holly Jeffreys, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Care Clinic of Panhandle
    • 1:30-2:00
      Exhibit Hall Open
    • 2:00-3:00
      Breakout Session 5

      Track 1-
      Meaningful Use: Getting and Keeping Your Money (Powerpoint)
      Becky Jones, MSN, RN-BC, CHTS-PW, Regional Coordinator, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center; Veronica Fernandez, BBA (CIS), Regional Coordinator, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center; Terry Alexander, BS, Director of Critical Access and Rural Hospitals, West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center


      Track 2-
      Telemedicine: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare (Powerpoint)
      Debbie Voyles, MBA, HOM, Director of Telemedicine and the TEXLA Telehealth Resource Center, FMHIRCH