Keynote Speaker 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Deborah Deas, MD, MPH joined the University of California, Riverside as the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Affairs in May 2016. Previously, Deas was the interim dean of the College of Medicine and professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. During her tenure, she served as senior associate dean for medical education, chief academic officer, associate dean for admissions, and led the College of Medicine’s committee on accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. She has also been active with the Association of American Medical Colleges, serving in a leadership role nationally on several initiatives in medical education, student affairs, faculty affairs, diversity and inclusion, and women in medicine. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
Panel #1 Who Owns Patient Data? 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
With the advent of electronic health records (EHR), some of which are free to use, who ultimately owns this data? The patient? The hospital or clinic? Or the EHR company? A panel of experts on this will explore this contentious topic.
Kashif Mirza is a director of the Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE), a Public Health Information Exchange that originated in the Inland Empire expanding across California. IEHIE is a group of healthcare champions driving interoperability to enhance patient care among disparate systems and organizations. Within the IE, this exchange seeks to smooth the collection of healthcare data within our region, making it easier to access healthcare records between hospitals and clinics.
David Norris is the Co-Founder/CEO of MD Insider. David Norris is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building businesses and successful brands around the world. He is the co-founder and CEO of MD Insider, an innovative healthcare technology company using big data to lower healthcare costs.
David has won various awards including Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Inc. 500, and The Software 500. He sits on a number of boards including the American Heart Association and has donated his efforts to the American Diabetes Association and the National MS Society. Outside of the office David is an active cyclist - setting the stage for a healthy lifestyle for his employees.
Matt Kinley, Esq., LLM, CHC is the principal of Kinley Law Practice in Long Beach. He represents healthcare clients in several different aspects of healthcare, including federal and state laws, regulations and compliance, medical board representation, HIPAA compliance, and creations and mergers, and acquisitions of healthcare practices. Matt is also the founder of CaliforniaHealthcareLaw.com, a blog serving as a legal source for the practice of medicine in California. He has been practicing law for over 25 years and has a Master of Laws (LLM) from Loyola Chicago Law School, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, and is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Compliance Certification Board. He can be reached at Matt@kinleylawpractice.com.
Panel #2 How Does Data Drive Policy Decisions Related to Healthcare? 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
It has become increasingly easier to collect data on metrics related to health outcomes and risk factors that may influence health. This information can be used to drive policy decisions on a municipal or county wide level. A panel of experts will discuss examples they have used within their own careers and the future of its uses in public policy.
Robert Theal, MD is a family medicine physician with the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of California Davis. He is a member of the Faculty of the Fontana Family Medicine Residency, and is the former Physician-in-Charge of the Fontana Family Medicine Clinic and former Assistant Chief of Service for Family Medicine.
James Scheu is the Director of Clinical Information at Partners for Better Health, a public benefit corporation that focuses on community health and development to meet the needs of our local communities. The organization assists communities throughout the United States in developing a population-based health system that reflects the health needs and preferences of the segments of each unique community, with service and access solutions that are appropriate in scale and cost, developed through collaboration and cooperation between the communities and the health sector.
Nekisa Haghighat is a second year medical student at the University of California Riverside. She has extensive experience in the field of health policy and is currently the student ambassador for the California Medical Association as well as the American Medical Association. Prior to medical school, she received her master in public health at the University of California Irvine.
Panel #3 Telemedicine's Role in Closing the Gap of Healthcare Disparities 10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
Telemedicine is a unique way to address physician supply in areas that have low resources. This is becoming used not only in this county but also abroad recently. We will talk to a panel of clinicians and entrepreneurs on various examples of how this emerging technology is being used in healthcare.
Dereck Deleon, MD is the program director for the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Family Medicine residency. He has been intimately involved in KP’s Telemedicine initiative, innovative educational platforms, and use of hand-held ultrasound units as well as the nation’s largest electronic health record system, the Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect™. He received his medical degree from the Universidad del Caribe/Puerto Rico and residency training in family medicine at Riverside General/ Loma Linda University. He later completed a fellowship in faculty development at the University of California San Diego.
Lyndee Knox, PhD is the project director for Project ECHO LA, an organization that brings specialists and primary care providers together for the purpose of improving care for chronic, common and complex illness for patients in underserved communities. Using video conferencing and case-based learning, Project ECHO L.A.™ Knowledge Networks provide primary care providers with the opportunity to interact in real-time with specialists during weekly to bi-weekly web-based video conferences where you can present patient cases for discussion, have your care management questions answered, and learn from cases being presented by other local clinicians.
John Shen, MD is a dermatologist in the Temecula area. He is involved in tele-dermatology and has created several mobile apps which include AcneTRAC and DermTRAC. These apps have helped streamline diagnosis of skin conditions and reduced wait times for appointments for patients in the inland empire. After completing an internship in internal medicine at Brown University, Dr. Shen received his dermatology specialty training at Boston University where he was awarded Excellence in Patient Care.
Endnote Speaker 11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Robert Kaestner, PhD is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and in the Department of Economics of the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Kaestner’s areas of research interest are the economic and social determinants of health, health demography, and health, labor and social policy evaluation. Dr. Kaestner is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Senior Fellow of the Schaeffer Center for Health economics, and an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute. Dr. Kaestner received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY).