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2023 Hospital @ Home Leadership Summit Speaker Bio

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Kate Baars, Product Director, Virtual Care & Digital Health, Providence

Kate Baars develops and supports scaled virtual service lines as part of Virtual Care & Digital Health, including remote patient monitoring, Hospital at Home, and acute care telehealth programs. Prior to her current role, Kate served as part of the enterprise strategy team at Providence, working with various divisions and stakeholders to accelerate strategic initiatives across the organization.

Kate is humbled by the opportunity to advance programs that meaningfully impact patients and their experience with the healthcare system, and by building partnerships that enable clinicians to seamlessly support their patients and each other.

Kate earned her BA with honors in Business Leadership from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and her MBA in health sector administration from Boston University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young daughters.


Track B
Growth Models: Data-Driven Approaches to Patient Identification and Selection

Providence has developed approaches to population sizing and defining the parameters that drive consideration of patient eligibility for their hospital-at-home program. Their approach uses tools and methodologies designed to be transferrable to each of the hospitals in their footprint, and which are replicable by other health systems looking to implement hospital-at-home programs. In this session, Providence will share this approach to sizing the population and quantifying the opportunity for hospital at home to support strategic planning and business case development for the program. This session will cover both objective and subjective opportunity assessment, including geographic analysis, payor inclusion, and Providence’s experience translating planning to practice in clinical and social screening and day-to-day operations in a live program.

Shared Experiences: The Path Forward for Hospital at Home

This closing panel will explore the ideal state and long-term vision for hospital at home from the perspective of several program leaders representing various organizational models and adoption stages. The panel will discuss ensuring equitable access to hospital at home across socioeconomic and geographical divides. The session will also delve into ideal payment structures for hospital at home, including bundled payments, Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) models, and percentage-based reimbursement from CMS and other payers. Uncover the pros and cons of each approach and understand how they align with the long-term sustainability and success of the program. This session will provide invaluable information for hospital-at home-program leaders, allowing attendees to learn from shared experiences, address challenges, and strategize for the future.

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