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2023 Hospital @ Home Leadership Summit Speaker Bio

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Patrick Kneeland, MD, SFHM, VP of Medical Affairs, DispatchHealth

Dr. Kneeland is VP of Medical Affairs at DispatchHealth where he leads AdvancedCare and Extended Care – service lines dedicated to bringing hospital and post-acute transitional care to patients’ homes. Previously, Patrick served as the Executive Medical Director for Patient and Provider Experience at UCHealth, where he led the development of a system-level interdisciplinary patient and provider experience team and strategic blueprint. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a founding faculty member of the University of Colorado’s Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE) where he has been instrumental in the creation of a groundbreaking healthcare leadership development program. After completing training in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, Patrick completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine where he focused on the transformation of clinical delivery systems. He is a certified Patient Safety Officer and has advanced training in user-centered design from Stanford’s In addition to practicing hospital medicine, he is an experienced leadership coach, speaker, facilitator, system-designer and a zealous destroyer of all of those silos everyone always talks about. He serves on the faculty of several national healthcare leadership movements including the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, the Care Collaboratory, the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare, and the Tulane-Ochsner Leadership Program. He is a faculty member for the Masters of Medical Management at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Patrick lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two kids where they treasure the blue sky, catching shows at Red Rocks, fresh powder on the ski slopes, and their people.


Panel: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:30pm – 3:15 pm

The Payer’s Perspective: A Broader Definition of Value (PANEL) : While healthcare challenges in the first wave of COVID-19 sparked interest, the value proposition of in-home hospitalization alternatives is fueling the model's momentum as we move out of the public health emergency. Although, early in the pandemic, large academic medical centers and health systems adopted the shift through the government's Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, payers are increasingly leaning into strategies that include high acuity healthcare in the home. However, to create sustainable reimbursement mechanisms, we first need a better definition of the value provided by this model of care.  This panel presentation will explore the considerations from the perspective of a payer including how to clinical comfortability (quality and safety), member experience of care, and figuring out mundane logistics like billing procedures.

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