May 3-4, 2018
Asheville, NC
The Omni Grove Park Inn
PeraHealth Roundtable   
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About the PeraHealth Roundtable

The PeraHealth Roundtable brings together industry-leading physicians, nurses, informaticists and other interested healthcare professionals to share best practices around their care delivery journeys and the role the PeraHealth solutions have played along the way. The Roundtable also provides a forum for PeraHealth customers to collaborate with one another, and the PeraHealth team, to discuss innovative strategies for providing safer, more efficient care.

The Rothman Society of Innovation and Research, the dedicated R&D arm of PeraHealth, is focused on exploring next generation use and application of the RI in close collaboration with our partners.  We are excited to commemorate 10 years of scientific work and validation at this year’s Roundtable.



About Mission Health System

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Health is the state’s sixth-largest health system and has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems for five of the past six years by Truven Health Analytics, becoming the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 team members and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. Visit


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07:00 am - 8:00 an


08:00 am - 8:15 am


Stephanie Alexander
CEO, PeraHealth

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Mission Health - Our Journey

Mission Health speakers

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Best Practices for Expanded PeraTrend Implementation

Panel discussion

Christine Sullivan, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Andrea Earl, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Carrie Edgison, Mission Health
Sara Halfman, Shannon Medical Center

10:00 am - 10:10 am


Breakout sessions

1) Pediatric RI


2) Communicating with Patients and Families Using the Rothman Index to Help Explain Patient Status

Dr. Ogundele, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 

3) Proactive Rounding for Improved Team Communication

 Janine Hair, Hershey
Heather Bramblett, Carilion Clinic

4) Focus Group for Open Feedback



11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Reducing Readmissions using PeraTrend Across Care Settings

Shannon Medical Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Creating a Culture of Excellence, Trust, and Teamwork to Maximize Benefits of Technology and Best Practices 

Dr. William Maples, The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm


a) Developing RI protocols and ongoing staff communication

Karen Brunello, Franciscan
Lynn Motz, Penn State Hershey 
Meredith Cowan, Houston Methodist

b) Improving ICU Optimization with Informed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer Decisions

 Amy McBroom, Houston Methodist St. John

c) Comparing the Rothman Index to MEWS/NEWS/PEWS and the RI's Impact on Documentation Timeliness

 Sandy Gandee, Northside Hospital

d) Focus Group for Open Feedback

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm


a) A Physician’s Perspective of Developing PeraTrend Protocols and Educating Staff

 Dr. Ogundele, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

b) Providing Palliative Care at the Right Time

 Rebel Healsey, Houston Methodist St John

c) Proactive Rounding and Workflow Integration

 Sheila Coonan, Yale New Haven Health

d) Focus Group for Open Feedback

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm


4:10 pm -  5:00 pm

Rothman Society for Innovation and Research- Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 9:00 am

PeraHealth Product and Service Upgrades and Enhancements

LeAnne Hester, PeraHealth
Thom Flynn, PeraHealth
Sal Diaz, PeraHealth
Jenna Jourdet, PeraHealth

Command Centers: What’s the Big Idea?

Yvonne Goellner, Blessing
Emily Hendrickson, Blessing
Mary Jane Cline, Mission
Leslie Weeks, Mission

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Site Visits to Mission Health

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Site visit Debrief


Roundtable Speakers

Ronald A. Paulus, MD
Ronald A. Paulus, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Health

Stephanie Alexander
CEO, PeraHealth

Jonathan Fullerton

Joe Beals
Joseph Beals
VP, Informatics

LeAnne Hester
SVP, Chief Commercial Officer


Speakers From  

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Quotes from 2017 PeraHealth Roundtable Attendees

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    Their product the Rothman Index is extremely helpful for managing patients and should be part of every hospital record.
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    It's a good product and has changed my practice.
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    This was an excellent experience for networking and utilization!
  • Daria B oct 2016.jpg
    Thank you to all involved. The PeraHealth employees were amazing. Thank you to all the units for allowing us to visit. The food was amazing. TMC was amazing! Very eye-opening. I’m even more excited now that I had the opportunity to attend.
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    Thanks for a very productive roundtable!



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Planning Your Trip

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

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Discounted rates*: $249 + resort fee

The Room Block ended on April 9th. If you'd still like to reserve a room, PeraHealth has held additional rooms for the event. Please contact Amanda Akers ( if you need accommodations.

Asheville Regional Airport (17.5 miles - 27 mins)

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (125 miles - 1 hr 58 mins)

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If you choose to come a day early or stay through the weekend, there are many sightseeing adventures in the Asheville region such as: 

Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Explore downtown Asheville where you'll find a wide array of independent shops and dining options




Address:290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804