2005 Teleconferences

The Toll of Downtime; Educating Your Board About the True Cost of Being Down

January 11, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark R. Anderson, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, and CEO, AC Group, describes downtime and it’s cost and impact as an important factor for every healthcare organization. Healthcare CIO’s must ensure that downtime […]

Collaborative Efforts to Promote Technology Adoption by Healthcare Providers

January 12, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Robert Mandel, MD, CMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, reviews two large collaborative efforts to promote the adoption of technology by providers to improve the quality and efficiency of […]

Nursing Unit of the Future:  Linkage with IT

January 26, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jon Burns, Regional CIO, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Emerging Clinical Systems Environment:  Market Dynamics Drive Adoption Models

January 27, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

CO-HOSTED WITH HIMSS: Mike Davis, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, reviews the current status of the clinical systems application environment of US hospitals, and initiatives that hospitals have undertaken to […]

Engaging Physicians to Change Practice: An Evidence Based Approach

January 31, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Scott Weingarten, CEO, Zynx Health, Los Angeles. Engaging physicians and assuring their support might be the most critical issue related to the success of CPOE, EMR, quality improvement, and patient […]

ROI: Integrating CPOE Across the Enterprise

February 8, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Alberto Kywi, CIO, Cottage Health System, Santa Barbara, reviews application integration using single sign-on and context management technologies, including tactics for improving workflow and reducing computer interaction time to achieve […]

Part I – End to End Availability: Achieving Uptime and Managing Downtime

February 9, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mary Finlay, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare, Boston, Gayle Simkin, CIO, and Nancy Staggers, RN, PhD, CHW, San Francisco, Rich Pollack, interim CIO, Clarian Health, Indianapolis, and George Brenckle, CIO, University […]

Case Study: CPOE Implementation Lessons Learned for Community Hospitals

February 22, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jim Anzeveno, CIO, Faulkner Hospital, Boston, has brought the hospital through a complete transformation to CPOE. He describes the challenges, success factors and lessons learned. Jim also reviews the differences […]

CDS Readiness

February 23, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Zynx Health, Los Angeles.

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare’s Enterprise EHR Implementation: a Case Study from this year’s Davies Award Winner

February 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Smith, CIO, ENH, describes their unique three year journey to a fully integrated inpatient and ambulatory EHR, and discusses success factors and lessons learned including the integration of non-employed […]

Part II – End to End Availability: Achieving Uptime and Managing Downtime

March 1, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mary Finlay, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare, Boston, Gayle Simkin, CIO, and Nancy Staggers, RN, PhD, CHW, San Francisco, Rich Pollack, interim CIO, Clarian Health, Indianapolis, and George Brenckle, CIO, University […]

Bio-surveillance through Community Interoperability

March 8, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bill Dwyer, Senior Vice President and Jeff James, Engineering Project Manager, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO, present the results achieved using HealthSentry, an exciting regional pilot in disease detection and […]

Good Usability: Taking the Guesswork Out of Designing Patient Extranets

March 10, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kate Peterson & Rebecca Ormsby, Usability Specialists, MasterCard International, O’Fallon, MO, describe how in 2002, Express Scripts – – a large pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company — turned to this […]

e-Prescribing Case Study: Newton Wellesley Internists

March 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dr. Daniel Z. Sands, Chief Medical Officer, and Steve Davis, Director of Physician Recruitment and Retention, Zix Corporation, discuss the issues and benefits facing physicians and their office staff when […]

The Unintended Consequences of CPOE: Examples from leading healthcare institutions

March 23, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dean F. Sittig, Ph.D., Director, Applied Research in Medical Informatics, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR.  Computer-based Provider Order Entry (CPOE) with real-time clinical decision support is being touted as one of […]

Taconic IPA Leads the Development of a multi-vendor Community Health Information Exchange

March 24, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Blair, MD, CEO, Taconic IPA, Fishkill, NY, describes how this large physician practice worked with regional hospitals and labs to overcome competitive culture, data ownership, and physician adoption barriers […]

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Launches CarePages Connecting the Hospital, Patients, and their Families

March 29, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Co-hosted with HIMSS – Tim Hearing, VP & Regional CIO, Lori Thielen, Regional Marketing Director, and Kristin King, Regional Web Master reviews a new approach to communication between the hospital, […]

Leapfrog Group Update: the 2005 Hospital Rewards Program

April 12, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul Zurlo and Catherine Eikel, The Leapfrog Group, present this initiative to measure hospital performance along two dimensions – effectiveness and efficiency – and to reward hospitals that demonstrate excellence […]

Point of Care Medication Administration: Case Studies Demonstrate Approaches and Impact

April 14, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lauren Sabet and Fran Turisco, Emerging Practices Research Group, FCG. Improving patient safety and reducing medication errors are top priorities for hospitals today. One way hospitals have used technology to […]

Co-hosted with HIMSS: Transforming Nursing Practice – Clinical Systems and the Nursing Unit of the Future

April 27, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jon Burns, Senior Executive for Information Technology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland.  Partnerships between Clinical and IT professionals are critical in developing and implementing clinical applications that make a difference.  Jon […]

Information Technology Supporting Infectious Disease

April 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tim Zoph, CIO, and Dr. Gary Noskin, Infectious Disease, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago, describe benefits and results from the implementation of IT applications to support infectious disease management.

Driving Down Costs By Cleaning Your Supply Chain Data: A Case Study on University Health Care System

May 10, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Brown, Director of Purchasing, University Health Care System, Augusta, Georgia, Dave Turner, e-Business Consultant, chair of product taxonomy committee for Coalition for Healthcare eStandards, and Joe Arruda, Vice President, […]

Scottsdale Healthcare New Facility Planning: Technology and IT Implications

May 18, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jim Cramer, CIO, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ, describes the benefits of integrating IT planning and facility design. The high growth plan calls for the use of “shell strategy” construction design […]

Software Contracting and Negotiating: Successful Strategies

May 19, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Diana McKensie, Healthcare Practice Leader, Neal, Gerber, Eisenberg, LLP.

Co-hosted with AMDIS: Differentiation based on Quality: the DeKalb Institute Model

May 24, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steve Meurer, MBA/MHS, PhD, Executive Director, DeKalb Quality Institute, and Cynthia Adgate Davis, CIO, DeKalb Regional Healthcare System, Decatur, GA. This presentation will argue that improvements driven by many quality […]

Trends & Glimmers: The State of Healthcare IT

June 1, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dave Garets, CEO, and Mike Davis, EVP, HIMSS Analytics. In July of 2004, HIMSS Analytics acquired the Dorenfest IHDS+ Database(tm) and created the HIMSS AnalyticsSM Database. After making substantial improvements […]

Software Contracting and Negotiating: Successful Strategies

June 7, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Many CIOs are charged with reviewing and negotiating IT contracts. Our speaker, Diana J.P. McKenzie, Chair of the Information Technology Group at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago, will share insightful […]

Northwestern Memorial: The NCQHC Award Journey and Results

June 9, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Julie Creamer, VP, Operations and Quality, Sally Szumlas, RN, MS, Quality Program Director, and Nicole Paulk, Director of Corporate Strategies Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, present an overview of the quality […]

Integrating Genomics and Pathology: Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin

June 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dr. Dan Bellisimo, Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Blood Center of SE Wisconsin, and Mark Hoffman, PhD, Director, Genomics/Infectious Disease Solution Management, Cerner Corporation. Advances in genomics have created exciting opportunities […]

SI Knowledge Management Collaborative

June 20, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Phase I Review, session one

Incorporating Genomics into Clinical Decision Support: Personalized Medicine at Marshfield Clinic

June 21, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carl Christensen, Chief Information Officer, and Catherine McCarty, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Director, present an overview of the initiatives underway at Marshfield Clinic to incorporate genomics into decision support. […]

Managing Standardization vs. Variation Balancing in Enterprise System Implementation

June 22, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Skip Lemon, VP, FCG, reviews various approaches, benefits, risks and results.

The Continuity of Care Record (CCR) as a platform for Interoperability

June 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Kibbe, MD, Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, Shawnee Mission, KS, and Co-chair, Physicians’ EHR Coalition.

Workflow in the Digital Hospital

June 29, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Susan Lorkovic, Alegent Health, Omaha, NE

Using Six Sigma and Information Technology to Improve Performance

July 11, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mary Reich Cooper, M.D., J.D., Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Providing the highest quality of patient care and service is a key strategic initiative at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. […]

SI Knowledge Management Collaborative

July 12, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Phase I Review, session two

Ambulatory EMR Rollout at Sharp HealthCare

July 21, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bill Spooner, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego. This regional integrated delivery system is implementing a full EMR in its 270-physician, multi-site Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group.  Bill discusses the […]

Pay for Performance: Leveraging IT

July 27, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Classen, MD, VP, FCG. This presentation is an update on the rapidly growing pay for performance movement in healthcare, outlining the ever expanding number of initiatives on both the […]

Linking IT and Quality Improvement: Trends in Healthcare Governance and Management

August 1, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Co-Hosted with AMDIS: Erica Drazen, VP, FCG. A CIO’s reporting relationship must allow him/her to take an aggressive role in the design and implementation of operational initiatives that improve organizational […]

Community Health Information Exchange at Work in Cincinnati

August 4, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Steffel, Executive Director, HealthBridge, Inc., Cincinnati, reviews the drivers and success factors that have enabled clinical information sharing in this market, and lessons learned during their several years of […]

Uninsured Billing: Complying with AG State Mandates

August 18, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Thomas Gavinski, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, and Mal Underwood, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, FCG, Long Beach, CA, describe the recent Minnesota state standards issued […]

Managing Standardization vs. Necessary Variation: A High Wire Balancing Act in Enterprise System Implementations

August 24, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jill Truitt, Project Excellian Program Director, Allina Hospitals and Clinics and Melanie Swenson, VP, FCG reviews various approaches, benefits, risks and results.

IT Reduces Infection Rates, Improves Patient Safety and Lowers Cost at Memorial Hermann

September 13, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Co-Hosted with AMDIS: Edward Septimus, MD, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS), Houston, and Harvey Nix, Director, Payor Initiatives, MedMined, Birmingham, Alabama. MHHS implemented an […]

Building a RHIO, the Santa Cruz Experience

September 20, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Co-Hosted with HIMSS: Dr. Robert Keet, President of Western Medical Associates, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, discusses ten years of experience in building a Regional Health Information Organization in Santa Cruz […]

Thinking, Leadership and Emotional Styles of Successful CIOs; and how CIOs compare to their C-Level Counterparts

September 21, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Co-Hosted with HIMSS: Dora Summers-Ewing, Ph.D, Managing Director, Leadership Development Solutions, & Doug Greenberg, Client Partner, Healthcare, Korn Ferry International, present the results of an ongoing study of successful practices, […]

A Collaborative for Clinicians on Clinical Systems Implementation

September 22, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shelli Williamson, SI, and Suzi Birz, Principal, HiQAnalytics, invite you to join clinicians, clinical applications directors, and medical informatics leaders to discuss and consider a clinical collaborative among SI members […]

Medical Archiving: Cost-effective, Scalable Storage Solutions for Diagnostic Images

September 26, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Susan Van Ness, Director of Medical Imaging Solutions, Worldwide Public Sector, Health and Education, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA. Medical Archiving Solutions cost effectively provide long-term storage and rapid retrieval […]

Grasping Implementation Barriers: Strategies to Aid HIT Adoption at Catholic Healthcare Partners

September 27, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lynn Barrow, Corporate Director of Information Management, Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, OH., discusses (1) Managing clinician expectations – a question of timing, (2) The value proposition – assessing the drivers […]

Patient Flow System Technology

September 29, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steve Stanic, CIO, and Mike Wendelken RNC,RRT, Clinical Nursing Systems Specialist, Memorial Health System, Savannah, GA, describe benefits, obstacles and results from the implementation of an integrated solution for bed […]

Co-Hosted with HIMSS: A New Patient Centric RHIO Model

October 3, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI, NHII Advisors, Arlington, VA, reviews a newly proposed business and operational model for RHIOs that is extremely cost effective to both build and maintain. […]

A Collaborative for Clinicians on Clinical Systems Implementation

October 6, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shelli Williamson, SI, and Suzi Birz, Principal, HiQAnalytics, invite you to join clinicians, clinical applications directors, and medical informatics leaders to discuss and consider a clinical collaborative among SI members […]

Hosting an ASP-based EHR: Building a Virtual Medical Community

October 13, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bill Miller, CIO, and Dan Peterson, Director, ProHealth Care,  Waukesha, WI, review their new program, EHR Advantage, which connects PHC’s hospitals, clinics and physicians with independent but affiliated physician practices […]

The Physician Portal: Referral, Results and Clinical Management at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

October 20, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Edward A. Gardner, Director, IT Technology Services, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. MD Portal enhances communications with referring physicians and greatly increases […]

Co-Hosted with HIMSS: E-Care Lessons from HealthPartners’ Primary Care Practices

October 25, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kevin Palattao, Vice President, Patient Care Systems, and Wendy Weeks, Project Manager, E-Care Initiatives, HealthPartners Medical Group Clinics, MN, discusses the results of e-Care pilots in two primary care clinics. […]

Co-Hosted with AMDIS: Pay for Performance: Leveraging IT

October 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Classen, MD, VP, FCG. This presentation is an update on the rapidly growing pay-for-performance movement, outlining the ever-expanding number of initiatives on both the inpatient and outpatient basis. Dr. […]

SI Presents a Collaborative Forum on Quality Improvement

November 1, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Shelli Williamson, SI, and Janet Guptill, Principal, KM at Work, host a webinar to demonstrate a proposed collaborative website for SI members to support knowledge exchange in the area of […]

IT Benefits Measurement: a Benchmarking Tool

November 2, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Doug Thompson, Director, FCG, Dean F. Sittig, Ph.D. Director, Applied Research in Medical Informatics, Permanente Northwest, and Pat Wise, Director EHR Initiative, HIMSS, all representing the HIMSS Benefits Measurement Task […]

New HIT Studies Project Nationwide Health IT Costs and Benefits

November 3, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Staff Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cornell Weill Medical College, New York, and John Glaser, PhD, CIO, and Eric Pan, MD, […]

Zero Tolerance for Downtime – A Roadmap

November 8, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jerry Kevorkian, Divisional VP/Chief Technology Officer, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA. With the growing dependence on computer technology in the clinical environment, comes an ever-increasing demand for zero downtime from both […]

Co-Hosted with HIMSS: VistA: Past, Present and VistA-Office EHR Future

November 9, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Don Meehan, Project Manager, DSS Inc., reviews VistA development and use in the VA and other government agencies, the status of the current CMS VistA-Office EHR initiative, and VistA use […]

Healthcare Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing: The Big Return from EHR/EMR Investment

November 10, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dale Sanders, CIO, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Chicago, discusses how data warehousing and business intelligence has been used in other industries to transform the competitive landscape and achieve drastic reductions […]

CPOE Rollout at Northwestern: the Embedded Coach

November 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Stephanie Kitt, RN, Director of Quality, and Paula Elliott, Impact Project Director, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, and Implementation Director, FCG.

SI Presents a Collaborative Forum on Quality Improvement

November 16, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Shelli Williamson, SI, and Janet Guptill, Principal, KM at Work, host a webinar to demonstrate a proposed collaborative website for SI members to support knowledge exchange in the area of […]

Co-Hosted with AMDIS: The CMIO Role: 2005 and Beyond

November 17, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Vi Shaffer, Research Director – Healthcare, Gartner, Inc., Washington, D.C. and William F. Bria, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at the University […]

IT Benchmarking Pilot meeting

November 21, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Derek Mazurek, Spectrum Health, reviews results from the current survey on IT Costs and Staffing among the 9 responding organizations. Derek and Troy Hottovy, Saint Luke’s Health System, describe the […]

California P4P Results Indicate IT-Quality Link

December 6, 2005 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dolores Yanagihara, Program Development Manager, Pay for Performance, Integrated Healthcare Association, Oakland, CA, presents the quality improvement results from the second full year of the program that provides common physician […]