2006 Teleconferences

Colorado Network: Quality Agenda Drives Interoperability

January 19, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dick Thompson, President, Quality Health Network, Colorado, describes how hospitals, labs, physician groups and Rocky Mountain Health Plans have come together to deploy an Electronic Medical Record for physicians, a […]

Automating Ambulatory Procedure Notes

January 23, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rebecca Craig, Administrator, Harmony Surgery Center, Poudre Valley Health System, Ft. Collins, CO. This multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center is part of a comprehensive medical campus that combines physician offices, a […]

CITL Reports on the Value of IT in Disease Management

January 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Davis Bu, MD, MA and Eric Pan, MD., The Center for Information Technology Leadership, Partners Healthcare, Boston. CITL is completing a study of the value of IT-enabled diabetes management (ITDM). […]

HL7 Implementation Guide for the CCR

January 30, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Robert Dolin, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, HL7 Board Member and Co-chair of the HL7 Structured Documents Technical Committee, and Liora Alschuler, HL7 Board Member; Co-chair, HL7 Structured Documents TC; Co-Editor, CDA; […]

True Interoperability

February 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joann Kern, RN, VP Clinical Solutions and Chief Nursing Officer, HealthVision. Hot buzzword or something you can actually see and touch? New agreement on standards and new technologies are opening […]

Opening the Digital Hospital

February 7, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Steve Pelton, Chief Information Officer, Central Region, Ministry Healthcare, Weston, WI, describes successes and lessons learned when opening an all digital hospital. He includes the initial digital vision and strategy, […]

THR’s Safety Action Learning tool (SALT)

February 8, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Tony Keller, Director, Enterprise Data Management, and Faye Sheppard, Director of Risk Management, Texas Health Resources, review an internal application that automates error reporting and won both the CHIME Innovator […]

The Business Case for TeleHealth

February 21, 2006 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Keith J. Kaplan, MD, Attending Pathologist at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. The technology and the rationale for utilizing […]

Smart Card Implementation: Benefits and Lessons Learned

February 27, 2006 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST

Chris Young, CIO, St. Thomas, Nashville reviews his pilot smart card implementation with a controlled population in Nashville, He covers drivers, projected benefits, lessons learned and opportunities for the future. […]

CPOE Outlook: 2005 vs. 2006

March 2, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Adam Gale, COO, KLAS, Orem, UT. KLAS completed their 4th annual report on major CPOE vendor/products, which included speaking with nearly every live hospital in the country doing CPOE. This […]

HIPAA Security: A Discussion of Issues and Solutions

March 8, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Bob Gross, HIPAA Program Manager, University of Chicago Hospitals, and Suzi Birz, Principal, HiQAnalytics, conduct an open forum around key issues currently being addressed at the UCH. Even though the […]

Integrating the Enterprise: a University Hospitals Health System case study

March 15, 2006 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Joe Casper, Senior Vice President, FCG, describes the evolution of a clinical portal solution at University Hospitals in Cleveland, now in use by over 2,100 users, with plans to support […]

The Connected Health Imperative

March 16, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Partners Telemedicine, Khinlei Myint-U and Douglas McClure, Corporate Directors, Partners Healthcare, Boston. Dr. Kvedar explains the concept of “connected health” and why there is an […]

Improving ED Patient Flow at Provena Health

March 20, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Learn how Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, a 517-bed medical center, conducted a comprehensive process redesign to improve total patient throughput. In this teleconference, presenters Jeffrey Brickman, Chief Executive Officer, […]

Clinician and Physician Portals Update

March 21, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Scott Holbrook, KLAS, Orem, UT. KLAS’ first-ever Clinical Portals Study looks at the web portals offered by HIS, CIS, Specialty and Healthcare Industry integrator vendors as solutions for giving physicians […]

Bar Coding and Smart Pumps Impact Safety at Partners Healthcare

March 23, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Patrick Harding, Brigham and Women’s Hospital eMAR IS Project Manager, Lead Analyst, Cindy Spurr MBA, RN, BC, FHIMSS, Corporate Director, Clinical Systems Management, Partners Healthcare, Anne Bane RN, MSN, eMAR […]

Chronic Disease Registries: Supporting Proactive Care and Performance Improvement at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

March 29, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Louis J. Capponi, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, NYCHHC reviews NYCHHC’s strategic initiative to address chronic illness including the chronic care model and the role of registries. He describes the […]

Medication Reconciliation: Insights on Advanced Practices

April 18, 2006 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Legacy Health System, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Nebraska Methodist Health System form an expert panel to share recommendations and lessons learned in process redesign for Medication Reconciliation. Melinda Muller, MD, […]

Enterprise Deployment of SNOMED at Kaiser

April 24, 2006 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

Robert H. Dolin, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, HL7 Board Member and Co-chair of the HL7 Structured Documents Technical Committee presents the Kaiser rollout of SNOMED within their EHR. Dr. Dolin provides […]

Options for Hosting Community IT Solutions

April 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Keith MacDonald, Research Director, FCG Emerging Practices, details the options that IDNs, Hospitals, IPAs, MSOs and RHIOs have for offering and/or hosting EHRs and related IT solutions for a physician […]

Quantitative Methods for Measuring Your ADE Reduction

May 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Douglas McNair MD PhD, Sr. Vice President and Research Director, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, reviews proven methodologies that you can use now to evaluate your own ADE reduction relative to […]

A Comparison of Effectiveness in Reducing ADE’s: CPOE, Bar Coding, and Smart Pumps

May 4, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Douglas Thompson, Senior Manager, FCG, reviews data from a recent research project on three technologies that have been proven to support the reduction of ADE’s, when and why they do […]

KLAS on Workflow

May 9, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Karen Ondo, Executive Vice President, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. As legacy solutions are replaced there is considerable investment in sophisticated application portfolios with the expectation is that these solutions will […]

Systems Benefits Measurement: Update on the HIMSS/SI Pilot Data Collection

May 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Douglas I. Thompson, FCG Director and Chair of HIMSS Task Force on CIS Benefits Measurement, reports on the data collected thus far in the pilot. Data has been entered by […]

Go Lives or Saved Lives? Aligning IT Incentive Comp with Clinical Outcomes

June 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jonathan Manis, CIO, and William F. Morgan, System Director of Support Services, Provena Health, Frankfort IL, describes the benefits and results from aligning IT incentives with organizational performance improvement. The […]

Dynamics of the Future for the CIO

June 2, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Bert S. Reese, MBA, VP and CIO, Sentara Health Systems, Norfolk VA, describes what CEO’s demand of today’s CIO and what constitutes a high performing CIO and IT organization.  Conclusions […]

KLAS on Speech Recognition and Transcription Outsourcing

June 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, Director, Medical Equipment, KLAS Enterprises, Orem UT Presentation and audio recording links available upon request. Contact the Scottsdale Institute at scottsdale@scottsdaleinstitute.org

Making IT a Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine

June 7, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

John W. Frein, MBA, PMP, Senior Process Engineer, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids MI, describes planning, organizing and executing IT process improvement using the tools and techniques of Lean Healthcare and […]

Using Knowledge Management Tools in Clinical Decision Support at Partners Healthcare

June 9, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Tonya Hongsermeier, MD, MBA, Corporate Manager, Clinical Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, reviews the benefits of using KM tools in the CDS function.  How KM tools […]

Connecting for Health’s Common Framework Model and IHE’s PIX/PDQ

June 12, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

John D. Halamka, MD, CIO, and Charles Parisot, CareGroup/Harvard Medical School, Boston. To match patient records interoperably in a distributed and complex healthcare system, the proposed Common Framework has mapped […]

Project Management Office: a University of Illinois Medical Center Case Study

June 13, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rose Ann Laureto, FCHIME, CIO, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, describes the benefits achieved and lessons learned from the implementation of a PMO to address comprehensive IT planning. This […]

Managed Care Perspectives on Hospital Quality and Cost

June 19, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Steven S. Eisenberg, MD, Chief Science Officer, UnitedHealthcare, Edina, MN.  Fueled by business coalitions and large employers, Managed Care Organizations have been tasked to provide physician and hospital quality and […]

Portal Metrics: Benchmarking Web Investments

June 29, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Lane, ITS Business Services, Catholic Healthcare West, leads a presentation and discussion comparing web investments relative to organizational size and complexity. Comparisons include web portal vendor, hardware, staffing and […]

KLAS on Clinical Market Share

July 11, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, CEO, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Healthcare executives question the adoption rate of electronic tools, depth of use, and cost to achieve a paperless environment. KLAS combines two different […]

Management Tool for Product Recalls: Risk and Safety Management Alert System

July 13, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Denise M. Abshire, Supervisor Central Supply/Materials Management, Christus St John Hospital, TX, describes RASMAS; an innovative, web based solution for dramatically improving the ability to respond to product and drug […]

AHRQ on Demonstrating the Value of Healthcare IT

July 24, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Scott Young, MD, Director, Health IT Portfolio, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Dr. Young describes select aspects of the Health IT Portfolio, which consists of over 100 […]

Lessons Learned from 100% Implementation of CPOE in Community Hospitals

July 25, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

William McClatchey, MD, CMIO, Piedmont Health System, Atlanta, describes unanticipated experiences and compares the big bang approach with a gradual rollout in terms of impact on safety and adoption. Data […]

Go Lives or Saved Lives? Aligning IT Incentive Comp with Clinical Outcomes

July 31, 2006 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jonathan Manis, CIO, and William F. Morgan, System Director of Support Services, Provena Health, Frankfort IL, describe the benefits and results from aligning IT incentives with organizational performance improvement. The […]

CCHIT: A Catalyst for Health Information Technology Adoption

August 3, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, Chair, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT is an independent, HHS funded organization established to accelerate the adoption of HIT by creating a sustainable […]

Mobile Applications for High Acuity Care: Technology, Clinical Utility, and Physician Adoption

August 7, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Neil A. Martin, MD, Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, describes UCLA’s solution for ubiquitous access to real-time patient data in a highly mobile environment. The […]

IS Governance Leadership Model:  UHHS Case Study

August 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ed Marx, CIO, University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland, describes the critical role of governance in developing and supporting business strategy.  Working governance principles and a framework which you can adopt […]

KLAS on Cardiology

August 15, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, Director, Medical Equipment, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, reviews research from the 2006 KLAS CPACS Report.  Included are issues impacting the CV Department and the greater IT enterprise. The […]

HIE’s and PHR’s Implement the CCR Standard

August 21, 2006 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

David C. Kibbe, MD MBA, Director, Center for Health information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Kibbe explains that, around the country the idea of the […]

Data Warehouses in Support of Patient Flow

August 22, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Roberta E. Testor, MA, MSS, Director, IT Knowledge Systems, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, demonstrates how a data warehouse can support analysis of patient flow throughout the organization. She […]

Integrating Technology for Patient Safety at Sharp Healthcare

August 29, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nancy Pratt, RN, MSN, Sr. VP, Clinical Effectiveness, and Bill Spooner, CIO, Sharp Healthcare, San Diego, CA, describe how they apply technology tools in real time at the point of […]

The Leap of Faith: the Leapfrog CPOE Evaluation Tool – A U Penn Case Study

September 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Eric Pifer, MD, CMIO, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and David C. Classen, MD, MS, VP, FCG, Long Beach, CA, and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah.  […]

KLAS on EMR Systems: Large, Medium and Small

September 12, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Adam Gale, EVP and COO, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, describes the tremendous growth in the ambulatory EMR market, with hundreds of EMR vendors offering products to physician practices. He discusses […]

Cost Effective Healthcare Storage Architectures

September 13, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Bennett Davis, Hewlett Packard, reviews the issues involved with developing realistic storage architectures for the expanding requirements of medical image and record management. He explores the demands of long term […]

Benchmarking EHR Adoption Levels Across SI Members and the Industry

September 14, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dave Garets, CEO, HIMSS Analytics, reviews data comparing SI member organizations to each other and to general industry utilizing their EMR Adoption Model. Data will be anonymous, but you will […]

A Case Study in Defining the Nurse Informatics Specialist Role

September 19, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Mimi Hassett, MS, RN, FHIMSS, Director of Clinical Informatics, Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA, describes how nursing can optimally lead and support the successful integration of information systems, including development, […]

ELINCS: the Emerging Lab Standard and Implications for your Lab Applications and EHR

September 20, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Walter Sujansky, Sujansky & Associates, LLC, San Carlos, CA oversees the development of this new standard.  He presents The EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Standards (ELINCS) project, which is developing the […]

Interconnected EHR: How New Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Help

September 25, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ross C. D’Emanuele, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN. This session explains the new anti-kickback and Stark regulations allowing the donation of certain electronic technology items and services to […]

Enterprise Mobility:  Trends and Leading Practices

October 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ken Kleinberg, Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions, Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, NY, presents an industry update and case examples of mobility in healthcare including Medication Administration, Specimen Collection, Remote Patient Monitoring, Hospital/Nurse […]

Healthcare Information Security:  Strategic Asset or Necessary Evil?

October 4, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Deb Pappas, Vice President, Courion Corporation, will review findings from “Information Security Executives on the Front Lines”, an independent market research study published by Executive Alliance and Courion. Survey results […]

KLAS on PACS/RIS

October 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, Director, Medical Equipment, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, reviews six years of on-going research on Radiology PACS. He covers PACS from the perspective of three main environments: Large Acute, Small […]

EHR Trends and Usage: MRI Survey Results

October 12, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Jeff Blair, VP, The Medical Records Institute (MRI), provides his fourth annual review for SI Members of MRIs Seventh Annual Research Study. The Survey reveals insights into motivations, applications being […]

Adoption to Optimization to Mandate: The Allina journey

October 12, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kim Pederson, EVP, Project Excellian, Dr. Andrew Mellin, Excellian Medical Director, and Susan Heichert, Excellian Implementation Director, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis. As Clinical Documentation moved into the final mandate […]

AMIA Special 10×10 Offering for SI Members

October 13, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, and Paul Tang, MD, CMIO, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, and […]

Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS): An Overview (part 1)

October 17, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Ian Temple, RN, MBA, Manger, Integrated Digital Enterprise and Solutions (IDEAS), First Consulting Group, defines the differences and linkages between CIS, CVIS and Cardiology PACS. The components and value of a […]

Centura Health: Addressing connectivity for private practice physicians’ disparate EMR systems; why portal access is not sufficient

October 18, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Shrift, MD, MBA, CMIO, Centura Health, and Michael Mignoli, MD, Denver. Dr. Shrift describes how Centura Health decided upon and implemented a practical connectivity strategy for their private practice […]

Meeting Clinician Point-of-Care Information Needs with Infobutton Tools

October 19, 2006 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, MS, medical informaticist, Intermountain Health Care, and Biomedical Informatics Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Saverio Maviglia, MD, hospitalist and informaticist, Brigham and […]

Enterprise Clinical Imaging Management Strategies

October 24, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lou Ciraldo, Division Information Officer, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Vincent Norlock, Consulting Manager, First Consulting Group, present a case study on the creation of an architectural framework for enterprise-wide […]

Medication Reconciliation at Advocate Healthcare

October 26, 2006 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Joel S. Shoolin, DO, MBA, VP Clinical Informatics, Margie Hunssinger, RN, BC, Mgr. Clinical Analysts, CareConnection, Steven Sundberg, RPh, Pharmacy Director, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Paul Cook, Riverpoint Consulting, […]

Medication Reconciliation at UMassMemorial

October 31, 2006 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Eric Alper, MD former Patient Safety Officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, describes their story of how the process for medication reconciliation was designed and implemented across the medical center. […]

Implementing a Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS), part 2

November 7, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ian Temple, RN, MBA, Manger, Integrated Digital Enterprise and Solutions (IDEAS), First Consulting Group, reviews key strategies for implementation with an emphasis on critical workflow issues. He describes impediments to […]

KLAS on ER Systems

November 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess.

THR’s Care Gate Clinical Portal: Case Study

November 9, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Les Swanson, Director of Physician Support Services, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX, describes the development and implementation of the clinical portal and benefits realized to date, including: remote and real […]

Never Events: Never Paid at HealthPartners

November 13, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Babette Apland, Senior Vice President, Health and Care Management and Provider Relations, HealthPartners Minnesota presents the implementation of the program that denies reimbursement to providers when Never Events are detected. […]

Disease Management Results at Partners Healthcare

November 15, 2006 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MPH, Senior Scientist at Mass General Hospital’s Institute for Health Policy and Director of Disease Management Programs, Partners Healthcare, Boston. This session includes a description of […]

KLAS on Interoperability

December 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kent Gale, President, KLAS, Orem UT, explores interoperability from an overall industry perspective with a drill down on how vendors are perceived. He discusses how close provider organizations are to […]