2008 Teleconferences

Medical Disaster Preparedness and Recovery in the 2007 Minnesota Bridge Collapse

January 15, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bioelectronics Manager Phillip Gill, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Minneapolis, explains how the most difficult thing during a crisis is “communication and transportation.” HCMC is the regional medical disaster center […]

Security, Audit and Regulatory Compliance IT Issues of Today: Open Forum Discussion

January 16, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ashini Surati, Program Manager, Quality and Risk, CHRISTUS Health, and Pat Moylan, Senior Systems Analyst, Compliance, Parkview Health, lead an open discussion of issues plaguing healthcare IT leaders, including remote […]

Consumer Driven Healthcare: Best Practices and IT Implications

January 22, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rick Skinner, Director, Stuart Friedman, Director, and other subject matter experts from Navigant Consulting, Inc. describe the shift in the provision of US healthcare from a wholesale to a retail […]

Northwestern Memorial Annual QI Report: Sustained Commitment to Providing the Best Patient Experience

January 24, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Julie Creamer, SVP Quality and Planning, and Bob Costello, Director Process Improvement, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, provide an overview of quality improvement efforts in FY 2007. NMH’s quality strategy calls […]

Open Forum: Measuring Benefits from Clinical System Implementation

January 28, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Susan Heichert, Vice President, Health Information and Systems, Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, and Patricia Johnston, FHIMSS, Vice President, Information Services, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX. Susan and Patricia continue […]

The New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX)

January 29, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Gilad Kuperman, MD, PhD, Chairman of the NYCLIX Board, and Director of Quality Informatics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provides a status report of the last three years of planning and implementation, […]

Ambulatory Practice Management and EMR Digest, 1 to more than 100 doctors

January 31, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jared Peterson, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. The Ambulatory EMR Digest covers all practice sizes from single doctor practices to >100 doctors for both practice management and EMR software.

Norton Healthcare Case Study

February 5, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe DeVenuto, CIO, and Steven Hester, MD, CMO

FCG Research Report: Next Generation Safety Net

February 7, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Erica Drazen and Jane Metzger, FCG, describe what organizations are doing, or will need to start doing, to provide IT support for the next level of patient safety. The discussion […]

Management Dashboards: Content and Case Studies

February 12, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jean Chenoweth, Sr. VP, Performance Improvement and 100 Top Hospitals Programs, Thomson Healthcare, provides a new understanding of how management impact can be gained by comparing and analyzing performance using […]

The Business Case for Healthcare IT

February 14, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Foley, Partner, Ayako Utsumi, Manager, Strategy & Operations, and Brian Doty, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Leading providers continue to ask questions such as: Am I getting the value […]

The Clinician as a CIO: Challenges, Benefits and Implications

February 19, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joanne Sunquist, RN, CIO, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, and John McInally, CIO, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto.

Vendor Clinical Market Share: Investing in Tools for Nurses and Doctors

February 21, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kent Gale, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, discusses Clinical Information System investment and software performance for doctors and nurses in acute care hospitals. This session is an opportunity to understand the […]

Data Never Gets Obsolete: How to Develop a Data Vision

February 28, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jim Philbin, Senior Director of Medical Imaging, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Chris Balbi, Corporate Medical Imaging Program Director, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, David Dimond, Senior Vice President, Exogen, and […]

IT Cost Benchmarking: What Works and What Does Not

March 5, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kent Gale, President, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, and Helen V. Thompson, CIO, Heartland Health, St. Joseph, MO, invite you to attend a discussion about benchmarking approaches, including both the value […]

Management Dashboards Support Performance and Quality Improvement at UPMC

March 6, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tami Merryman, Vice President, Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. UPMC is known for its stellar financial and medical outcomes. Ms. Merryman describes how UPMC […]

Standards Update: Moving Toward Integrated Nomenclature and Structured Data

March 10, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jack Corley, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Quality Officer, Advanced Technology Institute, Charleston SC, and Deputy Program Manager for the Health Information Technology Standards Program (HITSP) funded by the […]

Mercy Health Partners Gives Doctors Secure Mobile Access to Clinical Patient Data

March 11, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Hibbard, Vice President Informatics for Mercy Health Partners, Cincinnati, and Tom Gocke, Solution Executive at Thomson Healthcare, Denver, share the approach used by Mercy Health Partners to give physicians […]

Eliminating Digital Imaging Optimization Barriers

March 20, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Randy Wilder, Director of Imaging, Ardent Health Services, Nashville, Jay Backstrom, Vice President and Gary Nicolas, Vice President, Exogen, Chicago. As digital imaging systems have gained momentum over the last […]

Labor and Delivery Systems: Functional Strengths, Weaknesses and Depth of Integration

March 27, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steve Van Wagenen, KLAS Research Director, Orem, UT, reports on the 2008 KLAS Labor and Delivery study. One hundred and forty participating organizations and individual hospitals address such questions as: […]

Improving Transparency and Reporting Through the EMR at Cedars Sinai

April 1, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jerome K. Wang, MD, FAAP, FACP, Associate Medical Director, Enterprise Information Services, and Medical Director, Information Systems – Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, describes the benefits […]

Stark Law Relaxations: The Business Case for a Community Physician Technology Donation Strategy

April 3, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Busch, Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer from Butler Health System, Butler, Pennsylvania, and Kenneth Kleinberg, Vice President and Hospital Strategist from Allscripts, discuss the opportunities now available as […]

EDW Reporting Facilitates Ongoing EHR System Improvements at Northwestern

April 7, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Liebovitz, MD, CMIO, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This presentation illustrates selected design approaches and benefits from the new enterprise […]

Safe Harbor and Stark Law Update and Case Studies

April 10, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ira M. Kalina, Partner, Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton. Mr. Kalina describes how the EMR/eRx Safe Harbor and Exception are currently being interpreted and applied, providing a regulatory, business and technology […]

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Digital Imaging: Indicators for Success

April 22, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jake Nunn, Director, Metro Region Imaging Services, Aurora Health Care, Jay Backstrom, Vice President, and Gary Nicolas, Vice President, Exogen Healthcare. To gain operational efficiencies in Digital Imaging (DI), departments […]

CPOE Outlook: 2006 vs. 2007

April 24, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Adam Gale, COO, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. KLAS reviews their 6th annual report on major CPOE vendor/products, which included speaking personally with every live hospital in the country doing CPOE. […]

Predictive Knowledge Management

April 29, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tonya Hongsermeier, MD, MBA, Corporate Manager, Clinical Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Partners HealthCare, and Vi Shaffer, Research VP, Gartner.

Leveraging the EMR for Clinical Data Warehouse Reporting

April 30, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jonathan S. Einbinder, MD, MPH – Corporate Manager, Partners Health Care Information Systems, presents a case study on the reporting system that was developed to support pay for performance and […]

CITL: The Business Case for Telehealth Technologies for Physician to Physician Communication

May 6, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Eric Pan, MD, MS, Center for IT Leadership, Partners Healthcare. Adoption of telehealth technologies could save $4.28 billion annually, according to the Center for Information Technology Leadership, even if implemented […]

Advocate HealthCare Medication Reconciliation Case Study

May 7, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joel S. Shoolin, DO, MBA, VP, Advocate Health Care, Oakbrook, IL. Advocate started its EMR journey in medication reconciliation several years ago and now can share its successes and the […]

Kaiser makes PHRs Available to all Members

May 13, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jan Oldenburg, Practice Leader, Health Content, Internet Services Group, Kaiser Permanente. The Kaiser PHR, called My Health Manager, offers access to the member’s electronic health record, lab test results, and […]

University of Pennsylvania Clinical Business Intelligence Case Study

May 15, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul E Pancoast, MD, MBA, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Brian Wells, Chief Technology Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn). Penn and Deloitte developed a Proof-of-Concept Clinical Business Intelligence dashboard […]

The Leapfrog CPOE Simulator: Evaluate your Readiness

May 19, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David C. Classen, M.D., M.S., Vice President, CSC (formerly First Consulting Group) and Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake […]

Remote Application Hosting

May 20, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Smith, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. A huge surge is occurring in outsourcing the hosting of applications. What is working and who delivers?

IT Enabling Patient Involvement in their Care

June 3, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Linda Talley, Director of Nursing Systems, and Roberta Alessi, Executive Director, Operations and Compliance, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. This leading Children’s Medical Center implemented a patient interactive system […]

CHW Case Study: Community MD Strategy and Roll Out

June 4, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Whyte, VP, Information Technology, and Dan Ferguson, MD, MS, FACP, CPE, Vice President, Medical Operations, Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco. CHW describes their approach to electronic results distribution to […]

Benchmarking Your Progress on the Journey to Operational and IT Excellence

June 5, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erica Drazen, Ed D, VP, CSC, formerly First Consulting Group. CSC has recently completed a survey of healthcare organizations to assess industry progress towards national goals. Their “Evolution Framework” uses […]

Management Dashboards: The Memorial Hermann Daily Flash Report

June 10, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Emily Handwerk, System Executive Information Systems, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, demonstrates a key operations management tool and describes its use, IT’s role in supporting the process, and ongoing governance […]

E-Discovery Rules of the Road

June 11, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ronald Bonig, VP and CIO, The George Washington University, and George Conklin, VP and CIO, CHRISTUS Health. With the recently updated regulations for E-Discovery, it is necessary for organizations to […]

Standardizing Vocabularies and Creating the Governance Structures to Manage and Maintain Them

June 17, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Christopher Chute, MD, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Standard terminology and vocabulary are now widely recognized as crucial elements for interoperability and within enterprise data consistency. […]

Sharp HealthCare Baldrige Award and IT Enablers

June 23, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bill Spooner, Chief Information Officer, and Nancy Pratt, SVP Clinical Effectiveness, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego. This session reviews how Sharp HealthCare answered the 2007 HealthCare Baldrige criteria across all seven […]

2nd Generation PACS: Are the Market Leaders Changing?

June 25, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ben Brown, Research Director, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Larger, acute care organizations are demanding more from their PACS system. What vendors are delivering? Imaging crosses traditional boundaries, creating new opportunities […]

Implementing Standard Terminologies to Share Data: SNOMED Case Studies

June 26, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Cyndie Lundberg, Clinical Informatics Educator, College of American Pathologists, SNOMED Terminology Solutions and Robert H. Dolin, MD, FACP, FACMI, Kaiser Permanente, Department of Internal Medicine, Physician Lead, KP HealthConnect Convergent […]

Texas Health Resources Clinical Decision Support Implementation

July 7, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Luis Saldana, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Clinical Decision Support, and Ferdinand Velasco, MD, CMIO, Texas Health Resources. Lessons learned from the first year of implementing clinical decision support and […]

Clinical System Benefits-Driven Implementation: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters

July 10, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Doug Thompson, Principal, Strategy Expert, CSC, and Patricia Johnston, FHIMSS, Vice President Information Systems, Texas Health Resources, explain how to manage a clinical system implementation “to the benefits”, instead of […]

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics: Combining Clinical and Financial Data

July 25, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Where does the industry sit relative to concurrent access to clinical and financial data that is required to run today’s acute care organizations? Presentation […]

Clinical Decision Support at Robert Wood Johnson: A Case Study

July 28, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Chuo, MD, MS, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Director of Neonatal Informatics, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chuo […]

Advocate Clinical Decision Support Case Study

July 31, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joel S. Shoolin, DO, MBA, VP, Advocate Health Care, Oakbrook, IL. Chicagoland’s Advocate Healthcare has developed a number of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools to improve patient care. This session […]

Information Sharing within a Federated Data Model – Enabling Data Collaboration without Compromising Security

August 6, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jamie Welch, CIO of the Louisiana Rural Health Coalition (LRHC), presents how a decentralized data approach helped LRHC and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center overcome privacy concerns to […]

Clinical System Benefit Measurement Metrics: How to Select, Collect and Report

August 13, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Douglas Thompson, Director, Navigant Consulting, presents a detailed “technical” discussion laying out the principles of benefit metric selection, issues around data collection, principles of report design and use; and illustrating […]

Realizing Budgetable Benefits: RAD Voice Recognition

August 14, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert C. Weeks, Director, Information Services Division, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston. Prior to implementing digital voice recognition technology for Radiology transcription, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System was spending over $1.5 […]

Revenue Cycle Reformation: Will Software Solutions Keep Up?

August 26, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, President, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Have the new Revenue Cycle Management solutions come of age? Are 20-30 year old legacy AR/billing solutions being replaced? If so, who is […]

A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Developing an Integrated Enterprise Data Warehouse

September 9, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Narayanan Kulasekar, Manager EDW/Business Intelligence, and Tina Esposito, MBA, RHIA, Director, Center for Health Information Services, Advocate Health Care, Oakbrook, IL, describe the approach Advocate is taking in developing an […]

Hospitals Subsidizing Community Physician EHRs, Tax Implications for Both Parties

September 16, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Linda Sauser Moroney and Jennifer R. Breuer, Partners, Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton. Two years have passed since CMS/OIG regulations were issued allowing hospitals to subsidize ambulatory electronic health record arrangements […]

Oncology Solutions: A Complex Area – Who is Hitting the Mark?

September 17, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, VP of Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. From community hospital to cancer center, what options do providers have? Do single source and/or integrated vendors like Cerner, Eclipsys, Siemens […]

Ultrasound Technology: Benefits and Impact at the Seton Family of Hospitals

September 22, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Petty, Dell Healthcare Practice Executive of Seton Family of Hospitals, and Jeff Falwell, Dell Project Manager, discuss the selection process used to determine their choice of ultrasound technology. They […]

Cincinnati Children’s Clinical Research Data Warehouse (I2B2)

September 23, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Keith Marsolo, Director of Research Data Warehouse and Instructor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has implemented a research data warehouse using the i2b2 […]

Clinical Browser Delivers Value at Daughters of Charity Health System

October 1, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dick Hutsell, VP and CIO. The health system reestablished itself in 2002 with little capital to make up for many years of under-investing in clinical information technology. A clinical browser […]

Clinical System Benefit Requirements: A Practical Tool for Benefits-Driven System Implementation

October 2, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Doug Thompson, Director, Navigant Consulting, describes and gives practical examples of how to identify and use detailed technical and process change requirements focused on realization of specific operational benefits, as […]

Business Intelligence Strategy and Approach

October 7, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bruce Johnson, Managing Director of Data Architecture Strategy and Governance, Recombinant Data Corporation, describes post-EMR implementation analytical needs and factors to consider when analyzing the business drivers and technology options […]

Building Business Analytics from Healthcare IT Systems at Spectrum Health

October 9, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Anthony J. Senagore, MD, MS, MBA, VP Research and Education, Spectrum Health, and Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University/CHM, and Scott Bauman, Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Spectrum Health, describe Spectrum […]

Identity Theft Red Flag Rules

October 15, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rebecca L. Williams RN, JD, and Brent R. Eller, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the Nov. 1, 2008, compliance deadline for implementing identity […]

Closed-Loop Processes to Facilitate Transparency and Enhance Patient Safety

October 16, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Donna Willeumier, Administrator Safety and Regulatory Compliance, and Kate Kovich, Director Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Advocate HealthCare, Oakbrook, IL, describe how Advocate uses technology to facilitate patient safety lessons […]

The Legal EHR: Definitions and Beyond

October 22, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barry S. Herrin, FACHE, Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP. As we continue to implement our grandchildren’s technology within our grandparents’ legal system, questions and problems continue to arise in the context […]

Making Inroads with Speech Recognition

October 23, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ben Brown, Research Director, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. A growing number of healthcare provider organizations report dramatic workflow efficiency, faster report turnaround times and cost savings benefits by adopting speech […]

Maximizing Service Response and Nursing Efficiency through Family Involvement

October 28, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Aliza Koenigsberg, Administrative Director, Children’s Service Line, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, Komansky Center for Children’s Health, and Joseph McTernan, Director of Operations at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of […]

Are Integrated ED Solutions Overtaking Best of Breed Products?

November 12, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess, Research Director, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. How deeply are physicians engaged in their ED system? Which solutions cover the ED from A to Z? What vendors/products are replacing […]

Impact of Patient Involvement in their Care

November 14, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kathy Pereira-Ogan, RN, Director of Service Excellence and Patient Satisfaction, and Kristen Lindsey Project Leader for the Department of Information Services, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE.

Using Technology to Improve the Patient Experience

November 19, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bryan Croft, Vice President of Operations, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, discusses the innovative ways Methodist is leveraging interactive technology to improve the patient experience. He explains how The Methodist Hospital […]

A Review of the Piedmont Healthcare OIG Audit

November 20, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Nadia Fahim-Koster, MBA, CHPS, CISSP, Information Security Director, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, and Cliff Baker, PricewaterhouseCoopers, describe the OIG Security Audit of Piedmont, lessons learned, and the related CMS Security Audits. […]

CPOE Simulator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

December 2, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tim Zoph, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, and David C. Classen, MD, M.S., CMO, CSC. The session outlines the experience of Northwestern Memorial Hospital with the […]

Is Medication Administration Technology Creating a Win/Win at the Bedside?

December 18, 2008, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess, Research Director, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Are advances in smart pump technology and barcode medication administration generating the anticipated benefits? Providers expect to see improved nurse workflow and […]