2009 Teleconferences

Bridging Information Gaps across the Healthcare Continuum

January 8, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Eric Leader, VP of Technology Architecture at Carefx, and former Chief Technology Architect for CHW, discusses strategies for managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse departments, systems, and facilities. Mr. Leader describes how proprietary systems serve their purpose in isolated circumstances, but fall short when data needs to be exchanged across systems and presented […]

The National Health IT Agenda: Progress Toward Interoperability

January 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John W. Loonsk, MD, Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator. Some have said that the recent several years of a national health IT agenda have led to more progress toward a national health IT infrastructure than the previous several decades. In this talk Dr. Loonsk discusses what elements of the national HIT […]

Episodes of Care Management using Payer Claims Data

January 13, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dogu Celebi, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Dan Dunn Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, and Nick Hilger, Senior VP, Ingenix Health Solutions. Increasingly CMS and Commercial Insurers are using claims data to evaluate the care of a patient across different delivery venues. Hospitals, physicians, laboratories, imaging centers, pharmacies, and post-acute care centers have encounter (claims) data for […]

Quality Dashboard Collaborative Workgroup, Call no.2, Public Reporting: Choosing Meaningful Metrics

January 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Judi Binderman, MD, MBA, MHSA, consulting physician principal, CSC, Moderator. Public reporting – which metrics drive performance improvement? Which are most useful to patients/consumers? During this session Dr. Binderman reviews last call key themes and leads a discussion on “report or not to report – building a case for disclosure”, including a review of common […]

Banner Health E-Discovery Preparedness and Response Planning

January 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Maritza Santamaria-Hoffman, R.N., J.D. Associate Litigation Attorney, Banner Health/Risk Management, and Matthew T. Clarke, Attorney, Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Ms. Santamaria and Mr. Clarke conduct a two part discussion of important e-discovery issues, including: (1) The obligations of the in-house legal department to take a proactive stance in creating and implementing an organization wide e-discovery […]

The Commonwealth Fund: Why Not the Best?

January 22, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., MSc, SM, Vice President, Quality Improvement and Efficiency, the Commonwealth Fund, New York City and Ramanathan Raju, M.D., Executive Vice President, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Dr. Raju discusses how New York Health and Hospitals Corporation has used quality measures, benchmarking data to compare and trend performance over time […]

Aligning IT with the Business of Healthcare

January 27, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Avery Cloud, MBA, PhD, VP, CIO, New Hanover Health Network.

Improving Medication Management, Safety and Other Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide

January 29, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jerry Osheroff, MD, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Thomson Reuters, and Joel Shoolin, DO, Vice President, Advocate HealthCare, and Sirajuddin Anwar, MBBS, MS, Clinical Decision Support Lead, Memorial Hermann, introduce and describe the newest publication in the HIMSS CDS series, designed to be a valuable guide for implementers. Additionally, Drs. Shoolin and Anwar provide specific examples […]

CFO Dilemma: Lab System Strategy, Enterprise or Best of Breed

February 4, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess, GM – Clinical Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. A very mature laboratory information systems (LIS) market presents CFOs and chief executives with a challenging dilemma: Maintain or deploy a feature-rich LIS to drive greater efficiency in the lab or go with an enterprise-wide solution that supports faster, easier integration with other clinical systems? […]

HL7 Ambassador Series: The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

February 5, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Keith W. Boone, Co-Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group; Interoperability Architect, GE Healthcare; Co-Chair, IHE Patient Care Coordination Technical Committee, Member, ANSI/HITSP Consumer Empowerment, Care Delivery and Population Health Technical Committees. The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is a specification for the exchange of electronic clinical documents. It can contain coded data and narrative and is […]

HL7 Ambassador Series: The Continuity of Care Document (CCD)

February 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Keith W. Boone, Co-Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group; Interoperability Architect, GE Healthcare; Co-Chair, IHE Patient Care Coordination Technical Committee, Member, ANSI/HITSP Consumer Empowerment, Care Delivery and Population Health Technical Committees. The HL7 Continuity of Care Document is an implementation guide for sharing Continuity of Care Record (CCR) patient summary data using the HL7 CDA […]

Cerner Collaboration no. 9 – PowerNotes

February 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. During this meeting we discuss Cerner client experiences with physician adoption of online documentation using PowerNotes ED, PowerNotes or PowerNotes2G. How much standardization of format and content has your organization achieved? What adoption level has […]

Full IT Outsourcing on the Decline

February 19, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mike Smith, General Manager, Financial/Services Research, KLAS Enterprises. KLAS presents findings from their 3rd in-depth report on IT outsourcing, which included personally interviewing hospital executives in North America that have outsourced a majority or their entire IT department. This report contains a detailed look at who is winning and losing IT Outsourcing business, what areas […]

HL7 Ambassador Series – Introduction to HL7 Version 3

March 4, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Virginia Lorenzi, Manager, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and Associate, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University and HL7 Ambassador Speaker, provides a high level overview of Version 3 – HL7’s modern standard for healthcare interoperability. She discusses the rationale for Version 3, the Version 3 products (messaging, documents, services), and where Version 3 is used. Included in […]

FTC Red Flag Rule Implementation and ID Theft Prevention

March 5, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Paul Doegler, Managing Director Compliance, and Michael Sawyer, Privacy Officer, Pershing LLC, and Evelyn Briggs, IM Director Security and Compliance, CHRISTUS Health. Hackers today are much like pirates: looking for easy targets that quickly produce the most financial gain. Despite the promotion about simple identity theft countermeasures, this remains one of the top threats for […]

Clinical Data Sharing Across the Enterprise at Cedars Sinai: Triumphs and Pitfalls

March 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jerome K. Wang, MD, FAAP, FACP, Associate Medical Director, Enterprise Information Services, Cedars-Sinai Health System, describes the strategy and implementation of clinical data sharing between the hospital clinical information system and the affiliated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group ambulatory electronic medical records (EMR). He describes the technology infrastructure used, and the results to-date, and the process used […]

Cerner Collaboration no. 10: Metrics for Benefits Realized for Cerner Millennium

March 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. Questions for discussion include: What benefits metrics have been used to document qualitative or quantitative benefits derived from your organizations’ Cerner Millennium implementations? Are benefits metrics reported on a regular basis or collected to produce […]

Natural Language Processing: Survey Results and Discussion

March 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Chuo, MD, Neonatal Quality Informatics Officer, Assistant Professor of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Ed Septimus, MD, FIDSA, Medical Director Infection Prevention, HCA Healthcare System. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Community members have been discussing the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in CDS. A short survey was conducted to specifically understand the use […]

Quality Dashboard Collaborative Workgroup, Call No. 4: Reporting Websites

March 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judi Binderman, MD, MBA, MHSA, consulting physician principal, CSC, Moderator. During this meeting we review several public reporting websites, including WhyNotTheBest.org, and CalHospitalCompare.org, and share views on: deciphering the metrics for the public, the graphic nature of presentations, and the ability to compare. What should each of our organizations do to help the public understand […]

Structured Vocabularies for Reporting and Decision Support at Weill Cornell

March 19, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Curtis Cole, MD, CMIO, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how Weill Cornell Medical Center has used structured vocabularies within the EMR as a way to simplify reporting and decision support. Specifically, he reviews the use of diagnostic interface terminology and a LOINC-based terminology server.

Revenue Cycle Solutions – Are They Hitting the Mark?

March 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul Pitcher, Director, Financial/Services Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. KLAS recently conducted an assessment of hospitals greater than 200 beds which had most recently displaced a Patient Accounting solution for a newer Revenue Management solution. The findings of this research address what is being implemented, how projects are meeting scheduled production dates and whether organizations […]

The Power of Service-Oriented Architecture

March 24, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Eric Leader, VP Technology Architecture, CareFx. How to get as much value as possible from existing systems? Give clinicians easy access to patient data from combined sources. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) gives you an intelligent way to incorporate systems, allowing them to interoperate by creating a common method for accessing disparate data sources. There’s no […]

Making the Most Out of Technology for Medication Safety

March 31, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carole Cotter, Chief Information Officer, Chuck Mahoney, VP Pharmacy Services, and Christine Collins Director of Pharmacy, Lifespan, RI. Information technology improves medication safety both directly through safeguards that are inherent to the system as well as indirectly by enabling the development of sophisticated tools and decision support systems that supplement the pharmacist’s clinical expertise. This […]

RTLS/RFID a Hotbed of Activity: What’s Working

April 2, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steve Van Wagenen, Director, Clinical Research, KLAS, Orem, UT. Is the use of technology for asset, patient and staff tracking as pervasive as one might expect from all the market talk of RFID and other Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) solutions? For those organizations that are using RTLS, how is it successfully deployed? What differentiates […]

Managing the Multigenerational Healthcare IT Workforce

April 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Walter Zywiak, Principal Researcher, CSC. This presentation is based on research for a white paper published in the summer of 2008. The presentation briefly defines and characterizes the four generations that make up today’s healthcare IT workforce: traditionalist, boomer, generation X, and generation Y; and then focuses on four challenges associated with managing this cross […]

Quality Dashboard Collaborative Workgroup, Call No. 5

April 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judi Binderman, MD, MBA, MHSA, consulting physician principal, CSC, Moderator. Participants are to select two measures from the Surgical Care Improvement Project Core Measure Set (JCAHO #’s INF 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, and VTE 2) and the corresponding two measures from Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (CMS/HHS #’s 20, 21, 22, 23, and 45) and bring […]

Building a Community Physician Platform

April 15, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joel Vengco, Director of Ambulatory Practice System Strategies, Boston Medical Center describes Boston Medical Center’s decision/strategy to build a community platform to enhance the referral process to the medical center, and support regional data sharing with providers.

Managing Data Centers and IT Infrastructure During Challenging Economic Times

April 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael S. Habeck Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. While healthcare organizations focus on the portfolio of applications that IT supports, the IT infrastructure portfolio, along with its related management and governance, is critical to the successful delivery of business services, managing IT costs, and aligning with business strategies. Service delivery models for IT Infrastructure vary widely, […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 11: eRx and Medication Reconciliation

April 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. Questions for discussion include: Does your organization use Cerner for e-prescribing for inpatients, or have plans to do so? What are the biggest issues or any “best practices” you have implemented in your medication reconciliation […]

AORN Syntegrity: Standardized Perioperative Framework

April 23, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barbara Ripollone, Partner, Health Delivery Supply Chain and Perioperative Practice Director, and Louise Kenney, Senior Consultant, Health Delivery Supply Chain and Perioperative Practice, Computer Science Corporation and Janie Bowman-Hayes, Informatics Nurse Specialists, AORN. Currently, there isn’t a perioperative documentation system that provides adequate data that is easy to access for analysis effectively using the Perioperative […]

Measured Value from Personal Health Records: A Center for IT Leadership Research Report

May 5, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Eric Pan, MD, MS, CITL Senior Scientist, Center for Information Technology Leadership, and Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Corporate Director, Clinical Informatics R&D, Center for Information Technology Leadership, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. This teleconference examines the value proposition for implementing personal health records (PHRs) throughout the US. CITL has quantified the cost-benefit of a variety […]

Optimizing IT to Manage Hospital Margin Improvement

May 6, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bruce Hallowell, CSC. Healthcare providers are currently enduring unprecedented levels of economic challenges, characterized by declining volumes, rising bad debts and uncompensated care, deteriorating investment portfolios, and delayed or cancelled capital projects. This session provides insights and techniques for developing and implementing a Margin Improvement Program, consisting of a balanced portfolio of improvement initiatives that […]

HIT Vendor Mergers and Acquisitions – Benefit or Bust for Providers?

May 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeremy Bikman, Executive VP, Research and Strategy, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. The recent KLAS Merger & Acquisition study answers these basic questions: How has M&A activity in the HIT market impacted client satisfaction? Which vendors have successfully conducted M&A activity, and which have not (from the client’s perspective)? Which strategy contributes to higher client satisfaction […]

Penn Medicine Data Warehouse: One Year Later

May 15, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian Wells, Chief Technology Officer, Penn Medicine. One year has passed since the SI Penn Medicine presentation on the value of a proof of concept in the construction of a clinical data warehouse (see presentation and audio files dated May 15, 2008). This presentation focuses on the challenges, tools, methods and progress made on the […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 12: PowerPlans and Order Sets

May 18, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators; please come prepared to discuss your experience or plans. Questions for discussion include: Is your organization using PowerPlans and/or order sets? Have you migrated (or plan to migrate) from order sets to PowerPlans? Is your […]

Moving Medication Safety to the Next Plateau

May 19, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Classen MD, Vice President, Dave Troiano, Senior Manager, and Julie Morrison, Principal, CSC, provide an overview of the current state of inpatient medication safety and a comprehensive process and technology approach to have a positive impact, including examples that one hospital has made and the outcome. They review the industry drivers for improvement of […]

Privacy Breaches: How Protected is Your Patient’s Sensitive Health and Personal Data?

May 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Russ Rudish, Amry Junaideen and Rena Mears, Deloitte Consulting. Recently the press has reported numerous breaches of patient records and health care data. An increasing number of health care providers associated with these breaches are being held accountable at a cost of millions of dollars. How can you protect patient data more effectively? We discuss: […]

IT Governance Case Studies: Project Justification and Prioritization

May 21, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Stephanie Kitt, RN, Director Quality & Clinical Informatics, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Mike Koch, Manager, Project Management Office, and Randy O’Steen, RN, System Director, Strategy and Innovation, CHRISTUS Health, and Michael S. Warden, Senior V.P. Information Technology – CIO, Banner Health, share their respective approaches to project prioritization and justification, which was introduced by Stephanie Kitt […]

CPOE, What Solutions have Buy-in from Community Physicians?

June 10, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jason Hess, General Manager, Clinical Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. While the specifics behind the federal government’s mandate for the “meaningful use” of electronic medical records (EMRs) is still very much a moving target, it seems clear that clinician adoption, and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in particular, is key. This presentation provides an in-depth […]

Wireless Technologies and HealthCare Service Providers

June 11, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Blair Nicodemus, Deloitte Consulting. RF/Wireless technology can be leveraged across a wide range of telemetry, patient flow, clinician mobility, asset management and supply chain applications to improve patient care, increase clinician productivity, reduce operating costs and improve billing accuracy. This teleconference describes basic wireless concepts, wireless technologies available today, how they are being leveraged by […]

Cerner Collaboration no. 13: HITECH Act Stimulus Funding

June 15, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. The discussion will include: How is your organization partnering with Cerner to qualify for funding? What “gaps” in implementation need to be filled in order to qualify? How do you expect to use Cerner functionality […]

Accelerated CPOE using Rapid Order Sets Development

June 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carmin Hunter-Siegert, MBA, PMP, Principal, and Judi Binderman, MD, MBA, MHSA, consulting physician and Principal, CSC. As more organizations hurry to move clinical application implementation forward in an effort to meet the anticipated definition of ‘meaningful use,’ it becomes helpful to identify opportunities for acceleration of the implementation steps … perhaps the most difficult is […]

Achieving Meaningful Use

June 30, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David C. Classen, M.D., M.S., Senior Partner, CSC, and leader of CSC’s clinical excellence and safety and quality initiatives, and Erica Drazen, SC.D., Managing Partner, CSC, and leader of the Emerging Practices Group, the applied research function of CSC Global Health. On June 16th the ONC Meaningful Use Work Group presented to the ONC Policy […]

Meaningful Use: How Do EMR Solutions Stack Up?

July 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, Chairman, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. In the wake of the HIT Policy Committee’s initial recommendations for the definition of meaningful use, many hospitals are trying to understand whether their EMR solution can get them where they need to go. Drawing on the experiences of thousands of providers, Kent Gale tackles that question by […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 14: Personal Health Records (PHRs) and Other Patient Interface Capabilities in Cerner

July 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators; please come prepared to discuss your experience or plans. Questions for discussion include: Does your organization use PHRs in conjunction with Cerner or have plans to do so? Are you using, or have plans for […]

Stimulus Package: What Impact Will it Have?

July 30, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dr. Bob Williams, Tom Foley, Deloitte Consulting, and Eric Finocchiaro, Deloitte Consulting Specialist Leader. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of February 2009 provides $36 Billion in incentive funding to accelerate the adoption and interoperability of electronic health records (EHR), as well as significant penalty provisions for non-achievement. The stimulus […]

Cardiology IT: Is it a CVIS Yet?

August 6, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ben Brown, General Manager, Medical Imaging/Medical Equipment, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. In this session, Ben takes a comprehensive look at the very fragmented market for cardiology IT, which continues to experience a significant amount of churn as providers seek a complete system that can efficiently distribute images, offer intuitive physician reporting tools and handle operational […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 15: Medication Reconciliation, Including Use of Convert to Prescription

August 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. Please come prepared to discuss your experience or plans. Questions for discussion include: Describe your workflow for medication reconciliation: How do physicians, nursing and pharmacy interact? What part do they each play? Does one person/function […]

The HIE of One

August 18, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Patrick Rossignol, Deloitte Consulting. How can hospitals take advantage of HITECH funding, the push for interoperable EHRs, and the emergence of technological solutions to create an effective referring physician network?

Top Ten Hospital Technology Issues: C-Suite Watch List for 2009 and Beyond

September 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Anthony J. Montagnolo, M.S., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, ECRI Institute, presents an overview of ECRI Institute’s recently published emerging health technologies research paper.   This not-for-profit research institute studies and compares the efficacy of similar drugs and devices, and identifies key technologies to monitor.  Attend to understand the benefits and shortcomings of expensive, […]

Improving Quality of Care by Streamlining Access to The Right Information at the Right Time

September 15, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chuck Podesta, SVP/Chief Information Officer and John McConnell, Senior Web Developer from Fletcher Allen Health Care share the strategy and execution of PRISM – Fletcher Allen’s Patient Record Information Management System, and how contextually aligning data across all systems delivered the critical interoperability needed to fully realize the vision of a complete, electronic patient record. […]

Professional Services Fallout from Market Consolidation

September 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Smith, General Manager, Financial/Services, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Acquisitions and a shifting economy have changed the game in today’s healthcare IT (HIT) consulting world. Bigger is not always better, and paying more is not the insurance it once was. In this teleconference KLAS expounds findings from a recent HIT consulting services study to answer […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 16: M-Pages

September 21, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. Please come prepared to discuss your experience or plans. Questions for discussion include: Have you purchased MPages or are you considering purchasing MPages, and if so, how have you employed MPages or how are you […]

An Update on EHR Certification

September 29, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, Chair of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, will discuss major updates to the Commission’s programs including response to new HHS requirements. CCHIT is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health records. CCHIT’s mission is to […]

Clinical Charting Guidelines per the IPPS Rule and How that Applies to Electronic Documentation

September 30, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Larson, Deloitte Consulting. As has always been the case, the medical record must substantiate the diagnosis, procedures and services that appear on the claim. With the recent Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the need for accuracy and precision of clinical documentation is expected to […]

Medicare Reporting Requirements Changes

October 1, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Altes, Esq., Fennemore Craig, LLC, Phoenix AZ. Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and S.C.H.I.P. Extension Act of 2007 establishes new reporting requirements which obligate payers (including insurers and self-insured entities) to report to Medicare certain settlements, judgments, awards, or other payments made to Medicare beneficiaries. The statute expressly provides for substantial monetary penalties […]

Creating Multidisciplinary Views of the Patient Using Integrated Identity and Access Management

October 7, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Don York, Director of IT, Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CRTC), The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC), San Antonio. Clinicians were previously faced with multiple user IDs and passwords, redundant patient queries and ongoing struggles to efficiently access data. Don explains how they were able to enhance care delivery, increase productivity and maximize […]

Implementing Electronic Documentation with AORN SYNTEGRITY: Standardized Perioperative Framework (SPF)

October 8, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Louise Kenney, RN, BSN, MSM, Senior Consultant, Computer Science Corporation, Barbara Ripollone, Partner, Health Delivery Supply Chain & Perioperative Practice Director, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Janie Bowman-Hayes, Informatics Nurse Specialists, AORN. AORN SYNTEGRITY is a complement to EHRs designed to provide a consistent and reliable documentation data model across the continuum of perioperative patient care […]

Accomplishing EHR/HIE: Lessons from Europe

October 13, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Fran Turisco, Research Principal, CSC. The U.S. is poised to make substantial progress in implementing EHRs and HIEs to support healthcare reform. Our experiences in helping Denmark, the Netherlands, and three regions in the UK implement their eHealth solutions provide guidance and shared experiences for U.S. efforts.

IT Optimization: Lowering IT Costs Without Outsourcing

October 15, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mitch Morris and Kent Wheeler, Deloitte Consulting. With increasing financial pressures on hospitals, coupled with increased needs for IT investment in clinical systems, the imperative for an effective and efficient IT function has never been more pressing. While outsourcers promise lower cost with reliable service levels, the industry has been slow to accept this approach […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 17: Remote Hosting Operations

October 19, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. Questions for discussion include: Are you using Remote Hosting Operations (RHO)? If not, are you contemplating it? What advantages have you found – clinically, financially, resource utilization-wise? Have you had any problems? If so, what, […]

Health System National Quality and Efficiency Benchmarks: Value of BI

October 21, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jean Chenoweth, Senior Vice President, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters “100 Top Hospitals” Health System Quality/Efficiency Benchmarks study sets a new standard for transparency using scalable data to measure and objectively compare quality and efficiency across health systems as single organizations. Hear the study findings, as well as the important questions […]

Services Revolutionizing Revenue Cycle

October 22, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Graham Triggs, Senior Research Manager – Professional Services, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. With slim margins in a slow economy, many healthcare providers are turning to revenue cycle services to tighten their bottom line in the face of huge receivables. The return on investment and project results look positive for these services, but many aspects of […]

U.S. Healthcare 2015

October 27, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jordan Battani, Principle Researcher-Health Plans, and Erica Drazen, Managing Partner, Emerging Practices, CSC. The U.S. healthcare industry is at a crossroads in 2009, and the next five years promise to be a time of upheaval and transformation as the entire industry redefines itself to deliver healthcare that is safe, effective, and high quality to enough […]

Update on Meaningful Use

November 4, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dr. John P. Glaser, PhD, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare, and Senior Advisor to David Blumenthal, MD, HHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Mitch Morris, MD, Principal, Deloitte Consulting. ARRA EHR incentives for hospitals and providers require the meaningful use of electronic health records. This call discusses the […]

RIS Workflow and Enterprise Imaging Strategies: Conflict or Convergence?

November 5, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ben Brown, General Manager, Medical Imaging/Medical Equipment, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Vendors have been busily releasing and acquiring new RIS products. Single-vendor RIS/PACS and CIS/RIS competitors offer systems that squeeze the market space around standalone RIS vendors and create compelling one-stop vendor options for hospital executives. Which vendors deliver integrated, full-featured enterprise systems? How is […]

Order Management in CPOE

November 9, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Beverly Bell, Partner, Clinical Implementation Practice Director, Healthcare Group, Jane Metzger, Principal, Emerging Practices, and Donna Schmidt, CNO, CSC. Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) is clearly a core element of Meaningful Use required for hospitals to qualify for the financial incentives offered under the HITECH stimulus bill. Stalled or suspended CPOE rollouts often result from […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 18: UCern

November 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. The topic is UCern. Discussion questions include: Are you a member? Do you like the concept - why or why not? What do you see as its main purpose? How else can it be leveraged, […]

IT Service Quality – Delivered Meaningfully

December 3, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Michael Wilson, Senior IT Director, Clinical Information Systems, Compuware. How do you really know if you are meeting or will meet meaningful use requirements? Are your applications available and performing to deliver the highest quality of care? Mike describes effective tools and processes to monitor IT service quality and help you focus on the performance […]

Optimize your ICD-10 Planning and Implementation

December 10, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

A significant issue in healthcare today is the mandate to move from ICD-9 to the ICD-10 system for disease classification as well as the change from HIPAA 4010 to 5010. Industry analysts characterize ICD-10 as potentially exceeding Y2K with respect to cost and impact, so planning is essential. This session focuses on organizational preparation for […]

KLAS Reveals the Top-Performing HIT Vendors of 2009

December 18, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Adam Gale, President, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. As a still-struggling economy and looming meaningful use requirements continue to cloud the future of the healthcare IT industry, picking the right IT vendor partners is more important than ever. Join KLAS CEO Adam Gale for a discussion of the top-performing vendors of 2009 to learn which healthcare […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 19: Physician Documentation – Problem List and Diagnoses

December 21, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Judy Van Norman, Senior Director, Care Transformation, Banner Health, and Dr. Joel Shoolin, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare, moderators. A detailed discussion of implementing and supporting Problem List and Diagnosis, including implementation best practices and challenges, training issues, governance and maintenance, use of standardized terminology, reconciling inpatient and outpatient and sharing with outpatient EMRs, […]