2009 Teleconferences

Bridging Information Gaps across the Healthcare Continuum

January 8, 2009 at 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. […]

The National Health IT Agenda: Progress Toward Interoperability

January 12, 2009 at 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 […]

Episodes of Care Management using Payer Claims Data

January 13, 2009 at 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 […]

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

January 14, 2009 at 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 […]

Banner Health E-Discovery Preparedness and Response Planning

January 20, 2009 at 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 […]

The Commonwealth Fund: Why Not the Best?

January 22, 2009 at 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 […]

Aligning IT with the Business of Healthcare

January 27, 2009 at 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 at 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 […]

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

February 4, 2009 at 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 […]

HL7 Ambassador Series: The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

February 5, 2009 at 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 […]

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

February 12, 2009 at 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 […]

Cerner Collaboration no. 9 – PowerNotes

February 16, 2009 at 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 […]

Full IT Outsourcing on the Decline

February 19, 2009 at 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 […]

HL7 Ambassador Series – Introduction to HL7 Version 3

March 4, 2009 at 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 […]

FTC Red Flag Rule Implementation and ID Theft Prevention

March 5, 2009 at 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 […]

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

March 12, 2009 at 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 […]

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

March 16, 2009 at 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 […]

Natural Language Processing: Survey Results and Discussion

March 17, 2009 at 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 […]

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

March 17, 2009 at 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 […]

Structured Vocabularies for Reporting and Decision Support at Weill Cornell

March 19, 2009 at 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 […]

Revenue Cycle Solutions – Are They Hitting the Mark?

March 20, 2009 at 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 […]

The Power of Service-Oriented Architecture

March 24, 2009 at 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 […]

Making the Most Out of Technology for Medication Safety

March 31, 2009 at 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 […]

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

April 2, 2009 at 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 […]

Managing the Multigenerational Healthcare IT Workforce

April 14, 2009 at 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 […]

Quality Dashboard Collaborative Workgroup, Call No. 5

April 14, 2009 at 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, […]

Building a Community Physician Platform

April 15, 2009 at 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, […]

Managing Data Centers and IT Infrastructure During Challenging Economic Times

April 16, 2009 at 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, […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 11: eRx and Medication Reconciliation

April 20, 2009 at 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 […]

AORN Syntegrity: Standardized Perioperative Framework

April 23, 2009 at 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 […]

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

May 5, 2009 at 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 […]

Optimizing IT to Manage Hospital Margin Improvement

May 6, 2009 at 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 […]

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

May 12, 2009 at 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 […]

Penn Medicine Data Warehouse: One Year Later

May 15, 2009 at 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 […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 12: PowerPlans and Order Sets

May 18, 2009 at 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 […]

Moving Medication Safety to the Next Plateau

May 19, 2009 at 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 […]

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

May 20, 2009 at 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 […]

IT Governance Case Studies: Project Justification and Prioritization

May 21, 2009 at 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 […]

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

June 10, 2009 at 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 […]

Wireless Technologies and HealthCare Service Providers

June 11, 2009 at 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 […]

Cerner Collaboration no. 13: HITECH Act Stimulus Funding

June 15, 2009 at 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 […]

Accelerated CPOE using Rapid Order Sets Development

June 16, 2009 at 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 […]

Achieving Meaningful Use

June 30, 2009 at 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 […]

Meaningful Use: How Do EMR Solutions Stack Up?

July 16, 2009 at 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 […]

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

July 20, 2009 at 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 […]

Stimulus Package: What Impact Will it Have?

July 30, 2009 at 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 […]

Cardiology IT: Is it a CVIS Yet?

August 6, 2009 at 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 […]

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

August 17, 2009 at 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 […]

The HIE of One

August 18, 2009 at 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 at 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 […]

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

September 15, 2009 at 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 […]

Professional Services Fallout from Market Consolidation

September 17, 2009 at 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, […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 16: M-Pages

September 21, 2009 at 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 […]

An Update on EHR Certification

September 29, 2009 at 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 […]

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

September 30, 2009 at 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 […]

Medicare Reporting Requirements Changes

October 1, 2009 at 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 […]

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

October 7, 2009 at 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 […]

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

October 8, 2009 at 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, […]

Accomplishing EHR/HIE: Lessons from Europe

October 13, 2009 at 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 […]

IT Optimization: Lowering IT Costs Without Outsourcing

October 15, 2009 at 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 […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 17: Remote Hosting Operations

October 19, 2009 at 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 […]

Health System National Quality and Efficiency Benchmarks: Value of BI

October 21, 2009 at 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 […]

Services Revolutionizing Revenue Cycle

October 22, 2009 at 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 […]

U.S. Healthcare 2015

October 27, 2009 at 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 […]

Update on Meaningful Use

November 4, 2009 at 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 […]

RIS Workflow and Enterprise Imaging Strategies: Conflict or Convergence?

November 5, 2009 at 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 […]

Order Management in CPOE

November 9, 2009 at 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 […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 18: UCern

November 16, 2009 at 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 […]

IT Service Quality – Delivered Meaningfully

December 3, 2009 at 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 […]

Optimize your ICD-10 Planning and Implementation

December 10, 2009 at 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. […]

KLAS Reveals the Top-Performing HIT Vendors of 2009

December 18, 2009 at 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 […]

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

December 21, 2009 at 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 […]