2010 Teleconferences

NextGen No. 3: NextGen Insights by KLAS

January 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark Wagner, Director of Ambulatory Research, and Katie Wood, Research Manager, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Jason and Katie provide up to the minute findings from their recent survey of ambulatory EMR vendors regarding NextGen’s preparations for meeting Meaningful Use and other critical goals and functionality. Presentation and audio recording links available upon request. Contact the […]

HHS/ONC HIT Policy Committee Update

January 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Marc Probst, CIO, Intermountain HealthCare and HIT Policy Committee Member, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the latest information and efforts of the HIT Policy Committee. Although the rules on Meaningful Use and Certification are still being developed by HHS and CMS, the HIT Policy Committee has […]

Reducing Waste in Healthcare: Impact of IT

January 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bob Kelley, Vice President, Healthcare Analytics, Thomson Reuters. This session will provide an objective look at the savings potential in the U.S. healthcare system based on findings from a recent Thomson Reuters white paper. Learn the different independent component categories of waste, as well as supporting details from published research studies, expert opinion and other […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 20: Cerner Inpatient Clinical Documentation – Successful Practices at Advocate

January 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joel Shoolin, DO, Vice President, Advocate Healthcare, briefly describes what Advocate has successfully done to date, and is planning, regarding physician documentation using examples from the ED and progress notes. Our usual open discussion and Q&A will follow. NOTE: NO PRESENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CALL.

Growing Market for Anesthesia Information Systems

January 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess, General Manager, Clinical Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Because of the complex, demanding and unique nature of the operating room, the surgery department – and anesthesia specifically – it has often been resistant to electronic automation. Yet early adopters of anesthesia information systems (AIS) are recognizing noteworthy benefits, including better patient care, a […]

A Bridge to CPOE: Meeting Meaningful Use and Evidence-Based Order Sets

January 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jeffrey S. Rose, MD, VP Clinical Excellence, Informatics, Ascension Health, and Alan Snell, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, St. Vincent Health. With Meaningful Use criteria established, the question for healthcare organizations is how to find methods of delivering evidence-based content and provider order sets prior to a CPOE activation. Learn how St. Vincent Health, […]

Meeting Meaningful Use: Recommendations from HITSP Chair, John Halamka, MD

January 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Halamka, MD, CIO at Care Group and Chair of Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel and Gregory J. DeBor, Client Partner, Health Delivery, CSC. Based on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) published for meaningful use, Dr. Halamka and Greg discuss the latest changes in the requirements, the biggest challenges that organizations will face […]

ED EMR Deployment and Culture Change: Success Factors and Lessons Learned at Advocate HealthCare

February 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Douglas A. Propp, MD, MS, FACEP, FACPE, Medical Director/Department Chair, Emergency Dept. and Medical Director Clinical Informatics, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Propp describes guiding principles and tactics for “non-incremental culture change” to occur in the context of ED automation. Measured results in satisfaction, safety, quality and efficiency are discussed, as well as unexpected challenges, […]

New Facility Technology Planning at Palomar Pomerado Health

February 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Steven Tanaka, CIO, Palomar Pomerado Health, and Todd Hollowell, Vice President, Impact Advisors, describe emerging trends, best practices, and unforeseen challenges in New Facility Technology Planning, using Palomar Pomerado Health’s expansion and new facility programs as a real-time case study. They discuss how marrying traditional facility planning methodology with advanced and emerging technology planning and […]

Health Information Exchanges: Separating Fact from Fiction

February 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Hess, General Manager, Clinical Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. With the advent of meaningful use requirements and the prospect of a Nationwide Health Information Network, interest in health information exchange (HIE) solutions is high. But while marketing by vendors would have provider organizations believe that there are plentiful examples of successful HIE organizations built […]

IT Service Quality, Delivered Meaningfully: Part Two

February 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mike Wilson, Senior IT Director, Clinical Information Systems, Compuware. Join Mike as he continues his series on IT Service Quality. He provides specific examples of how effective monitoring of clinical systems can help accurately measure hospital and physician compliance to the Meaningful Use guidelines. If you missed Part One, you can view the on-demand version […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 21: Bar Code Med Administration

February 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Fred Machouka discusses Bar Code Med Administration at Memorial Hermann, and describes the initiative to date, success factors, lessons learned and resulting impact.

Shared Services within Healthcare Providers

February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Foley, Principal, and Christine Armstrong, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Cost containment and efficiency are likely to remain on hospital systems’ executive agendas long after the recession has passed. Fortunately, today’s environment brings new opportunities to providers’ battle against costs. One such opportunity is to adopt a shared services model for business support activities. Done […]

Establishing an Enterprise Architecture Discipline in Your Organization

March 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Carla Robelli, Vice President PMO, Jeff Poiner, Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, and Karen Xie, PhD, Director, Enterprise Architecture and Program Management, Trinity Health. Trinity Health and the Scottsdale Institute want to determine interest in a potential collaboration on Enterprise Architecture.  If your organization is interested in exploring this issue with peers, please register to attend […]

NYCLIX (New York Clinical Information Exchange) Program Update

March 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Gilad Kuperman, MD, PhD, Board Chair. NYCLIX, Inc., is a RHIO in New York City which has developed a legal, technical and privacy infrastructure to interconnect its members, which include 10 academic medical centers, two faculty practice organizations and the largest home health agency in the country. The last report to Scottsdale about NYCLIX was […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 22: U of Missouri on M-Pages

March 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Karl M. Kochendorfer, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine, Director of Clinical Informatics in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Adjunct faculty member of the MU Informatics Institute and the Department of Health Management and Informatics. Dr. Kochendorfer discusses the use […]

The Evolution of Clinical Data Exchange at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

March 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Julie Bryant and David Liebovitz, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Adam Theall from Impact Advisors, review the evolution of clinical data exchange strategies and solutions, with a focus on contemporary and emerging technologies. The discussion covers the key drivers of clinical data exchange within and beyond a single enterprise, including available solution architectures and data […]

Ultrasound and Digital Radiography: Core Imaging Components

March 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kirk Ising, Senior Research Manager, and Emily Crane, Manager, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Emily and Kirk, from the Medical Equipment / Medical Imaging team at KLAS, illustrate the developing imaging trends, discuss new ultrasound and digital radiography technologies and share key performance findings from recent KLAS research in this presentation. In addition, they explain ways […]

Quality Reporting under Meaningful Use and its Relationship to Core Measures

March 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mathew Bates Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions, Healthcare, and Lou Diamond, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, Healthcare, Thomson Reuters. The Quality Reporting requirements under Meaningful Use are larger and more challenging than they first appear. In order to fulfill the MU Quality Reporting requirements for Stage 1, more than 100 discrete data elements […]

Effective Business Intelligence – A Key to Survival for Healthcare Providers

March 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dean Miller, Principal, Healthcare BI and DS Practice, Deloitte Consulting. Provider healthcare data grows exponentially each year, as do data reporting pressures. Can organizations survive without significant advancements in Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities and technology? BI is the intersection of business strategy, the data behind it, and the technology that delivers it, and includes aggregating, […]

IT Service Quality Delivered Meaningfully, Part 3: CHRISTUS Health Case Study

March 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

George Conklin, VP and CIO, CHRISTUS Health, Mike Wilson, Senior IT Director, Clinical Information Systems and Kristen Allmacher, ITIL Subject Matter Expert, Compuware. In part three of this series we evaluate process such as ITIL and Six Sigma. This is not another session explaining what ITIL is; it is a live discussion aimed at helping […]

Next Generation Clinical Desktop at Spectrum Health

April 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Dresen, VP of Enterprise Technology Services, Spectrum Health, and Rob Faix, Principal, Impact Advisors, share experiences and lessons learned regarding how Spectrum’s workstation standardization deployment strategy was developed and organized into phases spanning three years. In 2006, Spectrum Health developed the workstation standardization plan. More recently Spectrum has been preparing to implement enabling technologies […]

New Options for Meeting Meaningful Use for Community Physician Practices

April 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA, Senior Advisor, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Chair, ASTM International E31Technical Committee on Healthcare Informatics. While most of the public commentary on HITECH so far has been directed to the NPRM on meaningful use, the real news here relates to the deconstruction of EHRs that is described in the […]

The Health Story Project: Exchange Basic Records and Meet Early Meaningful Use Requirements

April 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bob Dolin, MD, Chair, Health Level Seven and Principal, Semantically Yours, LLC. Over a billion clinical notes are created by physicians in the U.S. each year. With standards, the output can easily integrate with EMRs/HIEs and provide a glide path to interoperability. The Health Story Project is an industry collaboration working to accelerate the development […]

HL7 and Personalized Medicine Part 1: It starts with Family Health History

April 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Grant M. Wood, Intermountain Healthcare Clinical Genetics Institute, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, and HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group. Physicians have been asking patients for family health history information for a long time. Clinicians use this information to stratify disease risk and to guide prevention efforts. In this era of personalized medicine, family health […]

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

April 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carol Chouinard, Director, and Jeff Hersh, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. IT Service Management (ITSM) based on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process framework continues to be increasingly adopted at healthcare provider organizations as they rationalize and standardize their IT operations. ITSM is the foundation that IT builds on to provide consistent levels of services […]

Spectrum IS Service Excellence

April 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Dresen, Vice President of Enterprise Services, and Heather Strickland, Strategist, Spectrum Health. In the last 2-plus years, Spectrum Health’s Technology and Information Services (TIS) has been on a path of proactively responding to a growing diverse user base, an impending CPOE rollout, an Ambulatory EMR implementation, and preparing for the possible acquisition and integration […]

Business Intelligence

April 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Smith, General Manager, Financial/Services Research and Lorin Bird, Strategic Operations Manager, Financial and Services Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. Mike and Lorin share findings from recent KLAS research on business intelligence (BI) to answer questions such as who can provide an enterprise-wide BI solution? What benefits can be expected? Which solutions provide accurate, timely […]

IT Service Quality Delivered Meaningfully Part 4

April 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Wilson, Senior Director of Clinical Systems, Compuware, continues the conversation regarding the importance of optimal service delivery in achieving meaningful use. During this discussion, Mike looks specifically at how understanding your application performance, especially when there are outages, helps meet the regulations set forth by the ARRA. True meaningful use cannot be achieved until […]

Getting to Stimulus Funding: Which Consultants Can Help?

May 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, Chairman and Founder, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. With stimulus deadlines looming ever closer, providers are looking to bridge gaps in their organization to get to full EMR with CPOE by enlisting the expertise, advice and staff of consulting firms. Using recent KLAS research, Kent answers provider questions, such as: Which firms are providers […]

HIE: Latest and Greatest Developments

May 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Patrick Rossignol, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. We have just seen unprecedented activity in the Health Information exchange (HIE) area with the influx of funds by ONC and the impact of HITECH’s meaningful use. Patrick presents ongoing developments and potential end points at each level and their cumulative impact: 1) The National Health Information Network (NHIN) […]

Cerner Collaboration No. 23: Discharge Process

May 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Debbie Carter, Banner Health. Housewide discharge went live at Banner with the focus of an interdisciplinary team discharge approach. Banner built functionality with CPOE in mind so the focus was on their six CPOE facilities, but implemented parts of the workflow throughout Banner to get the workflows solidified prior to CPOE conversions this year. They […]

Meaningful Use: Implications for Standardized Languages

May 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Cyndie Lundberg, SNOMED Terminology Solutions (STS), a Division of the College of American Pathologists. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program includes $40 billion financial incentive payment program for hospitals that implement meaningfully use HIT and EHRs. Stage 1 rules related to meaningful use focus on electronically capturing health information in a standardized format […]

Meaningful Use and HIEs

May 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Matthew Bates, Senior Vice President, Products and Solutions, Healthcare, Thomson Reuters. The Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements include 10 separate criteria that require some form of electronic exchange of health information between providers, public health, healthcare payers and patients. This session covers the MU criteria related to HIE technology and a framework for how to […]

HL7 Personalized Medicine Part 2: Getting Genetic/Genomic Data into the EHR

May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Grant Wood, Senior IT Strategist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute, and Samuel (Sandy) Aronson, Executive Director of IT for the Partner’s Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine. In the Fall of 2009, Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute and the Partner’s Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine announced a technological breakthrough that may help lead to the […]

The Impact of Health Reform on Health Delivery Organizations

June 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erica Drazen, Managing Director for Emerging Practices, and Jordan Battani, Principal Researcher, Health Plans, CSC. While the most obvious impact of health reform is that 32 million more people will have coverage and create a surge in demand for care, there are other, less discussed provisions that health delivery organizations need to prepare for now.  […]

IT Service Management Delivered Meaningfully – Part 5: Tools, Tools and More Tools

June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Wilson, Senior Director Clinical Systems, Compuware. What does your hospital need to ensure that you are achieving meaningful use? Mike brings the series to a close with a look at tool functionality and best practices for determining how hospital IT delivers true quality service to the clinicians and all end users.

SI Cerner Users Collaborative No. 24: Optimizing Clinical Performance through Business Intelligence

June 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Baumann, Director Enterprise Decision Support, Spectrum Health, provides an overview of how Spectrum Health populates data into its Enterprise Data Warehouse and leverages Business Intelligence tools and processes to drive performance. Specific examples will focus on how the integrated data environment has played a critical role in financial, clinical and research activities.

Application Management Services What, Why, and Who For?

June 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tim Smith, Principal, and Chris Davis, Director, Healthcare Technology Practice, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Tim and Chris discuss trends and perspectives on the evolution of outsourced application services for healthcare providers, providing an informative look at the changing landscape of services for managing and hosting applications, and addressing questions such as: What are the types of […]

Are We There Yet? Getting to Meaningful CPOE Use

June 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jason Hess, General Manager of Clinical Research, KLAS, Orem, UT. Despite governmental push to speed up adoption, the road to meaningful CPOE use for many providers may be long and slow. Jason explains findings from recent KLAS research representing approximately 95 percent of North American organizations live with a commercial CPOE product. Find out which […]

Implementing a Perioperative and Anesthesiology IS in Six Months or Less

June 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shermeen Vakharia, MD, HS/Clinical Professor, Director of Thoracic Vascular, and Compliance and Quality Improvement Officer, University of California Irvine, identifies the performance requirements of Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) and how UCI evaluated and differentiated various systems to match user and functional requirements. Additionally, Dr. Vakharia describes how to organize an implementation team and develop […]

Penn Medicine Data Warehouse: Now for the Really Hard Part

June 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian P. Wells, FHIMSS, Chief Technology Officer, Information Services, Penn Medicine (formerly The University of Pennsylvania Health System). With more than 1.4 billion rows of clinical data in a standard format Operational Data Store, Penn Medicine has completed the pick and shovel work. We are now focused on standardizing data vocabularies, eliminating duplicate rows and […]

2011 Update of Best-Selling Guide for CDS Implementers

June 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jerry Osheroff, MD, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Thomson Reuters. This teleconference is for CDS implementers to provide input to the content, format, and optimal use of the next edition of “Improving Outcomes with CDS: An Implementer’s Guide.” This second edition will have many contributors and will be co-published in 2011 by HIMSS, Scottsdale Institute, AMDIS, […]

Quality Measurement 101 for HIT Professionals

June 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lou Diamond, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, Healthcare, Thomson Reuters. Learn the essentials you need to know to support successful Quality Initiatives. This session reviews the basic dimensions of quality, definitions and uses of evidence-based medicine, and the basics of clinical performance measures. Dr. Diamond also provides a summary of the ARRA HIT and […]

CPOE and Medication Safety: State of the Art and State of the Practice

June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Principal Researcher, Emerging Practices, CSC, and David Classen, MD, Senior Partner, Healthcare Group, CSC. The adoption of CPOE isn’t pushed just to gain legible orders, but also because decision support can help alert physicians to, and help them avoid potential safety issues upfront as they are ordering. The Institute of Medicine, the National […]

Digital Health Community: Enabling the Coordination of Care

July 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mitchell Morris, MD, Principle, and Carol Chouinard, Director, Deloitte Consulting. Healthcare reform, Beacon funding, and changing industry dynamics are driving the need for greater coordination of care at the community level. Bundled payments, the medical home and disease management are some of the developing concepts that are driving the need for technology to link together […]

Smoothing Out the Bumps of HIE Adoption

July 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jason Hess, General Manager of Clinical Research, KLAS, Orem, UT. Beyond vague meaningful use requirements and personal preferences, healthcare providers building HIEs (health information exchanges) have little to guide their efforts in terms of standards or past experience. There are a wide variety of technical approaches to and business models for HIE, as well as […]

SI Cerner Users Collaborative No. 25: Discharge Scenarios and Models of Information Management – Whose Job is it Anyway?

July 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Kramer, MD, CMIO, Trinity Health will lead a discussion including: (1) defining the tasks of discharge and information required, (2) mapping content to functionality, (3) discharge problem areas including orders and instructions and accommodating user favorites, (4) best practices for instructions and orders for DME, diagnostics and consults, transmission to other providers and facilities, […]

It Takes Two to Tango: Maximizing IT Vendor Relationships

July 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ed Marx, VP and CIO, and Stephen Hanson, Senior Executive VP, System Growth and Integration, Texas Health Resources, describe how THR established a framework for IT vendor management, creating value for all parties. They share the strategy behind the framework as well as the nuts and bolts that make it work.

A Path To Reducing Waste In The U.S. Healthcare System

July 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bob Kelley, Vice President, Healthcare Analytics, and Dr. Raymond Fabius, Chief Medical Officer, Thomson Reuters, discuss the possibility of reducing waste by $3.8 trillion in the next decade. They look at five strategies that have been successful in waste reduction, ranging from consumer activism and transparency to payment integrity. They also highlight intermediate and long-term […]

How is Your Organization Progressing Towards ICD-10 Readiness?

July 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Christine Armstrong, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. This session provides an update to previous ICD-10 sessions, offering insight into the steps necessary to prepare for an ICD-10 transition. Understand how proactive providers are currently developing action plans and budgets, as well as planning education for their providers and HIM professionals. Gain insight into complexities encountered in […]

Regional Extension Centers: What your Organization Can Expect

August 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul Kleeberg, MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS, Clinical Director, and Susan Severson, Project Director, REACH, the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT, provide an overview of one regional extension center’s approach to assisting small hospitals and clinics to adopt and become meaningful users of an electronic health record. This session provides an understanding of the types of […]

The New Age of Information Security

August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kahanek IV, CISSP, CGEIT, and Linda Ricca, RN, CLNC, CSC, discuss a paradigm shift to consider in defining an organization’s information security framework, governance and reporting structure. This shift impacts security policies and procedures, and assigned authority and accountability for resolving risk. A high functioning Information Security Governance guides policy development, risk acceptance, and […]

Clinical Documentation Excellence

August 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Larson, Manager, CIS Practice, and Todd Manion, Manager, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting. Many organizations have or are in the process of implementing electronic clinical documentation technology. While the design of clinical content is very important to capture appropriate assessment details, other aspects of clinical documentation are often left for later stages of an […]

Betting on the Bottom Line: Measuring the Stakes of Acute Care EMR Ownership

August 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, Founder and Chairman of the Board, KLAS, Orem, UT. Sharing recent candid feedback from providers about the financial impact of owning an acute care EMR, Kent discloses how close buyers end up compared to budget expectations, cost surprises, the effort vendors exhibit in helping their clients get their money’s worth and the hidden […]

HITECH Final Rule: Meaningful Use Implications

August 19, 2010 at 12:00 am CDT

Christopher Brancato, Consulting Specialist Leader, and Mitchell Morris, MD, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Dr. Morris and Mr. Brancato will present an analysis of and Deloitte’s Point of View on Meaningful Use Stage #1. The discussion will include an explanation of incentives and penalties, assessment of the current market response to the new rule, highlights of […]

IT Service Quality Delivered Meaningfully Part 6: Best Practices for Aligning IT to the Business Objectives

September 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Wilson, Senior Clinical Director, Compuware, wraps up this series by looking at best practices for aligning IT to the business objectives. He shares a six-step process that highlights how the end user experience, the data center and SLAs must all be carefully considered to ensure that IT is contributing value to the business of […]

HITECH Final Rule: Interoperability and Reporting Requirements

September 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ross Martin, Senior Manager, and Mitchell Morris, MD, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Dr. Morris and Ross discuss short- and long-term requirements for interoperability / Health Data Exchange, requirements for reporting (Health IT Measures and Clinical Quality Reporting), and their interpretation of the Road Map: sharing how health systems are preparing for these specific requirements.

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 26: CPOE

September 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dr. Joel Shoolin, DO, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Healthcare. CPOE has been an ongoing process at Advocate Healthcare for the past 7 years. With both inpatient and outpatient order entry, Dr. Shoolin discusses how Advocate Healthcare accomplished its current state, and the change management needed to reach their goal.

Accountable Care Organizations

September 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tom Enders, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Health Care Sector, and Bob Reese, Global Health Solutions Group, CSC. Starting in 2010 Medicaid will initiate ACO demonstration pilots and beginning in 2012, ACO’s can contract with CMS for Medicare patients on a shared-savings basis. ACO’s planned under the Affordable Care Act, however, are a shared incentive […]

Getting Personal with PHRs

September 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Gale, Chairman and Founder, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. With patients taking a more active role in their health care, many providers are considering strategies which include a personal health record (PHR) as part of the mix of patient services. In this presentation Chris shares recent KLAS findings about perceptions of PHRs: Which vendors will […]

Michigan Health Connect (MHC): Health Systems Collaborate to Provide State-wide Information Exchange

September 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Michigan Health Connect (MHC), Patrick O’Hare, Senior VP and CIO, Spectrum Health, and Adam Theall, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors present a case study for how healthcare organizations can work together to advance health information exchange (HIE) within and across their communities. Five Michigan health systems: Lakeland Health System, Metro Health, […]

Improving the Bottom Line

October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kent Giles, Regional VP, Conifer Health. With the trends in supply chain cost inflation, cost shifting from employers to employees, cuts in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, and ARRA requirements that add significant IT costs, hospitals must find additional ways in which to improve margins. A well designed Margin Improvement Program can help hospitals take a […]

Can Accountable Care Organizations Control Costs and Improve Quality?

October 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert B. Williams, MD, MIS, Director, Healthcare Practice, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. As we await CMS communications about ACOs, there are ways in which organizations can prepare. Thinking ahead to how ACOs will need to be structured and governed, and what capabilities organizations will need, is a timely discussion. This presentation addresses current states of ACOs, […]

HITECH Final Rule: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria and the EHR Certification Process

October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Brancato, Specialist Leader, and Moha Desai, Specialist Master, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Chris and Moha present an analysis of the requirements for Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria and the Certification Process, and the key implications for health systems.

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 27: Problem List

October 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Boyce, MD, CMIO, Heartland Health, describes an approach to team management of the Problem List. Ideally, Problem List management should include efforts to optimize all that is known about the patient and focus on what can be done to improve care, including past medical histories, procedures and providers.

Are We Making a Difference? Measuring Impact of Clinical Decision Support at Memorial Hermann

October 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Murphy, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Sirajuddin Anwar, M.B.B.S, M.S, CPHIMS, Clinical Informaticist for CDS, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Clinical decision support has consistently been shown in published literature to be an effective intervention to improve quality and patient safety. Creating a CDS program is becoming a key strategy for many organizations, especially […]

The Oncology IT Balancing Act: Integration vs. Functionality

October 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Monique Rasband, Director of Oncology Research, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT, shares recent oncology system feedback and experiences from providers in this presentation. With insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the systems currently available, Monique explains how providers are using oncology technology to improve patient safety, streamline physician workflow and the effect of meaningful use […]

Convergence of IT and Medical Devices, and Impact on Patient Safety

October 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James P. Keller, Jr., M.S., VP, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute. Medical devices and information technology are rapidly converging to the point where it will soon be difficult to tell the difference between a computer and a medical device. This convergence raises many new safety concerns and new opportunities to improve patient safety. […]

Information Security Issues and Trends

November 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Ford, principal and national leader for the healthcare provider sector within Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Security and Privacy Practice, and Derek Han, senior manager and certified HITRUST practitioner, present a session on information security issues and trends within the healthcare provider space, including HIPAA/HITECH compliance, security risk analysis pertaining to meaningful use, and security […]

Auditing RACS: Examining Provider Perceptions

November 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Paul Pitcher, Director of Financial Systems, KLAS Enterprises, Orem, UT. This presentation looks at recent KLAS research about RAC auditing buying decisions, including which systems providers have selected and why the system was selected. Paul also shares insight into who is being considered for future purchases, what providers are looking for, how they are approaching […]

Meaningful Use: Implications for Hospital IT Systems Integration

November 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mary Sedivec, Principal, and Al Byrd, Senior Architectural Specialist, CSC. How will hospital IT system integration efforts, departments and associated technologies be affected by new standards required for EHR Meaningful Use? Mary and Al provide an overview of the messaging standards required for compliance with EHR Meaningful Use and HIE interoperability, as well as their […]

Enterprise Governance for MU at Adventist Health System

December 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bruce A. Wacker, MT(ASCP), Director of Customer Service and HITECH, AHS Information Services, and Bonnie Kierstead, Clinical Design Strategist, Florida Hospital MIS. Managing Meaningful Use presents significant challenges in a large and complex health system. This presentation provides an overview of the structure and tools created by Adventist Health System to manage the challenges and […]

Using CDS to Measurably Improve Care, DVT

December 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Amy Halverson, MD, Department of Surgery, Hiren Shah, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine, Jean Patel, MD, Pharmacy, and Jennifer Van Dyke, Process Improvement, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, discuss how they decreased its Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) rates by over 35 percent. This program describes the initiative to date, discusses lessons learned and outlines […]

KLAS Reveals the Top-Performing HIT Vendors of 2010

December 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Karen Ondo, VP, Research Integrity, 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 Adam for a discussion of the top-performing vendors of 2010 to learn which healthcare technology […]