2012 Teleconferences

Technology Tools to Facilitate the ICD-10 Transition

January 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Foley, Principal, and Brian Lee, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP. With the CMS mandate for the adoption of the ICD-10 code set, healthcare provider organizations face many challenges including decreases in coder productivity and decision support processes. Many automated tools such as Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and “cross walk” applications are available to assist with […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 39: Memorial Hermann HIE

January 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Robert Weeks, Director, Information Systems Division, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Memorial Hermann is a leading provider of healthcare in Houston with a strong tradition of enabling exchange of clinical information. With early initiatives focused on enabling affiliated physicians to have electronic access to lab results, radiology reports and other data, Memorial Hermann partnered with Cerner […]

ACOs and Population Health: The AMGA Anceta Data-Driven Learning Community

January 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President and CEO, American Medical Group Association, and John K. Cuddeback, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Anceta. In parallel with its advocacy for the ACO concept over the past decade, AMGA has brought medical groups together to learn what works (and what doesn’t) in redesigning the delivery system to […]

The New IOM Report on HIT and Patient Safety: Safer Systems, Better Care

January 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

David Classen, MD, Vice President, CSC, and Associate Professor of Medicine Infectious Diseases, University of Utah. Dr. Classen reviews the November 2011 IOM report on HIT and Patient Safety, summarizing highlights of the report and emphasizing the recommendations that have a great impact on vendors and healthcare organizations.

Ten Things to Help Ensure Success in Negotiating IT Agreements

January 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ray R. Bonnabeau, Attorney at Law, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. IT contracts do not just contain legalese. Both the business and legal considerations need to be considered hand in hand. This discussion does just that.

Putting the Meaningful in Meaningful Use

February 7, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Eric Finocchiaro, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Eric Finocchiaro, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Eric discusses Meaningful Use through the lens of clinician adoption and clinical workflow. He reviews lessons learned and best practices for driving change to achieve Meaningful Use. Eric also highlights how a focus on adoption and clinical workflow has enabled organizations […]

Research in Ambulatory Patient Safety 2000-2010: A 10-Year Review

February 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Erica Drazen, Managing Director, and Caitlin Lorincz, Research Analyst, Emerging Practices, CSC. Since the first IOM report on errors in care was published there have been many efforts to improve safety of inpatient care. But what about the ambulatory setting – where more care is delivered? We cover the findings of a review of ambulatory […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 40: Meaningful Use Update

February 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Denney Hunter, Sr. Engagement Leader, Cerner Corporation. Denney discusses the draft rule for Stage 2, changes from the proposal from the HIT policy committee and Cerner’s strategy in helping health care organizations in meeting the requirements. If the rule is not out, the discussion will focus on the status of Stage 1, and new clarifications.

Clinical Decision Support 2011: Understanding the Impact

February 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Coray Tate, VP Clinical Research, and Colin Buckley, Clinical Strategic Operations Manager, KLAS, Orem, UT, share findings from a recent study on clinical decision support (CDS). Many providers are leveraging information technology at a higher level to manage patient care and improve the quality of care, especially in light of recent healthcare reform. Stage 1 […]

Centura and Colorado HIE

March 1, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dana Moore, SVP/CIO, Centura Health. Dana talks about the history of HIE in Colorado and Centura’s journey with CORHIO. The discussion includes sustainability of CORHIO and how Centura and other Colorado CIOs were able to partner to make CORHIO a reality.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Beyond

March 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Erica Drazen, Managing Director for Emerging Practices, CSC, discusses the NPRM for Meaningful Use Stage 2, changes from the proposal by the HIT Policy Committee, and challenges in meeting the requirements. A summary document is included and is also posted on our home page.

Meaningful Use – Stage 2

March 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Eric Finocchiaro, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Harry Greenspun, MD, senior advisor for health care transformation and technology at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. A review of the the Meaningful Use Proposed Rule for Stage 2 as well as the companion regulations which establish the standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria to ensure […]

How to Create a Care Coordination Team Using Spare Parts

March 8, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, Medical Director, IT & Innovation, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. Dr. Berkowitz discusses a primary care group’s innovative model of care coordination that uses basic EMR functionality and low cost staff to improve quality, access, efficiency and financial performance. See how they leveraged an EMR’s basic functionality of messaging and centralized chart […]

More on Stage 2: Quality, Standards and Certification

March 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erica Drazen, Managing Director for Emerging Practices, CSC. While the focus is on NPRM from CMS for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, in the accompanying NPRM from ONC there are new standards for data and security and important changes to certification that provide more flexibility for systems certification.

Spending Trends Relevant for Successful ACOs

March 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

William D. Marder, SVP Analytic Consulting and Research Services, Thomson Reuters, describes an analytical approach to understanding spending trends across areas that impact accountable care organizations. Bill highlights how the degree of illness in a population, combined with the geographic variation in the number of commercially insured, can create a financial burden for providers. He […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 41: Seek and You Will Find: NLP and Chart Search

March 19, 2012 @ 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. This session provides an update […]

A Successful Micro ACO as Model for Reform

March 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

William G. Bithoney, MD, National Medical Leader, Thomson Reuters Healthcare, and former interim president and CEO, COO and CMO at Sisters of Providence Health System/Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA, discusses his team’s work in managing a full risk Medicare Advantage Accountable Care Organization. This work resulted in marked decreases in hospital admissions (from 380/1000 per […]

Downtime Procedure Survey Results

March 22, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, and Daniel A. Gonzalez Carrero, University of Texas – Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine, “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care” recommends that healthcare organizations have contingency plans in place to mitigate any potential issues related […]

Specific IT Requirements of ACOs

April 3, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Patrick Rossignol, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Patrick summarizes the IT capability needed to support an ACO, making a distinction between core/base capabilities and advanced ones. He outlines known IT issues/current limitations, and some remediation strategies. He also defines a phased ACO IT deployment model and high-level budget projections.

Evolution of a Mature PMO

April 5, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rich Pollack, MS CPHIMS, FHIMSS, VP and CIO, Sallie Lewis, PMO Director, and Jack Koller, Sr. Project Manager, VCU Health System. Rich and Sallie discuss VCU’s evolution of a mature and effective PMO that began five years ago as a complement to a longstanding and solid IT governance. They describe the embedded prioritization part of […]

Aligning Meaningful Use with Healthcare Reform

April 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Research Principal in Emerging Practices, CSC. Between the demands of health reform, payment reforms and the meaningful use requirements of the HITECH act, there’s no shortage of resource-intensive, mission critical initiatives facing health care organizations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that pursuing them separately will result in duplicated work and […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 42: Adventist Health System CDS Update

April 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Philip A. Smith, MD, VP, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Matthew Lord, Pharm.D., PharmNet Application Manager, Adventist Health System and AHS Information Services. AHS worked with Cerner in 2011 to develop mCDS, a new offering for filtering and enhancing Multum alerts. Dr. Smith and Matthew discuss the mCDS journey and how it has transformed clinical […]

Hospitals as Employers: Developing a Culture of Health

April 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

William G. Bithoney, MD, National Medical Leader, Thomson Reuters Healthcare, and former interim president and CEO, COO and CMO at Sisters of Providence Health System/Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Hospital employees are at higher risk for illness than other workers. They utilize 18% more hospital days and have 22% more ED visits. Overall they incur […]

The Complex and Critical Role of BioMed

April 25, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rich Pollack, MS CPHIMS, FHIMSS, VP and CIO, Harold Harris, Manager of Service Delivery, and Jamie Trull, Lead Nurse Informaticist, VCU Health System. While not under IT at VCU, BioMed is playing an increasingly complex but critical role in bedside data integration. In an effort to bring some sanity to this complexity, three-party SLAs were […]

Meaningful Use Attestation 2012: Early Birds Take Flight

April 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Manager, KLAS, Orem, Utah. Meaningful use is one of the most focused-on initiatives currently in American healthcare. As of November 2011, 833 (or roughly 14%) of U.S. hospitals have attested to meeting Stage 1 requirements, with many more lining up to follow. CMS data shows that both large and small hospital […]

Comparative Effectiveness Research in the U.S.: Update and Implications

May 1, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Marianne Laouri, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Marianne focuses on definitions of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and its drivers in the current health care marketplace. She addresses when and how life sciences can engage in CER and comparative evidence generation to inform their business questions and develop competitive advantages. Resource requirements and communication of CE […]

Ten Things to Help Ensure Success in Negotiating IT Consulting Agreements

May 3, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ray R. Bonnabeau, Attorney at Law, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. IT consulting agreements govern a wide variety of engagements, from development efforts to project management and staff augmentation. The issues within IT consulting agreements are equally varied as well, spanning from ownership, rights to use, payment terms, residual clauses and termination rights. Learn what to […]

CDS Consortium Overview

May 7, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Clinical decision support (CDS) has proved to be a powerful tool for improving the quality of patient care and reducing healthcare expenses, but currently has opposing evidence suggesting the occurrence of unintended consequences and potential new medical errors when not properly […]

Preparing for Accountable Care: Building Capability and Engaging Patients

May 8, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jordan Battani, Managing Director, CSC. Accountable care, so closely linked with healthcare reform efforts, is a method for organizing and delivering healthcare that empowers providers and holds them accountable for patient healthcare outcomes and financial constraints results. Accountable care expectations are taking hold across the healthcare industry – and developing accountable care capabilities is emerging […]

Computer-Assisted Coding: The Next Big Thing

May 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Graham Triggs, Senior Research Director, KLAS, Orem, UT. Graham shares recent findings collected from healthcare providers about computer assisted coding (CAC). This presentation delves into the reasons providers are choosing a CAC system, examines the key issues they face, delineates the vendors that are being considered to meet coding needs, and explains the perceived strengths […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 43: Medication Reconciliation at Spectrum Health

May 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Marti Slot, and Peter Lundeen, MD, Physician Solutions Architect, Technology and Information Solutions, Spectrum Health. Marti and Dr. Lundeen discuss lessons learned from their medication reconciliation journey, including the critical roles of pharmacy technicians, completely mapping out the complete medication history/medication reconciliation process from beginning to end for each unique transition of care, training and […]

Surveillance: Optimizing Performance to Meet Infection Prevention and ADE Compliance

May 22, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tina Moen, PharmD, Chief Clinical Officer, Clinicians, Thomson Reuters Healthcare. Surveillance and reporting of clinical data for Infection prevention (IP) and Adverse Drug Event (ADE) intervention can represent a significant and ongoing resource drain on clinical and IT staff. And, with Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria recommending that evidence-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) be available […]

Empowering Reform with Analytics

June 5, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Asif Dhar, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Asif discusses the use of data analytics to enable healthcare reform. Focusing on trends within the industry, he also discusses lessons learned in leveraging analytics, and providing a general overview of the analytics landscape.

Software Licensing Agreement Recommendations

June 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ray R. Bonnabeau, Attorney at Law, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. Ray examines a number of licensee challenges in software licensing agreements. Ten key software license agreement areas are discussed, with a focus on what to do and what not to do in each area. From getting the license right, to obtaining meaningful acceptance testing and […]

Preventing Readmissions: The First Test Case for Continuity of Care

June 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Research Principal in Emerging Practices, CSC. Preventing readmissions is turning out to be the first real test case for continuity of care since capitation put a dollar value on it in the 1990’s. This presentation provides an overview of the research base concerning what works, the current state of the practice for hospitals, […]

MU 2014 Standards: A Big Jump?

June 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Virginia Lorenzi, Manager, HIT Standards and Collaborations, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Associate, Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics. This timely discussion focuses on standards adoption as Washington finalizes regulations, and providers and vendors roll up their sleeves preparing for the next leg of the meaningful use journey. Survey findings are presented and discussed with the goal of […]

Creating and Sustaining Innovation

June 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ed Marx, CIO, Texas Health Resources. What is innovation? How do you create a culture that encourages innovation? Once created, how do you sustain innovation in your enterprise? Learn how Texas Health created and sustained innovation leading to improved business and clinical outcomes.

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 44: MPage Use at University of Washington

June 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Thomas Payne, MD, Medical Director for IT Services, University of Washington. mPages build on the Millennium foundation to permit sites to address workflow, display, and simple data entry needs quickly. It is a satisfier for busy clinicians, which is particularly helpful when much of what EMR implementation involves is not well-received by all. Creating mPages […]

Prevent Fraud Before Taking on Risk

June 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jean MacQuarrie, Vice President Payment Integrity Services, Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters. As your organization prepares to take on risk, consider protection from fraud and abuse: there are over $700 Million in fraudulent healthcare claims annually. Section 6028 of the Affordable Care Act will require that all risk-bearing entities have […]

Physician Documentation: How to Sell it Get it Done

June 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ken Ong, MD, MPH, CMIO, New York Hospital Queens. Full electronic physician documentation can facilitate Meaningful Use and take a healthcare organization one step closer to full adoption of the electronic health record. It offers not only unique challenges, but unique opportunities to improve patient safety, provider communication, and clinical decision support.

EHR Certification: What is Happening Now; What You Can Expect in the Future

June 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Karen Bell, MD, Chair, CCHIT. Dr. Bell provides an update on EHR certification programs available to hospitals and health systems. Learn about the anticipated changes in certification programs coming with the ONC’s Permanent Certification Program and their 2014 edition of criteria and standards, and find out how hospitals have successfully certified internally developed or customized […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 45: Population Management

July 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Karen Cabell, DO, CMIO, and Chris Stevens, CIO, Billings Clinic. Dr. Cabell and Chris present the Billings Clinic’s journey towards effective population management utilizing Cerner’s Clinical Information System, Disease Management Registries, and processes for identifying gaps in care. They highlight their steps towards ACO and NCQA Medical Home, including methods to engage patients, point of […]

Quality and Utilization in the New World of Collaborative Medicine

July 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael R. Udwin, MD, FACOG, Medical Director, Analytic Consulting and Research Services, Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters. Why do we continue to drive off the road despite guard rails? Order sets and clinical pathways promised to be the solution to physician practice variability. Yet, quality and utilization continue to represent […]

Health Information Management in 2016: Transformative Journey to Enterprise Information Management

July 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Linda L. Kloss, RHIA, Kloss Strategic Advisors, Ltd., former CEO of AHIMA. Innovation of the methods and tools for information management are undergoing profound change. Speech recognition, natural language processing, clinical vocabularies and the upgrade to ICD-10 are examples of advances in information management necessitated by the new challenges of managing the exploding volume of […]

Do Electronic Medical Records Reduce Unnecessary Testing? The Balance of Evidence

July 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, Senior Medical Informatician, Quality Performance Management, Partners HealthCare. The presentation combines a review of the existing literature and the presentation of his study: “Bridging the Chasm: Effect of Health Information Exchange on Volume of Laboratory Testing” published in the March 26, 2012, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which examined […]

Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Convergence at Spectrum Health

July 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Rinck, IT Director, Tom O’Keefe, IT Manager, and Aaron Predum, Biomedical Electronics Manager, Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, has been voted by Reuters as a Top-10 Healthcare System in 2010 and 2011. In 2007, Spectrum Health integrated Clinical Engineering and Information Technology teams into a single organization. In a five-year retrospective […]

Using the Voluntary Universal Patient Identifier System

July 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barry Hieb, M.D., Chief Scientist, Global Patient Identifiers, Inc., Sponsor of the Voluntary Universal Healthcare Identifier Project. Accurate patient identification is a prerequisite for the information exchange envisioned as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network. Support for various patient consent and privacy paradigms is also a necessity. Join us for a discussion about how […]

Inaugural HCCI Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

August 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carolina Herrera, Research Director, Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). Carolina reviews the first-ever report using health plans’ claims data from HCCI: the nation’s largest private insurers show that prices, not utilization, are driving health spending growth.

Benchmarking Shared Services for Hospitals – 2012

August 7, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeff Christoff, Principal, Tom Foley, Principal, and Michael Janis, Senior Manager, Benchmarking Center, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Consolidating operations into a shared services model has been popular in many industries for many years. Healthcare providers are becoming more interested in shared services and many have already incorporated aspects of their operations into a shared services model. […]

Natural Language Processing – Today and Tomorrow

August 9, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Melissa Rubel, RHIA, Product Manager, OptumInsight, describes how NLP is helping hospitals overcome the challenges they face today – fragmented healthcare, labor shortages and diversity in clinical documentation – while preparing them for tomorrow’s challenges, including ICD-10. Learn Melissa’s experience with a leading academic medical center to adapt computer-assisted coding (CAC) and the NLP engine […]

Getting it Right on Privacy and Security

August 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jared Rhoads, Senior Researcher, and Owen Pate, Healthcare Risk and Compliance Executive, CSC’s Global Institute for Emerging Practices. Achieving excellence in privacy and security is essential to care delivery, yet for many hospital executives this can seem like a continuously moving target. New technologies, an increasing reliance upon data, and changing regulations make now the […]

ONC Online Guide: Unintended Consequences of EHRs

August 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael I. Harrison, PhD, Sr. Social Scientist, Organizations & Systems Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Spencer S. Jones, PhD, Associate Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation. The AHRQ “Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records”, available at , is an online resource providing practical, troubleshooting […]

Meaningful Use Reporting: Maximizing Utility, Efficiency, and Engagement

August 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sean Gaskie, MD, Physician Director, Sutter Health, and Laura Kreofsky, Impact Advisors and Program Director for Sutter Health’s Meaningful Use Program. Dr. Gaskie and Laura describe the approach taken to ensuring maximum value and utility in the organization’s Meaningful Use reporting toolset – including the reports from Epic and those internally developed. With a focus […]

Business Intelligence: A Wave is Coming

August 23, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, Business Intelligence, KLAS. More than half of the providers KLAS recently spoke with said that they plan to replace or purchase a business intelligence (BI) solution. A wide variety of vendors offer tools to collect, aggregate, and report data -leaving many providers wondering which vendor tools provide predictive analytics, […]

Innovative Approaches to Sepsis at The University of Kansas Hospital

September 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steven Simpson, MD, and Amanda Gartner, RN, The University of Kansas Hospital, and Bryan Eckert, Healthcare Group, CSC. The University of Kansas Hospital (KUMED) has made great strides in improving outcomes for sepsis patients using an “early warning system” supported by seasoned critical care nurses acting as a special team of clinical surveillance and triage […]

Impacts from the Election

September 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul Keckley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Dr. Keckley examines the Affordable Care Act’s implementation status, what to expect regarding the 2012 elections, why the lame duck session is not so lame, and what to watch for in 2013.

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 46: Revenue Cycle Transformation

September 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tim Reiner, VP Revenue Management, Adventist Health System. Second only to Meaningful Use, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is essential. About 60% of Registration and Patient Accounting applications were purchased prior to 1999, and HIMSS estimates 40% will replace RCM solutions in next 4-5 years. Your current EMR supplier will have a high impact on the […]

Bundled Payment Strategy Development: Incorporating Physician Variation Insights

September 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Jackson, Senior Consulting Manager, Analytic Consulting and Research Services, Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters. Building on the momentum created by PPACA legislation and commercial market payment innovation, new tactics for bundled payment are beginning to gain traction. David describes approaches used to support health systems in developing a bundled […]

Leadership Lessons of Kilimanjaro

September 20, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ed Marx, SVP and CIO, and Elizabeth Ransom, MD, Chief Clinical Leader – North Zone, Texas Health Resources. After scaling smaller mountains, a team of officers and doctors at Texas Health Resources fixed their eyes on summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. The planning progressed, and this seed of an idea grew into a mission that would encompass […]

New Clinician Orientation: How to Move EMR Training out of the Classroom

September 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Karen Broz, EMR Training Team Coordinator, and Elaine Hinton, EMT Staff Development Coordinator, University of Missouri Health. Karen and Elaine discuss how they have changed traditional nurse and resident physician onboarding models to accommodate the realities of today’s EMR-enabled world. Learn how they reduced the total amount of time to get the clinician to the […]

Advancing PMO Value in Healthcare

September 25, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John A. Kocon, PMP, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives. CHI’s journey to improve project performance began four years ago with the implementation of an IT-focused Project Management Office. Based on the value received from IT PMO services, business demand grew, which resulted in expanding services to support strategic priorities across the […]

Code Explosion: Leveraging Computer-Assisted Coding

September 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lorri Luciano, RHIA, Manager, HIM Product Hospital Specialist, OptumInsight. Lorri provides a detailed discussion of ICD-10 and coding; how this impacts hospitals and what you should be thinking about. She shares her experience in helping hospitals implement computerized-assisted coding (CAC), the benefits these hospitals have seen, as well as information from other hospitals adopting CAC […]

Postdigital Healthcare: Mobile Apps for Care and Collaboration with Patients

October 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rajeev Ronanki, Director, and Quinn Solomon, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting. Mobile Applications have been rising as a technology allowing patients to better understand and manage their health, as well as being effective tools for care professionals to handle their day-to-day work. Yet, mobility can also be an effective enabler of new strategies as part of […]

Analytics Tools for ACO

October 4, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shawn Griffin, MD, Chief Quality and Informatics Officer for MHMD – Memorial Hermann Physician Network. Dr. Griffin reviews the multiple new analytics tools being utilized by Memorial Hermann’s Medicare Shared Savings ACO to track performance metrics, manage population health, and support ambulatory care management. He also discusses both claims-based analytics and EMR based “middleware” for […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 47: Patient Portal

October 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Voran, MD, Medical Director, Heartland Health. Heartland Health quietly turned on Cerner’s patient portal in 2007 and after several years of piloting it in one clinic, has now expanded it throughout it’s entire network. The primary benefit has been to provide patients with secure communication directly with their providers. Patients also have access to […]

Trinity Health: MU Progress Toward Stage 2

October 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carla Robelli, Vice President, PMO, and Tauana McDonald, Vice President, Integration Services, Trinity Health. In 2011, Trinity Health attested for over 25 hospitals as early adopters of Meaningful Use Stage 1 and subsequently plan on early attestation regarding Stage 2. Trinity has established ongoing governance and developed a comprehensive plan to prepare for the new […]

Successful Practices, Challenges, and Solutions in Project Prioritization in Large Health Systems

October 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Carla Robelli, VP, PMO, Trinity Health, Nanda Lahoud, Administrative Director, Value Realization-Innovative Technology Solutions, Texas Health Resources, Emily Handwerk, System Executive, Information Systems, and Mike Rodriguez, Manager, Professional Services, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, panelists. This panel features representatives from large healthcare systems who […]

Clinically Focused Packaged Analytics – Panel Discussion

November 1, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, Business Intelligence, KLAS, moderator, Lee Pierce, Director of Business Intelligence, Intermountain Healthcare, Mike Kramer, MD, CMIO, James Schweigert, MD, Associate Medical Director Quality and Medical Director Emergency Medicine, Kristen Farmer, Manager Quality & Professional Practice, Spectrum Health, Wendy Wright, VP Clinical Integration, MissionPoint, Shawn P. Griffin, MD, Chief Quality […]

AHS Journey to Meaningful Use

November 8, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bruce A. Wacker MT(ASCP), Director of Customer and Regulatory Services, Adventist Health System. Bruce discusses the timeline of AHS’s Meaningful Use activities and outcomes, governance structure, implementation strategy and tools, status management, and lessons learned on their way to reaching meaningful use.

Health Insurance Exchanges and Implications for Providers

November 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Sally Fingar, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Sally focuses on the background of exchanges, the current state of the state for exchanges in the marketplace and at the federal level, and discusses the specific impact to providers.

ACO 2012: The Train Has Left the Station

November 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS, Orem, Utah, and Andrew Croshaw, Partner and Managing Director, Leavitt Partners. Recently KLAS and Leavitt Partners embarked on a joint research project to provide greater insight into the evolution of accountable care organizations – including partnerships, practices, and payment arrangements. Colin and Andrew highlight what solutions are being applied, […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 48: Hardwiring Quality Measures

November 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ted Daniel, MD, CMIO, and Alexa Hodgins, Director Quality Improvement, St. John Providence Health System, Ascension Health, and Linda Mazur, Manager, Nancy Earp, Team Lead and Brian Conway Senior Systems Analyst, from SJPHS IT Clinical Information Systems. The team has worked collaboratively with SJPHS Providers, Quality, and Clinical Transformation to develop Cerner rules and alerts […]

Sustainable Community HIE: A Birds-eye Perspective and Vision

November 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Michigan Health Connect. With the Stage 2 Meaningful Use and evolving risk-based funding models continuing the push for widespread data exchange beyond current EMR system and enterprise boundaries, why is the reality of sustainable community HIE still so elusive? Michigan Health Connect shares its story and current status, as well as […]

SI Readmissions Collaborative Kickoff

November 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute, and former VP, Global Institute for Emerging Practices, CSC, leads a discussion about the purpose of the Collaborative, the starting point and the plans for future work. All SI members are welcome, but to be an active collaborator you need to be currently involved in interventions to reduce […]

Innovating with Telehealth: An Example for Emergent Care

December 4, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Deborah Hunt, RN, Specialist Leader, and Saurabh Vyas, MD, Consultant, Deloitte Consulting. Resource constraints, regulatory climate and rapid innovations in technology are driving the evolution of telehealth from being a tool for remote healthcare delivery to being a complement to traditional care models helping organizations achieve operational efficiencies while increasing patient satisfaction. Emergent care can […]

Leveraging Business Intelligence to Achieve Strategic Objectives

December 5, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Andrew W. Proctor, MS, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Medical Operations Division, and Brian Harte, MD, Medical Director, Business Intelligence and President, Southpointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic. In 2006, The Cleveland Clinic implemented its Enterprise Business Intelligence program. Initial success from the early dashboards provided the platform for using BI to introduce an Executive dashboard, Quarterly […]

Care Coordination Capability for Accountable Care

December 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jane Metzger, Research Principal in Emerging Practices, CSC. Care coordination is clearly a core competency for accountable care. This talk reviews the likely processes based on the evidence so far from demonstration projects, collaboratives, and safety net institutions, as well as models for collaboration between primary care teams and external care management programs in three […]

Timelines/Nuances of Reporting and Penalties

December 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Laura Kreofsky, PMP, CPHIMS, Principal, and Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. Jason and Laura review key MU Stage 2 timing elements, including the special 2014 EHR reporting periods and the time periods on which penalties are based on verses assessed in. EHR Certification requirements are also covered, including how to satisfy “possessing Certified EHR […]

SI-Cerner Users Collaborative No. 49: Physician Productivity

December 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Adem Arslani, MS, RN, Director Information Systems & Clinical Informatics, Advocate, discusses EMR adoption strategies employed at a large academic medical center and physician productivity results achieved after a two-year combined rollout of Speech and Physician documentation. Adem has recently transitioned to a Community Hospital, which is part of the same health system, and discusses […]

KLAS Reveals the Top-Performing HIT Vendors of 2012

December 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mike Smith, Senior Vice President of Services Research, and Coray Tate, Senior Vice President of Software Research, KLAS, Orem, Utah. As accountable care organizations, HIE, and meaningful use requirements continue to drive the future of healthcare technology, Mike and Coray examine the top-performing vendors of 2012 to help providers understand which HIT companies are rated […]

2012 by Topic

Advancing PMO Value in Healthcare

September 25, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John A. Kocon, PMP, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives. CHI’s journey to improve project performance began four years ago with the implementation o...

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Successful Practices, Challenges, and Solutions in Project Prioritization in Large Health Systems

October 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Carla Robelli, VP, PMO, Trinity Health, Nanda Lahoud, Administrative Director, Value Realizat...

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SI Readmissions Collaborative Kickoff

November 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute, and former VP, Global Institute for Emerging Practices, CSC, leads a discussion about the purpose of the Collaborative, the starting point and ...

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