2013 Teleconferences

The Impact of the 2012 Election: What to Anticipate in 2013

January 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Paul Keckley, PhD, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Dr. Keckley provides his insight into what’s on the post-election horizon, as well as implications of the fiscal cliff to providers and healthcare organizations.

Privacy and Security Outlook for 2013

January 15, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mac McMillan, co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., and current Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force. Mac provides an overview and analysis of the key issues that could impact the healthcare industry in 2013. Doing a chronological analysis of events from security breaches to new rules to enforcement actions to lessons […]

Where Ethics, Economics and Effectiveness Intertwine: A New Look at Person-Centered Care

January 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Michael Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors, LLC, and adjunct faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Terms like person-centered care, patient-centered care and medical consumerism are often used interchangeably. But the way individuals interact with the healthcare system is very different when they’re a patient, a consumer or a clinical partner. For […]

Wireless Connectivity Between Smart Pumps and Millennium

January 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bobbie Carroll, and Sarah Giga, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota implemented a comprehensive bar code medication administration (BCMA) for all medications. Using BCMA for “pills, shots, drops, and IV medications” to validate 5-rights is not new. The innovation Bobbie and Sarah discuss is going to the next level […]

Using Technology to Reinforce Cybersecurity at Intermountain Healthcare

January 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jared Rhoads, Senior Research Specialist, CSC, and Karl West, Chief Information Security Officer, Intermountain Healthcare. Vulnerabilities with mobile devices, portable media, and medical devices give cybercriminals the opportunity to commit financial theft, identity theft or cause malicious damage to equipment. To protect patient information and ensure safety, organizations need to take decisive action. Jared and […]

The National Quality Forum eMeasures Collaborative

January 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rosemary Kennedy, VP, Juliet Rubini, Senior Project Manager, and Beth Franklin, RN, MS, Senior Director, Health Information Technology, National Quality Forum. Rosemary, Juliet and Beth discuss the eMeasure Collaborative project, a public initiative bringing together stakeholders to advance knowledge and promote best practices surrounding development and implementation of electronic quality performance measures. The Quality Data […]

The Future of Data Exchange: HIE and Direct

January 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Stanley, MBA, Principal, Impact Advisors. Meaningful Use and Accountable Care programs call for increased capacities for secure exchange of clinical and operational information between different settings and providers of services to drive increased efficiency and improved outcomes. Many HIE solutions have been developed to address this exchange, but the Direct Project has quickly emerged […]

Project Prioritization Methods

February 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Joel Verinder, PMP, Director, Portfolio Management Office, Texas Health Resources, Johnathan Nielsen, Senior Director, Programs & Projects Management Office, Dignity Health, and Ramon Martinez, Director, Project Management Office, BayCare Health System. This interactive discussion focuses on sharing existing practices to prioritize complex project […]

The Challenge of Clinical Data Integration

February 5, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Michael Kamerick, Specialist Leader, and Aaron Abend, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Success in the accountable care world requires analytics that are fundamentally different than those used to succeed in the fee-for-service world. Integrating data to provide these analytical views requires the combination of data through a technical framework and institutional governance. Michael and Aaron describe […]

The Role of Information in Managing Healthcare Delivery

February 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dan Carmel, Head of Enterprise Content Management Strategy and Solutions at Autonomy, an HP company. Dan describes and provides case studies of how organizations can augment electronic health records with a searchable, patient-centric view of all unstructured information, and automate content centric processes such as admissions, case management, remediation of insurance claims, clinical trials, satisfaction […]

Developing and Implementing a Cloud-based SIRS Alert

February 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chris DeFlitch, MD, CMIO, Vice-Chair, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Co-Founder, CIHDS (Penn State Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems), and Matthew Loser, Lead Analyst, Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Penn State Hershey Medical Center worked with Cerner to help develop and test their “cloud” solution to send alerts to staff warning of patients with potential […]

Business Intelligence: Influencing Change?

February 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, Business Intelligence, KLAS. With each passing day business intelligence (BI) becomes more important in healthcare. Join Joe for a discussion about BI to learn about vendor performance, recent BI projects, and the influence of BI in healthcare.

Patient Registries and Analytics – Ministry Saint Josephs Hospital

February 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Andrew Weier, Director of Quality Analysis and Decision Support, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Tracking patients across the continuum of care is complex, and is more difficult when the care crosses organizations. Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital has worked with Marshfield Clinic to assure high quality of transparent care for decades. Andrew reviews internally developed registries to […]

The IOM Report: Best Care at Lower Cost

February 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jim Conway, Principal, Pascal Metrics and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health, and David Classen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and CMIO, Pascal Metrics. In September 2012, the IOM Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America released the product of its deliberations with the report “Best […]

Clinical Intelligence – How Do We Get There From Here

February 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Richard Gibson, MD, Chief Healthcare Intelligence Officer, Providence Health & Services, and Dale Sanders, Senior VP, Healthcare Quality Catalyst, provide an overview of the two organizations’ partnership to deliver the data warehousing technology, data visualization, and framework for data exploitation to support the Providence mission of improving quality, increasing access, and reducing the cost of […]

Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College

March 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Executive Director Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College. Healthcare informatics is an important component of federal healthcare policy. The new Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Healthcare Informatics Policy aims to improve health and healthcare through the research, education, innovation and use of informatics and technology. Learn […]

How Social and Mobile Technologies are Transforming Healthcare

March 13, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology, and Quinn Solomon, Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP. The convergence of technology growth with the rollout of ACA has caused a healthcare digital revolution. Mobile and social technology are being utilized to increase healthcare convenience, promote overall health, and reduce costs. From […]

BI Analytics: Creating the Enterprise Competency Center

March 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jason Joseph, Director, Informatics and Analytics, Spectrum Health, and Tina Esposito, Vice President, Center for Health Information Services, Advocate Health Care. One of the more important yet challenging aspects of establishing a strong Business Intelligence program is aligning people and priorities across functions (analytics and informatics) around a common organizational vision. Viewpoints are provided from […]

Can the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement Advance Your Quality Improvement Efforts?

March 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI, TMIT Consulting, LLC. More than 200 participants (including many SI members) are engaged in the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement, which is focused on helping many inter-dependent stakeholders accelerate the successful use of clinical decision support (CDS) to improve care delivery and outcomes. The Collaborative is supporting the ONC […]

Trends in Clinical Quality Measurement

March 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Texas Health Resources, and Maggie Lohnes, HIMSS. As progress toward healthcare reform continues, clinical quality measurement will grow in importance. This teleconference reviews the key roles of measure stewards, the National Quality Forum, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, along with other key stakeholders. Important trends in […]

Capturing and Reporting Pricing and Outcomes Data

March 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Melinda Ashton, MD, FAAP, Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality Services, Hawai’i Pacific Health. High levels of quality improvement coupled with significant savings as Hawai’i Pacific Health, a Stage 6 facility on the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM scale, changed the way it provided care and started tracking gains, both clinical and financial. They have demonstrated an […]

Evolving View of MU: Lessons from the Field

April 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Eric Finocchiaro, Director Deloitte Consulting and Ryan Haggerty, Senior Manager Deloitte & Touche LLC. Eric and Ryan provide an overall perspective on providers’ journey towards Meaningful Use Stage 2. Based on their experiences and observations from various client engagements, they highlight the evolving view of Meaningful Use over the past 4+ years since the HITECH […]

Moving from Clinical Documentation to Clinical Insight

April 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan Stein, MD, PhD, VP, Healthcare Technology at Autonomy, an HP company, describes the role of unstructured information in healthcare, and how new technologies enable meaningful analysis of clinical narratives and unstructured data. Through a variety of use-cases, Dr. Stein illustrates how clinical taxonomies such as SNOMED CT can be used for semantic search on […]

Using Analytics to Improve Physician Engagement

April 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kristen M. Farmer, MA, BSN, RN, Manager, Professional Practice, and James Schweigert, MD, Associate Medical Director Quality and Medical Director Emergency Medicine, Spectrum Health. More and more physicians need to be highly engaged in quality improvement, and practical solutions must be adopted to leverage change from a service line and individual level to affect outcomes […]

Role and Impact of CDS at Memorial Hermann

April 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Thomas Nguyen, MS, Clinical Information Analyst – Clinical Decision Support, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. This presentation provides a detailed overview of what Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is, and the role and impact that CDS has within the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Making sense of ICD-10; Now and in the Future

April 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lois Krotz, Strategic Operations Director, Erik Westerlind, Senior Research Director, and Graham Triggs, Senior Research Director, KLAS, Orem, Utah. Join Lois, Erik and Graham in a discussion of recent KLAS research related to the current state of ICD-10, provider concerns and strategies, available tools as well as which consulting firms providers have engaged for additional […]

PMO Organizational Structure and Scope Within Large Health Systems

April 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Melissa Dill, Vice President, Shared System Services, Ascension Health, and Johnathan Nielsen, Senior Director, Programs & Projects Management Office, Dignity Health. John, Melissa and Johnathan share their approaches, considerations and lessons learned in structuring their Project Management Offices. This includes highlighting various PMO […]

Healthcare Provider Mobility Strategy: Key Considerations

May 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ken Jarvis, Manager, Healthcare Industry, and Bruce Michelson, Distinguished Technologist and CTO, U.S. Corporate Accounts, Hewlett Packard. Ken and Bruce reviews important trends driving healthcare provider mobility strategy and plans. The presentation covers key considerations related to governance, security, manageability, and clinician productivity. They also share lessons learned and critical success factors, such as user […]

St. Vincent Health: Readmissions Reduction Results

May 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan D. Snell, MD, MMM, CMIO, St. Vincent Health Indiana, and Julia Smalley, MBA, RN, Innovation Accelerator Group, Ascension Health Alliance, St Louis. CMS and other payors are applying pressure on healthcare providers to reduce the number of 30-day readmissions for certain diagnoses. Learn how St. Vincent Health and its parent organization, Ascension, teamed together […]

ICD-10 Implementation Challenges and Solutions

May 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tom Foley, Principal, Chris Armstrong, Principal, and Vickie Monteith, RN, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Most healthcare organizations have started their ICD-10 implementation and remediation efforts ahead of the October 1, 2014, deadline, and some providers have already achieved significant progress in critical areas. This teleconference provides healthcare executives and leaders the opportunity to hear directly […]

EMR Usability: Beyond Counting Clicks

May 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, and Coray Tate, Vice President of Clinical Research, KLAS, Orem, Utah. Despite the fact that 3,500 hospitals have met meaningful use (MU) Stage 1, providers often say EMRs lack clinical usability. KLAS interviewed 128 providers (specifically targeting medical leadership) about their success in reaching a high level of usability with […]

Learning from Early Healthcare Cloud Adopters

May 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Charles Wardrip, VP Information Systems, Kindred Healthcare, Steve Yeager, VP Information Technology, Healthways, Brian Cardinell, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry Strategist, and Hemant Pathak, Assistant General Council U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft. In today’s budget-conscious climate, streamlining IT operations gives you more time to focus on improving the delivery of services to your clinicians. With […]

Care Value System at Catholic Health Initiatives

May 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barbara Caspers, MS, RN, VP, National Nursing Services, Catholic Health Initiatives. The national agenda for health reform seeks to control healthcare costs and quality, and to purchase healthcare based on value. To succeed, it will be necessary to move from traditional resource management to a value-based resource management model. Technology-enabled business processes are the vehicle […]

Improving Healthcare Efficiency and Agility

May 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Craig Villacorta, Director of Information Systems, KishHealth System, and Peter Brey, Worldwide Storage Business Development Manager, Hewlett Packard. Increasingly, healthcare providers are faced with significant challenges acquiring, storing, managing and archiving patient records and imaging data. Ensuring Personal Health Information is secure and protected, while improving medical staff efficiency are paramount among these challenges. Hospital […]

HIE Integration:  Lessons Learned in the Field

June 4, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jack McGuire, Director, and Harold Robinson, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  Jack and Harold discuss the original vision of HIE integration, current outcomes, and where the industry has struggled to achieve adoption.  With all of the competing health information technology priorities associated with Health Reform, and the inability of the initial top-down approach to gain traction, […]

Utilizing the EMR to Enhance Care and Reduce Cost

June 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Heidi Rozmiarek, Manager of Business Applications, Meriter Hospital, and Joseph Paranteau, Principal Platform Specialist, Microsoft Corporation. Meriter Health Systems provides healthcare services to the people of Madison, WI, through a 448-bed hospital and a growing network of community clinics and has been recognized as one of Health Networks “Most Wired” Healthcare organizations. This teleconference explores […]

PowerChart- Fast, Easy, Smart Physician Workflows

June 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian Lancaster, VP, and Doug Dickey, MD, Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer of Cerner’s Physician Strategy Organization, discuss where Cerner is headed with physician solutions.  As requested by the Cerner User Collaborative at the SI Spring Conference, Brian and Dr. Dickey provide an update on Cerner’s newest physician solution, PowerChart Touch, as well as […]

IT for ACOs: The Texas Health Resources Story

June 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barbara Adams, MSHI, MBA, VP of ITS, Texas Health Resources. Barbara describes lessons learned on Texas Health’s journey in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organizational model, which was designed by CMS to encourage the development of ACOs. Texas Health is gaining significant experience in learning how to survive and thrive in this brave new world. One […]

Data Integration in an Era of Reform; Ten Observations from the Field

June 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Grant Hoffman, Vice President Integration, Truven Health Analytics.  The complexities of healthcare reform are requiring hospitals and health systems to integrate care as never before. This requires not only the integration of clinical and administrative data enterprise wide, but a comprehensive understanding of analytics in managing population health. Grant shares the lessons learned from the […]

Telehealth: Healthcare Delivery of the Future

June 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erik Bermudez, Research Director, and Graham Triggs, Senior Research Manager, KLAS, Orem, Utah. Telehealth and telemedicine have become popular terms in today’s healthcare. But, what do they mean? How are they applied and how are their outcomes measured? How can they solve today’s challenges? KLAS recently interviewed 126 hospitals and health systems across the US […]

Role of Clinical Intelligence in the Transition from Volume to Value Based Care

July 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Williams, MD, Director, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting, and Mark Golberg, Specialist Leader, Recombinant by Deloitte. The business model paradigm change initiated by the ACA has spawned a wave of convergence for providers and payers.  While providers work to prepare for value based care, they cannot neglect their existing fee for service business operations. […]

Effectively and Consistently Applying the Discipline – Portfolio, Program and Project Management

July 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), and Kathy Mulvey, Director, PMO, Ascension Health. John and Kathy discuss insight and strategies for driving a consistent methodology when PMO maturity levels and reporting relationships vary across an organization, and tailoring approaches to foster an openness to change and the building of […]

MU Attestation and Audit Experience at Adventist Health System

July 15, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bruce A. Wacker MT(ASCP), Director of Customer and Regulatory Services, Adventist Health System, and Mike Hourigan, Regulatory Compliance Practice, Cerner. Adventist Health System’s experiences with Hospital and EP Meaningful Use audits will be reviewed including audit notification process, documentation provided and timelines for the audit process. Bruce and Mike also discuss the Meaningful Use attestation […]

TeleServices: Expanding the Role of TeleHealth

July 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jared Rhoads, Senior Research Specialist, CSC, and Clive Flashman, Global Healthcare Specialist, CSC. Historically, providing healthcare at a distance simply meant replicating traditional interactions with the help of teleconferencing. TeleServices is a new, broader movement that includes not just traditional TeleMedicine but TeleHealth, TeleCare, and TeleCoaching; technology-enabled approaches capable of monitoring, coaching, and helping patients […]

The Importance of Operational Benchmarking: Hospital Sisters Health System

July 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jean M. Jensen, RN, MS, MHSA, FACHE, VP Redesign/Operational Excellence, Hospital Sisters Health System, Melissa Wade, Business Manager Nursing Services, St. John’s Hospital, and Phil Gaughan, Senior Director, Operational Improvement, Truven Health Analytics. Current industry trends on productivity, utilization, and cost are explained and discussed. Learn how to integrate external benchmarks into a daily, bi-weekly, […]

Medical Equipment and Infrastructure: 2013 Best in KLAS Awards

July 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kirk Ising, Strategic Operations Director, Monique Rasband, Research Director, and Brady Heiner, Research Director, KLAS, Orem, UT. Join Kirk, Monique and Brady as they reveal the top-performing vendors of 2013 and look at the strengths and weaknesses of the winners.  Also discussed are the implications of meaningful use, regulations, and innovations on the future of […]

Mergers and Acquisitions:  IS Planning and Execution

July 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sue Lopardo, Director of Alignment and Customer Service, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, and Pete Smith, CEO and Co-founder, Impact Advisors, provide an overview of the financial, competitive and other market drivers fueling Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in healthcare, and discuss the strategic and tactical IT issues and requirements to be considered at each phase of […]

EMR 2.0: Current Trends in Analytics and Interoperability and How they Impact IT Planning

August 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology, Todd Blake, Technology Director, and Kelly Patrick, Specialist Leader.  As the healthcare industry evolves from volume to value, underlying IT systems must evolve as well.  In addition, the future of electronic health records is likely to depend on demands initiated by the government, life […]

Patient Care Team Communication and Collaboration

August 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Ripchinski, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Lancaster General Health, and Hemang Patel, Healthcare Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation. To address the challenges of slow, asynchronous communication in healthcare today, Lancaster General Health developed creative solutions in the hospital inpatient setting. The future of Medical Staff communications is aimed at reducing length of stay, improving […]

Ambulatory EMR Usability

August 15, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Wagner, Research Director and Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS, Orem, UT. EMRs are often hailed as key to improvements in productivity and clinical decisions, but critics say they are poorly designed and diminish physicians’ efficiency and effectiveness. Mark and Colin discuss the results of a survey targeting physician leadership at practices with more […]

EDW in the Cloud and ACO Analytics

August 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Boyce, MD, CIO and CMIO, and Andy Bramlage, EDW Architect, Heartland Health. This session explores data and analytics needed to manage in the value-based model of commercial and MSSP ACOs, using Cerner’s new cloud Enterprise Data Warehouse. Heartland Health has internal, commercial and Medicare “at risk” contracting which require deep development of workflows that […]

A Roadmap for Population Health:  Best Practices for Achieving Operational Alignment

August 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Larry Yuhasz, National Practice Leader, Truven Health Analytics, shares insights gleaned from 3,000 hospital clients about managing the transition from fee-for-service to risk-based reimbursement models and population health approaches. Hospital systems live in a hybrid world where FFS demands attention to volume and efficiency, while at-risk models push for value and effectiveness.  The approaches identified […]

Coordinated Care: More Effective, More Efficient

August 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jordan Battani, Managing Director, Mark Kaufman, MD, MBA, Clinical Leader, and Femi Ladega, CTO, CSC.  Healthcare organizations around the world face formidable challenges as they look to improve the results, quality and safety of care for patients, while at the same time reduce healthcare inflation.  Research and practical experience show that fragmented processes of care […]

Data Analytics Venture at Texas Health Resources

August 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Natalie Dion, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Texas Health Resources, and Sean Cassidy, VP, Premier, Inc. Healthcare is rapidly moving to become more connected and accountable, but its technology isn’t keeping pace. Legacy technology systems can’t integrate clinical, financial and operational data across individual hospitals, let alone across […]

Journey to Accountable Care: Seton Health Alliance Story

August 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jeff Cook, CEO, and Greg Sheff, MD, President and CMO, Seton Health Alliance. Leaders from Seton Health Alliance, a Medicare Pioneer ACO, which includes at its core a regional hospital system and an independent multi-specialty physician group, discuss lessons learned on the journey to accountable care. Focus will be given to governance, operational, IT and […]

Evolving Regulatory Timelines and Updates

September 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology, Sophie Stern, MPH, Health Policy Specialist from the Deloitte Center of Health Solutions, and Eric Finocchiaro, Director, Deloitte Consulting.  Learn more about what lies ahead for healthcare providers as Dr. Greenspun, Sophie and Eric discuss the evolving regulatory landscape and other updates and their […]

Managing Transitions of Care to Prevent Readmissions

September 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rodolfo Alvarez del Castillo, MD, Director of LTPAC Operations/Physician Advisor, Normal Regional Health System, discusses how their ONC Challenge Grant has resulted in a 40% reduction in readmissions using Cerner solutions of Care Tracker, Direct and HIE across the community for Norman Regional Health System.

Meeting the Near-term Data and Analytics Challenge for Coordinated Care

September 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Research Principal in Emerging Practices, CSC. Critical to success with coordinated care is a constantly updated set of patient information available both to clinicians in real time, but also as structured data so that analytics can assist with clinical decision support, patient tracking, and population management on a broad scale. Thanks in large […]

Developing a Culture of Health for Health System Employers

September 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jody Amodeo, RN, VP Practice Leadership, Truven Health Analytics, discusses the findings from the recent Truven Health study on the health of hospital workers, and offers best practices for implementing a culture of health in a hospital environment.

CHI, Spectrum, U. of Kentucky Describe Strategic Priorities for the PMO

September 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Brian Krajewski, Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, Spectrum Health, and Michelle Cassin, IT Executive Director – PMO, UK HealthCare.  John reviews top priorities for PMO Leaders across all industries, and compares the similarities and differences to PMO priorities among healthcare leaders. Each organization […]

Creating a Comprehensive Patient EHR with Device Integration

October 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tim Smith, Principal, Kelly Patrick, Specialist Leader, Nick Wong, Senior Manager, Health Information Technology Solutions (HITS) and James Moore Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  This session provides an overview of the importance of medical device integration to providing a complete view of the patient in an EHR. They review some of the established and emerging […]

The Evolution of Payment Risk and Analytics

October 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bob Kelley, SVP, Center for Healthcare Analytics, and Larry Yuhasz, National Practice Leader, Truven Health Analytics.  As hospital systems pilot and implement at-risk contracts, a whole new analytical agenda needs to be developed.  Outcomes (both clinical and financial) need to measured and evaluated in a new light.  This session focuses on the creation of this […]

Bringing Healthcare to the Patient: Technologies to Enhance Patient Engagement

October 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jared Rhoads, Senior Research Specialist, and Clive Flashman, Global Healthcare Specialist, CSC. New technologies, services, and design concepts are enabling patients to become more engaged in their health and care. Social media, mobile devices, and monitoring devices have broken down geographic barriers and brought people together. Meanwhile gamification, glanceability, and location awareness make technologies more […]

Clinical Integration for Connected Health at CHRISTUS Health

October 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Hank Fanberg, Director, Technology Advocacy, and Luke Webster, MD, CMIO, CHRISTUS Health. As a large integrated delivery system with operations in seven states and three countries, CHRISTUS Health is on the cutting edge of leveraging technology for clinical integration. Clinical integration can start from the clinician’s point of view, or the patient/customer’s. Learn how CHRISTUS […]

Keys to Analytics Success

October 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan Krumholz, MD, FAAP, DFACMQ, VP and Director of Quality Outcomes, Mayo Clinic Health System.  Dr. Krumholz, describes Mayo’s analytics program as one which focuses on actionable opportunities.  The platform works in conjunction with Cerner’s EMR and aggregates clinical data against various quality metrics. Mayo also compares its performance against other large medical groups in […]

Data Driven Approach to Physician Performance Improvement

October 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Kim, Director of Strategic and Decision Support at Franciscan Alliance, Inc., and Brian Waterman, Sr. Product Manager, and Bob Sutter, Sr. Consultant, Truven Health Analytics. Discover how Franciscan Alliance Inc. is using analysis of risk-adjusted outcomes using statistical studies to identify variations in physician performance. The session highlights the application of this analytical approach […]

Banner Health Case Study

October 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Parris, Clinical Performance TRIaD Process Director, Jean Donie, Clinical Performance TRIaD Clinical Director, Banner Health, and Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute.  Michael and Jeannie describe how the design of Banner Medical Group Patient Centered-Medical Homes leverages the work within Banner acute care facilities to reduce hospital readmissions.  They share overall approach to […]

Emerging Revenue Cycle Information System Industry Trends

November 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Toni Tribble, Director, Greg Walklet, Manager, Jolin Carlson, Senior Consultant, Gil Messer, Senior Consultant, and Matt Curren, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP. This presentation provides an overview of current business and regulatory trends in the market and how those are driving revenue cycle transformation and system solution decisions and trends for healthcare provider organizations. Toni […]

Engaging Physicians in Implementation and Optimization

November 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tony Reed, MD, AtlantiCare Health System. Dr. Reed explores successes in physician engagement and pitfalls to avoid. The voice of a strong, engaged physician leader makes the difference in successful projects by aiding in the development of the tool, increasing physicians’ understanding of the technology behind the “magic,” and garnering full physician buy-in to the […]

TeleServices for Better Health: The Decade of the Non-Physician

November 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jared Rhoads, Senior Research Specialist, and John Ainge, MD, Clinical Director and Strategist, CSC. As care becomes more distributed and technology-enabled services such as TeleHealth, TeleCare, TeleCoaching, and TeleMedicine assume a larger role in care delivery, the healthcare workforce will adapt accordingly. In particular, TeleServices will elevate the role of non-physician healthcare workers, requiring these […]

Henry Ford Health System Case Study

November 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Henricks, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Geoff Patterson, Vice President, IT Business and Service Integration, the Henry Ford Health System, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator). This teleconference discusses the evolution of Henry Ford Helath System’s Project Management Office, a current work in progress. Topics […]

Transforming Cost by Managing Clinical Variation

December 3, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Katherina Holzhauser, Assistant Vice President, IS Commercialization, Intermountain Healthcare, and Asif Dhar, MD, Managing Director, Deloitte Health Informatics & CMIO, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  Asif provides case studies and examples to illustrate how organizations can drive clinical quality and improvement while also managing and understanding total cost.  Providing insight from his previous experience with organizational transformation, […]

Reduce Readmissions: Applying Advanced Predictive Modeling Software at 2 Texas Hospitals

December 5, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, and Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Texas Health Resources. With the increasing adoption of electronic health records, it is now possible to leverage vast clinical, social, and demographic data in ways that could transform healthcare delivery. This presentation showcases the collaboration […]

Integrated Clinical Decision Support and Patient Education for Meaningful Use and Beyond

December 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Arti N. Bhavsar, Pharm.D., Clinical Solutions Executive, Truven Health Analytics.  Reform is here; are you prepared to meet new clinical decision support and patient education requirements head on? Learn how to take a strategic approach today to achieve national quality initiatives for tomorrow. How to design your EHR to provide evidence-based clinical decision support for […]

Improving Decision Making and Outcomes with an Enterprise Data Strategy

December 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Heidi Rozmiarek, Manager of Business Applications, Meriter Hospital, and Susan Wiemeyer, Managing Director, US Healthcare, Microsoft. Having access to the right data at all levels of a health system is critical to improving the quality and timeliness of decision making which will lead to improved clinical and operational outcomes.  Heidi shares the successful strategy they […]

Resonance and Direct

December 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Geoff Nicholson, MD, Wellspan, and Bob Robke, VP, Cerner, discuss real world experience in implementing Cerner Exchange service (Cerner Resonance).  They explain the features of the interoperability solution, the process of implementation, and the expectation around expansion of connectivity to other systems.

Turnkey Solutions for Managing Population Health

December 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark Wagner, Research Director, and Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS, Orem, UT. Accountable care and risk-based payment models reward providers for lowering costs by proactively coordinating care and influencing patient behavior. To help organizations that don’t have the resources or expertise needed to support comprehensive population health programs on their own, a number of […]

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Can the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement Advance Your Quality Improvement Efforts?

March 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI, TMIT Consulting, LLC. More than 200 participants (including many SI members) are engaged in the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement, which is focused on ...

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Role and Impact of CDS at Memorial Hermann

April 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Thomas Nguyen, MS, Clinical Information Analyst – Clinical Decision Support, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. This presentation provides a detailed overview of what Clinical Decision Support ...

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Integrated Clinical Decision Support and Patient Education for Meaningful Use and Beyond

December 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Arti N. Bhavsar, Pharm.D., Clinical Solutions Executive, Truven Health Analytics.  Reform is here; are you prepared to meet new clinical decision support and patient education requirements head on? L...

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Project Prioritization Methods

February 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Joel Verinder, PMP, Director, Portfolio Management Office, Texas Health Resources, Johnathan ...

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PMO Organizational Structure and Scope Within Large Health Systems

April 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), Melissa Dill, Vice President, Shared System Services, Ascension Health, and Johnathan Nielsen...

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Effectively and Consistently Applying the Discipline – Portfolio, Program and Project Management

July 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator), and Kathy Mulvey, Director, PMO, Ascension Health. John and Kathy discuss insight and strateg...

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Henry Ford Health System Case Study

November 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Henricks, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Geoff Patterson, Vice President, IT Business and Service Integration, the Henry Ford Health System, and John Kocon, Vice President, Ente...

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St. Vincent Health: Readmissions Reduction Results

May 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan D. Snell, MD, MMM, CMIO, St. Vincent Health Indiana, and Julia Smalley, MBA, RN, Innovation Accelerator Group, Ascension Health Alliance, St Louis. CMS and other payors are applying pressure on h...

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Managing Transitions of Care to Prevent Readmissions

September 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rodolfo Alvarez del Castillo, MD, Director of LTPAC Operations/Physician Advisor, Normal Regional Health System, discusses how their ONC Challenge Grant has resulted in a 40% reduction in readmissions...

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Banner Health Case Study

October 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Parris, Clinical Performance TRIaD Process Director, Jean Donie, Clinical Performance TRIaD Clinical Director, Banner Health, and Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute.  Mic...

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Reduce Readmissions: Applying Advanced Predictive Modeling Software at 2 Texas Hospitals

December 5, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, and Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Texas Health Resources. With the increasing adopti...

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