2014 Teleconferences

KLAS: Healthcare BI/Analytics

January 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, Business Intelligence, KLAS. Join Joe for a teleconference discussing the analytics vendor market in healthcare. He covers vendor performance, hot topics and trends, and early research on the use of BI/analytics for ACO related initiatives, as well as enterprise data warehousing.

The Problem of the Problem List

January 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Steve Margolis, MD, CMIO, Adventist Health. In 1958 Larry Weed MD challenged the industry in the NEJM by making the case that the problem list should be at the heart of medical decision making in complex cases. Now, that test increases as CMS requires ICD-10 coding for billing and the HITECH Act requires SNOMED for […]

Predictive Analytics: It is the Intervention That Matters

January 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dale Sanders, SVP, and David Crockett, PhD, Senior Director of Research and Predictive Analytics, Health Catalyst. Get the detailed knowledge you need to make informed decisions about adopting predictive analytics so you can separate today’s hype from reality. You’ll hear key lessons including 1) our fixation on predictive analytics in readmissions, 2) the common trap […]

Henry Ford Analytics and Impact on Performance Improvement

January 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Julia Swanson, Director, Performance Analytics and Improvement, Henry Ford Health System. How do you succeed in a constantly changing environment?  Key factors for success include a creating a culture of accountability, management by fact, and commitment to continuous improvement.  Julia shares how Henry Ford has evolved approaches to organizational performance measurement on the journey toward […]

A Pioneering Approach to Population Health at ProHealth Care

January 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Christine Bessler, CIO, ProHealth Care, describes how ProHealth Care is the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s Cogito data warehouse in a production environment.  ProHealth Care delivered clinically integrated insights to 460 physicians in the system’s hospitals and clinics, including those in its Accountable Care Organization. Physicians now have access […]

EHR Optimization: Inpatient and Ambulatory

February 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Donna Akerson, RN, Director, and Shaun Rangappa, MD, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Donna and Shaun discuss emerging themes in EHR Optimization across multiple client experiences.  How have optimization efforts demonstrated clear value, and what are some lessons learned from the field thus far in both inpatient and ambulatory settings?  Areas of discussion include: 1) […]

Best in KLAS Software and Services

February 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark Allphin, Senior Research Director, Joe Van De Graaf, Research Director, and Erik Westerlind, Research Director, KLAS, Orem, Utah. As accountable care organizations, HIE, and population health continue to drive the future of healthcare technology, Mark, Joe and Erik examine the top-performing software and services vendors of 2013 to help providers understand which HIT companies […]

Open Notes: Toward a New Standard of Care

February 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Delbanco, MD, Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Jan Walker, RN, MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, describe a national movement that invites patients to review their visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, and other clinicians. Evidence suggests that opening up visit notes […]

Connecting the Dots: Physician Network Development and Analytics

February 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Larry Yuhasz, National Practice Leader, Truven Health Analytics. Physician network development is a top priority for most health systems.  Establishing longstanding relationships with the right physicians is critical to not only ensuring a competitive referral base, but also to locking up the right mix of healthcare services for payment reform.  Clinical integration strategies are necessary […]

Content360 Solutions Help Achieve HIMSS Level 7

February 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason Bickford, MCSE, HIMS Department Applications Director, Banner Health. Banner Health has reached HIMSS Stage 7 with the use of Cerner Content360 suite of solutions and is a nationally recognized leader in the use of electronic medical records. In this discussion, Jason talks about the steps taken to achieve Stage 7, as it pertains to […]

CHE Trinity Health Case Study

February 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mary Beth Pace, RN, BSN, MBA, CMAC, System Director, Case Management, Carrie Hays, Service Line Administrator Senior Services/Director Case Management, and Jennifer O’Brien, RN, MHA, ACM, Manager of Care Coordination, CHE Trinity Health, and Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute. This presentation describes readmissions reduction in heart failure:  We discuss how our health system […]

A Global Perspective on Benefits Realization: Managing ROI from Healthcare Transformation

February 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Nigel John, Partner, CSC Consulting UK&I, and Boris Rachev, Global Health Economist, CSC Global Healthcare Group. Technology enabled clinical and business change is one of the key drivers of the global development of healthcare practice to meet the challenges to ‘do more with less’ across all healthcare economies. These technologies require significant investment and with […]

Partners HealthCare: Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Strategic Interoperability

February 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

James Noga, VP and CIO, Partners HealthCare. Interoperability is a foundational investment for integrated delivery networks wanting to derive value from data. At a tactical level, interoperability enables the ability to exchange, normalize, and aggregate data across multiple systems and devices and across organizational boundaries. However, it is at the strategic level that interoperability can […]

Meaningful Use: Meeting the Security and Privacy Requirements

March 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ryan Haggerty, Senior Manager, and Jigar Kadakia, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. Join Ryanand Jigar as they discuss how to achieve and document compliance with meaningful use security and meaningful use requirements differ from other security and privacy requirements is provided, along with privacy requirements and share industry experiences of meaningful use audits. An explanation of […]

Applications Portfolio Management at Ascension Health

March 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Laura Taylor, Senior Director, Information Systems, Shared Information Services, Ascension Health. Hearhow Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS), one of the largest healthcare IT services companies in the country, implemented application portfolio management. Laura discusses what data is captured, what tools are needed, and how to utilize your data to integrate with IT Service Management processes.

Benchmark Your IT Operation with other Leading Health Systems

March 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Gordon Rohweder, Director of Benchmarking Services, Scottsdale Institute. Gordon provides an overviewof the SI IT Benchmarking Program; its background, value and some of the recent additions to the program. He discusses the major sections of the data collection tool, the resulting database, and the automated data normalization process which makes this benchmarking program unique and particularly useful.

Learning from Leadership: Evidence-based Management

March 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jean Chenoweth, Sr. Vice President of Performance Improvement and 100 Top Hospitals, Truven Health Analytics, discusses the power of comparing leadership performance objectively to drive improvement. Covering findings from comparative leadership research over the last decade, Jean discusses how leadership characteristics and practices differ from peers and how these lessons can be applied to today’s […]

Mike Davis on Emerging Technologies and Trends

March 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Davis, EVP of Research & Advisory, Next Wave Health. This presentation covers the technologies and market trends that will have the most impact on the emerging transformative healthcare management and delivery processes. Healthcare segments covered include population management, patient engagement, mobility technologies, security and privacy, and revenue cycle management. Evolving IT architectures for meeting these demands are […]

Bedside BarCode Medication Administration (BBMA)

March 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Donna Crompton, BSN, RN, MBA, BC-NE, System Director, Clinical Informatics, Memorial Health System. Donna outlines the process Memorial Medical Center used in successfully deploying BBMA using Care Admin housewide, including ED, Respiratory Therapy, PACU, 3 Express Cares as well as clinical nursing units and procedural areas.  Strategies used to design, implement and support staff will […]

Patient Engagement for Reformed Healthcare

March 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James Kuhn, Strategic Health Industry Advisory, and Jordan Battani, Managing Director, CSC. Patientengagement is the “topic of the day” in healthcare organizations across the United States. It’s not particularly surprising; in an environment of shrinking resources and increasing demand (for services, access, quality, outcomes) the patient represents a resource waiting to be brought into the health and wellness […]

The Patient Journey Framework at BCBS Maryland

March 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Clifford Goldsmith, MD, Director of Microsoft’s US Provider Industry group. Dr. Goldsmith presents the casework from Care First BlueCross Blue Shield Maryland regarding the development of their PCMH model and changing the Patient Journey in which they significantly bent the cost curve in reducing medical expenses across the providers in Maryland. He demonstrates how new accountable care […]

Application Management Services: Lessons Learned and What is on the Horizon?

April 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Davis, Director, and Mitch Morris, MD, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. As health systems continue to face mounting margin pressures and MU payments come to an end, executives are looking for effective models to manage EHR costs. Having a need to innovate and expand with effective cost management is a balancing act that must also […]

Acute Care EMR 2014: The Next Buying Wave

April 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, Coray Tate, VP Clinical Research, and Graham Triggs, Senior Research Director, KLAS. The acute care EMR market is on the verge of a new buying wave as hundreds of hospitals running legacy EMRs are expected to select more current platforms that will carry them through the next decade and beyond. […]

Evolution of Tele-ICU

April 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Ries MD, MBA, FCCM, FCCP, FACP, Medical Director, Adult Critical Care and eICU, and Cindy Welsh, RN, MBA, VP, Adult Critical Care & Medical Prof. Affairs, Advocate Health Care. Advocate Health Care initially invested in tele-ICU medicine technology to provide additional monitoring and faster responses to acute medical problems with the intent of reducing […]

Surveillance Business Case: Meet Reimbursement and Reporting Needs

April 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Vladimir Tikhtman MHSA, Clinical Solution Advisor, Truven Health Analytics. In today’s healthcare environment, the need for new reporting and documentation capabilities is growing, including data retrieval from multiple sources, the ability to read non-discrete fields, and the electronic aggregation of data. This need stems from an increasing pressure to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and […]

CHE Trinity Sepsis

April 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Margaret Reynolds, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Evidence Based Practice, and Marti Satwicz, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Transformation, CHE Trinity Health. In October 2010, Trinity Health launched a system-wide Sepsis Collaborative in 21 of its hospitals.  Margaret and Marti describe the collaborative strategies used to disseminate evidence-based practices for sepsis and identify tools/decision support […]

Computer Aided Facilities Design at Northwestern Memorial

April 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Timothy R. Zoph, Senior Vice President, Administration, and Shrimant Jaruhar, LEED AP, BIM Manager, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. This teleconference details Building Information Modeling (BIM) practices at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, including the value provided to the organization by managing a virtual model of a building through planning, design, construction, and facility operations.  Tim and Shrimant also […]

Mergers and Acquisitions: A CIO To-Do List

April 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jared Rhoads, Senior Research Specialist, and James Kuhn, Strategic Health Industry Advisor, CSC. Mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and health systems are on an uptrend. With such activity come challenges for healthcare IT departments, but also the opportunity to modernize and optimize the overall healthcare IT environment. Bringing health IT through such a transformation is […]

Improving Outcomes and Controlling Costs with the PMO

April 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carl Block, Director of PMO, Adventist Health. The Adventist Health Project Management Office is deeply involved in helping Information Technology improve outcomes and control costs. The PMO gives executives visibility into the application portfolio, and proposals to add or sunset applications. The PMO also provides visibility into the project portfolio that is implementing applications throughout […]

Value-Based Care: Requirements for EHRs

May 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sarah Danielson, Specialist Leader, and Tony Jurek, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. ElectronicHealth Records will be a central component of the solutions required to achieve Value Based Care (VBC). This session reviews the value based care business models, their purpose, and associated risks. Tony and Sarah discuss an overall framework for technology solutions required to enable them, with […]

Managed Virtual Desktop at Ascension Health

May 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steve Meyer, Desktop Director, Ascension Health. Join Steve as he reviews the Managed VirtualDesktop (MVD) environment being deployed across Ascension Health. This solution brings multiple technologies together to enhance the endpoint user experience while simultaneously reducing cost. Ascension Health is targeting the replacement of 30% of their desktop fleet with MVD by July 2015.

Journey to Physician Gain-Sharing Success

May 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Miles Snowden, MD, MPH, CEBS, CMO, Optum, discusses the four steps of population healthmanagement you should take to position it – and your patients – for success in value-based care. Learn how optimizing network management using claims data, clinical data and analytics will help guide physicians’ referral choices; how using data and analytics to manage care […]

The Value of Operational Benchmarking

May 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dave Davis, Assistant Vice President, Operational Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and Kevin Sheeran, National Director Operational Improvement, Truven Health Analytics. This session shares and discusses current industry trends on productivity, utilization and expenses, and the attributes of a useful operational benchmarking program will be described. Dave and Kevin also outline the […]

Predictive Modeling Reduces Readmissions at Indiana Health Information Exchange

May 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Curt Sellke, Vice President of Analytics, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). Curt discusses theIndiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), a statewide interoperable network maintained by IHIE that provides physicians with a “virtual” patient record to provide a better overall picture of a patient’s health. He also covers how the IHIE uses predictive analytics to enable physicians to […]

Intermountain Health Care: Patient Room of the Future

May 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Wesley Valdes, DO, Medical Director Telehealth Services, Intermountain Health Care. The environmentin which healthcare systems provide care greatly influences the capability of that care in terms of efficiency, quality, and convenience to both the patients and providers. Intermountain Healthcare is pursuing solutions around the technology and design of inpatient facilities ranging from adult rooms to the neonatal units. […]

Patient Activation: Measurement, Outcomes, and Implications for Models of Care

May 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Val Overton, DNP, VP Quality and Innovation, Fairview Medical Group.  Hear how Fairview has implemented the measurement of patient activation and their early findings related to cost, quality, and patient experience.  Val shares how Fairview is utilizing activation measurement in care processes, risk stratification, training for staff, and the development of the patient portal initiative. […]

Population Health Analytics: Market Update

May 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Cora Sharma, Principal Analyst, Chilmark Research, discusses population health analytics. Cora describes current market barriers and what providers can do to address them, what is missing from out-of-the-box solutions, and what to expect from the market over the long-term. She also explains 1) how clinical and claims data are getting married; 2) what is “good […]

Population Health Management: Technology and Analytics Effectiveness

June 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Golberg, SVP, HealthCare Strategy and Value Based Care, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte.  Mark discusses client case studies and examples illustrating how organizations can effectively leverage their technology and its impact on overall analytical effectiveness.  He also goes over key challenges, lessons learned, and future direction in the market.

Healthcare Mobile Applications: The Ascension Journey

June 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kathy Mulvey, Director, Shared/System PMO, Ascension Information Services.  Join Kathy as she shares Ascension Health’s journey in developing healthcare mobile applications.  Ascension Health began focusing on mobile applications in 2011 and has 60+ mobile applications live today.  Kathy relates successes and challenges experienced along the way, and how these lessons learned can be leveraged for […]

Analytics for Value-Based Care: A New Paradigm

June 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, and Graham Triggs, Research Director, KLAS Research. In a BI/analytics market that is bursting with vendors, healthcare providers have never had more options – or more important decisions to make – than they do today. This teleconference dives into the confusion and reviews providers’ consideration of vendors for analytics […]

Physician Data Transparency: Through the CMS Looking-Glass

June 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael R. Udwin, MD, FACOG, National Medical Director, Truven Health Analytics. With the April 9th release of Medicare provider specific encounter data, including type of venue, charge, reimbursement and number of patients treated, physicians wish to understand how they will be viewed.  Like a prism, the image can look quite different depending on perspective.  Join […]

The Healing Edge: Innovation Meets Information Technology

June 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation, Northwestern Medicine, Co-Founder and Chairman, healthfinch (“The Doctor  Happiness Company”). Learn how different organizations across the nation have been innovative in their use of healthcare information technologies, from creating major quality and efficiency gains using Electronic Medical Records, to virtualizing healthcare via Telemedicine, to […]

The SAFER (Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience) Guides at healthIT.gov

June 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, Professor, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Electronic health records have the potential to improve quality and safety of healthcare. However, EHR users have experienced safety concerns from EHR design and usability features that are not optimally adapted for the complex workflow of real-world practice. Dr. Sittig and Hardeep describe the development of […]

Aligning CDS and Quality Measurement

June 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Research Principal, and Marta Arthur, Principal Researcher, CSC. For most hospitals, the dust is settling on Stage 1 of meaningful use and efforts have turned to Stage 2. The time is right to start tying individual elements of meaningful use into a more comprehensive and unified strategy that sets the stage for using […]

MU2 Attestation at U of Missouri: Lessons from the Bleeding Edge

June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bryan Bliven, CIO, and Gregory Brown, Sr. Program Manager, University Of Missouri Healthcare. It’s a long and winding road to achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2.  Join Bryan and Gregory as they share MU roadblocks and detours they encountered before coming to the realization that there is no easy, direct path to get to the attestation […]

Readmissions Predictive Model at Advocate Health Care

June 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee B. Sacks, MD, EVP, CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners, Tina Esposito, Advocate Health Care, and Cole Erdmann, Cerner, Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale Institute. This session outlines how Advocate worked on the creation, validation and deployment of a 30-day all cause readmission predictive model.  It also highlights […]

Is Epic to Non-Epic Clinical Data Sharing Real or a Myth?

July 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Allphin, Senior Research Director, Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, and Graham Triggs, Senior Research Director, KLAS.  Epic is seen by many competitors and providers as not playing well with others, but there is much more to the story. Data is being shared between Epic and different EMRs, but the effort required to get there […]

Clinical Business Intelligence Across Ascension Health

July 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Pirolo, MD, EVP, CMIO, Saint Thomas Health, and Gail Zielinski, Director, BI/HIE, Ascension Information Services.  This presentation describes a holistic approach to selection and validation of a system-wide clinical business intelligence platform.  Dr. Pirolo and Gail also discuss early value opportunities, including the use of clinically driven analytics to influence behavioral change (and improve […]

MyAdvocate: Attracting and Engaging Patients Through Innovative, Vendor-Neutral Portal

July 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Delahanty, VP Application Products/Projects, and Ted Kliebhan, Director Project Advocate Connection, Advocate Health Care, discuss how Advocate is using state-of-the-art patient portal technology to attract, engage and activate patients in their own wellness.  Among the many robust functions, the new portal emphasizes patient ease-of-access to medical records, secure two-way communication with the care team, […]

ePMO at Ministry Health: Setting Up your Project Workplan for Success

July 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jodie Gardner, Manager, ePMO Quality and Process, Ministry Health, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator). Ministry Health Care, an Ascension Health Ministry, utilizes MS Project Server 2013 in their ePMO (Enterprise Project Management Office).  To help our Project Managers validate that their Project workplans were set up correctly, […]

Assembling the Analytics Team for Population Health at Atrius Health

July 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Kimura, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health. With renewed attention on optimizing healthcare value as defined by cost, quality, access, and patient experience, the roles of population management, case & case management, systems & operations management, and utilization management are front and center for organizations looking to assume clinical and financial accountability for […]

IT Value Measurement at Ascension

July 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Gerry Lewis, VP IT Strategy and Business Development, Ascension Health.  As one of the most effective management tools to communicate the value of IT, Ascension Information Services (AIS) has developed the IT Value Scorecard to demonstrate the value IT provides at both the Health Ministry and Ascension levels. Gerry discusses the results of past efforts […]

Comprehensive Sedation Management at Banner Health: IT Solutions

July 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nancy Zismann, RN, BSN, MSOL, Sr RN Director Clinical Director Clinical Performance, and Mikaela Mackey, MBA, MSL, BSIE, SSBB, Senior Director Clinical Performance Assessment and Improvement, Banner Health. Delirium is an acute organ dysfunction of the brain. Banner Health designed technology to support delirium evidence-based clinical practices, such as the Spontaneous Awakening Trial and Spontaneous […]

IT Service Delivery Model Redesign and Process Maturation at Ascension

August 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jason “JD” Duigou, Director, Information Technology Service Management, Ascension Information Services. Join JD as he shares Ascension’s journey in establishing an IT Service Management office and service delivery processes.  Ascension began focusing on redesigning their service delivery model in 2013 as part of a five-year program.  JD relates successes and challenges experienced along the way, […]

KLAS on EMR Market Share

August 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Coray Tate, VP Clinical Research, and Chris Brown, Research Director, KLAS. Join industry experts Coray and Chris as they discuss the small, large and global EMR market landscapes and what is fueling that growth. You will learn who is growing market share and who is shrinking, what is fueling these changes, and when is a […]

CHRISTUS Health Improves Revenue Cycle through Electronic Solutions

August 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

George Conklin, CIO and SVP, CHRISTUS Health, and Gwendolyn Lohse, Deputy Director and Managing Director, CORE CAQH, the HHS designated author for the ACA operating rules.  George and Gwendolyn describe how operating rules are improving administrative transactions, gaining stakeholder involvement, and highlighting the long-term need to integrate clinical and administrative data.

Reducing Readmissions at Henry Ford Health System

August 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Susan Craft, Director, Care Coordination Initiatives, Henry Ford Health System. Reduction in readmissions continues to be a challenge for many organizations around the country with unique obstacles for hospitals in urban areas caring for a large underserved patient population. Henry Ford Hospital received the full 1% CMS penalty in 2012 but has since significantly reduced […]

Readmissions Reduction Tool at Adventist Health

August 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Loran D. Hauck, MD, Senior VP, CMO, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, and Christine Sammer, DrPH, RN, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, Adventist Health System. Adventist began the Readmissions Reduction journey in 2009.  In 2013 they added the position of Transition of Care Coordinator and partnered with Cerner to develop the Readmission […]

Cedars-Sinai Clinical Data Hub

August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ray Duncan, MD, CTO, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Duncan describes Cedars-Sinai’s Clinical Data Hub, a web-based, user-friendly self-service tool for cohort selection based on both patient demographics and clinical characteristics. It supports both research (delivering scrubbed data) and operational (PHI visible) roles. Unique features include similarity searching, integration with the enterprise MPI, and extraction of […]

Online Access to Doctor Notes at Columbia St. Marys

August 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bruce McCarthy, MD, MPH, President Physician Division, Columbia St. Mary’s, Ascension Health, discusses the CSMConnect patient portal that gives 300,000 patients secure online access to view summaries of their visits, send secure messages to their clinic providers, schedule appointments, pay bills, get lab results, view medication lists, and more. The functionality has been expanded beyond […]

Mergers and Acquisitions: Convergence and Synergies

September 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mitch Morris, MD, National Health Care Sector Leader, and Carol Chouinard, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLC, discuss how mergers and acquisitions have and will continue to shape the US healthcare landscape.  This teleconference explores industry trends in market forces, recent mergers and acquisitions examples, and key information technology considerations.  The session also seeks to answer the […]

Stop the Bleeding: An Innovative Solution to Bring Employees Back In-Network

September 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shannon Eubank, Product Manager, Truven Health Analytics, discusses the millions of dollars that health systems are losing when employees choose out-of-network providers – and what you can do about it. In this session, she reviews how one large health system created a customized steering tool to replace an outdated system and inconsistent data-updating processes. The […]

Evaluating Population Health Management Systems

September 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dale Sanders, SVP, Health Catalyst. Dale provides an overview of his 12 criteria that health systems can use to evaluate vendors who offer population health management systems.  The criteria can also be used by organizations to plot a strategy for population health.  One of the core messages in this presentation is that no single vendor […]

Imaging Informatics: Transition from Radiology to the Enterprise at Scottsdale Healthcare

September 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James Whitfill, MD, CMO, Scottsdale Health Partners:  Imaging, once a radiology function for image capture, storage and display, is evolving to the Enterprise.  With this brings opportunity to extend image management technologies to other departments, and to apply IT processes like SOA and IT Service Management to PACS, and image enable the EMR.  Dr. Whitfill […]

CareAware iBus at Billings Clinic

September 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kyle H. Townsend, Pharm.D, BCPS, Director, Pharmacy Services and Jacob Thiesse, Pharm.D, Informatics Pharmacist, Billings Clinic, John Mortimer, Knowledge Architect, for Cerner, and John D’Costa, Director Engineering Omnicell. Healthcare costs continue to rise; in 2014 it is estimated to be ~18% of U.S. GDP. Increased functional interoperability between systems reduces waste, medication errors, improves care […]

Tools for the Connected Medical Home at Partners HealthCare

September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. The Connected Medical Home can include mobile devices and apps, wearables, sensors and remote monitoring technologies. Dr. Kvedar describes how remote patient monitoring can help individuals better manage chronic disease, improve clinical outcomes and quality of care; as well as potential cost savings […]

Texas Health Resources Shares Quality Data with the Public

September 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Christy Benson, Director of Clinical Informatics, and Shawn-Marie Herring, Manager of Clinical Informatics, Texas Health Resources. The session discusses the increasing importance of quality transparency in the era of accountable care. They describe the journey in making the strategic decision to share quality and safety data with the […]

Providers Perceptions of Population Health Solutions

October 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS. Accountable care and population health are overwhelming and unachievable without sophisticated systems in place, but it’s hard to know where to start with myriad population health vendor solutions available. Join Colin for this revealing discussion of population health vendors that are leading the pack and learn which might best […]

Post EMR Optimization: A Strategic Focus

October 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Toni Jarrett, Director, Zach Rogers, Senior Manager, and Jolin Carlson, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLC, discuss how to capitalize on key optimization opportunities resulting from an EMR implementation.  They explore the most common optimization opportunities with a focus on those most impactful to the business, including areas of financial metric degradation, clinician and patient dissatisfaction, and […]

A Strategic Approach to Reduce Medication Management-Related Readmissions

October 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Fiona McNaughton, Director Patient Education Practice, Truven Health Analytics, offers insights on how to create a strategic approach to reduce medication management-related readmissions. She describes approaches to medication-related patient education, mobilizing the medication-related experts who impact care decisions at the point of care, improving your workflow to make time for caregivers to exercise best practices […]

Ambulatory Practice Management at Adventist Health

October 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan Soderblom, Vice President & CIO, Loretta Sloan, Vice President of Operations, and Jennifer Stemmler, IT Director, Ambulatory Clinical Information Systems, Adventist Health.  In May 2012, Adventist Health System began the journey to transition its outpatient clinics from paper to electronic documentation and workflows using Cerner’s Practice Management and Ambulatory EHR solutions.  Adventist Health explores […]

Dr. Robert Wah, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC and President, AMA, on Cybersecurity

October 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Wah, MD, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC and President, American Medical Association, and Karl West, Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant VP, Information Systems, Intermountain Healthcare. The healthcare industry has always been very concerned about privacy, but there is a need to ramp it up.  Currently the street value of a stolen health record […]

HIE: Change your Sustainability Plan for ACO, MU2 and Growth

October 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Kansky, FHIMSS, MSE, MBA, CPHIMS, Executive Director, Indiana Health Information Exchange: Standing up, sustaining and growing an HIE is complex, but new requirements add even more. John describes how these new demands offer opportunities to sustain and grow.

EMR Interoperability 2014: Where Are We on the Yellow Brick Road?

November 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS.  Join Colin as he shares findings from the recent KLAS EMR interoperability report.  Learn how successful each of the EMR vendors are in integrating data, which EMRs cooperate the best and the worst, and which platform/feature sets have most impacted care delivery.

Social/Mobile Media and What It Means to You

November 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, and Tim Smith, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLC.  Dr. Greenspun and Tim discuss strategies for navigating healthcare’s rapidly evolving social media landscape.  They review the current state of healthcare social media and what this means for your organization, both in the present and looking forward.  This session also examines common obstacles that […]

Medication Management: Driving Quality Up and Costs Down

November 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chris Virgilio, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Solutions Executive, Truven Health Analytics.  Chris discusses and provides examples of using technology solutions to support medication-specific programs that drive quality up and cost down, including antimicrobial stewardship, managing drug shortages proactively, and scaling clinical pharmacist know-how. She also covers the importance of surveillance at a patient-specific department and population […]

Heartland Health Case Study on Open Notes: Co-Notes

November 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe Boyce, MD, CIO and CMIO, Heartland Health. Heartland/Mosaic has been sharing patient notes, labs and secure messaging for over three years. Since Oct 2013 their clinics have taken the next logical step  – working with patients via a secure web portal to provide the capability for patients to document their goals for a visit, […]

Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka MD on Emerging Technologies

November 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Halamka discusses how Beth Israel Deaconess has expanded meaningful use to using social and mobile media, analytics and the cloud to enhance patient care and engage patients outside of traditional care settings.  He also addresses the concerns involved when utilizing this technology in connecting with […]

The Memorial Hermann Aetna Alliance

December 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Shawn P. Griffin, MD, Chief Quality and Informatics Officer, Memorial Hermann Physician Network shares his organization’s experience in forming a strategic alliance with Aetna.  He discusses the negotiating process, the implementation challenges, and the ongoing work with forging a new partnership between organizations that traditionally functioned as adversaries over the contracting table.

Disruptive Innovation and Data-Driven Care: Open Notes at Geisinger Health System

December 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jonathan Darer, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger Health System.  Dr. Darer discusses the rationale for disruptive innovation and gives examples of how the Geisinger Health System uses clinical data assets to improve quality of care and support health care team efficiency.  He also discusses Geisinger’s approach to patient and family engagement, and how health […]

Accelerating the Value of Data Governance

December 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dale Sanders, SVP, Health Catalyst. As the Age of Analytics emerges in healthcare, health system executives are increasingly challenged to define a data governance strategy that maximizes the value of data to the mission of their organizations. Adding to that challenge, the competitive nature of the data warehouse and analytics market place has resulted in […]

Cerner Upgrade Center: VCU Health System Provides Lessons from the Field

December 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Reuben Southall, MS, CPHIMS, Associate CIO of Operations, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. In his previous roles as Manager and Director of Clinical Applications, Reuben has leveraged the Cerner Upgrade Center through multiple upgrades. As he and his team plan to start the next upgrade (Q1 2015) again using the Cerner Upgrade Center, he reflects […]

2014 by Topic

Predictive Analytics: It is the Intervention That Matters

January 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dale Sanders, SVP, and David Crockett, PhD, Senior Director of Research and Predictive Analytics, Health Catalyst. Get the detailed knowledge you need to make informed decisions about adopting predict...

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A Pioneering Approach to Population Health at ProHealth Care

January 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Christine Bessler, CIO, ProHealth Care, describes how ProHealth Care is the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s Cogito data warehouse in a production environment. ...

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Open Notes: Toward a New Standard of Care

February 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tom Delbanco, MD, Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Jan Walker, RN, MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, describe a ...

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Partners HealthCare: Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Strategic Interoperability

February 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

James Noga, VP and CIO, Partners HealthCare. Interoperability is a foundational investment for integrated delivery networks wanting to derive value from data. At a tactical level, interoperability ena...

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Evolution of Tele-ICU

April 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Ries MD, MBA, FCCM, FCCP, FACP, Medical Director, Adult Critical Care and eICU, and Cindy Welsh, RN, MBA, VP, Adult Critical Care & Medical Prof. Affairs, Advocate Health Care. Advocate He...

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Value-Based Care: Requirements for EHRs

May 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sarah Danielson, Specialist Leader, and Tony Jurek, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. ElectronicHealth Records will be a central component of the solutions required to achieve Value Based Care (VBC)...

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Journey to Physician Gain-Sharing Success

May 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Miles Snowden, MD, MPH, CEBS, CMO, Optum, discusses the four steps of population healthmanagement you should take to position it – and your patients – for success in value-based care. Lear...

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Predictive Modeling Reduces Readmissions at Indiana Health Information Exchange

May 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Curt Sellke, Vice President of Analytics, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). Curt discusses theIndiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), a statewide interoperable network maintained by IHIE th...

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Patient Activation: Measurement, Outcomes, and Implications for Models of Care

May 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Val Overton, DNP, VP Quality and Innovation, Fairview Medical Group.  Hear how Fairview has implemented the measurement of patient activation and their early findings related to cost, quality, and pa...

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Population Health Analytics: Market Update

May 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Cora Sharma, Principal Analyst, Chilmark Research, discusses population health analytics. Cora describes current market barriers and what providers can do to address them, what is missing from out-of-...

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Population Health Management: Technology and Analytics Effectiveness

June 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Golberg, SVP, HealthCare Strategy and Value Based Care, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte.  Mark discusses client case studies and examples illustrating how organizations can effectively leverage their...

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Physician Data Transparency: Through the CMS Looking-Glass

June 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael R. Udwin, MD, FACOG, National Medical Director, Truven Health Analytics. With the April 9th release of Medicare provider specific encounter data, including type of venue, charge, reimbursement...

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The Healing Edge: Innovation Meets Information Technology

June 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation, Northwestern Medicine, Co-Founder and Chairman, healthfinch (“The Doctor  Happiness Company”). Learn how d...

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The SAFER (Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience) Guides at healthIT.gov

June 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, Professor, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Electronic health records have the potential to improve quality and safety of healthcare. However, EHR users have experienced safety...

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Aligning CDS and Quality Measurement

June 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jane Metzger, Research Principal, and Marta Arthur, Principal Researcher, CSC. For most hospitals, the dust is settling on Stage 1 of meaningful use and efforts have turned to Stage 2. The time is rig...

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Is Epic to Non-Epic Clinical Data Sharing Real or a Myth?

July 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Allphin, Senior Research Director, Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, and Graham Triggs, Senior Research Director, KLAS.  Epic is seen by many competitors and providers as not playing...

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Clinical Business Intelligence Across Ascension Health

July 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Pirolo, MD, EVP, CMIO, Saint Thomas Health, and Gail Zielinski, Director, BI/HIE, Ascension Information Services.  This presentation describes a holistic approach to selection and validation of ...

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MyAdvocate: Attracting and Engaging Patients Through Innovative, Vendor-Neutral Portal

July 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Delahanty, VP Application Products/Projects, and Ted Kliebhan, Director Project Advocate Connection, Advocate Health Care, discuss how Advocate is using state-of-the-art patient portal technology...

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Assembling the Analytics Team for Population Health at Atrius Health

July 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Kimura, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health. With renewed attention on optimizing healthcare value as defined by cost, quality, access, and patient experience, the roles of population ...

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Comprehensive Sedation Management at Banner Health: IT Solutions

July 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nancy Zismann, RN, BSN, MSOL, Sr RN Director Clinical Director Clinical Performance, and Mikaela Mackey, MBA, MSL, BSIE, SSBB, Senior Director Clinical Performance Assessment and Improvement, Banner H...

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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Data Hub

August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ray Duncan, MD, CTO, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Duncan describes Cedars-Sinai’s Clinical Data Hub, a web-based, user-friendly self-service tool for cohort selection based on both patient de...

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Online Access to Doctor Notes at Columbia St. Marys

August 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bruce McCarthy, MD, MPH, President Physician Division, Columbia St. Mary’s, Ascension Health, discusses the CSMConnect patient portal that gives 300,000 patients secure online access to view sum...

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Imaging Informatics: Transition from Radiology to the Enterprise at Scottsdale Healthcare

September 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James Whitfill, MD, CMO, Scottsdale Health Partners:  Imaging, once a radiology function for image capture, storage and display, is evolving to the Enterprise.  With this brings opportunity to exten...

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Tools for the Connected Medical Home at Partners HealthCare

September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. The Connected Medical Home can include mobile devices and apps, wearables, sensors and remote monitoring tech...

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Medication Management: Driving Quality Up and Costs Down

November 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chris Virgilio, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Solutions Executive, Truven Health Analytics.  Chris discusses and provides examples of using technology solutions to support medication-specific programs that ...

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Heartland Health Case Study on Open Notes: Co-Notes

November 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe Boyce, MD, CIO and CMIO, Heartland Health. Heartland/Mosaic has been sharing patient notes, labs and secure messaging for over three years. Since Oct 2013 their clinics have taken the next logical...

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Disruptive Innovation and Data-Driven Care: Open Notes at Geisinger Health System

December 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jonathan Darer, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger Health System.  Dr. Darer discusses the rationale for disruptive innovation and gives examples of how the Geisinger Health System uses cli...

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Improving Outcomes and Controlling Costs with the PMO

April 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Carl Block, Director of PMO, Adventist Health. The Adventist Health Project Management Office is deeply involved in helping Information Technology improve outcomes and control costs. The PMO gives exe...

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ePMO at Ministry Health: Setting Up your Project Workplan for Success

July 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jodie Gardner, Manager, ePMO Quality and Process, Ministry Health, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator). Ministry Health Care, ...

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CHE Trinity Health Case Study

February 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mary Beth Pace, RN, BSN, MBA, CMAC, System Director, Case Management, Carrie Hays, Service Line Administrator Senior Services/Director Case Management, and Jennifer O’Brien, RN, MHA, ACM, Manage...

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Readmissions Predictive Model at Advocate Health Care

June 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee B. Sacks, MD, EVP, CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners, Tina Esposito, Advocate Health Care, and Cole Erdmann, Cerner, Erica Drazen, ScD, Senior Advisor, Scottsdale ...

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Reducing Readmissions at Henry Ford Health System

August 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Susan Craft, Director, Care Coordination Initiatives, Henry Ford Health System. Reduction in readmissions continues to be a challenge for many organizations around the country with unique obstacles fo...

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Readmissions Reduction Tool at Adventist Health

August 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Loran D. Hauck, MD, Senior VP, CMO, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, and Christine Sammer, DrPH, RN, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, Adventist Health System. A...

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Meaningful Use: Meeting the Security and Privacy Requirements

March 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ryan Haggerty, Senior Manager, and Jigar Kadakia, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. Join Ryanand Jigar as they discuss how to achieve and document compliance with meaningful use security and m...

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Mike Davis on Emerging Technologies and Trends

March 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Davis, EVP of Research & Advisory, Next Wave Health. This presentation covers the technologies and market trends that will have the most impact on the emerging transformative healthcare manag...

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Dr. Robert Wah, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC and President, AMA, on Cybersecurity

October 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Wah, MD, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC and President, American Medical Association, and Karl West, Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant VP, Information Systems, Intermountain He...

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