2015 Teleconferences

Process, Applications and Predictive Analytics in Value-Driven Healthcare

January 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Laurie Wyatt, CPA, Practice Partner and National Practice Leader, CSC.  Healthcare is moving towards a value-based agenda, which may include six operating components such as Integrated Practice Units, Bundled Payments, Cost and Outcomes Measures, Enterprise Integration and Geographic Reach, and Providing the IT platform.  Laurie discusses these and provides examples of how the use of […]

Patient Portal to Meet MU Requirements at New York Hospital Queens

January 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ken Ong, MD, MPH, CMIO, and Camela Morrissey, VP, Public Affairs and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, New York Hospital Queens. Seemingly against all odds, New York Hospital Queens was able to mount a bedside-based intervention program to change the course of our prospects for meeting Meaningful Use 2 measures for patient portal access.  Low […]

PowerChart Touch/Mobility at BayCare

January 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Greg Hindahl, MD, FAAFP, VP & CMIO, BayCare Health System. With the growing use of mobile devices, Advocate Health Care and BayCare have both embraced the opportunity to introduce PowerChart Touch Inpatient. In tandem with PowerChart Touch they implemented the complimentary PowerChart desktop functionality: Workflow MPages, Dynamic Doc and the Physician Handoff Tool. Learn how […]

Bidirectional Epic Integration with Smart Infusion Pumps at Cedars-Sinai

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering and Device Integration, Cedars-Sinai Health System.Infusion pump integration, when implemented well, can support safe medication administration practices in the healthcare setting. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center put into effect the bi-directional interface between the IV pump and the EHR, improving clinical practice standardization and data integrity. This session reviews the implementation strategy and lessons […]

Project Management Office at University Hospitals

January 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Andrew Kinnear, MBA, PMP, Director, Project Management Office, University Hospitals, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator).  Andrew is responsible for both the Information Technology and the Performance Improvement Project Management Offices (PMOs).  The IT PMO leads large-scale systems implementations through a number of programs with combined annual capital […]

OpenNotes Update: Using the Community Approach to Increase Participation

January 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Homer Chin, MD, OpenNotes Provider Champion, and Amy Fellows, Executive Director at We Can Do Better. The Northwest OpenNotes Consortium was convened by the non-profit, non-partisan civic engagement organization We Can Do Better in 2013. There are now more than 1 million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have access to their chart notes […]

Trinity Health Showcases Intelligent Hospital at St. Joseph Mercy

January 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Fabian Fregoli, MD, VP Quality & Patient Safety/CMIO, East Market, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland/St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and Robert Jones, Information Services Director, Trinity Health. The Intelligent Care System highlights the integration of eight major technologies within a patient care environment.  It greatly influences care delivery and ensures reduction of the basic challenges impacting […]

Technology Infrastructures for Provider Mobility

February 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark Ford, Principal; Jeff Hersh, Specialist Leader; Kelly Patrick, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Healthcare providers are eager to use mobile devices and applications to efficiently deliver patient care.  Mark, Jeff and Kelly discuss current mobility trends for healthcare providers, the security challenges they present, and the steps your organization can take to protect your […]

Patient-Centered Perspective on Readmissions at UCLA Health

February 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, Associate CMO and Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Hospitals. Two years ago, Dr. Afsar and her team embarked on a journey to understand readmissions from the patient perspective. This has led to a number of interesting findings about why patients return to the hospital. This presentation reviews these findings and discusses the […]

Intermountain Healthcare: How to Create the Next Generation Health IT Platform

February 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Stan Huff, CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare. Currently, each EMR vendor uses proprietary clinical data models and terminology to represent clinical data.  This means that sharing data is difficult, sharing executable software across vendors is impossible, and each useful application must be created or re-created on each different platform. This in turn leads to unmet needs for […]

MU Helped Us Grow Up: How Spectrum Health Matured, Became Clinically Integrated

February 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, SVP and Chief Quality (and Informatics) Officer, and JoAnn Riggins, DO, MBA, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Spectrum Health. Throughout the Meaningful Use journey, Spectrum Health has been challenged with significant growth in affiliate hospitals and a Medical Group of more than 800 members. The enterprise has developed integrated skills in […]

Winning the Contracting Battle over Technology Acquisition

February 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Diane Carco, President, Swingtide and a key matrixed executive within Ascension’s The Resource Group, discusses IT contracting in healthcare. Maintaining control over technology acquisitions and vendor relationships has become a tremendous focus area for healthcare providers of all sizes.  Failing to control the technology acquisition process means risking overspending and underserving the caregivers for whom […]

Cybersecurity Cold War at Partners HealthCare

February 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Partners HealthCare.  We are in a extremely challenging environment with various risks and threats that impact our way of business.  As the threats continue, we must find ways to mitigate them while not impacting the user experience.  Jigar discusses the key challenges and the solutions that Partners […]

Best in KLAS Software and Services

February 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, Boyd Stewart, Research Director, and Erik Bermudez, Research Director, KLAS.  As accountable care organizations, HIE, business intelligence and population health continue to drive the future of healthcare technology, Mark, Joe and Erik examine the top-performing software and services vendors of 2014 to help providers understand which HIT companies are rated […]

Where You Should Be Now: ICD-10 Direction in an Uncertain Time

March 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chris Armstrong, Principal, and Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. The ICD-10 delay has created many questions across organizations such as where they should be in the overall ICD-10 process, what they should prepare for post ICD-10 go-live, and which implementation strategies should be considered.  This presentation discusses the various questions surrounding ICD-10, delving further […]

Industry-leading Telehealth Program at Banner Expanded into the Home

March 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Deborah Dahl, VP, Patient Care Innovation, and Julie Reisetter, MS, RN, CNO, Banner Health.  Banner Health has leveraged telehealth across 21 acute care hospitals with results that include industry leading ICU mortality and length of stay results for 430 ICU beds, 170 Med/Surg units, and a variety of specialty services in the Emergency Departments.  Beginning […]

Saint Agnes Trinity Health: Data Mining to Manage HAIs

March 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Christi Paradise, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control & Prevention Coordinator, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Trinity Health. Reductions in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) do not just happen by chance, in fact prevention of HAIs is complex. Every hospital-based infection control program is required to implement an annual plan to reduce HAIs. Mandatory reporting of certain infections to […]

International Developments and Insights for U.S. Healthcare

March 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lisa Pettigrew, General Manager for Global Healthcare, CSC. Healthcare is moving toward a value-based, consumer centric model across the globe generating significant focus on population health, transforming care delivery models and engaging the consumer in a shared accountability model. Lisa discusses and provides examples of the implications of these from different global points of view, […]

Design Changes Reduce Medication Errors at Sharp

March 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Angie Mendoza, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Sr. System Analyst, Liz Kozub, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Mary Swift, Pharmacy Analyst, Sharp HealthCare. Angie, Liz and Mary detail how a project team approach was used to address design changes to support safe medication administration. Our nurses identified […]

Ambulatory EMR Impact on Patient Care

March 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erik Bermudez, Research Director, and Jon Christensen, Strategic Operations Manager, KLAS.  Thanks to meaningful use, the bases are loaded with EMR-enabled providers waiting for promised benefits. But what is the real impact of EMRs on the quality of patient care?  Report authors Erik and Jon examine which vendors are closest to satisfying providers’ high expectations […]

Improving Population Health Through Actionable Information at THR

March 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barbara Adams, VP ITS, Texas Health Physician Group, and Natalie Dion, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Texas Health Resources, describe THRs experience as an early adopter in ACO, and how they have come to manage populations across the care continuum, improve outcomes and quality, reduce costs, and improve patient satisfaction under the new payment environment.

From Business Intelligence to Enterprise Information Management at Cleveland Clinic

April 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Zuschin, MAE, Director of Decision Support and Business Intelligence, Cleveland Clinic. Follow Cleveland Clinic’s initial progression from a collection of disparate performance management initiatives and teams to an Enterprise Business Intelligence Program, highlighting a few of the successes that came out of that program, but then getting right into the challenges and lessons learned […]

Baptist Health Redesigns Case Management to Reduce Readmissions

April 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Penny Gilbert, MSN, MBA, BSM, RN, CPHQ, Director, ACC, Case Management, Social Services and Transport Team, Baptist Health. The rising cost of healthcare along with pay-for-performance and bundled-payment initiatives have affirmed the importance of case management in today’s healthcare market. Case managers have historically functioned as gatekeepers regarding patient length of stay (LOS) and cost […]

Strategic Interoperability: Redefining the Health System Operating Model

April 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sarah Danielson, Specialist Leader, and Tony Jurek, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. Sarah and Tony highlight the business rationale and significance of interoperability, and what it means to your organization.  The shift from fee-for-service (FFS), volume-driven healthcare to outcome-focused, value-based care (VBC) is driving health systems to make bold, strategic decisions to differentiate their services through […]

Moving into Consumerization

April 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Boris Rachev, Global Health Economist and Health Industry Strategist, CSC. In order to adapt to a future consumer-driven healthcare system, healthcare organizations will need to improve their market strategies in three main areas: a) offer products and service portfolios based on consumer insights and personalize according to preferences, health status, care utilization patterns and likelihood […]

Taking the Banner IT PMO Enterprise-wide

April 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bryce Carder, PMP, Senior Director Project Management Office, Banner Health, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator).  Bryce is responsible for Banner Health’s enterprise Project Management Office.  Despite reporting to the IT division, the PMO leads high-risk, high-profile projects that have enterprise impact across Banner’s integrated delivery system.  Bryce […]

Achieving Level 7 Ambulatory:  Lessons Learned at Cerner Corporate Clinics

April 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Nill, MD, VP and CMO, Healthe at Cerner.  Cerner operates onsite primary care clinics at its three main campuses in Kansas City.  These clinics strive to deliver the highest quality care and best possible member experience to Cerner’s population of associates and their dependents by using technology as a primary lever.  Participants will hear […]

Healthcare Trends 2015: Staying Competitive Amid Rising Pressures

April 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Keith MacDonald, Vice President, and Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor Discovery & Development, Impact Advisors.  Keith and Jason discuss the pressures facing healthcare organizations today, along with the specific IT implications delivery organizations need to address in order to stay ahead of those pressures and remain competitive, such as approaches to HIE, analytics, patient engagement, and […]

Health Analytics Performance: Who Delivers Value in the Data Deluge?

April 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Joe Van De Graaff, Research Director, and Mark Allphin, Research Director, KLAS.  The deluge of data in healthcare is accompanied by a growing number of vendors, many affirming vast analytics capabilities. In a world where innovation and future strategy often make the headlines, KLAS takes a unique approach by focusing on and highlighting the customer […]

Creating the Enterprise Analytics Roadmap at the University of Michigan Health System

May 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Andrew Rosenberg, MD, CMIO, University of Michigan Health System, and Mike Brooks, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. As information and data capabilities rapidly expand in healthcare, balancing enterprise and analytics projects through coordinated data management and architecture becomes increasingly important. Whether it is quality-based reporting, financial modeling, or Big-Data projects such as personalized health and […]

Ascension Software Asset and License Management

May 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Smodic, Lead – Software License Management (SLM), Ascension Information Services (AIS), Ascension Health. The SLM team is driving the maturation of software asset management processes and services through a number of project initiatives. This presentation describes the tight partnership with the IT legal and contracting services at Ascension and the automated compliance reporting, quality […]

Work in Progress at Advocate: The Evolving ACO Model

May 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Englehart, President, Advocate Physician Partners. Mike explores the ways the accountable-care model is growing and changing, whether through federal ACO programs or through agreements with commercial insurers. Participants will learn about the growth of ACO arrangements and what is known so far about the potential for improved clinical and financial performance.

i2b2: The Tip of the Iceberg at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

May 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tom Abendroth, MD, Chief of Medical Informatics, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. Is your user community seeking increased access to EMR data to support quality improvement projects and clinical research? Can you meet this growing demand? i2b2 can be a useful starting point for expanding end-user access to de-identified patient care […]

Interoperability: Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative

May 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dick Thompson, President & CEO, Quality Health Network and Board Chair of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), and Robert Steffel, Executive Director. The growing SHIEC membership is comprised of C-Suite HIE executives from throughout the country.  This HIE trade association provides its members with the ability to gain economies of scale without losing […]

Cedars-Sinai on HIMSS EMR Stage 7

May 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tess Settergren, MHA, MA, RN-BC, Director of Nursing Informatics, Cedars-Sinai Health System.Less than 3.5% of US hospitals have achieved HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 status since 2006, and the bar is raised a bit more every year.  Clinician adoption of ‘paperless’ charts, order entry, and documentation is insufficient to meet Stage 7: Clinical decision support, continuum […]

Successful Transition to Population Health

June 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bob Williams, MD, MIS, Director, and Mark Snyder, MD, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Drs. Williams and Snyder discuss the rationale for and keys to success of population management programs.  With the increase in prevalence of costly chronic conditions, and new payment models that transfer risk to provider organizations based on their performance, it is […]

A Better Approach to IT Optimization for the Current Environment

June 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steven Schlossberg, MD/MBA, VP and CMO, and Mamie Stalvey, RN, Principal, Impact Advisors. An IT “Optimization Continuum” will continue to exist from simple break-fixes to large corporate initiatives. However, to improve optimization efforts, they need to be broken down to discrete high-value efforts that can be readily achieved, communicated and produce value for the organization. […]

Enterprise Change Management at Ascension Health IT

June 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kevin Hintz, Process Owner Change Management, Ascension Information Services (AIS) IT Service Management Office (ITSMO).  The ITSMO is leading the redesign of IT service delivery and maturation of IT service management processes through a number of project initiatives. The maturation of change management processes is one of the key areas of focus for the ITSMO, […]

Strategies for Complete Care Team Communications and Alerting Intelligence

June 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian Jacobs, MD, VP, CMIO and CIO, Executive Director, Center for Pediatric Informatics & The Children’s IQ Network, Children’s National Medical Center.  Communication failures and alarm fatigue have topped the ECRI Institute’s health technology hazards list for three consecutive years. Antiquated technologies and limitations within existing processes can cause communication breakdowns, and the overabundance of […]

Conclusions and Recommendations on Cybersecurity

June 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mac McMillan, FHIMSS/CISM, Chairman & CEO, CynergisTek, Inc. Cybersecurity threats continue to plague the healthcare industry and new threats emerge daily. Is your organization prepared to identify and mitigate these risks? The first step toward minimizing the chances that your organization will experience an attack is providing education to foster awareness of potential threats. This […]

Results from Embedding Choosing Wisely into the EMR at Cedars Sinai

June 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Weingarten, MD, SVP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Organizations are seeking clinical benefit and an ROI from their investment in an EHR.  Cedars-Sinai “hard wired” Choosing Wisely and other clinical decision support into its EHR about 18 months ago. The impact has been numerous improvements in quality of care and an approximate […]

Journey Towards Automated Data Abstraction of CMS Core Measures at NewYork-Presbyterian

June 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott W. Possley, PA-C, MPAS, Director of Quality & Patient Safety, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  With the ever-increasing requirements for data submission to state and federal agencies, as well as voluntary registries and databases, NYP embarked on a successful and collaborative data automation project partnering with clinical and IT staff to automate manual data collection, starting with […]

Real-world Interoperability: The Problem is not the Standards

July 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Wes Rishel, Retired Health IT Nerd (founder and past chair of HL7, and six-year member of Health IT Standards Committee). Health IT standards are simultaneously the magic bullet and whipping boy of interoperability. Standards will never make interoperability easy although they can help make it possible. Wes discusses the underlying issues of trust, regulation, curation […]

Improving Outcomes for Premature Neonates using Electronic Feeding Advancement Protocols

July 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kimberly Walter, MBA, Sharp HealthCare, Sr. Systems Analyst, Molly Willman, MHA, Cerner Corporation, Innovation Strategist, Rachelle Sey, MSN, APRN, CNS, RNC-NIC, Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Kathy Lasiter, RN/BSN, Clinical Informaticist, Women’s/Infants Service Line, Sharp HealthCare.  In an effort to standardize care for very low birth weight infants in the NICU, Sharp […]

Governing Optimization and Balancing Control with Throughput at Baycare

July 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Greg Hindahl, MD, FAAFP, VP & CMIO, BayCare Health System. Once an EMR is implemented and live for a while the optimization process begins.  Optimization will hopefully make the EMR more efficient for your Physicians and other Clinicians and safer for your patients.  Getting optimization done while your team is doing code upgrades and patches, […]

Increasing Scalability and Quality of Care Transitions with Technology

July 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Heather Chung, RN, MSN, PHD, NE-BC – Director, Behavioral Health Transition of Care Program, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Shara Cohen, SVP of Client Experience, Emmi Solutions. Within the first three weeks of a care transition, 20% of patients experience an adverse event and, with increased pressure to improve quality and reduce readmissions, healthcare organizations need […]

Findings: Evolution of Patient Experience in Healthcare

July 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Liz Boehm, Experience Innovation Network Director, Vocera. To drive differentiation, loyalty, and growth, leading healthcare organizations are investing in the patient experience. To drive those patient experience efforts, healthcare organizations are appointing senior leaders, Chief Experience Officers (CXOs), who are responsible for creating sustainable system transformation that delivers optimal care to patients and families while […]

Goodbye Websites, Hello Relationship Platform: Creating Value in a Patient-Driven Economy at Adventist

August 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Oakley, Director, Consumer Technologies, Florida Hospital, Adventist Health System.  Market innovations and consumer expectations are outpacing our industry’s ability to integrate and operationalize new ideas and technology.  In this presentation, David shares how Florida Hospital is seeking to drive new value for the patient/consumer through consumer-centric digital solutions via web, mobile and the Internet […]

Real-time ID of at Risk Patients at Adventist Health System

August 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Loran Hauck Senior, MD, VP, CMO, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, Adventist Health System, and David Classen, MD, CMIO and David Stockwell, MD, VP Clinical Services, Pascal Metrics.  It is often claimed at a high level that Health IT has the potential to improve quality and reduce cost. But how? Adventist Health System has leveraged a […]

The Power of Interoperability: What it Means to Your Practice

August 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Stan Huff, CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare, and Oscar Diaz, CEO, Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC).  Health IT has the potential to increase healthcare quality, lower healthcare costs and improve population health. But, interoperability continues to be a formidable challenge to the collection, sharing, and effective use of electronic health information. At the heart of this complex […]

Privacy and Security at Advocate Health

August 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Asra Ali, MS, CHC, CHPC, Senior Compliance/Privacy Specialist Corporate Compliance Department, Advocate Health Care. Social media is at the forefront of our lives.  Each workplace is strongly involved with social media from a marketing perspective, and each individual is strongly engaged from a personal perspective.  The current culture is such that any and all matters […]

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative: PCMH, Primary Care and HIT

August 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Marci Nielson, PhD, MPH, CEO, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Nielsen discusses the latest evidence associating the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care delivery with reductions in healthcare costs and improvements in quality of care. Additionally, she also touches on recent legislation which supports the much-needed transition from the current volume-driven, fee-for-service reimbursement […]

Quality Improvement through Analytics: ACO at OSF HealthCare

August 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Sawicki, MD, Senior VP Supportive Care, Linda Fehr, RN, Division Director Supportive Care, Roopa Foulger, Executive Director Data Delivery, OSF Healthcare, and Leslie Hough-Falk, Vice President, Health Catalyst.  OSF HealthCare, recipient of the 2014 Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality’s first annual Tim Philipp Award for Excellence in Palliative […]

Which Population Health Management Systems are Getting the Job Done?

August 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mark Allphin, Research Director, KLAS, discusses the continued growth of Population Health Management (PHM).  There are a number of PHM offerings in the market today, but that number is increasing.  Which vendors are effectively driving outcomes?  Where is the needle when it comes to providing better patient care and reducing costs?  Join Mark as he […]

Healthcare Consolidation and Convergence: Market Trends and IT Implications

September 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mitch Morris, MD, National Health Care Sector Leader, and Carol Chouinard, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. The M&A trend continues to accelerate in the US as does the formation of innovative affiliation agreements and partnerships.  The end result is larger and more diverse health systems that rely on IT to drive innovation, lower unit cost, and […]

Improving Patient Engagement and Operations through Technology Integration

September 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nimesh Patel, Chief Technology Officer, Emmi Solutions. While 50% of healthcare professionals predict technology will enable patients to participate more proactively in their care in the future, healthcare organizations can actually leverage technology today to both improve operational effectiveness and encourage patients to take action in their health. Nimesh discusses ways to integrate an  EMR, […]

HL7 implementation Update: The Role of Provider Organizations

September 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Virginia Lorenzi, Manager – HIT Standards and Collaborations, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Hans J. Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7, Sr. Expert R&D, Cerner HS and Team Lead. Now more than ever interoperability plays a key role in healthcare and health IT.  Providers depend on a wide variety of HL7 standards and versions to accomplish internal connectivity, decision support, […]

Selecting a Population Health Management Vendor: Taming the Wave

September 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tonya Edwards, MD, Senior Physician Executive, Impact Advisors.  Tonya Edwards, MD/MMM, Senior Physician Executive, Impact Advisors. As more and more organizations embrace population health management as a strategy to succeed in the emerging new paradigm of value-based payment, many are facing the next big question, “What tools do I need to support population health?” There […]

Problem Lists Use Across Institutions: Implications for EHR Use and Design at Memorial Hermann

September 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan Weiss, MD, Director of Medical Informatics, Memorial Hermann.  Problem lists (PL) are an essential clinical tool, but are often poorly maintained.  Dr. Weiss has investigated PL use at the Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai and at Memorial Hermann, and shares analyses and insights.  Due to a lack of consensus on problem lists use and territorial issues […]

Microsoft Analytics and Data Warehousing: A Users Perspective

September 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dale Sanders, SVP, Health Catalyst.  Microsoft, in Health Catalysts’ opinion, continues to innovate and lead in the analytics and data warehousing space through pragmatic innovation and enormous investments, creating a compelling suite of products for analytics and data warehousing which bridges the gap between the relational database of yesterday and the big data, Hadoop platform […]

Utilizing OpenNotes at University of Missouri

September 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Thomas J. Selva, MD, CMIO, MU Health Care, Professor of Clinical Child Health, Associate Chair Clinical Quality and Medical Director – Department of Child Health.  MU Health Care, in partnership with Cerner Corporation via the Tiger Institute, has become a leader in portal development.   A key component of that development and our ongoing success has […]

Clinical Communications Strategy Improves Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction

September 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rhonda Collins, RN, MSN, CNO, Vocera Communications.  Rhonda shares best practices for developing an effective clinical communication strategy. You will learn why a clinical communication strategy can be a key part of improving clinical efficiency and patient satisfaction by putting nurses back at the patient’s bedside. She’ll also include examples of clinical communication improvements from […]

Implementation Potholes 2015: How to Smooth out the Ride

September 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Smith, Research Director of Professional Service, KLAS.  As nearly 1,300 U.S. hospitals consider a move, or are in the middle of moving to new core clinical and financial systems, Mike focuses on the common implementation potholes of specific vendors, best practices for success, and insights on the consultants who can help.

The Role of IT and Informatics in Transformation at Saint Vincent Health/Ascension

September 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Randy Cox, MBA, SVP/CIO, St. Vincent Health Indiana.  In cooperation between the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Information Officer, St Vincent Health – a statewide Ascension ministry in Indiana – has been launching a collaboration of clinicians and clinical/technical IT staff known as the Office Of Clinical Transformation (OCT).  The OCT […]

Security Risk Management at THR: How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Data

October 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ronald Mehring, Senior Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Health Resources.  Effectively articulating complex cybersecurity risks, threats and security investment priorities can be a daunting task.  The key to success is becoming data driven within your Information security program and linking operational data with security risk management functions.  During this presentation Ron discusses his experience […]

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

October 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Davis, Director, and Todd Blake, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC.  As health systems continue to face mounting margin pressures and MU payments coming to an end, executives are looking for effective models to manage their information technology costs. Having a need to innovate and expand technology services while effectively managing costs is a balancing act […]

Journey to Level 7 at Sutter Health

October 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Albert Chan, MD, MS Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Calvin Olson, MD, Regional Chief Medical Information Officer, Central Valley, and Stuart James, Chief Operating Officer, Sutter Health.  As the largest geographically contiguous, non-profit system in the United States, Sutter Health aims to deliver a consistent, high-value patient experience in the geographically and socioeconomically […]

OpenNotes: A View from 40 Health Systems and 5 Million Patients

October 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jan Walker, RN, MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and Co-Director, OpenNotes, and Melissa K. Anselmo, National Program Director, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  OpenNotes, is now in over 40 health systems and reaches more than 5 million patients across the US.   Jan and Melissa discuss […]

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Achieving HIMSS Level 7

October 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Elliot Levine, MD, Medical Director of Informatics, Research, and Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mohammed Samee, MD, RN, Director of Physician Informatics Council, Internal Medicine Program Director, Meg Capannari, Director Site Information System, and Communications, and Veronica Kiarie, BSN, RN, Manager Clinical Informatics, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (AIMMC).  With less than 3.5% of US hospitals having […]

Data-Enabled Strategic Resource Allocation in ACOs at Advocate

October 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Rishi Sikka, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Transformation, and Tina Esposito, VP, Center for Health Information Services, Advocate Health Care.  As the industry continues to shift to a focus of accountability across the care continuum, it becomes imperative for organizations to reallocate human and capital resources, ensuring efficient and effective care for an entire patient […]

Where does your Organization Stand on the Healthcare Information Security Adoption Model

November 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Darwin Larrison, Corporate Information Security Officer, UnityPoint Health, and Rob Faix, Principal, Impact Advisors, introduce the Healthcare Information Security Adoption Model (HISAM).  HISAM facilitates meaningful security conversations between IT, Information Security, Executive Leadership, and Boards of Directors as security practices are improved over time.  The self-assessment tool consists of yes/no questions to determine which of […]

How Technology Helps Improve Care Transitions and Drives Self-Management at UAB

November 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joann Clough, Transitional Care Coordinator, UAB Medicine, and Shara Cohen, Senior SVP of Client Experience, Emmi Solutions. Seventy-six percent of readmissions are preventable, yet patients often don’t have the understanding, confidence or tools to take action, stay well and out of the hospital. Shara discusses the challenges of reaching and motivating patients outside of the […]

Setting up a Successful Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO)

November 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Cherian Portz, PMP, System Director ePMO & Strategic Planning, and Jodie Gardner, PMP, Manager, ePMO Quality & Process Manager, Ministry Health Care.  Founded in 2004, the Ministry Health Care (MHC) Project Management office began with a focus on information technology projects to further improve the organization’s allocation of capital and resource management within two of […]

Accelerating the Adoption of Connected Health

November 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chantal Worzala, PhD, Director of Policy, American Hospital Association, and Sarah Thomas, Director of Research, Center for Health Solutions (DCHS), and Casey Korba Health Policy Manager, DCHS, Deloitte Consulting, LLC.  The demand for value is prompting healthcare organizations to find more efficient and effective ways to improve care, including making services more accessible through facilitating […]

Cyber Security: Why Legacy Systems are Not Enough

November 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

GEN (Ret) Keith Alexander, President and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity, and former Director, National Security Agency. GEN (Ret) Alexander discusses the evolution of computers and networks, the challenges to network and cybersecurity, and the underlying challenges to civil liberty and privacy. This session details the growing threat in cyberspace, disruptive and destructive attacks, and explores why […]

Population Health at Memorial Hermann

November 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Shawn P. Griffin, MD, Chief Quality and Informatics Officer, MHMD – the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, takes you “behind the scenes” to review the ongoing processes of analytics, care management, and population health at the most successful Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO in the country with over $51M in shared savings over 2 performance years. […]

Ins and Outs of the Vendor Market for Provider-owned Health Plans

November 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joe Van De Graff, Research Director, KLAS.  Provider-owned health plans (payviders) aren’t new, but the payvider market, now permeated with ACOs and new risk-sharing arrangements, is seeing new life and seeking new direction. Which vendors are seen as most critical? Which vendors would clients avoid or replace? KLAS spoke with 44 payviders, approximately one-third of […]

AHIMA on Information Management and Governance

December 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Lydia Washington, Senior Director, Information Governance, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and Sharon Slivochka, Director HIM HER, and William H. Morris, MD, FACP, Associate Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Division, Cleveland Clinic. Lydia, Sharon and Dr. Morris discuss the emergence of Information Governance (IG) as a key strategy for organizations that seek to leverage […]

Enterprise Data Governance and Data Lake at Ascension Health

December 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Pirolo, MD, SVP, CMIO, Ascension Health, and Gerry Lewis, VP IT Strategy and Business Development, Ascension Information Services.  This presentation describes the early development of the enterprise data lake approach across Ascension Health leveraging data driven enterprise analytics and its importance to new care models which support the quadruple aim (increasing quality outcomes, lowering […]

2015 by Topic

Process, Applications and Predictive Analytics in Value-Driven Healthcare

January 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Laurie Wyatt, CPA, Practice Partner and National Practice Leader, CSC.  Healthcare is moving towards a value-based agenda, which may include six operating components such as Integrated Practice Units...

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Bidirectional Epic Integration with Smart Infusion Pumps at Cedars-Sinai

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering and Device Integration, Cedars-Sinai Health System.Infusion pump integration, when implemented well, can support safe medication administration pract...

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OpenNotes Update: Using the Community Approach to Increase Participation

January 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Homer Chin, MD, OpenNotes Provider Champion, and Amy Fellows, Executive Director at We Can Do Better. The Northwest OpenNotes Consortium was convened by the non-profit, non-partisan civic engagement o...

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Patient-Centered Perspective on Readmissions at UCLA Health

February 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, Associate CMO and Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Hospitals. Two years ago, Dr. Afsar and her team embarked on a journey to understand readmissions from the patient perspecti...

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Saint Agnes Trinity Health: Data Mining to Manage HAIs

March 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Christi Paradise, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control & Prevention Coordinator, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Trinity Health. Reductions in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) do not just happen by c...

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Improving Population Health Through Actionable Information at THR

March 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Barbara Adams, VP ITS, Texas Health Physician Group, and Natalie Dion, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Texas Health Resources, describe THRs experience as an early adopter in ACO, and how they h...

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From Business Intelligence to Enterprise Information Management at Cleveland Clinic

April 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Zuschin, MAE, Director of Decision Support and Business Intelligence, Cleveland Clinic. Follow Cleveland Clinic’s initial progression from a collection of disparate performance management i...

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Creating the Enterprise Analytics Roadmap at the University of Michigan Health System

May 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Andrew Rosenberg, MD, CMIO, University of Michigan Health System, and Mike Brooks, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLC. As information and data capabilities rapidly expand in healthcare, balan...

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Cedars-Sinai on HIMSS EMR Stage 7

May 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tess Settergren, MHA, MA, RN-BC, Director of Nursing Informatics, Cedars-Sinai Health System.Less than 3.5% of US hospitals have achieved HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 status since 2006, and the bar is raised a...

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Results from Embedding Choosing Wisely into the EMR at Cedars Sinai

June 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Weingarten, MD, SVP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Organizations are seeking clinical benefit and an ROI from their investment in an EHR.  Cedars-Sinai R...

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Journey Towards Automated Data Abstraction of CMS Core Measures at NewYork-Presbyterian

June 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott W. Possley, PA-C, MPAS, Director of Quality & Patient Safety, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  With the ever-increasing requirements for data submission to state and federal agencies, as wel...

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Increasing Scalability and Quality of Care Transitions with Technology

July 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Heather Chung, RN, MSN, PHD, NE-BC – Director, Behavioral Health Transition of Care Program, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Shara Cohen, SVP of Client Experience, Emmi Solutions. Within the fir...

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Real-time ID of at Risk Patients at Adventist Health System

August 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Loran Hauck Senior, MD, VP, CMO, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, Adventist Health System, and David Classen, MD, CMIO and David Stockwell, MD, VP Clinical Services, Pascal Metrics.  It is often cla...

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Quality Improvement through Analytics: ACO at OSF HealthCare

August 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Sawicki, MD, Senior VP Supportive Care, Linda Fehr, RN, Division Director Supportive Care, Roopa Foulger, Executive Director Data Delivery, OSF Healthcare, and Leslie Hough-Falk, Vice President...

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Problem Lists Use Across Institutions: Implications for EHR Use and Design at Memorial Hermann

September 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alan Weiss, MD, Director of Medical Informatics, Memorial Hermann.  Problem lists (PL) are an essential clinical tool, but are often poorly maintained.  Dr. Weiss has investigated PL use at the Clev...

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The Role of IT and Informatics in Transformation at Saint Vincent Health/Ascension

September 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Randy Cox, MBA, SVP/CIO, St. Vincent Health Indiana.  In cooperation between the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Information Officer, St Vincent Health – a statewide Ascension...

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Journey to Level 7 at Sutter Health

October 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Albert Chan, MD, MS Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Calvin Olson, MD, Regional Chief Medical Information Officer, Central Valley, and Stuart James, Chief Operating Officer, Sutter...

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OpenNotes: A View from 40 Health Systems and 5 Million Patients

October 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jan Walker, RN, MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and Co-Director, OpenNotes, and Melissa K. Anselmo, National Program Director, Ope...

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Accelerating the Adoption of Connected Health

November 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Chantal Worzala, PhD, Director of Policy, American Hospital Association, and Sarah Thomas, Director of Research, Center for Health Solutions (DCHS), and Casey Korba Health Policy Manager, DCHS, Deloit...

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Enterprise Data Governance and Data Lake at Ascension Health

December 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Pirolo, MD, SVP, CMIO, Ascension Health, and Gerry Lewis, VP IT Strategy and Business Development, Ascension Information Services.  This presentation describes the early development of the enter...

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Project Management Office at University Hospitals

January 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Andrew Kinnear, MBA, PMP, Director, Project Management Office, University Hospitals, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator).  An...

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Taking the Banner IT PMO Enterprise-wide

April 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bryce Carder, PMP, Senior Director Project Management Office, Banner Health, and John Kocon, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office, Catholic Health Initiatives (moderator).  Bryce is r...

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Setting up a Successful Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO)

November 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Cherian Portz, PMP, System Director ePMO & Strategic Planning, and Jodie Gardner, PMP, Manager, ePMO Quality & Process Manager, Ministry Health Care.  Founded in 2004, the Ministry Health Car...

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Baptist Health Redesigns Case Management to Reduce Readmissions

April 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Penny Gilbert, MSN, MBA, BSM, RN, CPHQ, Director, ACC, Case Management, Social Services and Transport Team, Baptist Health. The rising cost of healthcare along with pay-for-performance and bundled-pay...

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How Technology Helps Improve Care Transitions and Drives Self-Management at UAB

November 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joann Clough, Transitional Care Coordinator, UAB Medicine, and Shara Cohen, Senior SVP of Client Experience, Emmi Solutions. Seventy-six percent of readmissions are preventable, yet patients often don...

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Technology Infrastructures for Provider Mobility

February 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mark Ford, Principal; Jeff Hersh, Specialist Leader; Kelly Patrick, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Healthcare providers are eager to use mobile devices and applications to efficiently delive...

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Cybersecurity Cold War at Partners HealthCare

February 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Partners HealthCare.  We are in a extremely challenging environment with various risks and threats that impact our way of business.  As...

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Conclusions and Recommendations on Cybersecurity

June 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mac McMillan, FHIMSS/CISM, Chairman & CEO, CynergisTek, Inc. Cybersecurity threats continue to plague the healthcare industry and new threats emerge daily. Is your organization prepared to identif...

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Privacy and Security at Advocate Health

August 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Asra Ali, MS, CHC, CHPC, Senior Compliance/Privacy Specialist Corporate Compliance Department, Advocate Health Care. Social media is at the forefront of our lives.  Each workplace is strongly involve...

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Where does your Organization Stand on the Healthcare Information Security Adoption Model

November 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Darwin Larrison, Corporate Information Security Officer, UnityPoint Health, and Rob Faix, Principal, Impact Advisors, introduce the Healthcare Information Security Adoption Model (HISAM).  HISAM faci...

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Cyber Security: Why Legacy Systems are Not Enough

November 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

GEN (Ret) Keith Alexander, President and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity, and former Director, National Security Agency. GEN (Ret) Alexander discusses the evolution of computers and networks, the challenge...

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