2017 Teleconferences

How Clinical Documentation Improvement Impacts Patient Safety, Quality and the Bottom Line

January 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tony Oliva, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Nuance, and Shane Wolverton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, CareChex.  Evidence clearly shows the value of implementing Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) to improve Case Mix Index (CMI), but can it positively impact patient safety and care quality metrics – in a quantifiable, persistent way?  An in-depth look at clinical […]

High Reliability, Quality and Cybersecurity at Texas Health Resources

January 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ron Mehring, CISO, Texas Health Resources. Numerous industries that deal with life safety issues and critical infrastructure have adopted high reliability organizational principles and quality management to help manage risk and reduce negative outcomes.  During this presentation, Ron covers high reliability based strategies and quality management techniques and how they can be used to drive […]

Database Links Engagement and Reduced Costs with the Use of Portals

January 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kristin M. Jenkins, JD, MBA, FACHE, President, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation and Senior VP, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.  The Foundation houses a voluntary health information exchange in which 98 acute care and post-acute care facilities share claims data.  This data is analyzed to measure performance on AHRQ quality metrics, hospital acquired conditions and readmissions […]

IU Health Pilot to Route IHIE Data into the EMR

January 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jason T. Schaffer, MD FAAEM, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Division of Informatics, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Department of Emergency Medicine, and Keith Kelley, VP Solution Delivery, Indiana Health Information Exchange. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) has delivered community-wide clinical results into physician office EMR systems for years, and […]

Rethinking Medication Adherence at Advocate

February 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tina Esposito, VP, Center for Health Information Services, Darcy Davis, Data Scientist, and Fran Wilk, Clinical Process Designer, Advocate Health Care.  With annual cost estimates as large as $300 billion, non-adherence to medications is an enormous opportunity in the Accountable Care era.  As a large ACO, Advocate Health Care is working to more effectively intervene […]

Cybersecurity of the Medical Internet of Things: FDA Postmarket Cybersecurity Guidance Update

February 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Russell L. Jones, Partner, Raj Mehta, Partner, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and Phillip M. Englert, National Director Technology Operations – Physical Asset Services, Catholic Health Initiatives. There has been a lot of interest and discussion on BioMed device security over the last couple of years.  As part of cybersecurity concerns, Boards are asking questions on this […]

Intelligent Decision Support at Adventist Health System

February 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Qammer Bokhari, MD, VP/CMIO, and Loren Hauck, MD, CMO, Adventist Health System.  Drs. Bokhari and Hauck share how Adventist Health System (AHS) established its vision on leveraging Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS) to provide real-time clinical and financial surveillance across the care continuum. Participants will hear about the evolution of IDSS at AHS and how […]

Leveraging Dynamic Documentation and Specialty Driven Quick Order Pages (Mpages) to Improve Clinician Workflow at Emory

February 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Julie Hollberg, MD, CMIO, Emory Healthcare & Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.  While EMR’s offer robust potential to improve healthcare delivery, the initial versions have caused significant frustration.  Originally Emory had just four different views of the EMR, yet what a urologist wants to see is different than a dermatologist or […]

IS Support for Value-based Care and DSRIP at NYP

February 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Gil Kuperman, MD, PhD, Director for Interoperability Informatics, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.  NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) is an integrated delivery system in the New York City metropolitan area.  Like all health care providers, NYP is responding to dynamics that are advancing value-based care and the need for efficiency in health care delivery.  The value-based care landscape – and […]

Repurposing Your Staff: A Major Transfer of Skillsets from Infrastructure to Applications at VCU

February 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Rich Pollack, VP & CIO, VCU Health.  Rich discusses how a detailed review and benchmarking of IT revealed an excessive staffing in infrastructure roles to the detriment of adequate resources for applications support. Working with HR, a plan was developed to transition 40 positions to new roles and provide the training and mentoring needed to […]

Controlling Chaos:  Preparing for Success in Value-based Care

February 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tonya Edwards, MD/MMM, Senior Physician Executive, and Joan Campbell, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Impact Advisors.  Dr. Edwards and Joan discuss management of the tidal wave of changes necessary to be successful as health systems transition to value-based payment environments.  They also cover developing true systems out of federated states to reduce clinical variation and cost, integration […]

Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) at RWJBarnabas Health

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Deborah Larkin-Carney, Corporate VP for Quality, RWJBarnabas Health, and Catherine Gorman-Klug, Director Quality Service Line, Nuance Communications, Inc.  Beginning in February 2017, hospitals will be required to submit quality measures electronically to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). While all electronic health records (EHRs) are required to be certified to submit the proper […]

Carequality Network at Sutter Health

March 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Steven R. Lane, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy & Interoperability, Sutter Health.  Taking a clinical perspective, Dr. Steven Lane reviews the foundations and recent history of interoperability and health information exchange.  He focuses on the emerging Carequality Framework and the increasing participation in and use of Carequality supported exchange since the first transactions […]

The Technologies of Interoperability and Moving Towards a Unified Future

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Kelly Patrick, Managing Director, Nick Wong, Senior Manager, Mitchell Bailey, Senior Manager, and Alan Vitale, Specialist Master, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Seamless interoperability, both within an organization and externally-facing systems, is the “ideal state” healthcare enterprises are searching for.  This capability paves the way for health systems to access all relevant information at the points of […]

Conclusions and Recommendations on Provider Cybersecurity, Part II

March 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mac McMillan, FHIMSS/CISM, Chairman & CEO, CynergisTek, Inc. Cyberattacks in 2016 targeted at provider organizations proved that they have the capability to disrupt operations for prolonged periods of time. These attacks are not only expensive for the institutions affected, but also disrupt their ability to treat and serve patients. Mac discusses the future of cybersecurity […]

New Imaging Tools from IBM Watson Health

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steven Tolle, VP and Chief Strategist – Imaging, IBM Watson Health.  Machine learning and artificial intelligence can be leveraged in imaging technology to streamline workflow, accelerate turnaround time, and offer personalized approaches to diagnosing and treating patients. Steven shares the work in progress around this new technology as a physician support tool that integrates imaging […]

Attaining Behavioral Health Continuity of Care across Sharp HealthCare

March 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Debbie Ochs, Director IT Applications, Sony Dhillon, Senior System Analyst, Mary Kay Shibley, MSN, RN, Clinical Informaticist, and Michael Dodson, Manager, Clinical Applications – Ambulatory EHR Support, Sharp HealthCare. Sharp Behavioral Health has been live on Cerner Millennium Powerchart in both the Inpatient and Outpatient settings since June 2010. The implementation of Cerner Powerchart Ambulatory […]

Technology Governance at Ascension

March 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dave Baker, VP Strategic Planning and Innovation, Ascension Information Services (AIS), Ascension Health.  Technology governance is more than IT governance. In fact, it is hard to think of any healthcare capabilities that don’t require some form of technology or, at a minimum, integrate with technologies that support other capabilities. This makes navigating Ascension’s technology landscape […]

2017 Best in KLAS Awards

March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jared Peterson, Senior VP of Operations, and Taylor Davis, VP of Stategy and Analysis, KLAS.  The Best in KLAS report recognizes vendors who have made significant strides to improve healthcare while addressing changes like payment reform and the shift to population health. Vendors recognized in the Best in KLAS report have earned the title of […]

Enabling Health and Wellness at Home: Emerging Technologies and Incentives

April 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Betts, Principal, and Sarah Thomas, Lead, Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions and Managing Director, Deloitte Services LLP.  In the future, value in health care will likely be captured by those who can play a role in reducing costs and improving health outcomes. New MACRA regulations further compound these pressures to reduce costs and improve […]

Bringing Your Doctor to You: Telemedicine at Sharp Rees-Stealy

April 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brent Steineckert, Director, EMR, Access and Health Information Management, Sharp Rees-Stealy, and Marcy Mishiwiec, Director, IT Ancillary Services, Sharp HealthCare. For more than two years, Sharp Rees-Stealy (SRS) medical centers have been connecting patients with their primary care physician or specialist through the use of telemedicine.  Patients have the option to receive care for certain […]

Rewriting the Playbook on HIEs for Improved Patient, Clinical and Business Outcomes

April 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian Yeaman, MD, CEO, Yeaman & Associates and Coordinated Care Health Network, and Ray George, Director, Business Development, Nuance.  Early in 2017, Coordinated Care of Oklahoma (CCO), a multi-state HIE, announced its dissolution and the launch of Coordinated Care Health Network (CCHN), a nationwide secure data exchange network with image sharing. Like many HIE organizations, […]

MIPS Math:  An In-depth Look at the MIPS Scoring Methodology, Part II

April 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, MD, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This session provides an in-depth review and analysis of the calculations used to score each of the four MIPS components (Quality, Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities, and Cost). Learn how to understand some of the complexities used in the […]

IQ Dashboards at Methodist Le Bonheur

April 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paula Jacobs, VP Process Improvement & Innovation, and David Deas, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Analytics, Methodist Le Bonheur.  As the healthcare market continues to evolve, organizations get less value from the old “snapshot in time,” paper-based reports we have used for years. See how Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has leveraged the data in their EMR […]

Population Health Performance 2016: The Training Wheels Are Off

April 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bradley Hunter, Research Director, KLAS.  Providers knew that value-based care was inevitable. To prepare, they practiced on their employees, took on a few payer contracts, and selectively implemented a few tools. Now, having gotten their balance, many are taking off the training wheels and taking on more risk. But are PHM vendors ready as well? […]

The Rise of Cognitive Analytics in Healthcare and How to Adapt

May 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

The Rise of Cognitive Analytics in Healthcare and How to AdaptDan Kinsella, Managing Director, and Bill Fera, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Informed by humans, enabled by science, Cognitive Analytics holds the promise of helping organizations address seemingly intractable problems.  From the application of natural language processing to automate knowledge-intensive processes to using advanced analytics and […]

Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC): Progress toward True Semantic Interoperability, Part II

May 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Stan Huff, MD, CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare, and Oscar Diaz, CEO, Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC).  Dr. Huff and Oscar provide an update on HSPC activities, successes, and challenges.  HSPC is a provider led, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder, membership organization that is fostering an industry-wide collaborative for the development of an open ecosystem of interoperable applications, content, and […]

How Clinical Documentation Helped Baptist Health South Florida Realize Improved Financial Performance

May 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lorena Chicoye, MD, Corporate Medical Director Managed Care, Baptist Health, and Melinda Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, VP Clinical Services and Education, Nuance Communications, Inc.  While quality improvement programs are underway at healthcare organizations across the country, the CDI initiative at Baptist Health South Florida is notable for the measurable financial and clinical results achieved. Since […]

Diversion Analytics, Software, Value of Big Data Solutions at Hackensack UMC

May 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nilesh Desai, B.S, RPh., MBA, Administrator, Pharmacy and Clinical Operations, Hackensack UMC, and Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Diversion Consultant, Omnicell.  Nilesh and Kimberly discuss the impact of controlled substance diversion on hospitals, including: identifying primary diversion methods in the pharmacy and on nursing units; reviewing advancements in technology and experience from a Hackensack UMC […]

Achieving the Triple Aim in Critical Care Using Advanced IT and Business Strategy at Emory

May 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dr. Timothy Buchman, PhD, MD, MCCM, Director Emory Critical Care Center, and Cheryl Hiddleson, MSN, RN, CCRN-E, Director Emory eICU Center. There is a shortage of critical care providers in the United States. Finding new ways of utilizing existing resources to provide high quality care to larger populations is essential for filling the gap found […]

Leveraging the EHR with CDS to Prepare for Value-based Care at Cedars-Sinai

May 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Weingarten, MD, SVP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Weingarten describes Cedars-Sinai’s four-year journey to “hard wire” CDS into the EHR related to value-based payments in the inpatient and ambulatory settings, and to evaluate the resulting impact on quality and cost of care.  He also discusses the performance of commercial accountable care […]

Utilizing Technology to Support Sepsis Initiatives

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kody Hansen, Research Manager of Clinical Decision Support, KLAS. Utilizing technology to support sepsis initiatives in the inpatient healthcare environment is not a new concept, but widespread adoption of these solutions is relatively nascent across the country. Kody outlines key findings on vendor sepsis technologies in use today, gleaned from interviews with over 150 healthcare […]

Journey to NextGen ACO at KentuckyOne

May 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Don Lovasz, President, KentuckyOne Health Partners. While forming the health system 4 years ago, CHI’s KentuckyOne also created its Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Currently the KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP) ACO is ranked in the top decile nationally among over 400 ACOs across the country in terms of quality, total medical spend savings, and covered lives. […]

Behavioral Health Integration and the EMR at Partners HealthCare

June 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Roseman, MD, Behavioral Health Clinical Content Lead, Jennifer Gray, RN, Application Manager, Andrew Murphy, Application Coordinator, and Liann Devereux, Application Coordinator, Partners HealthCare System. After three years of enterprise discussion and consensus on workflows and content, Partners began a new EMR implementation process in 2015. This has resulted in the successful implementation of the […]

The State of MACRA, Value Based Care, and Population Health: Where Are We Now

June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Gary Wainer, DO, Medical Director Northwestern Medicine Physician Partners, Eric Finocchiaro, Managing Director, and Tony Jurek, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  With the current MACRA reporting year underway, organizations continue to focus on 2017 metrics while simultaneously turning attention to the 2018 reporting requirements and beyond. As the MACRA requirements change, so must each participating […]

Cybersecurity Challenges of Connected Medical Devices

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Maliff, Director Applied Solutions, ECRI Institute. Medical devices are no longer just standalone systems at the bedside, but are now connected to other devices and the electronic medical record system to aid in documentation and real-time patient care decisions. While hospitals often have policies and practices related to information technologies security, the diverse world […]

Being Cyber Resilient in the World Today at Ascension

June 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Duane Hopkins, National Security Operations Director, Ascension Health. In today’s world, cyber-attacks are on the rise, attackers are increasing the level of sophistication causing the landscape to shift at a very rapid pace.  Organizations need the ability to anticipate, withstand, and recover from attacks on critical resources and evolve their supporting infrastructures to improve those […]

Legacy Data Management

June 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Janice Wurz, Principal, Shaman Akhtar, Senior Advisor, and Christine Personius, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  Most cost predictors for EHR/Merger & Acquisition transitions assume legacy application expenses are eradicated after go-live. Regulatory requirements, however, preclude the “box & storage” of old records offsite. With the ongoing need to access historical data, organizations must address and fund […]

Nursing Optimization at Eastern Maine

June 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

April Giard, NP-BC, NEA-BC, VP & Chief Nursing Information Officer, Eastern Maine Health System. Hospitals and clinicians have been trying to move beyond the implementation and adoption of technology to the stage of how technology can be meaningful in improving patient care, and to use the system in place to its fullest potential. Nursing is […]

NYP Launches On-Demand Digital Health Services

June 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Peter Fleischut, MD, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Operating Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian.  NYP On Demand Is a comprehensive suite of digital services to get the right doctor to the right patient, nationally, regionally and locally. The On Demand program consists of second opinions in 80+ specialties, urgent care in four states, pediatric and adult ED […]

SMART on FHIR: Integrating HIE Data into EMR Workflow, Part II

June 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Matthias Kochmann, MD, Clinical Informatics Fellow, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., and Jason Schaffer, MD, IU Health. Drs. Kochmann and Schaffer discuss the Regenstrief “SMART on FHIR” pilots underway to standardize the process of integrating HIE data into different EMRs so that HIE data can be integrated into a physician’s workflow to improve patient care. This is […]

Engaging Patients in Care with OpenNotes at Sutter Health

June 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Conroy, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Medical Group. Improved communication and collaboration with patients are necessary to improve health outcomes, lower cost, and enhance experience for health providers and the people they serve.  As an example, studies show that 80% of what is discussed or recommended in a clinical visit is not recalled […]

Embedding Mental Health Care in Every Visit at Intermountain Healthcare

July 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN, Mental Health Integration Director, Intermountain Healthcare, and Jeffrey Rose, MD, Senior VP of Clinical Strategy, Hearst Health.  Properly diagnosing and treating mental disorders through an effective integrated team approach is vital to achieving population health. In 2000, Intermountain created a Mental Health Integration program for patients that made mental health evaluation […]

Alternative Payment Models: MACRA, Part III

July 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session will look at the “other half” of the MACRA legislation: incentives for participating in Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  Topics will include an in-depth review and analysis of the different APM options defined under […]

Pop Health Initiative using HealtheIntent at the University of Missouri/Health Network of Missouri

July 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bryan Bliven, CIO, MU Health Care and Executive Director, Tiger Institute for Health Innovations, and Mike Seda, Director, Regional Operations, Tiger Institute. As University of Missouri Health has been progressing on its journey towards value-based care it has developed various types of innovative healthcare provider and industry partnerships to scale care delivery across a larger […]

Analytics: Harvard Offers Digital Repository of Medical Evidence

July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ali Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, Executive Director, Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Raja describes the HMS Library of Evidence, a collaborative between the HMS Countway Library of Medicine and representatives of other HMS hospitals and Harvard institutions. It was founded to create […]

The Evolution of Population Management at CHRISTUS Health

July 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Grayling Yarbrough, Director of Population Health Management, and Randy Osteen, Associate CIO and Vice President for Information Management, CHRISTUS Health.  Over the past few years, Population Health Management has become a buzz word in the healthcare industry as payment and care delivery moves from fee-for-service to value-based care models.  In 2013, CHRISTUS Health began its […]

Beyond Patient Engagement:  Using Patient Engagement Data to Identify Gaps and Measure Process Improvements

July 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sara Laskey, MD, Chief Experience Officer, Metro Health, and Shara Cohen, JD, Senior VP, Client Experience, Emmi. Technology can be a powerful tool to enable providers to engage patients to be active partners in their care, but Cleveland-based MetroHealth System learned it could do much more.  MetroHealth initially implemented Emmi care transition solutions to help […]

Activity-based Costing Initiative at the University of Michigan

July 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Andrew L. Rosenberg, MD, CIO, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, and Migdalia Musler, Associate CFO, University of Michigan Medical Group.  Healthcare providers and health systems may be at financial and other risk if they are unable to accurately determine costs for patients and their episodes of care, let alone how those costs compare to outcomes […]

Technology Organizational Transformation – What it is and How You Achieve it

July 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Melissa Dill, Vice President, Ascension Information Services.  Technology has and will continue to play an important role in the way products and services are developed, delivered and used by their customers.  While healthcare tends to lag behind industry in adoption and delivery of new, innovative solutions, consumers are demanding that healthcare keep up with non-healthcare […]

Leading Wisely: The Next Generation of Executive Decision Support

August 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dorian DiNardo, SVP Product Development, Health Catalyst. While healthcare has invested billions of dollars in digitizing information, many leadership teams haven’t had the right decision-making tools to harness data, generate insight and effect clinical, financial and operational outcomes. Now, that has changed. Leading Wisely is a game changer for healthcare leaders. This web-based solution automatically […]

Performance Scorecard at Methodist Le Bonheur, Part II

August 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paula Jacobs, VP Process Improvement & Innovation, and David Deas, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Analytics, Methodist Le Bonheur.  This session reviews the innovative quality measurement system used by a six-hospital healthcare system as a strategy to achieve top decile performance across all service lines. Performance Scorecard, an expanded Balanced Scorecard model, was developed in 2015 […]

Implementation of a Best in Class Central Service Center for Pharmacy at Advocate

August 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Trac Pham, MS, RPh, MBA, Corporate Director of Central Service Center, Advocate Health Care.  Advocate Health Care has transformed the management and delivery of drugs throughout the health system with an aggressive and disciplined focus on standing up a central service center for pharmacy to reduce medication costs and improve pharmacy staff efficiency.  In just […]

Value-Based Care Tech Strategy v2017 at Mercy Health

August 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

J.D. Whitlock, VP, Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health.  Whether you are just starting your VBC journey, or are a mature ACO / CIN refining your technology strategy, we are all struggling with obtaining the right balance of VBC capabilities from our enterprise EHR, VBC vendor add-ons, and staffing. J.D. discusses IT management / strategy implications of […]

Big Data and Machine Learning in Healthcare: Actual Experience, Actual Results at Intermountain

August 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee Pierce, Chief Data Officer, and Lonny Northrup, Sr. Medical Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare.  With hundreds of vendors advertising the benefits of big data and machine learning for healthcare, it is challenging to separate claims from reality. Intermountain Healthcare shares examples of work they have done and work done by other leading healthcare systems that are […]

Physician Engagement at Houston Methodist: Let Doctors be Doctors

August 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nicholas Desai, MD, CMIO, Houston Methodist, Arthur Sorrell, MD, Principal and Physician Executive, and Christina Boling, Advisor, Impact Advisors.  Physician engagement and preparedness are among the strongest factors influencing the overall success or failure of an EHR implementation.  Houston Methodist strongly believes that to achieve physician efficiency, they must identify human-centric versus computer-centric workflows, and […]

Community Outreach at Spectrum

August 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kenneth J. Fawcett, Jr, MD, VP Spectrum Health Healthier Communities.  Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities offers community outreach to vulnerable populations to improve health and reduce health disparities.  Infant mortality and adverse birth outcomes have been reduced by 50%; enhanced educational outcomes are supported through virtual health delivery augmenting onsite behavioral health, medical and dental services; […]

MACRA: Who Will Gain and Who Will Lose?

August 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erik Johnson, VP Value Based Care, Jay Hazelrigs, Jim Dolstad, Senior Director Actuarial Advisory, and Elena White, Optum.  Today’s integrated health systems are increasingly engaged in Medicare risk management strategies, such as Medicare Advantage, MSSP, and MACRA. Strategies for managing risk in the Medicare population can cascade into commercial payer performance, and market competitiveness and […]

Immediate Access to Medical Images Saves Lives at Tampa General

September 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alexander Nieto-Avila, Imaging Systems Support Manager, Tampa General Hospital, and Lara Caldwell Stout, Director, Diagnostics, Nuance Communications. At Tampa General Hospital (TGH), the region’s only Level I trauma center, radiologists and physicians treating the area’s most critically ill patients are routinely faced with life or death decisions. For them, speed and information can literally make […]

Vertical Integration: Acquiring New Capabilities by Investing in Digital Health

September 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Bryan Martin, Partner, and Michael Kleinmann, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Consolidation continues to take place across the healthcare value chain, but an emerging trend centers on the convergence of providers, health IT companies and digital health startups.  Confronted with greater responsibility for health outcomes, continued cost pressures, and a need for greater patient engagement, […]

Rebooting Healthcare Information Technology Downtime Management at Spectrum

September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Julie Bulson, DNP, MPA, RN, NE-BC, Director, Emergency Preparedness, and Burt Smith, Director, Enterprise Operations, Spectrum Health.  The information technology department has worked closely with the emergency preparedness department to design a major incident management system that closely resembles the hospital incident command structure assisting in a rapid response to IS incidents while improving communication […]

MIPS & MACRA Proposed Rule: What’s Changed for 2018 and Beyond

September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This session examines the new proposed 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule for MIPS/MACRA (released 6-20-17) and its implications, providing not only a review of the rule’s provisions, but also an in-depth examination of how those provisions […]

KLAS Report: Outsourcing Your Revenue Cycle

September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Boyd Stewart, Research Director, KLAS.  Healthcare revenue cycle is complex: compensation for care can come from any of several different payers, and policies are constantly changing. When providers decide to place the care of their financial stream in the hands of a revenue cycle services (RCS) firm, they need that firm to be, first and […]

The 21st Century Cures Act and Your Reimbursement: What you Need to Know

September 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Maria Balderas, PhD, Health Informaticist, IBM Watson Health. The 21st Century Cures Act is changing the relationship between your health information technology investment and your reimbursement from government payers. Dr. Balderas describes the intersection of the Cures Act and Quality Payment Programs, as well as the role that Certified EHR Technology, virtual groups and third-party […]

Telemedicine Solutions to Developing Workforce, Partners and Consumer Engagement at Avera

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jay Weems, Vice-President of Operations, Avera eCARE.  Avera Health journeyed into telemedicine in the early 1990s to assist the needs of the workforce and to better serve the population in rural and underserved communities.  Today, the telemedicine arm of the Avera Health system, Avera eCARE, has become an important solution to solve several complex healthcare […]

NLP Reveals Meaning from Unstructured Data in EMRs, Part I

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shaun J. Grannis, MD MS FACMI FAAFP, Director, and Chris Frederick, Senior Product Manager, Regenstrief Institute, Center for Biomedical Informatics. Extracting meaningful data from electronic health records in an accurate and efficient manner is challenging, with a significant portion of clinical information found only in unstructured, free-text clinical documents. Regenstrief Institute has developed and refined […]

Lessons Learned from a CyberCrime: The Unfortunate Realities of our Time

October 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Satish Maripuri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Healthcare.  The very nature of cyberattacks is changing; they are faster, more sophisticated and potentially more destructive. As the severity of incidents increases, the knowledge to address the technical aspects and leadership skills to manage through an attack have never been more important. After successfully managing […]

Customer and Provider Engagement and the Healthcare Experience

October 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Urvi Shah, Manager, and Heather Nelson, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  As customers’ expectations continue to mature, healthcare organizations must be prepared to support changing expectations. Focusing on the patient experience has multiple benefits for healthcare organizations – financially, and more importantly, quality outcomes. Hear about what’s most important to customers and how providers can address and […]

Patient Opioid Abuse Detection and Prevention: New Discovery Analytic Approaches

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Derek Pederson, MA, MBA, Vice President Medical Informatics, and Peter N. Toensing, MD, Medical Director for Episode Analytics, Optum.  The increasing power of data and analytics capabilities to help providers identify, address and prevent opioid abuse can be augmented by combining pharmacy utilization and benefit claims data to create a holistic view of opioid abuse […]

Blockchain Technology at Saint Lukes Health Network

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Rob Faix, VP Technology Services, Impact Advisors, LLC, introduce the fundamentals of blockchain technology, practical application, impacts, and benefits to the healthcare industry.  Blockchain technology, most notably associated with the digital currency Bitcoin, continues to be explored as a technology framework for the trusted sharing of […]

Preventing Physician Burnout

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul DeChant, MD, Senior Advisor, IBM Watson Health. Physician burnout affects more than 50% of physicians, impacting every specialty, and reducing the capability to deliver safe and effective patient care. Lean management provides an excellent way to reduce the barriers and frustrations that drive physician burnout. In this session, learn how Lean management systems address […]

Leveraging Intelligent Process Automation for Shared Services at Ascension

October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James Jordan, CIO, Ministry Service Center (MSC). The MSC was founded in 2011 to deliver Shared Services in support of HR, Finance and Supply Chain for Ascension Health. James discusses the 3-year journey to leverage Intelligent Process Automation to streamline operations, where they are empowering information workers with “Next Best Step” assistance based on prescriptive […]

Partners Showcases Wearable Tech that Enables Hospital to Deliver Care at Home

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Levine, MD, MPH, MA, general internist and clinician investigator, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School. Providing hospital-level care at home to acutely ill adults who would normally have been admitted to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, one of the original founding members of Partners HealthCare, offers […]

NLP Reveals Unstructured Data in EMRs, Part II

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Frederick, Senior Product Manager, Regenstrief Institute, Center for Biomedical Informatics, and Mike Dow, Director of Product Development, Health Catalyst. Health systems can leverage the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP) today by utilizing scalable NLP solution at the front lines. Using information extracted from text, combined with the discrete coded data, health systems can […]

Leveraging Patient Reported Data to Improve Patient Outcomes at Intermountain

October 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee Pierce, Chief Data Officer, and Stephen Hunter PT, DPT, OCS, Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare developed a system for collecting and reporting clinical outcomes for patients receiving physical therapy called ROMS (Rehabilitation Outcomes Management System).  Using patient reported outcomes in clinical decision making, collected over the past 18 years using this application, the practice has […]

Onward and Upward: Ascension Moves Speech-based Clinical Documentation to the Cloud

November 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Clark Headrick, DO, Mid-Michigan CMIO, Ascension Mid-Michigan, and Justin Hubbard, MD, Director of Product Management, Nuance. To enable providers at Ascension’s St. Mary’s of Michigan, St. Joseph and Genesys facilities to improve documentation workflow and content, the health system migrated provider documentation to their EHR using a Cloud-based speech platform. High provider adoption compliance (93%) […]

The Future of Work in Healthcare

November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

    Debora Hays, Specialist Executive, David Sklar, Specialist Leader, Quinn Solomon, Principal, and Jennifer Radin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  The rapidly shifting ways in which work will be performed in the future is a major concern for many leaders of healthcare provider organizations, who may anticipate that the scale and pace of change will overwhelm […]

A Population Management Strategy: Primary Care Pharmacy Services for the Complex Patient

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

L. David Harlow, III, BS, Pharm D, Assistant VP for Professional Services Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Laboratory and Disease Management, Martin Health System. Dr. Harlow defines the significance of pharmacy services embedded in primary care that focuses strategically on Complex Multi-Comorbid patients with a history of therapeutic failure. This service leverages pharmacist talent in the context […]

Patients, Providers, Open Notes: Current Lessons and Future Directions at UCLA

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Mafi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA Health. Movement towards fully transparent care is spreading rapidly across the United States. In this discussion, we update the progress on the acceptance and extension of the OpenNotes initiative across the country, and assess its impact on patients, physicians, and the quality of health care.  Clinical Decision […]

Connecting Patients, Providers and Insights Through IoT

November 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Gresham, Vice President of DeviceWorks and Interoperability, Cerner Corporation. Providers across the care continuum are transforming care delivery using medical device connectivity, open and interoperable platforms, and the internet of things (IoT). By facilitating the exchange of information and data across wearables, fitness apps, location-based and other technologies in an ecosystem of smart, connected […]

Using Innovative Analytics to Manage Risk, Improve Patient Care and Lower Costs

November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Sam VanNorman, MS, CPHQ, General Manager Managed Analytics Programs (MAP), and Derek Pederson, MA, MBA, VP Medical Informatics Consulting, Optum.  See how innovative analytics helped to mitigate risks associated with diabetes severity, potentially avoidable ER visits, and palliative care across health systems.  Gain insights from three highly impactful case studies and see how advanced data […]

Ins and Outs of Interoperability Vendors

November 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Bob Cash, VP, Provider Relations, and Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS.  Current interoperability measurement provides important insights into the enablers, barriers, and progress of data sharing, but it requires significant time for providers to participate, effort for KLAS to collect, and expense for vendors and other partnering organizations to support. Join us as Bob […]

An Integrated Strategy: TeleHealth at Intermountain Healthcare

December 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Brian Wayling, AVP TeleHealth Services, Angie Adams, RN, BSN, TeleHealth Program Manager, and Katherine Repko, RN, TeleHealth Operations Manager, Intermountain Healthcare.  Intermountain Healthcare has deployed a broad range of TeleHealth programs in just a few years that have facilitated over 330,000 patient interactions. Participants will hear how a central TeleHealth deployment team, and an integrated […]

This Just in: MIPS Information Blocking – New Attestation Requirements for 2017!

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor Impact Advisors.  This session provides late-breaking information about what every provider needs to know now in order to successfully attest for 2017. Dan, Jason and Larry examine the implications of the recent clarification from CMS regarding the MIPS requirement that eligible […]

Personal Health Management at Memorial Hermann

December 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Amanda Hammel, VP IT Operations and Population Health, and Nicole Clarke Luck, VP Finance, Memorial Hermann Health System.  The transformation into healthy populations, reduced cost per capita, and improved consumer and provider experiences begins with a scalable platform. Amanda and Nicole discuss their experience in leveraging people, process, and technology to create a population health […]

2017 by Topic

Intelligent Decision Support at Adventist Health System

February 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Qammer Bokhari, MD, VP/CMIO, and Loren Hauck, MD, CMO, Adventist Health System.  Drs. Bokhari and Hauck share how Adventist Health System (AHS) established its vision on leveraging Intelligent Decisi...

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New Imaging Tools from IBM Watson Health

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Steven Tolle, VP and Chief Strategist – Imaging, IBM Watson Health.  Machine learning and artificial intelligence can be leveraged in imaging technology to streamline workflow, accelerate turna...

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IQ Dashboards at Methodist Le Bonheur

April 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paula Jacobs, VP Process Improvement & Innovation, and David Deas, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Analytics, Methodist Le Bonheur.  As the healthcare market continues to evolve, organizations...

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The Rise of Cognitive Analytics in Healthcare and How to Adapt

May 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

The Rise of Cognitive Analytics in Healthcare and How to AdaptDan Kinsella, Managing Director, and Bill Fera, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Informed by humans, enabled by science, Cognitive Anal...

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How Clinical Documentation Helped Baptist Health South Florida Realize Improved Financial Performance

May 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lorena Chicoye, MD, Corporate Medical Director Managed Care, Baptist Health, and Melinda Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, VP Clinical Services and Education, Nuance Communications, Inc.  While quality improve...

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Leveraging the EHR with CDS to Prepare for Value-based Care at Cedars-Sinai

May 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Weingarten, MD, SVP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Weingarten describes Cedars-Sinai’s four-year journey to “hard wire” CDS into the EH...

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Utilizing Technology to Support Sepsis Initiatives

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kody Hansen, Research Manager of Clinical Decision Support, KLAS. Utilizing technology to support sepsis initiatives in the inpatient healthcare environment is not a new concept, but widespread adopti...

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Engaging Patients in Care with OpenNotes at Sutter Health

June 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Michael Conroy, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Medical Group. Improved communication and collaboration with patients are necessary to improve health outcomes, lower cost, and enhance experien...

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Analytics: Harvard Offers Digital Repository of Medical Evidence

July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Ali Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, Executive Director, Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Raja describ...

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Leading Wisely: The Next Generation of Executive Decision Support

August 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dorian DiNardo, SVP Product Development, Health Catalyst. While healthcare has invested billions of dollars in digitizing information, many leadership teams haven’t had the right decision-making...

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Performance Scorecard at Methodist Le Bonheur, Part II

August 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paula Jacobs, VP Process Improvement & Innovation, and David Deas, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Analytics, Methodist Le Bonheur.  This session reviews the innovative quality measurement sys...

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Physician Engagement at Houston Methodist: Let Doctors be Doctors

August 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Nicholas Desai, MD, CMIO, Houston Methodist, Arthur Sorrell, MD, Principal and Physician Executive, and Christina Boling, Advisor, Impact Advisors.  Physician engagement and preparedness are among th...

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The 21st Century Cures Act and Your Reimbursement: What you Need to Know

September 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Maria Balderas, PhD, Health Informaticist, IBM Watson Health. The 21st Century Cures Act is changing the relationship between your health information technology investment and your reimbursement from ...

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NLP Reveals Meaning from Unstructured Data in EMRs, Part I

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shaun J. Grannis, MD MS FACMI FAAFP, Director, and Chris Frederick, Senior Product Manager, Regenstrief Institute, Center for Biomedical Informatics. Extracting meaningful data from electronic health ...

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Patient Opioid Abuse Detection and Prevention: New Discovery Analytic Approaches

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Derek Pederson, MA, MBA, Vice President Medical Informatics, and Peter N. Toensing, MD, Medical Director for Episode Analytics, Optum.  The increasing power of data and analytics capabilities to help...

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Preventing Physician Burnout

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Paul DeChant, MD, Senior Advisor, IBM Watson Health. Physician burnout affects more than 50% of physicians, impacting every specialty, and reducing the capability to deliver safe and effective patient...

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NLP Reveals Unstructured Data in EMRs, Part II

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chris Frederick, Senior Product Manager, Regenstrief Institute, Center for Biomedical Informatics, and Mike Dow, Director of Product Development, Health Catalyst. Health systems can leverage the power...

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Leveraging Patient Reported Data to Improve Patient Outcomes at Intermountain

October 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee Pierce, Chief Data Officer, and Stephen Hunter PT, DPT, OCS, Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare developed a system for collecting and reporting clinical outcomes for patients recei...

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Onward and Upward: Ascension Moves Speech-based Clinical Documentation to the Cloud

November 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Clark Headrick, DO, Mid-Michigan CMIO, Ascension Mid-Michigan, and Justin Hubbard, MD, Director of Product Management, Nuance. To enable providers at Ascension’s St. Mary’s of Michigan, St...

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Patients, Providers, Open Notes: Current Lessons and Future Directions at UCLA

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

John Mafi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA Health. Movement towards fully transparent care is spreading rapidly across the United States. In this discussion, we update the progress on the ac...

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Leveraging Intelligent Process Automation for Shared Services at Ascension

October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

James Jordan, CIO, Ministry Service Center (MSC). The MSC was founded in 2011 to deliver Shared Services in support of HR, Finance and Supply Chain for Ascension Health. James discusses the 3-year jou...

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High Reliability, Quality and Cybersecurity at Texas Health Resources

January 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Ron Mehring, CISO, Texas Health Resources. Numerous industries that deal with life safety issues and critical infrastructure have adopted high reliability organizational principles and quality managem...

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Cybersecurity of the Medical Internet of Things: FDA Postmarket Cybersecurity Guidance Update

February 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Russell L. Jones, Partner, Raj Mehta, Partner, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and Phillip M. Englert, National Director Technology Operations – Physical Asset Services, Catholic Health Initiatives. T...

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Conclusions and Recommendations on Provider Cybersecurity, Part II

March 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Mac McMillan, FHIMSS/CISM, Chairman & CEO, CynergisTek, Inc. Cyberattacks in 2016 targeted at provider organizations proved that they have the capability to disrupt operations for prolonged period...

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Cybersecurity Challenges of Connected Medical Devices

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Robert Maliff, Director Applied Solutions, ECRI Institute. Medical devices are no longer just standalone systems at the bedside, but are now connected to other devices and the electronic medical recor...

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Being Cyber Resilient in the World Today at Ascension

June 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Duane Hopkins, National Security Operations Director, Ascension Health. In today’s world, cyber-attacks are on the rise, attackers are increasing the level of sophistication causing the landscap...

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Rebooting Healthcare Information Technology Downtime Management at Spectrum

September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Julie Bulson, DNP, MPA, RN, NE-BC, Director, Emergency Preparedness, and Burt Smith, Director, Enterprise Operations, Spectrum Health.  The information technology department has worked closely with t...

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Lessons Learned from a CyberCrime: The Unfortunate Realities of our Time

October 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Satish Maripuri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Healthcare.  The very nature of cyberattacks is changing; they are faster, more sophisticated and potentially more destructive. A...

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Blockchain Technology at Saint Lukes Health Network

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Rob Faix, VP Technology Services, Impact Advisors, LLC, introduce the fundamentals of blockchain technology, practical applicat...

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How Clinical Documentation Improvement Impacts Patient Safety, Quality and the Bottom Line

January 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tony Oliva, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Nuance, and Shane Wolverton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, CareChex.  Evidence clearly shows the value of implementing Clinical Documentation Im...

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Rethinking Medication Adherence at Advocate

February 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tina Esposito, VP, Center for Health Information Services, Darcy Davis, Data Scientist, and Fran Wilk, Clinical Process Designer, Advocate Health Care.  With annual cost estimates as large as $300 bi...

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IS Support for Value-based Care and DSRIP at NYP

February 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Gil Kuperman, MD, PhD, Director for Interoperability Informatics, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.  NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) is an integrated delivery system in the New York City metropolita...

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Controlling Chaos:  Preparing for Success in Value-based Care

February 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Tonya Edwards, MD/MMM, Senior Physician Executive, and Joan Campbell, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Impact Advisors.  Dr. Edwards and Joan discuss management of the tidal wave of changes necessary to b...

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Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) at RWJBarnabas Health

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Deborah Larkin-Carney, Corporate VP for Quality, RWJBarnabas Health, and Catherine Gorman-Klug, Director Quality Service Line, Nuance Communications, Inc.  Beginning in February 2017, hospitals will ...

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Enabling Health and Wellness at Home: Emerging Technologies and Incentives

April 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Betts, Principal, and Sarah Thomas, Lead, Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions and Managing Director, Deloitte Services LLP.  In the future, value in health care will likely be captured...

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Bringing Your Doctor to You: Telemedicine at Sharp Rees-Stealy

April 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brent Steineckert, Director, EMR, Access and Health Information Management, Sharp Rees-Stealy, and Marcy Mishiwiec, Director, IT Ancillary Services, Sharp HealthCare. For more than two years, Sharp Re...

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Rewriting the Playbook on HIEs for Improved Patient, Clinical and Business Outcomes

April 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brian Yeaman, MD, CEO, Yeaman & Associates and Coordinated Care Health Network, and Ray George, Director, Business Development, Nuance.  Early in 2017, Coordinated Care of Oklahoma (CCO), a multi...

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MIPS Math:  An In-depth Look at the MIPS Scoring Methodology, Part II

April 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, MD, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This session provides an in-depth review and analysis ...

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Achieving the Triple Aim in Critical Care Using Advanced IT and Business Strategy at Emory

May 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dr. Timothy Buchman, PhD, MD, MCCM, Director Emory Critical Care Center, and Cheryl Hiddleson, MSN, RN, CCRN-E, Director Emory eICU Center. There is a shortage of critical care providers in the United...

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Leveraging the EHR with CDS to Prepare for Value-based Care at Cedars-Sinai

May 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Scott Weingarten, MD, SVP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Weingarten describes Cedars-Sinai’s four-year journey to “hard wire” CDS into the EH...

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Journey to NextGen ACO at KentuckyOne

May 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Don Lovasz, President, KentuckyOne Health Partners. While forming the health system 4 years ago, CHI’s KentuckyOne also created its Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Currently the KentuckyOne...

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Behavioral Health Integration and the EMR at Partners HealthCare

June 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

John Roseman, MD, Behavioral Health Clinical Content Lead, Jennifer Gray, RN, Application Manager, Andrew Murphy, Application Coordinator, and Liann Devereux, Application Coordinator, Partners HealthC...

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The State of MACRA, Value Based Care, and Population Health: Where Are We Now

June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Gary Wainer, DO, Medical Director Northwestern Medicine Physician Partners, Eric Finocchiaro, Managing Director, and Tony Jurek, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  With the current MACRA r...

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NYP Launches On-Demand Digital Health Services

June 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Peter Fleischut, MD, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Operating Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian.  NYP On Demand Is a comprehensive suite of digital services to get the right doctor to the rig...

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SMART on FHIR: Integrating HIE Data into EMR Workflow, Part II

June 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Matthias Kochmann, MD, Clinical Informatics Fellow, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., and Jason Schaffer, MD, IU Health. Drs. Kochmann and Schaffer discuss the Regenstrief “SMART on FHIR” pilot...

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Embedding Mental Health Care in Every Visit at Intermountain Healthcare

July 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN, Mental Health Integration Director, Intermountain Healthcare, and Jeffrey Rose, MD, Senior VP of Clinical Strategy, Hearst Health.  Properly diagnosing and treating m...

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Alternative Payment Models: MACRA, Part III

July 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session will look at the “other half...

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The Evolution of Population Management at CHRISTUS Health

July 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Grayling Yarbrough, Director of Population Health Management, and Randy Osteen, Associate CIO and Vice President for Information Management, CHRISTUS Health.  Over the past few years, Population Heal...

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Beyond Patient Engagement:  Using Patient Engagement Data to Identify Gaps and Measure Process Improvements

July 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Sara Laskey, MD, Chief Experience Officer, Metro Health, and Shara Cohen, JD, Senior VP, Client Experience, Emmi. Technology can be a powerful tool to enable providers to engage patients to be active ...

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Activity-based Costing Initiative at the University of Michigan

July 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Andrew L. Rosenberg, MD, CIO, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, and Migdalia Musler, Associate CFO, University of Michigan Medical Group.  Healthcare providers and health systems may be at f...

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Technology Organizational Transformation – What it is and How You Achieve it

July 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Melissa Dill, Vice President, Ascension Information Services.  Technology has and will continue to play an important role in the way products and services are developed, delivered and used by their c...

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Implementation of a Best in Class Central Service Center for Pharmacy at Advocate

August 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Trac Pham, MS, RPh, MBA, Corporate Director of Central Service Center, Advocate Health Care.  Advocate Health Care has transformed the management and delivery of drugs throughout the health system wi...

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Value-Based Care Tech Strategy v2017 at Mercy Health

August 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

J.D. Whitlock, VP, Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health.  Whether you are just starting your VBC journey, or are a mature ACO / CIN refining your technology strategy, we are all struggling with obta...

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Big Data and Machine Learning in Healthcare: Actual Experience, Actual Results at Intermountain

August 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Lee Pierce, Chief Data Officer, and Lonny Northrup, Sr. Medical Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare.  With hundreds of vendors advertising the benefits of big data and machine learning for health...

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Community Outreach at Spectrum

August 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kenneth J. Fawcett, Jr, MD, VP Spectrum Health Healthier Communities.  Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities offers community outreach to vulnerable populations to improve health and reduce h...

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MACRA: Who Will Gain and Who Will Lose?

August 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Erik Johnson, VP Value Based Care, Jay Hazelrigs, Jim Dolstad, Senior Director Actuarial Advisory, and Elena White, Optum.  Today’s integrated health systems are increasingly engaged in Medicar...

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Immediate Access to Medical Images Saves Lives at Tampa General

September 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Alexander Nieto-Avila, Imaging Systems Support Manager, Tampa General Hospital, and Lara Caldwell Stout, Director, Diagnostics, Nuance Communications. At Tampa General Hospital (TGH), the region’...

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MIPS & MACRA Proposed Rule: What’s Changed for 2018 and Beyond

September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, Henry Stokman, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This session examines the new proposed 2018 Me...

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Telemedicine Solutions to Developing Workforce, Partners and Consumer Engagement at Avera

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Jay Weems, Vice-President of Operations, Avera eCARE.  Avera Health journeyed into telemedicine in the early 1990s to assist the needs of the workforce and to better serve the population in rural and...

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Customer and Provider Engagement and the Healthcare Experience

October 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Urvi Shah, Manager, and Heather Nelson, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  As customers’ expectations continue to mature, healthcare organizations must be prepared to support changing expectations. Foc...

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Partners Showcases Wearable Tech that Enables Hospital to Deliver Care at Home

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Levine, MD, MPH, MA, general internist and clinician investigator, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School. Providing hospital-level c...

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A Population Management Strategy: Primary Care Pharmacy Services for the Complex Patient

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

L. David Harlow, III, BS, Pharm D, Assistant VP for Professional Services Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Laboratory and Disease Management, Martin Health System. Dr. Harlow defines the significance of ph...

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Using Innovative Analytics to Manage Risk, Improve Patient Care and Lower Costs

November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Sam VanNorman, MS, CPHQ, General Manager Managed Analytics Programs (MAP), and Derek Pederson, MA, MBA, VP Medical Informatics Consulting, Optum.  See how innovative analytics helped to mitigate risk...

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An Integrated Strategy: TeleHealth at Intermountain Healthcare

December 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Brian Wayling, AVP TeleHealth Services, Angie Adams, RN, BSN, TeleHealth Program Manager, and Katherine Repko, RN, TeleHealth Operations Manager, Intermountain Healthcare.  Intermountain Healthcare h...

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This Just in: MIPS Information Blocking – New Attestation Requirements for 2017!

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor Impact Advisors.  This session provides late-breaking information about what every provider needs to...

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