2019 Previous Teleconferences

Strategies and Technologies for Advancing Patient Engagement

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

Colin Buckley, Senior Analyst, and Adam Cherrington, Director of Patient Engagement Research, KLAS.  Patient engagement is as old as medicine, but the use of information technology to engage patients is just taking shape. Broad visions and experimentation abound, but pathways are still being cleared, and there is a lack of consensus regarding end goals. The […]

Demographics, Burnout, and Technology: From Frustration to Friend

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

Michael Tutty, PhD, VP Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association.  The demographics of the United States are shifting as the population ages and the number of workers per retiree shrinks.  The resulting changes will put a heavy strain on the healthcare system.  There is a projected physician shortfall of between 42,600 and 121,300 […]

Driving EHR Adoption: Looking Beyond Go-Live for Long-term Success at Scripps

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

Shane Thielman, FACHE, AVP of Information Services, Joseph B. Stein, MD, FACC, Director of EHR, Scripps Health, and Bret Shillingstad, MD, CMIO of EHR Optimization Services, Nuance Communications.  Preparing members of the Scripps care team to adopt and utilize their EHR effectively was a key driver behind the way Scripps approached go-live and enablement of […]

Managing Cyber Threats and Protecting Patients: An HHS and Industry-led Response

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

Erik Decker, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine, and Julie Chua, Risk Management Branch Chief, HHS Office of Information Security.  Learn about mitigating common threats to the healthcare industry through a deep dive of the 405d cybersecurity guidance document. This guide (written for small-, medium- and large-sized organizations) posits a voluntary, […]

Diagnostic Errors and Health Informatics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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

Paul Epner, CEO and Co-Founder, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.  Diagnostic Errors, i.e., failures to provide an accurate and timely explanation for a patient’s problem, are the most significant patient safety issue today, causing more morbidity and mortality than all other patient safety problems combined.  Informatics will certainly have a significant role in improving […]

Microhospitals: Alternative Strategies for Clinical Services Delivery at CHRISTUS

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jennifer Varnadore, Administrator, CHRISTUS Bossier Emergency Hospital, Randy Osteen, VP Applications Services, and Dana Smelser, Director of Marketing and Communications, CHRISTUS Health.  As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, provider organizations are seeking lower-cost alternatives to providing traditional clinical services through creation of facilities that are scalable in design to provide high levels of care […]

Digital Patient Engagement at Partners

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

Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Senior Director Innovation, Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs.  Evidence suggests that patients engaged in their own care have better clinical outcomes and lower total medical expenses. However, engaging patients in meaningful ways requires high levels of coordination within care teams, along with the availability of well-designed, intelligent tools to offer to patients.  […]

2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule from CMS

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session focuses on the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule from CMS, and provides a high-level overview of the significant components of the legislation, how they interrelate, and what providers and health care organizations need to know for 2019.  Highlights include […]

2019 by Topic

Demographics, Burnout, and Technology: From Frustration to Friend

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

Michael Tutty, PhD, VP Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association.  The demographics of the United States are shifting as the population ages and the number...

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Driving EHR Adoption: Looking Beyond Go-Live for Long-term Success at Scripps

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

Shane Thielman, FACHE, AVP of Information Services, Joseph B. Stein, MD, FACC, Director of EHR, Scripps Health, and Bret Shillingstad, MD, CMIO of EHR Optimization Services, Nuance Communications.  P...

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Diagnostic Errors and Health Informatics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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

Paul Epner, CEO and Co-Founder, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.  Diagnostic Errors, i.e., failures to provide an accurate and timely explanation for a patient’s problem, are the most sign...

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Developing a Provider Efficiency Program at Beaumont

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

Karie Lyon, VP Information Technology, Suzan Beydoun, MD, MSHI, Associate CMIO, and Cathy Shepherd, RN, MEd, Director Information Technology, Beaumont Health, share their journey on the development of...

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Using AI to Improve Physician Documentation and Quality

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

Ehab Hanna, MD, MBA, CMIO, Universal Health Services, and Michael Clark, SVP & General Manager, Nuance Communications.  Through conversational AI-powered solutions at the point-of-care, providers...

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Strategic Program Management at INTEGRIS: The IT Role as a Strategic Partner

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

Mark Pasquale, CIO, INTEGRIS Health.  How many projects in your portfolio require IT resources to succeed?  If your organization is like most, over 90% of the projects will require at least one IT r...

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Managing Cyber Threats and Protecting Patients: An HHS and Industry-led Response

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

Erik Decker, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine, and Julie Chua, Risk Management Branch Chief, HHS Office of Information Security.  Learn about mitigatin...

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Cybersecurity Investment Strategy at Partners HealthCare

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

Jigar Kadakia, CISO/CPO, Partners HealthCare System.  Cybersecurity does not generate revenue, and this makes it difficult to assess how much money to allocate to a cybersecurity budget or predict th...

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Strategies and Technologies for Advancing Patient Engagement

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

Colin Buckley, Senior Analyst, and Adam Cherrington, Director of Patient Engagement Research, KLAS.  Patient engagement is as old as medicine, but the use of information technology to engage patients...

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Microhospitals: Alternative Strategies for Clinical Services Delivery at CHRISTUS

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Jennifer Varnadore, Administrator, CHRISTUS Bossier Emergency Hospital, Randy Osteen, VP Applications Services, and Dana Smelser, Director of Marketing and Communications, CHRISTUS Health.  As the he...

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Digital Patient Engagement at Partners

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

Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Senior Director Innovation, Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs.  Evidence suggests that patients engaged in their own care have better clinical outcomes and lower total medical e...

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2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule from CMS

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session focuses on the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule from CMS, and provides a high-level ov...

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The Growth and Maintenance of a Population Health Strategy at Memorial Hermann

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

Ini Ekiko, VP Population Health and Ambulatory Services, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.  Memorial Hermann has implemented tools to facilitate tracking and completion of registry care gaps and ac...

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The Future of Health: Technology Trends Transforming Healthcare

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

Tom Foley, Principal, Jason Wainstein, Principal, and Neal Batra, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  The life sciences and health care industry is on the brink of large-scale disruption. The futur...

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Medicare ACO in Adolescence: Six Years of MSSP Experience at AMITA Health

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

Luke Hansen, MD, MHS. VP & CMO Population Health, AMITA Health.  Accountable Care Organizations represent the most widely adopted of Medicare’s alternative payment models. AMITA Health was an e...

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Complex Care Planning Process at Mercy Health

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

Michael Olgren, MS, MMI, MD, FACEP, CMIO, and Diplomate in Clinical Informatics of the ABPM, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus, a member of Trinity Health.  Most healthcare workers feel patient ...

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Extending Patient Care Through Voice Technology and AI

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shara Cohen, JD, VP Customer Experience for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer.  Scaling reach and effectiveness of care management resources is a critical challenge for leading healthcare organi...

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Telehealth Strategy at VCU Improves Productivity, Patient Experience and Bottom Line

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

Vimal Mishra MD, MMCi, Medical Director Office of Telemedicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, ABPM Diplomate in Clinical Informatics, and David Collins, MHA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Practice Administrator Te...

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Understanding and Getting the Most out of Value-based Services

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

Warren Whitford, Director of Value Based Care Research, and Colin Buckley, Senior Analyst, KLAS.  The shift to value-based care is top of mind for many health systems. Market complexity and growth in...

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Community Collaboration Address Social Determinants to Reduce Costs and Improve Health

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

Mark Ropiecki, Executive Director, Care Compass Network.  Community Based Organizations provide valued services to our community members that contribute to health outcomes. These services are not yet...

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Understanding Cost and Efficacy of New Medication Therapies

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

Deborah Pasko, Pharm.D, MHA, Director of Performance Center Optimization & Services, Omnicell. As inpatient drug spend continues to outpace payer reimbursement, health systems need to have better ...

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Upcoming Teleconferences

Developing a Provider Efficiency Program at Beaumont

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

Karie Lyon, VP Information Technology, Suzan Beydoun, MD, MSHI, Associate CMIO, and Cathy Shepherd, RN, MEd, Director Information Technology, Beaumont Health, share their journey on the development of a provider efficiency program for their ambulatory providers.  This program utilizes proficiency data from the electronic health record to identify providers who would benefit from on-site support […]

Tackling Provider Directories: Sharing and Managing Change Across the Blockchain

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

Gerry Lewis, Senior VP and CIO, Ascension and CEO, Ascension Technologies, and Lorraine Frias, Senior Director Strategic Initiatives, Optum.  Billions of dollars are spent annually on provider data management, yet provider directories often contain inaccuracies that dramatically increase the cost of care while reducing its quality. This session provides an overview of why Aetna, Ascension, […]

The Growth and Maintenance of a Population Health Strategy at Memorial Hermann

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

Ini Ekiko, VP Population Health and Ambulatory Services, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.  Memorial Hermann has implemented tools to facilitate tracking and completion of registry care gaps and accurate HCC (hierarchical condition category) coding, as well as the reporting, analyzing and visualization of data. With HealtheIntent serving as just one component of the solution, the population […]

Cybersecurity Investment Strategy at Partners HealthCare

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

Jigar Kadakia, CISO/CPO, Partners HealthCare System.  Cybersecurity does not generate revenue, and this makes it difficult to assess how much money to allocate to a cybersecurity budget or predict the economic impact of a successful cyberattack or major breach; but it’s not impossible. In this session, Jigar explains that while there is no exact science […]

Using AI to Improve Physician Documentation and Quality

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

Ehab Hanna, MD, MBA, CMIO, Universal Health Services, and Michael Clark, SVP & General Manager, Nuance Communications.  Through conversational AI-powered solutions at the point-of-care, providers at Universal Health Services (UHS) are now able to capture documentation to create a complete picture of the patient story with specificity from diagnosis to treatment. In this session, Dr. […]

The Future of Health: Technology Trends Transforming Healthcare

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

Tom Foley, Principal, Jason Wainstein, Principal, and Neal Batra, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  The life sciences and health care industry is on the brink of large-scale disruption. The future will be defined by radically interoperable data, open and secure platforms, and consumer-driven care. Is your organization prepared?  This teleconference explores the future of health and […]

Strategic Program Management at INTEGRIS: The IT Role as a Strategic Partner

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

Mark Pasquale, CIO, INTEGRIS Health.  How many projects in your portfolio require IT resources to succeed?  If your organization is like most, over 90% of the projects will require at least one IT resource.  Many organizations now rely on IT as the team who has ownership of all project intake, approval, prioritization and management processes […]

Medicare ACO in Adolescence: Six Years of MSSP Experience at AMITA Health

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

Luke Hansen, MD, MHS. VP & CMO Population Health, AMITA Health.  Accountable Care Organizations represent the most widely adopted of Medicare’s alternative payment models. AMITA Health was an early entrant of the program and has realized over $45 Million of shared savings over the last six years while posting top tier quality performance. Dr. Hansen […]

Complex Care Planning Process at Mercy Health

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

Michael Olgren, MS, MMI, MD, FACEP, CMIO, and Diplomate in Clinical Informatics of the ABPM, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus, a member of Trinity Health.  Most healthcare workers feel patient complexity has gone through the roof, along with the expectation of managing the costs these patients incur. As we move to value-based care, that cost […]

Extending Patient Care Through Voice Technology and AI

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Shara Cohen, JD, VP Customer Experience for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer.  Scaling reach and effectiveness of care management resources is a critical challenge for leading healthcare organizations as they seek to meet the demands of population health management, value-based care performance and shrinking margins. The ability to provide reliable and consistent patient care and ongoing […]

Telehealth Strategy at VCU Improves Productivity, Patient Experience and Bottom Line

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

Vimal Mishra MD, MMCi, Medical Director Office of Telemedicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, ABPM Diplomate in Clinical Informatics, and David Collins, MHA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Practice Administrator Telemedicine, VCU Health.  Traditional face-to-face patient visits require multiple accommodations, including travel, parking, navigating to a clinic, and spending time in waiting rooms, all of which often take far […]

Understanding and Getting the Most out of Value-based Services

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

Warren Whitford, Director of Value Based Care Research, and Colin Buckley, Senior Analyst, KLAS.  The shift to value-based care is top of mind for many health systems. Market complexity and growth in the value-based care (VBC) managed services market have led to fluctuating customer experiences. Over the past two years, leaders from 30+ provider/payer organizations […]

Community Collaboration Address Social Determinants to Reduce Costs and Improve Health

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

Mark Ropiecki, Executive Director, Care Compass Network.  Community Based Organizations provide valued services to our community members that contribute to health outcomes. These services are not yet fully quantified or qualified from an integrated health system-community based organization approach to value-based reimbursement.  This session focuses on innovative efforts underway in upstate New York as part […]

Understanding Cost and Efficacy of New Medication Therapies

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

Deborah Pasko, Pharm.D, MHA, Director of Performance Center Optimization & Services, Omnicell. As inpatient drug spend continues to outpace payer reimbursement, health systems need to have better insight into the impact of medication usage on the total cost of care.  Deb discusses and reviews ways to understand the impact of medication use on patient outcomes. […]