2019 Previous Teleconferences

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery through EMR Integration

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

Stacey Johnston, MD, Associate CMIO for Hospitalist Informatics, and Megan Argabright, Clinical Informaticist, Baptist Health (Jacksonville FL).  Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based interdisciplinary care delivery model that focuses on quickly moving the evidence developed from surgical research to bedside patient care, making a more immediate positive impact on patient recovery. Designed to […]

Transforming Patient Access to Care

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

David Jaspan, DO, FACOOG, Chair, Access Governance Committee and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Einstein Healthcare Network, and James Farley, National VP Value Creation, UnitedHealthcare.  Einstein Health Network (EHN), was struggling with recurring and growing financial losses, both in their medical group and at their hospital. Wait times in the medical network were extremely long – […]

The Innovation Process at John Muir

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

Jon Russell, SVP and CIO, John Muir Health.  Jon provides an overview of John Muir Health’s journey from innovation to transformation, including a description of their internal processes and examples of how John Muir is engaging in the Bay area’s health tech startup and operational innovation environment to drive organization strategy, develop creative partnerships with […]

Evolving your IT Strategy in the Digital Health Age

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

Elizabeth Pearlman, VP Software Applications and Operations, Hospital for Specialty Surgery (HSS), and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors, discuss how organizations can prepare for and ensure a traditional IT strategy is aligned with and enabling the Digital future in a highly competitive urban marketplace. They share their views of what it takes from both the […]

GDPR: So You Think it Doesn’t Apply?

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

Scott Dresen, FACHE, FHIMSS, CISSP, CISM, Senior VP & CTO/CISO, Leah Voigt, JD, MPH, Chief Privacy & Research Integrity Officer, Spectrum Health System, Christy Wheaton, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, and Liz Callahan-Morris, Deputy General Counsel, Henry Ford Health System. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for almost […]

Improved Nursing Workflow through EHR Documentation Optimization

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

Rebecca Kohler, RN, MPH, Director Clinical Informatics, Hennepin Healthcare, Jennifer Aning, BSN, RN, Senior RN Clinical Informatics Analyst, Nikki Helle, BSN, RN, Senior RN Epic Application Analyst, UnityPoint Health, and Brita Hansen, MD, CMO, LogicStream Health. While a primary responsibility of nursing is compassionate, knowledgeable, and effective delivery of care, today’s nurse is challenged with […]

Value Based Care & Payment Transformation through Interoperability

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

Tony Jurek, Managing Director, Anne Phelps, Principal, and Mark Bethke, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Despite the political rhetoric and public doubt surrounding the viability of the value-based care model, the industry continues to mature and evolve this model of healthcare delivery.  The next wave of meaningful use funding, CMS Innovation programming for value driven […]

Insourcing Ready-to-Administer Syringes with IV Robotics

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kevin N. Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicate that whenever possible, medications are to be dispensed in the most ready-to-administer (RTA) forms available from the manufacturer or in pharmacy-repackaged unit dose. […]

An EHR-Based Real-Time Analytics Program for Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement

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

David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics, and Professor of Medicine, University of Utah.  Dr. Classen reviews the use of artificial intelligence at the bedside to improve the safety of care for patients. He also discusses an article recently published in a special issue of Health Affairs in November 2018 that is totally devoted to patient […]

KLAS Interoperability and EHR Data Sharing Trends

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

Colin Buckley, Senior Analyst, Paul Warburton, EHR Analyst, and Tyson Blauer, Interoperability Analyst, KLAS.  Interoperability and EHR market share are still top of mind for HIT leaders across the country. KLAS’ latest interoperability update validates the CommonWell-Carequality connection, which makes data sharing possible for almost any provider organization. The next hurdle is making shared data […]

Recruitment Marketing in a Digital Age at Ascension

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

Anne Pankonien, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Promotions and Sourcing Strategy, and Lauren King, Regional Recruitment Director, Ascension.  People are talking … and texting, and tweeting and blogging. How do you ensure your recruitment message is being heard above the noise? In this session we will discuss the digital recruitment toolbox, and tips and tricks for […]

Continuing Care: It’s not just Post-acute Care

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Seth Nore, MBA, MHA, Clinical Applications Director, and John Jurchak, MSPT, Director of Performance Enhancement, Atrium Health. Atrium Health operates as a fully integrated system that is connecting and transforming care delivery. Seth and Bennett discuss the growing importance of continuing care organizations and how Atrium’s approach to clinical system integration aligns with an overarching […]

Insights for Unlocking the Potential of AI in Healthcare

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

Tushar Mehrotra, SVP Analytics, and Marc Paradis, VP and Dean of Data Science University, Optum.  Recent survey findings suggest increasing optimism that AI will transform healthcare while also yielding a return on investment. But success can only be achieved when organizations focus on solving a particular business problem and applying the right resources against it. […]

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

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

Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Indiana University, and Jason Schaffer, MD, IU Health. How do you integrate data from a community health information exchange effectively and efficiently into an EMR?  Our FHIR-based app, called CareView, for connecting the Indiana Network for Patient Care with the Cerner EMR […]

An Introduction to Emerging Healthcare Technologies

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

Geoff Lougheed, Principal, Raj Mehta, Partner, and Chris Shudes, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Emerging technology trends can seem both elusive and ephemeral, but some become integral to business and IT strategies – and form the backbone of tomorrow’s technology innovation. Deloitte has identified eight technology trends for 2019 to guide CIOs and technology leaders through […]

Clinical Guideline Recommendations you can Trust

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

Janice Kaczmarek, EPC Program Manager & Director, ECRI Guidelines Trust, ECRI Institute. When the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) decided to stop funding the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), ECRI Institute heard from numerous users of the site who were dismayed. ECRI had been the prime contractor for NGC for 20 years, and in […]

Creating and Running Innovation Centers: TechSpring at Baystate

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

Christian Lagier, Managing Director and Co-Founder, TechSpring – the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center.  As regulatory and competitive pressures are dramatically increasing the pace of change in our industry, Christian speaks about the role of “innovation centers” in healthcare. At the founding of TechSpring five years ago, there were less than 20. Today, the list […]

Medication Therapy Management and CMS Standardized Format: Medicare Part D Co-design

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

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, and Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  Co-design is one of the essential tools in human-centered design (HCD) and involves the patients in the design process and works with them to […]

Advocate Partnerships for Statewide Pediatric Care

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Farrell, President, and Frank Belmonte, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Children’s Hospital.  High quality pediatric care starts with sufficient volumes and breadth of services. In a contracting pediatric market, how do you continue to gain market share and augment services that you can provide to this population? Nontraditional partnerships become essential to consolidating the […]

CMS and ONC Proposed Rules on Interoperability, Patient Access, Information Blocking, and EHR Certification

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, and Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session focuses on two proposed rules recently published by the federal government:  Interoperability and Patient Access from CMS, and Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.  Dan and Jason provide an overall review of these rules and how […]

Enhancing Nursing Mobility and Improving Care Team Communications with CareAware Connect

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Angela Kline-Couch, MBA-HC, MSN, BSN, RN, Director of Telemetry Services, Kassaundra McKnight-Young, BSN, RN, Senior Clinical Informaticist, and Breane Lucas, BSN, RN, Senior Clinical Informaticist, Truman Medical Centers.  Hospital leadership is constantly searching for ways to improve care team efficiencies and the overall patient experience, all while ensuring the highest levels of patient safety. An […]

Civica Rx at Intermountain

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

Dan Liljenquist, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare.  Shortages of essential generic medications are impacting patient care throughout the country.  Civica Rx is a not-for-profit generic drug company, organized by leading health systems and philanthropies with a mission to ensure that essential generic medications are available and affordable for everyone.  This session (1) explores the market […]

The Future of Work in Healthcare

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

Jen Radin, Principal, Quinn Solomon, Principal, Debora Hays, Specialist Executive, and Colleen Bordeaux, Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLC.  The future of work and the workforce is a topic at the World Economic Forum and in every industry publication. With the unmatched disruption in exponential technologies, generational changes and flexible labor markets, the Future of Work is […]

Understanding Cost and Efficacy of New Medication Therapies

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

Deborah Pasko, PharmD, 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. […]

Community Collaboration Address Social Determinants to Reduce Costs and Improve Health

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

Mark Ropiecki, Executive Director, and Wayne Teris, MD, Medical 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Health: Technology Trends Transforming Healthcare

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

Tom Foley, Principal, Jason Wainstein, Principal, and David Betts, 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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Clinical Guideline Recommendations you can Trust

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

Janice Kaczmarek, EPC Program Manager & Director, ECRI Guidelines Trust, ECRI Institute. When the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) decided to stop funding the National Guidelines ...

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Insights for Unlocking the Potential of AI in Healthcare

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

Tushar Mehrotra, SVP Analytics, and Marc Paradis, VP and Dean of Data Science University, Optum.  Recent survey findings suggest increasing optimism that AI will transform healthcare while also yield...

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An EHR-Based Real-Time Analytics Program for Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement

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

David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics, and Professor of Medicine, University of Utah.  Dr. Classen reviews the use of artificial intelligence at the bedside to improve the safety of care for patien...

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Improved Nursing Workflow through EHR Documentation Optimization

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

Rebecca Kohler, RN, MPH, Director Clinical Informatics, Hennepin Healthcare, Jennifer Aning, BSN, RN, Senior RN Clinical Informatics Analyst, Nikki Helle, BSN, RN, Senior RN Epic Application Analyst, ...

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery through EMR Integration

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

Stacey Johnston, MD, Associate CMIO for Hospitalist Informatics, and Megan Argabright, Clinical Informaticist, Baptist Health (Jacksonville FL).  Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence...

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Get SMART in the EHR Classroom

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

Paula Theriault, MBA, RN, VP, Regional Nursing Informatics Officer, Jim Belanger, MBA, Director Clinical Informatics, Northern Light Health.  In today’s business world, time is at a premium which i...

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New Visualization Techniques for Medication Adherence at Advocate Aurora

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

Darcy Davis, Data Scientist, Advocate Aurora Health.  Medication adherence is a multi-faceted problem with varying intensity of health consequences but ultimately a high societal cost. In this comple...

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What Nurses Need: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Clinical Staff to Improve Patient Outcomes at CommonSpirit

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

Ann Shepard, RNC, MSN, VP & CNIO, CommonSpirit Health, Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC, President, Beale and Associates, LLC, and Anthony F. Oliva, DO, MMM, FACPE, VP & CNO, Nuance.  Nurses have long...

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Making the Right Choice: How to Rate Healthcare Apps

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

Adam Landman, MD, CIO, David Levine, MD, Associate Physician, and David Bates, MD, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  There are several hundred thous...

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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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GDPR: So You Think it Doesn’t Apply?

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

Scott Dresen, FACHE, FHIMSS, CISSP, CISM, Senior VP & CTO/CISO, Leah Voigt, JD, MPH, Chief Privacy & Research Integrity Officer, Spectrum Health System, Christy Wheaton, Chief Information Priv...

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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 David Betts, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  The life sciences and health care industry is on the brink of large-scale disruption. The futu...

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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...

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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 T...

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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, and Wayne Teris, MD, Medical Director, Care Compass Network.  Community Based Organizations provide valued services to our community members that contribute to heal...

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Understanding Cost and Efficacy of New Medication Therapies

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

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

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Civica Rx at Intermountain

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

Dan Liljenquist, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare.  Shortages of essential generic medications are impacting patient care throughout the country.  Civica Rx is a not-for-profit g...

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CMS and ONC Proposed Rules on Interoperability, Patient Access, Information Blocking, and EHR Certification

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal Advisor, and Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  This session focuses on two proposed rules recently published by the federal government:  Interoperabilit...

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Advocate Partnerships for Statewide Pediatric Care

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Mike Farrell, President, and Frank Belmonte, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Children’s Hospital.  High quality pediatric care starts with sufficient volumes and breadth of services. In a c...

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Medication Therapy Management and CMS Standardized Format: Medicare Part D Co-design

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

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, and Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Maryland School of Pha...

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Creating and Running Innovation Centers: TechSpring at Baystate

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

Christian Lagier, Managing Director and Co-Founder, TechSpring – the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center.  As regulatory and competitive pressures are dramatically increasing the pace of c...

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

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

Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Indiana University, and Jason Schaffer, MD, IU Health. How do you integrate data from a co...

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Continuing Care: It’s not just Post-acute Care

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Seth Nore, MBA, MHA, Clinical Applications Director, and John Jurchak, MSPT, Director of Performance Enhancement, Atrium Health. Atrium Health operates as a fully integrated system that is connecting ...

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Insourcing Ready-to-Administer Syringes with IV Robotics

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Kevin N. Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser...

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Value Based Care & Payment Transformation through Interoperability

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

Tony Jurek, Managing Director, Anne Phelps, Principal, and Mark Bethke, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Despite the political rhetoric and public doubt surrounding the viability of the ...

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Evolving your IT Strategy in the Digital Health Age

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

Elizabeth Pearlman, VP Software Applications and Operations, Hospital for Specialty Surgery (HSS), and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors, discuss how organizations can prepare for and ensure a...

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The Innovation Process at John Muir

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

Jon Russell, SVP and CIO, John Muir Health.  Jon provides an overview of John Muir Health’s journey from innovation to transformation, including a description of their internal processes and exampl...

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Population Health Strategy & Technology in the Shift to Value-Based Care

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Vanessa Guzman, AVP, Quality Improvement, Montefiore Health System, and Shara L. Cohen, JD, VP, Customer Experience for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health.  Vanessa and Shara describe the ...

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Making Primary Care Primary at Centura: CMMI’s Vision for Healthcare Innovation, Part III

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

Tamra Lavengood, RN, BSN, MSN, Coordinator for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Mercy Family Medicine  and Steve Lavengood, MD, CPC+ Medical Director, Mercy Family Medicine, Centura Health Phys...

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Children’s Minnesota Community Connect: Linking Families, Resources and Care

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

Jessica Block, Manager Community Health Programs, and Pam Ross, JD, MHA, Director Community Health Programs, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota.  Increasingly, efforts to address the s...

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Upcoming Teleconferences

Population Health Strategy & Technology in the Shift to Value-Based Care

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Vanessa Guzman, AVP, Quality Improvement, Montefiore Health System, and Shara L. Cohen, JD, VP, Customer Experience for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health.  Vanessa and Shara describe the strategy used by Montefiore Health System to implement value-based care model activities, understanding that patients’ health extends well-beyond healthcare settings. The model promotes accountability for performance through contractual […]

Get SMART in the EHR Classroom

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

Paula Theriault, MBA, RN, VP, Regional Nursing Informatics Officer, Jim Belanger, MBA, Director Clinical Informatics, Northern Light Health.  In today’s business world, time is at a premium which is especially true in a hospital setting. Efficient delivery of EHR education for a healthcare system that spans a large geographical region poses a challenge. Northern Light […]

Making Primary Care Primary at Centura: CMMI’s Vision for Healthcare Innovation, Part III

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

Tamra Lavengood, RN, BSN, MSN, Coordinator for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Mercy Family Medicine  and Steve Lavengood, MD, CPC+ Medical Director, Mercy Family Medicine, Centura Health Physician Group.  With the advent of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI) that began in October 2012, CMMI has continued incentivizing primary care practices to move away from […]

New Visualization Techniques for Medication Adherence at Advocate Aurora

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

Darcy Davis, Data Scientist, Advocate Aurora Health.  Medication adherence is a multi-faceted problem with varying intensity of health consequences but ultimately a high societal cost. In this complex space, tools that aid clinician judgement are more actionable when paired with meaningful conversations about patient needs and barriers to adherence. Learn how Advocate Aurora Health is […]

What Nurses Need: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Clinical Staff to Improve Patient Outcomes at CommonSpirit

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

Ann Shepard, RNC, MSN, VP & CNIO, CommonSpirit Health, Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC, President, Beale and Associates, LLC, and Anthony F. Oliva, DO, MMM, FACPE, VP & CNO, Nuance.  Nurses have long been seen as the primary collector of patient data, they are typically the first clinician with whom a patient interacts, and they rely […]

Making the Right Choice: How to Rate Healthcare Apps

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

Adam Landman, MD, CIO, David Levine, MD, Associate Physician, and David Bates, MD, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  There are several hundred thousand healthcare apps in the marketplace, but it can be very difficult to determine which ones to choose – and the vast majority have little, if […]

Utilizing a Balanced Scorecard for Better BI at CHRISTUS

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Dustin Drueckhammer, Manager Business Intelligence, and Cindy Neuenschwander, Data Governance Lead, CHRISTUS Health.  In today’s climate, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Governance (DG) are pivotal aspects of a successful heath system. The capability to produce actionable governed data enables an organization to ensure that high data quality and integrity exists throughout the complete lifecycle of […]

Children’s Minnesota Community Connect: Linking Families, Resources and Care

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

Jessica Block, Manager Community Health Programs, and Pam Ross, JD, MHA, Director Community Health Programs, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota.  Increasingly, efforts to address the social determinants of health provide important opportunities to influence individual and population health. Responsive programming requires thoughtful clinical integration, skilled resource navigation, and community collaboration – all anchored in […]