2020 Previous Teleconferences

It Takes a Community to Deliver Whole Person Care at Providence

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

Aura M. Silva, BSN PHN ACM-RN, Manager, Care Management, CARE Network, Community Outreach, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Providence Health, Dana Codron, RN, MPH, Regional Director, Community Health Investment, St. Joseph Health, Providence Health, and David S. Fanara, MBA, Chief Revenue Officer, Activate Care. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the vulnerable populations in […]

Rethinking Virtual Physician Visits at Banner

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Christopher Stallings, Senior Director Digital Consumer, Banner Health.  In the wake of COVID-19, healthcare providers have needed to rethink the traditional waiting room experience. Banner Health has launched a virtual waiting room across its Banner Medical Group practices, encompassing 300 clinics across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.  Banner Health is using mobile chatbots […]

Bundled Payments at Partners

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

David Bates, MD, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Kyan C. Safavi, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  In 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative in which a set […]

Beyond the Crisis – Key Impacts of COVID-19 and Assessing the Path Forward

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

Keith Shah, PhD, SVP Strategy & Growth, and Sasha Preble, Senior Director Strategy, Growth & Transformation, Optum Advisory Services.  The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every facet of the healthcare industry. “Business as usual” has taken a back seat to rethinking the U.S. healthcare model going forward, from delivery to financing. In our new reality, […]

Respond, Recover and Reimagine: Consumer & Virtual Health Strategies for COVID-19 at IU Health

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

Ian McDaniel, PT, MBA, Executive Director Virtual Care, System Clinical Services, and Michele Saysana, MD, FAAP, VP Safety, Quality & Patient Improvement and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer, Indiana University Health, and Andy Penn, VP Virtual Health, Cerner.   COVID-19 has demonstrated the urgent need for healthcare organizations to become more agile in finding new […]

Current and Future Ethical Challenges of Vaccination for COVID-19

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

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine.  Many believe that the only solution to the COVID-19 plague is to find a vaccine.  Efforts to speed that discovery involve unprecedented investments of money, involvement by hundreds of research teams […]

Ancestry and UpToDate Enhance Genetic Testing Value for Providers and Patients

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

Catherine Ball, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Ancestry, and Peter Bonis, MD, CMO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer, Health. As millions of consumers choose to take DNA tests to gain greater insight into their health and wellness, healthcare providers must be prepared to help patients understand how their genes influence their health. Learn how the partnership between Ancestry and […]

COVID-19 Procedural PPE Utilization Forecast Tool at Sharp

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jon McManus, VP Enterprise Analytics, and Dan Exley, Principal Data Architect, Sharp HealthCare.  Jon and Dan explain how Sharp HealthCare has integrated data from across the organization to forecast detailed PPE requirements related to the resumption of Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive and Elective Procedures in the COVID-19 era. Find out how you can develop a similar […]

PROMs at Every Clinic?  It Depends.  Applying Lessons of Over Five Years of PROMs Implementations at Partners

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

Peter Meyers, Director, Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  Peter presents the findings of Medical Director Rachel C. Sisodia’s recent study of Partners six years of implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) across their Harvard-affiliated health system.  This teleconference reviews the factors behind both successful and failed PROMs clinic implementations.  This discussion also presents the […]

Move Faster in Your Digital Journey: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Missteps in Linking Digital to Strategy

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

Michelle Conger, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare, and Jeanette Flom, SVP Client Engagement – Central, AVIA.  Building a point of view for what digital health success should look like is easy. Where many health systems stumble is in the next several steps – connecting a digital point-of-view to the organization’s overall strategies and then working […]

Using Machine-Learning Algorithms to Prevent Drug Diversion at Mass General

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

Christopher R. Fortier, PharmD, FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  Healthcare providers are vulnerable to serious legal, financial, operational and reputational risks – and regulatory fines – due to employee drug diversion and inadequate internal controls. COVID-19 has increased employee’s feelings of stress and burnout has spiked to new […]

COVID-19 Financial Recovery Strategies

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Michael Allen, CFO, OSF HealthCare, Christian Pass, CFO, John Muir Health, and Dan Michelson, CEO, Strata.  The COVID-19 pandemic has turned hospital financials upside down, as hospitals put community needs first in the immediate response to the disease outbreaks across the country. Financial management strategies for this kind of nimble, constantly-shifting operational decision-making include tactics […]

E-notifications at Atrium Health and Preparing for the New Condition of Participation

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Matt Sullivan, MD, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Erica Hetrick, AVP, IAS, Atrium Health, and Jay Desai, CEO, PatientPing. The clock is ticking! With the publication of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule published in the federal register on May 1, hospitals have 12 months to comply with a new e-notifications Condition […]

The ‘Combat Fatigue’ Impact of COVID-19

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

Nancy Howell Agee, President & CEO, and Cathy Jennings, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Surgery, Carilion Clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare workers in a manner that can be likened to “combat fatigue” given the unique circumstances in which this has played out in our nation’s hospitals. Nurses in particular have […]

Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability in the Era of COVID-19

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

Michael Tutty, PhD, Group VP, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association (AMA).  In the last three months there have been tremendous changes and challenges to the physician profession arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  From those clinicians working on the frontlines to those struggling with reduced clinical workloads, healthcare is in turmoil.  Michael presents […]

Using Analytics to Improve Care Management

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

Robert Crossey, DO, President, and Francis R. Colangelo, MD, MS-HQS, FACP, VP and Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates.  Improving care coordination for patients with multiple co-morbidities and chronic conditions is essential to increasing quality and reducing the total cost of care. These patients face unique challenges navigating the health system, but also oftentimes synthesizing the advice of […]

Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedure Decision-Making at University of Chicago Medicine

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery & Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program and Regional Therapeutics Program, and Vivek Prachand, MD, Professor of Surgery & Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine. The recent pandemic of COVID-19 created an incredible strain on health systems worldwide, leading to postponements of elective surgeries. Surgical treatment […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Our Nation’s Hospitals: What’s Next?

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Paul Keckley, PhD, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; and Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), the University of Minnesota.  Hospitals across the country have responded courageously and admirably as the nation’s public health servants to address and manage the international COVID-19 pandemic. Capacity management models have been […]

Protecting Revenue Cycle During COVID-19

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jim Akimchuk, VP, and Brian Junghans, VP, Impact Advisors.  As healthcare providers have shifted focus to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, normal business operations have been interrupted causing significant financial pressures. While the underlying variables at some institutions are relatively consistent (e.g., the impact to non-COVID patient volumes), others are dramatically different (e.g., COVID-19 peak […]

Framing Social Determinants of Health … Differently

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

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP, former SVP & Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association. Dr. Bhatt explores how to consider framing social needs, social determinants of health and health equity for hospitals and health systems. He also discusses the intersection between these social factors that affect overall health and the power of community partnerships in the wake of COVID-19. Link to the article […]

COVID-19 Medication Management at Hotspot Hospitals

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

Erin R. Fox, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, Senior Director Drug Information and Support Services, University of Utah Health, Benjamin Pennell, PharmD, MS, Manager Central Pharmacy Operations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Sharon Higgins, RPh, Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and David Berkowitz, PharmD, Performance Center Field Consultant, Omnicell. Epicenter and hotspot hospitals are using nearly 75+ […]

Migrating from MS Office to Google G-Suite at SCL Health

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

Steven Michaels, VP & CTO, SCL Health System.  The discussion centers around the advantages of selecting a strategic partner like Google and aligning organizational change culture with the benefits of the G-Suite platform. Steven also discusses embracing the agile benefits of the Google relationship and putting into action meaningful solutions that expand beyond G-Suite (i.e. Google Cloud, Pixels). Google | organizational […]

Rapid Digital Health Transformation During COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Sonia Samagh, MD, MBA, National Clinical Lead for Digital Health, OptumCare, and John Kontor, MD, SVP Provider Technology Services, Optum Advisory Services.  While we are in a period of crisis response and uncertainty today, healthcare organizations must implement solutions that simultaneously drive rapid progress and ensure long-term benefit for all. The pivot to virtual care […]

Operating in the New Normal Post COVID-19

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Rossy Balmaceda, RN, MSN, Director & Client Leader, East Jefferson General Hospital, Matt MacVey, CHCIO, VP & CIO, Children’s National Hospital, and Dick Flanigan, MBA, FACHE, SVP, Cerner.  The pace of change continues. As many health systems continue to surge, others are still watching and waiting; and some organizations are beginning to look beyond their […]

CHRISTUS and COVID-19 Testing

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Sam Bagchi, MD, Executive VP & Chief Clinical Officer, CHRISTUS Health.  For months, healthcare providers have been immersed in preparing for and responding to the situations created by COVID-19. But as some states begin to reopen, and as government restrictions on pre-scheduled procedures are relaxed, healthcare systems are beginning to consider how they might better […]

Beaumont Health’s Rapid Response and Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Marjorie Mathews, VP Healthcare Applications, and Joyce Oh, VP Business Systems / Enterprise Data Management / PMO, Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health has treated the most patients with COVID-19 in Michigan, which currently has the third highest deaths from COVID-19 in the country. Beaumont’s Research Institute has launched the nation’s largest serological testing study to date […]

OSF HealthCare’s COVID-19 Digital Response

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

Michelle Conger, MSW, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare and CEO, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Jennifer Junis, RN, MSN, SVP, OSF, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Becky Buchen, SVP OSF Innovation; John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP, VP & Chief Medical Officer, OSF Innovation and Saint Gabriel Digital Health; and Melinda Cooling, DNP, MBA, APN, NEA-BC, VP Advanced Practice, […]

Rush Supports McCormick Field Hospital & COVID-19 Testing

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Paul Casey, MD, FACEP, Acting Chief Medical Officer, and Jordan Dale, MD, Associate CMIO, Rush University Medical Center.  The Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is a regional and national resource of emergency preparedness, opening the Rush Tower hospital building in 2012 which was the first Chicago area hospital specifically designed to provide treatment for […]

New York’s Fight Against COVID-19 – Mount Sinai Health System

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Kristin Myers, Senior VP – Technology, Ken Koppenhaver, Senior Director – IT, and Paul Francaviglia, Director – IT, Mount Sinai Health System.  As US COVID-19 cases continue to surge, New York has emerged as the epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak.  This has taken a tremendous toll on the people, needed resources, frontline staff, and […]

Rush Analytics for Modeling the Impact of Shelter in Place

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Bala Hota, MD, MPH, VP & Chief Analytics Officer, Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hota shares the background of how Rush developed predictive models to track the COVID-19 spread across Illinois (one of the U.S. states with the most coronavirus cases) and in particular the impact of Illinois’ shelter-in-place policies. The state, which has reported […]

Field Hospital Experience from Scripps and Atrium Health

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Chris D. Van Gorder, FACHE, President and CEO, and Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Excellence and Experience, Scripps Health, and Becky G. Fox, MSN, RN-BC, VP & CNIO, Atrium Health.  As the COVID-19 outbreak began in San Diego, Scripps brought together the 23 area hospitals, the county public health department, and […]

Navigating the Supply Chain During COVID-19

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Brian Anderson, MD, Chief Digital Health Physician, The Mitre Corporation. Drs. Halamka and Anderson share the vision behind a private-industry led healthcare coalition combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss specific progress to date, identified best practices, particularly around critical COVID-19-related supply chain issues, and areas where coalition […]

Tales from New York: HSS Shifts Mission to Respond to COVID-19

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Jamie Nelson, CIO, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shares the unique response of the Hospital for Special Surgery to the New York experience with the COVID-19 crisis.  Jamie describes how HSS recognized the risk and identified its responsibility to support the greater need of its New York City community.  What started with an intent to […]

Stanford’s Primary Care Rapid Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Samuel C. Thomas, MD, MS, Fellow Population Health, Delivery Science, Primary Care, and Maja Artandi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, and Christopher (Topher) Sharp, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford Medicine. To address the rising number of cases of COVID-19, Stanford has been successful in rapidly scaling telemedicine capacity, creating drive-through testing, and building novel […]

Spectrum Health’s COVID-19 Response

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jason Joseph, MBA, SVP & CIO, Spectrum Health.  In this presentation, Jason outlines Spectrum Health’s stages of COVID-19 preparation and response, and how the organization has adapted and advanced since March.  He also discusses some of the IT-related activities, the shift to “digital” everything, and some of the methods Spectrum has been using to deal […]

COVID-19, CARES Act and Cash: What’s Next for America’s Hospitals?

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

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, President & CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Paul Keckley, PhD, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report.  Noted futurist and healthcare politics insider Dr. Keckley, and national healthcare finance resource leader Joe Fifer, bring their combined expertise in assessing the near-term impact on the nation’s hospitals as the Stimulus Bill continues […]

Managing Your Expanding Remote Workforce During COVID-19 and Thereafter

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Shefali Mookencherry, Principal & VCISO, and Erik Gerard, Principal & VCTO, Impact Advisors.  Shefali and Erik discuss the tactical approaches many organizations have taken to quickly scale a large remote workforce. They provide observations and recommendations on how to stabilize and secure the existing deployments and move toward a new enterprise standard for remote workforce […]

COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity

April 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  In this session Dan and Larry examine the recent “FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity,” and provide a high-level overview of the programs, and its potential implications and impact to hospitals and health systems.  Highlights include: Background of the funding, who qualifies, what’s […]

Innovative Platforms for COVID-19 Frontline Care Coordination and Interoperability In Underserved Communities

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jennifer Stoll, EVP, Government Relations & Public Affairs, OCHIN, and Jackie Gerhart, MD, Clinical Informatics, Epic.  Jennifer and Dr. Gerhart discuss new platform tools being used to ensure care coordination and interoperability during the COVID-19 crisis in underserved and rural communities across the country. As state and federal partners are deploying alternate care sites across […]

The Cures Act Final Rule: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This teleconference will examine the recent “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule” (referred to now as simply the “Cures Act”), a follow up to CMS’ and ONC’s earlier proposed rules. Dan and Larry provide a high-level overview of […]

Anatomy of an Outbreak

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

Christopher Kerns, VP, Executive Insights, Advisory Board. The COVID-19 pandemic has roiled nearly every facet of life in every country to which it has spread. In this presentation, Christopher, who oversees all of Advisory Board’s research for healthcare executives, outlines not only the progression of the virus in the US, but also proven tactics for […]

Flattening the Curve while Raising the Bar: Reducing Barriers to Care Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jackie Gerhart, MD, Clinical Informatics, Epic.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations and clinicians are ramping up care on two fronts. As part of expansion and surge efforts, they are adding beds to existing facilities and setting up temporary hospitals and pop-up screening sites to deal with the influx of new infections. […]

Digital Health Response to COVID-19 at Providence

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Sara Vaezy, MHA, MPH, Chief Digital Strategy & Business Development Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, presents on Providence’s digital response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming at it from multiple angles, including leveraging the chatbot for assessment, triaging to virtual visits for further screening, identifying appropriate testing locations, and serving as a partner on the pathway […]

Immediate Guidance for Care Teams in Documenting and Coding COVID-19

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Reid Conant, MD, FACEP, CMIO, Jared Pelo, MD, FACEP, CMIO, and Robin Friday, RN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved CDI Trainer & Director of Clinical Content, COE, Nuance. Physicians and nurses are caring for a rising number of patients in response to COVID-19. To help healthcare systems address the increased intensity and operational stress that […]

Managing Demand and Capacity During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Angela Tiberio, MD, Physician Executive, Katherine Rosengren, RN, Senior Clinical Advisor, and John Klare, Practice Leader & Board Member, Impact Advisors. As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to evolve, healthcare organizations need to prepare to increase capacity and to manage demand. During this session, John briefly reviews the latest information and projections for COVID with an […]

Intermountain Leveraging Analytics to Inform Capacity Management During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Albert Marinez, Chief Analytics Officer, Amy Christensen, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, VP & CNO Specialty Based Care, Seraphine Kapsandoy, PhD, RN, Chief Clinical Information Officer, and Diego Ize-Ludlow, MD, CHIO, Intermountain Healthcare. COVID-19 has put a renewed focus on actionable and real-time intelligence. Hospital administrators and operational leaders required the support of real-time situational awareness […]

Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Scott Rissmiller, MD, EVP & Chief Physician Executive, Atrium Health.  Atrium Health announced a new and innovative program to help appropriate patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to receive safe and convenient treatment while they recover, in the comfort of their home. Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital is designed to protect the […]

Mobilizing Workstreams from Surge Capacity to Supply Chains in Response to COVID-19

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

Cheryl Hertel, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE, CHCIO, VP & CIO, CoxHealth, John W. McLendon, CPHIMS, MBA, VP & CIO, Circle Health, and Dick Flanigan, MBA, FACHE, SVP Cerner. Cheryl, John and Dick summarize how health systems are responding to COVID-19, the financial impacts of the pandemic, and how checklists must continually change to adapt to the rapidly […]

Tech Transformation Becomes Real in the COVID-19 Crisis

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Providence, shares lessons learned to date from ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providence is embracing technology and lowering regulatory barriers to flatten the curve and ultimately transform healthcare. Dr. Compton-Phillips will explain how Chat-Bot triage, virtual visits and centralized, remote monitoring are reducing PPE use and keeping patients […]

Pivoting to Quickly Operationalize Telehealth for COVID-19

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Jay Backstrom, VP, Impact Advisors.  Health systems across the US are mobilizing to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth has become a vital tool to meet the critical needs for virus screening, patient triage, and care coordination services for at-risk patients. This teleconference addresses the types of high-impact, low-friction telehealth solutions for COVID-19, how to quickly operationalize solutions and navigate […]

EMR Adoption Training for Providers at Northern Light Health

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Michael Ross, MD, FAAP, FACMI, Regional Medical Information Officer, Northern Light Health.  Dr. Ross discusses the process at Northern Light Health (NLH) which focuses on increasing provider adoption through post-adoption training classes.  We’ll discuss the use of survey and EMR-user-experience tools to gather data on those attending adoption classes, demonstrating improvements in provider efficiency and patient access.  He also […]

Central Pharmacy Services Hub Delivers Patient-focused Care

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

Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Executive Director, Pharmacy Operations, and Michael O’Neal, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Procurement, Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics.  Driven by a commitment to deliver enhanced patient-focused pharmacy services across the continuum of care, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics (VUHC) shifted many medication distributive and ancillary support functions to an off-campus centralized […]

The Draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: What’s in it, and Why it’s Important

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. The draft “2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan” from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outlines federal health information technology (health IT) goals, objectives and strategies for the next five years.  Once finalized, the plan “will serve as a roadmap for […]

Enhanced use of EMRs at Ascension

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

Meena Iyer, MD, CMO, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Ascension Health.  Electronic medical record (EMR) use in healthcare has come a long way in today’s health systems.  There are several features in the EMR that make patient care easy, efficient and safe. One of the biggest accomplishments Dell Children’s has achieved in their EMR is “CORES,” […]

Combining Physician Engagement, Data Integration and Payor Partnerships

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

Patrick R. Young, President Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health.  The transition from volume to value-based care is transforming healthcare.  Patrick discusses how the largest health system in New Jersey is making this transition through physician engagement, data integration, and payor partnerships. Hackensack Meridian Health is a leader in this transition to value-based care in New Jersey, pioneering innovative […]

Getting More out of Analytics with NLP

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

Rebecca Jacobson MD, MS, FACMI, VP Analytics, UPMC Enterprises.  Measuring healthcare quality is foundational to improving it. However, measuring quality is difficult and expensive, with some of the most important data buried in free text fields and clinical notes. This session focuses on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to more efficiently measure healthcare quality and drive quality […]

Utilizing SaaS ERPs at Advocate Aurora

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

Amy Olson, VP for ERP & Corporate Applications, Health Informatics and Technology, Advocate Aurora Health System, and Lydon Neumann, VP, Impact Advisors.  A new generation of cloud-based (SaaS) healthcare Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are emerging as strong transformation tools for healthcare organizations.  Healthcare providers continue to face margin pressures, talent leakage, M&A disruptions and a need […]

Workplace Violence Policies at THR: How Does it Impact our Clinical Staff?

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

Mary Beth Mitchell, RN, CNIO, and Myrna Correa Sierra, M.Ed, Program Manager Employee Safety, Texas Health Resources.  Mary Beth discusses the concerns in the hospital environment around aggression or violence by patients and/or family and visitors.  She focuses on the problem of workplace violence and what Texas Health Resources did to promote a safe environment for clinicians […]

Pop Health Management Strategy and Framework at Providence

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

Rhonda Medows, MD, FAAFP, President, Population Health Management & CEO Ayin Health Solutions, Providence St. Joseph. Providence St Joseph Health is the third largest non-profit health system in the country, spanning 7 western states. With this much diversity in populations served, local market dynamics, and underlying social infrastructures, managing a comprehensive population health strategy is inherently complex. […]

Equity Lens / Tableau at University of Chicago

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

Mary Kate Springman, Director of Quality Analytics, Mark Connolly, BI Lead, and Michael Wall, PharmD, Chief Analytics Officer, University of Chicago Medicine.  UChicago Medicine deployed a quality scorecard in 2013 to track the health system’s performance across each domain of the STEEEP principles (Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Equity, and Patient-centered) except for equity.  While the […]

Cyber Student Staffing Boosts Productivity at Sentara, Part II

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

Daniel Bowden, VP & CISO, Sentara Healthcare.  Dan discusses some of the very positive impact that the student staffing program has had. Sentara’s cybersecurity program has made major improvements to training, process documentation, and drastically improved on-boarding time for not only new students, but all new team members. Further, the security team’s capabilities and performance […]

Deciphering Clinical IT at Baystate, Rush and Banner

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joel Vengco, SVP & CIO, Baystate Health, Brian Patty, MD, CHCIO Eligible, VP & CMIO Clinical Information Systems, Rush University Medical Center, and Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CNIO, Banner Health.  Discover how a CIO, CMIO and CNIO leverage their synergies as a leadership team to improve clinicians’ experience with technology. Joel, Dr. Patty […]

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Deciphering Clinical IT at Baystate, Rush and Banner

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Joel Vengco, SVP & CIO, Baystate Health, Brian Patty, MD, CHCIO Eligible, VP & CMIO Clinical Information Systems, Rush University Medical Center, and Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CN...

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Getting More out of Analytics with NLP

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

Rebecca Jacobson MD, MS, FACMI, VP Analytics, UPMC Enterprises.  Measuring healthcare quality is foundational to improving it. However, measuring quality is difficult and expensive, with some of the ...

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Enhanced use of EMRs at Ascension

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

Meena Iyer, MD, CMO, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Ascension Health.  Electronic medical record (EMR) use in healthcare has come a long way in today’s health systems.  There are several featur...

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EMR Adoption Training for Providers at Northern Light Health

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Michael Ross, MD, FAAP, FACMI, Regional Medical Information Officer, Northern Light Health.  Dr. Ross discusses the process at Northern Light Health (NLH) which focuses on increasing provider adopti...

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The Cures Act Final Rule: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. This teleconference will examine the recent “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocki...

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Using Analytics to Improve Care Management

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

Robert Crossey, DO, President, and Francis R. Colangelo, MD, MS-HQS, FACP, VP and Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates.  Improving care coordination for patients with multiple co-morbi...

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Revolutionizing COVID-19 Research: An EHR-enabled Learning Health Network

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

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine & Strategic Advisor, Cerner Corporation, and Eric D. Peterson, MD, M...

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Pre, During and Post-COVID-19, The Future of Healthcare Analytics is Now

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

Soyal Momin, SVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors.  Soyal and Liam discuss Presbyterian Healthcare’s analytics strateg...

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COVID-19-related Diagnostic Errors

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

Tejal Gandhi, MD, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer at Press Ganey, and Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief of Health Policy, Quality and Informatics at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston....

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Pharmacy Intelligence – Insights from Aggregate Benchmarking

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

Sandy Salverson, PharmD, BCPS, VP Pharmacy Operations, OSF HealthCare System, Staci Hermann, PharmD, MS, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, FFIP, V...

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Pivoting to Quickly Operationalize Telehealth for COVID-19

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Jay Backstrom, VP, Impact Advisors.  Health systems across the US are mobilizing to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth has become a vital tool to meet the critical needs for virus ...

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Tech Transformation Becomes Real in the COVID-19 Crisis

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Providence, shares lessons learned to date from ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providence is embracing technology and lowering regulatory barri...

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Mobilizing Workstreams from Surge Capacity to Supply Chains in Response to COVID-19

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

Cheryl Hertel, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE, CHCIO, VP & CIO, CoxHealth, John W. McLendon, CPHIMS, MBA, VP & CIO, Circle Health, and Dick Flanigan, MBA, FACHE, SVP Cerner. Cheryl, John and Dick summariz...

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Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Scott Rissmiller, MD, EVP & Chief Physician Executive, Atrium Health.  Atrium Health announced a new and innovative program to help appropriate patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus d...

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Intermountain Leveraging Analytics to Inform Capacity Management During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Albert Marinez, Chief Analytics Officer, Amy Christensen, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, VP & CNO Specialty Based Care, Seraphine Kapsandoy, PhD, RN, Chief Clinical Information Officer, and Diego Ize-Ludl...

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Managing Demand and Capacity During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Angela Tiberio, MD, Physician Executive, Katherine Rosengren, RN, Senior Clinical Advisor, and John Klare, Practice Leader & Board Member, Impact Advisors. As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to ev...

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Immediate Guidance for Care Teams in Documenting and Coding COVID-19

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Reid Conant, MD, FACEP, CMIO, Jared Pelo, MD, FACEP, CMIO, and Robin Friday, RN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved CDI Trainer & Director of Clinical Content, COE, Nuance. Physicians and nurses...

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Digital Health Response to COVID-19 at Providence

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Sara Vaezy, MHA, MPH, Chief Digital Strategy & Business Development Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, presents on Providence’s digital response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming at it from m...

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Flattening the Curve while Raising the Bar: Reducing Barriers to Care Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jackie Gerhart, MD, Clinical Informatics, Epic.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations and clinicians are ramping up care on two fronts. As part of expansion and surge effort...

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Anatomy of an Outbreak

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

Christopher Kerns, VP, Executive Insights, Advisory Board. The COVID-19 pandemic has roiled nearly every facet of life in every country to which it has spread. In this presentation, Christopher, who o...

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Innovative Platforms for COVID-19 Frontline Care Coordination and Interoperability In Underserved Communities

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jennifer Stoll, EVP, Government Relations & Public Affairs, OCHIN, and Jackie Gerhart, MD, Clinical Informatics, Epic.  Jennifer and Dr. Gerhart discuss new platform tools being used to ensure ca...

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COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity

April 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm CDT

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors.  In this session Dan and Larry examine the recent “FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity,” and...

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Managing Your Expanding Remote Workforce During COVID-19 and Thereafter

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Shefali Mookencherry, Principal & VCISO, and Erik Gerard, Principal & VCTO, Impact Advisors.  Shefali and Erik discuss the tactical approaches many organizations have taken to quickly scale a...

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COVID-19, CARES Act and Cash: What’s Next for America’s Hospitals?

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

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, President & CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Paul Keckley, PhD, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report.  Noted futurist and healthcare politics insi...

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Spectrum Health’s COVID-19 Response

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jason Joseph, MBA, SVP & CIO, Spectrum Health.  In this presentation, Jason outlines Spectrum Health’s stages of COVID-19 preparation and response, and how the organization has adapted and adva...

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Stanford’s Primary Care Rapid Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Samuel C. Thomas, MD, MS, Fellow Population Health, Delivery Science, Primary Care, and Maja Artandi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, and Christopher (Topher) Sharp, MD, Associate Clinical Professor...

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Tales from New York: HSS Shifts Mission to Respond to COVID-19

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Jamie Nelson, CIO, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shares the unique response of the Hospital for Special Surgery to the New York experience with the COVID-19 crisis.  Jamie describes how HSS reco...

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Navigating the Supply Chain During COVID-19

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Brian Anderson, MD, Chief Digital Health Physician, The Mitre Corporation. Drs. Halamka and Anderson share the vision behind a private-industry l...

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Field Hospital Experience from Scripps and Atrium Health

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Chris D. Van Gorder, FACHE, President and CEO, and Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Excellence and Experience, Scripps Health, and Becky G. Fox, MSN, RN-BC, VP & CNIO,...

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Rush Analytics for Modeling the Impact of Shelter in Place

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Bala Hota, MD, MPH, VP & Chief Analytics Officer, Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hota shares the background of how Rush developed predictive models to track the COVID-19 spread across Illinoi...

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New York’s Fight Against COVID-19 – Mount Sinai Health System

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Kristin Myers, Senior VP – Technology, Ken Koppenhaver, Senior Director – IT, and Paul Francaviglia, Director – IT, Mount Sinai Health System.  As US COVID-19 cases continue to surge, New York ...

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Rush Supports McCormick Field Hospital & COVID-19 Testing

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Paul Casey, MD, FACEP, Acting Chief Medical Officer, and Jordan Dale, MD, Associate CMIO, Rush University Medical Center.  The Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is a regional and national reso...

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OSF HealthCare’s COVID-19 Digital Response

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

Michelle Conger, MSW, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare and CEO, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Jennifer Junis, RN, MSN, SVP, OSF, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Becky Buchen, SVP OSF Innovation; J...

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Beaumont Health’s Rapid Response and Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Marjorie Mathews, VP Healthcare Applications, and Joyce Oh, VP Business Systems / Enterprise Data Management / PMO, Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health has treated the most patients with COVID-19 in Mich...

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CHRISTUS and COVID-19 Testing

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Sam Bagchi, MD, Executive VP & Chief Clinical Officer, CHRISTUS Health.  For months, healthcare providers have been immersed in preparing for and responding to the situations created by COVID-19....

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Operating in the New Normal Post COVID-19

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Rossy Balmaceda, RN, MSN, Director & Client Leader, East Jefferson General Hospital, Matt MacVey, CHCIO, VP & CIO, Children’s National Hospital, and Dick Flanigan, MBA, FACHE, SVP, Cerner. ...

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Rapid Digital Health Transformation During COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Sonia Samagh, MD, MBA, National Clinical Lead for Digital Health, OptumCare, and John Kontor, MD, SVP Provider Technology Services, Optum Advisory Services.  While we are in a period of crisis respon...

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COVID-19 Medication Management at Hotspot Hospitals

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

Erin R. Fox, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, Senior Director Drug Information and Support Services, University of Utah Health, Benjamin Pennell, PharmD, MS, Manager Central Pharmacy Operations, Massachusetts Gen...

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Framing Social Determinants of Health … Differently

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

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP, former SVP & Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association. Dr. Bhatt explores how to consider framing social needs, social determinants of health and health e...

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Protecting Revenue Cycle During COVID-19

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jim Akimchuk, VP, and Brian Junghans, VP, Impact Advisors.  As healthcare providers have shifted focus to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, normal business operations have been interrupted causing si...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Our Nation’s Hospitals: What’s Next?

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Paul Keckley, PhD, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; and Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), the University of Minnesota.  Hospita...

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Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedure Decision-Making at University of Chicago Medicine

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery & Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program and Regional Therapeutics Program, and Vivek Prachand, MD, Professor of Surgery & Director, Minimal...

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Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability in the Era of COVID-19

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

Michael Tutty, PhD, Group VP, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association (AMA).  In the last three months there have been tremendous changes and challenges to...

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The ‘Combat Fatigue’ Impact of COVID-19

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

Nancy Howell Agee, President & CEO, and Cathy Jennings, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Surgery, Carilion Clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare workers i...

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COVID-19 Financial Recovery Strategies

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Michael Allen, CFO, OSF HealthCare, Christian Pass, CFO, John Muir Health, and Dan Michelson, CEO, Strata.  The COVID-19 pandemic has turned hospital financials upside down, as hospitals put communit...

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COVID-19 Procedural PPE Utilization Forecast Tool at Sharp

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Jon McManus, VP Enterprise Analytics, and Dan Exley, Principal Data Architect, Sharp HealthCare.  Jon and Dan explain how Sharp HealthCare has integrated data from across the organization to forecast...

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Current and Future Ethical Challenges of Vaccination for COVID-19

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

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine.  Many believe that the only solution to the COVI...

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Respond, Recover and Reimagine: Consumer & Virtual Health Strategies for COVID-19 at IU Health

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

Ian McDaniel, PT, MBA, Executive Director Virtual Care, System Clinical Services, and Michele Saysana, MD, FAAP, VP Safety, Quality & Patient Improvement and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Off...

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Beyond the Crisis – Key Impacts of COVID-19 and Assessing the Path Forward

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

Keith Shah, PhD, SVP Strategy & Growth, and Sasha Preble, Senior Director Strategy, Growth & Transformation, Optum Advisory Services.  The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every facet of t...

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Rethinking Virtual Physician Visits at Banner

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Christopher Stallings, Senior Director Digital Consumer, Banner Health.  In the wake of COVID-19, healthcare providers have needed to rethink the traditional waiting room experience. Banner Health ha...

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It Takes a Community to Deliver Whole Person Care at Providence

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

Aura M. Silva, BSN PHN ACM-RN, Manager, Care Management, CARE Network, Community Outreach, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Providence Health, Dana Codron, RN, MPH, Regional Director, Community Hea...

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Rapid Transformation of IT During COVID-19, and What’s Next at Beaumont Health

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Ken Septer, VP Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery, Patricia Plata West (DeCamillo), MS, BSN, RN, Customer Relationship Manager, IT CRM, Colette Calliea, IT CRM (Troy & Grosse Pointe), Andrea...

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The Future State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Michael Hyter, Chief Diversity Officer, Tom Giella, Vice Chairman Healthcare Services, Doug Greenberg, North America Market Leader – Healthcare, Katie Bell, Senior Client Partner – Healthc...

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Geisinger’s Genomics and Precision Health Initiative

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

John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer Population Health, Geisinger Health System and Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Health Plan, and David Ledbetter, PhD, Executive VP & Chief Scientific...

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Telehealth Strategy at Cleveland Clinic

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

Peter A. Rasmussen, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, CCAW JV, LLC, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic.  Digital health and telemedicine had made some inroads into tradit...

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Pre, During and Post-COVID-19, The Future of Healthcare Analytics is Now

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

Soyal Momin, SVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors.  Soyal and Liam discuss Presbyterian Healthcare’s analytics strateg...

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COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Addressing Health Disparities Now, Preparing for Vaccination and Beyond at CCHMC

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

Rob Kahn, MD, MPH, Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, and Andy Beck, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Attending Pediatrician, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  The...

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The Art of Balancing Cost and Quality at Advocate Aurora Health

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

Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, System VP, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Advocate Aurora Health & Chief Clinical Officer, Advocate Physician Partners.  Rising healthcare expenditures and s...

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COVID-19-related Diagnostic Errors

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

Tejal Gandhi, MD, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer at Press Ganey, and Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief of Health Policy, Quality and Informatics at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston....

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Pharmacy Intelligence – Insights from Aggregate Benchmarking

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

Sandy Salverson, PharmD, BCPS, VP Pharmacy Operations, OSF HealthCare System, Staci Hermann, PharmD, MS, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, FFIP, V...

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Mercy Virtual and COVID-19: Healthcare Redefined

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

Keith M. Starke, MD, FACP, SVP & CQO. Joseph Kelly, EVP Office of Transformation, Shannon Sock, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & CFO, Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health, and Ashok Palagiri, ...

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Cyber Student Staffing Boosts Productivity at Sentara, Part II

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

Daniel Bowden, VP & CISO, Sentara Healthcare.  Dan discusses some of the very positive impact that the student staffing program has had. Sentara’s cybersecurity program has made major improveme...

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Managing Your Expanding Remote Workforce During COVID-19 and Thereafter

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Shefali Mookencherry, Principal & VCISO, and Erik Gerard, Principal & VCTO, Impact Advisors.  Shefali and Erik discuss the tactical approaches many organizations have taken to quickly scale a...

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Equity Lens / Tableau at University of Chicago

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

Mary Kate Springman, Director of Quality Analytics, Mark Connolly, BI Lead, and Michael Wall, PharmD, Chief Analytics Officer, University of Chicago Medicine.  UChicago Medicine deployed a quality sc...

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Pop Health Management Strategy and Framework at Providence

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

Rhonda Medows, MD, FAAFP, President, Population Health Management & CEO Ayin Health Solutions, Providence St. Joseph. Providence St Joseph Health is the third largest non-profit health system in t...

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Workplace Violence Policies at THR: How Does it Impact our Clinical Staff?

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

Mary Beth Mitchell, RN, CNIO, and Myrna Correa Sierra, M.Ed, Program Manager Employee Safety, Texas Health Resources.  Mary Beth discusses the concerns in the hospital environment around aggression o...

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Utilizing SaaS ERPs at Advocate Aurora

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

Amy Olson, VP for ERP & Corporate Applications, Health Informatics and Technology, Advocate Aurora Health System, and Lydon Neumann, VP, Impact Advisors.  A new generation of cloud-based (SaaS) h...

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Combining Physician Engagement, Data Integration and Payor Partnerships

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

Patrick R. Young, President Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health.  The transition from volume to value-based care is transforming healthcare.  Patrick discusses how the largest health syst...

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The Draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: What’s in it, and Why it’s Important

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

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. The draft “2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan” from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

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Central Pharmacy Services Hub Delivers Patient-focused Care

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

Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Executive Director, Pharmacy Operations, and Michael O’Neal, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Procurement, Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics.  ...

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Pivoting to Quickly Operationalize Telehealth for COVID-19

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Jay Backstrom, VP, Impact Advisors.  Health systems across the US are mobilizing to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth has become a vital tool to meet the critical needs for virus ...

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Framing Social Determinants of Health … Differently

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

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP, former SVP & Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association. Dr. Bhatt explores how to consider framing social needs, social determinants of health and health e...

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E-notifications at Atrium Health and Preparing for the New Condition of Participation

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Matt Sullivan, MD, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Erica Hetrick, AVP, IAS, Atrium Health, and Jay Desai, CEO, PatientPing. The clock is ticking! With the publication of the CMS Inter...

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Using Machine-Learning Algorithms to Prevent Drug Diversion at Mass General

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

Christopher R. Fortier, PharmD, FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  Healthcare providers are vulnerable to serious legal, finan...

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Move Faster in Your Digital Journey: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Missteps in Linking Digital to Strategy

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

Michelle Conger, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare, and Jeanette Flom, SVP Client Engagement – Central, AVIA.  Building a point of view for what digital health success should look like is ...

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PROMs at Every Clinic?  It Depends.  Applying Lessons of Over Five Years of PROMs Implementations at Partners

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

Peter Meyers, Director, Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  Peter presents the findings of Medical Director Rachel C. Sisodia’s recent study of Partners...

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Ancestry and UpToDate Enhance Genetic Testing Value for Providers and Patients

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

Catherine Ball, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Ancestry, and Peter Bonis, MD, CMO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer, Health. As millions of consumers choose to take DNA tests to gain greater...

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Bundled Payments at Partners

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

David Bates, MD, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Kyan C. Safavi, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering, Partners HealthCar...

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Rethinking Virtual Physician Visits at Banner

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Christopher Stallings, Senior Director Digital Consumer, Banner Health.  In the wake of COVID-19, healthcare providers have needed to rethink the traditional waiting room experience. Banner Health ha...

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Home Hospital: New Evidence and New Adoption at Partners

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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, Partners HealthCare (Mass ...

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Utilizing CRM for Patient Outreach at Virginia Mason

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

Mani Nair, IT Director of Software Engineering, and Ellen Wiegand, VP & CIO, Virginia Mason Health System. Virginia Mason patients are very engaged with online tools, and approximately 70% of Virg...

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At Home Care Program-Cuts Costs-and-Improves Outcomes at Geisinger

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

Andrea Harding, Sr. Director Operations & Strategy, and Anthony Wylie, Sr. Medical Director, Geisinger at Home.  Geisinger at Home provides team-based comprehensive and acute care in the home f...

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COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Addressing Health Disparities Now, Preparing for Vaccination and Beyond at CCHMC

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

Rob Kahn, MD, MPH, Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, and Andy Beck, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Attending Pediatrician, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  The...

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The Art of Balancing Cost and Quality at Advocate Aurora Health

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

Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, System VP, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Advocate Aurora Health & Chief Clinical Officer, Advocate Physician Partners.  Rising healthcare expenditures and s...

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Mercy Virtual and COVID-19: Healthcare Redefined

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

Keith M. Starke, MD, FACP, SVP & CQO. Joseph Kelly, EVP Office of Transformation, Shannon Sock, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & CFO, Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health, and Ashok Palagiri, ...

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Upcoming Teleconferences

EHR Innovations Reduce Clinician Time by 50%

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

Stephen O’Mahony, MD, FACP, VP & CHIO, RWJBarnabas Health & Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  EHRs are essential to healthcare transformation and quality improvement, however, lack of optimization for clinician workflow has led to their identification as a major contributor to physician dissatisfaction and potential burnout.  RWJBH has partnered with a software innovation company’s predictive clinical workflow platform to surface the most relevant […]

EMR Patient Safety Effectiveness Study: Medical Errors Still Persist

July 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics, and Professor of Medicine, University of Utah, and A Jay Holmgren, Doctoral Candidate in Health Policy and Management, Harvard University and Harvard Business School.  As reported recently in StatNews, a major reason for the widespread adoption of electronic health records was to reduce human error in prescribing medicines, as […]

Rapid Transformation of IT During COVID-19, and What’s Next at Beaumont Health

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Ken Septer, VP Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery, Patricia Plata West (DeCamillo), MS, BSN, RN, Customer Relationship Manager, IT CRM, Colette Calliea, IT CRM (Troy & Grosse Pointe), Andrea Judd, IT CRM (Royal Oak), and Michele Ruppal, IT CRM (Dearborn & Farmington Hills), Beaumont Health.  National COVID-19 impact data have shown that Michigan was one […]

Revolutionizing COVID-19 Research: An EHR-enabled Learning Health Network

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

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine & Strategic Advisor, Cerner Corporation, and Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute & Strategic Advisor, Cerner Corporation. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for EHR data access for […]

The Future State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Michael Hyter, Chief Diversity Officer, Tom Giella, Vice Chairman Healthcare Services, Doug Greenberg, North America Market Leader – Healthcare, Katie Bell, Senior Client Partner – Healthcare, Mitul Modi, Senior Client Partner – Healthcare, Korn Ferry.  The panel discusses inclusive leadership and how it can meaningfully advance the healthcare agenda, along with what leaders within healthcare […]

Accelerating Adoption of Machine Learning Algorithms at Partners

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

Keith Dreyer, MD, DO, PhD, FACR, FSIIM, Chief Data Science Officer, and Ittai Dayan, MD, Executive Director, Partners HealthCare, and Karen Holzberger, SVP & General Manager, Healthcare Diagnostics, Nuance.  To reduce the high mortality rates associated with ruptured aortic aneurysms, the Center for Clinical Data Science, which is operated jointly by the Massachusetts General Hospital […]

Geisinger’s Genomics and Precision Health Initiative

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

John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer Population Health, Geisinger Health System and Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Health Plan, and David Ledbetter, PhD, Executive VP & Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger Health System.  After extensive experience with DNA sequencing of patient-participants in a research setting, Geisinger has initiated clinical DNA sequencing in three primary care clinics throughout our […]

Telehealth Strategy at Cleveland Clinic

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

Peter A. Rasmussen, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, CCAW JV, LLC, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic.  Digital health and telemedicine had made some inroads into traditional healthcare delivery systems prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Innovative strategies have existed for quite some time to use internet connected devices to promote virtual chronic disease monitoring.  By removing regulatory barriers, reimbursement gaps, and privacy […]

Home Hospital: New Evidence and New Adoption at Partners

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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, Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham).  Delivering hospital-level care at home for acutely ill adults is an evidence-based care model that results in reduced cost and readmission. Join us for key updates […]

Utilizing CRM for Patient Outreach at Virginia Mason

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

Mani Nair, IT Director of Software Engineering, and Ellen Wiegand, VP & CIO, Virginia Mason Health System. Virginia Mason patients are very engaged with online tools, and approximately 70% of Virginia Mason’s patients are active users of the patient portal. Virginia Mason patients have expressed that they expect to be reminded to come in when […]

Pre, During and Post-COVID-19, The Future of Healthcare Analytics is Now

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

Soyal Momin, SVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors.  Soyal and Liam discuss Presbyterian Healthcare’s analytics strategy, developed over the last five years, which supported their preparation for, management through, and future planning beyond COVID-19.  The analytics ecosystem and supporting data allowed Presbyterian Healthcare Services to support its own patients, […]

At Home Care Program-Cuts Costs-and-Improves Outcomes at Geisinger

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

Andrea Harding, Sr. Director Operations & Strategy, and Anthony Wylie, Sr. Medical Director, Geisinger at Home.  Geisinger at Home provides team-based comprehensive and acute care in the home for Geisinger Health Plan’s most complex members across Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. Geisinger’s approach combines in-person, facilitated telemedicine, telemonitoring, outbound care coordination, and nurse triage to improve quality and manage the total […]

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Addressing Health Disparities Now, Preparing for Vaccination and Beyond at CCHMC

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

Rob Kahn, MD, MPH, Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, and Andy Beck, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Attending Pediatrician, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on disparities by race, ethnicity and poverty that have long been present across a range of health outcomes. To respond to COVID-19, from surge to vaccine, strategies that […]

The Art of Balancing Cost and Quality at Advocate Aurora Health

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

Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, System VP, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Advocate Aurora Health & Chief Clinical Officer, Advocate Physician Partners.  Rising healthcare expenditures and shrinking margins, in addition to the recent pause on elective procedures due to COVID-19, has put cost containment at the forefront of many healthcare organizations’ strategies. Advocate Aurora Health has turned to […]

COVID-19-related Diagnostic Errors

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

Tejal Gandhi, MD, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer at Press Ganey, and Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief of Health Policy, Quality and Informatics at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.  The COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk of diagnostic error because the disease itself is new and knowledge of its clinical manifestations is still evolving.  In addition, both […]

Pharmacy Intelligence – Insights from Aggregate Benchmarking

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

Sandy Salverson, PharmD, BCPS, VP Pharmacy Operations, OSF HealthCare System, Staci Hermann, PharmD, MS, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, FFIP, VP Medication Systems Strategy, Omnicell..  Recently aggregated nationwide drug data from hundreds of health systems, as well as outpatient prescription data, show COVID-19 response and post-recovery have had dramatic impacts on medication availability, […]

Mercy Virtual and COVID-19: Healthcare Redefined

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

Keith M. Starke, MD, FACP, SVP & CQO. Joseph Kelly, EVP Office of Transformation, Shannon Sock, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & CFO, Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health, and Ashok Palagiri, MD, Physician Lead for Virtual Hospital Medicine.  Mercy Virtual was established over a decade ago, initially as a centralized teleICU monitoring center, supporting 38 […]