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Using AI to Improve Physician Documentation and Quality

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. Hanna and Michael describe...

Achieving Clinical Effectiveness to Improve Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

Denise Basow, MD, President and CEO of Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health. Over the last several decades, clinical decision support solutions have demonstrated success in helping improve quality of care in the American healthcare system. But the need to "broaden that impact" has led professionals to consider a more holistic approach to decision support that takes into account patient...

High Reliability, Quality and Cybersecurity at Texas Health Resources

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

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

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

Leveraging Patient Reported Data to Improve Patient Outcomes at Intermountain

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

Patient Activation: Measurement, Outcomes, and Implications for Models of Care

Val Overton, DNP, VP Quality and Innovation, Fairview Medical Group.  Hear how Fairview has implemented the measurement of patient activation and their early findings related to cost, quality, and patient experience.  Val shares how Fairview is utilizing activation measurement in care processes, risk stratification, training for staff, and the development of the patient portal initiative. Dr. Overton's initial research...

Improving Decision Making and Outcomes with an Enterprise Data Strategy

Heidi Rozmiarek, Manager of Business Applications, Meriter Hospital, and Susan Wiemeyer, Managing Director, US Healthcare, Microsoft. Having access to the right data at all levels of a health system is critical to improving the quality and timeliness of decision making which will lead to improved clinical and operational outcomes.  Heidi shares the successful strategy they adopted to integrate data...

Capturing and Reporting Pricing and Outcomes Data

Melinda Ashton, MD, FAAP, Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality Services, Hawai'i Pacific Health. High levels of quality improvement coupled with significant savings as Hawai'i Pacific Health, a Stage 6 facility on the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM scale, changed the way it provided care and started tracking gains, both clinical and financial. They have demonstrated an annual ROI from EHR...

Can the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement Advance Your Quality Improvement Efforts?

Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI, TMIT Consulting, LLC. More than 200 participants (including many SI members) are engaged in the CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement, which is focused on helping many inter-dependent stakeholders accelerate the successful use of clinical decision support (CDS) to improve care delivery and outcomes. The Collaborative is supporting the ONC CDS4MU project (developing tools...