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2004 Fall Forum

September 30, 2004 - October 1, 2004

“Advanced Technologies: Advancing Care”
Partners HealthCare System
Boston, MA
September 30-October 1, 2004
Agenda | Summary


Stan Nelson, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute

John Glaser, PhD, VP and CIO, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston, MA

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Who’s Going to Pay for all of This?”

Pay for Performance and Collaborations to Fund Technology

Financial Incentives: Innovative Payment for Health Insurance Technology

Meredith Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA
Pay-for-Performance, Quality, and the Use of Health IT


 Mitch Adams, MBA, Executive Director, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Boston, MA
Advanced Technologies to Lower Health Care Costs And Improve Quality

Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Chief Physician, Mercer HR Consulting and Leapfrog Lily Pad Chair, San Francisco
American Quest for Outcome Leaps:The Impending Race between Biomedical Engineering and IT-enabled Industrial Engineering

Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Partners Community HealthCare, Boston, MA
Pay for Performance and Healthcare IT

John Yindra, MD, Medical Director, PHO, Central Maine Healthcare, Lewiston, ME
Pay for Performance in Maine

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. = Break10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Interoperability: a Key to Improving Care and Safety”

 Blackford Middleton [bioCV], MD, MPH, MSc, Corporate Director, Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare, and Chairman, The Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL), Boston, MA. Research findings on the value of health information exchange and interoperability for payers, providers and patients, the financial and clinical importance of interoperability, the variables and dimensions which affect information exchange, and the benefits from an interoperable system will be discussed.

Interoperability: Key to Improving Patient Care and Safety

David Classen [bio, CV], MD, VP, FCG, Long Beach, CA, Associate Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, and Special Advisor to JCAHO, The Leapfrog Group, and the Institute of Medicine


 Gregory H. Dorn, MD, MPH, VP and General Manager, Zynx Health, Inc.

 David E. Garets, President and CEO, HIMSS Analytics

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. = Buffet Luncheon and Technology Fair1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Disease Registries: Improving Outcomes, Safety and Satisfaction”

 Jane Metzger, Research Director, Emerging Practices, FCG, Long Beach, CA


James E. Barr, MD, Executive Director, Central Jersey Physician Network, Flemington, NJ

 David L. Larsen, RN, MHA, Director, Quality Improvement, IHC Health Plan, and Data Manager, IHC Primary Care Clinical Programs, Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

 Debbie O. Lucas, MPH, Director, Medical Affairs, GSK Pharmaceuticals, Research Triangle Park, NC

 Pankaj Patel, MD, MSC, Medical Director for Quality Improvement, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL

Evan Steffens, RN, Director of Clinical and Quality Systems and Healthnet Operations, Premier Health Partners, Dayton, OHChronic Disease Registries: A Product ReviewClinical Pathway Care Improves Outcomes among Patients Hospitalized for Community-acquired PneumoniaDisease Registries: Improving Outcomes, Safety, and SatisfactionE-Disease ManagementLongitudinal Assessment of a Diabetes Care Management System in an Integrated Health NetworkUsing Clinical Information Technology in Chronic Disease Care: Expert Workshop Summary

Using Computerized Registries in Chronic Disease Care

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. = “The Pike”

 A walking tour of The Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Sue Schade, CIO, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. = Advanced Technology Tours:


Brigham and Women’s Pharmacy Repackaging Center: Demonstrates the technologies that are required to assure 100% availability of bar coded medications. Bill Churchill, Director of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation: One of a small number of centers in North America that employs microsimulation, partial-task training, and high-fidelity human patient simulation, and the only civilian application of the US Army micro-simulations of weapons of mass destruction for field personnel. Charles Pozner, MD, Director of EMS and the STRATUS Medical Simulation Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


OR Of the Future (Virtual Tour): State-of-the-art operating suite that serves as a living clinical innovation laboratory to explore new technology platforms and systems of care for performing minimally invasive procedures. Smart real-time systems, including RFID, and indoor location technology create a “zone of safety” from check-in to discharge. Janice Crosby, Director of Business Development, Center for the Integration of Medical and Innovative Technology, (CIMIT) Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Radiology: A large-scale implementation of multi-disciplinary PACS, and physicians’ perspective on useability. 


7:30 a.m. = WelcomeBlackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Corporate Director, Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston, MA.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “Simulation: Improving Care, Medical Education and Operations”

Eric Morgan, EVP Healthcare, Lawson Software, St. Paul, MN


7:00 p.m. = Reception and Dinner: The Hampshire House (home of “Cheers”)Friday, October 1
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. = Continental Breakfast


  Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Director, Biomedical Engineering, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., and Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 Dan Johnson, PT, MA, Associate Director for Program Development, HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, Bloomington, MN

Charles Pozner, MD, Director of EMS and the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. = Break10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon “e-Patient-Physician Communication”

Non-visit care, such as e-mail, secure Web messaging, telemedicine and telephone consultations: saving time, improving preventive care, and getting paid for it.

 Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and CMO, Zix Corp., Boston, MA   Dr. Sands’ homepage


Jim Jones, Healthcare Solutions Manager, Hewlett Packard, Groton, MA

 Joseph Kvedar, MD, Corporate Director, Telemedicine, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston, MA, and President-elect of the American Telemedicine Association

Mitch Mitchell, Regional Director, Relay Health, Boston, MA

Federal Grant To Fund Massachusetts Data Exchange InitiativeFinancial Incentives: Innovative Payment for Health Insurance Technology

RelayHealth webVisit Study : Final Report

Web Messaging: A New Tool for Patient-Physician Communication

12:00 noon = Closing Remarks

Stan Nelson, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute

John Glaser, PhD, VP and CIO, Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

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September 30, 2004
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