James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, FFIP

James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, FFIP, is Vice President of Medication Systems Strategy at Omnicell. Previously, he served as president of hospitals and health systems services at Visante, Inc. Before joining Visante, Stevenson was chief pharmacy officer at the University of Michigan Health System and associate dean and department chair of clinical, social, and administrative sciences at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Bio posted August 2020

Mercy Virtual and COVID-19: Healthcare Redefined

Keith M. Starke, MD, FACP, SVP & CQO; Joseph Kelly, EVP Office of Transformation; Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health; ...
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SI 2017 CMIO Spring Summit

"Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs" The annual Scottsdale Institute 2017 Chief Medical Information Officers Spring Summit sponsored by ...
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      Lessons Learned in Addressing Community Health and SDOH

      Jacob Reider, MD, CEO, Alliance for Better Health. The State of New York initiated a program to encourage community coalitions to collaborate together to address the underlying social determinants of health (SDoH) that have been shown to result in higher healthcare costs and reduced life expectancy. The Alliance for Better Health in Troy, NY is one example of a community-based organization that has partnered with area hospitals including Trinity Health, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and social service organizations (e.g., food banks, homeless shelters, etc.) to facilitate referrals and follow-up to ensure better health status. Dr. Reider shares the Alliance’s experience with this unique coalition, the technology tools that support the ongoing communication, and the health-related outcomes that have been achieved.

          Emily Barey

          Emily Barey is the Vice President of Nursing at Epic.  In this role she is responsible for product management in the areas of nursing, community health and social care.  She leads the Epic Nursing Advisory Council, consults with Epic customers on strategies for comprehensive care record adoption and collaborates closely with the Epic research and development teams on enhancements to support interdisciplinary practice across the continuum of care and service.

          Nationally, Emily served two terms on the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) Inpatient Workgroup that sets the standards for all electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States and in 2015 worked on the US Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Safety Roadmap Task Force.

          She has published on EHR implementation in the textbook Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, and on Computerized Physician Order Entry in The Essentials of Nursing Informatics, 5th Edition.  Past speaking engagements include the American Nursing Informatics Association, the Health Information Management Systems Society and the Nurses in Care of Health System Elders at New York University, among others.

          She is the recipient of the Edward Coakley Visiting Scholar Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Edward B. Kovar Memorial Lecture Award from the New England Public Health Association. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Nursing.

          Bio posted August 2020
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              Andrea Harding

              As the Senior Director of Operations & Strategy for Geisinger at Home, Andrea Harding is responsible for the clinical operations including Case Management, Intake, and Triage operations for the Geisinger at Home program. Geisinger at Home , launched in May 2018, delivers team-based comprehensive and acute care in the home for Geisinger Health Plan’s most complex members. In addition to Geisinger at Home, Andrea oversees Geisinger’s Population Health tele-Health and education programs which includes working with external clients overseeing Geisinger’s educational platform, gLearn, and Geisinger Content Management Solutions. Ms. Harding joined Geisinger Health System in 2012 as part of Geisinger’s Administrative Fellowship program, has served as an Operational Performance Innovation Consultant, and Director of Care Coordination & Integration where she was responsible for overseeing and developing innovative care models focused on care transitions aimed at improving quality and reducing total cost of care.

              Prior to joining Geisinger, Andrea worked as a research assistant and project manager for the Cutler Institute of Health & Social Policy where she led quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in critical access hospitals and nursing facilities throughout the state of Maine.

              Andrea received her Master’s degree in Health Management & Policy from the University of Southern Maine and a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities in Human Resource Development and Communication Studies. She is also an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

              Bio posted August 2020

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

              Andrea Harding, Sr. Director Operations & Strategy, and Anthony Wylie, DO, Sr. Medical Director, Geisinger at Home.  Geisinger at Home ...
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                  Real Life Patient & Community Engagement through Technology at Atrium Health

                  Ruth Krystopolski, SVP Population Health, Atrium Health, shares two use cases providing insight into how Atrium uses technology to engage its patients and communities. The implementation and integration of social care networking and real-time notification platforms spurred strategic outreach and helped facilitate solutions to improve value across Atrium Health and throughout the communities it serves.

                      MSU and Henry Ford Health plan to partner for healthcare, cancer research

                      The partnership plans to build a joint research institute in Detroit to focus on health inequities and disparities, social determinants of health, primary care, implementation sciences, and precision health and cancer.

                          It Takes a Community to Deliver Whole Person Care at Providence

                          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.

                          Aura M. Silva, BSN PHN ACM-RN
                          Dana Codron, RN, MPH
                          David Fanara, MBA

                          The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the vulnerable populations in our communities, requiring the creation of engaged networks of healthcare and community services organizations to adequately identify, respond and deliver whole-person care.  Aura and David provide examples of such engaged networks of national and regional healthcare and social services organizations across the United States and how they are seamlessly facilitating real-time, cross-sector collaboration around patients with complex health, behavioral, and social needs.

                          COVID | vulnerable populations | social services | complex health | behavioral | social

                              The Keckley Report – The Questions That Must be Asked

                              This morning, Covid-19 deaths reached 79,528 in the U.S. and 282,872 globally. They’re staggering numbers none imagined. Each day, media reports this death tally and spotlights the heroics of our frontline caregivers. They update prospects for vaccines and drugs and the status of our social distancing. But the question they’re not asking is this: what will the coronavirus mean for the future of the U.S. delivery system?  It gets scant attention. It likely will.

                                  The Keckley Report – Looking Ahead: The Pivot to Healthcare Politics and what to Expect

                                  This week, 31 states will re-open parts of their economies. Daily Coronavirus briefings by governors and federal officials will be shorter and audiences smaller. The possibility of a second surge, limitations on social gatherings and lingering effect of the 8-week shutdown of our economy will be constant reminders that a return to normal is unlikely.

                                      Converging IT & Operations: With COVID-19 the future has arrived

                                      Jon Manis
                                      Robert Eardley
                                      Joel L. Vengco
                                      Joel Vengco
                                      Anthony Hilliard MD
                                      Mark Zirkelbach
                                      Mark Zirkelbach
                                      Nicholas Desai DPM

                                      Ken Perez
                                      Ken Perez

                                      COVID-19 has catalyzed healthcare’s transformation, including accelerating the convergence of IT into operations. Find out what that looks like in our latest SI Industry Inside Edge “Converging IT & Operations: With COVID-19 the future has arrived,” featuring commentary by Jon Manis, SVP & CIO, CHRISTUS; Robert Eardley, CIO, University Hospitals, Cleveland; Joel Vengco, SVP & CIO, Baystate Health; Anthony Hilliard, MD, COO ambulatory, and Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Health; Nick Desai, DPM, CMIO, Houston Methodist; and Ken Perez, VP, healthcare policy, Omnicell.

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                                      INTRODUCTION | It seems so last century when we called it “shadow IT”— the proliferation of IT throughout the enterprise and beyond traditional control of the CIO, whose role has been “evolving” ever since. But that was before the COVID-19 crisis changed the world forever, including making digital health, mobility and virtual health an “essential” element of the healthcare landscape from this moment on. The convergence of IT and operations just entered hyperspace.

                                      As CHRISTUS Health SVP & CIO John Manis puts it: “I don’t feel good about saying it, but very few things could rival COVID-19 for catalyzing and accelerating the long anticipated ‘transformation of healthcare.’ There will be no ‘back to normal’ once this crisis is over. For far too long our industry has been stuck in a stagnant paradigm. We talked about real change, but we didn’t really change. Then, suddenly, everything changed.

                                      “Courtesy of COVID-19, the genie is out of the bottle. In response to this unprecedented virological threat, our industry and its regulators are aggressively adopting a contemporary service mindset and the modern tools and technologies that come with it—remote workforce; social networking; progressive, real-time communication, coordination and collaboration tools; telehealth and telemedicine; remote clinical observation and disease management; medical intervention by exception; self-service diagnostics and self-care; payment and reimbursement concessions; predictive analytics and knowledge management; artificial intelligence and informational chatbots; top-of-licensure clinical practice; ubiquitous access; cross-industry collaborations; innovative care models—the list goes on and on.

                                      “Most importantly, we are now witnessing global, national, regional and local data- and information-sharing and the sharing of best practices as we all work to make a dramatic shift from the diagnosis and treatment of disease to the prediction and prevention of disease. Incredible. And all of this in just a few short weeks.”

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