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Value-Based Care

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-...

MIPS/MACRA and Beyond: What you Cannot Learn Just by Reading the Executive Summary

Dan Golder, MD, Principal Advisor, and Henry Stokman, Principal, Impact Advisors.  This session examines the new MIPS/MACRA Final Rule (released 10-14-16) and its implications, providing not only a review of the rule's provisions, but also additional insight and recommendations surrounding some of the "hidden hurdles" contained within the rule's 2,000+ pages.  Highlights include what we still don't know about...

Pop Health Journey at Geisinger Health System

John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer Population Health Geisinger Health System and the Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Health Plan. Geisinger has for many years innovated within the nexus of its clinical delivery system and health plan as both the deliverer and payer of care. The expanding vision of population health to the community at large necessitates evolving...

Integration of Personal/Wearable Devices with an EMR at Cedars-Sinai

Ray Duncan, MD, CTO, Cedars-Sinai Health System.  In April 2015, Cedars-Sinai opened up their EMR patient portal for patients to link their wearable/personal devices and upload their fitness data. Since then, more than 2000 patients have voluntarily uploaded data from Withings, Fitbit, and Apple Watch devices. Dr. Duncan reviews their experience with managing and visualizing patient-contributed data, lessons learned,...

MACRA: Assessing Its Impacts and How to Move Forward

Eric Finocchiaro, Managing Director, and Carol Chouinard, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  The MACRA reform fundamentally changes the healthcare payment system and will drive how care is delivered in the future.  While both MACRA pathways ultimately lead to a shift into practicing Value Based Care, tactics, timing and priorities will differ and ultimately define the unique journey.  As the...

Preparing for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Donna Daniel, PhD, Senior Program Director, Clinical Quality Research, IBM Watson Health. In a continued effort to support the triple aim, the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model will begin in January 2017.  This advanced primary care medical home model uses regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation to further propel primary care. In this presentation, Donna discusses...

Characteristics of a State of the Art Call Center at Henry Ford Health System

Cyndy Orrys, MBA, Director-Contact Center, Henry Ford Health System.  In an effort to improve the patient experience, HFHS is leveraging technology to integrate with their EMR and telephone system. Callers now expect self-service options similar to those available in non-healthcare customer service situations. HFHS has accomplished this by streamlining the caller experience with its new Interactive Voice Technology. Cyndy...

Geisinger Genomic Initiative

Marc Williams, MD, Director, Genomic Medicine Institute, Geisinger Health System. Precision Medicine has the potential to transform the way care is delivered and, if realized promises to improve outcomes and value to the healthcare system. Geisinger Health System has implemented the GenomeFIRST™ program that analyzes whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of participants to identify medically actionable...

Preparing for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Maria Balderas, PhD, Health Informaticist, IBM Watson Health.  Earlier this year, CMS announced that multiple quality reporting programs were being streamlined into the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  This will change the way Medicare links performance to payment. Dr. Balderas describes the potential impact the program will have on MIPS-eligible clinicians, and explains how scoring will impact payment...

Going Digital: Identifying and Engaging the Newly Empowered Healthcare Consumer

David Betts, Principal, and Josh Nelson, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP.  Healthcare consumers today are demonstrating higher expectations for the level of service that they receive from their healthcare providers.  Driven in part by our increasingly digital and mobile world, these expectations are pushing providers to react and "up their game" when it comes to engaging with tomorrow's customers today....