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iHT2 Health IT Summit in Atlanta - April 24-25, 2012 - Atlanta, GA


Keynote Speakers:   Conference Co-Chairs:


Naomi Fried, Ph.D.
CIO
Children’s
Hospital Boston
Joy Pritts
Chief Privacy Officer
Department of Health
& Human Services
Blake Fulenwider
Deputy Commissioner
Georgia DCH
Board Member
Georgia HIE Inc.
Barry Chaiken, MD
Senior Fellow &
HIT Conference Chair
Institute for Health
Technology Transformation

CMO
DocsNetwork Ltd
and former HIMSS Chair
Charles DeShazer
VP, Medical Informatics,
Quality & Transformation
Dean Health System

Featured Speakers:
Richard Wild, MD, JD
CMO, Atlanta
Regional Office
Centers for
Medicare &
Medicaid
Services
J. Gary Seay
SVP & CIO
Community
Health Systems
Andy Steele, MD
Director, Medical
Informatics
eHealth Services
Denver Health
iHT² Advisory
Board Member
Janet Marchibroda
Chair, Health
IT Initiative
Bipartisan Policy
Center
Tom Judd
National Project
Director, Clinical Technology
Kaiser Permanente
Robert J Fortini, PNP
VP, Chief Clinical Officer
Bon Secours
Medical Group
Terrell Herzig,
MSHI, CISSP

Information Security
Officer
UAB Health System
Eta S. Berner, EdD
Professor, Health
Services Administration,
Health Informatics
Program
University of Alabama
at Birmingham
Dominick Mack, MD
Deputy Director
National Center for Primary
Care & GA-HITREC
Michael Flesher
Chief Information
Security Officer
Morehouse School
of Medicine
E. Gregory
Marchand, MD

Director or Informatics
Washington Hospital
Center – MedSTAR
Health System

MariJo Rugh, MS
Deputy CIO
Poudre Valley
Health System
Phil Chuang, PhD
Director, Information
Services
Sutter Health
Paula Guy
Executive DIrector
Georgia Partnership for
TeleHealth, Inc
Wallace Ed Brown
SVP & CIO
Gwinnett Medical
Center

Kimberly Harding
Director of Provider
Connectivity Solution
BCBS Florida
Joseph Barrow,
Jr., Ed.D
Superintendent
Ware County Schools
Aaron Fink, MD
Professor Emeritus
of Surgery
Emory University
School of Medicine

Attending Surgeon
VAMC Atlanta
Gerald Glandon, PhD
Chair, Health
Services Administration
University of Alabama
at Birmingham
Bill McClatchey, MD
Physician, Rheumatology
& Internal Medicine
and former CMIO
Piedmont Healthcare
Keith Cox
CEO
Health Information
Partnership for
Tennessee (HIP TN)
Timothy Kelly
Vice President
Dialog Medical, A
Standard Register
Company

John Tempesco
CMO
ICA
iHT² Advisory
Board Member

Rick Jennings
CTO
vRAD
Tiffany Crenshaw
President & CEO
Intellect Resources  
     
Amnon Gavish
SVP of Vertical Solutions
Vidyo
Mark Woodward
CTO, Healthcare
EMC
     

Health IT Summit Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
  Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

7:30 am Registration Opens

8:30 am Opening Remarks


Neil Thompson, MBA
Health Care Industry Consultant
VMware

8:40 –9:40am Panel Achieving True HIE: Adoption Barriers & Keys for Success”

As our healthcare systems stride forward toward compliance with MU1, some focus must be directed to MU2 and beyond.  Health information exchange will become a centerpiece for compliance with the future stages of Meaningful Use.  This session will address the many barriers still in place  and discuss keys for successful implementation.

Topics include:

  1. Stakeholder buy-in
  2. Security & privacy 
  3. Interoperability & ICD-10
  4. Direct Program
  5. Strategies for sustainability
Moderator: Eta Berner, EdD, Professor of Health Informatics, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Seay, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Community Health System
MariJo Rugh, MS, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Poudre Valley Health System
Keith Cox
, Chief Executive Officer, Health Information Partnership for Tennessee (HIP TN)
John Tempesco,
Chief Marketing Officer, ICA - iHT² Advisory Board Member

9:45 – 10:45am Opening Keynote “Innovating Innovation”

Naomi Fried's keynote on Innovating Innovation will stretch our ideas about innovation by exploring how to innovate successfully within healthcare, showcasing inspiring examples of innovation programs at healthcare organizations -- highlighting the Innovation Acceleration Program at Boston Children's Hospital, and illustrating ways to create a culture of innovation. Conference participants will leave with new insights and a replicable model.


Naomi Fried, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer
Children's Hospital Boston

10:45 - 11:30am

Morning Networking Break

11:30 -12:20pm

Track 1 brought to you by:



Track 2 brought to you by:



Panel “Meaningful Use: Lessons learned from Stage 1 (MU1) Implementation” Panel “Redefining Telehealth for the 21st Century Healthcare System”

This session will engage stakeholders who are leading the charge in HIT and are compliant, or nearly so, with MU1 and those who can help you get there.  We will take a look back at the strategies employed to achieve Meaningful Use, bumps in the road, and other experiences learned along the way.  Be prepared to engage with your peers, provide feedback based on your own experiences and get a better understanding of where we need to be to prepare for the future stages of Meaningful Use.
From its inception, and in its most basic form, telehealth was generally considered a platform for video conferencing. Since the turn of the century, technological developments have vastly changed the telehealth landscape - both in definition and potential. Telehealth is now widely recognized as an integral part of modern healthcare and utilization of mobile applications & devices, remote patient monitoring, home care and video conferencing are becoming standard issue in a physician's toolbox.

This session will discuss:

  1. How do we define telehealth?
  2. Are mobile applications a part of this or a separate technology?
  3. Changing delivery of care for both the provider and patient
  4. Most successful initiatives for improving care and efficiency
  Moderator: Tiffany Crenshaw, President & CEO, Intellect Resources

Wallace “Ed” Brown
, VP & Chief Information Officer, Gwinnett Medical Center
Kimberly Harding
, Director, Provider Connectivity Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Dominick Mack, MD
, Deputy Director, National Center for Primary Care & GA-HITREC

Moderator:Jean DerGurahian, Executive Editor, SearchHealthIT.com, TechTarget

Naomi Fried, PhD,
Chief Innovation Officer, Children's Hospital Boston
Paula Guy
,
Executive Director, Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc
Joseph Barrow, Jr., EdD
, Superintendent, Ware County Schools
Amnon Gavish
, SVP of Vertical Solutions, Vidyo
Rick Jennings
, Chief Technology Officer, vRAD 
12:20 - 1:30pm

Brought to you by:



Networking Lunch & Living Group Activity
 
Take this opportunity to get to know your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships.  Spend the first 15 minutes of lunch meeting with your conference ‘Living Group’ at your tables, iHT² staff will be onsite to direct you.  Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on Day 1 you will have an opportunity to meet new contacts and maximize your experience at the program.

In addition to meeting your Living Group, you will also take part in an interactive activity to determine the top challenges facing the HIT industry.  The responses will be collected and top challenges for each group will be announced at the end of the day!  Lunch will be served on the exhibit floor.

1:30-2:15pm

Track 1 brought to you by:



Track 2 brought to you by:

Case StudyMoving Toward Success and Sustainability in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE Case Study Patient-Centered Communications - Strategies for Leveraging Your Existing HIT to Improve Outcomes and Lower Readmissions”

Early in 2011, Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) implemented a statewide health information exchange (HIE) to connect a broad geographic region that covers large urban and rural areas in Kansas. KHIN’s original goal was to connect 80% of all health care providers by 2016, and has far exceeded its 2011 goal of 400 providers by connecting over 1000 providers in 2011.  KHIN covers a broad territory that includes all of Kansas encompassing 130 hospitals, 4500 physicians, 75 rural health and safety net clinics, 100 public health departments, 22 community mental health centers, 400 post acute care facilities, 600 pharmacies and 125 labs. 

 Dr. McCrary will discuss the successes and challenges of the first year, including how secure clinical messaging/DIRECT has been an early WIN and how KHIN plans to leverage state level databases including  the immunization registry, prescription monitoring programs, reportable disease reporting and syndromic surveillance to prepare for Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.   Dr. McCrary will also address the challenges associated with cross state exchange of data including healthcare policy and technology infrastructure necessary to address discrepancies associated with patient consent and “break the glass”;  for example Kansas is an Opt-Out state and Missouri is Opt-In state.   Dr. McCrary will also discuss the challenges associated with interoperability and the EHR vendors’ readiness to utilize XDS.b and other IHE standards for the transport of personal health information (PHI). 

Currently, KHIN is preparing for a July 1, 2012 “go live” date when health data on over 1,000,000 patients will be available to KHIN authorized users.  Dr. McCrary will also present an overview of the ICA CareAlign® platform, especially CareConnect which enables the exchange of patient information and secure clinical communications across this broad and diverse geographic and demographic area.

Objectives:

  1. How to develop critical physician and patient participation
  2. How to manage the differences between urban and rural HIE needs
  3. How secure clinical communications facilitates transitions of care
  4. Impacting public health with an HIE
  5. How the right technology platform is critical for HIE success
Effective patient communications are foundational to improving outcomes, reducing hospital-acquired conditions and lowering the rate of preventable readmissions.  This session will provide four strategies for leveraging existing health information technology to help make patients better partners in their care.  Specific hospital examples of these best practices will be cited, including the results of a seven-site, prospective, randomized study of the use of “teach-back” to confirm patient understanding of planned treatments and procedures.

This session will cite examples of leveraging:

  1. Pre-procedure instructions to reduce cancelations
  2. Consent documents to avoid medical errors
  3. A National Quality Forum-endorsed Safe Practice to ensure patient understanding
  4. Discharge instructions to reduce readmissions

Aaron Fink, MD

Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Attending Surgeon
VAMC Atlanta


Timothy Kelly

Vice President
Dialog Medical, A Standard Register Company 
 
Laura McCrary, EdD

Executive Director
Kansas Health Information Network


John Tempesco
Chief Marketing Officer
ICA
iHT² Advisory Board Member

 
2:15 - 2:45pm Afternoon Networking Break

2:45-3:40pm Panel “Patient Engagement & Accountable Care” Panel “Privacy and Data Security Challenges with Mobile Technology”

 

One of the keystone initiatives of the ONC’s 5 year plan is garnering more involvement from patients in their own care.  There are already a number of initiatives to this end; Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Center Medical Home and other healthcare delivery reform efforts.  All of these efforts must move to provide better education for patients and encourage them to take a more active role in their own care.

This session will address:

  1. Priorities for delivery reform
  2. Strategies for patient engagement
  3. Understanding the patients role in healthcare
  4. Opportunities for expanding programs

The use of cellular and wireless networks to deliver voice, video and data content for healthcare represents an exciting new opportunity for providers and patients alike. It also, however, introduces them to an unfamiliar world of business and technical challenges, particularly in respect to Internet protocol (IP) security and stringent healthcare regulations.   

Research indicates that in order to be successful in the healthcare industry, technology providers must address the challenges of security and patient privacy. If left unresolved, provider and patient security concerns could become a serious obstacle to the widespread adoption of wireless data technology, products and services.


  Moderator: Charles DeShazer, VP, Medical Informatics, Quality & Transformation, Dean Health System  – iHT² Advisory Board Member

Robert Fortini, PNP
, VP & Chief Clinical Officer, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group
Andy Steele, MD
, Director, Medical Informatics, Denver Health  – iHT² Advisory Board Member
Richard Wild, MD, JD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta Regional Office, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
Horst Merkle, Vice President, Continua Health Alliance  
Moderator: Barry Chaiken, MD,Senior Fellow & HIT Conference Chair, Institute for Health Technology Transformation, CMO, DocsNetwork Ltd. and former HIMSS Chair

Terrell Herzig, MSHI, CISSP, Information Security Officer, UAB Health System
Philip Chuang, PhD
, Information Systems Director, Sutter Health
Michael Flesher
, Chief Information Security Officer, Morehouse School of Medicine
4:00 - 6:00pm

Brought to you by:

Opening Cocktail Reception

Don't miss this interactive and fun reception amongst your colleagues and peers toasting an incredible day of thought leadership and collaboration.


Tuesday, April 24, 20122  
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012

8:00am Registration Opens

8:50am Opening Remarks


Charles DeShazer
VP, Medical Informatics, Quality &
Transformation
Dean Health System
iHT² Advisory Board Member

9:00 – 9:55am

Brought to you by:

Panel  “Adapted Care: How IT is revolutionizing the delivery of health care”

While implementation is a work in progress, a great deal has been accomplished already, and not surprisingly, new challenges have been uncovered. With numerous new opportunities for pilot initiatives in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, these lessons will also contribute to national policy discussions.

This session will address:

  1. The role of health IT in healthcare reform
  2. The stages of Meaningful Use
  3. Expanding health information exchange
  4. The evolution of challenges in health IT implementation
Moderator: Barry Chaiken, MD,Senior Fellow & HIT Conference Chair, Institute for Health Technology Transformation, CMO, DocsNetwork Ltd. and former HIMSS Chair

Tom Judd
,
National Project Director, Clinical Technology, Kaiser Permanente
Gerald Glandon, PhD, Chair, Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Janet Marchibroda
, Chair, Health IT Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center
Mark Woodward, Chief Technology Officer, Healthcare, EMC

10:00 – 10:45pm Case Study “Business Intelligence: Supporting Delivery of High Quality Care and Attainment of ACO Goals”

Healthcare institutions are aggressively moving towards meeting compliance with MU1 and MU2 with the implementation of full-featured Electronic Health Records.  Concomitantly, there will be a massive increase in the amount of clinical data captured electronically.  Business intelligence (BI) which traditionally has focused on financial data can be leveraged to use clinical data to support providers in delivering high quality, efficient care.  In addition, BI coupled with population health analytics can help meet many Accountable Care Organization needs.  This presentation will discuss the Denver Health journey in using BI in a variety of was to facilitate the attainment of high quality care.


Andy Steele, MD
Director, Medical Informatics
eHealth Services
Denver Health
iHT² Advisory Board Member

10:45 - 11:30am Morning Networking Break

11:30 - 12:15pm
Keynote Presentation "Building a Culture of Privacy and Security into Your Organization"

There are real life consequences for organizations that do not integrate privacy and security throughout the continuum of HIT adoption, including health information breaches that could result in identity theft, financial loss and even altered records that can impact patient safety. Joy Pritts, Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, whose office is directly engaged with these issues, will lead an interactive keynote discussion on ways to build a culture of privacy and security in healthcare organizations.


Joy Pritts
Chief Privacy Officer
Department of Health & Human Services

12:15pm - 2:00pm

 

 

Power Lunch and Keynote Presentation

Lunch on the final day will be both delicious and informative.  We’ll start off with 45 minutes for lunch service and some time to get settled.  For the last hour we’ll host a high-level, interactive work session that will satiate your thirst for knowledge once you’ve taken care of your other appetite!

1:15 – 2:00pm Keynote Presentation Health Information Exchanges: Trust, Security and Sustainability Opportunities”

As Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and former health policy adviser for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Blake Fulenwider understands the challenges and opportunities of Health Information Exchanges.

His interactive keynote presentation will focus on:

  1. Addressing challenges in establishing a trusted health information network for providers and patients
  2. Building a robust and interoperable health information exchange
  3. Creating a secure and private patient-centric health information exchange
  4. Attaining long-term financial sustainability of a health information exchange
  5. Defining transformative improvements in patient care, care coordination and savings to the health care system

The presentation will include anecdotal examples and time for questions.


Blake Fulenwider

Deputy Commissioner
Georgia DCH
Board Member
Georgia HIE Inc.

2:00 – 3:00pm

Brought to you by:

Panel “Data Integration & Analytics: Empowering Physician and Patient Collaboration”

According to the Pew Research Center, back in 2000, 46% of American adults had access to the Internet, 5% of U.S. households had broadband connections and 25% of American adults looked online for health information. Today, 74% of American adults go online, 57% of American households have broadband connections and 61% of adults look online for health information.

This increased access to information, along with financial incentives, is fueling a shift toward patient centric care.  The shift is being empowered by health IT and allows patients to take a more proactive role in managing their own healthcare.  This also places an onus on the healthcare industry to provide patients with smart, interpretable data.

This session will discuss:

  1. Empowering patients as a major stakeholder in healthcare – risks & rewards
  2. Turning EHRs into health information
  3. Storing and securing data
  4. Provider, payer, and vendor collaboration
Moderator: Jean DerGurahian, Executive Editor, SearchHealthIT.com, TechTarget

Charles DeShazer, VP, Medical Informatics, Quality & Transformation, Dean Health System  – iHT² Advisory Board Member
Bill McClatchey, MD, Physician, Rheumatology & Internal Medicine and former CMIO, Piedmont Healthcare
E. Gregory Marchand, MD, Director or Informatics, Washington Hospital Center – MedSTAR Health System

3:00pm Closing Remarks

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