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2013 Conference Agenda

  • Keynote Speaker:

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    Molly Coye, MD, MPH
    Chief Innovation Officer
    UCLA Health System
    Institute for Innovation in Health
    Wesley Valdes, DO
    Medical Director, Telehealth Services
    Intermountain Healthcare

    Sajid Ahmed
    Chief Information and Innovations Officer
    Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
    iHT² Advisory Board Member

    Neil Treister
    Medical Informatics Director
    Sharp Community Medical Group
    iHT² Advisory Board Member

    Featured Speakers:

      

     

    Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP
    COO & VP of Medical Affairs
    Norwegian American Hospital
    Deborah Dahl
    VP, Patient Care Innovation
    Banner Health
    Carl Kesselman, PhD
    Professor
    Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    Fellow
    Information Sciences Institute Viterbi School of Engineering
    Professor, Preventive Medicine
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Guillermo Diaz Jr., MD CPHIMS
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Ambulatory Care Network
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

    Darren Dworkin
    Chief Information Officer & SVP Enterprise Information Systems
    Cedars-Sinai Health System

    John Mattison, MD
    CMIO
    Kaiser Permanente

    Nick van TerHeyden, MD
    CMIO
    Nuance

    Richard Hutsell
    VP & Chief Information Officer
    Daughters of Charity Health System

    Jim Dhein
    Director, National Accounts
    athenahealth

    Daniel Frank
    COO
    Heritage Provider Network

    Katherine Kim, MPH, MBA
    Professor in Residence
    San Francisco State University
    Health Equity Institute

    Chuck Deckert
    Vice President, Health Information Technology Solutions
    Sharp Community Medical Group

    Waco Hoover
    CEO
    Institute for Health Technology Transformation

    Scott Mace
    Senior Technology Editor
    HealthLeaders Media

    Adrian Rawlinson, MD
    Director of Medical Informatics
    Brown & Toland Medical Group
    Blair Butterfield
    President, North America
    VitalHealth Software
    John McDaniel
    National Practice Leader
    US Healthcare Provider Market
    NetApp
    Farid Agahi
    Senior Business Strategist
    VMware
    Richard Pizzi
    Editorial Director
    HIMSS Media

    Eric Brown
    President & CEO
    California Telehealth Network

    Derek Plansky
    VP, Product Management
    Sandlot Solutions

    William Russell
    CIO
    St. Joseph Health

    Larry Stofko
    EVP, Innovation Lab
    The Innovation Institute

    Elise Dempsey, RN
    Vice President, Clinical Informatics
    Dignity Health

    Darrin Montalvo
    President, Integrated Services
    St. Joseph Health

    Lisa Dahm, Ph.D.
    Director, Clinical & Biomedical Informatics
    UC Irvine

    Karen Curtis, MHA, MBA
    Senior Director Healthcare Practice
    Point B

    Kirk Larson
    VP & CIO
    Children's Hospital Central California
    Teddy Shah, MS, MBA, CPHIMS, PMP, 6s
    Global Epic Practice Leader
    Dell

    Katrina Miller, MD
    CIS Medical Director – Acute Care
    Adventist Health

    Michael Pan
    Founder and CEO
    Nephosity

    Josh Mast
    Engagement Leader, Regulatory Compliance Practice
    Cerner Corporation

       

    Robert Keehan, MBA, MPH
    Regional Sales Director
    Informatics Corporation of America, Inc. (ICA)

       
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013

  • 8:00amRegistration Opens
     
    8:45am

    Introductory Remarks



    Neil Treister
    Medical Informatics Director
    Sharp Community Medical Group
    iHT² Advisory Board Member

     

    8:50 - 10:00am

    Brought to you by:

    Panel "ACOs State of the Union"

    It’s not just physicians and hospitals that are interested in ACOs, the model is also starting to gain momentum with policymakers in states such as Oregon, who think a similar model of global payments and incentives can achieve improved physician payments, better coordination of care and lower overall costs. Oregon is one of the front-runners with $1.9 billion in federal funds, the state is on track this fall to launch a five-year, ACO-type demonstration project that will seek to reduce its Medicaid spending rate by two percentage points by the conclusion of its second year, and save $11 billion by the end of the decade. This session will address current ACO projects and what can be learned from these established models.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Successful ACO models to date
      Current state of ACOs and Accountable Care Models
      Understand service integration, care coordination, and having a better connection between the acute and post-acute system
      Strategies to identify and manage chronically ill patients at home rather than bouncing them back in and out of the hospital

      Moderator: Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director, HIMSS Media


      Deborah Dahl, VP, Patient Care Innovation, Banner Health
      Daniel Frank, COO, Heritage Provider Network
      Robert Keehan, MBA, MPH, Regional Sales Director, Informatics Corporation of America, Inc. (ICA)
      Karen Curtis, MHA, MBA, Senior Director Healthcare Practice, Point B
       

    10:00 - 10:07am

    Presentation "7 Ideas in 7 Minutes"

    Michael Pan
    Founder and CEO
    Nephosity
     

    10:10 - 10:40am
    Introductions to Living Groups and Group Activity

    Spend 25 minutes meeting with your conference ‘Living Group’. Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on Day 1 you will have an opportunity to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

    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 top challenges for each group will be announced at the end of the session!

     
    10:40 - 11:25am
    Morning Networking Break

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2013 and beyond.

    Have a specific topic you are looking to have addressed? The “Meet the Experts” program will allow attendees at the Summit unique access to subject matter experts from leading healthcare IT solution providers from across the U.S.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore specific topics and challenges they are facing to be addressed in a one-on-one intimate environment that will help foster the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry.
     
    11:25 - 12:10pm

    Opening Keynote

    Molly Coye, MD, MPH
    Chief Innovation Officer
    UCLA Health System
    Institute for Innovation in Health

     

    12:10 - 1:30pm

    Brought to you by:


     
    Break for Lunch

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Lunch will be served on the exhibit floor so make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2013 and beyond.
    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

     

    Track 1
     

    1:30-2:20pm

    Brought to you by:

    Panel "Stage 2 Meaningful Use: The Real Test Begins"

    Data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show the level to which menu objectives included in stage 1 of the meaningful use incentive program were deferred by qualifying participants. Physicians and eligible professionals could defer five out of 10 menu objectives. However, most menu objectives will be mandatory for stage 2, starting in 2014 for some physicians. The most commonly deferred menu objective, at 84%, involved providing a summary of care to patients at transitions to other physicians or hospitals followed by, at 80%, using the EHR to send reminders to specific groups of patients about preventive care. This trend is concerning because it signifies significant challenges ahead for stage 2 Meaningful Use. This session will address what’s necessary and being done to prepare providers to make the big leap from stage 1 to stage 2 MU.


    Learning Objectives:

    Biggest obstacles for providers and hospitals making the jump from stage 1 to 2 MU
    Patient portal implementation
    Understand the required IT to effectively achieve stage 2 MU

    Moderator: Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director, HIMSS Media

    Chuck Deckert, Vice President, Health Information Technology Solutions, Sharp Community Medical Group
    Elise Dempsey, RN, Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Dignity Health
    Kirk Larson, VP & CIO, Children's Hospital Central California
    Jim Dhein, Director, National Accounts, athenahealth
    Josh Mast, Engagement Leader, Regulatory Compliance Practice, Cerner Corporation


     

     
    Track 2
     

    1:30-2:20pm

    Brought to you by:

    Panel "Data Analytics: Driving Adoption to Improve Outcomes"

    The use of data analytics and a strong relationship with an enterprise business intelligence team is crucial to compete in today’s health care environment. While obstacles to data analytics adoption in health care do exist, the tangible benefits the technology can provide are unmistakable. Rapid access to data is necessary to optimize clinical, financial, and operational performance and organization’s, large and small must start somewhere. This session will address the evolving health care landscape and how analytics play a crucial role in the health system of the future.


    Learning Objectives:

    Learning to crawl before you walk: First understand and implement necessary prerequisites; then build upon that foundation
    There’s no such thing as a silver bullet: Technology alone is not the answer. Business practices and data governance are critical
    Value-added data management practices must align organizational needs
    Ensure value is continuously maximized throughout the deployment process

    Moderator: Katrina Miller, MD, CIS Medical Director – Acute Care, Adventist Health

    Carl Kesselman, PhD, Professor, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Fellow, Information Sciences Institute Viterbi School of Engineering, Professor, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
    Neil Treister, Medical Informatics Director, Sharp Community Medical Group, iHT² Advisory Board Member
    John McDaniel
    , National Practice Leader - US Healthcare Provider Market, NetApp
    Bradley Case, Chief Development Officer, MEDSEEK
     

     

    Track 1
     

    2:30 - 3:20pm

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    Panel "Telehealth: The Key to Managing Chronic Diseases"
     

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic disease accounts for approximately 75 percent of U.S. aggregate health care spending, which makes chronic disease an attractive target for any entity interested in reducing health care costs. Unlike traditional medical intervention, telehealth is a means for healthcare providers to continuously reach out to patients through telecommunication technology. Adherence to meds and early detection of potential problems translate into fewer complications and fewer emergency room visits, according to a 2011 study published in the policy journal Health Affairs. This session will explore proven models for telehealth applications and the associated benefits.


    Learning Objectives:

    Appropriate interventions for use with telehealth
    Best practices for achieving cost savings
    Analytics for measuring program efficacy

    Moderator: Waco Hoover,CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation

    Guillermo Diaz Jr., MD, CPHIMS,Chief Medical Information Officer, Ambulatory Care Network, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
    Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information and Innovations Officer, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Eric Brown, President & CEO, California Telehealth Network
    Farid Agahi, Senior Business Strategist, VMware
    Marcus Grindstaff, Director of Strategic Planning and Product Management, Care Innovations, an Intel-GE Company

     

     

    Track 2
     

    2:30 - 3:20pm

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    PanelHealth Information Exchange: Evolving Sustainable Business Models

    As the health care industry works to move health information exchange (HIE) forward by transforming how administrative, clinical and financial data are shared, the endgame is clear: improved health care quality and patient
    safety, better compliance with evidence-based protocols, enhanced care coordination, reduced redundancies and, ultimately, lower costs. However, because HIEs were initially developed with a single focus on high value, high-cost clinical data exchange, few HIEs have planned for or achieved a sustainable business model. The eHealth Initiative has established eight (8) integrated phases to find the sustainability model that satisfies the wants and needs of any particular HIE. This session will explore HIE value creation and models for sustainability.

    Learning Objectives:

     

    Moderator: John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Adrian Rawlinson, MD, Director of Medical Informatics, Brown & Toland Medical Group
    Katherine Kim, MPH, MBA, Professor in Residence, San Francisco State University, Health Equity Institute
    Richard Hutsell, VP & Chief Information Officer, Daughters of Charity Health System
    Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software
    Derek Plansky, VP, Product Management, Sandlot Solutions

    1. HIE models that have proven most sustainable
    2. Creating value for HIE participants
    3. Best practices for ensuring your ePHI is secure

     

    3:20 - 3:50pm

    Peer Session

    A peer session is a learning process used by a group of people with a common interest who want the experience of a conference that’s intimate, meaningful, and useful to each person who attends. Each participant has a great variety of experience and expertise to share as well as has something to learn from other attendees.

    Spend 30 minutes connecting with attendees who share common interests within Health IT. Each table will have a pressing Health IT topic in which attendees will group themselves based on the topics they would like to explore most. This is an opportunity to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

    Topics will be: Meaningful Use, Data & Analytics, CPOE, ICD-10, Securing ePHI, mHealth, Health Information Exchange, Accountable Care, Patient Engagement, Population Health Management and more!

     

    3:50-4:10pm

    Afternoon Networking Break
     

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2013 and beyond.

    Have a specific topic you are looking to have addressed? The “Meet the Experts” program will allow attendees at the Summit unique access to subject matter experts from leading healthcare IT solution providers from across the U.S.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore specific topics and challenges they are facing to be addressed in a one-on-one intimate environment that will help foster the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry.
    4:10-5:00pm

    Presentation "Telehealth in ACOs to Meet the Triple Aim"

    Deborah Dahl
    VP, Patient Care Innovation
    Banner Health

    5:00 - 6:00pm
     
    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.

    7:00 - 9:00pm

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    Leadership Dinner


    iHT2 is hosting this private dinner to wrap up the first day of the Health IT Summit. Guests include program attendees, speaker faculty and other participating senior healthcare leaders. As the dinner is a casual affair, we will be enjoying fine wine, cocktails, a wonderful dinner, and great company! Dinner will not feature long winded presentations but will be spent getting to know your peers, learning more about industry challenges and concerns so we all can better serve the community and help to improve the quality of our healthcare system. *This dinner is by invitation only - if you are interested in attending please contact Julie Puffer at (303) 482-5051 or send an email to julie.puffer@ihealthtran.com.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • 8:00amRegistration Opens
     
    8:50am

    Opening Remarks

    Sajid Ahmed
    Chief Information and Innovations Officer
    Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
    iHT² Advisory Board Member
     

    9:00 - 9:55am

    Brought to you by:

    Panel "Data Analytics: Improved Visibility and Enhanced Data Insight"

    Most health IT providers have been consumed with EHR adoption and implementation over the past several years. The focus on EHRs will likely continue into 2014, as criteria for Meaningful Use continues to emerge and hospitals complete their EHR systems. However, a report from Frost & Sullivan shows that business analytics (BI) and data analytics tools may be the next health IT craze just as EHRs inch closer to universal adoption. According to the report titled “U.S. Hospital Health Data Analytics Market,” only 10% of U.S. hospitals implemented health data analytics tools in 2011, but this number is expected to surge to approximately 50% adoption by 2016. Our panelists, leaders in implementing BI & analytics, will discuss how they have used these tools to improve visibility and enhance data insight.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. What analytics tools are appropriate for different purposes
    2. How to identify the analytics “unicorn”
    3. Creating a culture that embraces analytics
    4. Measuring ROI
    5.  

    Moderator: Scott Mace, Senior Technology Editor, HealthLeaders Media

    Lisa Dahm, Ph.D., Director, Clinical and Biomedical Informatics, UC Irvine
    Darren Dworkin, Chief Information Officer & SVP Enterprise Information Systems, Cedars-Sinai Health System
    Adrian Rawlinson, MD, Director of Medical Informatics, Brown & Toland Medical Group
    Nick van TerHeyden, MD, CMIO, Nuance
    Teddy Shah, MS, MBA, CPHIMS, PMP, 6s, Global Epic Practice Leader, Dell

     

    10:05 - 10:50am

     

    Case Study "The EHR & Quality: The Current Evidence"

    1. Understand where EHRs have demonstrated evidence based quality improvement
    2. Learn what areas for improvement exist to improve quality and physician productivity
    3. Discuss how results can be driven across diverse care settings and systems
    4. Identify unintended consequences of HIT

     


    Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP

    COO & VP of Medical Affairs
    Norwegian American Hospital



     

    10:50 - 11:30am
    Morning Networking Break

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2013 and beyond.

    Have a specific topic you are looking to have addressed? The “Meet the Experts” program will allow attendees at the Summit unique access to subject matter experts from leading healthcare IT solution providers from across the U.S.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore specific topics and challenges they are facing to be addressed in a one-on-one intimate environment that will help foster the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry.
     
    11:30 - 12:15am

    Keynote "Extending The Enterprise Through TeleHealth Programs: Transforming How We Think About The Opportunity"

    Wesley Valdes, DO
    Medical Director, Telehealth Services
    Intermountain Healthcare

     

    12:15 - 1:00pm

     

    Power Luncheon & Work Session

    Lunch on the final day will be both delicious and informative. We'll start off with an hour 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!
     
    1:00 - 2:00pm

     


     

    Panel "Anatomy of a Health System- St. Joseph Health and The Innovation Institute"

    St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system that provides a full range of care from facilities including 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.

    In their award-winning facilities, as well as non-traditional settings like school rooms and shopping malls, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities in three states who depend on us every day.

    Founded by St. Joseph Health System, The Innovation Institute is a provider of business services, innovation solutions and investment management services to health systems.

    Nationally and globally, healthcare providers are now at a crossroads. A true need exists to apply innovative thinking, in order to significantly reduce costs while maintaining high quality care. We must continue service existing communities, but increase the number of people we serve, and serve them all more effectively. This is the premise of an influential movement known as ‘Gandhian Innovation’ and our pursuit to ‘do more, with less, for more people’.


    Moderator: Scott Mace, Senior Technology Editor, HealthLeaders Media

    Larry Stofko, EVP, Innovation Lab, The Innovation Institute
    William Russell, CIO, St. Joseph Health
    Darrin Montalvo, President, Integrated Services, St. Joseph Health

     

    2:00pmClosing Remarks