•  Conference Agenda

  •  Keynote Speakers:

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    John Lumpkin, MD, MPH
    SVP & Director,
    Healthcare Group
    Robert Wood
    Johnson Foundation
    David R. Hunt, MD, FACS
    Medical Director, Office of
    Provider Adoption & Support 
    Office of the National
    Coordinator
    for Health IT
    Barry Chaiken, MD
    Senior Fellow &
    HIT Conference Chair
    Institute for Health
    Technology Transformation

    CMO
    DocsNetwork Ltd.
    former HIMSS Chair

    George T. Hickman, FCHIME,
    FHIMSS, CCHIO

    Executive VP & CIO
    Albany Medical Center

     Featured Speakers:

       

     

    Daniel Barchi
    Senior VP & CIO
    Yale New Haven Health System
    Stephan D. O'Neill
    Regional CIO
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Samantha Burch Halpert, MA
    VP, Quality &
    Health IT
    Federation of
    American Hospitals
    iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Mary Horan
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Northwest Hospital
    Ferdinand Venditti, Jr., MD
    Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
    President, Faculty Practice Plan
    Albany Medical College
    Ellen Flink, MBA
    Director of Research in Patient Safety & Quality
    NY State Department of Health
    Kenneth Ong, MD, MPH
    CMIO
    New York Queens Hospital –
    New York Presbyterian
    Nancy Daurio
    Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
    Maimonides Medical Center
    Bruce Metz, PhD
    SVP & CIO
    Lahey Clinic
    iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Hal Baker, MD, FACP
    VP & CIO
    Wellspan Health
     
    Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP
    CMIO
    Palomar Health
    Dave Whitlinger
    CEO
    New York eHealth Collaborative
    Jay Srini
    Chief Strategist
    SCS Ventures
    Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor
    University of Pittsburgh
    iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Michael Buck, PhD
    Biomedical Informatics R&D Manager Primary Care Information Project
    NYC Department of Health
    and Mental Hygiene
    Kari Allen, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Director of Clinical Operations; Lead Consultant, Central Logic
    Transfer Center Nurse Coordinator, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Robert Donaldson, NPC,
    Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine & President, Medical Staff,
    Ellenville Regional Medical Center
    T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, MD, MPH
    Partner
    HLM Venture Partners
    Professor
    Harvard Business School
    iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Maureen Gaffney, MHS, RN, PA
    SVP of Patient Services
    & CMIO
    Winthrop University Hospital
    Jack Hueter
    Director
    Southern New Jersey
    Regional Extension Center
    Gienna Shaw
    Editor-in-Chief
    FierceHealthcare
    Greg Gillespie
    Editor-In-Chief
    Health Data Management
    George Valko, MD
    CMIO & Vice Chair for Clinical Programs
    Department of Family and Community Medicine
    Thomas Jefferson University
    John McDaniel
    National Practice Leader
    US Healthcare Provider Market
    NetApp
    Rus Healy
    Practice Leader, Virtualization
    Annese & Associates, Inc
    Peter Collins
    Director Sales Engineer, East US
    Citrix Systems, Inc
    Greg Sarrail
    Director of Enterprise Sales, Americas
    HID Global - Identity Assurance, formerly ActivIdentity
    Nick van Terheyden, MD
    CMIO
    Nuance Communications
    David Rhew, MD
    SVP & CMO
    Zynx Health
    Shane Hade
    CEO
    AvHealio
    Satya Parimi
    VP Vertical Markets
    Time Warner Cable (TWC)
    Mike Celetti
    Healthcare Field Director
    EMC
    Sean Ginevan
    Product Manager
    MobileIron
    Rick Jennings
    CTO
    vRAD
    Patrick Bedwell
    Vice President of Products
    Fortinet
    Blair Butterfield
    President, North America
    VitalHealth Software
    Patricia Strohla, RN
    Director of Clinical Adoption & Meaningful Use
    The Huntzinger Management Group
         
    Paul Steinichen
    Vice President of Solutions Engineering
    Sandlot Solutions, Inc.
         
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  •  8:00am Registration Opens

     8:50am Introductory Remarks


    Barry Chaiken, MD

    Senior Fellow & HIT Conference Chair
    Institute for Health Technology Transformation
    CMO, DocsNetwork Ltd. and former HIMSS Chair

     9:00 - 10:10am

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    Panel Discussion "Meaningful Use: The Long Journey to Attestation"

    This session will engage stakeholders who are leading the charge in HIT and those who have identified successful strategies for implementation.  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 you need to be to get started on Meaningful Use Stage 2 and prepare for future stages.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Identify strategies that can help providers optimize information technology solutions
         ∙ Learn how to establish effective information exchange networks
         ∙ Recognize how to leverage CPOE to go beyond error reduction and improve a care process
         ∙ Identify how to develop a comprehensive plan that will help move your organization toward the realization of the government's Meaningful Use       requirements

    Moderator: Gienna Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, FierceHealthcare

    Ferdinand J. Venditti, MD, FACP
    , Vice Dean Clinical Affairs & Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College
    Jack Hueter, Director, Southern New Jersey Regional Extension Center
    Samantha Burch, MS, VP, Quality & Health Information Technology, Federation of American Hospitals & iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Patricia Strohla, RN, Director of Clinical Adoption & Meaningful Use, The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc.
    Paul Steinichen, Vice President of Solutions Engineering, Sandlot Solutions, Inc.

     10:15 - 11:00am

    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 2012 and beyond.

     11:00 - 11:45am Opening Keynote


    John Lumpkin, MD, MPH
    SVP & Director, Healthcare Group
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

     11:45 - 1:30pm

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    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 in the Library Reading Room, which is located on the 3rd Floor.

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions



    Track 1


     1:30-2:25pm

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    Panel "Get Your Head in the Cloud: Delivering data at the Point of Care"

    The benefits and challenges of the cloud in health care have been discussed ad naseum. It is generally agreed that cloud computing promises enormous benefits for healthcare community. These could include improved patient care, improved accessibility to information, and new delivery models that will make health care more efficient and effective. And cloud computing can help do all of this in a cost-effective way. That said, as with any new technology or service, there are risks and concerns to go along with the potential benefits.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Understand the impacts of the cloud at the point of care
         ∙ Learn the strategies to integrate mobility & data access solutions
         ∙
      Understand the effects of the cloud on workflow management
         ∙ Learn how to overcome challenges and obstacles to using a cloud system

    Moderator: Barry Chaiken, MD Senior Fellow & HIT Conference Chair, Institute for Health Technology Transformation CMO, DocsNetwork Ltd. and former HIMSS Chair

    Kenneth Ong, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, New York Queens Hospital – New York Presbyterian
    Nancy Daurio, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Maimonides Medical Center
    Maureen Gaffney, MHS, PA, RN, SVP of Patient Services & Chief Medical Information Officer, Winthrop University Hospital
    T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, MD, MPH, Partner HLM Venture Partners, Professor, Harvard Business School, iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Rick Jennings, Chief Technology Officer, vRAD
    Rus Healy, Practice Leader, Virtualization, Annese & Associates, Inc.

     

    Track 2

     1:30-2:25pm

     
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    Panel “Analytics: Assessing and Managing Population health Risk and Total Cost of Care”

    Health IT integration on its own holds little value unless this adoption can be tied to improvements in patient quality and safety. Analytics and decision support tools can enable organizations to more effectively track and monitor the quality and safety of care provided.  Whether your organization is just getting started with analytics and other tools or it’s been an integral part of your strategy, this panel will provide value insight and new strategies for incorporating the driving forces behind quality improvement in health care.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Identify best practices for relaying methodology, metrics and analysis, and knowledge transfer to appropriate clinical and end-users
         ∙ Demonstrate the impact of clinical informatics, business intelligence and research on clinical, operational, and financial environments of       healthcare systems
         ∙ Understand analytics models and designs in individual healthcare environments to aid in quality and safety improvements

    Moderator: Greg Gillespie, Editor-In-Chief, Health Data Management

    Albert Porco
    , EVP & Chief Information Officer, Hoboken University Medical Center
    George Valko, MD
    , Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
    Kari Allen, Director of Clinical Operations, Central Logic
    Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance
    Michael Buck, PhD, Biomedical Informatics R&D Manager Primary Care Information Project, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

     

    Track 1


     2:30-3:15pm

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    Case Study "Lessons From the Floor: Workflow Tips That Make Clinicians More Efficient"

    For a clinician, every minute counts. The last thing clinicians need is to be slowed by technology. Because patient care takes priority, real-time documentation and budget overruns suffer. You can make your clinical computing environment as efficient as your clinicians. Mary Horan, M.D., CMIO of Northwest Hospital, will share how context and location-aware technology has matched technology to her clinician workflow. Her operations are so efficient, that Dr. Horan has saved more than $100,000 a month through productivity gains. In this unique "fireside chat" format with Barry Chaiken, M.D., CMO DocsNetwork, Dr Horan will share her tips that can help make any clinician environment more efficient.


    Barry Chaiken, MD

    Senior Fellow & HIT Conference Chair
    Institute for Health Technology Transformation
    CMO, DocsNetwork Ltd. and former HIMSS Chair


    Mary Horan
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Northwest Hospital



     

    Track 2

     2:30-3:15pm

    Case Study “Yale New Haven Health System”

    Daniel Barchi is Chief Information Officer of the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale-New Haven Health System. Before joining Yale, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of the $1.4 B Carilion Health System and led the integration of Carilion’s seven hospitals and 140 physician practices though implementation of a $98M electronic medical record.

    Daniel was previously President of the Carilion Biomedical Institute and Director of Technology and Engineering for MCI WorldCom. In both roles was appointed as CEO, COO, and Chief Restructuring Officer of privately held and venture-backed companies in the healthcare and technology industries.  Daniel began his career as a U.S. Naval officer and served at sea in cruisers. During his service, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Southeast Asia Service Medal for service in the Red Sea, and the NATO Service Medal for operations in the Balkans.

    Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University. He is active on several corporate and community service boards and he is a marathon runner.


    Daniel Barchi

    Senior VP & Chief
    Information Officer
    Yale New Haven Health System
     3:15 - 4:00pm
    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 2012 and beyond.

     

    Track 1


     4:00-5:00pm

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    Panel “Transforming Health Care Through HIE: Creating an Outcomes Oriented Health System"

    Many of the financial and clinical benefits of health IT won’t have the opportunity to be realized until we have true HIE across the healthcare industry.  EMR systems need HIE so physicians can share data and provide continuity of care.  Health information exchange activities and responsibilities have largely been delegated to states and other institutions.  With over a year of groundwork, many of the challenges have been identified.  Rather than a tactical discussion around implementation, this session will dissect the end game and how HIE can improve care.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Learn strategies to engage stakeholders and coordination of care
         ∙
      Understand how to facilitate evidence based medicine
         ∙
      Learn to ensure trust and support from all stakeholders 
         ∙
      Understand challenges in maintaining the privacy, security and quality of data

    Moderator: Barry Chaiken, MD, Senior Fellow & Health IT Chair, Institute for Health Technology Transformation – CMO, DocsNetwork and former HIMSS Chair

    George Hickman, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CCHIO, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Albany Medical Center
    Ellen Flink, MBA, Director of Research in Patient Safety & Quality, NY State Department of Health
    John McDaniel, National Practice Leader – US Healthcare Provider Market, NetApp
    Mike Celetti, Healthcare Field Director, EMC

     

    Track 2


     4:00-5:00pm

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    Panel “Leveraging Virtualization and Other Technologies to Maintain ePHI Integrity: Securing Data Throughout the Continuum of Care”

    Forever in search of new ways to steal personal data about Internet users, identity thieves have found a fertile new source of sensitive information to sell on the black market: online medical records.  ePHI security can also be challenged in less sinister ways like simply losing a laptop or smartphone.  With more access points to health data, there are ever increasing points where security can be breached.

    The convenience of mobile devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, cannot be denied. They are mobile, they are fast, and they are powerful – physicians can look up patient records, call up blood work or X-rays, and research drugs and other medical information on these devices. That said, as with any new technology or service, there are risks and concerns to go along with the potential benefits. As health care providers are increasingly empowered to use mobile devices to access patient data in their offices and at the patient’s bedside in the hospital, providers must have a strong security plan in place to combat loss and theft of ePHI.

    This panel will help you prepare a security strategy and will discuss:

       ∙ Understand the latest security challenges
       ∙
    Discuss strategies to mitigate risk
       ∙
    Evaluate considerations for implementing virtualization or cloud services


    Moderator: Jay Srini, Chief Strategist, SCS Ventures, Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Innovation Fellow/Chair, iHT²

    Bruce Metz, PhD, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Lahey Clinic - iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Albert Porco, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Hoboken University Medical Center
    Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software
    Peter Collins, Director Sales Engineer, East US, Citrix Systems, Inc
    Greg Sarrail, Director of Enterprise Sales, Americas, HID Global - Identity Assurance, formerly ActivIdentity

     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.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012

  •  8:00am Registration Opens

     8:50am Opening Remarks


    George T. Hickman, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CCHIO
    Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
    Albany Medical Center

     9:00 - 9:55am

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    Panel "Accountable Care: Improving Outcomes While Bending Down the Cost Curve"

    Recent federal legislation is encouraging the formation of accountable care organizations. To be effective, these ACOs must use sophisticated information technology. An ACO requires electronic health records, data management, personal health records and health information exchanges. Each of these elements must provide "traditional" capabilities: EHRs, for example must support the documentation of a patient's problems and e-prescribing, and health information exchanges must enable the transfer of discharge summaries and procedure reports between providers.

    These models, whose purpose is to significantly improve the coordination and efficiency of care delivery, will require a robust and functional health IT infrastructure to realize the benefits from ACOs.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.     ∙ Learn strategies for facilitating coordination of care
    2.     ∙ Understand the challenges and opportunities associated with data accessibility, vendor management and payment restructuring
    3.     ∙ Learn ways to develop a culture of patient centric care

    Moderator: Greg Gillespie, Editor-In-Chief, Health Data Management

    Stephan O’Neill
    , Regional Chief Information Officer, North Shore LIJ Health System
    Hal Baker, MD, FACP, VP & Chief Information Officer, Wellspan Health
    Robert Donaldson, NPC, Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine & President, Medical Staff, Ellenville Regional Medical Center  
    Shane Hade
    , Chief Executive Officer, AvHealio
    David Rhew
    , Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Zynx

     

    Track 1


     10:00 - 10:45am

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    Case Study “The Hospital of the Future - Palomar Health”

    Heralded as the best example of 21st century healthcare design, San Diego county’s new Palomar Medical Center melds high technology and innovation within a healing environment of gardens, terraces, outdoor balconies and natural light.  Palomar Health sought advice from the nation’s leading healthcare futurists to coalesce their ideas into a structure that has become the first in the nation to integrate the largest array of evidence-based features that will enhance healing and sustain functionality over time.  Technology plays a critical role in the hospital of the future.  Cisco communications and collaboration technology  is used throughout connecting nurses, doctors, patients and their families together with tools like wireless IP phones, video and telepresence, integrated nurse call, and electronic tracking of medications and hospital assets. 

    Join this session, led by Palomar’s chief medical information officer Dr. Ben Kanter, to learn how Palomar and Cisco have partnered together to build the hospital of the future.


    Ben Kanter, MD, FCCP
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Palomar Health


    Track 2


     10:00 - 10:45am
    Case Study "New York State Health Information Exchange"


    George T. Hickman, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CCHIO
    Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
    Albany Medical Center

    Dave Whitlinger

    Chief Executive Officer
    New York eHealth Collaborative

    Mr. Whitlinger will discuss the strategy for the future of healthcare interoperability in the state of New York. At the heart of that strategy is the evolution of SHIN-NY 2.0 which will provide robust interoperability and create a platform for sharing data and the rapid design of new clinical applications.

     10:45 - 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 2012 and beyond.

     11:30 - 12:15pm Keynote Presentation: "Clinicians' Role in IT: ONC Guidance for Optimizing Quality, Safety and Efficiency"

    While American healthcare has been at the confluence of pressures to improve the quality and safety of care, the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts offer a renewed call for the integration of information technology in all aspects of health care delivery.  Many clinicians are uncertain about the relationship of these HHS initiatives—to improve quality and promote the adoption, and meaningful use, of health information technology. As we prepare for the second stage of Meaningful Use this discussion will examine our current state, our trajectory, and practical opportunities for clinicians and providers to leverage information technology to improve the quality and efficiency of the care they provide—part of this discussion must include the clear challenges on this path.  When viewed in this context, we will better understand the inextricable relationship between the meaningful use of electronic health records, our national healthcare quality agenda, healthcare reform, and the individual capacity of each physician to improve the quality and efficiency of the care delivered through his/her practice.



    David R. Hunt, MD, FACS

    Medical Director,
    Office of Provider Adoption & Support 
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

     12:15 - 1:15pm


    Power Luncheon & Work Session

    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! Lunch will be served in the Library Reading Room, which is located on the 3rd Floor. Do not miss the panel session: "Mobile Health Care: Remote Patient Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies" taking place in Hosack Hall.

     1:15 - 2:15pm

     
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    Panel "Mobile Health Care: Remote Patient Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies"

    The spread of high speed internet, wireless technologies and the advent of mHealth and telemedicine techniques - videoconferencing, remote monitoring, patient portals, and other communication platforms – are redefining the delivery of medicine. These technologies can reduce costs, increase access, and improve patient outcomes. mHealth and mobile applications have the potential to redefine healthcare delivery - providing proactive, patient-centered care that transcends the boundaries of time and location.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Learn strategies for bringing care to the patient
    2.    ∙ Understand the challenges and opportunities presented with mobile devices & applications
    3.    ∙ Discuss best practices for integrating mHealth technology into the care giver’s work flow
    4.    ∙ Learn strategies and challenges for maintaining security outside of the traditional care setting

    Moderator: Gienna Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, FierceHealthcare

    Sean Ginevan, Product Manager, MobileIron
    Hal Augustine, Chief Information Officer, Health Partners of Philadelphia
    Jay Srini, Chief Strategist, SCS Ventures, Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Innovation Fellow/Chair, iHT²
    Patrick Bedwell, Vice President of Products, Fortinet
    Satya Parimi, VP Vertical Markets, Time Warner Cable Business Class

     2:15pm Closing Remarks


    Jay Srini
    Chief Strategist
    SCS Ventures
    Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor
    University of Pittsburgh
    iHT² Advisory Board Member