•  2013 Conference Agenda

  •  Keynote Speakers:

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    Richard Tayrien, DO, FACOI
    Chief Health Information Officer
    VP, Clinical Services Group
    HCA Healthcare

    Mark MacNaughton
    SVP, Chief Information Officer
    Medical Segment
    Cardinal Health
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    Richard Tayrien, DO, FACOI
    Chief Health Information Officer
    VP, Clinical Services Group
    HCA Healthcare
    Jay Srini
    Chief Strategist
    SCS Ventures
    Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor,
    University of Pittsburgh
    Senior Fellow and Innovation Chair
    iHT² Advisory Board Member

     Featured Speakers:

       

     

    Chad Brisendine
    Vice President & CIO
    St. Luke's University Health Network

    Jaime Parent
    VP of IT Operations & Associate CIO
    Rush University Medical Center
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    Thomas Check
    President & CEO
    Healthix
    Baber Ghauri, MD, MBA, FHM, FACP
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    St. Mary Medical Center
    Daniel Barchi
    SVP & CIO
    Yale-New Haven Health System

    Hakim Lakhani
    Director, Reporting and Analytics, Informatics Centre of Excellence
    Cancer Care Ontario

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    Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
    Professor Department of Health Policy and Management
    Director of Center for Population Health IT
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Maryland
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    Irene Koch
    Executive Director
    Brooklyn Health Information Exchange
    Laurie Poole
    Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions Ontario Telemedicine Network

    Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH
    Executive Director
    Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Jon Hamdorf
    Healthcare Solutions Manager
    Acuo Technologies

    Jack Challis, PhD
    CEO & Co-Founder
    CliniCast
    Gabe Perna
    Associate Editor
    Healthcare Informatics
    Brian Eastwood
    Senior Editor
    CIO.com
    Lynne Dunbrack
    Program Director
    IDC Health Insights

    Tom Hubbard
    VP, Policy Research
    NEHI

    Peter Gabriel, MD
    Director of Informatics
    Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology
    Blair Butterfield
    President, North America
    VitalHealth Software

    Frank Nydam
    Healthcare CTO
    VMware
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    John McDaniel
    National Practice Leader
    US Healthcare Provider Market
    NetApp
    Satya Parimi
    VP, Product Management
    Time Warner Cable Business Class
    Ken Ong, MD, MPH
    CMIO
    New York Hospital Queens

    Rajiv Leventhal
    Assistant Editor
    Healthcare Informatics

    Cynthia Gordon
    Director, Telehealth
    Rochester General Health System

    Richard Noffsinger
    CEO
    ActiveHealth Management

    Derek Plansky
    Senior Director, Client Solutions
    Sandlot Solutions

    Dawn FitzGerald
    Chief Executive Officer
    Qsource

    Norm Chapin
    CMIO & Medical Director
    Columbia Memorial Hospital

    Frank Roche
    Associate Partner
    IBM

     

    Mark Radlauer, MD
    CMIO-Continental Division
    HCA Healthcare

    Ted DellaVecchia
    Chief Healthcare Strategist
    TIBCO

    Cliff Bleustein, M.D., MBA
    Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare Consulting
    Dell

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  •  8:00am Registration Opens

     8:45am Introductory Remarks


    Richard Tayrien, DO, FACOI
    Chief Health Information Officer
    VP, Clinical Services Group
    HCA Healthcare

     8:50 - 10:00am

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    Panel "Does Meaningful Use Mean Meaningful Change?"

    Unlike the first stage of the meaningful use incentive program, for which providers had to demonstrate they were capable of performing certain tasks, stage two will require practices to actually perform those tasks. As this deadline looms beginning in January 2014 with a deadline of October 2014, hear from providers that are ready to demonstrate stage 2 MU and those still in the planning process. Panelists will cover practical strategies to navigate the various requirements to make sure you and your organization are ready for stage 2 MU.   

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Strategies for patients to view their paperless record  
         ∙ How to effectively send reminders to foster preventative care
         ∙ Ensuring secure data exchange while improving quality of care  


    Moderator: Gabe Perna, Associate Editor, Healthcare Informatics

    Ken Ong, MD, MPH, CMIO, New York Hospital Queens
    Norm Chapin, MD, CMIO & Medical Director, Columbia Memorial Hospital
    Joanne Rohde, CEO, Axial Exchange
    Frank Roche, Associate Partner, IBM

     

     10:00 - 10:07am

    Presentation "7 Ideas in 7 Minutes"

    Jack Challis, PhD
    CEO & Co-Founder
    CliniCast


     10:10 - 10:45am

    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!


     10:45 - 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 "Transforming The  Industry With Data: Data-Driven Systems Design for Patient-Centric Care"

    Clinicians are working harder than ever.   Physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others strain to meet increasing demands for improved performance, quality and patient satisfaction. We are supported with an increasingly complex array of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions  but constrained by stronger regulatory requirements and greater fiscal accountability.   We also benefit from greater access to both internal and  external sources of information but as a flood, unfiltered, through multiple new channels of communication both synchronous and asynchronous. 

    We are transforming healthcare and we are beginning to see the benefits.  Without understanding the consequences of our technical interventions in the context of clinical process with system analysis we will fall short of realizing our opportunities and risk disenfranchising our clinical colleagues without improving the reliability of our systems to the benefit of our patients.

    Our EHRs are generating massive volumes of data.  Everything we need to better understand how we deliver care more effectively and efficiently is available in our data warehouse.   Healthcare systems that engage their data assets as learning organizations will be those best positioned  for the future.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Understand the opportunities to utilize data generated as an artifact of clinical process tracking to understand the processes and the attributes
            for clinical users and their adoption
         ∙ Explore the use of clinical data to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and develop and test new hypothesis
         ∙ Understand the power of scale and how "Big Data" can change the practice for the entire enterprise and beyond
         ∙ Identify new tools to visualize relationships in “Big Data” that might not be recognized otherwise




    Richard Tayrien, DO, FACOI
    Chief Health Information Officer
    VP, Clinical Services Group
    HCA Healthcare


     12:10 - 1:30pm

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    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


     1:30-2:25pm

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    Panel "Analytics in Health Care: From Insights to Outcomes"

    Analytics may be descriptive, predictive or prescriptive and are described as the systematic use of data and related business insights developed through applied analytical disciplines to drive fact-based decision making for planning, management, measurement and learning. Many of the challenges facing the U.S. health care system can be attributed to ineffective sharing, gathering and use of health data and information. This panel of experts will address the many facets of health care analytics and how they are being used to improve efficiency, reduce costs and make for a safer health system.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Ways that analytics can guide future strategy
         ∙ Understand how to improve clinical effectiveness and patient satisfaction
         ∙ How to create a culture that thrives on data and transparency  
         ∙ Identify the tools necessary to get your data    


    Moderator: Brian Eastwood, Senior Editor, CIO.com

    Mark Radlauer, MD, CMIO-Continental Division, HCA Healthcare
    Peter Gabriel, MD, Director of Informatics, Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology
    John McDaniel, National Practice Leader - US Health Care Provider Market, NetApp
    Jay Srini, Chief Strategist, SCS Ventures, Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor,, University of Pittsburgh, Senior Fellow and Innovation Chair, iHT² Advisory Board Member
    Richard Noffsinger, CEO, ActiveHealth Management

     

    Track 2

     1:30-2:25pm

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    Panel Telehealth: Bringing Care to the Patient

    In the wake of health care reform, hospitals, case managers, payors, and other care providers are looking for new technologies that help reduce costs while providing better care to patients. Given changing CMS reimbursement schedules an area of critical importance is hospital readmissions. Remote patient monitoring enables clinicians to collect patient vitals and other pertinent information from the patient on a regular basis and manage their patients' chronic illness care plans more proactively. This session will address the benefits of remote patient monitoring and virtual medical centers and how they contribute to the goals of reducing hospital readmissions, improve outcomes, reduce costs, and ultimately provide better patient care.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Where are hospitals reducing readmissions with telehealth applications?
         ∙ Strategies that make remote patient monitoring successful
         ∙ Explore opportunities and challenges surrounding virtual medical centers
         ∙ Understand what patient populations can benefit the most

      Moderator: Lynne Dunbrack, Program Director, IDC Health Insights

      Laurie Poole, Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions, Ontario Telemedicine Network
    2. Cynthia Gordon, Director, Telehealth, Rochester General Health System
      Joseph Kim, MD, MPH
      ,
      President, MCM Education
      Satya Parimi, VP, Product Management, Time Warner Cable Business Class
    3. Mark Noble, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Vidyo
     

    Track 1


     2:35-3:20pm

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    Case Study "The Tipping Point:  Moving  DIRECTly from Availability to Adoption"

     As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), awards were made to states to create the necessary infrastructure for widespread adoption of Direct technology. In partnership with the State of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration, and Office of eHealth Initiatives, Qsource was contracted to provide technical assistance to healthcare professionals in selecting, implementing and using certified Direct technology to improve the quality and value of healthcare.

    A key component of the project was the selection of pilot communities in which to identify, develop and implement use cases that were sufficient to create a social and behavioral threshold for universal community-based adoption of Direct technology. Together with ICA as our Direct technology vendor, Qsource implemented the pilot over 5 months, culminating in a report of lessons learned from these pilots. These lessons learned are being used to inform Tennessee’s statewide roll out of Direct with the goal of achieving 4,000 users by February, 2014. This presentation will highlight best practices and lessons learned with regard to Direct implementation, along with up to date information on the status of Tennessee’s statewide rollout of Direct technology.

    Learning Objectives:

       ∙ Attendees will be able to describe three general principals of expanding provider adoption
       ∙ Attendees will receive a brief review of Rogers’ Innovation Adoption Curve and the various incentives that are effective promoting early IT adoption
          along that curve
       ∙ Attendees will hear valuable lessons learned in IT adoption from three distinct healthcare communities

     


    Dawn FitzGerald
    Chief Executive Officer
    Qsource

     

    Track 2

     2:35-3:20pm

    Presentation "Transforming Data into Meaningful Information to Support Improved Patient Care"

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Understand the information imperative for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), one of the largest provincial health organizations in Canada, as it supports
            population-based care co-ordination and administration for 3 clinical domains in the province of Ontario: cancer care, renal care, and access to
            care
         ∙ Learn how the organization built the Informatics Centre of Excellence to better enable the acquisition, management, reporting, and analysis of one
            of the broadest and richest data sets in the country
         ∙ Discuss concrete examples of how CCO has used leading-edge analytic techniques to drive health system performance.
       

    Vickie Welch
    Director, Informatics Centre of Excellence
    Cancer Care Ontario

    Hakim Lakhani
    Director, Reporting and Analytics, Informatics Centre of Excellence
    Cancer Care Ontario

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     3:20 - 3:50pm
    Peer Session Activity

    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.



     

    Track 1


     4:10-5:10pm

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    Panel “Health Information Exchange: The Next Big Challenge"

    Technology that is needed for ACOs and similar organizations certainly has some technical challenges. Creating ubiquity among a collection of different systems, each with its own data structure, is a challenge. The result is that hospitals, laboratories, and one or numerous ambulatory EHR systems may encode data differently. Within these new private networks the kinds of things being asked of HIE technology is beyond simply transporting and connecting the dots. Health IT is being asked to aggregate data and deliver actionable data. While the technology is critical perhaps even more challenging is getting stakeholders, that at one time were competitors, to collaborate.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Getting stakeholders to see value in collaboration
         ∙
      Critical success factors for sustainability
         ∙
      What future HIE models will look like
         ∙
      Understand evolving privacy policies related to HIE

    Moderator: Brian Eastwood, Senior Editor, CIO.com

    Chad Brisendine, Vice President & CIO, St. Luke's University Health Network
    Tom Check, President & CEO, Healthix
    Irene Koch, Esq.
    , Executive Director, Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (BHIX)
    Jon Hamdorf, Healthcare Solutions Manager, Acuo Technologies
    Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software

     

    Track 2


     4:10-5:10pm

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    Panel ACOs & PCMH:  Keys to Success

    As accountable care moves from theory & policy to practice, hospitals and doctors are grappling with new strategies and investments that they hope will achieve higher quality and lower costs. Since January 2012, Medicare has announced nearly 150 accountable care contracts and more than 400 organizations have said they will seek to apply for 2013 suggesting providers are increasingly interested in the model. While CMS has said it’s too early to report any results they are bullish for 2013.

    Learning Objectives:

       ∙ Review emerging challenges with ACO models and PCMH
       ∙
    Aligning stakeholder value
       ∙
    Understanding what IT systems are a “must have” and “nice to have”    

    Moderator: Lynne Dunbrack, Program Director, IDC Health Insights

    Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Mark Radlauer, MD, CMIO-Continental Division, HCA Healthcare
    Frank Nydam
    , Healthcare CTO, VMware
    Cliff Bleustein, M.D., MBA, Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare Consulting, Dell

    5:10 - 6:10pm

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    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.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  •  8:00am Registration Opens

     8:50am Opening Remarks


    Jay Srini
    Chief Strategist
    SCS Ventures
    Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor,
    University of Pittsburgh
    Senior Fellow and Innovation Chair
    iHT² Advisory Board Member

     9:00 - 9:55am

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    Panel "Health Care Analytics: Strategies to Reduce Readmissions"

    In the fall of 2012 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began penalizing hospitals for readmissions. In an effort to work through this new challenge many healthcare providers are taking a hard look at their bottom line in an effort to meet or exceed projected targets for the year. No margin, no mission impacts all hospital departments and IT/IS is no exception. As organizations look inward for solutions an emerging solution can be found in data and analytics. This session will address how hospitals can collect, manage and analyze data to help combat costly readmissions that hurt the bottom line and quality of care.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    ∙ Strategies to share information with community based partners
         ∙
      Generating data necessary for ongoing root-cause analysis – and action
         ∙
      Understand dashboards offering functionality in tracking and graphically displaying KPIs for important healthcare outcomes
         ∙
      Post-acute follow up strategies


      Moderator:
      Rajiv Leventhal, Assistant Editor, Healthcare Informatics

      Daniel Barchi, SVP & CIO, Yale-New Haven Health System
      Baber Ghauri, MD, MBA, FHM, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, St. Mary Medical Center
      Tom Hubbard, VP, Policy Research, NEHI
    2. Derek Plansky, Senior Director, Client Solutions, Sandlot Solutions
    3. Ted DellaVecchia, Chief Healthcare Strategist , TIBCO

     10:05 - 10:50am

    Presentation “Harnessing EHRs and Health IT to Achieve Population Health”

    Professor Weiner’s presentation will focus on how electronic health records and other e-health tools can be harnessed to move beyond providing medical care for a single patient episode towards the achievement of “population health.”  This provocative presentation will offer new conceptual paradigms and will review “big data” opportunities and challenges. The emphasis of the talk will be on how population focused care transformation can be brought about through the integration and application of e-health/EHR systems and claims/MIS systems. The talk will offer examples of analytic tools and methods designed to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of care provided at a  geographic community level and to “populations” of consumers enrolled in health plans, ACOs and other integrated delivery systems. 

    Key goals of presentation:

       ∙ To offer frameworks and paradigms to better understand how EHRs and other HIT can improve population health
       ∙ To outline opportunities and challenges for communities, ACOs and other integrated delivery systems
       ∙ To offer some case studies on the application of health IT to population health


    Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
    Professor Department of Health Policy and Management
    Director of Center for Population Health IT
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Maryland


     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 - 12:15pm

    Keynote Presentation “Information as an Asset - Moving From the T Side of IT to the I”


    Mark MacNaughton

    SVP, Chief Information Officer
    Medical Segment
    Cardinal Health


     12:15 - 1:00pm

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    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 45 minutes we’ll host a high-level session that will satiate your thirst for knowledge once you’ve taken care of your other appetite!

     1:00 - 2:00pm

    Case Study "Building Healthcare IT Careers for our Military Veterans"

    The problem…
      There are 2.3 million American vets of the Iran and Afghanistan wars
                    ∙ 20% suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of which 50% do not seek treatment
                    ∙ 19% of veterans have Traumatic Brain Injury (~260,000)
                    ∙ A veteran commits suicide every 18 hours (exceeding all battlefield deaths)
                    ∙ Current unemployment rate is 10% (Aug 2013)

    This presentation will explore the reasons for these grim statistics and describe the holistic and innovative approach being taken by Rush University Medical Center to prepare veterans for healing along with strategies for career building in the hot healthcare IT job market.

    Learning objectives:

       ∙ Understand the difficulties military veterans face upon returning home
       ∙ Discover the dynamic of the changes experience within the military family
       ∙ Learn about an innovative program you may consider implementing at your medical facility



    Jaime Parent

    VP of IT Operations & Associate CIO
    Rush University Medical Center

     

     2:00pm Closing Remarks