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USING HEALTH IT TO SUPPORT POPULATION MANAGEMENT

 

   

 

Speaker: 

Dr. Douglas (Doug) B. Fridsma
 MD, Ph.D., Chief Scientist & Director of Science & Technology, Office of the National Coordinator, Health and Human Services

Session Description:
 With much of the healthcare industry focused on population management as a means of reducing costs and improving the quality of care, Health IT has quickly emerged as the foundation upon which successful population management efforts must be built. Through innovative use and analysis of data, information sharing, and mobile technologies healthcare organizations are now able to care for their entire population, which becomes increasingly important as ‘pay for performance’ models are increasingly adopted in the industry. During this Keynote, we will hear from ONC leadership on it views IT supporting population management and how standards & interoperability play a critical role to the success of this movement.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the how pay-for-performance is impacting population management efforts 
  • Learn how interoperability and standards can effect population management efforts and what you must be aware of when making IT investment decisions 
  • Understand ONCs vision for the future of the U.S. Healthcare system

 

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATING A SEA OF HEALTH IT DATA:
TURNING DATA INTO KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE

 

   
 

Speakers: 

Deanna Wise
PMP, EVP, CIO, Dignity Health
John Berqhuis
Deputy CIO, VCU Health Systems
John McDaniel
National Practice Leader, Provider Market, NetApp

Session Description: While theoretically the notion of mining Healthcare Data to create knowledge is a simple concept, turning that idea into reality is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the healthcare community.  During this interactive keynote panel discussion, attendees will hear perspectives on how to build sustainable strategies to create knowledge from the exponentially growing pool of Health IT data and, more importantly, turn that knowledge into action items which can be used to support better decision making on the part of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other Healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives: 
·     Learn some of the ways healthcare data can be structured, shared, and analyzed to produce knowledge to support your organization’s mission

·     Discuss strategies to ensure analytical activities in your organization are turned into knowledge which can be used / implemented by various members of your organization

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATA SECURITY & PRIVACY: THE FOUNDATION OF SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES

 

   
 

Speakers: 

Bre Jackson
CMM, CIO, California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization
Bill Vanaskie
FACHE, EVP and COO, Maricopa Integrated Health System
Brian Selfridge
Managing Director, Meditology Services

Session Description: Although the focus of most Health IT leaders is to implement/deploy EHR systems and supporting applications, the importance of security and privacy strategies as a foundational element of these investments is a critical success factor which must become a leading priority for every organization.  As we have observed in other industries, when security/privacy is an ‘afterthought’, the integrity of networks and data is compromised and data breaches increase in frequency and severity.  During this important session, we will discuss the importance of security and privacy, with particular focus on security the data itself.

Learning Objectives:

·     Learn how perceived security/privacy concerns are affecting adoption of information sharing programs and how to overcome this
·     Discuss how technologies like dual factor authentication and encryption can be used to improve security
·     Learn how to develop cultures which support security/privacy at all levels of the organization

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCREASING PRACTITIONER BUY-IN: USABILITY TESTING, COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

 

   
 

Speakers: 

Cheryl Warner
MBA CGEIT PMP CPHIMS, Sr. DirectorApplied Clinical Informatics, Tenet Healthcare 

Session Description:
 One of the biggest challenges an organization can face during widespread implementation of new technologies and systems is getting support and buy-in from employees who are resistant to change.  Research shows that the average employee perceives disruptions to routines, workflows and processes as negative, which means that the success of IT investments are tied to support from all levels of the organization.  During this session, we will look at techniques to engage practitioners during all phases of an IT roll-out with the goal of giving employees a sense of ownership on the decisions made by management and the ultimate outcomes of IT investments.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how communication and collaboration among various stakeholders can impact buy-in. 
  • Learn how to define meaningful metrics and data sources that will be used to measure change. 
  • Discuss ways to incorporate Usability Testing into your strategy to improve the ROI on IT investments while improving practitioner buy-in.
 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGING THREATS IN THE HEALTHCARE IT ECOSYSTEM

 

   
 

Speakers: 

Ralph Echemendia
OPST, CEH, ECSA, World Ethical Hacker, HTRAC

Session Description: As technology and data increasingly become commodities in the healthcare community, the risk of hacks, data leaks (malicious and accidental) and privacy breaches are growing at an unprecedented pace.  As such, it is imperative for every organization to engage in self-assessments to detect vulnerabilities in their systems before a cyber-criminal can exploit it and compromise patient and company data.  During this interactive roundtable discussion, you will speak with one of the nation's top ethical hackers on the strategies, techniques and technologies necessary as part of an effective vulnerability assessment and threat detection program.

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIES FOR SECURE & HIGH IMPACT HEALTH EPORTALS

 

   
 

Speaker: 

Morten Petersen, CEO, National Danish e-health Portal

Session Description: One of the most highly visible outcomes from Health IT initiatives are applications, portals and systems which give patients and practitioners secure, easy access to patient data.  As society increases its expectations of “anytime, anywhere” access to data, the need for these types of robust portals is certain to increase, which means healthcare organizations must start developing sustainable, long-term strategies to support information sharing with both patients and their care providers.  During this highly interactive session, attendees will hear from several organizations with highly respected ePortal strategies and discuss success factors and best practices for success.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss how demands on data availability are driving an explosive growth of robust ePortals.
  • Learn how to maintain security and privacy of sensitive information, including access management and encryption.
 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH IT: ENABLING PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE

   
 

Speaker: 

Damon Davis
Special Assistant, Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS

Session Description: The health care landscape is changing in innumerable ways. Health IT adoption is spreading, enabling patient-centered care to take many forms: from increased Access to personal health information, to consumers taking Action with their health data and Attitude shifts on the part of providers and patients about their traditional roles. Damon Davis, MBA, Special Assistant in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Office of Consumer eHealth will discuss the three A’s of consumer engagement in a modernized IT enabled health care system as well as the major programs and initiatives that are propelling individual engagement in health care such as Blue Button for America and the Investing in Innovations (I2) initiative.

Learning Objectives: 

  • ONC’s consumer eHealth strategy: The three A’s of consumer engagement in health IT enabled health care: Access, Action, and Attitudes, and how they relate to Meaningful Use Stage 2.
  • Blue Button for America: The Pledge Program, the Mashup Challenge for IT developers, the Design Challenge for graphic designers, and the Automate Blue Button Standards Initiative (ABBI).
  • Consumer resources: available on HealthIT.gov including the “Health IT for You” animation, winning crowd-sourced videos, and more.
  • Understand how the government is collaborating with industry to spur innovations that empower consumers, patients, and their families to be more engaged in their own health.
 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYING IT INVESTMENTS TO HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: MEASUREMENTS, METRICS AND EXECUTION

 

Learning Objectives: 

·     Learn how to tie Health IT data to quality improvement initiatives.
·     Discuss how to use standards and existing programs to enhance your own quality improvement activities.
·     Learn about the role information sharing plays in the process.

   

 

Speakers:  

Rick Moore
CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Tammy Gregory

VP of Quality and Health IT, American Heart Association
Victoria Richardson

RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Manager, Bon Secours Health Systems, St. Mary’s Hospital

Session Description: Although most of the current focus on the benefits of Health IT focus on improved efficiency, reduced errors, and lower costs, perhaps one of the greatest values IT investments will bring are a way for us to measure quality and identify areas for improvement.  This marriage of quality improvement and Health IT is a critical step in the modernization of our healthcare system and has the potential to dramatically transform our understanding of how well we care for patients and what we can do to improve that care.  During this session, we will discuss how to tie Health IT initiatives and healthcare data to quality improvement initiatives by focusing on measurements, metrics, and creating action items from the analysis of our findings.


 

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

   

 

Speaker: 

John Teeter
Former Acting CIO, Deputy CIO & Chief Enterprise Architect, Health & Human Services

Session Description: During this session, we will hear from the former Acting CIO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who will draw from his experiences at HHS and in the health IT industry to present his perspective on the future of healthcare and share his personal views on the future direction that HHS may pursue in healthcare, and the role IT could play in that pursuit.

Learning Objectives:

·     Hear an insider’s personal opinion on how HHS is using Health IT to improve the quality of healthcare.
·     Gain insights on what current government initiatives and activities have the potential to shape the future of healthcare.

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATING AN EHEALTH NATION: HOW HEALTH IT WILL CHANGE U.S. HEALTHCARE

   
 

Speakers: 

Claus Nielsen, International Manager, Health and Welfare Technologies, DELTA

Session Description: The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing a paradigm shift where IT will completely transform the way we deliver care and communicate with our peers and our patients.  While the next several years will usher in a new era of healthcare in this country, we can look to our allies in Europe for guidance, lessons learned, and a vision of what a “eHealth Nation” will look like. During this visionary and thought provoking session, we will hear from a leading Health IT expert from Denmark who will share his personal and professional experiences with us and paint a picture of what our healthcare system could look like and how we can realize the most from the Billions which we are investing in Health IT.

Learning Objectives:

·     Hear a vision of what a digitally connected healthcare system looks like and operates.
·     Discuss the various operational, tangible and intangible changes we can expect as we modernize our healthcare system.

 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING CLINICAL RESEARCH THROUGH EHR DATA:
INFORMATICS, ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION SHARING

 

   
 

Speakers: 

Craig Owen
CPHIMS, Clinical Analytics & Informatics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jay Moskowitz
Ph.D., President and CEO, Health Sciences South Carolina

Session Description: One of the most important benefits from collecting health data is the insights it can provide to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and government entities in support of clinical research.  During this session, we will hear strategies, lessons learned, and success stories on how organizations have used EHR data to support clinical research both within their organizations and with partner entities.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn strategies on using data to support and enhance your clinical research.
  • Discuss how to share data and analysis across the industry.
  • Identify key regulatory and ethical issues pertaining to using healthcare datasets for research.
 

 



 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE THINK TANK: SECURELY DEPLOYING MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES & SERVICES

   

Speakers: 

LeToia Crozier
 VP Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Cogent HMG, Inc.
Corey Wilson
Director of Technical Services / Security Officer, Cogent HMG, Inc.

Session Description:
 Integrating mobile devices like tablets, ipads and laptops into an organization has the power to completely transform the way care providers access, share and record information as well as the quality of care received by patients. However, many challenges face organizations deploying mobile strategies including security, privacy, interoperability and workflow concerns. Join us for this interactive discussion to learn success to overcome these challenges and share best practices and lessons learned on deploying robust, high-impact mobile strategies in your organization.