The HTRAC Difference:  Interact. Collaborate. Engage.

Unlike any Conference or Event, the HTRAC Council Meeting is a true executive collaboration, with unique features including:

  • No Tradeshow-floor or Vendor Booths
  • 75% of time spent in interactive sessions  (roundtables, workshops, think tanks)
  • No “death by power point”
  • Limited Vendor Attendance (3:1 Ratio)
  • Working Meals and Networking to Maximize Productivity


HTRAC Council Meeting Curriculum

HTRAC Council Meeting brings together an elite group of Business, IT and Clinical leaders from diverse organizations to discuss the impact IT is having on the healthcare industry.   Exclusive and intimate in nature, this Meeting gathers participants at a c-suite peer level to collaborate in a retreat-like environment on the critical issues related to bridging the gaps and optimizing the power of IT through cross-functional collaboration. Discussions will focus on the below issues.

  • Non-Technical discussions of IT’s impact on healthcare designed to engage CEOs, CMOs and other non-IT leaders
  • The critical importance of business, clinical and IT collaboration
  • The role and importance of identifying champions for Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Proven Methods for Improving the Synergies between Functions
  • Understanding and Communicating the Non-Technical Impact of IT 
  • Discuss how IT can be used to reduce the Cost of Care
  • Patient-centric healthcare: Developing patient engagement strategies to improve outcomes and better deliver high-quality care
  • Leveraging EHR and EMR beyond records management tools: Focusing on information sharing, driving value and improving decision making
  • Integrating EHR/EMR systems into the patient care process to provide more accurate and effective care
  • Case studies, best practices, and lessons learned on moving beyond ‘Meaningful Use’ to maximize ROI on EHR/EMR investments 
  • Improving care, reducing costs, and creating new knowledge through the effective utilization of analytics and big data
  • Best practices in gaining actionable business intelligence through data analytics
  • Leveraging data management practices, architectures, cloud computing, and tagging as vital components to data sharing and knowledge creation
  • Creating enterprise encryption strategies: Assessing the legal and technological drives to encryption, while maintaining healthcare data accessibility
  • Gain real-world insights on the future of informatics and developing sustainable, long-term strategies to maximize ROI 
  • Evaluating the security and privacy risks associated with various Health IT initiatives
  • Understanding the Privacy/Security Risks at All Levels and Functions
  • Adopting an offensive approach: Leveraging security as a foundational element of your infrastructures & architectures
  • Securing data in the cloud, third party vendor security assessment, mobile security, and secure information/data sharing
  • The critical nature of Identity/Access Management as a strong security strategy
  • Best practices in securing data and networks through digital rights management and different access levels 
  • Leveraging Mobile Capabilities to reduce costs, improve sharing, increase accessibility, and improve quality
  • Selecting the right mobile computing platforms and solutions to create a valuable user experience
  • Effectively managing mobile devices: The key to securing information and protecting privacy
  • Leveraging the benefits of mobile computing while ensure security, risk mitigation, and compliance
  • Breaking down the silos to transform accessibility to patient data and information sharing
  • Assessing the governance and policy models critical to supporting information sharing systems
  • Offensively incorporating privacy and security into system architectures
  • Interoperability strategies including enterprise architecture, business analytics, information sharing, cloud computing, shared services, and mobility 
  • Strategies for overcoming the challenges of the siloed nature of the healthcare community
  • Achieving data interoperability through cloud computing
  • Source selection: Establishing criteria for selecting e services and ensuring clearly defined contracts and SLAs
  • Strategic approaches for monitoring cloud providers with specific emphasis on cloud security and contracts/SLAs delivery
  • Best practices for determining the types of data and services which belong on private/public/hybrid clouds 
  • Learn how IT is empowering patients to be a collaborator with care providers and how this is changing the delivery of care
  • Identify ways to increase and improve patient engagement at your organization
  • Discuss new Patient Engagement Frameworks 
  • Share strategies on overcoming cultural and IT barriers when growing your ACO strategy
  • Discuss the role Collaboration and Information Sharing play in Population Management
  • Learn how ACOs and Population Management will impact payment models and what it means for your business 
  • Health IT leadership: The importance of creating a culture which will thrive during this period of disruption
  • Proven strategies for engaging all stakeholders (patients, care providers, executives, IT practitioners): The vital nature of collaboration as a means of achieving optimal results
  • Best practices in developing cultures that support change 
  • Telemedicine and mobile health: Addressing the complex impact on the delivery of patient care
  • Protecting patient information and privacy: Effectively securing anytime/anywhere access to data, advanced communication systems and information sharing initiatives 
  • Proven approaches for compliance on various government mandates including HITECH, HIPAA, PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Best practices for building compliance into your IT strategy to ensure successful outcomes
  • Implementing effective deployment strategies for new technologies such as Cloud, EHR/EMR, and mHealth while remaining compliant 

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