2016 NCHICA Annual Conference
Candidate Presenter Objectives and Abstracts

  1. Assign a score of 1 (low) to 5 (high) for each selection criterion in the left column based on your evaluation of the abstract and objectives.
  2. Transfer your criterion scores to the summary spreadsheet from NCHICA.
  3. Prepare to assign Themes/Categories (e.g., Population Health Management/Privacy & Security/Healthcare 2016/Connected Health/Technology for Transformation/Hot Topics) after abstract selection by checking one or more items in the THEMES selection area within the "Objectives" column. Two slots are blank for write-in themes/categories.

Rethinking Patient Distribution Strategies to Achieve Organizational Objectives
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
1
ID = 2491
NAME: Secan


Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Identify common inpatient rounding approaches and their pros/cons
  2. Describe hard and soft benefits achievable by smarter patient distribution strategies
  3. Explain how technology in particular can facilitate more and better ways to assign patients with physicians, providing a hospital/health system with a strong foundation for downstream care coordination

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




In an increasingly risk-based healthcare market, hospitals must find ways to manage costs for inpatient care. Hospital medicine continues to grow, placing hospitalists at the forefront of utilization decisions, balanced with the delivery of high quality care. Despite the hospitalists' important role in modern hospital medicine, few technology systems meeting their unique needs have emerged. Due to lack of automation, hospitalist and other inpatient teams spend significant time each day determining which clinicians will be rounding on which admitted patients. On any given day, there is no set patient schedule, just a list of patients needing to be seen, with the roster of available providers changing daily. The manual process of assigning patients is typically based on a set of rules that are simple, such as assigning a patient based on yesterday's coverage. With automation, the rules can get more complex and operate against a sequential hierarchy. The first step in establishing a provider-patient relationship in the hospital setting is the assignment process. While most teams focus on providing continuity of care over the course of the admission, there are many other factors that could and should come into play as patients are assigned each morning which this session will address as a framework for rethinking distribution. These include ongoing continuity across admissions, better accommodation of geographic rounding, and ensuring provider enrollment with the payer. Each is an important aspect of creating harmonious relationships and delivering patient-centered care.

Organization
Emerson Hospital; MedAptus


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Move from pilot to platform: 4 strategies to enable digital health approaches to scale in research programs
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
2
ID = 2493
NAME: Reites

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Apply reviewed strategies to champion moving pilot concepts to program implementation in research programs
  2. Develop integration plans that support alignment with both operational and technology focused teams
  3. Confidently integrate innovative concepts in a research program with stakeholder support and clear planning

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




We are a part of the digital health revolution today and its impact is now moving into clinical research. As of October 2015, we have nearly 400 clinical studies listed in ClinicalTrials.gov utilizing a digital health approach with an expectation that this number will continue to rapidly increase in the coming years. Many research companies have now launched various digital health pilots and initial programs utilizing wearables, IoT (internet of things) principles, direct-to-patient data collection, ResearchKit study apps and many other novel approaches. As the wave of initial pilots are underway, our industries? next critical challenge will be in moving these digital health approaches from proven pilots to sustainable platforms. In this session we will review key strategies to detail what actions companies can take to move proven digital health approaches from pilots to platforms that offer scale for use on research programs. Based on experience gained working on various digital health innovations across the industry, this session will explore insights on how to:
  • Transition the pilot business plan to a platform implementation plan
  • Generate a communication strategy that promotes adoption and supports the overall value of the approach
  • Train the next generation of users that will execute the solution ? Generate a template stack to support more rapid deployments
  • Develop a technology architecture to map the solution for scale
  • Adopt a standard security review process for the operations and technology teams
  • Enable analytics with key performance indicators (KPIs) that focus on the desired outcomes
These insights will be explained in four (4) key strategies focused on helping attendees leave with actionable steps to support moving digital health innovation pilots to platforms. The session will also highlight brief case studies involving both successes and failures in moving from pilot to broader scale within research programs.

Organization
Quintiles


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

The Role of an HIE in the National HIT Strategy for Interoperability and Healthcare Reform
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
3
ID = 2494
NAMES: Hughes; Crumpton

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
Following the presentation, participants should be able to:
  1. Explain how a Health Information Exchange is part of the ONC (Office of National Coordinator) HIT strategy. Within this objective participants will understand how having access to a longitudinal electronic health record allows them to direct it to any electronic location. They will understand outcomes of this national strategy as relative to core aspects of interoperability. Additionally, presenters will demonstrate case studies and success stories where HIE workflows have consistently shared information from available sources and had a true impact on the quality and transition of patient care.
  2. Understand current HIE tools and features and how they impact quality, efficiency, transition of care, and cost savings.
  3. Additionally, participants will understand and be able to explain how these tools help meet various Meaningful Use measures.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Objective: To demonstrate the functionality and findings of a three year outcome assessment for HIE implementation and adoption in Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange?s (CCHIE) participating physician practices from 2012 to 2014, conducted by Dr. Huigang Liang of East Carolina University?s College of Business. Findings regarding the background and current state of CCHIE will allow for explanation of an HIE?s role in the ONC?s National Health Information Technology (HIT) interoperability strategy. Exploration of tools and functionality will allow for demonstration of case studies where such tools have achieved federal initiatives, meaningful use standards, and demonstrated improvement in quality and transition of care. Summary of Findings: The usage level of CCHIE, as measured by the number of user logins, grew rapidly during the three years. From 2013 to 2014, total usage volume is six times greater. Data quality is measured from four perspectives: accuracy, reliability, completeness, and timeliness. Efficiency was measured using five factors:
  1. overall reduced time,
  2. reduced administrative time,
  3. increased data flow efficiency,
  4. reduced test redundancy, and
  5. reduced costs.

Clinical value was measured by user perceptions. CCHIE's successful implementation and incremental deployment of technology has provided clinicians with what they want most: direct, electronic delivery of inpatient results to their practices. To date, CCHIE has achieved great success at each stage of implementation. In just two years, the following functionality has been delivered?results delivery, referral/secure communication, ADT alerting, EHR integrations, and a community health record. These functionalities are vital to meet Meaningful Use standards and the ONC?s HIT national strategy for interoperability. Such functionalities also help practices send quality reports to CMS, create and share continuity of care documents (CCDs) for transition of care, regional health assessments, quality reporting, case management, home health monitoring, reductions in avoidable emergency readmissions, chronic care management, and so much more.

Organization
Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Enhancing Vendor Relationships by Appropriately Augmenting Contracts
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
4
ID = 2495
NAME: Jones

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. List the contract requirements for Privacy,
  2. Describe when a business associate agreement is required in a contract,
  3. List contract requirements for Compliance and Business Integrity

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Effective written communication with the organization's vendors that relates to government regulations, business ethics, and internal reporting policies helps to increase understanding, improve quality, business efficiencies, and promote business integrity. VISN 6 sought to improve the contents of its contracts by ensuring that appropriate programmatic language and certification training forms were consistently included. This was a collaborative effort by the requesters, contracting officers, Privacy Officers, Information Security Officers, Records Management Officers, and the Compliance and Business Integrity Officers. The organization implemented and sustained a standardized electronic process via SharePoint at the Network Office and medical center levels to ensure that every contract valued at $3000.00 or greater entered into the electronic tool is reviewed/approved by the Privacy Officer, Compliance and Business Integrity Officer, Information Security Officer, and Records Management Officer and their alternates. Implementation of this electronic tool significantly improved our organization's compliance with Privacy, HIPAA laws and Records Management and Compliance and Business Integrity requirements. The Health Ethics Trust selected this tool as one of its Best Practices in 2013. We continue to use the tool and it has been adopted by other medical centers in the Veterans Health Administration.

Organization
Veterans Health Administration


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

The Importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence for the Healthcare Industry
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
5
ID = 2496
NAMES: Bennett; Dimaggio

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Learn why healthcare companies should develop cyber threat intelligence capabilities,
  2. Be able to describe the value of cyber threat intelligence in defending networks and responding to cyber attacks,
  3. Learn basic elements of a successful cyber threat/intel program and practical steps to establish or mature their program.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The past few years have seen numerous headlines of large breaches of ePHI, and these will not be the last to hit the industry. Cybersecurity industry professionals, especially those firms and researchers that delve into the dregs of the 'dark net' and other online forums where this information is sold/traded predicted there would be serious incidents to hit the industry, as far back as 2012. This discussion will focus on the need for robust cyber threat intelligence capabilities and information sharing for the healthcare industry, whether developed in-house or combined with outsourcing.

Organization
Cloudburst Security; Symantec


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
16 NOV

How to Avoid Lying With Data
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
6
ID = 2497
NAME: Horvath

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Identify common statistical errors that can be found in nearly any journal of peer-reviewed literature.
  2. Identify how the wrong visualizations can hide the truth about your business processes.
  3. Describe how seasonality complicates any study of an event over time.
  4. List rules of thumb that can act as a series of "honesty checks" to your own data.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Most of us don?t intend on lying with data. But honest negligence, project-induced myopathy, or result excitement "blindness" can all lead to faulty conclusions. If you are lucky, such missteps are realized independently or in a supportive peer forum. If you are not so lucky, you can be embarrassed in front of colleagues savvy with data or embark down a path of action not truly supported by the analysis. This short talk provides rules of thumb to evaluate the strength of your data conclusions, as well as provides suggestions for how to ask questions from different vantage points in order to seek supportive evidence. We will walk through a few short case examples showing how misrepresented data has created controversy in the health industry news as well as confusion on the part of data journalists in the media.

Organization
ThotWave Technologies


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
16 NOV

SUCCESS SECRETS OF ANALYTICS LEADERS
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
7
ID = 2498
NAMES: Nelson; Wicklin

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. List the five main components of analytics maturity and the organizational competencies related to them.
  2. Brainstorm ideas on how to address growing pains faced by all organizations seeking to become data-driven health systems by learning from industry leaders.
  3. Articulate seven success strategies used by analytic leaders through the use of specific case examples.
  4. Brainstorm specific tactics that could be used to operationalize analytics knowledge to impact care while being mindful of people and process needs.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




While it may not be fully realized (or accepted) by all, healthcare organizations in this decade are in the business of data. But effective analytics is not something you can buy from a vendor?it is an organizational strategy and culture that is developed over time. In order to ensure that health informatics and analytics has a role in shaping executive decisions, planning for people and process issues is essential. While each organization has its own unique strengths, we will describe specific cases of those leading health organizations that utilize data to excel in five organizational competency areas that together describe an analytically-mature health system. These organizations have many common traits among their corporate cultures, but the most critical seems to be an appreciation for data literacy and the need to put data exploration tools in the hands of frontline care providers, who understand patient workflow the best. We will also discuss emerging ?big data? strategies being leveraged by these leaders to inject innovation and expediency into a health system's analytics program, as well as a few unintended consequences of this trend.

Organization
ThotWave Technologies


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Healthcare IT Cyber Alert: Foreign Governments are targeting your PII
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
8
ID = 2508
NAME: Wittkop

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand the key differences between state-sponsored and traditional threats, and why this matters to healthcare organizations
  2. Understand how state-sponsored attackers operate and discuss strategies to prevent these attacks
  3. Understand the broader cyber security trends affecting healthcare and be able to explain this to company leadership

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




In recent months, a unique cyber threat has emerged targeting Healthcare IT systems. Unlike other high profile threats, this approach operates in deep stealth mode, seeking neither profit nor strictly patient data. Instead, these foreign state-sponsored attackers are seeking to steal Personally Identifiable Information (PII) residing in Healthcare organizations worldwide. What are these attackers after and how do they operate? Join Jeremy Wittkop, InteliSecure's Director of Engineering, for an eye-opening look at the changing landscape of cyber threats in the Healthcare industry. Jeremy will describe the nature of this new threat from the perspective of executive and board-level stakeholders. Attendees will learn about recent threat trends grounded in the latest research, including:
  • The emergence of foreign state-sponsored attacks targeting Healthcare
  • Key differences in state-sponsored threats versus traditional for-profit attackers
  • The origins, tools and techniques used by state-sponsored attackers
  • The latest thinking on how and why healthcare cyber threats are evolving

Organization
InteliSecure


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Question, Analyze, Act: Moving to Real-time Patient Relationship Management
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
9
ID = 2514
NAME: Olson

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand the transition from static, encounter-based surveys to dynamic, context-based questionnaires.
  2. Tactics for using continual response data for practice and provider key performance indicators.
  3. Expand survey tactics to include retention, marketing and revenue opportunities.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Understanding your patient experience has always been important, but the degree and dimensions of understanding have changed dramatically. You have to move beyond an occasional post-encounter survey to truly gauge how your patients view your providers and services. Patients have ?free-range? choice. Patients have immediate feedback from social sources. Patients are expecting more than an appointment and a bill. Keeping patients with you will require more frequent and more personal feedback to ensure the level of service is what they expect. What if you were able to question your patient based on their type of encounter with you? You'd achieve a response level that more closely matches your patient's experience level. If the encounter is an office visit, ask office visit questions. If what you're looking for is outcomes, ask outcome related questions. Static, one size fits all surveys can't fulfill the specificity required for an in-depth understanding of your relationship. If you could analyze patient input in real-time and recognize positive or negative trends as they happen, would that change how you respond to patient incidents? The era of capturing survey responses and getting results in 3 months is over. All it takes is one bad incident to cause a negative effect to the practice. By compressing the time from patient input to patient action, you can effectively respond to incidents before it's too late. Today?s technology and the seamless integration between healthcare systems can enable your practice to question, analyze and act on patient feedback and incidences like never before.

Organization
Clinect Healthcare, Inc.


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

The Data Consumption Continuum
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
10
ID = 2525
NAME: Ruer

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. List the elements that comprise the Data Consumption Continuum and how each relates to the others.
  2. Describe the actions necessary to equip staff to move along the data consumption continuum effectively.
  3. Explain the thought changes necessary to convert your organization into one that is more fluent in data consumption.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Your data isn't valuable. More to the point your data isn't your biggest asset it's your biggest expense. You've probably been feeling that way for a long time yet seeing it in print probably seems odd. You spend boatloads of money training your resources so that you can capture data. Backup the data. Protect the data from viruses. Replicate your data across data centers in case of emergency. 30 years in the IT industry has taught me that all of those are good things. It's also taught me that they are expensive things. None of which makes your data valuable. The only true value are the insights that are hiding in your data. My driving philosophy is that your data is like a gourmet truffle from the world's greatest chocolatier which serves no purpose until it's consumed. Static reporting. Guided analytics. Self service analytics. Predictve analytics. Story telling. No doubt each has independently garnered tons of press as ways to consume data. The truth is that they are only parts of the entire Data Consumption Continuum. In this session I will share the lessons I've learned that can help you enable your human resources become more fluent in consuming data and effectively move along the entire continuum as data preparers and data consumers. I'll also share the mistakes I made along the way so that you can avoid the same traps.

Organization
Qlik


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Beyond the EHR: Population Health Analytics with Public Data
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
11
ID = 2526
NAME: Warbington

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe important components of population health beyond clinical measurements.
  2. Understand how interactive analytics can aid in discovering areas of opportunity in communities and in cohorts.
  3. Explain how closed-loop analytics and embeddable analytics can drive immediate action on discoveries.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The EHR provides a wealth of information about a healthcare organization's patients, clinically and financially. However, it doesn't contain the full story. By combining data from the EHR with data available publicly and through subscriptions (Data as a Service), care coordinators can better understand their patients, their communities, and those patients that are missed or not yet in the system. Qlik Sense with be used to demonstrate discoveries that care coordinators can make and how to more effectively manage cohorts and communities.

Organization
Qlik


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Process Analytics and the Revenue Cycle - Enhancing operational outcomes
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
12
ID = 2527
NAME: Duke

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understanding how visualization can impact decision making
  2. Develop appreciation for using transaction based data to understand process performance and root cause
  3. Learn approaches to using visual analysis to drive unguided decision making

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Data analytics in the current healthcare environment is critical for organizations that are attempting to navigate the current environment as well as be prepared for the future. Within healthcare, process analytics is an new discipline that is now available due to the tremendous amount of transaction data that has become available. By combining Process Data and Operational based information, the healthcare industry must shift its perception of information to realize the true potential, which centers on a marriage between operations, data and outcomes. This combined approach consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought as it related to driving higher outcomes. Process data and analytics are becoming critical to delivering on a high performance revenue cycle, including patient access, claims and contract management and collections.

Organization
KPMG


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

New Normal
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
13
ID = 2529
NAME: Johnson

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Analyze operations and outcomes with greater speed and less dependency on IT
  2. Develop more granular / sophisticated insights
  3. Identifying insights that may otherwise have been missed

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The "New Normal" is a term of art about the new threat model healthcare faces: In 2015 we've seen over 100 million health records stolen by outside hackers. This presentation will discuss the reasons for the new threat model, where the Healthcare industry has been and where it is today from a threat model prospective, what leading organizations are doing to effectively address this and how you need to react and respond to the New Normal.

Organization
KPMG


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

From Volume to Value - the Transition to Value Base Healthcare
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
14
ID = 2530
NAME: Rector; Zand

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Resource and staffing models for "dual" operations
  2. Linking physician compensation to the financial well-being of your facility
  3. Understanding the value equation "Quality over Cost over Time"

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




As the healthcare marketplace evolves it is increasingly important that providers understand and implement a "Value Based Healthcare" delivery model that benefits patient care while being financially viable. Critical to this process is a thorough understanding of the transition process and moving from the current "fee for service" model will not be trivial nor painless. This requires a meticulous and deliberate process, with target dates, processes, goals and objectives. Establishing gateway check points along the way with specific identified measurements to assess the success of each milestone. Provision of appropriate, effective patient care will become a priority in a value based delivery model as well as provision of a responsible fiscal footing for the providers. Understanding the "Quality over Cost over Time" paradigm, and the impact on patient health and satisfaction with care and costs is essential to a successful value based healthcare implementation. It is also judicious to note that "fee for service" will not entirely disappear, at least not for the foreseeable future. How the two divergent system coexist to provide the best patient care, while financially viable for providers is another key to the topic of this discussion.

Organization
Vaco Healthcare


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Meaningful Use Stage 2 updates from NC Central Cancer Registry
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#15
ID = 2543
NAME: Salahuddin

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Elaborate on Meaningful Use Stage 2 cancer reporting steps and progress.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




CCR's presentation will address the successful transmission of high quality cancer records from the physicians' office and highlight the workflows involved. The NC-CCR MU2 team has made substantial progress by collaborating with physician offices and EHR vendor through the MU2 trajectory. The priority in the past year has been improving the data quality of the cancer files reported through MU2, by scaling existing approaches to ensure completeness in data quality and content.

Organization
North Carolina Central Cancer Registry


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Using episode-of-care data to predict costs and likelihood of hospital readmissions
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#16
ID = 2544
NAME: Xiao, ???

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Episode-of-care
  2. readmission
  3. predictive-model

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Have you ever experienced unexpected readmission after just being discharged from a hospital? Would you want to know the causes and associated costs of such readmissions? What if you were able to pre-determine the factors that are more likely to predict the likelihood of readmission for the same episode at the same facility that treated the index episode? Would you be more proactive towards minimizing such likelihood? This paper describes the methodology for identifying potentially preventable hospital readmissions based on episodes of care information constructed using SAS Episode Analytics (SEA) solution. We investigate and perform exploratory analyses of the factors that influence the risk of readmission using SAS Visual Analytics/ Visual Statistics (VA/VS). We then present a case study to show how to create readmissions data and use the integrated SEA and VA/VS solutions to do interactive reporting and predictive analytics.

Organization
SAS Institute Inc.


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Telehealth Intelligence: A 2016 Market Update on News, Trends, and Implementations
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#17
ID = 2545
NAME: Arkwright

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Bryan will list the Top 5 Telehealth News Stories from 2015 to present day 2016 and how each specifically impacts North Carolina and other Southeast Hospitals and Health Systems.
  2. Bryan will list the Top 5 Telehealth Trends from 2015 to present day 2016 and how each specifically impacts North Carolina and other Southeast Hospitals and Health Systems.
  3. Bryan will describe key Telehealth Case Studies of implementations and program go live launches from 2015 to present day 2016, covering why certain clinical programs were selected, what they included, the anticipated benefits, obstacles and challenges, and the results realized.
  4. Lastly, Bryan will conclude with a Telehealth Future Outlook and recap of the presentation.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Bryan is a nationally recognized thought and design leader for telehealth strategy and implementation. During 'Telehealth Intelligence', Bryan walks attendees through the major telehealth news, trends, and implementations occurring in 2015 and 2016 along with an outlook through 2016 into 2017. Each attendee's understanding and awareness of telehealth will be improved and their Telehealth IQ will be raised.

Organization
Schumacher Clinical Partners Consulting Services


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Transformational Technology: Are We Ready To Manage The Internet of Things?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
# 18
ID = 2546
NAME: Hobbs

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the role and value of data produced via The Internet of Things.
  2. Discuss key issues in securing patient-generated data and protecting its use.
  3. Explain how technology solutions can provide insight into high-volume machine-generated data.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




From FitBits and Apple Watches to wi-fi enabled scales, consumers are cataloging, documenting and sharing the very data that providers have spent years trying to collect. This exploding library of information is generating more questions than answers as healthcare struggles to manage the volume of data produced, and establish guidelines and best practices for its effective use. A former hospital CIO and Apple Watch-wearing early adopter will lead this presentation exploring key issues around the Internet of Things, including secure data transmission and storage, patient and provider roles and responsibilities, and strategies for aggregating and analyzing data to contribute to initiatives in ACO and population health. Discuss how technologies such as Splunk are being utilized to provide real-time insights into massive amounts of machine data, and investigate how the growing patient-centric approach to healthcare – focusing on prevention and wellness – will use tools and technologies from the Internet of Things to contribute significantly to getting patients healthy, and helping them stay that way.

Organization
NetApp Healthcare


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Non-Inferior Team Care for Diabetes via Telehealth in Rural Primary Care Practices
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#19
ID = 2547
NAME: Cummings; Rodebaugh

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the disparities in diabetes prevalence and outcomes in rural areas and the co-occurrence with health professional shortage areas
  2. Discuss the potential role of tele-health delivered care into rural primary care practices in addressing these disparities
  3. Discuss logistical challenges, insurance barriers, and patient engagement concerns and describe a plan to address these concerns

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Diabetes management in rural primary care remains challenging with many patients requiring more care than can be provided locally. However, rural communities often have limited access to a comprehensive team of providers needed for behaviorally-intensive diabetes treatment and follow-up. The present study is evaluating the comparative clinical and pragmatic effectiveness of delivering team-based care (i.e., dietitian, behavioral therapist, clinical pharmacist, and diabetologist) for underserved rural patients with diabetes, via an interactive telehealth system directly into rural primary care practices relative to team-based care delivered in an academic setting. A total of 190 patients with Type 2 diabetes received tele-health delivered diabetes care and these were compared to 251 similar patients with Type 2 diabetes seen at the academic health center during the same time period. The two groups were similar at baseline in age, race, and HbA1c. Both groups had access to team-based care by referral - the academic site via co-located providers and the rural practices via tele-health consultation. The change in glycemic control was compared in the two groups as follows. Assessment of the change from baseline in HbA1c at 6 month follow-up revealed comparable and non-inferior mean reductions in HbA1c of -0.80 among academic site patients and -0.94 among tele-health site patients This telehealth strategy and team-based care delivery method appears effective in assisting rural providers in delivering team-based diabetes care comparable to that received in the academic site.

Organization
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

How Can Your Organization Adopt a Connected Telehealth Model?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#20
ID = 2548
NAME: Jenkins; Fochetta

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand telehealth as a vehicle for acute care delivery. » Appreciate the necessary steps in planning and deploying a telehealth program.
  2. Understand how different use cases and telehealth offerings interact with and impact each other.
  3. Review the specific tactics to building a use case for telehealth with patients and providers at your organization.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




In recent years, various forms of telehealth have emerged, with the goal of providing patients with flexible, timely, and effective care. Although the adoption of this new delivery model has been gradual, organizations are beginning to efficiently plan and implement their strategic visions for telehealth. For many healthcare entities, developing an innovative telehealth strategy is uncharted territory full of new system governance considerations, policy roadblocks, technical challenges, and provider and patient buy-in efforts. Cone Health has successfully navigated these challenges and implemented two major telehealth offerings for its patients: asynchronous e-Visits and live video/phone visits. Cone's strategy, processes, and organizational infrastructure to support these two programs were the products of careful planning and agile project teams that quickly learned from and adjusted the programs in real time. Cone's successful management of these two projects has allowed patients in the community to receive high-quality care that meets their evolving expectations for convenience and exemplary service. This presentation will review the outcomes of the e-Visit offering at Cone, the organizational governance used to implement similar projects, the reporting capabilities used to measure patient participation and program success, the efficient communication used in building and modifying a patient-friendly product, and the lessons learned in creating a sustainable telehealth offering for the regional community.

Organization
Cone Health
ECG Management Consultants


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

It Takes Two! Protecting Clinical Systems With Multi-Factor Authentication
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#21
ID = 2549
NAME: Kesler; Greene

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe how multi-factor authentication can help reduce the risks associated with attacks on users.
  2. Understand strategies for selling executive management on multi-factor authentication, and by extension, other large, transformative security projects.
  3. Explain how to conduct a risk-based, phased roll-out of multi-factor authentication to ease technical and operational challenges with adopting this technology.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Perhaps the most significant IT security risk that any organization faces is the ease with which usernames and passwords can be compromised. Whether via malware, phishing, or other forms of social engineering, attackers can simply to acquire valid login credentials that can be used to remotely access a system from anywhere in the world. Many of the largest data breaches in healthcare have started with these types of attacks. In this session, we will examine how several organizations have successfully implemented multi-factor authentication, which is also sometimes called two-factor or two-step authentication, to address these risks, including selling executive and operational leaders on the concept, finding and implementing cost effective solutions, and overcoming user resistance to the perceived complexity.

Organization
Duke Health
Carolinas HealthCare System


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Managing the Complex Change in Healthcare Information Security
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#22
ID = 2551
NAME: Kittle

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. How to manage complex change - list and discuss the critical components of a complex change model.
  2. Describe the necessary components for the develpmentof a proactive security framework.
  3. Discuss financial justification for investing in information security based on "reduction of risk and liability" instead of the traditional ROI approach.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The continued rise in the threats to the compromise of electronic Personal Health Information (ePHI) is demanding that each organization change its philosophy towards the protection of this critical information from a tactical compliance philosophy to a strategy driven information security management system aimed at prevention of a breach, early detection of a possible attack, and a rapid response to such detection in order to contain and minimize the depth of the compromise. The most difficult challenge for the healthcare information security professional is justifying the investment in security using the Return-on-Investment model used for most investments in technology across all industries. In the case of healthcare, it is difficult, at best, to show how improving security contributes to the stated business mission of "Improved Patient Outcome". The concept of "reduction of risk and subsequent reduction of liability" is introduced, in this presentation, as the means of financial justification and a potential framework to achieve that concept is introduced. The business drivers for the change in philosophy are presented and a framework to manage this complex change is introduced for consideration. At the conclusion of this presentation, the potential financial consequences of a breach and how they can be used to assist the CFO in developing his risk management budget to effect the mitigation of risk and liability are discussed.

Organization
Dell SecureWorks


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Are You Who You Say You Are?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#23
ID = 2553
NAME: Hammond; West

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Verbalize the importance and necessity of identifying a person across multiple sites of care.
  2. List a number of algorithms available for patient identification, the data elements used, and some of the resulting issues.
  3. Explain a proposal for a Unique, universal personal identifier and the advantages thereof."

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




A long existing problem in healthcare is identifying patients across their multiple sites of care and encounters. The obvious solution of a universal identifier has historically been rejected by privacy advocates, although universal identifiers have existed for use in other fields for many years (e.g., passports, drivers' licenses, social security numbers). In healthcare, however, unique identifiers have typically been IDs assigned only within some closed environment and numerous person-identifying algorithms that would identify persons with some error using identifying characteristics. The error rate for patient identification per the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in 2014 is approximately seven percent. The need to match patient records has become critical as the amount of electronic healthcare data grows, and is especially important for population health management, privacy and security, connected health, and technology transformation. This presentation will examine some of the methods used for unique patient identification, but will propose the creation of a universal identifier that has added advantages to support the patient-centric electronic health record.

Organization
Duke University


Workshop 6 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

LEAN and Predictive Analytics to Optimize Patient Flow
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#24
ID = 2552
NAME: Giridharadas;

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
In this workshop, you will learn:
  1. How to describe what lean is (and what it’s not)
  2. How to apply lean for healthcare service environments
  3. Why is patient flow optimization difficult?
  4. How to apply lean, predictive analytics, and constraint based optimization to improve patient flow
  5. Lessons learned from several optimization efforts
  6. Best practices for your organization

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Healthcare providers face a daily operational paradox: scarce resources are over-booked and underutilized at the same time. Most providers see a "triangular" patient flow pattern: the day starts slow, gets busy in the afternoon with a mid-day "peak" rush hour, and slows down towards the evening. This causes several undesirable outcomes: long patient waiting times, underutilized resources, staff overtime and increased operational cost. For decades, lean methodologies have provided effective approaches to mitigate this problem with localized best practices. We have developed a novel approach to this problem with a combination of lean techniques, predictive analytics, and constraint based optimization. Our approach takes into consideration various operational parameters such as historical appointment data, operating constraints, staff schedules, etc. and effectively "level loads" patients throughout the day, thus lowering patient waiting times, optimizing resource utilization and improving staff satisfaction. In the past few years, we have deployed and refined this approach at several large hospitals such as Stanford Health Care, University of Colorado, Wake Forest, New York Presbytarian & more and seen good results: 30% lower patient waiting times, 20% higher patient volume, and 50%+ reduction in staff overtime. In this workshop, we will discuss our approaches, learnings and best practices to use LEAN and predictive analytics for patient flow optimization.

Organization
LeanTaaS


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Transitioning from Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Care
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#25
ID = 2554
NAME: Scott

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand the terms fee-for-service and valued-based health care payments.
  2. Identify the key difference between the fee-for-service and valued-based payment models.
  3. Identify the key market drivers that support the transition to valued-based payments.
  4. Identify the timeframe and the steps in the transition to value-based payments.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Today, health care insurers (including Medicare and Medicaid) pay doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers separately for items and services provided to a patient. This model of unbundling healthcare services is known as fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement. FFS model is credited with increasing cost while decreasing efficiency of delivering care; reimbursement is based on quantity of care not quality of care. Providers have no incentive to consider the cost of the treatment which creates a potential financial conflict of interest with patients and fosters a climate for overutilization of services. Rising costs, shifts in the revenue mix, new law and regulations, in addition to increases in the demand for Medicare and Medicaid services, have prompted healthcare stakeholders to embrace value-based alternatives and push for shifts away from FFS reimbursement models. The premise of value-based payments is to align physician and hospital bonuses and penalties with cost, quality, and outcomes measures; in stark contrast to FFS payments. Four main types of value-based payment models include shared saving, bundles, shared risk, and global capitation. Each slightly differs in their structure, but all support the goals of eliminating waste, improving quality, and reducing costs. There are challenges that accompany the transition from FFS to value-based payments. During the transition period, total revenue is likely to decrease as pressure on an organization’s FFS earnings increases more quickly than its revenue can grow through value-based reimbursement. It is unclear how long the transition period will take. Keys to success during the transition are to constantly wring out costs and improve margins. To achieve these goals, providers will need to focus on these three elements:
  1. Effective management of shared savings programs to maximize reimbursement.
  2. Improvement of operating costs to deliver care more efficiently than today.
  3. Elimination of waste, improved quality, and reduced costs to increase patient volume.

Organization
MMY Consulting


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

A Positive Payment Experience is Critical - How Healthcare Organizations Deliver Consumer Engagement
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#26
ID = 2555
NAME: Dermer

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Recognize the importance of consumer engagement in improving patient payment collections
  2. Evaluate best practices for improving the consumer payment experience and achieving financial stability
  3. Identify security risks associated with the expansion of payment channels and illustrate options to best protect payment data

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The application of new payment technologies can help healthcare providers enhance consumer engagement and collect more payments. New payment technologies, especially mobile options, improve the speed and increase the amount of patient collections. The growing use of mobile devices has enabled 24/7 consumer access to email and online services – 63 percent of consumers use their mobile devices exclusively to go online. Consumers now have the ability to manage their healthcare payments through a website or portal anywhere, at any time. Accordingly, the number of healthcare payments made from a mobile device through an online portal are increasing. Referencing data from Aite, Coalfire and InstaMed’s proprietary research, this presentation will analyze how NFC, EMV, online and mobile payments, including Apple Pay, enhance the consumer payment experience and help providers streamline their processes and collect more. The goal will be to validate that the healthcare industry needs to focus on meeting the demands of consumerism and will outline key trends affecting the way healthcare organizations approach payments. However, delivering consumer engagement does not come without challenges. The proliferation of new payment channels is setting the stage for payment and personal data to be at greater risk of compromise through breaches and cyberattacks. This presentation will discuss enhanced data security options that protect consumer privacy, prevent fraud and proactively defend critical payment data from falling into the wrong hands.

Organization
InstaMed


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

HIPAA: Managing HIPAA Violations in a World of Expanded Access
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#27
ID = 2556
NAME: Newkirk

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Discuss efforts to strengthen staff awareness of HIPAA and their obligation to prevent inappropriate access and inappropriate disclosure of protected health information.
  2. Describe the anatomy of a HIPAA violation, including sources of concerns and reports, and monitoring activities.
  3. Understand the importance of mitigation and notification requirements, as well as thorough documentation.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




While the advancement of technology promotes portability and efficiency in healthcare, it also creates risks and challenges with regard to protecting patient privacy. After nearly 13 years of enforcing HIPAA Privacy regulations, we still find ourselves peeling back many layers in an attempt to validate the appropriateness of access, identify motives, and ensure appropriate closure and notification. The fact that HIPAA privacy laws exist is common knowledge to the average individual, yet curiosity and a personal "need to know" still motivates some individuals to risk their jobs in order to gain knowledge of another person's medical information. During this session, I would address the efforts of our vertically integrated health system (New Hanover Regional Medical Center) to prevent access violations, discuss how we monitor, investigate, and manage concerns that we discover, as well as inquiries from the Office of Civil Rights, and share how we mitigate violations that we substantiate in order to fulfill other legal requirements.

Organization
New Hanover Regional Medical Center


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

5 Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Transitioning to the Cloud
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#28
ID = 2557
NAME: Lee

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
During the session, you'll discover how to:
  1. Evaluate current staff resources to choose the solution that fits your IT department and ensure that you're not left scrambling to provide the support your organization needs to deliver outstanding care.
  2. Avoid hidden costs and unexpected charges by getting the full picture behind your investment--including installation costs, up-front capital investments and long-term operating costs--so you can fully understand your financial commitment.
  3. Understand the maintenance requirements and costs for both solutions so you choose the one that keeps your software running smoothly with the resources you have available--and avoid unexpected interruptions of service.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




When you're facing a hardware or software upgrade as a healthcare organization, one of the big decisions you'll have to make is whether to move to cloud-based service--and there's no one-size-fits-all answer for every organization. In order to choose the right solution--and avoid surprises, hidden charges and unexpected setback--there are 5 critical issues every decision-maker needs to understand. In this high-level presentation, Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions CEO Scott Lee will walk through these 5 areas to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, IT Directors and Hospital Administrators fully understand the business drivers, financial drivers, clinical drivers and the critical decision points they need to make the right choices for their facilities. During the presentation, you'll also explore these 5 crucial areas through real-life case studies from actual healthcare organizations. You'll discover how each hospital worked through its decision, and how their selections affected both their service delivery and their finances. Ultimately, you'll leave the session equipped with the executive-level knowledge you need to secure the right IT solution to benefit your patients, your staff and your community.

Organization
Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
& 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

A World without Meaningful Use
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#29
ID = 2558
NAME: Wyman

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. List recent changes in governmental policies regarding HIT;
  2. Describe technology impacting, and impacted by, those policies;
  3. Explain how technology and policies changes, together, will shift how healthcare is delivered and which healthcare industries will be most impacted.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




New technologies, combined with a radical shift in governmental policy, will almost certainly revolutionize how we receive, and think about, healthcare. Recent statements by Andy Slavitt at CMS, Karen DeSalvo at ONC and others, as well as a number of recent guidelines and regulations, have made clear that the basic approach to healthcare information technology (HIT) is changing. A careful reading of those guidelines and policies reveals long-range implications that could be dramatic--particularly for current payors, facilities, providers and patients. This session will look at technology trends and related governmental policies/regulations and, based on those changes, project potential impacts for providers, patients, payors, companies and others. Relevant technologies and trends that will impact HIT and data include: wearable devices and the networks collecting data from them; in-home devices such as drug dispensers and telemedicine applications; social media and communities of interest; increased use of analytics; centralization of markets and de-centralization of data; APIs; and increased interoperability. Governmental policy is already taking into account these developments and is guiding them by, for example, favoring use of APIs by providers, collection of data outside the traditional healthcare setting, and promotion of a learning health system. The result of these new technologies and objectives will be a radical shift in healthcare, greater tensions in protecting the security and privacy of information, and a significant number of winners and losers in a market filled with disruptors.

Organization
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Clinical Data Research Networks - Leveraging the Value of EHRs
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#30
ID = 2559
NAME: Curtis

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe a clinical data research network; 3) name 2 CDRNs in which Duke Health participates.
  2. identify 2 benefits CDRNs provide to researchers and how CDRNs contribute to the Learning Health System construct; and
  3. name 2 CDRNs in which Duke Health participates.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The use of EHR systems in most health care delivery organizations in the United States has resulted in a plethora of electronic clinical data. Consequently this is a tremendous benefit to researchers and significantly aids various types of research, including but not limited to health services research, clinical trials, as well as quality improvement initiatives. Health care providers are forming networks called "clinical data research networks" to pool their EHR data to support research efforts, research that is essential in the evolving value-based payment environment. This presentation will describe what a clinical data research network (CDRN) is, identify the benefits of CDRNs for research, and review the CDRNs in which Duke Health is currently a member.

Organization
Duke Health


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Automate This! How Standardization and Automation Will Solve Your Population Health Challenges
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#31
ID = 2560
NAME: Cordes

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
Attendees will:
  1. Discover and understand how automation is the foundation for comprehensive population health management
  2. Be able to return to their health systems with a 3-step strategy for automation-enabled population health management, and
  3. Underscore the importance of shifting to a new, proactive model

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The evolution of population health initiatives is still ongoing, and for the majority of health systems identifying and improving the outcomes of a population is extremely challenging. Efforts to organize and take action on billions of data points, in the context of ever-changing policies and requirements, can make even the most experienced data scientist’s head spin. In order to make significant progress in outcomes, we must “flip the switch” on our approach to handling patient data. We must transition from using technology to react to data to exploiting technology to proactively pull, manage and take action based on data. Moving from an reactive to a fully proactive approach to population health management represents an innovative shift in thinking. We also need to move away from "patchwork" solutions that (1) utilize disparate technologies that don’t integrate with the EMR, (2) require manual processes to identify and act on patient care gaps, and (3) only manage the top 10-15 DRGS, at best. Recently the Institute for Health Technology Transformation a case study titled "A Roadmap for Provider-Based Automation in a New Era of Healthcare," in which the following is recommended: "At an operational level organizations must change their structure as well as workflows to implement PHM and adopt new types of automation tools and reporting." Dr. Cordes will present a paradigm shift in her presentation "Automate This" and share her experiences driving standardization, centralization and automation initiatives in major health systems to serve as an innovative and effective model for proactive population management.

Organization
healthfinch


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Patient Engagement in a Digital World
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#32
ID = 2561
NAME: Ellis; Gay

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Discuss the positives and potential negatives of using technology to engage patients,
  2. explain ways to maximize technology in engaging patients,
  3. explore the various technologies available to facilitate patient engagement

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Patient engagement is often referred to the as the holy grail of healthcare. While advances in technology have provided greater opportunities to connect with patients, these advances have also brought about new challenges. In a world where information overload is a common concern, it is imperative healthcare providers ensure patients receive the appropriate level of information at a time and place that is most beneficial to them. The technology tools available to healthcare providers grows by the day. Patient portals, video chat applications, and interactive systems have all become standard for many healthcare organizations, but have they truly improved patient care? Technology alone cannot engage the patient and improve their care. At ECU Physicians we strive to engage patients with technology that meets their needs and allows us, as a healthcare provider, to maximize the patient engagement and experience. Whether we engage the patient in the office or over a video chat, the goal remains the same, improving the health and welfare of the patients we serve.

Organization
East Carolina University Physicians (ECUP)


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

How NC DPH is making “meaningful use” of your data
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#33
ID = 2562
NAME: Lamb; Deyneka

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe how NC DPH is leveraging Meaningful Use to implement electronic reporting interfaces for public and population health analysis
  2. Describe the benefits of implementing electronic interfaces for public health reporting
  3. Describe how NC DPH is utilizing the data submitted by participants to make public health impacts

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




In today's era of the HITECH act and the ever changing landscape of Meaningful Use, it is becoming increasingly important to be a "meaningful" user of electronic health data. As such, the North Carolina Division of Public Health receives patient-centered health data on a daily basis from various data streams and uses those data to design public health interventions and make critical surveillance decisions. This presentation will provide an overview of how NC DPH is collaborating with external partners to implement electronic interfaces according to Meaningful Use regulations, validate the data received, and employ that data to make informed public health decisions impacting the health of North Carolinians across the state. Currently, NC DPH electronically receives data daily from clinical laboratories and hospital emergency departments, which are eligible for Meaningful Use incentives. These data are consolidated with additional data streams into two robust electronic surveillance systems, the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NCEDSS) and the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). Using these electronic systems enables NC DPH epidemiologists to identify cases of communicable diseases quickly (up to 8 days earlier than traditional paper-based methods) and assess trends in syndromic data to make early impact on communicable disease outbreaks.

Organization
NC DHHS


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

NC DPH Meaningful Use Update
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#34
ID = 2563
NAME: Lamb; Venkataraman

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the four North Carolina public health electronic data systems included in the Meaningful Use requirements – and their status with respect to Meaningful Use standards and implementation requirements.
    1. the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NC EDSS),
    2. the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT),
    3. the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (NCCCR), and
    4. the North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR)
  2. Describe the current status of the implementing electronic reporting to each of the four Public Health Program areas.
  3. Describe next steps for Meaningful Use public health reporting in Stage 3.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provides financial support to Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Providers (EPs) for adopting, implementing, upgrading to, or meaningfully using certified electronic health record technology and electronic health information exchange. Beginning with Stage 2 of Meaningful Use (MU) in 2014, EHs must demonstrate Meaningful Use by implementing ongoing electronic laboratory reporting (ELR), immunization registry reporting, cancer registry case reporting, and syndromic surveillance data transmission. Similarly, EPs must attest to the core objective of ongoing immunization registry reporting, and may select up to three menu measure options involving submission to state cancer registry, other diseases registries and syndromic surveillance data transmission. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update on implementing electronic laboratory result reporting, syndromic surveillance reporting, immunization reporting, and cancer case reporting to NC DPH. DPH speakers representing ELR, syndromic surveillance, immunization registry, and cancer registry programs will provide updates from each program.

Organization
NC DHHS


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Episode Management: The Key to Maximizing Value-based Reimbursement
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#35
ID = 2564
NAME: Morefield

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Learn post-discharge care coordination best practices and benefit impact
  2. Identify the obstacles to care coordination automation across diverse providers, including the attitude "We don't want another system!"
  3. Learn how a multi-state ACO succeeded with episode management across independent providers and their early results and long-term plans

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Attend this session to learn why episode management is the fastest path to success under value-based reimbursement for hospitals, health systems, ACOs, and clinically-integrated networks. The session will arm you with the tools and strategies needed for great episode management. Episode management, particularly the 30-90 days post-discharge, is incredibly important for all types of healthcare entities seeking to succeed under value-based reimbursement. Millions of dollars in revenue, shared savings, and bundled payment contracts are at-risk when hospitals, ACOs, bundled payment conveners, and others don’t have visibility into their patient’s care after hospital discharge. Leading health care organizations are realizing the solution is not simply to hire an army of care managers, but rather to supplement a care management team with focused automation to double or triple their productivity by sharing workflow and care management with the patient's community providers, including independent MD offices, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), and others. Having the right solutions in place is critical to ensuring successful episode management. **NOTE: We intend to have a client using our solutions co-present with us, but that client has not yet confirmed their participation.

Organization
Experian Health


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Developing Staff and Resource Infrastructure to Support Value-Based Reimbursement
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#36
ID = 2565
NAME: Van Artsen; Steffen

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the infrastructure needed to successfully manage a transition from fee-for-service to Value Based Reimbursement.
  2. Provide compelling arguments for investment in staff and resources to successfully capture, manage and report quality metrics impacting reimbursement.
  3. Project value-based emergence into commercial payor modeling.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




This session will help participants strategically develop staff and resource infrastructure necessary to support a successful transitions from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. Value-based incentives, and penalties, continue to rely heavily on capture, management, and reporting of quality measures. University Physicians, Inc. in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine recently created an "Office of Value Based Performance" to promote alignment of quality reporting and quality innovation activities across a large enterprise consisting of 2,500+ providers. By bringing together expertise in population and care management, quality and performance measurement, analytics, and clinical informatics, the new office is able to look into what we’re doing well and where we can improve. Traditionally, organizations silo this expertise but the Office of Value Based Performance is aligning it to enhance efficiency and impact.

Organization
University Physicians, Inc. (Univerisity of Colorado)


Workshop✔ 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum✔ 27 APR,
✔ 22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

TITLE
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#37
ID = 2566
NAME: Hillen, Harper

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. List cybersecurity measures firm’s can do on their own to keep costs down.
  2. List, in order of priority, what firms should outsource.
  3. List best practices for what you can keep in house, as well as what you should look for in an outsourced security provider.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Budgets are tight, but the mounting pressure to stay on top of cybersecurity and the evolving threat landscape can be overwhelming. What can you keep in-house and what do you need to outsource to experts? In our presentation, we'll look at a 360 approach to cybersecurity and break down what you, as a firm, can realistically do on your own, and what is best to bring in cybersecurity experts to execute. Our goal is to make cybersecurity tangible and affordable for the audience, providing tactical guidance on how they can protect themselves, what to prioritize, etc.

Organization
Agio


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Leveraging Transparent Reporting for Quality Improvement
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#38
ID = 2567
NAME: Mizelle; McGowan

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the current state of transparent data reporting in hospital quality improvement and why it is important.
  2. Explain the benefits of the Agile Scrum development process.
  3. Give an example of how quality data can be used to improve patient outcomes.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Transparent reporting of quality data is one way to drive improvement, and public reporting of hospital data, in particular, has blossomed over the past decade. CMS recently transformed the reporting landscape by releasing overall star ratings of hospitals in April 2015. However, many third-party entities also engage in public ranking and rating of hospitals, such as Leapfrog, US News and World Report, and various state hospital associations. This session will (a) describe the history of public reporting of hospital quality data, (b) compare the approaches of various organizations who engage in transparent, public reporting of quality data, highlighting some of the technical and political challenges of working in this space, and (c) describe the efforts of our own organization, the North Carolina Quality Center (NCQC), in our year-long redesign and relaunch of our public reporting efforts. Health care providers struggle to determine which measures and reports are reliable and meaningful to quality improvement. NCHA member hospitals and other stakeholders collaborated to redesign our reporting website, NCHospitalQuality.org. The NCQC team implemented new ideas using Agile Scrum iterative and incremental development practices. The redesign of the site maintains the Quality Center's focus on transparent reporting while identifying specific areas in North Carolina where there are opportunities for improvement. In addition, relevant information on the site such as hospital-level trends and state-specific benchmarks provides opportunities for hospitals and health systems to track their individual quality improvement progress, as well as to demonstrate the collective progress of NC hospitals towards better care. Going forward, the site is better aligned with NCQC's offerings of improvement resources in areas such as infections, readmissions, culture of safety, IHI's Triple Aim, and patient and family engagement.

Organization
North Carolina Hospital Association


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Reducing Costs and Simplifying EHR Delivery
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#39
ID = 2568
NAME: Fiffick

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe the existing issues with using legacy methods of application (EHR, PACS, VNA, HIS, PM, etc.) deployments.
  2. Describe how an Amazon or Google datacenter operates differently than a legacy designed hospital datacenter.
  3. Name three advantages, in the new paradigm of application deployment (web-scale), that are available to for your existing healthcare application set.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, HIPAA and HITECH have forced massive changes the US healthcare market; and subsequently mandated that healthcare providers consider all means of reducing costs and simplifying operational environments. One key to maintaining efficiency in today's electronic market is providing consistent, predictable and always-on applications that deliver electronic health information at the point of care. However, the majority of applications are unpredictable and costly to maintain because they use architectural designs of the past. The future of electronic health information delivery will rely on the same philosophies that leading web providers like Google, Amazon and Microsoft use today. In this session learn how Nutanix is bringing Google-like capabilities to EHR delivery and in doing so simplifying the process, improving the performance and reducing the costs required to deploy your most important application.

Organization
Nutanix, Inc.


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Enabling Population Health Informatics
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#40
ID = 2569
NAME: Thomas

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe how to prepare to move from a volume-based reimbursement model to a value-based model, including identifying the people, process and technology capacity required.
  2. Explain how data plays a critical role in making the shift to population health and advocate for better data quality and more sophisticated analytics.
  3. Apply both Providence’s successes and lessons learned to help their own population health initiatives succeed.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Providence Health & Services (PH&S) recently created the Population Health (PH) division. The PH division's goal is to maximize the health outcomes of people in defined populations and communities through the design, delivery and coordination of affordable quality health care. Within the PH division, the Office of Population Health Informatics (OPHI) manages population health data coordination, advanced analytics, predictive mo deling, and PH&S Information Technology (IT) collaboration. This OPHI also maximizes the ability of Providence's Electronic Health Record, the Healthcare Intelligence Data Warehouse (HIDW) and other Healthcare IT (HIT) applications to support population health and population health vendor management. To enable IT support for the functions within population health management, the OPHI, together with Encore, initiated a process to:
  1. 1. Determine the inventory of PH&S population HIT capabilities across the five states where PH&S provides care
  2. 2. Determine the level of value the current capabilities provide to PH&S
  3. 3. Identify redundancy and potential gaps when compared to the needs, goals, and objectives of PH&S overall, the PH division, and the charter of the OPHI
  4. 4. Determine the information technology needed to address gaps and carry out an efficient and effective selection process
  5. 5. Assess the current PH&S staff who are performing population health data analytics, informatics and related functions both within the PH division and across the regions, assessing their ability to form the basis of a common shared service of population health informatics
  6. 6. Identify the data requirements and sources, determine consistency and reliability and identify needed remediation to close gaps and improve data quality

The presenters will summarize by explaining the key lessons learned as PH&S found and brought together the people, processes and technology needed to ensure functional and operational performance within the realm of population health. Finally, the presenters will share PH&S's successes to date.

Organization
Encore, A Quintiles Company


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Transitioning to Electronic Clinical Quality Measures – How Are You Positioned?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#41
ID = 2570
NAME: Richard

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Review why Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) are increasingly important
  2. Describe an eCQM assessment, sample findings and recommendations
  3. Discuss what additional efforts may be required by providers beyond what their vendors will provide

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Until now, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) have been optional or a “check the box” activity. For 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requires providers to calculate and submit select eCQMs electronically. This will also mark the first year that eCQMs impact reimbursement. If hospitals do not electronically submit the required eCQMs, their Medicare reimbursement will be negatively impacted. Provider quality departments have submitted abstracted CQMs for many years, and these have also been publically reported. Abstracted CQMs are typically high-performing. These two quality reporting efforts, abstracted CQMs and eCQMs, are converging. This shift puts more emphasis on eCQMs and their dependence on the underlying data elements in the certified health information technology (CHIT). When providers shift to eCQMs, abstractors can no longer review and interpret both structured and unstructured data to improve measure performance. As a result, eCQM performance is often dramatically different, in a negative way, from that of similar abstracted measures. Although there are no threshold or public reporting requirements for eCQM performance in 2016, organizations need to prepare for those eventualities. CMS has proposed a four-fold increase in the number of eCQMs that will be required for the Inpatient Quality (IQR) Reporting Program in 2017. Developing a strategy for eCQM reporting and understanding the current state of eCQM performance is a first step in preparing for this transition. Given the increasing role that eCQMs will play in both quality and reimbursement for governmental and commercial payers, organizations must understand their current state and prepare for both public reporting and measure thresholds. This presentation will describe why eCQMs are increasingly important. It will outline an eCQM Assessment, with sample findings and recommendations. Finally, the presentation will explain additional efforts that may be required beyond the help CHIT vendors provide.

Organization
Encore, A Quintiles Company


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Technology Considerations in Clinically Integrated Networks
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#42
ID = 2571
NAME: Hamburger

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. understand the role of clinically integrated networks in value-based care models
  2. assess the value of integrated systems to support care management
  3. develop internal tools to support your project

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




"The US healthcare system is rapidly moving to value-based payment models where quality is rewarded over volume. New models such as ACOs and bundled payments are showing promise to the point that CMS plans on accelerating their adoption. Health care providers are responding by joining forces in a variety of models including clinically integrated networks (CIN) in which disparate organizations cooperate in patient care to reduce overall community spend. Among the challenges facing these providers is the ability to implement cost effective interconnected technology solutions that enable sharing of clinical and financial data across their organizations. This session will focus on practical methods and challenges associated with designing a technology plan that support these CINs. Specific areas that will be covered include:
  • What exactly is a clinically integrated network (CIN)?
    • The role of the network
    • Typical participants
    • Payer and patient expectations
  • Readiness assessment
    • The role of governance in driving technology
    • Assessing a current technology's capability for the CIN
    • Existing data and analytics availability and usability
    • Developing assessment tools to support your process
  • Developing a go forward strategy and plan
    • Assessing and accommodating organizational priorities
    • Creating realistic and affordable goals and objectives
    • Addressing the never ending connectivity challenge
    • Establishing standards to drive technology selections
  • Lessons learned
    • Navigating competing corporate entities
    • Working with and across payer programs
    • Learning to settle with less to gain more

Organization
The Aristone group


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Measuring Cybersecurity Readiness Using a Cybersecurity Maturity Model
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#43
ID = 2572
NAME: Anderson

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Review existing models as well as the "new standard" for cybersecurity maturity model
  2. How assess an organizations maturity level using the CSMM
  3. How to use the CSMM to build a Cybersecurity Roadmap

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Healthcare provider organizations are faced with an ever-increasing number of cyber-related security threats, along with the traditional challenges of infrastructure security and end-user education and behavior. While there are multiple existing frameworks for measuring security preparedness and compliance such as NHIST and HITRUST, there is not a generally accepted way of measuring an organization's security posture and threat preparedness against a maturity model. Rather than a "checking the box" approach, there needs to be a measurement tool that recognizes different stages of an organization's cybersecurity strategy and that empowers an organization to create and communicate a strategy in a way that is familiar to the organization in other major strategic initiatives such as EMR adoption. Developing that model will provide a powerful tool for not only determining how an organization's overall readiness compares to other similarly sized organizations, but also using that model to create a roadmap to obtain the desired level of maturity within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model. Unlike many maturity models in use within healthcare IT, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model will require a broad-based approach that incorporates best practices from other high-risk industries such as finance, insurance, and the defense and intelligence communities. Additionally, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model will have to focus on a broad, holistic approach that incorporates the threats and threat mitigation of all of the areas of risk, including people, processes, and infrastructure.

Organization
Divurgent, LLC


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

MACRA: What We Know, Don’t Know, and How to Prepare
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#44
ID = 2573
NAME: Alexander

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Establish core understanding of MACRA regulations and areas of impact as defined by CMS, and discuss the challenges for anticipated governance, forecasting, data management, care delivery, and outcomes monitoring.
  2. Share insights from provider organizations as to their thinking, approach, risk concerns, and how they are preparing for MACRA, and transitioning from the MU and quality programs as we know today
  3. Outline strategies for how organizations can prepare for MACRA such as a MACRA Readiness Assessment and strategies for establishing governance models to support integrated stakeholder accountability

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Payments by CMS through alternative payment models for achieving outcomes and quality will increase to 50 percent by the end of 2018. This shift to payment for value will be driven by APM programs, bundle payments and ACOs. Continued refinement of provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will further enhance these models, as well as introduce new physician performance guidelines such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Moving forward to 2019 and beyond, MACRA combines the PQRS, MU, and VBM programs into MIPS and defines incentives for providers to participate in APMs. MACRA creates two tracks for Providers: the "MIPS or APM" option. MU, as we know it today, will end on Dec. 31 2018, while the final rules for MACRA from CMS are not expected until fall of 2016. We anticipate ongoing updates from CMS until publishing of the Final Rule. What we do know is that MACRA will create a shift in thinking and approach for providers creating challenges for governance, forecasting, data management, care delivery, and outcomes monitoring. This presentation will give an overview of the current understanding and requirements for MACRA, outline strategies as to how provider organizations should be positioning for success, and help determine the state of readiness through a structured MACRA assessment. Additionally, results will be shared from a cross-section of provider organizations, highlighting their thinking, approach, risk concerns, and preparation for MACRA and transitioning from the MU and quality programs.

Organization
Divurgent, LLC


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Momentum is Building for a Learning Health System and Now Precision Medicine Appears - How will Individuals, Care Professionals, Health Systems, Insurers, Service and Device Providers and Others Benefit?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#45
ID = 2574
NAME: Hammond; Anderson

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. The panel will define what a LHS is and what its value is and the impact an LHS is expected to have on health and the health industry by 2024.
  2. The audience will understand the aspirations for achieving an operational LHS by 2024 that ONC has established as a core objective in their 10-year Interoperability Roadmap
  3. The audience will learn about the steps the research community is taking to identify, assemble, analyze and make data available to support an LHS.
  4. The audience will learn about the work of a team of clinical, legal, and operational experts that have been charged to develop a policy and governance framework that will engender accountability and trust in the LHS.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




The Learning Health Community (LHC) builds on the increasing use of standards-based digital data, informatics, and analytics, and the potential that big data brings to the aggregation of hundreds of millions of individuals to match similar diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes to derive knowledge that will inform the best clinical decision for a specific individual at the point of care. The panel will address each of the significant, clinical, research, technical, governance, and policy components to realize this vision.

Organization
Duke University
Learning Health Systems


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

NCHIEA Update by Director, Kelly Fuller
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#46
ID = 2575
NAME: Fuller

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Explain importance of the statewide HIE,
  2. discuss future plans,
  3. explain timelines for provider connectivity

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Update on the NCHIEA which was transitioned to the State on February 29.

Organization
NC Department of IT


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Will your organization get hooked by a Phishing attack? Strategies to avoid being the Phisherman's catch
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#47
ID = 2576
NAME: Holtzman; Gouard

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Identify the risks posed to healthcare organizations by phishing attacks and offer proven strategies for mitigating that risk
  2. Examine real-world examples of breaches caused by phishing attacks
  3. Explore strategies to help you train your workforce to think before clicking on an email

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Could a hacker deceive you into providing your credentials or personal information? Phishing attacks are now one of the top threats for healthcare organizations. The need to better protect against these intrusions has never been greater - as demonstrated by recent mega breaches and incidents such as Anthem, Premera and Beacon Health System. Hackers are using hundreds of different tactics from fake dating websites to spoof emails that look like they are from the IRS. Learn how to protect yourself by joining us for a free webinar that will provide practical education on these prominent cyber threats. information assurance veteran David Holtzman will highlight some of the recent attacks we’ve seen across healthcare and identify the risks posed to organizations. Phishing expert Clayton Gouard will educate attendees through examples of phishing tactics and explain what end-users should look for to detect potential threats as well as will offer risk mitigation strategies in combating the phishing threat.

Organization
Cynergistek


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

A strategic shift to value based healthcare system using Applied Analytics
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#48
ID = 2577
NAME: Paulson

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Provide organizations with information required to make a strategic shift to value based healthcare system using Applied Analytics.
  2. Understand the US Health Care Industry to identify key players, regulatory bodies and processes, the nature of their interaction, and the transformative forces impacting the industry.
  3. Strategic benefits of shift to value based healthcare system using Applied Analytics.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Healthcare industry is transitioning from a physician- and facility-centric fee-for-service model to a consumer-centric and value-based population health services model. This combined with dramatic shifts in demand, new financial realities, government reform and the changing nature of the consumer and competition creates a powerful set of business drivers that will continue to compel major industry change for years to come and challenge the most seasoned CIOs at healthcare organizations. This paper analyzes the U.S. Health Care Industry using Value Chain framework to identify key players, regulatory bodies and processes, and the nature of their interaction. This helps us understand the transformative forces (for example Patient Protection Affordable Care Act of 2010) impacting the healthcare industry. This in-depth analysis of the healthcare industry from the context of the transformative forces impacting the industry is used to offer recommendations on making a strategic shift to value based healthcare system using Applied Analytics. For example how does Risk stratification fits into the changing strategy? What impact does it have on the organization's bottom line and patient value? These recommendations are intended to help organizations make a strategic shift to value based healthcare system using Applied Analytics.

Organization
SAS Institute


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Advance Care Communication & Coordination with Happy Clinicians - Can We Get There From Here?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#49
ID = 2578
NAME: Tippett

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand what is not working with Heath IT and care coordination
  2. Understand why it is not working
  3. Discuss what is working and how to move forward with benefits to patients and providers

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




HIPAA, HL7, PITAC, ARRA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, RHIO, HIE, and more buzzwords and initiatives were created under the assumption that if we could get our industry to embrace and integrate information technology and digital communications as comprehensively as that of other industries, that significant money would be saved, health quality would markedly improve and science would blossom. So far total industry costs are some significant multiple of the ~$30 Billion spent just for the Meaningful Use incentives towards this laudable goal. Endless blogs, articles, books, erudite works, scientific studies, personal discussions, presentations, water-cooler exchanges, heated arguments, and more… mostly have a similar underlying thread…. It is not working -- at least not as well, nor as fast, nor as definitively as most of us hoped and expected. Yet, despite the cost, complexity and somewhat misdirected focus of the market, its technologies, HIPAA and other security standards, we currently have all of the technologies and regulatory frameworks deployed that are required to move very swiftly with relatively low incremental work, to achieve significant improvements in quality, cost, care team communication, coordination and patient engagement. To achieve this we need to embrace communication with unstructured and minimally structured data again (while driving to more and more structure over time), increase utilization of currently deployed push technologies like Direct, and adopt several patient as person-centric strategies and workflows.

Organization
DataMotion


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Repaving the Digital Highway for Improved Healthcare Delivery
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#50
ID = 2579
NAME: O'Reilly

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Recognize the principles and requirements necessary to architect a network to meet the future demands of digital healthcare
  2. Learn how open, standards-based systems and protocols can ensure interoperability and lead to improved healthcare services
  3. Learn how software networking will change the way services are delivered to doctors, clinicians, administration and patients

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Traditional Ethernet networks have served healthcare providers well for over 20 years, but the rate of change in technology over that same time period has been staggering. From EHR to PACS sophistication to the emergence of mobile devices, cloud computing, IoT, and social media; the amount of data that needs to be stored and shared have fundamentally changed the way we leverage today's network. Unfortunately, most networks are built on closed, proprietary and antiquated standards and protocols. Nearly every element of the technology stack has seen significant innovation over the past five years: servers have virtualized and can reside "in the cloud", storage is flash-enabled, and databases have embraced open standards and protocols. The majority of networks were architected in an era where application and compute resources were static, and best-effort delivery of services was the norm. They were built on multiple tiers, were highly complicated, and required long troubleshooting and repair times. Addressing performance and reliability often meant over-engineering the network, which is why traditional networks have an average utilization of less than 30 percent. A radical transformation of closed, proprietary IP networks into open, software-driven innovation platforms is necessary for improving patient outcomes. By simplifying and automating network processes, a New IP network will accelerate the speed of healthcare IT service delivery, improve performance, and will dramatically reduce capital and operational expenses.

Organization
Brocade Communications, Inc.


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
✔ 31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Application of Predictive Modeling to Avoiding 30-day Readmissions
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#51
ID = 2580
NAME: Storwick; Pruitt

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Describe how readmission rates can impact a hospital or system’s Medicare revenue;
  2. Review the standard predictive models and their alternatives;
  3. Explain how predictive models and their identified risk drivers can be used to make readmission reduction programs more effective.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Several of CMS’ Medicare initiatives are targeted to reducing the 30 readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries. Most hospitals and health systems have recognized that reducing readmission rates is vital and have started readmission reduction initiatives to work with patients to address needs that may cause them to return to the hospital. However, the BOOST, LACE and PARR predictive models which are typically used to identify the patients with the greatest need provide limited help in determining those priorities and do nothing to help the case managers understand what unique challenges each patient may be facing to avoid readmission.

Organization
ForecastHealth


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Attended NCHICA and all I got was a t-shirt -- Analytics of Things using Internet of Things
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#52
ID = 2581
NAME: Rigsbee; Harvey

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Learn how streaming healthcare data can used to create meaningful alerts.
  2. Describe how analytics can turn large amounts of streaming data into smaller more useful data.
  3. Explain how data from a wearable device can be uploaded into the cloud.

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




With the availability of Internet-of-Things (IoT) connected wearable devices, a larger segment of the population have adopted wearable devices that can help monitor their heart rate, sleep, exercise, and other health habits. To effectively leverage streaming data coming from these devices and turn them into actionable information, we need an effective Analytics-of-Things (AoT) data strategy. This presentation will describe how IoT driven event streaming data and analytics are being used to monitor real-time healthcare data that provides 360 degree view of the patient. You will learn how SAS is using the Internet of Things (ioT) to capture event streaming healthcare data, perform analytics on the data, and then upload generated signal alerts derived from vital statistics data into the Cloud. The alerts provide actionable information on health risks that providers may use for follow-up with their individual patients.

Organization
SAS


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Cybersecurity Program Maturity - are you chasing symptoms?
ID/Score Objectives Abstract
#53
ID = 2582
NAME: Grant; Russell

Relevant


Interest


Quality


Education


Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand why compliance does not equal security.
  2. Identify the root cause of common cybersecurity weaknesses.
  3. Describe key elements of a proactive approach to cybersecurity in healthcare.
  4. List the benefits of a cybersecurity framework and program.

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Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




In many healthcare organizations, the prevalent approach to cybersecurity can be overly complex and unsustainable. Driven by compliance, healthcare organizations are restrained from moving beyond a reactive approach - allowing compliance initiatives to dictate cybersecurity efforts. Recognizing that healthcare is part of the nation's critical infrastructure, providers must take steps to proactively address the challenges posed by complex and compliance-driven security. This session will focus on establishing a proactive, holistic, business aligned approach to cybersecurity, using the National Institutes of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure. It will touch on examples of how to translate cybersecurity capabilities into language that can be understood at all organizational levels. Further, this session will illustrate how a proactive and risk informed program can provide enhanced visibility into the root causes of cybersecurity weaknesses. Enhanced visibility into these key areas is essential to strategically plan and operationally confront the threat of data breach and the direct threat to patient safety.

Organization
Novant Health


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

Enterprise Telehealth Strategy: If You Build It, They Will Come
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NAME: Hager; Rice

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Objectives:
  1. List key components for developing a telehealth business plan and strategy.
  2. Describe potential roadblocks and pitfalls and how to handle them.
  3. Explain the importance of establishing an enterprise telehealth strategy.

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Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Establishing a corporate initiative that focuses on the development, implementation and support of telehealth services and programs across a healthcare organization is the foundation of a successful enterprise telehealth program. Moving pilot telehealth projects from silos into an integrated organizational solution is complex. How the telehealth business is launched can have a long-term impact on how it is perceived, which impacts the sustainability of the program. To achieve the program goals and objectives, Greenville Health conducted an organizational readiness assessment and developed a sustainable telehealth business plan and strategy that is supported by executive leadership. The focus of the readiness assessment was to identify the degree at which Greenville Health was prepared and willing to participate and succeed in the implementation of a system-wide telehealth program. During this session, participants will be introduced to organizational readiness assessment methodologies, critical assessment factors and the process of translating the findings into a SWOT analysis. The business plan and strategy were developed to provide Greenville Health the ability to predict and measure program sustainability at an enterprise level. The plan:
  • Provides an understanding of the current and future telehealth efforts within the organization and how those contribute toward developing telehealth services across the health system
  • Presents the importance of a structured telehealth program for achieving the corporate strategic population health objectives
  • Provides an overview of the telehealth services and their effectiveness as a business line, both now and in the future
  • Identifies Industry impacts including market and competitive analysis.
  • Defines a financial model for the telehealth program
  • Presents a strategy for implementing a comprehensive telehealth program across Palmetto Health.
Attendees will be presented key components of developing a telehealth business plan and strategy, including: defining a business model, funding a telehealth program, developing a Pro Forma and establishing strategic building blocks.

Organization
Blue Cirrus Consulting;
Greenville Health System


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
✔ 30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
✔ 16 NOV

Stickiness - What is it and what does it do? Lessons learned in human behavioral theory from the video game industry as applied to the field of health informatics.
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ID = 2584
NAME: Watson

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Objectives:
  1. Understand the definition of stickiness and engagement supported by real-world case examples of both success and failure in video games.
  2. Describe practical applications of stickiness common healthcare and health informatics challenges.
  3. Share stories from health intelligence leaders that are starting to leverage stickiness to engage their patients."

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Successful video game products (mobile, PC, Xbox, PS4, WiiU) are those that master the concept of "stickiness," the indicator for how engaged an audience is with a particular product or service. Games falling short of the bar for "stickiness" could be cancelled or re-designed to the point of being unrecognizable. For video games, stickiness could be measured in returns to play the game, total time spent in the application, and total purchases made for additional game assets. These are all indicators that there was a high value experience because "something" compelled them to engage. But how does this relate to healthcare? Healthcare is evolving to focus not just on the patient within the walls of a care site. It must now take a 360 degree view of total individual health in the context of populations. It must figure out that elusive concept of patient engagement that compels individuals to partner as travelers on the road to better health, but doesn't seem overly interfering, paternal, or condescending. With this in mind, stickiness concepts have vast healthcare applications. Patients are increasingly being asked to (or voluntarily) collected their own vitals to be shared with providers. Care management teams are trying to leverage technology to keep the chronically ill stabilized so that they don't return to the hospital. And as providers and healthcare staff are asked to broaden their use of technology, data, and analytics in all aspects of workflow, stickiness is a critical tool to leverage when providing education or just-in-time training. There are a number of ways to think about how to apply stickiness to real world health problems that we're tackling today. This presentation will give an overview stickiness and contrast case studies from the video game industry to successes and opportunities available in the healthcare arena.

Organization
ThotWave Technologies


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference✔ 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

GROWING HEALTH ANALYTICS WITHOUT HIRING NEW STAFF
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#56
ID = 2585
NAME: Horvath

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Non-Sales


Objectives:
  1. Understand the 5 most critical traits of healthcare analysts regardless of their clinical background
  2. Take away an actionable roadmap to creating a 'guild' of healthcare analytics learners at your organization
  3. Learn how to sort through the variety of free virtual programs, courses, and training certificate options to pinpoint what best suits your organization's needs

THEMES

Connected Health

Healthcare 2016

Population Health Management

Privacy & Security

Technology for Transformation

Hot Topics




Finding and retaining health analytics professionals is more difficult than ever. As other industries are embracing a data-driven mindset, healthcare is just now realizing that such competencies cannot be found overnight. This educational presentation will describe how healthcare has many professionals skilled in data management and reporting, but there is a competency gap in problem investigation and analytics literacy. Most organizations don't realize there is great potential to grow health analytics by investing in internal candidates with the right thirst for data, even if they don't have a traditional background. We will share case studies describing how organizations that lead in health analytics have approached this problem. Examples include the conception of a development and mentoring plan to nurture skills and teach concepts using an organization’s own 'dirty' data. This approach can benefit both the employee seeking career development as well as the employer who has already invested time into growing staffs’ health data literacy. Finally, we will discuss the "unteachable" traits critical in all knowledge workers and explain how to craft a development plan that nurtures new competencies. Approaches such as these will be critical to closing the projected shortfall of analytics professionals in healthcare over the next decade.

Organization
ThotWave


Workshop 16 MAR
Conference 29 AUG,
30 AUG,
31 AUG
TL Forum 27 APR,
22 JUN,
16 NOV

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✔ 22 JUN,
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✔ 16 NOV


last updated: 13 February 2016