Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:15 AM
8:15 AM
8:45 AM
Tracy Donegan will kick-off the summit discussing the lessons learned from her organization’s process of establishing a Health IT organization from a blank slate, helping to design and implement a $70 million IT infrastructure and application portfolio to support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. She’ll also share insights on how the hospital received the 2017 Health Care’s Most Wired® award and in 2018 achieved Level 7 of the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model – a level of adoption achieved by only 6.4% of the hospitals in the United States.
9:15 AM
Data is unquestionably the golden thread that brings together and binds providers and payers in modern healthcare. Join this panel discussion to take a deep dive into the modern payer-provider relationship, analytics challenges that both types of organizations face, how they are sharing data and the evaluation areas that are generating the next wave of quality improvements.
10:15 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
11:00 AM
Join Darren Dworkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Services and Chief Information Officer and his team from Cedars-Sinai to learn how they have developed a winning technology strategy and culture that has enabled them to exceed their patient and employee needs, be recognized nationally for infrastructure and programmatic achievements, and be recognized as one of the Top 100 IT Organizations to work for by Computerworld magazine.
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Use of Artificial Intelligence is recognized as the only practical approach to staying ahead of the modern cyber threats. The steps used by AI are not unlike that of a physician. First, understand the patient (or device), assess if all organs (or components) are behaving as intended, and proactively treat (or remediate) viruses and other harm. In this session, Dr. May Wang will explore the latest advancements in AI in the field of cybersecurity specifically for connected medical devices.
2:00 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
2:30 PM
When providers experience an incident they are often left wondering what they could have done differently to mitigate the loss and prevent the breach. Panelists will address how they have overcome cyber-attacks and fraud losses and the methodologies and tools they have implemented to improve their security approach. Topics include:
  • Developing best practices for security monitoring and incident response with the goal of minimizing the risk of a data breach and the impact when a breach occurs
  • Best practices for establishing incident response teams, who should be involved and why and how to communicate about the incident
  • Managing the human factor – strategies for developing training programs and educating the workforce to reduce the risk of incidents
  • Tips for engaging cyber insurers, vendors and other third parties to help mitigate risk and prepare for responding to an incident
3:30 PM
Join Eric Zuhlke to discuss the challenges to healthcare organizations and how to combat them by creating a project prioritization process for your organization
4:00 PM


Interoperability is the key to better coordinated care and lower healthcare costs. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) make interoperability a reality by providing the standardization and normalization of data. UHIN, based in Utah, is one of the most successful HIEs in the country. Over the past decade, UHIN’s connectivity has grown to include over 92% of all the state’s hospitals, as well as large clinics, labs, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, and HIEs and hospital systems in 18 other states. As President and CEO of UHIN, Teresa Rivera offers unique insights into the role HIEs play in advancing interoperability, implementation of present-day use cases and the potential they offer. 

4:30 PM
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:15 AM
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Healthcare is no place for slackers. It’s a fast-paced industry that ups the game every chance it gets. And that’s for good reason, of course, because when you’re in the business of saving lives, you expect a lot of yourself and everyone around you. Now it’s time to expect more from your healthcare informatics solutions. To make sure they’re intelligent and interoperable, intuitive and extensible, sound and secure, and more. 
Healthcare informatics hold great promise for helping us deliver on many of healthcare’s boldest aspirations -- advanced analytics, decision support, streamlined workflows, seamless care, and most importantly, improved outcomes. But too often, we settle for far less than the full value these innovative solutions can provide. During this session, Paula Cobb will explore ways to put powerfully productive healthcare informatics to work for you.
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Digital transformation is a reality for every organization, and healthcare is on the forefront of this change. Legacy security approaches have not kept up with new technologies, which increases overall risk to the business. The result is a Cyber Exposure gap, which is the growing distance between what existing tools provide and what security teams need. Join us to learn how to confidently answer 3 critical questions: How secure are we? How exposed are we? How do we proactively reduce our exposure?
10:30 AM
All of us want to be or feel that we already are proponents of diversity and inclusion in our organizations.  However, what exactly it means, what the benefits are and more importantly what actions can I take as an IT leader may be confusing.  It’s not just about treating everyone the same, there are some specific low effort actions that can have an immediate impact.     
11:15 AM
Join Theresa Dudley to learn key findings and insights from the recent HIMSS Analytics Patient-Provider Perspective Experience Study. She will help you understand the technology strategies providers are using to improve patient experience and drive improved patient satisfaction and share disparities between the reality of the patient experience and the provider perception of care. 
11:45 AM
Renowned Healthcare Informatics and KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) have partnered to bring exclusive education sessions to the Beverly Hills Health IT Summit. Join Taylor Davis, Vice President of Innovation at KLAS for in-depth discussion on KLAS' research work on acute and ambulatory EMR usability coming out of the KLAS Arch Collaborative. Taylor will provide findings from KLAS' recent research and participate on an in-depth panel discussion on EMR usability. Attendees will also receive a summary report detailing recent findings of the Collaborative. 
12:15 PM
12:45 PM
EMR usability as well as the efficiencies of a well-built EMR are hugely important for physicians. Join our panelists to discuss how they build a culture of partnership between physician and clinician users, and IT personnel, to drive a quality EMR experience, increase EMR engagement and helping users focus on opportunities for EMR success in their organizations. Discussion topics include:
  • Developing a non-bureaucratic governance structure that allows for changes to be made quickly to the EMR when needed How they developed initial training programs, recognizing that the quality and duration of initial training are the top predictors of an individual’s EMR success
  • Building a culture of sharing, continuing education to support mastery of the EMR and helping clinicians become superusers by training them not only to successfully get data into the EMR but also to efficiently get data out of the EMR
  • Building a quality EMR – cutting through the hype and choosing a vendor that work for their organization, based on best practices and feedback from the users
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Blockchain continues to be an exciting enigma to many healthcare organizations. In this presentation, we will review blockchain technology and debunk the myths or conjecture around its use in healthcare. Listen in as we outline how blockchain can be implemented to secure Health IT infrastructure, secure IoT connected devices and improve interoperability. Topics include:
•    How to communicate about blockchain to your executive leadership when they inquire about it
•    Preparing your infrastructure to incorporate blockchain technologies in the future
•    How and why organizations are being driven to experiment with blockchain technologies