Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
Value-based and accountable care organizations rely on accurate data, analysis and reporting to provide the critical information the organization needs to understand how it’s providers are performing to meet risk-based contract agreements. The extreme challenge is how difficult it is to accurately capture and report on the numerous and disparate performance metrics individual to each risk-contract across commercial, Medicare and Medicaid markets. The lack of standardization across payers is further complicated by a lack of standardization across EHR vendor systems and quality measures for the healthcare industry overall. This is layered on top of the foundational challenge that much of the information health care organizations collect and store for data analysis is incomplete or imprecise.
In this session, Bill Gillis, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, will share how the organization has achieved exceptional performance in risk-arrangements from their many years of data quality initiatives and present a blueprint to help other organizations overcome interoperability and quality challenges to successfully meet increasingly complex quality requirements.
8:45 AM
Health IT executives from pediatric will discuss health it challenges unique to them and how their lessons learned can help non-pediatric focused healthcare organizations. Discussion topics will include privacy and compliacne, information sharing, consent frameworks and best practices for extracting valuable data from your EMR system.
9:30 AM
The foundation of value-based success is a strong population health management (PHM) program that supports the entire organization. PHM programs built on data and technology and supported by robust operations can scale up to meet organization-wide needs. UMass Memorial has built a PHM program that scales. They created a department known as the office of clinical integration that supports system-level PHM functions. The group gathered a multi-disciplinary team to build governance models, secure senior executive and physician buy-in, and increase excitement using targeted communications and education outreach. Attendees will learn how UMass Memorial collects data from diverse sources, integrates it, then analyzes it to create a clear picture of population health needs and value-based care performance. They will also learn how UMass Memorial’s office of clinical integration managed the cultural change necessary to move from fee-for-service medicine to value-based care. Learning objectives:
  • Define the investment categories needed to scale a system-wide population health management program
  • List the elements of developing and managing a system-wide PHM program, including financial planning and ROI reporting to drive greater executive and physician buy-in
  • Describe logistical barriers to a system-wide PHM program, including disparate data sources, physician push back and educational/training needs
  • Discuss the role of education and communication in meeting system-level PHM goals
10:15 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
11:00 AM

Privacy and security teams are tasked with managing an ever-increasing number of threats to patient data, often in an environment of limited resources and mixed institutional buy-in.  By leveraging advanced analytics to solve four intractable, on-the-ground challenges faced by these teams, new technologies are driving ROI and aligning health systems' cybersecurity visions to their reality.
11:30 AM
Healthcare providers’ response to the opioid crisis has been hampered in part by the lack of information sharing between organizations. Opioid treatment centers and primary care providers often have no idea that their patients have had multiple recent emergency room visits. A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is changing that dynamic. Users of its Care Management Dashboard have seen their patients’ emergency department return visits within 30 days reduced by 16 percent. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018, Providers Division. The RIQI team will join us to discuss their journey in creating their program, how it's improved team communication, information sharing and improved outcomes.
12:00 PM
Hospitals and Health Systems across the country are increasingly feeling the pressure to absorb a higher volume of patient visits without incurring higher capital or operating costs.  However, the current methods of allocating, managing and measuring the utilization of scarce resources - machines, rooms and staff within the hospital are woefully inadequate to meet this challenge.  This session will demonstrate the specific shortcomings in the current methods of managing these assets and will describe tangible actions that can help unlock tens of millions of dollars in annual value by improving the operational performance within each health system. 
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
Jim Routh, Global Chief Security Officer for Aetna, is a transformational security leader focused on applying risk management discipline to the converged security function for global enterprises. He'll share his experience aligning the security strategy with the business strategy at Aetna and delivering world-class level security capabilities that drive positive business results.
2:00 PM
Trauma. Angina. Heart attacks. No, this isn't just another day in your Emergency Department, it's the newest threat to patient safety - cybercrime. From crippling ransomware attacks that leave computers and EMRs inaccessible, to sophisticated social engineering schemes that drain payroll accounts, healthcare has been devastated by wave after wave of criminal activity. For the first time in history - cybersecurity has become life or death. But just like healthcare, there's hope. The very same issues that make our hospitals, clinics and networks vulnerable may also be our greatest assets - but only if you know how to respond effectively. Thriving in this digital age of cybercrime doesn't require a brain surgeon, it only requires determination and hard work. Join GreyCastle Security as we define corrective incident response procedures and the cybersecurity tactics that will save patients' lives in the years to come.
2:30 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
3:00 PM
In this engaging, interactive exercise, Josh Singletary, Chief Information Officer of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, we'll walk attendees through a real-world scenario of a healthcare organization experiencing a business email compromise. Clinical and IT team members alike will collaborate with one another to identify solutions that limit the damage of the intrusion through an email phishing attempt.
This exercise is applicable to anyone who works in a clinical or IT setting.
3:45 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 cyber security specifically for connected medical devices.
4:15 PM
The May 2017 cybersecurity attack dubbed “WannaCry” grabbed storylines internationally and across the healthcare landscape as tens of thousands of hospitals, organizations, and agencies across 153 countries had their data held hostage. The enhanced crypto-locking worm spread quickly, with a headliner target of the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain, which resulted in extended downtime, rescheduling of procedures, and in numerous cases preventing access to care for patients. The worm propagated and spread using a Microsoft platform vulnerability related to the Server Message Block protocol, which revealed many healthcare organizations’ weak points in the areas of security standards compliance, network structures, and disaster recovery protocols. In this special panel discussion, Healthcare Informatics welcomes a panel of top security experts, as they recall and summarize the top lessons learned in security compliance and organizational frameworks behind the WannaCry attack. Listen in as our panelists provide their perspectives, and delve into the nature of the attack—diagramming how this threat was uniquely dangerous for healthcare organizations, and why security compliance and protocols for disaster recovery allowed his organization and others to manage the situation quickly and effectively.
5:15 PM
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
Sarah Sossong, MPH, FACHE is a seasoned healthcare executive, expert in digital health, and was been highlighted as one of the “influential women reshaping health IT” by FierceHealth in March 2018. Sarah has served the Boston community by launching the Center for Telehealth at Mass General, mentoring digital health start-ups, and serving as a leader in the national Health IT community through involvement in organizations like the American Telemedicine Association and National Quality Forum. Join Sarah for an engaging discussion on the future of healthcare at the Boston Health IT Summit.
8:45 AM

Communications Security, Computer Security, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Operations, Cyber Security:  through a career at the National Security Agency, and now with the non-profit Center for Internet Security, Curt has spent 35+ years in the business of finding, making sense of, and managing vulnerabilities in devices, systems and operations.
Through the lens of his career he will share his observations about the world of security flaws, and how this “negative knowledge” can be translated into positive defensive action.  Curt will discuss how these lessons can apply to the medical care industry: from medical devices to systems, and personal health information.
Cyber Security has evolved from a de facto government monopoly focused on national security and technology, to an issue that touches every one of us, in every aspect of our lives. Beyond the bumper stickers and rah-rah of Public-Private-Partnership, Curt will also describe the new models of cooperation between government and industry that we need for success.
9:15 AM
Entering into a contract to obtain services, software, or other items can present both opportunities and risks.  Signing a contract without carefully reviewing and negotiating the terms can result in unpleasant surprises for an organization.  The contracting process is an opportunity to set up a project for success.  This session will consider common issues and considerations for entering into a contract, including:
  • What questions should be asked of a vendor prior to entering into a contract
  • What HIPAA-based terms should be included in a contract
  • How can risk or responsibility be allocated in an agreement; and
  • What guarantees should be offered by a vendor
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Micky Tripathi, President and Chief Executive Officer or the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative is joining the Boston Health IT Summit speaking faculty to share how his organization is helping advance health information exchange across the country. Micky, who also serves on the boards of CommonWell and The Sequoia Project, which oversees Carequality, will discuss how the work his organization is doing with APIs and FHIR will support CommonWell and Carequality’s connectivity initiatives being launched later this summer.
10:45 AM
Explore why Quantum Computing is the next big security risk for your Enterprise. Learn from Certified Security Solutions, the team that brought the first Quantum-Safe, full stack PKI to market. Discover the importance of identifying and seamlessly replacing outdated or compromised cryptographic algorithms.  The need is critical for continuous updates to both your Enterprise and IoT. Join Chris Hickman, VP of Managed Services, of Certified Security Solutions, as he delivers his knowledge on the new but very serious security threat of Quantum Computing.  
11:15 AM
Barbara Spivak, M.D., CEO of MACIPA, an area independent practice association will join Mark Hagland to share her perspectives on the prospects and context of a proposed mega-merger of Boston-area hospitals, an overview of the Boston healthcare IT market and more. 
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Health and the patient experience has gone digital. It is an undeniable fact of today's healthcare landscape that the emergence of eHealth initiatives has driven better care, showing true value to provider organizations. According to a 2017 HIMSS Analytics survey, telemedicine has risen to an adoption rate of 71 percent, up from approximately 54 percent in a 2014 survey, and that number promises to rise even further as providers continue to see immense value in these efforts. In this engaging panel, visit with top changemakers as they illuminate the technologies and initiatives that are monitoring, engaging, and delivering value to patients of all kinds. Attend this session and:
  • Discover the latest telehealth, tele-ICU, remote patient monitoring, and patient-facing mobile apps that are empowering and engaging patients
  • Outline a strategic vision for launch and growth of eHealth programs
  • Illustrate the next wave of telehealth innovations around population health and wellness, to continue growing patient value offering