2018 Cleveland Health IT Summit - Agenda
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:15 AM
Join your fellow attendees for a coffee and light breakfast before our opening keynote.
8:00 AM
8:05 AM
Morning Keynote Presentation
Clinical / Healthcare Transformation
To reach the highest heights of health IT disruption and innovation, the CIO can't climb on his own.  Collaboration, flexibillity, and embracing change represent the core principles of success for an innovative health IT team.  From identifying low hanging fruit, but with a steady eye on not just reaching the top of the tree, but sharing its very foundation.
In this keynote session, join author, blogger, community contributor, internationally renowned speaker, mountain climber, and technologist, Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx, as he sets the course and framework for driving innovative discussions and programs as a health IT leader.  Listen in as Marx as he eludes to experiences from his celebrated health IT career, successes, failures, and what it takes to summit the innovation mountain.
8:50 AM
Panel Discussion
Telehealth / Patient Engagement
Health has gone digital. It is an undeniable fact of today's healthcare landscape that the emergence of eHealth initiatives has driven better care and shown true value to provider organizations.
In this engaging panel, visit with top change makers as they illuminate the technologies and initiatives that are monitoring, engaging, and delivering value to patients of all kinds.
9:50 AM
Provider Spotlight
Population Health
This presentation will describe how Northwell Health – a provider network with 18 hospitals and 13,000 providers – is participating in NYS’ Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Through the program, Northwell is accelerating its transition to value-based payment, and transforming care to better serve the Medicaid population.
The Northwell Health experience focuses on clinical integration, RHIO connectivity, and EHR optimization with our employed providers and community partners. The overarching goal is to improve population health and reduce avoidable hospital use by 25% over 5 years.
10:20 AM
Networking Break
11:05 AM
T2 Talk
Population Health / Patient Engagement
According to an August 2016 Kaiser Health News report, rehospitalization rates hit a new record high. The report concluded that the government will punish more than half of the nation's hospitals for patients returning for care within a month. What's more, Medicare was planning to withhold approximately $528 million in 2016, an increase of $108 million more than 2015 totals.
For some providers, the sky was unofficially falling. As per most government standards for healthcare, the riddle of readmissions can be solved with one all powerful resource-- an organization's data. Join us for an engaging discussion centered around the Avoidable Readmissions Reduction Program (ARRP).
Listen in as our guest speaker brings together the threads of quality, IT, and data analysis and reviews top tactics to preventing avoidable readmissions, and how they keep their organization out of the penalty business.
11:35 AM
Panel Discussion
When it comes to securing patient data, it takes a village. Every team member must be acting in lockstep to adhere to HIPAA standards and advance upon the organizational cybersecurity framework.
In this panel discussion, we explore the physician-security team dynamic in detail, and how collaboration can ultimately lead to new workflows that are a win-win for security personnel and clinicians alike.
12:35 PM
1:15 PM
Keynote Session
Value-Based Care / Interoperability
The 21st Century Cures Act signed over a full year ago by President Obama, represents a fundamental shift in data exchange requirements.
The legislation, signed into law late last year by former President Obama, aims to accelerate the development of medical innovation as well as reform the nation’s mental health system. It includes several important health IT provisions designed to help achieve those goals by easing secure health information sharing.
In this presentation, hear from nationally-renowned policy and data exchange expert Dr. David Kibbe, as he discusses the law's provisions and their potential impact on future IT strategy.
2:00 PM
Provider Spotlight
IT Leadership
The role of Chief Information Officer, or senior IT executive in healthcare is in a stage of dramatic flux.  In an era of emerging new care models, payment models, and business lines demanding access to data, standardizing a framework for prioritization and project focus can be the difference between being an order-taker, and being a business partner.
In this session, we visit with senior health IT leader and executive blogger, Chris Walden, as he delves into how IT can transform the current health care system support models from project-focused to product-focused. Join Walden, as he discusses the framework, skill set, outcomes and recommendations for how to move along the maturity continuum. 
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
T2 Talk
IT Leadership / Staffing and Development
In the high-stress environment of IT, building and structuring a team that can function at a high-level while maintaining an atmosphere of personal development and family first can be a difference maker that goes well beyond the day-to-day.
At Bayhealth, a 3,600-employee, 400-physician health system based throughout central and southern Delaware, the health IT team has undergone dramatic change in just the past 3 years-- reworking everything from process workflow, to hiring practices.  The results of these changes have resulted in higher productivity, a improved ability to retain employees, and the growth and launch Bayhealth's dedicated cybersecurity team.
In this session, hear from longtime healthcare Chief Information Officer Rick Mohnk, as he imparts lessons learned from his career over the past 40 years, and the foundational principles for structuring an IT team from the ground up.  Also hear from Senior Project Manager Robin Yarnall who will discuss the department's transformation and process changes in depth, and how these changes have allowed them grow their influence across the enterprise.
3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Data Analytics
The "learning healthcare system" is only made possible by data-driven technologies, and analytics stands at the center of this effort. Driving data to the correct locations, processing and analyzing critical data to reveal insights, these are the common activities of today's healthcare systems -- but the next leap requires far more. In this panel, we will revisit the modern analytics shop.
Find out in this engaging panel session, what a ground-up mature analytics build looks like in today's landscape, how predictive and AI-supported analytics are coming into focus for leadership, and the list of practical resources for supporting the next leap.
4:30 PM
Keynote Session
Data Governance and Project Management
Governance in today's Health IT departments can often dictate the success of CIO. By prioritizing and continuously analyzing mission-critical components like budget, application sunsetting, and workflow efficiency optimization, IT can often become the centerpiece of success.
In this session, we visit with nationally recognized CIO and executive Audrius Polikaitus, as he shares recommendations and sessions learned to govern the ungoverned, master project prioritization, and recommend action plans for future enterprise-wide efforts.
Keynote Speaker:
5:00 PM
Wrap up your day with fellow attendees to discuss what you learned, make new connections and plan for the rest of 2018 and beyond.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:15 AM
Join your fellow attendees for a coffee and light breakfast before our Day 2 opening keynote.
8:00 AM
8:05 AM
Keynote Presentation
Value-Based Care
The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) remains an enigma for organizations nationwide, as few organizations have been able to satisfy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements to retain cost savings.
In the 2016 performance year, MetroHealth Care Partners ACO performed at 8.1 percent below the CMS benchmark, saving CMS a total of $9.1 million.  Through its 96 percent quality score, and its breakthrough approach to data exchange and infrastructure, MetroHealth received $4.3 million as its share of the CMS savings.  
In this keynote presentation, hear from MetroHealth CMIO Dr. David Kaelber, and a senior member of the MetroHealth Care Partners ACO team, as they share their three-year journey that built the foundation for this year's success.  Find out the key IT strategic approaches, clinical inforamtics, and the critical technology-supported care management processes that resulted in this resounding success story that has made MetroHealth a track 3 advanced payment model ACO.
Keynote Speakers:
8:50 AM
Provider Spotlight
Population Health
The Opioid Crisis looms large nationally. According to a report from the CDC, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids in 2014 with that number steadily on the rise.
Few states know the Opioid Crisis like the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A recent article in The Atlantic revealed that in Clay County (population: 21,000) alone, residents in the country filled prescriptions for 2.2 million doses of hydrocodone and 617,000 oxycodone doses in 12 months, enough for 150 doses for each citizen in the county.
In this session, hear from the UK Health team as they describe their approach to forming cohorts and applying analytics to better combat this epidemic.
9:10 AM
Panel Discussion
Population Health
Following President Trump's declaration of the Opioid Crisis as a National Health Emergency, national initiatives have begun to take shape and receive a white-hot spotlight.
In the state of Ohio, and specifically in the Cleveland metropolitan area, opioid use has become rampant among certain patient groups.
This panel will attempt to address the concerns around opioid use, and how IT can be positioned to support better quality care and treatment of opioids in the future.
10:10 AM
10:40 AM
Provider Spotlight
IT Leadership
Mergers and acquisitions of physician practices, hospitals and even health plans can often create instability among technology personnel and physicians in the value-based care environment. This instability can translate to cost-efficiency issues, and can influence quality. And it is increasingly clear-- hospitals are no longer able to sustain cost at the current rate.
In this presentation, hear from Dr. Chi Cheng Huang, Associate CMO of Lahey Health, as he shares the challenges of bringing disparate systems, physicians, and IT experts under a single roof. Also listen in to hear more about Lahey's merger with Beth Israel Deaconess, and the strategic approach to systems and people management.
Featured Presenter:
11:10 AM
Provider Spotlight
Medical device security represents a new and ever present challenge for clinical informatics teams and security teams alike. With these new network endpoints, which are often running antiquated operating systems that present a massive network risk, CISOs are rushing to apply framework practices.
In this highly informative provider spotlight session, hear from a medical device expert and specialist from Inova Health, as she tackles what CISOs and clinicians both need to know about medical devices. Hear about Inova's strategic approach to securing these devices, how strategic structuring of networks can help, and how to prevent potential zero-day risks within your network.
11:40 AM
12:10 PM
Tabletop Exercise
How important is cybersecurity to the healthcare enterprise?  The only way to know is to experience it first hand.
In this engaging, interactive tabletop exercise, Josh Singletary, Chief Information Officer of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, we'll experience a live cybersecurity breach scenario where clinical and IT team members alike will collaborate with one another to migitate the risk, and limit the damage of a potential intrusion.
1:10 PM
Keynote Session
Population Health
Hackensack Meridian is a New Jersey-based health system with 7,000 physicians, represents 23% of discharges in the state of New Jersey, and is accountable for 350,000 lives. In just the past few years, in response to the size, scope, and needs of the community, the Hackensack Meridian team has completely revisited and restructured the foundation of their population health strategy.
In this keynote session, hear from an ACO leader, internationally-recognized speaker, and physician leader in Dr. Navneet Kathuria of Hackensack Meridian Health, as he illustrates why population health has expanded beyond evidence-based medicine. Join Dr. Kathuria and hear about building an ideal population health team, collecting sociodemographic information from data sources surrounding the patient , and why an "educated customer" is the best consumer of health.
Keynote Speaker:
1:50 PM