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
8:15 AM
Clinical / Healthcare Transformation
Most CIOs were taught to leverage technology to support the business but to never embark on a strategy without a business sponsor. Today’s environment demands a new approach. Sometimes the CIO must lead the business strategy. The CIO is uniquely positioned to identify and see the business challenges while understanding the technology options to address them.  Waiting for C-Suite peers to take action could lead to missed opportunities. Waiting for C-Suite peers can sometimes lead to significant rework downstream. When is the appropriate time to step forward and lead the business?
  • Identify key traits of effective post-modern leaders and how to apply these in your organization
  • Review working models of IT leadership across business units
  • Learn real world examples of a CIO leading and executing the business strategy and see resulting outcomes
9:00 AM
Telehealth / Patient Engagement
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
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
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.
11:15 AM
Privileged credentials in the cloud are consistently sought by attackers and are exploited in every modern breach. Understand how to identify privilege-related risks in the cloud by thinking like an attacker and better protect cloud workloads. Learn from case studies highlighting sneaky threats in native cloud and hybrid environments in addition to elastic environments and CI/CD pipelines.
Attendees of this session will:
  • Highlight unsecured Cloud workflows are being exploited by threat attackers at an alarming rate. Businesses and InfoSec teams are finding it difficult to keep up oversight when dealing with fragmented environments and toolchains.
  • Discuss breach examples, red team scenario, and threat modeling
  • Establish secure identity for humans and machines—why is it so difficult and what can we do?
  • Identify 6 general steps for securing Cloud workloads
    • Discover and measure risk in cloud environments—use free tools to help
    • Lock down human access into Cloud Management Consoles
    • Establish security policies that touch disparate environments
    • Don’t forget your non-human processes
    • Automate the onboarding of new privileged secrets—manual simply doesn’t scale
    • Plan for multiple Cloud environments
  • Discuss case studies and available resources
11:45 AM
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.
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
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.
1:30 PM
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. 
2:00 PM
2:30 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 cyber security specifically for connected medical devices.
3:00 PM
When it comes to securing patient data, it takes a village - every team member must be acting in lockstep to advance an organization's security and privacy objectives. In this panel discussion, we explore how collaboration can ultimately lead to new workflows that are a win-win for security personnel, clinicians, and patients alike.  Listen in as we tackle the primary considerations for access controls, phishing and social engineering campaigns, and clinical workflows that are now being designed with security and privacy in mind.
Attend this session and:
  • Discover new cybersecurity and privacy practices for clinical professionals 
  • Breakdown the intersection of clinical workflows and security elements that must be integrated into modern systems and processes
  • Discuss effective approaches to staff training paradigms including social engineering, penetration testing, phishing, and HIPAA privacy issues
  • Illustrate how clinicians and security personnel can collaborate to craft effective incident response protocols
4:00 PM
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:
4:30 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
8:15 AM
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:
9:00 AM
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.
9:30 AM
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.
Attend this session and:
  • Identify critical system end-points that may be at risk due to use of older, unsupported operating systems
  • Examine medical devices as a security risk, and what both clinicians and security teams should be most concerned about
  • Prepare a blueprint for flagging, isolating, and retiring legacy systems that may be a network risk
  • Discuss how to drive enterprise leadership buy-in for the retirement of legacy systems
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
This session will feature insights on the current threat landscape from our nation's top healthcare focused threat data sharing organization. The NH-ISAC is the official healthcare information sharing and analysis center, offering non-profit and for-profit healthcare stakeholders a community and forum for sharing cyber and physical security threat indicators, best practices and mitigation strategies.
12:00 PM
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, Executive Medical Director of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine Shared Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health System, as he shares the challenges of bringing disparate systems, physicians, and IT experts under a single roof. 
Featured Presenter:
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
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:
1:45 PM