Denver Health IT Summit
July 12 - 13, 2018
Grand Hyatt Denver

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:15 AM


Learn how Saint Luke's HealthCare Systems is leveraging mobile technologies to build patient loyalty and to better engage with doctors and hospital staff to improve hospital visit outcomes. Patients are demanding a more convenient way to interact with their healthcare providers and Saint Luke's is at the cutting edge in technology and recently deployed a single mobile app that connects patients to hospital services including Epic MyChart, ZocDoc, MDHealth and more. The new app allows patients to engage better and more quickly with their doctors, access their medical records and book appointments seamlessly.  In this session Debe will highlight the data findings and engagement stats from the new mobile app and talk about key learnings.


9:00 AM
Public health officials are finding health disparities among neighborhoods, with childhood obesity rates and tobacco use higher in some neighborhoods. In Colorado, a unique opportunity is informing a better understanding of geography-based public health through The Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS). CHORDS is a regional partnership between health providers, public health departments, a health information exchange and the University of Colorado to use real-time data from electronic health records to assist public health officials in their study of community health disparities. Researchers query a specific health question, and data is returned from different healthcare systems via a series of connected virtual data warehouses. This unique data service provides a way for public health officials and researchers to track population trends across healthcare providers, and show the outcomes of policies and clinical- and community-based initiatives.
9:45 AM
Nick Adkin’s, founder of the Pinksocks Movement will help us kick-off the Health IT Summit with a fun and interactive presentation on the power of connection. The pinksocks tribe is a group of doers and makers. They are creating and effecting change throughout each of their organizations and communities. The tribe is a collection of people from all walks of life and from every point on the healthcare delivery chain who have said that it’s ok to lighten up and have fun and see each other as team mates working together toward a shared and common goal vs. the old paradigm of isolationism. The archaic days of silos and domains and kingdoms and fiefdoms – those days are over.
10:15 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
11:00 AM
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.
11:30 AM
Medical devices are growing exponentially - globally at a current rate of 20% per annum. Unlike traditional compute devices they lack the protections of antivirus, host firewalls and most other basic forms of security. Furthermore, their limited CPU and memory, and customized or embedded operating systems make the addition of host-based security protections a pipe-dream. Lack of ongoing vulnerability testing combined with slow vendor patch cycles make these devices especially vulnerable to attack. What really drives the nail in the security coffin is that most are not managed by IT but by BMETs and other clinicians most of whom don’t have a good grasp of cybersecurity. In fact, the vast majority of hospitals do not even have an accurate inventory of the medical device assets attached to their networks, so how can they possibly evaluate risk and put in place adequate protections?

With increased focus from both cyber criminals and OCR, medical devices present one of the greatest unmitigated risks to hospital data. Not only is confidentiality of data at risk for those devices that create and process PHI, but also the integrity and availability of all critical health IT systems when medical devices are used as an attack foothold on the network.
This session will evaluate the threats, vulnerabilities and risks of medical devices and other healthcare IoT assets and suggest approaches to manage and “deal with” this growing threat.
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
There’s been a lot of talk about the effects of trends towards consumerism and the promise of technology to positively impact health and health care in this country.  Join me in exploring what these trends have added up to thus far and why agreements like CVS/Aetna, and Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan may continue.  This will be a frank dialog about a future that no one is very sure of, except to say it will be fraught with change uncertainty.  Brent will offer his thoughts on what he foresees based on research and experience within Kaiser Permanente.
1:30 PM
Healthcare organizations are working hard to meet constituent demands for better IT services and efficiency. With huge investments in their 3-tier systems and other aging infrastructure, they are now seeking better ways to innovate and eliminate legacy complexity. This session will focus on how you can transform static and complex IT environments into more dynamic and easily managed datacenters, bringing a cloud-like experience to IT and ways that healthcare organizations can achieve operational efficiencies.
2:00 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
2:30 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.


3:15 PM

Data Management, Data Governance

Providers and Payers must consider a reference data strategy to optimize financial performance and maximize reimbursements.

Extracting “value” to achieve bottom line results requires healthcare organizations have systems in place to ensure clinical, operational, and financial data are captured and used to for reporting quality metrics tied to risk-based payments and reimbursement.

The reality is payers and providers are leaving money on the table. And it all comes down to how data is being managed.  Organizations must properly manage a critical, yet underutilized data asset— reference data—to ensure a “single source of truth.”

In this session, Dan Buell, Jr. will outline a five-step approach on how to manage reference data to maintain a competitive edge and maximize reimbursement.

3:45 PM
Legacy systems, from medical devices to electronic health records, to billing platforms, each pose a unique security threat if left untested as a potential threat for breach. There are the obvious security risks like Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) internet access, but what about additional legacy systems that will be unsupported is patched or upgraded beyond a certain point? One of the biggest influencing factors of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak of May 2017, was this concept of legacy systems remaining unpatched past Windows XP, which opened the door for an exploit and propagation of the virus on a grand scale.
In this engaging panel discussion, we visit with a panel of top security experts as they explore the commonalities and risks among legacy systems. Listen in as our panel defined which legacy systems are most at risk, which systems are commonly overlooked in evaluation, and what patching protocols are covered by existing vendor relationships.
4:45 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, July 13, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
Join our keynote speaker to learn how Nemours Children's Health Care is helping patients stay more engaged, increasing the quality of care and improving patient satisfaction scores through their system-wide patient engagement strategy backed by advanced technological tools.
8:45 AM
EHRs are widely cited as a top reason for physician burnout across the U.S. Having tried numerous methods to improve physician-EHR workflow, UCHealth now deploys the EHR 2.0 Sprint: A two-week, intensive immersion in the clinic with a small team. Why one clinic at a time? Because specialty-specific tools have the greatest opportunity to transform the daily work of clinical care. The EHR 2.0 Sprint's only directive is that whatever you do, the work must be done within two weeks. We measured physician efficiency and burnout and will share the team composition, deployed tools, tracking methodology and outcomes during this session.
9:30 AM
When electronic medical records, lab information systems and revenue cycle services emerged in the healthcare space decades ago, they were separate entities with individual functions. EMR platforms came along and changed that by merging multiple technologies into one integral system based on a main repository of information.
In this session, Trey Lauderdale, Founder and CEO of Voalte, the first company to introduce smartphones into hospitals for clinical communication, takes a historical view of the industry and forecasts the tremendous opportunities ahead. Hear how the convergence of the EMR with secure texting, alarms and alerts, barcode scanning, physician scheduling and more will play a major role in transforming the delivery of care.
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Join Chris Longhurst, Chief Information Officer of UC San Diego Health to discuss how CIOs can combat clinician burnout with EHRs and other systems that are demanding of their time.
11:00 AM
The diverse sources and vast amounts of data that are available to inform healthcare decisions are limitless.This webinar highlights several health leaders speaking about how data and analytics are positively impacting healthcare outcomes in their organizations.
Attendees will learn how leading healthcare institution, Mercy Virtual, has succeeded in delivering valuable, actionable data to clinicians; when they need it, and how they use it to help patients recover more quickly.
Discussion topics include:
  • The benefits of delivering valuable, actionable data to clinicans
  • Why data-driven, customer-focused patient solutions give you a competitive advantage
  • Real life examples of how experts are managing chronic care through analytics
11:30 AM
In this session, Clear DATA’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Ferrari provides insightful examples of machine learning use cases across healthcare sectors in the public cloud. Learn how emerging technologies are profoundly changing the way in which payers, providers, tech companies and life sciences are innovating in the cloud. Hear how they have learned to do so securely, safely and within compliance frameworks as they work to improve patient care.
12:00 PM
Security leaders must team up with members of their organization to create a holistic security strategy and framework to defend their networks. Participate in this webinar to learn how collaboration and information-sharing across a healthcare organization can ensure the development and deployment of a security strategy that supports both business and clinical objectives. Join this webinar to hear Michael Archuleta, Director of IT Services at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, discuss how to use security as an IT enabler and how this method can diminish the perception that IT security creates obstacles for its users.
12:30 PM


John Bailey, global privacy counsel for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Abby Bonjean, J.D., Lead Healthcare Associate, with Polsinelli, PC will be keynoting the Denver Health IT Summit, discussing how their organization and yours can prepare for potential Office of Civil Rights Cyber Audits. Bailey will share his organization's experience with their OCR audit and the lessons learned from the process.