Nashville Health IT Summit
June 28 - 29, 2018
Sheraton Nashville Downtown

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM

Join Dr. Glynn as he discusses how we can evolve our current EHR systems to drive better quality of care, patient safety and reduce the burden clinicians using the technology and tools we have today. 
8:45 AM
In it's path to becoming the first academic health system in the country to deploy Epic across all settings, the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPenn) faced several monumental challenges in their efforts.  As part of a staggering, multi-year, enterprise wide initiative, UPenn has pursued a strategy of integration at scale, bringing together one of the most intuitive, interoperable, and data-friendly infrastructures in the country.
In this keynote address, join Michael Restuccia, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of UPenn, as he shares the unique challenges encountered through UPenn's initiatives, blending data warehouse approaches to support both medical research and the day-to-day operations of a large-scale health system.
9:15 AM
Join Suleima Salgado as she discusses how the State of Gerogia's Department of Public Health has established a nationally recongized telehealth program, how they were able to do it cost effectively and how they determined what patient populations would best be served by telehealth programs.
9:45 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
10:30 AM
As the Medical Director of Patient Care Pathways at University of Tennessee (UT), Dr. Julia van Zyl is at the epicenter of the organizations’ drive towards becoming an analytics-enabled culture. In this talk Dr. van Zyl will outline UT’s framework for this initiative, including how to identify specific analytics-enabled projects. By learning about two specific projects that UT has undertaken, the audience will walk away with a clear idea of steps that they can take to help drive an analytics-enabled culture within their own organizations.
11:00 AM
The transition from fee-for-service to pay-for-value payment models is one of the greatest challenges our healthcare system faces. Realizing the full potential of these arrangements requires a level of communication, information sharing, and data integration at a scale that has not been seen before. Join our panelists as they discuss critical components of creating successful population health programs that support value based care initiatives.
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
UnityPoint Accountable Care (UAC), a subsidiary of Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health and one of the largest ACOs in the nation with a network of more than 7,750 physicians and providers in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri is a 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award Winner. UAC is a top performing ACO that is participating in the CMS NextGen ACO program that was launched in 2016. Executive leaders will share keys to their IT strategy and post-acute care strategy that enabled them to achieve $10.5 million in shared savings in their first year, which ranked third out of the 18 ACOs that participated in the NextGen program in 2016. They will also hare how UAC was able to generate an additional $18.2 million in shared savings from other commercial payers in other value-based contracting efforts.
1:30 PM

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about health care, it’s that we can always expect change. And the past year has been no different. With all the changes that have taken place, a lot of questions remain. Is the shift to value-based care ever going to completely happen? What tools and technology are needed for success in an uncertain future? In this session, you will hear and see what your industry peers think about value-based care, emerging technologies and more. There are a lot of opinions about what will happen in health care, but what do other health system executives think about it? Recent research sheds some interesting light on this topic.

2:00 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
2:30 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. 

3:00 PM
Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is an essential piece of the healthcare informatics playbook.  Healthcare informaticists are routinely asked for new and improved CDS to help support clinicians’ workflow and incorporate best practices from a clinical and regulatory perspective.  Due to this, as well as constant changes in software updates, and regulatory and clinical changes, including drug shortages, it is important to have a governance system in place to manage the intricacies of CDS evaluation and implementation.  This presentation will discuss the multifactorial evaluation of CDS prior to design and programming to incorporate the evaluation of the overall impact of the CDS, the location within the clinicians’ workflow, and how to measure outcomes and monitor performance and utilization of the CDS.  Other topics discussed will be some of the influences that impact CDS and ways to coordinate the governance of these types of inputs, as well as the importance of standardization, interoperability standards, required vs. recommended decisions and coordination with clinicians and other teams. 
3:30 PM
Learn how leading healthcare IT organizations are balancing scale, security, and innovation to deliver next-gen applications for tomorrow’s  Leverage DevOps automation techniques to deploy cloud native applications & microservices while securely integrating with your secure data behind the firewall ultimately delivering an enriched experience for your end users and patients. 
4:00 PM
Blockchain continues to be an exciting enigma to many healthcare organizations. This is especially interesting and exciting in the field of security, where blockchain's secure peer-to-peer ledger systems could completely disrupt core application development in clinical transformation efforts, claims adjusting and billing management, and especially cybersecurity. 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, improve security interoperability, and reduce the ability of ransomware to propagate within a network.
5:00 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, June 29, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM

Join our keynote speakers as they discuss the evolution of enterprise governance of clinical IT innovation, focusing on the data science portfolio.  Faced with the ever-growing interest in developing solutions leveraging the data science capabilities and the increased competition for enterprise funding, the two speakers worked together to create a flexible governance model. They were committed to design a model that would enable the pursuit of innovative solutions, while still providing a degree of discipline and without being overly bureaucratic.  They will share their insights and lessons learned with implementing a new governance model, noting how they have managed to:

  • Leverage existing governance committee best practices, while introducing new practices to strengthen engagement of key decision makers
  • Work within a traditional annual enterprise funding cycle to adopt a project life cycle using agile development
  • Prioritize new development opportunities quarterly
  • Conduct small experiments to quickly test assumptions and discontinue work on efforts that are not deemed viable
  • Evolve the internal dialogue among leaders to ensure that data science efforts are focused on delivering compelling solutions with tangible value
8:45 AM
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
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Detecting and finding patterns of anomalous and concerning behavior among a massive number of healthcare providers and specialties is difficult. The challenge multiplies when you find the source of illegal prescriptions and know that it needs to be monitored more closely.
There have been numerous incidents of healthcare fraud scams, including the prescription and distribution of opioids, which is the source of one of the nation’s deadliest substance abuse epidemics.
Join us and learn how to leverage machine date to discover anomalous and potentially fraudulent providers and how Splunk’s Machine Learning Toolkit can solve challenging fraud scenarios.
10:45 AM
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.
11:45 AM
In a value-based environment, how important is data, and how can you access it?  What are the steps in moving from Integration to Interoperability?  In this session we will explore the importance of data, and its role in successful delivery of value-based care.
12:15 PM