Raleigh Health IT Summit
September 27 - 28, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
|Thursday, September 27, 2018|
Value Based Care, Data Analytics, Clinical Transformation
Healthcare organizations today must be continuously improving to stay relevant and profitable. This comes at every level of the organization, from evaluation of patient data to discover new treatments and best practices, to business operations forecasting to better understand patient throughput and cost centers. In this panel discussion, we visit with key stakeholders from across the continuum of care to better understand how their organizations have laid a successful foundation for data analytics programs to improve the quality of care, reduce readmissions and empower physicians to access care data that helps them drive better treatments and outcomes.
Tricia Nguyen , Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Health Network, Inova Health System
Stephen Blackwelder, PhD , Chief Analytics Officer, Duke University Health System
Mark Pitts , Healthcare Analytics Executive, SAS
Walter Kwiatek , Chief Academic Information Officer, Duke Health Technology Services
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
Triad HealthCare Network (THN) is one of the top performing Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in the country. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, THN represents more than 1200 affiliated physicians and covers nearly 100,000 patients through its various agreements. THN has successfully utilized several technologies to improve patient engagement, quality metric performance, and lower the cost of care for its patients.
The healthcare industry continues to undergo rapid changes, putting increasing pressure on healthcare organizations to embrace innovative and agile methodologies in order to improve the quality of patient care and reduce operational expenses. Healthcare organizations across the world are tasked to support a growing number of clinical and IT applications across the care continuum with fewer resources. Join us to learn how enterprise cloud solutions can accelerate innovation and create a more efficient and productive healthcare environment.
The rapid adoption of connected IoT medical devices has both enhanced the quality of care and increased the vulnerability of healthcare organizations. Although almost 10 months have passed since WannaCry first disrupted the industry, many organizations continue to struggle to implement a comprehensive security plan against such attacks. Reliable real-world data of Connected Medical Devices from the perspective of cyber security, simply did not exist. In this session, we will share the exclusive details and statistics based on analysis of tens of thousands connected medical devices deployed in real-world environments. Learn how your organizations compare with the studies that outline the types of devices in-service, devices with most security issues and the most common cause of security issues in connected medical devices. Most importantly, learn how to plan your security implementations based on concrete research data not previously available.
Patient Engagement, Clinical Transformation
Michael McCoy, M.D., formerly the Chief Health Information Officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, has spent decades in healthcare as a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, physician executive, and consultant. He will share his insights and perspectives on the current moment in U.S. healthcare and healthcare IT policy, and where the healthcare system needs to go next, in order to advance interoperability and shift medicine towards a person-centered care model.
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.
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
Today, the US faces a crisis from both legal and illegal opioids. Remarkably, the US market accounts for almost all of the world’s hydrocodone and approximately 80% of the global consumption of oxycodone. Opioids are distinctly an American problem and the problem hits home here in North Carolina. Join Michael Levy, co-founder of Digital Health Impact + Transformation, to discuss DHIT's work to combat the opioid epidemic, challenges in controlling opioid araciality and distribution; and emerging operating and digital health strategies to combat the crisis.
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.
Value Based Care
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.
Join your fellow Health IT Summit attendees for cocktails and a putting green contest immediately following the closing session on day one. Relax on the putting green, unwind from the day’s sessions and make new connections to close out your day. Prizes will be given to the winner.
|Friday, September 28, 2018|
Value Based Care
Join Ben Lunsford as he discusses Humana's national value-based care programs, value-based programs being launched in and already serving North Carolina, and how the programs will help improve care locally.
It Starts With Kids: The Need to Enhance Pediatric EHR Functionality for Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes
Electronic health records (EHRs) are now commonplace in patient care organizations, but even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to poor quality outcomes. Indeed, for the great majority of EHR systems in the marketplace, pediatric functionality has simply not been a priority, experts attest. Join Dr. Marian Earls, Director, Pediatric Programs; and Kern Eason, Pediatric Program Manager from Community Care North Carolina as they discuss how they collaborated with multiple organizations to improve standards for EHR design and pediatric content, particularly in the use of structured data for enhancing and demonstrating quality.
Creating a data-driven culture of continuous improvement requires more than a string of buzzwords. Mission Health has successfully embedded this culture across both clinical and operational teams, leading to dramatic improvements in patient outcomes and more efficient hospital and clinic operations. Led by Mission’s Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Chris DeRienzo, this keynote presentation will walk attendees through Mission’s journey to instill continuous improvement through analytics using three tangible and specific case studies: Driving Clinical Continuous Improvement through Care Process Models, Improving ED Throughput, and Implementing a Machine Learning Model to Reduce Readmissions rates. A must for leaders who seek a roadmap to instill a similarly data-driven improvement culture in their own organizations.
Moving to a new EMR system is a monumental task that effects everyone in your organization and involves almost all aspects of your IT environment including your data protection strategy. Join eGroup, Rubrik, and Conway Medical Center to learn how Conway Medical Center created a “healthy” IT environment that is well protected and versatile which made the transition to their new EMR extremely successful. Discussion topics include:
• Conway Medical Center’s approach to holistically assessing all of their HIT infrastructure, determining improvements to be made and identifying issues that had to be fixed before their EMR launch
• How Rubrik solidified their data protection strategy and gives them versatility to manage their data
• How they prioritized HIT maintenance and upgrades to get the maximum benefits with the least disruptions to service
• How HIT infrastructure improvements led to less “down-time”, a more stable environment and the retirement of multiple legacy systems that ultimately saved money and made IT staff available to focus less on maintenance and more on strategy
• How they included doctors’ nurses, and clinicians in the HIT improvement process to identify their needs and requirements and incorporate them into the overall improvement plan
Join Cheryl Hiddelson as she shares the story of developing an award-winning, highly acclaimed eICU facility for Emory Healthcare System.
Whether to drive enrollment or engagement or support cost management or value-based care initiatives many organizations jumped into purchasing an analytics solution without a clearly defined strategy for their investment. Application developers need to go on offense and stop being reactive solely to regulatory pressure. Make your purchasing decisions on short- and long-term goals, prioritizing the capabilities you need today and finding a partner that has an aligned vision for growth. Without a clear strategy, organizations will find themselves replacing a multimillion-dollar mistake.
Attendee Networking Luncheon
Closing Panel Discussion
Advancing Your Telehealth Strategy to Deliver Value-Based Care, Better Serve At-Risk Populations and Increase Efficiency
Patient Engagement, Clinical Transformation
As legislative and reimbursement hurdles are crossed and new technology emerges more providers are using telehealth solutions in their population health strategies, to create new lines of service, provide value-based care and increase the number of patients they are able to serve. Panelists will share how they use telehealth solutions in their systems, how they implemented the solutions, the opportunities they see for growth and what you need to know to improve your telehealth strategy. Topics include: How to overcome reimbursement, legislative and technological barriers to telehealth adoption Tips for building a care culture that maintains positive patient/provider relationships and crates better quality of life for patients How they are using telehealth solutions to fulfill value-based care initiatives and create opportunities for physicians to care for more patients Investment strategies for telehealth technology and how investment in telehealth solutions allow providers to meet the consumerization demands of healthcare.