Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:00 AM
Join our CIOs in a discussion on how the CIO role is changing, what value you can bring to the organization and how to define the skills and actions necessary to address the shift in the CIO role. Panelist will also share their experiences in maintaining a strategic leadership role now and in the future. Discussion topics include:
  • How to manage operational expectations and being a strategic leader
  • How to stay relevant, hone the skills and identify and fulfill the roles that define you: innovator, salesperson, counselor, negotiator, sympathizer, empathizer, educator and more
  • The CIO’s role and perception within the organization as service provider vs. strategic leader/partner 
  • How to manage the effect of a consumer technology mentality and how it is changing the perception of the CIO and IT services
10:00 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
10:45 AM
OR administrators used to spend an inordinate amount of time sifting through a mountain of data to find insights upon which to make block allocation decisions: Block utilization, room utilization, number of cases, first case on-time starts, turnover, and other key performance indicators. This session will detail – from a surgeon’s perspective – a new metric adopted by leading health systems that more accurately and efficiently uncovers opportunities for improvement in perioperative performance.
11:15 AM
Join Bill Kramer, Executive Director for National Health Policy at the Pacific Business Group on Health for in-depth national policy update.  Bill is an expert in healthcare policy and leads PBGH’s work to advance policy in ways that improve health care quality and reduce costs. 
11:45 AM
The concept of risk exposure in cybersecurity is an ever-evolving challenge.  In a large-scale breach situation, the lines of liability can often be blurred providing providers to exposure to risk or legal entanglements depending on enterprise risk assessments and contract negotiations with vendor partners.
In this talk, hear from Health IT legal expert Gerard Nussbaum, as he reviews the top areas of consideration for legal risks and network risk assessment when partnering with new organizations.  Listen in to hear legal considerations around patient privacy, network liability, patching, and other critical aspects of cybersecurity-- ultimately developing a strategy for contracting a win-win partnership with technology partners.
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
Consolidation in healthcare is continuing to increase and is now quite extensive in many markets. In northern California, local providers know they are much more consolidated than other areas of the state. Some of this comes from mergers and acquisitions, some from partnerships, but an important part also comes from larger organizations gaining market share from smaller organizations. 
Join local healthcare executives to discuss the many factors driving market consolidation, how they are managing the growth and change, what leads them to be more consolidated, and how their organizations are adapting.
1:30 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
2:00 PM
Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center, and 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient leveraged information and technology to more effectively identify at-risk patients and predict the need for care interventions to reduce patient mortality and unnecessary re-admissions.
Join executive leaders from Cleveland Clinic to learn how 1,500 patients were being monitored and processed through the organization’s heart failure checklist. Cleveland Clinic had an enterprise target of achieving a readmission rate of 20% compared to the typical range of 25%. With the electronic checklist, they were able to meet that target and The Electronic Checklist compliance was much higher versus paper.
2:30 PM
EHR? IoT? Edge computing? Radiomics? Cloud? Modernization? VNA? Innovation??
Look, we get it — there are a lot of groundbreaking, thought-leading, cool, sexy technologies and solutions that are screaming for our time — they promise better patient care and outcomes as well as better financial outcomes for the organization. The thing is, how do we get from here to there; from “legacy” to “modern”; from tactical to strategic?
In this session, we’ll take a whirlwind tour of the overall state-of-the-state, take a collective gasp, then explore how going back to the basics might just be what the doctor ordered.
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Medical devices are increasing in software and network connectivity dependency at a rapid pace --- and with the benefits of software and connectivity come vulnerabilities and exposure. From default passwords to outdated software, to wireless issues, many connected medical devices are not worthy of the trust we or patients put in them. How can we all move forward, together, to ensure patient safety?
In this interactive session, Adam Brand, a medical device security specialist and volunteer with a grassroots organization called I Am The Cavalry, will review medical device security past, potential future, and current state. Learn about the past five years of security research into medical device vulnerabilities, including the results of a honeypot experiment where devices simulating medical devices were placed on the Internet. Consider what the future may hold should we not act now, through a review of potential risk areas and the results of some recent medical simulations and wargames. Finally, learn what concrete steps healthcare organizations are taking today to address this risk.
4:15 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, April 6, 2018
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
University of Iowa Heath is no stranger to accolades-- recognized by Forbes Magazine as the Number 5 employer in healthcare nationally, highlighted for years as a prestigious HIMSS Level 7 organization, and regularly honored as one of the best hospitals in the country.  
In 2017, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics opened the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, a state-of-the-art children's hospital built on the premise of high-quality and specialized care focused on the priority of engaging their pediatric patients.  From iPads, to engaging in-room displays, to the University of Iowa football tradition of waving at the beginning of the 2nd quarter during home games, the patient experience takes center stage at all touch points to deliver a quality experience.
In this inspiring and engaging keynote presentation, hear from Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Maia Hightower, as she defines how UI Hospitals and Clinics designed this experience from the foundation up, how technology is fully integrated into the experience, and how quality and HCAHPS scoring has been influenced by their revolutionary approach.
8:45 AM
Chris Jaeger will discuss how Blue Shield of California’s San Francisco-based health plan, which serves more than 4 million health plan members and nearly 65,000 physicians across the state has continued to achieve success since its 2008 launch.
Chris will provide a brief presentation and then join Mark Hagland, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Informatics for a discussion on value-based care trends in northern California. 
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Healthcare organizations continue to make headlines as the target of cyber attacks, ransomware threats and the source of large data breaches and regardless of whether leadership rests with the CISO, the CIO, or another position, healthcare organizations understand that ownership for cybersecurity risk is shared across the institution. Join our panelists in this discussion as they address:
  • The financials of cybersecurity and how organizations are budgeting for cyber expenses that are trending towards being more operational vs. capital expenditures
  • How organizational reporting structure can impact the chief information security officer's effectiveness and built-in conflicts with the CISO reporting the chief information officer
  • Making the case for cybersecurity expenditures - justifying expenses
  • Managing rising staffing costs and how to make the right staffing choices and determining which skill sets are better for outsourcing vs. cultivating internal talent
11:30 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
In the overwhelming tide of change in healthcare, technology is being leveraged more than ever to provide value to the patient, and support their wellness.  Concepts like OpenNotes, wearable device integration and others represent the next generation of patient engagement and care management through technology, and the results many providers have seen thus far have translated to tremendous cost savings.  In this session, visit with a panel of experts who are actively involved in forward-thinking, and next-generation programs associated with patient engagement. 
1:00 PM