Seattle Health IT Summit
October 22 - 23, 2018
Grand Hyatt Seattle

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
As healthcare providers we all work to create a better patient experience and access to care through a variety of means, including digital health.  During this session we will briefly explore:
  • The current state of digital health to see if it is not only helping with the experience but also helping our patient’s become more engaged in their healthcare journey.  
  • How and why we think that more engagement will lead to better outcomes
  • Discussing what our role in helping to shape the pathway to ensure technology is leading us to better patient engagement as healthcare IT leaders
8:45 AM
Beginning with the challenge of defining the term “innovation”, Drex will take you through a myriad of concepts and discussion items surrounding the desire to foster innovation in your healthcare system, comparing them to many of the events he participated in during Burning Man 2018.
Drex will talk about several innovation models, and how there’s no theoretical end to the demand.  He’ll talk about how health systems need to be thoughtful about discovering and prioritizing innovation efforts based on their desired outcome -- All while balancing the demand for near-perfect daily IT operations.
With experience across several health systems and vendors, Drex gets to see innovation efforts in several different forms, and his Burning Man experience further enhanced his thinking on innovation.  He’ll share those models and principles with participants who may be developing/maturing their own innovation programs.
Learning Objectives – After attending this session, you will:
  • Understand where “inspired innovation” ideas come from and how to harvest them
  • Know how to develop your own empathetic-innovation program where organizational clinical and business partners feel “done with” and not “done to”
  • Be able to discuss different innovation models, including those used by health systems across the country (example: innovation centers, accelerators, and lean)
  • Grasp the importance of building innovation efforts on the entire business/clinical model – vs pure technical solutions
  • Use innovation to help overcome cost pressure; balancing daily-operations with innovation efforts
9:15 AM
The use of electronic health records has expanded tremendously over the last 20 years, and they have been lauded by many as the solution to many of the issues in healthcare. Despite that, usability and interoperability are still challenging, and the full benefits have not been realized. These limitations not only affect patient care, but also the satisfaction of and care provided by clinicians. A critical review of our past and present can help us design for our future.
9:45 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
10:30 AM
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.
11:00 AM
Value-based insurance design aims to increase health care quality and decrease costs. For thisto achieve its full potential, providers  – from hospitals to physicians to pharmacies – need to move from mere players to key partners in these efforts. This partnership is reliant on an Integrated Data and Advanced Analytics foundation that is interoperable. Vijay Venkatesan, Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, will share his  insights on building an analytics strategy to enable this transformation and achieve health outcomes for members and patients in the community.
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
12:45 PM
The frequency and impact of data breaches in the healthcare industry show no signs of slowing. Most realize the issues have moved past, “It is not if, it is when.” Today, the question has become, “when is now, so now what?” Join us for a keynote discussion on the best practices in data breach response and recovery. How an organization prepares for an event will determine the impact on an organization both in the short-term and the long-term. Customer experience, reputation repair, and some financial bottom line data are directly related to prompt and effective response and recovery. Incident response has quickly become an important measure of cybersecurity due diligence. The best time to prepare for the data breach is last year…the next best time is today. Attendees will benefit from personal experience, lessons learned, some of which are recounted in Sean’s book, “Healthcare Information Security and Privacy,” and other industry best practices shared in this relevant and timely presentation.
1:15 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
The H-ISAC is a healthcare information sharing organization 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.
2:30 PM
Securing medical devices is one of the greatest challenges facing healthcare providers today and, yet, there is little information in the industry regarding best practices, common struggles and how organizations are overcoming them, and which manufacturers are seen as most secure and transparent about vulnerabilities. Join Dan Czech for an overview of KLAS’ recent medical device security study completed in partnership with CHIME, that provides transparency into these important security issues.
2:45 PM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the afternoon sessions and make new connections.
3:15 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? Join our panelists as they discuss:

•    Providing an understanding of the issues surrounding connected medical devices and perspectives on where the healthcare industry stands with medical device security
•    How to identify threats and their potential impact and best practices for securing the networked healthcare organization of today and beyond
•    Understanding risk – working with your fellow executives and leadership teams to effectively demonstrate risk and champion for investments in cybersecurity solutions
•    How organizations are leveraging 3rd party software and services to augment their medical device security strategy


4:15 PM
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
5:15 PM
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
Health systems across the country are investing in innovative ways to tap into the growing trends of digital health and consumerism in health care. However, driving transformation in health care is no easy feat. Hear from a former Amazon executive on how his organization's digital team is incorporating lessons from the technology industry to disrupt health care from the inside. Aaron Martin, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health – the nation’s third largest not-for-profit health system based in Renton, WA – will share his insights on building a digital strategy and developing the consumer-facing tools necessary to meet customer needs, as well as improve quality and reduce cost. 
8:30 AM
Chris will share lessons learned from his experience developing, implementing and managing new healthcare initiatives within an integrated delivery system at Franciscan Alliance, including virtual health programs. Presentation topics include best practices for operational teams to implement when partnering with technology teams to build and deliver new products and services, how teams can best work together, and how to identify roles and responsibilities of each team during the development and implementation cycles.
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Join Dr. Thomas Payne as he describes the development and design of a smartphone app-based system to create inpatient progress notes using voice, commercial automatic speech recognition software, with text processing to recognize spoken voice commands and format the note, and integration with a commercial EHR. The new system fits hospital rounding workflow and was used to support a randomized clinical trial testing whether use of voice to create notes improves timeliness of note availability, note quality, and physician satisfaction with the note creation process. Learn how they created a reliable, accepted by physician users, and secure app and how their approach provided an alternative to use of keyboard and templates to create progress notes and may appeal to physicians who prefer voice to typing.
10:00 AM
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN hires between 6,000 and 8,000 new employees every year. With this level of volume, on-boarding challenges arise that create delays in start dates, immunization reviews and pre-employment assessments. To expedite this high volume process, exchanging of information in an accurate, simple form is the only way to create efficiencies and remove barriers between Human Resources and Occupation Health Services. By consolidating 4 data entry points, and their corresponding repositories, and developing a secure operational dashboard, we were able to optimize appointment scheduling, produce real-time (15 minute delay) results, and customize visuals to show capacity, potential volume, and applicants needing assistance.
10:30 AM
As healthcare providers have shifted to EHRs over the years, one ongoing challenge, perhaps an unexpected one, has been meeting the needs of transgender patients—specifically being able to properly record their gender identity.
Indeed, a key problem in this area for patient care organizations has been caring for individuals who are in the process of transitioning, as they could have difficulties getting the suitable care due to how their gender identity is being inputted within the systems. For some, this has exposed organizations to potential privacy issues and other legal exposure points.
Join Sue Casperson, former information director, privacy officer, and the compliance coordinator at Sidney Health Center and current board member of the Montana Health Information Management Association for an overview of her groundbreaking work in this area and how she has helped hundreds of other organizations provide better care to transgendered patients.
11:00 AM
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.
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Join policy leaders from HIMSS and AMIA for an in-depth discussion on the impact of changing federal policy landscape on healthcare leaders. This discussion will focus on policy changes and enforcements from  NIH, FDA, CMS and ONC will impact how you do your job.