Midwest Summit Agenda

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 AM
Networking
8:15 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Panel Discussion
 
Join our esteemed panel of health plan and healthcarre provider leaders as they discuss the strategic, cultural and technological transformation required to move their organizations forward in value-based care. Panelists will discuss characteristics of successful payer-provider alliances.
 
10:00 AM
Networking
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
10:45 AM
T2 Talk
 
Modern clinical communication and collaboration systems can reduce care team stress and improve patient care. What are the industry trends and best practices on designing and implementing best-in-class processes and platforms that will achieve a high rate of adoption and deliver quick and lasting results? Join Michael in this session to discuss how communication processes can be automated, how to ensure HIPAA-compliancy and data security, and next steps in evaluating your clinical communications approach.
 
 
 
11:15 AM
Innovator Awards Spotlight
 
This session will focus on Allina’s Health award-winning IT project designed to combat opioid abuse with data-driven prescription reduction. This initiative was built on collaboration, change management and leveraging robust data analytics. As a result of this leading-edge work, Allina Health is now using data and IT to combat the opioid crisis, minimize excessive quantities of opioids remaining after care and thus prevent opioid misuse within the community.
 
 
 
12:00 PM
Networking
12:45 PM
Keynote Presentation
 
Dr. DeRienzo has become an international leader in the use of data science in healthcare at the intersection of humanity and technology. He has advised both state and national governments, as well as companies from early-stage ventures to the Fortune 500, on issues related to healthcare quality, safety and analytics.
 
 
 
1:15 PM
Networking
1:45 PM
T2 Talk
 
This presentation will cover the current cybersecurity landscape in healthcare and best practices for how to mitigate cyber threats in your facility.
 
 
 
2:15 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
In Minnesota, health plans and provider organizations are moving forward to engage a broad range of groups and subgroups in their communities in order to enhance their communities’ health. Those efforts can include education around nutrition and personal health; can include engagement around all the social determinants of health, including food/nutrition/housing, and social isolation; and can even include the option of the direct provision of food, in order to enhance health and engage community members. Find out what the latest developments and most advanced strategies in this area are, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, in Minnesota, and beyond.
 
 
2:45 PM
 
T2 Talks feature engaging, passionate speakers whose talks expose new ideas in healthcare that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving the many complex problems facing our health system.
 
3:15 PM
Featured Presentation
 
Describe the state of the country’s transition to value-based care and what the next 5-10 years is likely to hold. Provide the audience with a perspective on the economic, political and market drivers towards value, the common approaches providers are taking and the barriers they face in succeeding under risk-based arrangements.
 
 
 
3:45 PM
Panel Discussion
 
An engaged nursing informatics culture is an integral component to effective care delivery. Healthcare organizations with an engaged nursing informatics culture often find improved clinical outcomes and increased patient and provider satisfaction. Join our panelists as the discuss how their organizations succeed in integrating nursing expertise into clinical, operational, and IT workflows and how those efforts help them understand where care delivery bottlenecks exist and deploy solutions to solve them.
 
Discussion topics include:
 
  • Evaluating the impact of clinical informatics governance processes on your nursing informatics culture (and how to change governance to create better culture)
  • The evolving role of the nurse - how health IT can support the role of the nurse and the core processes required for population health initiatives and care management programs
  • Best practices for developing a strong nursing informatics culture in your organization
 
4:30 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, October 18, 2019
7:15 AM
Networking
8:15 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
 
9:00 AM
Panel Discussion
 
One of healthcare’s biggest challenges continues to be data exchange. Leveraged correctly, health information technology can help automate efforts, increase transparency, and reduce miscommunication between health plans, providers, and healthcare organizations.
 
Join leaders from health information exchanges and provider organizations as they discuss:
 
  • How leading organizations are exchanging data to provide higher quality and a higher volume of point-of-care information and historical patient data that allows clinicians to improve both outcomes and patient satisfaction
  • How federal policy is impacting data exchange
  • How improving the data sharing infrastructure with tools like FHIR compliant APIs can help physicians jump the hurdles of interoperability in EHRs
 
9:45 AM
 
T2 Talks feature engaging, passionate speakers whose talks expose new ideas in healthcare that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving the many complex problems facing our health system.
 
10:15 AM
Networking
10:45 AM
 
T2 Talks feature engaging, passionate speakers whose talks expose new ideas in healthcare that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving the many complex problems facing our health system.
 
11:15 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Renowned Healthcare Innovation and KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) have partnered to bring exclusive education sessions to the Midwest Health IT Summit. Join Mitch Josephson, Vice President of Strategic Relations at KLAS for in-depth discussion on KLAS' research work on acute and ambulatory EMR usability coming out of the KLAS Arch Collaborative. Mitch will provide findings from KLAS' recent research and participate on an in-depth panel discussion on EMR usability. Attendees will also receive a summary report detailing recent findings of the Collaborative.
 
 
 
 
Session developed in collaboration with:
 
11:45 AM
Panel Discussion
EMR usability as well as the efficiencies of a well-built EMR are hugely important for physicians. Join our panelists to discuss how they build a culture of partnership between physician and clinician users, and IT personnel, to drive a quality EMR experience, increase EMR engagement and helping users focus on opportunities for EMR success in their organizations.
 
Discussion topics include:
 
  • Developing a non-bureaucratic governance structure that allows for changes to be made quickly to the EMR when needed
  • How they developed initial training programs, recognizing that the quality and duration of initial training are the top predictors of an individual’s EMR success
  • Building a culture of sharing, continuing education to support mastery of the EMR and helping clinicians become superusers by training them not only to successfully get data into the EMR but also to efficiently get data out of the EMR
  • Building a quality EMR – cutting through the hype and choosing a vendor that work for their organization, based on best practices and feedback from the users
 
 
Session developed in collaboration with:
 
1:30 PM