Northeast Summit Agenda

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:30 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
Networking
8:45 AM
 
 
9:15 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.
 
10:15 AM
Networking
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
11:00 AM
T2 Talk
 
The process of big data mining, including normalizing and analyzing data, and finding areas of cost reduction and quality improvement, consumes valuable time and effort for healthcare organizations. If healthcare organizations can shift their efforts to support immediate critical improvement programs while tracking success or failure, they can begin to drive meaningful information at the point of care for better decision making. 3M will talk about how it's tackling this problem to augment the efforts that your organization has invested in.
 
 
 
11:30 AM
Provider Spotlight
 
Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are beginning to be applied now in patient care organizations, in order to improve care delivery and diagnostic processes. In this session, pioneering patient care organization leaders will describe their initiatives in this area and what’s being learned, as the theory of AI gets translated into practical initiatives on the ground in hospitals, medical groups, and integrated health systems.
 
12:00 PM
Networking
12:45 PM
 
 
1:15 PM
Networking
1:45 PM
T2 Talk
 
Healthcare is no place for slackers. It’s a fast-paced industry that ups the game every chance it gets. And that’s for good reason, of course, because when you’re in the business of saving lives, you expect a lot of yourself and everyone around you. Now it’s time to expect more from your healthcare informatics solutions. To make sure they’re intelligent and interoperable, intuitive and extensible, sound and secure, and more. Healthcare informatics hold great promise for helping us deliver on many of healthcare’s boldest aspirations -- advanced analytics, decision support, streamlined workflows, seamless care, and most importantly, improved outcomes. But too often, we settle for far less than the full value these innovative solutions can provide. During this session, Paula Cobb will explore ways to put powerfully productive healthcare informatics to work for you.
 
 
 
2:15 PM
Provider Spotlight
 

What are the leaders of the pioneering multispecialty medical groups learning, as they move forward into the world of value-based healthcare delivery and payment? Barbara Spivak, M.D., President and CEO of MACIPA (the Mt. Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association) will sit down with Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to talk about the learnings taking place in her advanced physician group, and how she and her colleagues are strategically leveraging healthcare IT to accomplish their goals.
 
 
2:45 PM
T2 Talk
 
This session will focus on best practices from healthcare organizations who are utilizing analytics and aggregation tools to make their data meaningful and extract value from it.
 
3:15 PM
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
 
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, October 4, 2019
7:30 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
Networking
8:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
Scott Samways, Director of Data Integration for Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) will present a keynote session highlighting how the value-based physician and hospital network successfully aligned clinical and IT teams to implement a population health platform with expanded capabilities to support the launch of innovative care management programs.
 
Samways will outline the seven key characteristics, capabilities and goals for BIDCO’s care management program and discuss how the organization is leveraging technology to develop, implement, and launch major initiatives to advance their population health platform, a data-driven, automated tool that leverages predictive analytics and impact scores to identify patients most likely to benefit from inclusion in their care programs. Samways will review recent advancements of the platform, including the ability to marry real time clinical, claims and, most recently, scheduling data; the launch of a risk navigation tool to better manage complex populations; and the launch of a desktop tool integrated with EHRs to provide an all-in-one comprehensive view of patient data for point-of-care improvements.
 
These advancements offer simple reporting and analysis and ensure thorough, consistent patient assessment and care planning. Automated workflows drive improved performance in care management and delivery, enable success in risk-based arrangements, and ultimately help BIDCO achieve value based care goals that improve quality and outcomes while reducing costs.
 
 
 
9:15 AM
Panel Discussion
 
The role of the healthcare CIO has been, and continues to evolve to meet changing organizational, clinical and digital transformation demands. Join our panelists as they discuss how the CIO role has evolved in their organizations and provide valuable insights into how CIOs can continue to serve their organizations in today’s rapidly changing healthcare technology landscape.
 
10:15 AM
Networking
10:45 AM
T2 Talk
 
In the IT world, performance is everything. So when technology fails, your first thought is how to utilize incident management knowledge to repair the situation and minimize downtime. As both a manager and an engineer, you need to minimize your MTTR –Mean Time To Resolution- in order to comply with your SLAs – service level agreements – and keep your group at the top of its game. Join presenters in the this session to discuss how alert processes can be automated and speed up your mean time to resolution.
 
 
 
11:15 AM
Provider Spotlight
 
This session will focus on the strategic, operational, process, and technological considerations of utilizing patient generated data to improve care. 
 
11:45 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.
 
12:15 PM
Networking
1:00 PM
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.
 
 
 
 
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1:30 PM
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
 
 
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2:30 PM