Rocky Mountain Health IT Summit Agenda

Monday, July 15, 2019
7:00 AM
Networking
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
In 2018, the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and the eHealth Commission officially launched Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap with the support of communities and stakeholders. With this support and the leadership from OeHI and the eHealth Commission, funding was requested and appropriated by the State of Colorado and federal funding was requested from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to secure American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Health Information Technology (ARRA HITECH) funds to begin planning and implementation efforts.
 
Join Carrie Paykoc, the Interim Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation, and Rachel Dixon, Executive Director of Prime Health, as they share updates on statewide healthcare IT initiatives. 
 
       
 
8:45 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 from health information exchange leaders in Colorado and provider organizations as they discuss:
 
  • Unique initiatives in Colorado 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 technological infrastructure with tools like FHIR compliant APIs can help providers jump the hurdles of interoperability in EHRs
 
 
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9:45 AM
Networking
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
10:15 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Join Jeff Coughlin, the Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs at HIMSS for a discussion with Mark Hagland on the changing healthcare policy landscape and how current and future policy changes may impact healthcare technology leaders.
 
 
          
 
10:45 AM
T2 Talk
 
Have you wanted to create consistent patient and plan member consumer experiences? Or provide opportunities to lower the cost of care? A digital health strategy is will answer your needs. At the heart of a digital health strategy is data trusted, secure data that can be accessed by everyone in the organization. To reach this level of maturity, organizations are starting to leverage governance to foster and deliver trusted data to their line of business data consumers.
 
 
 
11:15 AM
 
Learn from the best in our provider spotlight sessions when local healthcare tech leaders share success stories and lessons learned from their organizations.
 
 
 
11:45 AM
Networking
12:30 PM
Keynote Presentation
 
Ascension has been laser-focused on building a national approach and solution center for virtual care services, remote patient monitoring, central referral resources, call center services and delivering a smarter, more patient-centric, healthcare network.
 
Join Julie Reisetter as she discusses the intricacies of developing and implementing virtual care products and services in one of the largest health systems in the country.
 
 
 
1:00 PM
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.
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Networking
2:00 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
In the midst of the national opioid epidemic, many organizations are still early in the development of their opioid stewardship efforts. Truman Medical Centers has empowered a leader within the Pharmacy team to expand the institutions pain management and opioid stewardship services. The pharmacist uses the EHR to review inpatient orders triggered by targeted drug reports, focusing on scheduled and long-acting opioid medications. This approach has led to safer administration of opioids and safer prescribing behaviors. Intermountain Healthcare has established a collaborative clinical/technical team focused on improving opioid safety across the organization. Multiple technical solutions have been or are being implemented.
 
These include interventions designed to:
 
  • Identify patients at high risk of opioid induced respiratory depression
  • Reduce over-prescribing of opiates for acute pain
  • Increase safety in ordering and administering opiates in hospital settings
 
          
 
2:45 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
The care for medically complex children can be confusing for families. It can also consume large amounts of healthcare resources and can be very costly. Social determinants of health can also complicate an already complex situation. Children's Hospital Colorado set out to improve outcomes, increase patient and family satisfaction and reduce costs through the utilization of health information technology. Children's Hospital Colorado layered risks due to social determinants with a medical complexity algorithm to create what we believe to be a more accurate measurement of complexity. This risk scoring helps to determine resource assignment and utilization for our most complex patients.
 
3:15 PM
Networking
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
 
Join leaders from the Colorado Health Institute and their community partners to learn about ground breaking work, using social determinants of health data, to improve the health of patient populations across the state. 
 
 
 
4:15 PM
Featured Presentation
 
Learn and be inspired by new innovations in healthcare during the Innovation Power Hour. This session isn’t a sales pitch. It’s an opportunity to experience emerging technologies and solutions from some of the brightest, most innovative digital health organizations from right here in Denver. 
 
The Innovation Power Hour will kick off with a presentation from local community builder Mike Bisselli. Following Mike’s presentation we’ll have three local organizations share their innovation story in a fast-paced session and attendees will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions of each presenter during the networking reception.
 
Power Hour Schedule: 
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM – Innovation Talk with Mike Bisselli
4:35 PM – 5:15 PM – Lightning Round Presentations
 
 
 
5:15 PM
Networking
 
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:00 AM
Networking
7:45 AM
Networking
8:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
The Community Resource Network (CRN) is a person-centric, SDOH-focused Community Information Exchange (CIE) which is integrated with the Quality Health Network (QHN) Health Information Exchange (HIE), and gives Medical, Social Service, and Behavioral Health providers a rich, shared, 360˚ ‘whole person’ view to better communicate, collaborate, share and analyze data, and improve client outcomes.
 
The system’s self-organizing Care Team model features lightweight yet powerful Care Coordination and Consent tools that reduce the friction and burden of navigating through the healthcare and social service ecosystems – essentially ‘filling in the gaps’ of a process that is vastly silo’d and fragmented today.
 
Dick Thompson, QHN CEO, will discuss at a high-level the CIE Platform’s value proposition for its stakeholders based upon four key capabilities:
 
  • Its ability to collect and attribute data (e.g. diagnostics, encounters, care plans, assessments, etc.) via a wide variety of modalities on clients in need of services, as well as attribute those services to the purveyors of such services from any or all of three broad domains: social, behavioral, and physical health
  • Stratify/identify the population of individuals most at risk across the three domains through predictive modeling and flexible reporting capabilities
  • Facilitate the community-wide (or region-wide) referral and coordination of services and/or interventions across all three domains for those at risk or in need of such services
  • Report on the outcomes of those services in such ways that sustainable funding for ongoing Community Information Exchange operations can be achieved
 
 
8:30 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Join Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO and Dr. Timothy Dudley, Chief Medical Officer for Colorado Care Partners, to learn more about how health information exchange data is informing accountable care quality.
 
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, one of Colorado’s health information exchanges, is partnering with Colorado Care Partners, a HealthONE accountable care organization, to provide meaningful data for their front-line care management initiatives. 
 
CORHIO is sending real-time notifications of hospital visits (admit, discharges, or ER) for active patients in the ACO’s patient roster. The Colorado Care Partners care managers use CORHIO to gather pertinent data on the patients managed by the ACO and to close gaps in care, recognize rising risk and better manage high risk. In addition, data is used for practice scorecards, which track avoidable ER utilization, transitions of care follow-ups and disease management. 
 
 
          
 
9:15 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.
 
 
9:45 AM
Networking
10:15 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Imagine the internet before the web browser. Mountains of useful information, inaccessible to “users.” That problem exists today within every hospital in the form of doctors’ EHR notes that are not available to patients. This session will focus on an artificial intelligence pilot with the University of Colorado Medical School that utilized new technology to improve clinician documentation, simplify notes while preserving key content, and deliver more easily understandable care data to patients and families through electronic patient information portals.
 
Past attempts at substituting medical terms were equivalent to tying a knot in the sentence. The technology described and demonstrated in this presentation is able to reduce the length of sentences, remove run-on sentences, and substitute medical words while maintaining the readability of the sentence. Ultimately, this improves patient comprehension because notes are easier to understand. 
 
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
 
The problem of out of date legacy hardware, operating systems and applications across the healthcare industry is endemic. This is especially so at small hospitals and clinics where tiny IT and security staffs and highly constrained budgets, prevent the upgrading of end-of-life and often vulnerable technologies. Aggressive sun-setting of Windows versions by Microsoft and near constant patching requirements compound the pressure on small IT staffs to support and secure their health IT infrastructure. Poor coordination between HIT vendors and Microsoft causes healthcare applications to break if patched or remain vulnerable if unpatched. This situation introduces risk into the healthcare delivery environment as IT systems continue to operate with unpatched CVEs and unsupported hardware and software.
 
With limited budgets and no panaceas on the horizon, how can CIOs and CISOs of small or critical access facilities get away from continuing to support dangerous legacy hardware and software? 
This session looks at the complexity of problems and explores options to reduce risk and solve the legacy hardware and OS problem for good. 

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the problem of legacy technology and why it is so pervasive in healthcare organizations
  • Understand what risk mitigation options are available to IT teams?
  • Develop ideas for a long term strategy that healthcare leaders can adopt to finally solve the legacy technology problem
 
         
 
12:00 PM
Networking
12:30 PM
Featured Presentation
 
Renowned Healthcare Innovation and KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) have partnered to bring exclusive education sessions to the Rocky Mountain Health IT Summit. Join Mitchell Josephson , VP Arch Collaborative 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.
 
 
1:00 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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2:00 PM