Southwest Summit Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Provider Spotlight
 
In the immediate wake of a CMS investigation, all aspects of blood administration were evaluated to ensure the safety of patients during the blood transfusion. The Clinical Informatics department developed a multi-phased strategy to address the workflow concerns and implement changes before a full CMS survey. Blood Administration and documentation within an Electronic Medical Record provides a number of safety features including barcode technology and decision support. While there is evidence to support the efficacy of these tools, evidence on the bedside practices and humanistic factors are not well documented.  The event revealed a closer examination of bedside practices which warranted the needs to make modifications of the system. Coupled with leadership support, this yielded an increase in  blood administration documentation compliance.
 
 
       
 
9:30 AM
Networking
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
10:15 AM
T2 Talk
 
Mergers and acquisitions are a major factor affecting provider care delivery. A recent analysis found more than 360 mergers and acquisition transactions involving more than 2,000 hospitals. Initially, these M&As were seen as a positive force for EHR consolidation, easier access to data for providers and payers, and resulting increases in quality and efficacy of care delivery. However, this M&A trend has resulted in silos of legacy data as healthcare systems struggle to consolidate and integrate multiple legacy systems into their clinical and HIM activities. During this session, George Florentine will give real-world examples to demonstrate how leading healthcare organizations are successfully consolidating their EHRs following M&A and leveraging their legacy clinical data to support data analytics as well as bedside clinical diagnostic and care delivery activities.
 
10:45 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.
 
 
       
 
11:15 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
 
12:15 PM
Networking
1:00 PM
Keynote Presentation
 
 
1:45 PM
Networking
2:00 PM
T2 Talk
 
Hyper-convergence is a oft-used buzzword now within health IT circles, especially as the advent of new technologies around flexible infrastructure continue to disrupt the marketplace. However, hyper-converged computing represents a unique area of opportunity for healthcare IT teams, especially in the face of demands from leadership for greater flexibility, and lower time-to-market for new built or merged facilities or locations. So what exactly is hyper-convergence and how does it fit into the IT roadmap?
 
 
 
2:30 PM
Fireside Chat

 

Today’s organizations face multi-faceted challenges with managing 360-degree identity relationships and associated risk with its workforce, business partners, customers and others while ensuring the right people have the right access to the right applications and data at the right time.  In addition, state legislation has a direct impact on how organizations must treat specific user populations.  In the state of California, by example, physicians are non-employees.  They are essentially contracted by the hospital.  The continued and increasing M&A activity across the healthcare industry puts an additional layer of stress on healthcare organizations as they manage the influx of new identity relationships.  Lastly, as organizations are “scored” on their ability to reduce the readmittance of patients, the need to share clinical data across acute and post-acute practices is ever increasing which adds additional security and privacy stress across the security ecosystem.
 
This session will discuss: 

  • The importance of understanding identity relationships
  • How organizations need to consider the full workforce identity lifecycle, especially the risks related to non-employees
  • The importance of establishing identity integrity

 

 

 

3:00 PM
Networking
3:30 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
Innovation Care Partners (ICP) is a Clinical Integration Network and Accountable Care Organization in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since ICP launched in 2012, they have experienced tremendous growth and demonstrated a strong track record of success, particularly in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. During this session, Faron Thompson, ICP Chief Operating Officer will discuss ICP's technology strategy and how technologies have been a critical ingredient contributing to ICP's growth and success.
 
 
4:00 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
Shocking disparities in healthcare have caused diverse populations to distrust our one-size-fits-all health system. In an enlightening presentation, Dr. Mark Stephan illustrates how tech-enabled care coordination is connecting with historically underserved populations at scale—and successfully engaging them to proactively manage their health. Dr. Stephan practiced family medicine for 20 years and today is Chief Medical Officer of Equality Health, the integrated whole-health delivery system dedicated to providing care through a cultural lens.
 
 
4:30 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
Our Value Based Care joint discussion focuses on the cultural and strategic shifts that must be championed by executive leadership to succeed with alternative payment models. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of two different organizations and learn how both are succeeding in a value-based care world. The session will be moderated by our editor-in-chief, Mark Hagland
 
 
          
 
Friday, November 15, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
 
Modern systems need a strategy for enterprise data platforms and technology solutions to support a robust enterprise data strategy, and execution of Enterprise Data Lake and Data Science initiatives.
 
CHRISTUS Health uses enterprise data and technology across the system for everything from operations to clinical analytics.  They have recently completed a big data implementation to procure and deliver advanced analytics.  
 
Learn from Lauren as she speaks to the challenges of healthcare transformation and enterprise data, which must be in place to prepare for the impending healthcare digital disruption.
 
 
 
9:15 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Dr. Bonnie Clipper joins the program to discuss how leaders can create an ecosystem of innovation in their organization and engage everyone on the team along the way. Her presentation focuses on characteristics of innovation, components of innovation, barriers to innovation, engagement and how to turn innovation into action. Dr. Clipper is widely known as the first vice president of innovation for the American Nurses Association and created the ANA innovation framework that is inspiring 4 million nurses to participate in innovation programs throughout the country.
 
 
9:45 AM
Networking
10:15 AM
Provider Spotlight
 
Telehealth initiatives are rapidly growing and advancing across the state of Texas. This session will feature telehealth and virtual care experts discussing telehealth use case examples from multiple types of organizations from Texas and across the Southwest. 
 
 
            
 
11:15 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Renowned Healthcare Innovation and KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) have partnered to bring exclusive education sessions to the Southwest 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:
 
11:30 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:
               
 
Session Sponsor
 
 
 
12:30 PM