Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:00 AM

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) work best as a team. Typically, the CMIO is involved in all facets of the clinical implementations and best practices and the CIO is focused on budget, IT infrastructure, including security and regulations. However, the CIO and CMIO roles continue to overlap in many areas as technology implementation continue to grow in institutions across the country. Join our panelists to discuss:
  • How CMIOs and CIOs identify medical informatics trends and develop implementation strategies to improve patient care
  • How CMIOs and CIOs effectively develop governance structures that serve as a foundation for the implementation of clinical information systems
  • How CMIOs and CIOs can effectively manage risk, compliance and security challenges in their organizations
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
In 2006, Tahoe Forest Hospital District designed and implemented an oncology program using telecommunications with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento. The relationship with the UC Davis Cancer Care Network enabled local participation in daily virtual tumor boards, clinical trial enrollment, and quality assurance assistance. The result was that more rural patients were able to access top-quality cancer care.
In 2013, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center developed four new remote telemedicine clinics to allow even more distant patients to be cared for by the physicians at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. This was a great benefit to patients living in remote areas, providing them with better care.
Dr. Heifetz will share how this network of care reduces cancer care disparities in rural communities and can be scaled in many configurations to address the problems of reduced access to care nationwide.
11:05 AM
Telehealth solutions are rapidly advancing and provide tremendous opportunities for providers to deliver care in a way they never have before. As legislative hurdles are crossed and new technology emerges more providers are using telehealth solutions in their population health strategies, to create new lines of service, provide value-based care and increase the number of patients they are able to serve. Panelists will share how they use telehealth solutions in their systems, how they implemented the solutions, the opportunities they see for growth and what you need to know to improve your telehealth strategy. Topics include:
  • How to overcome reimbursement, legislative and technological barriers to telehealth adoption
  • Tips for building a care culture that maintains positive patient/provider relationships and crates better quality of life for patients
  • How they are using telehealth solutions to fulfill value-based care initiatives and create opportunities for physicians to care for more patients
  • Investment strategies for telehealth technology and how investment in telehealth solutions allow providers to meet the consumerization demands of healthcare
12:15 PM
Recognizing that the healthcare industry is unique in many ways, are there lessons to learn from other industries? How is data being leveraged in other spaces to drive business success? This session explores the world of online shopping and delivery service to find opportunities to optimize healthcare delivery in the U.S. as we move towards value-based care.
12:35 PM
1:10 PM
Electronic Health Records have become common features in hospitals and offices. However, despite the notion that they will make care safer, many providers and patients have experienced that they have brought more work, less personal interaction, and unfortunately little improvements in safety and quality. Dr. Lehmann will discuss his twenty year experience in making EHRs safer in children through clinical decision support in medication management and other areas. He will also discuss costs savings and improved outcomes through modification and improvements in EHRs.
1:30 PM
EHRs are limited when working with home health care, care coordinators, and the myriad of consumer health devices that are avilable to patients. Join our speaker as he discusses how care providers can get access to and utilize data from outside of traditional “system” composed of health plans and traditional health care providers.
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
The ongoing consumerization of healthcare and the embrace of technology are inevitable, so what does the healthcare industry look like in 10 years? If we learn from the consumer experience in other industries, we have the opportunity to shape that transformation in healthcare. The move to value-based care has opened the door for a visionary approach that builds on the best of the industry, rather than reacting to customer demands and creating a siloed patchwork of technologies. 
2:35 PM
Tahoe Forest Health System's (TFHS) award-winning blue:life application is a comprehensive wellness program that was created for the employees and dependents of TFHS, but aims to move beyond the employee base to the overall community.
blue:life allows TFHS to focus on the self-insured employee population with the ultimate goal of putting in place a population health programs that can scale out to large communities and beyond. 
Our speakers will discuss how they built common infrastructure, established best practices, developed core competencies and enhanced value performance with blue:life - their next generation, mobile first population health management solution.
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Redesigning care delivery to achieve operational and clinical excellence is a universal expectation of health care systems today. Management of operational, financial and clinical data to focus these efforts is daunting, but key to identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities.  Even more important is the use of data to monitor and sustain achieved results especially as organizations work with a myriad of data sources that often seem conflicting.
KPMG has developed a comprehensive data model and analytics tool to support the needs of large complex health systems in the management and analysis of clinical and operational data.  The collaboration between The Health system and consultancy has resulted in an extensible common data model that can be used throughout the system, standardized quality control and validation tools to quickly assess quality, completeness and content of data submissions, incorporated industry and custom benchmarks, and provided data tuning to speed up queries.
The completed tool contains dozens of standard dashboards to support identified common clinical and operational analyses, incorporating dynamic filtering capabilities into the development and creation of client deliverables, and developed advanced statistical models to identify cause and effect patterns of variability and opportunity in the clinical data.  There are over a hundred key metrics available to support analysis and visualization, over two hundred clinical and financial data elements leveraged, millions of benchmark data points, and multiple analytics algorithms that support identification variability and improvement opportunities.
Attendees will come away with a better understanding of:
  • Understand the elements of a successful data model and data analytics tool
  • Explore a standard set of analytics dashboards that identify opportunities to benchmark practices and outcomes in a linear, sequential manner                    
  • Outline governance procedures, analytics structures, and resources to sustain a successful clinical analytics program
4:15 PM
Clinical and IT executive leaders at Mercy Health are now successfully integrating population health analytics into the clinical workflow as part of an overall effort to achieve meaningful population health management. J.D. Whitlock will share their success story, highlighting their trailblazing work in the field of analytics. The editors of Healthcare Informatics have named the Mercy Health team the co-second-place winning team in the annual Innovator Awards Program for 2016/17.
4:35 PM
Analytics tools provide us with unlimited potential to generate insights in the health of our populations and create more opportunities to deliver value-based care. The true winners of the population health movement will be those providers who clearly aggregate their data to improve medical knowledge at the point of care, but also contribute to revolutionary research-driven breakthroughs. Don't miss this engaging presentation on the use of informatics and expansive data sets to propel us into the golden age of research, as healthcare shifts from evidence-based practice to practice-based medicine. Panelists will discuss tools and techniques they are using to collect data, create actionable intelligence to identify at-risk populations and improve patient outcomes. Topics include:
  • How to make better use of data and analytics to lower cost, improve quality, assess risk, and better manage patient populations
  • Real-world success stories being applied in the field of analytics and the infrastructure blueprints that are empowering healthcare organizations
  • Management tools to deliver positive ROI and develop a strategy to coordinate care with patient data across acute and ambulatory care settings
Wednesday, June 28 - Cybersecurity Forum
The Cybersecurity Forum, at the Health IT Summit, brings together experts in healthcare IT security and privacy issues to discuss key trends in the IT security/privacy sphere, and the top challenges facing the leaders of patient care organizations in this critical area.
Among the many topics our forums will cover are: the latest updates on new IT security threats emerging in healthcare; strategies that have proven effective in patient care organizations on the leading edge; and case studies of pioneering hospitals, medical groups, and health systems, in IT security and privacy.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
This session will feature insights on the current threat landscape from our nation's top healthcare focused threat data sharing organization. The NH-ISAC is the official healthcare information sharing and analysis center, 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.
8:45 AM
There is no such thing as a one-size, fits all cyber framework for healthcare privacy and security shops. This session will focus on how providers can create a cyber framework that serves as a foundation of their cybersecurity strategy, improves their risk posture and allows for the development of a clinically-aware security and privacy program. Topics include:
  • Engaging your board, leadership and peers in creating a cybersecurity culture that is critical to the success of your governance structure and frameworks
  • The use of frameworks to create a data-centric approach to security, enabling access to sensitive patient data anywhere, any-time, on any device
  • How to organize and prioritize standardization efforts in order to build and maintain an information security program
  • How they are using tools from multiple frameworks to move from a traditionally reactive approach to one that is far more proactive
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
It is difficult to protect what you cannot see.  Connected medical devices pose a great safety and reputational threat to healthcare organizations, yet few have visibility into all of the devices on their own networks. With more than 30% of all medical devices now connected to the network, new cyber attack entry points emerge every day. 
This session will:
  • Provide a foundational understanding of the issues surrounding network connected medical devices
  • Identify threats and their potential impact
  • Outline growing regulatory demands and HIPAA compliance mandates
  • Offer best practices for securing the networked healthcare organization of today and beyond
11:20 AM
The growing number of serious attacks on our networks and the continual loss of data and money through fraud is one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces. When providers experience an incident they are often left wondering what they could have done differently to mitigate the loss and prevent the breach. Panelists will address how they have overcome cyber-attacks and fraud losses and the methodologies and tools they have implemented to improve their security approach.  Topics include: 
  • Implementing security practices that can be deployed to reduce fraud and cyber incidents
  • Drafting risk assessments aligned with business functions
  • Developing best practices for security monitoring and incident response with the goal of minimizing the impact of a data breach and the impact when a breach occurs
  • Developing internal and external incident response plans with input from key stake holders including the board of directors, your fellow c-suite executives, your IT infrastructure team, privacy officers and your legal advisors
  • Working with law enforcement when developing your incident response plans to ensure you have tools in place they may need to help you in the event of an incident
12:20 PM
The healthcare industry’s demand for cost efficiency, proliferation of healthcare data and concerns about security and ransomware paint a bleak picture for healthcare IT departments. How can they protect patient data, comply with regulations and keep costs down? It starts with IT Resilience. This session will address the five pain points of the healthcare IT department, and present how a resilient IT infrastructure can help avoid some of the most common pain points.
12:40 PM
Ben Flatgard, former director of Cyber Security Policy at the National Security Council in the Executive Office for the President for the United States government will provide an in-depth update on current cyber policy, potential policy and how it will affect your organziation. 
2:00 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.