2017 Summit Agenda - San Jose

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Summit Chairs
8:45 - 9:30 am
Opening Presentation
Driving Population Health Management Through Patient Engagement​
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 speaker 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.
Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Tahoe Forest Health System
9:30 – 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation
The Fundamentals of Modern Health IT: Piloting Programs, Innovating, and Controlling Cost on an Ever-Changing Scale
Keynote Speaker:
Deanna Wise, PMP
Chief Information Officer
Dignity Health
10:15 – 11:00 am
Morning Networking Break
Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2017 and beyond.
11:00 - 11:20 am
Sponsored by:
T2 Talk
Avoiding the Five Pain Points of Data Protection in Healthcare
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.
Chris Tsilipounidakis, Enterprise Sales Engineer, Zerto
11:20 am -  12:20 pm
Sponsored by:
Forum-Style Panel Session
The Preventable Readmissions Reduction Situation-- and IT's Charge to Help
According to an August 2016 Kaiser Health News report, rehospitalization rates hit a new record high.  The report concluded that the government will punish more than half of the nation's hospitals for patients returning for care within a month.  Whatsmore, Medicare was planning to withhold approximately $528 million in 2016, an increase of $108 million more than 2015 totals.   For some providers, the sky was unofficially falling.
As per most government standards for healthcare, the riddle of readmissions can be solved with one all powerful resource-- an organization's data.
Join our diverse panel of experts in an engaging discussion centered around the Avoidable Readmissions Reduction Program (ARRP).  Listen in as our group brings together the threads of quality, IT, and data analysis and reviews top tactics to preventing avoidable readmissions, and how they keep their organizations out of the penalty business.
Moderator: Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics
David Avrin, MD, Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Professor of Clinical Radiology and Medicine, University of California - San Francisco
David Schweppe, National Vice President, Customer Analytics and Reporting, Kaiser Permanente
George Gellert, MD, MPH, MPA, Associate System CMIO, CHRISTUS Health, Regional CMIO, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
Michael Rothman, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, PeraHealth
12:20 - 1:50 pm
Networking Lunch and Presentation
Stanford Health Care's Agile and LEAN Principles Behind Technology in Expansion Sites
In an era where technology can become antiquated overnight, Stanford Health Care has innovated their IT project management practice through Agile and LEAN principles to address this critical issue.
In transitioning from a waterfall model to a hybrid Agile-driven approach, Stanford Health Care has positioned themselves to take on more forward-thinking technologies within these facilities including EMR and clinical technology integration, smart inpatient room technology, real time location services, role and team based clinical communication, shared and mobile computing work space, and other technologies that must be supported by the built infrastructure.   
In this presentation, visit with Stanford Health Care's Angel Shew, as she details the specifics behind this unique enterprise-level approach to technology implementation at expansion sites.  Find out how the Stanford Health Care team developed this concept, applied lessons learned from other renowned U.S. hospitals, and the resources needed to satisfy technology demands while staying within  budget.
Angel Shew, IT Business Relationship Manager, Stanford Health Care
1:50 - 2:50 pm
Session sponsored by:
Forum-Style Panel Discussion
A Deeper Dive: Understanding and Preventing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Threats
Recent developments, including the ransomware-based hijacking of the entire clinical information system architecture of a major health system based in Phoenix, are throwing a spotlight on the emerging, intensifying threat of direct hacks of EHR and HIS systems in hospitals and health systems. In this deeper-dive session, healthcare IT leaders will look at where the core threats are coming from and what CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT senior leaders in patient care organizations need to do to protect their organizations, their patients, and the data of both.
From ransomware variants like Locky and CryptoLocker to polymorphic trojan viruses like the Shifu Trojan, attendees will leave the session with a clearer understanding of the next generation of hacker threats impacting the current healthcare environment, and those lurking on the horizon.  Discover the issues that CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders need to address and tackle to build a risk management and emergency protocol to quickly address these advanced threats and minimize downtime.  
Moderator: Tom Andriola, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of California Health
Rao Mikkilineni, Ph.D., Professor, IT Security, Golden Gate University
Ari Entin, Chief Information Officer, Natividad Medical Center
Rich Campagna, Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing, Bitglass
M.K. Palmore, Assistant Agent in Charge, FBI - San Francisco Field Office
2:50 - 3:35 pm
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Case Study Presentation
Using Lean + Predictive Analytics to Transform Hospital Operations 
Healthcare providers face a daily operational paradox -- scarce and expensive resources (infusion chairs, operating rooms, inpatient beds, etc.) are over-booked yet underutilized on the same day, every day. This limits access, increases patient wait times, results in inconsistent workloads for the staff, and increases operational costs due to overtime and poor staff utilization.
Leadership at UCHealth is actively developing predictive analytics capabilities to solve operational challenges and has partnered with LeanTaaS, a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions that increase patient access, decrease wait times, and reduce healthcare delivery costs to improve the utilization of current block schedules for the nearly 100 operating rooms across the system.
In this session, Ashley Walsh and Mohan Giridharadas will frame the analytic challenges facing major health systems and discuss an innovative approach to solve these challenges using lean and predictive analytics.
Ashley Walsh, MHA, Senior Financial Analyst and Former Perioperative Business Manager
Mohan Giridharadas, Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2017 and beyond.
4:05 - 5:05 pm
North County Health Services Leverages IT to Bridge the Gap Between MediCal and Uninsured Patients and Specialists
North County Health Services is a 13-clinic federally qualified health center (FQHC) located in San Marcos California, serving more than 70,000 patients in San Diego County-- and as a FQHC are presented with a number of unique challenges in referring their patients to specialists.
In many cases, specialist referrals are the most difficult to make a reality, especially for the sizeable portion of their patient base that is either MediCal-based or uninsured.  There were two major hurdles to overcome: the stigma specialists might have in seeing MediCal or uninsured patients, and the issue of transportation and facilitating the consult with the patient as they often have limited resources at their disposal.
In this energetic and fast-paced session, visit with the two clinical leaders off the North County Health Services team, as they describe how they were able to launch an electronic consulting platform, bringing specialist expertise to the primary care physician team at NCHS.  Learn from this resourceful team, as they guide us how they accomplished this monumental task, and changed their organization with limited resources available.
Patrick Tellez, MD, MPH, MSHA, Chief Medical Officer, North County Health Services
Denise Gomez, MD, Clinical Director of Adult Medicine, North County Health Services
Kathleen Myers, MD, FACEP, Emergency Physician , Northwest Acute Care Specialists, Chief Medical Information Officer - AristaMD

Friday, April 14, 2017

7:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 am
Opening Remarks
8:20 – 9:35 am
The Healthcare Informatics Situation Room Presentations Block -- 
"We're Under Attack": Cybersecurity Risk Management Strategies 
Join Healthcare Informatics in the "situation room" mini-presentations block, a three-part series of 20-minute presentations on real-world scenarios, risk management strategies, and stories from the field.  In this presentation block, hear from leading cybersecurity experts to find out how a potential risk to the network was identified, how the IT team reacted, and which risk management strategies contained and isolated the attack before it became a large-scale patient records breach, or an enterprise impacting event.
Tom Andriola, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of California Health 
Ari Entin, Chief Information Officer, Natividad Medical Center
Joseph M. DeLuca, MA, FACHE, Managing Practice Director, IT Optimizers
M.K. Palmore, Assistant Agent in Charge, FBI - San Francisco Field Office
9:35 - 10:20 am
Keynote Presentation
How Phoenix Children's Hospital's LEAN IT Initiative Has Empowered and Engaged Patients, While Saving Millions Annually
Featuring the 2016 CHIME Innovator of the Year
IT departments across the country all have one goal in mind:  accomplish more with less -- and Phoenix Children's Hospital's LEAN IT Initiative is the ideal example.  
As part of the LEAN IT Initiative at Phoenix Children's Hospital, led by David Higginson, each IT services contract was either changed to a lower cost vendor, or renegotiating resulting in a $4.5 million savings.  Also included in this initiative was a project to build a new enterprise data warehouse, resulting in a marked increase in patient throughput at clinics, as well as a workflow redesign that resulted in $2 million in annual savings. This was punctuated by the Connected patient initiative, which installed customizable iPads in patient rooms that allow access to educational resources for patients, including discharge summaries, test results, and other critical information.
2016 was certainly a busy year at Phoenix Children's-- and in this high-energy keynote presentation, we visit with 2016 CHIME Innovator of the year, David Higginson, who will share the strategic vision and approach that made this eventful year, a reality.
Keynote Speaker:
David Higginson
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Information Officer
Phoenix Children's Hospital
2016 CHIME Innovator of the Year 
10:20 - 10:50 am
Morning Networking Break
Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths to learn which solutions can provide better care and service in 2017 and beyond.
10:50 - 11:25 am
T2 Talk
The State of California Unleashes the Power of Precision Medicine
Precision medicine is undoubtedly the future of value-based care, with data being at the center of this effort, and in the State of California the strides have been notable.
Since April of 2015, with Governor Edmund G. Brown announced the launch of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, precision medicine has been at the forefront of conversations within the state and beyond.  So much so, that the now governor Jerry Brown has worked to pass up to six proposals for a total of $7.2 million.  But, what advances have been made that warrants the support and funding?  What does the IT infrastructure supporting this ambitious effort look like?
In this engaging presentation, listen to Senior Health Advisor at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Dr. Elizabeth Baca, as she provides an update on this state-wide initiative, sharing the latest data from CIAPM's efforts.  Listen in to hear about how data was aggregated from clinical studies, databases, and analysis platforms from UC Health and the University of California San Francisco to produce actionable answers to the pressing issues of healthcare.
Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Senior Health Advisor, Governor's Office of Planning and Research
11:25 - 11:55 am
T2 Talk
Looking Forward: The Changing Frontier of Market Metrics
The new frontier of the Triple Aim requires an examination of data that goes well beyond the simple patient record.  Understanding healthcare use trends, payer data, social media data, sociodemographics in the context of total cost has a direct impact on the ability of an organization to react appropriately in the era of population health.
This session examines how IT overlaps with the latest trends in critical data from across the landscape of the healthcare enterprise.  Find out how these various data sources are painting a picture of patient populations, and how analysis of these data sources are improving outcomes, engagement, wellness, and payer relationships.
David Schweppe, National Vice President, Customer Analytics and Reporting, Kaiser Permanente
11:55 am - 12:35 pm
2017 Cyber Threat Forecast and Sharing Strategies to Defend Your Networks
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. 
Denise Anderson, President, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC)​
12:35 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Data Quality Matters:  EHR Data Quality and Where Data Intersects with MACRA and Finance
With the January 1 deadline passed, and the March 31, 2018 reporting submission deadline forthcoming, the question of data quality and accuracy can now make the difference between the top quartile of providers, and a 5 percent negative adjustments in Medicare reimbursement.  Providers must ensure their data is as accurate as possible, as this premise ultimately overlaps with health system financial teams.
In this session, join Dr. Michael Hogarth, as he illustrates the nuances and differences between both unique incentive programs, and why quality EHR data and analytics matter.  Discover how financial penalties are administered baed upon reporting data, what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for when focusing on positive payment adjustments, and suggestions for mitigating these issues throughout this year.
Michael Hogarth, MD, Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closing Panel Session
Telehealth: A New Platform for Population Health
Telehealth has not only matured in recent years, it’s also become integral to care and wellness for managing population health across regions and the community. New cloud-based, mobile telehealth solutions are emerging that integrate the data across the continuum using diagnostic quality input from acute-care devices, high-resolution imaging, secure video conferencing and simultaneous health-data streaming—all in a portable tablet. This session will address the newly emerging telehealth paradigm that incorporates anytime, anywhere diagnostics and communications across the continuum of care.
Moderator: Drex DeFord, President, Drexio Digital Solutions
Patrick Tellez, MD, MPH, MSHA, Chief Medical Officer, North County Health Services
James Marcin, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UC Davis Health System
Lauren Cheung, MD, MBA, Senior Director of Strategy and Operations, Center for Digital Health, Assistant Medical Director, ClickWell Care, Stanford Medicine
3:00 pm
Closing Remarks