2017 Summit Agenda - San Jose

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:30 am
Registration Opens
8:15 - 8:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Summit Chairs
8:30 - 9:30 am
Opening Panel Session
Business Intelligence and the Data Architecture of the "New Healthcare"
 
Population Health represents a massive value proposition for healthcare providers over the course of the next 5 years.  According to the McKinsey Global Institute, disease prevention represents a huge potential cost savings of $70 to $100 billion-- and it's business intelligence and futuristic, flexible, and high-powered computing that will dictate true success.
 
Join our expert panel as we diagram the needs of next-generation business intelligence tools, real-world success stories being applied in the field currently, and the infrastructure blueprints that are empowering healthcare organizations in their mission of population health and proactive disease prevention.
 
Moderator:
Shadaab Kanwal, MBA, MISM, Executive Director Corporate Services and Digital Technology, Kaiser Permanente
 
Chuck Podesta, Chief Information Officer, UC Irvine
Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Tahoe Forest Hospital District
9:30 – 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation and Fireside Chat
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
Malcolm Palmore, Assistant Agent in Charge, FBI - San Francisco Field Office
2:50 - 3:35 pm
Session sponsored by:
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, Dr. Jose Melendez 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.
 
Jose Melendez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hospital (part of the UCHealth System)
Mohan Giridharadas, Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
3:35 - 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 - 4:50 pm
The Making of the Modern IT Infrastructure: Considerations for Better Availability and Delivery of Clinical Data
 
Quality improvement begins and ends with the facilitation of data delivery-- being able to make critical patient data available at the right place, and the right time, to make the right decision is clearly the goal for every modern healthcare IT infrastructure.
 
In an era of hyper-converged computing, infrastructure has become more and more complex to meet the need of keeping consumer-facing, clinical applications, and high-powered analytics tools afloat.  Choosing between a fully customized storage system and network, a best-of-breed approach, and integrated systems, can be a difficult choice influencing everything from deployment times to flexibility.
 
In this session, visit with Nick Volosin of Alameda Health System, as he shares the concepts driving their expansive and flexible network.  Hear first-hand how to structure the next generation network within healthcare, to support the goal of delivering quality data, to the right provider, at the right time.
 
 
Nick Volosin, Chief Technology Officer, Alameda Health System
4:50 - 5:35 pm
Presentation
The 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

Friday, April 14, 2017

8:30 - 8:45 am
Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:00 am
The Healthcare Informatics Situation Room Presentations Block -- 
"We're Under Attack": Real-World Cyberattack Scenarios and the Risk Management Strategies that Saved Their Systems
 
Join Healthcare Informatics in the "situation room" mini-presentations block, a three-part series of 20-minute presentations on real-world cyberattack scenarios.  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
Malcolm Palmore, Assistant Agent in Charge, FBI - San Francisco Field Office
10:00 - 10:45 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 
10:45 - 11:15 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.
11:15 am - 11:45 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
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presentation
Life After the MACRA Deadline: A View Into the Future of HHS Policy and IT's Impact
 
MACRA's deadline of January 1 has come and passed.  As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues an aggressive push to drive forward to mandatory bundled payments and capitation,  IT's evolution is now a mandated regulation in the transition to a learning healthcare system.  
 
Smaller physician practices are rushing to meet the physician reporting requirements associated with this latest rule.  Beyond this, mandatory bundled payments are visible on the horizon as the "Post-EHR" era progresses forward, with the bar being set high by the Office of the National Coordinator as it relates to interoperability, reporting to present value of care, and to becoming an enterprise that is prepared for the next generation of healthcare.   
 
In this session, join our policy expert who will attempt to define and simplify the world after MACRA, highlighting the rule's nuances, challenges, and how IT has carved out a role in context with this policy mandate.   
 
Michael Hogarth, MD, Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Closing Lunch 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
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Closing Remarks