Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Innovation Summit

Friday, July 17   |   Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing   |    201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Friday, July 17, 2020
7:15 AM
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Panel Discussion

 

Join us for a lively discussion with industry leaders in the value-based care movement focusing on how they are reacting to the impacts of COVID-19 on the shift from volume to value. Our panelists will discuss what’s “next” in the several months ahead and beyond; including how they are responding to the tremendous clinical, operational, and financial changes caused by the pandemic.  
 

 

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9:30 AM
Industry Partner Spotlight

 

Data governance is one of healthcare’s top strategic initiatives. Reliable, trustworthy data is an essential ingredient driving digital transformation, analytic self-service and artificial intelligence innovations, among many other initiatives. However, data governance is not a new concept and many healthcare organizations have tried and abandoned prior data governance efforts – sometimes more than once. The good news is data governance has evolved in some dramatic ways that make new programs far more successful. Knowing how to deploy the right programs, processes, and supporting solutions is the key to delivering measurable value from your data governance efforts. 

Adding to this complexity, electronic health record applications such as Epic often include some basic data governance capabilities embedded within the application. To avoid “silos of data governance” that can potentially be in conflict or uncoordinated on your path to holistic enterprise data governance, you need a plan and architecture to ensure you avoid duplication of capabilities and any other roadblocks to adoption and scalability. 

It’s time to empower your organization to manage data as a mission-critical asset, and to ensure your EHR is a full participant in your data governance strategy rather than its own island.  During this session: 

  • Understand the business and clinical drivers for enterprise data governance initiatives
  • Gain an introduction to the capabilities required of an enterprise data governance program
  • Appreciate how data governance programs should be structured for success
  • Recognize common integration patterns for how an EHR application should participate in an enterprise data governance program

 

 

10:00 AM
10:45 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

 

 

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Panel Discussion

 

Executive leaders each with their unique role and responsibilities form a team that is essential to meeting critical clinical organizational priorities. Join our panelists as they discuss how they work together and separately in their organizations to deliver a quality care experiences for patients and clinicians. Discussion topics for this panel will include how executive leadership roles change and evolving to meet the needs of the modern healthcare environment.

 

11:30 AM
11:45 AM
Interactive Session

 

Jefferson University has partnered with Healthcare Innovation to present an education session that teaches participants new tools to solve challenges within their organization.

Maia Ottenstein, Manager of Design Research and Process Design; and Remi Gurak, Design Researcher; both of the DICE group within Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will teach participants human centered design problem solving tools during this interactive session. 

The session will also feature students from the Thomas Jefferson University Nursing Informatics program demonstrating how the tools can be used in a group setting format. 

In addition to learning new tools, participants will receive supporting documentation that will help them use the new tools in their own organization.

 

 

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Provider Spotlight

 

Join us for a 60-minute session featuring two finalists from the 2020 Healthcare Innovation Innovator Awards program. Both teams will present their session followed by a joint Q&A for both presenters.

 

Session #1 - How St. Joseph's Health Reduced Lost Revenue and Expenses Related to Concurrent Inpatient Denials
St. Joseph's Health (SJH), based in Paterson, N.J., provides care to a largely underserved population with significant challenges in the area of social determinants of health (SDOH). In 2018, SJH created a physician\revenue cycle collaborative to defragment the organization’s efforts across the system and develop a true clinically-integrated revenue cycle. 

Attend this session to learn how a team of about 20 vice presidents, physician leaders, directors and managers representing medicine, finance, IT, compliance, HIM, care management and operations (acute and ambulatory)—began meeting weekly, and by the end of 2019 attributed to $20 million in increased revenue: recoveries from concurrent denials of nearly $14.5 million (net receivables) in 2019; a nearly 40 percent increase in observation discharges (driving a decrease in denials) in 2019, compared with 2018; a 6 percent increase in system-wide CMI from 2017 to 2019; average daily charges from professional fees (acute and ambulatory) increased to $700,000 a day at the end of 2019 from $558,00 average in 2018.; and a highly collaborative and experienced team gearing up for more opportunities in 2020.

 

Session #2 - Main Line Health’s “Project Road Trip” Analytics Transformation 
Main Line Health’s Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) analytical team will join us to discuss how they are providing better analytics and creating an interim bridging strategy to provide more timely, accurate and consistent report and analytical solutions. This required a transformation on how the department worked, allowing a new focus on integrating previously disparate data into a central repository. The presenters will discuss how they were able to better deliver actionable information to clinicians from their data. This session will focus on the creation of a data warehouse, measure repository and visual analytics tools that are helping clinicians do their job better.

 

 

 

 

12:45 PM
1:15 PM

 

Industry partner spotlights 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.

 

1:45 PM
2:15 PM

 

Industry partner spotlights 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.

 

2:45 PM
Provider Spotlight

 

Innovation comes in big and small forms and this session features discussions on how many types of innovation that helped improve delivery of care and helped create a better work environment for clinicians were born out of the response to COVID-19. 
This session will begin with a 15-minute presentation by leaders from the innovation group at Hackensack Meridian Health followed by 30-minutes of group round table discussion with your fellow attendees.

 

3:30 PM

 

Industry partner spotlights 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.

 

4:00 PM
Keynote Presentation

 

The Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a national center of excellence focused on improving population health through effective community health worker programs. Join this session to learn about the IMPaCT model – a standardized, scalable program that leverages community health workers, trusted laypeople from local communities, to improve health outcomes in a wide range of settings. 

In the last three years, leveraging specially designed tools, training and technology, IMPaCT has become the most widely disseminated community health worker program in the United States; it is being replicated by organizations across 18 different states including Veterans Health Administration, state Medicaid programs; integrated healthcare organizations and even national retailers. IMPaCT has been tested in three randomized controlled trials and improves chronic disease control, mental health and quality of care while reducing total hospital days by 65%. IMPaCT has a $2:1 annual return on investment to payers and has been delivered to over 10,000 high-risk patients in the Philadelphia region. Their website is chw.upenn.edu.

 

 

4:30 PM
Michael Alwell
Michael Alwell
St. Joseph's Health
Vice President - Revenue Cycle
Albert Baker
Albert Baker
Hackensack Meridian Health
Corp Dir. Innovation and Life Sciences
D'Andre Carpenter
D'Andre Carpenter MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Senior Vice President & Enterprise Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Richard Cramer
Richard Cramer
Informatica
Chief Healthcare Strategist
Remi Gurak
Remi Gurak
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Design Researcher
Mark Hagland
Mark Hagland
Healthcare Innovation
Editor-in-Chief
Jason Hess
Jason Hess
KLAS Research
Executive Vice President of Provider Success
Rajiv Leventhal
Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Innovation
Managing Editor
Melanie Matthews
Melanie Matthews
Physicians of Southwest Washington
CEO
Austin Montgomery
Austin Montgomery
Prominence Advisors
Vice President, Services
Maia Ottenstein
Maia Ottenstein
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Manager, Design Research and Process Design
Michael Restuccia
Michael Restuccia MBA
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bob Cash
Bob Cash
KLAS Research
Vice President, Provider Relations
Neil Gomes
Neil Gomes
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience

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