Northeast Summit Agenda

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
8:45 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
 
Scott Samways, Director of Data Integration for Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) will present a keynote session highlighting how the value-based physician and hospital network successfully aligned clinical and IT teams to implement a population health platform with expanded capabilities to support the launch of innovative care management programs.
 
Samways will outline the seven key characteristics, capabilities and goals for BIDCO’s care management program and discuss how the organization is leveraging technology to develop, implement, and launch major initiatives to advance their population health platform, a data-driven, automated tool that leverages predictive analytics and impact scores to identify patients most likely to benefit from inclusion in their care programs. Samways will review recent advancements of the platform, including the ability to marry real time clinical, claims and, most recently, scheduling data; the launch of a risk navigation tool to better manage complex populations; and the launch of a desktop tool integrated with EHRs to provide an all-in-one comprehensive view of patient data for point-of-care improvements.
 
These advancements offer simple reporting and analysis and ensure thorough, consistent patient assessment and care planning. Automated workflows drive improved performance in care management and delivery, enable success in risk-based arrangements, and ultimately help BIDCO achieve value based care goals that improve quality and outcomes while reducing costs.
 
 
 
 
 
9:30 AM
Provider Spotlight
 
 
Building on the success of the Brigham Digital Health Innovation Hub to expedite pilots at an AMC, Brigham Health has enhanced its process to convert successful pilots to operational programs. From digital wayfinding, to voice assistants, Brigham Health shares successes and lessons learned from our three year journey.
 
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Networking
 
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
 
 
 
11:15 AM
 
 
 
Foundational and technical data management services help drive business intelligence and analytics solutions that offer the right information, at the right time, and for the right user. In this presentation, Bob Witkop, Director of Decision Support at St. Lawrence Health System, will present how his health system is simplifying its analytics journey through applications. These provide focus to the operational ask and acceleration to the architectural response!
 
 
 
11:45 AM
 
 
 
Healthcare is no place for slackers. It’s a fast-paced industry that ups the game every chance it gets. And that’s for good reason, of course, because when you’re in the business of saving lives, you expect a lot of yourself and everyone around you. Now it’s time to expect more from your healthcare informatics solutions. To make sure they’re intelligent and interoperable, intuitive and extensible, sound and secure, and more. Healthcare informatics hold great promise for helping us deliver on many of healthcare’s boldest aspirations -- advanced analytics, decision support, streamlined workflows, seamless care, and most importantly, improved outcomes. But too often, we settle for far less than the full value these innovative solutions can provide. During this session, we will explore ways to put powerfully productive healthcare informatics to work for you.
 
 
 
 
 
12:15 PM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM
Keynote Presentation
 
 
David Levine, M.D., practicing general internist and clinician-investigator at Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School will share his story of how he’s working to deploy new home-care models that have reduced hospital costs by 20% while maintaining safety and quality of care and improving the quality of life in the patient experience. 
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
1:45 PM
Panel Discussion
 
 
This panel will explore how digital tools are being deployed to better deliver better patient experience and improve clinician-to-clinician communication. Our panelists will discuss the digital experiences they are creating for their patients, strategies for deploying them, how their impact is measured and how they are improving the clinician experience as well.
 
 
 
 
 
2:45 PM
Networking
 
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
 
 
 
3:15 PM
 
 
 
With so many new devices, users and applications now running on healthcare IT networks, ensuring the best possible performance and security is no longer negotiable.  Meanwhile wireless mobility, IoT and new cloud-based applications have made it increasingly difficult for network and IT staff to proactively pinpoint potential problems that could have disastrous impact on patient care.  This presentations highlights recent technology advances in the areas of big data analytics and AI-based platformed specifically designed to combat the the growing problem of having to analyze volumes of disparate data from medical devices, applications and network services to get a grip on the true experience of clients on the network.  The session will detail how a new generation of network analytics is being leveraged to based line device behavior, proactively identify and remdiate infrastructure issues and quantify the return on investment of new applications and network technologies being implemented. 
 
 
 
 
 
3:45 PM
Featured Presentation
 
 
Mark Caron will discuss the market and government forces impacting the payer and provider data exchange relationships, how Capital Blue Cross is driving change and convergence in the market place and what we could anticipate for payment reform and change in the future.
 
 
 
 
4:00 PM
Provider Spotlight
 
 
What are the leaders of the pioneering multispecialty medical groups learning, as they move forward into the world of value-based healthcare delivery and payment? Barbara Spivak, M.D., President and CEO of MACIPA (the Mt. Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association) will sit down with Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to talk about the learnings taking place in her advanced physician group, and how she and her colleagues are strategically leveraging healthcare IT to accomplish their goals.
 
 
          
 
 
 
4:15 PM
Panel Discussion
 
 
Our Value-Based Care Power Hour focuses on the cultural and strategic shifts that must be championed by executive leadership to succeed with alternative payment models. Attendees will hear multiple stories from organizations succeeding in a value-based care world. The speakers will join our editor-in-chief, Mark Hagland for lively discussion and a Q&A session with the audience.
 
 
 
 
5:15 PM
 
 
 
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 4, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 AM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
8:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
 
Dr. Steven Strongwater is the President and CEO of Atrius Health, a non-profit accountable care organization with 6,800 employees serving 720,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts and a national leader in delivering high-quality coordinated medical, home health and hospice care. He’ll join us to share different strategies for reducing physician burnout. 
 
 
 
 
 
9:30 AM
Featured Presentation
 
 
Micky Tripathi, President and Chief Executive Officer or the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative is joining the Boston Health IT Summit speaking faculty to share how his organization is helping advance health information exchange across the country. Micky, who also serves on the boards of CommonWell and The Sequoia Project, which oversees Carequality, will discuss how the work his organization is doing with APIs and FHIR will support CommonWell and Carequality’s connectivity initiatives being launched later this summer.
 
 
 
 
10:00 AM
Fireside Chat
 
 
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 Micky Tripathi after his presentation, for a fireside chat to 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
     
 
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
11:00 AM
 
 
 
Modern clinical communication and collaboration systems can reduce care team stress and improve patient care. What are the industry trends and best practices on designing and implementing best-in-class processes and platforms that will achieve a high rate of adoption and deliver quick and lasting results? Join Judit in this session to discuss how communication processes can be automated, how to ensure HIPAA-compliancy and data security, and next steps in evaluating your clinical communications approach.
 
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM
Featured Presentation
 
 
Patient  centered medical homes can offer ”High touch- High-tech” person centered care for vulnerable populations offering a perspective of leveraging information and optimal IT functionality to deliver improved clinical  outcomes,  patient satisfaction  and decrease provider burnout. The opportunities for global initiatives to improve health and well being and train the healthcare providers of th 21st century are yet to be fully appreciated.
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM
Networking
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM
Featured Presentation
 
 
Renowned Healthcare Innovation and KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) have partnered to bring exclusive education sessions to the Midwest 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.
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM
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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2:00 PM