Pacific Northwest Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
8:45 AM
Networking
9:00 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
Dr. DeRienzo has become an international leader in the use of data science in healthcare at the intersection of humanity and technology. He has advised both state and national governments, as well as companies from early-stage ventures to the Fortune 500, on issues related to healthcare quality, safety and analytics.
 
 
9:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
On the journey to value-based care, there are many paths to take. They all lead to the same destination: risk-based arrangements. By 2026, CMS will require all providers to take on the cost of caring for their patients – or face annual decreases in Medicare reimbursement. 
 
Navigating the move from volume to value requires adopting new strategies for staffing, population health management, and innovative technology. Caravan Health CEO Lynn Barr will present strategies providers can take to improve patient care and profitably participate in value-based payment models under the new Medicare Shared Savings Program landscape. 
 
Objectives:
 
  • Examine the current and future landscape of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
  • Review Medicare reimbursement trends and risk definitions, as well as strategies to excel in value-based payment models.
  • Assess the collaborative ACO model and understand how this innovative model can help providers reduce their risk by joining together for value-based contracts with enough lives to negate random statistical variability.
 
 
10:15 AM
Networking
 
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
 
11:00 AM
Featured Presentation
 
The State of Oregon has radically transformed its Medicaid system through the creation of new payment and delivery model called the Coordinated Care Model. In the model, community-governed health plans, known as Coordinated Care Organizations or CCO's provide coverage of medical, behavioral health and oral care services. Local providers, elected officials, and even members govern the plans to ensure the needs of the community are met. CCO's have catalyzed the adoption of value-based care, quality measurement and health information technology across all populations in the state beyond Medicaid, including commercially insured individuals. In his talk, Dr Rickards will share how the power of community and relationships serve as a foundational element in driving healthcare transformation. 
 
 
11:30 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Presentation will cover the unique issues that face independent providers in the value based care from the Independent Physician Advisory perspective. This includes Physicians of Southwest Washington journey to successfully align independent providers, multi-specialty  groups,  hospital partners, and post-acute community providers  in up and down-side payer risk models.  PSW was able to qualify the network of providers as an Advanced Alternative Model under MACRA rule in  CMS Next Generation ACO model.  Will discuss the challenges and opportunities to use data from multiple E.H.Rs  and engage providers in action to improve quality and reduce costs. 
 
 
 
12:00 PM
T2 Talk
 
This session will focus on best practices from healthcare organizations who are utilizing analytics and aggregation tools to make their data meaningful and extract value from it.
 
12:30 PM
 
 
1:15 PM
Networking
1:30 PM
T2 Talk
 
Thanks to advancements in technology, Artificial Intelligence is enabling enterprises to drive innovation, efficiency, customer experience and productivity, while fundamentally transforming the nature of human work. Now that we have access to this technology, we need to shift the burden of monotonous tasks and free humans from the button Olympics they are used to performing. Join Sean Lane, CEO of Olive, as he discusses taking the robot out of the human and building a digital workforce to bring down administrative costs in healthcare.
 
 
 
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
 
Health system merger success often hinges on the work done by CIOs and their teams to create a single IT platform that supports a successful integration. Join our panelist as they discuss their experience with M&A and share best practices.
 
Discussion topics include:
 
  • Why the CIOs role is critical in the M&A process - from evaluation, to due diligence, to after the sale
  • The important role of change management in helping you avoid delays, increased costs, turnover in critical personnel and the overall success of the merger or acquisition
  • How proper change management techniques can change how individuals respond/adapt to new people and processes in their workplaces
  • Best practices for integrating critical back office systems
 
3:00 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.
 
 
 
3:30 PM
 
Learn and be inspired by new innovations in healthcare during the Innovation Power Hour. This session isn’t a sales pitch. It’s an opportunity to experience emerging technologies and solutions from some of the brightest, most innovative digital health organizations from right here in Seattle. Each presenter will share their innovation story in a fast-paced session and attendees will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions of each presenter during the networking reception.
 
4:30 PM
 
Join your fellow attendees at the end of the day to toast what you've learned and the new connections you've made.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:45 AM
Networking
8:45 AM
Networking
9:00 AM
Featured Presentation
 
Learn from the best in our featured presentations when local healthcare tech leaders share success stories and lessons learned from their organizations.
 
 
9:45 AM
Networking
10:15 AM
T2 Talk
 
The signs of disruption in the healthcare industry are everywhere: Massive mergers. Major employers test driving new data-driven employee-based population health and preventive care programs. A major online retailer acquiring a pharmacy benefits administrator.
 
It’s an exciting and transformational time for the healthcare market. Patients can benefit from better information about health choices. Physicians can be more confident about treatment plans with greater visibility into outcomes. Even the potential to realize the promise of personalized medicine and targeted therapies without risking patient privacy.
 
Faced with all of the challenges and complexities of today’s healthcare environment, how can you accomplish your mission?
 
One theme is clear: Data is the future of healthcare. During this session, I’ll help you understand:
 
  • How data is the driving force underlying emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, (AI); analytics and applications in the cloud
  • Why you must manage data as a strategic, enterprise asset to improve decision-making speed and accuracy, and promote more seamless change management
  • What the five key areas are that are critical for successful data management within your organization
 
 
 
10:45 AM
 
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.
 
11:15 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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12:30 PM