Pacific Northwest Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:45 AM
8:45 AM
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.
9:30 AM
Provider Spotlight
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. 
  • 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.
10:00 AM
Join your fellow attendees to discuss what you've learned in the morning sessions and make new connections.
10:45 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. 
11:15 AM
Featured Presentation
This 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. 
11:45 AM
T2 Talk

It is imperative today for healthcare organizations to derive value from their data and make more meaningful decisions that will move the needle on costs, efficiency, and most importantly, patient outcomes. However, many hospitals and health systems are ill-equipped to do so and are not optimally using their investments in analytics and visualization, as the data they are supposed to use to make decisions is untrustworthy.
In this presentation, Dimensional Insight, the six-time Best in KLAS winner in healthcare business intelligence and analytics, will talk about why a foundation built on data trust is critical for healthcare organizations that want to make more data-driven decisions. In addition, Dimensional Insight customer EvergreenHealth, based in suburban Seattle, will discuss the success it has seen in areas such as opioid usage through a more data-driven approach.
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
Keynote Presentation
1:45 PM
Fireside Chat
Join Dr. Patrick Woodard, Chief Medical Information Officer for Renown Health and Mark Hagland as they discuss how Renown Health has streamlined the way they deliver IT services to make it as easy as possible for their clinicians to create meaningful, human relationships with their patients.
Renown Health is the largest locally owned not-for-profit healthcare network in Northern Nevada. It has more than 6,500 employees system-wide and is one of Northern Nevada's largest employers. Renown Health is a network of the Northern Nevada’s top primary care Reno doctors and specialists, urgent care centers, lab services, imaging services, emergency rooms, and more.


2:15 PM
3:00 PM
Fireside Chat


Today’s organizations face multi-faceted challenges with managing 360-degree identity relationships and associated risk with its workforce, business partners, customers and others while ensuring the right people have the right access to the right applications and data at the right time.  In addition, state legislation has a direct impact on how organizations must treat specific user populations.  In the state of California, by example, physicians are non-employees.  They are essentially contracted by the hospital.  The continued and increasing M&A activity across the healthcare industry puts an additional layer of stress on healthcare organizations as they manage the influx of new identity relationships.  Lastly, as organizations are “scored” on their ability to reduce the readmittance of patients, the need to share clinical data across acute and post-acute practices is ever increasing which adds additional security and privacy stress across the security ecosystem.
This session will discuss: 

  • The importance of understanding identity relationships
  • How organizations need to consider the full workforce identity lifecycle, especially the risks related to non-employees
  • The importance of establishing identity integrity




3:30 PM
Provider Spotlight
“Clinical Integration” is a key component of many supply chain strategies, but its definition and implementation vary greatly, creating confusion when partnering with key stakeholders, such as physicians, payers, suppliers, and purchasing organizations. AHRMM’s Cost-Quality-Outcomes (CQO) Movement was envisioned as a continually evolving initiative that helps providers and suppliers think more holistically to achieve the Triple Aim: Improving the patient experience and the health of populations, while reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. As healthcare moves toward more value-based payment models and the CQO Movement evolves, the need for a clearer definition of “Clinical Integration” is emerging. This session will address new key stakeholders, managing “new” data, a better way to engage physicians in supply chain and value-based payment models to achieve a data-driven definition of “Clinical Integration".

4:15 PM
Featured Presentation


In the face of new market entrants and unprecedented change, using digital to grow the health system is a key way to ensure future success. Digital becomes one of key components to the front door for the health system to bring in new customers. Providence St. Joseph Health has developed a same-day, low-acuity transactional platform that secures high-value consumer relationships and solves consumer access and convenience challenges by attracting, matching and scheduling consumer demand and clinical availability in real-time across multiple modalities and venues. Learn how this platform provides an end-to-end solution that brings together the digital consumer acquisition and transaction experience. 

4:45 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
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Fireside Chat
Join Deepak Sadagopan, Group Vice President of Population Health Informatics and Value Based Care Programs at Providence St. Joseph Health and Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Innovation to kick-off day two of the summit with an in-depth discussion on how Providence St. Joseph is keeping pace with the rapid changes in population health. Discussion topics include how Providence St. Joseph is utilizing advanced data analytics to do everything from determine which value based contracts to enter into, the role of technology in population health and value based care initiatives, and how they keep their population health and value based care mission focused to produce the best results for patients.


9:15 AM
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.
9:45 AM
Featured Presentation


Opioids overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. According to the CDC, in 2017 more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, and of those deaths nearly 68 percent involved a prescription or illicit opioid. NCPDP has had a priority focus on developing a solution to help address the epidemic since 2013. At that time, the ANSI-accredited, standards development organization took visionary action publishing a white paper that details a standards-based model for prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) with best practice guidance to help providers to make informed decisions at the point of prescribing. The model solution is intended to provide access for patients with a valid medical need and reduce fraud and abuse.

PDMPs, the state-operated databases that collect information on dispensed medications, have evolved historically since the program was first enacted in 1939 in California to enforce drug laws. Still, the overall effectiveness of PDMPs is challenged by a lack of standards to share drug abuse information within and across the states to address potential drug abuse and diversion.

Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP’s President & CEO, provides an overview of the model embraced by industry stakeholder groups and now referenced in legislation. Stember will also share her personal connection with the issue, with a special guest and a call to action on how to engage and help make a difference.



10:30 AM
T2 Talk
This session will focus on using the industry leading hyperconverged infrastructure solution to provide both a solid foundation for healthcare deployments as well as the tools and services necessary to drive agile and rapid development/deployment of solutions. Combining the simplicity, security, scalability, and availability of the Nutanix platform with advanced Nutanix services we will showcase the creation of a development and service pipeline that drives the technology staff to focus on business deliverables and not infrastructure maintenance/deployment.
Learning Objectives:
  • Building a solid infrastructure foundation with Nutanix
  • Demystifying DevOps 
  • The rise of containers
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Databases as a service
  • Steps to total infrastructure automation
11:00 AM
11:15 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
11:45 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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12:45 PM