Mid-Atlantic Virtual Summit

Monday, June 14, 2021 - Tuesday, June 15, 2021  

The Healthcare Innovation Summit Series highlight how healthcare delivery organizations continuously improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare by sharing best practices from organizations who are leading change by championing technology, innovation, and culture shifts in their institutions. For more than eleven years the Healthcare Innovation Summit Series has helped healthcare professionals connect with their peers to share stories about the people, process and technology changes that are being successfully championed in their own organizations.


Monday, June 14, 2021
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Our two-part kick-off session is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at UPMC, and the burgeoning health equity movement taking shape across all of US health care. Following our keynote presentation we will transition to a panel discussion.


Part 1 - A Conversation with UPMC About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   |   9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
UPMC is committed to being on the cutting edge of health care delivery and their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion are the same. Join us for a conversation about UPMC's current DEI efforts with Tina L. Nixon, MHA, CDE, Vice President Mission Effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion, as we kick-off the 2021 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Innovation Summit.

Tina Nixon, MHA, CDE, UPMC Vice President Mission Effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion, UPMC

Part 2 - Panel Discussion - Health Equity Takes Center Stage   |   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In the wake of the pandemic and racial justice movement of 2020, many health systems are developing strategies that advance policies and practices designed to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. In addition, Medicaid agencies are starting to include equity metrics in value-based purchasing contracts. You will learn from several health system executives who are leading efforts to reduce disparities and making health care more equitable for all.

The opening session includes the following speakers:

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Ransomware is the most damaging threat to organizations of any size. Many organizations are not prepared to detect, prevent or recover from a ransomware attack. Microsegmentation is often viewed as too big of a challenge to take on. CIOs and CISOs are under increased pressure to reduce costs and complexity while not compromising on security. In this Fireside chat we will show you how to protect your hybrid cloud from ransomware using Nutanix Flow and how Microsegmentation with HCI gives organizations increased ROI with ease of implementation.




12:45 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

The best kept secret in healthcare is that even with the most integrated EHR in place, clinicians still do a large portion of their work on paper - jotting down notes at the bedside, carrying rounding lists to manage their tasks and manually transcribing updates back into the EHR. While  EHRs have improved multiple facets of healthcare technology, they have not been able to address this gap in clinical workflow. The lack of usability when it comes to managing patient care has forced clinicians to rely on workarounds that are often unsecured and inefficient - putting patient safety at risk and increasing risk for the clinician and the institution. During this session, we will discuss:

  • Why clinicians rely on paper lists and other unsecured tools to manage their work 
  • How these workarounds can put patient safety at risk
  • Potential solutions to mitigate these under-recognized risks

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Fireside Chat


Patient care organization leaders will share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic-fueled shift to telehealth-based care delivery, and the major lessons learned so far, as hospitals, medical groups, and health systems continue to evolve the telehealth concept forward. As the crisis continues to unfold, how are HDOs planning for the mix of in person and virtual visits, and what factors are helping them determine where telehealth is most appropriate and most optimally deployed?


Tuesday, June 15, 2021
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)


Part 1 - A Fireside Chat with Penn Medicine’s John Donohue |   9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

John P. Donohue is Vice President of Information Services/Entity Services at the Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine integrated health system. He will sit down with Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to share his perspectives and insights in two key areas. First, Donohue will share with the audience about the complex and important processes around Penn Medicine’s building of a new patient pavilion, and the important learnings that have come out of that experience. Then he will share his insights around staffing in the age of the remote and flexible workforce, and the issues of strategy, flexibility, and agility facing senior healthcare and healthcare IT leaders in the emerging management landscape.



Part 2 - Panel Discussion - Making Sense of the Digital Solutions Available to Your Organization   |   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John's presentation will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion on how health systems are evaluating the myriad of digital health solutions popping up in the marketplace. The conversation will cover how to make sense of all the vendors knocking at your door, what tools and solutions you should be investing in and more.

The opening session speaker line-up includes:


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)



12:45 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)


KLAS Research, Healthcare Innovation’s 2021 Education Partner for the Healthcare Innovation Summit Series, will join us to discuss emerging trends and disruptive tech that healthcare leaders need to be aware of in the social determinants of health and robotic process automation arenas. This session will focus on what healthcare leaders need to know before investing in solutions that help them with their SDOH and RPA needs.




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