Midwest Summit

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021  |   Cleveland, OH  |   The Westin Cleveland Downtown

The Healthcare Innovation Summit Series promote improvements in 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 you with your peers to share stories about the people, process and technology changes that are being successfully championed in your organizations to improve the delivery of care. 


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM (EDT)
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
Keynote Presentation
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
Tailboard Talk

In this session, industry leaders will discuss how analytics are being applied to challenges of clinical and operational transformation. Data analytics is quickly becoming an essential function in any effort to rework core patient care delivery and operational processes; and the first initiatives are emerging that are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Find out what industry leaders are up to and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
Industry Partner Spotlight

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.



11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
Industry Partner Spotlight

Health Systems continue to be exposed to ransomware attacks during the global pandemic with increased impact to patient care and exposure to large global integrated health delivery systems.  Patients have recognized significant patient care impacts such as rescheduled surgeries, increased patient wait times, delayed COVID-19 test results, and challenges filling prescription medications.  This presentation will provide healthcare executives a guide to understanding how their organization is positioned to protect against emerging ransomware threats.
Learning Objectives
•    Provide thought leadership to current cyber security events
•    Share industry experience and how they have impacted health systems.
•    Educate leaders on what core security program elements should be foundationally in place.


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

The session that will be talked about for month’s after the Midwest Summit concludes. Do not miss the Ask the Experts interactive networking session. Have your questions answered and help attendees tackle their greatest challenges. 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)
Tailboard Talk


What are the most advanced strategies these days around care management for patients with chronic conditions? This panel will explore what the leaders of the most pioneering patient care organizations are doing to reimagine care management aimed at population health management. Find out what the biggest learnings have been so far, and where this critical area is headed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (EDT)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
Keynote Presentation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
Tailboard Talk


What are the policy, operational and technological challenges and opportunities facing healthcare leaders, and they attempt to move from early stages of connectivity, to true interoperability? Find out from the leaders of patient care organizations, health information exchanges (HIEs), and policy experts, what needs to be done in order to move U.S. healthcare forward in this critical area.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Tailboard Talk

EMR usability, as well as the efficiencies of a well-built EMR, are hugely important for many stakeholders across all healthcare delivery organizations. Join our panelists to discuss how they build a culture of partnership between physician and clinician users, IT personnel, and other stakeholders to drive a quality EMR experience, increase EMR engagement, and help users focus on opportunities for EMR success in their organizations. Discussion topics include:

  • How they continually adapt the EMR to meet the changing needs of the organization and users
  • How to develop a non-bureaucratic governance structure that allows for changes to be made quickly to the EMR
  • How they build a culture of sharing and continuing education to support mastery of the EMR by all users
  • How they improve EHR satisfaction and reduce EHR-associated burnout among clinicians
  • How they built or are building a quality EMR – cutting through the hype and choosing a vendor that works for their organization, based on best practices and feedback from the users




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