Healthcare Innovation's Northeast Summit

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Friday, June 17, 2022  |  Boston, MA  |  Boston Park Plaza

Returning for the 14th consecutive year, the Healthcare Innovation Summit Series is the only regional event series dedicated to the open discussion of the latest trends, challenges, strategies and opportunities facing healthcare executives. Each event is designed for an intimate group of executives to come together from a particular region to hear from national and local healthcare executives. Each program includes plenty of networking and educational sessions. Located within the Healthcare Innovation Summit is the Cybersecurity Forum, a dedicated track session on Day 1 devoted to all things cybersecurity in healthcare. 

New In 2022:

  • Ask the Experts: 92% of all Healthcare Innovation Summit + Cybersecurity Forum attendees come to an event with at least 1 (if not multiple) challenges at their organization. Have a voice at the 2022 events and participate in this interactive session designed around your top challenges and getting you the answers you need
  • Power Hour Workshops: Day 1 will conclude with an energetic and insightful networking session. Participate in 4 dedicated focus groups on topics that come straight from the Healthcare Innovation Editorial Team. 

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation

In this session, David Levine, M.D., who leads the Home Hospital Program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, will share his perspectives on what’s being learned by pioneering organizations like his, that are moving forward to create robust, highly integrated hospital-at-home programs. Dr. Levine will share how in his view, execution is the most challenging aspect of making a hospital-at-home program successful.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Tailboard Talk

At a time when cyber threats against patient care organizations are intensifying, where should healthcare IT security leaders place their bets—and their resources—when it comes to investing in protective technologies and strategies? In this panel, respected cybersecurity leaders will help audience members sort through the noise and the hype

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Industry Partner Spotlight

Medical device security initiatives over the last decade have been instantiated through IT due to their characteristics as an edge computing device. As a result, healthcare organizations have had to take some time to understand the operational implications of applying traditional security methodologies when mitigating threats that may impact care delivery and patient safety. While this approach has yielded innovations in technology that baselines communications behavior, device configurations, and visibility into specialized network protocols, we still need to account for context from clinical and operational workflows.

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Provider Spotlight

In this session, Joe Diver, Director of Digital Health Transformation, Baystate Health, the integrated health system based in Springfield, Massachusetts, will discuss the important work that he and his colleagues have been pursuing to advance the concepts of the digital formulary and digital therapeutics. Diver and his colleagues are leveraging digital health apps to support the care management of patients with such chronic illnesses as hypertension and diabetes, as well as to support enhanced post-surgical recovery for cardiovascular patients. Importantly, the Baystate Health program has been designed to streamline workflow around the prescribing of digital health apps, for physicians.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

The final hour of Day 1 at the Healthcare Innovation Summits will feature 4 dedicated focus group style workshops taking place. Each workshop will explore unique content created by the HI editorial team. The Summit audience will be split up into 4 groups and every 15 minutes the groups will move to the next workshop.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Provider Spotlight

We’re honored to have John Donohue, Vice President of Information Services/Entity Services at Penn Medicine, with us, to share his organization’s vision for the healthcare organization of the future. John is helping to lead a number of initiatives at Penn Medicine that are bringing that integrated health system forward with regard to overall strategy, the deployment of services across multiple spheres of operations, and a re-visioning of both the clinical operation and the patient experience. Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland will sit down with John Donohue to learn about the advances being made at Penn Medicine to position itself for the next decade in healthcare.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Tailboard Talk

Pioneering patient care organizations are moving ahead to develop strategies to integrate the social determinants of health (SDOH) into their population health management initiatives. A panel of experts will discuss the complexities, challenges, and opportunities in moving forward in this leading-edge area of activity.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 

Friday, June 17, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Tailboard Talk

Even as leaders at the most pioneering patient care organizations are moving quickly into artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced analytics strategies, there remains much confusion over which strategies—and technologies—are valuable, and which aren’t. Find out from a panel of experts what’s working and what’s not—and where data analytics is really headed in the next few years.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Provider Spotlight

Chris Grasso, CIO at Fenway Health, will join us. Fenway Health is a federally qualified health center in Boston that is focused on serving the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities in Boston, Massachusetts, and New England, and during the pandemic, has been caring for patients in 38 states via telehealth capabilities. Fenway Health provides behavioral healthcare, dental care, and optometry. She will discuss with us the opportunities and challenges in caring for members of marginalized communities and in supporting them through initiatives around the social determinants of health, and the opportunities to engage with communities in need.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Tailboard Talk

At a time of extreme pressure and stress for practicing physicians, one of the key areas of focus around the topic of EHR optimization has become the overall effort to avert physician burnout. Among the issues involved:

  • First of all, what is physician burnout, in the context of EHR use? What do we know about its causes, and sources of relief?
  • What are the key areas in which EHRs can be optimized in the physician workflow, but which still require ongoing effort and strategy?
  • What are the leading-edge organizations doing in this area?
  • What are the biggest challenges to EHR optimization to improve workflow and ease physician burnout?
  • What are the biggest lessons learned so far in this area?
  • What does this journey into EHR optimization look like, healthcare system-wide, in the next few years?

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