Pacific Northwest Virtual Summit + Cybersecurity Forum

Tuesday, December 14, 2021  |   Virtual Program

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. 

Virtual Sessions

Building the Best EMR Experience for Your Organization

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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Health Data Sharing Advances: Going from Connectivity to Interoperability
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion


How is the landscape around interoperability being reshaped by current events and developments? Panelists will discuss the policy, operational, and technological advances taking place in the interoperability sphere, and will examine the biggest challenges and obstacles that they face as they attempt to move U.S. healthcare forward in this area of vital importance to the emerging healthcare system.

Keynote Presentation
Leveraging Timely Data to Achieve Population Health Success


As the population health management phenomenon moves forward, all the stakeholders involved in that phenomenon are advancing their knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work, particularly around the development of care management that enhances the health status of patients with chronic illnesses. Industry leaders discuss new strategies around care management and patient engagement, and share their most important lessons learned. 

Provider Spotlight

Provider spotlight sessions feature local healthcare organization leader(s) discussing how they have changed patient care.

The New Reality of Securing Healthcare
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

Attendees will benefit from a broad-based discussion of some of the most important trends in cybersecurity n U.S. healthcare right now. Among the key issues to be discussed:

  • An examination of the current landscape around intensifying threat vectors for patient care organizations nationwide
  • The need to develop an overarching strategy to address all relevant elements in the current operating landscape, rather than responding reactively
  • A strong look at the armory of key tools available to combat malware/ransomware attacks, including network micro-segmentation, auditing of system backups, behavioral monitoring, and the engagement of external consultants, including security operations centers (SOCs)
  • The concept of a zero-trust strategy, and what it means in practice
  • Investing in systems, tools, and applications: opportunities and pitfalls
  • Federal policy around cybersecurity and its impact on operations
  • Gaining c-suite support for investment in cybersecurity
  • Core staffing issues
  • Peering into the future in this critical area
The Power of Data: Applying Analytics & AI to Transform Healthcare


In this session, industry leaders will discuss how the work of clinical and operational transformation in healthcare is itself being transformed by the science of data analytics. The leaders of hospitals, medical groups, and health systems will share their success stories around the leveraging of data analytics in their work, and will reflect on the emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning in this area, and on their potential to turbocharge progress.

What Digital Transformation Looks Like in Healthcare
Industry Partner Spotlight
Industry Partner Spotlight

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