Healthcare Innovation's Pacific Northwest Summit

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022   |   Seattle, WA   |   Grand Hyatt Seattle

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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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation

Now more than ever, the lines between IT and patient care are blurry.  Gone are the 3-year roadmaps built on the foundation of waterfall projects, with no quantifiable ROI.  These have since been replaced by a desire for capability-based planning, which leverages an agile approach to interoperability, security and enhanced patient care.  This session will articulate the evolving needs of HealthCare and the playbooks required to support an ‘identity’ across new and emerging modalities of care.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Industry Partner Spotlight

Secure your data and recovery in the data center and the cloud

The pace of IT change continues to rise, accelerating in Healthcare often more than other industries. Healthcare data protection strategies have had to evolve to support modern environments in the data center, the cloud and SaaS workloads. This session will show how you can secure everything across all workloads and reduce the reality gap between business expectations and IT capability for disaster recovery. 

Learn how to improve your cyber security posture, reduce vulnerabilities, protect your data, and align your organizational needs with industry best practices. Best practices like data immutability, granular role-based access controls, and broad platform support can ensure your mission-critical data will always be available. 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion

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


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Industry Partner Spotlight

It’s a cycle: Nursing frustration leads to burnout, and burnout leads to shortages, with lasting effects on patient safety and outcomes. How can a health system break that cycle, maximize time nurses spend with their patients and provide nurses an enjoyable experience with technology? Join Mobile Heartbeat Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Annabaker Garber, RN, PhD illustrates how clinical collaboration tools can return time to patient care by reducing frustration, decreasing hunting and gathering, and expediting onboarding.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Fireside Chat

Security and Hybrid IT requirements lead to more complexity and challenges in Healthcare.  Learn how Flexential supports our industry’s evolving demands when it comes to data hosting, security, and multi/hybrid cloud management in today’s landscape.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Provider Spotlight

Jim Whitfill, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at Honor Health in Phoenix, will share with Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland his perspectives on where the entire value-based contracting train is headed, particularly in these challenging times.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This will feature 2 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 2 groups and every 15 minutes the groups will move to the next workshop.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Industry Partner Spotlight

The use of the HL7 FHIR standard has been mandated by ONC and CMS rules. Find out what is being mandated and why. Learn how these workflows drive innovation and how they will enhance patient care. Understand how putting FHIR technologies in place can be a springboard for innovation well beyond the minimal bar of satisfying regulations.

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

Deepak Sadagopan is Senior Vice President, Value Based Care & Population Health Informatics, at the Providence Health integrated healthcare delivery system. He and his team are helping their colleagues to move forward in their involvement in value-based contracting and population health management. Among other things, Deepak will share with his audience some of the advances being made at Providence Health, and will also share his perspectives on where we go from here in terms of advancing value-based contracting, including through its facilitation by leveraging data and analytics to support population health management work.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Industry Partner Spotlight

While hospitals have embraced long-term strategic plans in many areas, many have not yet created a digital health strategy. Given the increasing role these digital solutions play in helping hospitals compete against new industry disruptors—as well as improving patient care, clinician satisfaction, and revenue—this is a significant misstep. This session will help health system leaders recognize the urgency to develop a strategic approach and identify some of the practical next steps to take.


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion

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.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel Discussion

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
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.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Provider Spotlight

Vishal Chaudry, Chief Data Officer and Kelly McPherson, Health IT Coordinator at  the Washington State Health Care Authority, will share with the audience information and insights into some of the several major initiatives that the Authority is involved in right now, in working towards health equity, connectivity, and interoperability for providers in Washington state. Among other things, Chaudry, McPhearson and their colleagues are advancing work around data exchange for behavioral healthcare data, looking at how they can support providers statewide around the social determinants of health, and are advocating for a program to support EHR-as-a-service for behavioral and rural providers.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion

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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