Healthcare Innovation's Rocky Mountain Summit

Monday, July 25, 2022 - Tuesday, July 26, 2022  |   Denver, CO  |   Grand Hyatt Denver

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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Monday, July 25, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

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


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

As the ransomware problem grows and morphs over time, it’s becoming clear that traditional NAS systems and backup solutions are not equipped to provide the kind of rapid recovery that’s needed to sustain business operations.
A proactive stance towards ransomware should include looking at file data platforms that offer robust detection and recovery capabilities at scale today and quickly adding new advanced protection features without expensive retrofitting existing infrastructure.
During this session Russ Kennedy, Nasuni Chief Product Officer, will share:
•    How to best protect files from attacks with immutable storage
•    How to detect live attacks as they happen and pinpoint the exact user and location
•    The importance of quick recovery times to minimize downtime and avoid paying attackers

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

IT leaders have a unique and powerful role to help get their organizations to carbon zero.  Learn the current state of carbon neutral plans from the regulatory and market perspective and a few simple things IT leaders can do!


1:15 PM - 1:45 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.


1:45 PM - 2:15 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.

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Provider Spotlight

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

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
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.

3:45 PM - 4:30 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.

4:30 PM - 5:00 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. 

Tuesday, July 26, 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
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.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 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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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Healthcare is one of 16 industries identified as being critical to the United States under Presidential Policy Directive / PPD21 in 2013 by President Obama. The directive calls for efforts to 'strengthen the security and resilience of US critical infrastructure against both physical and cyber threats’. Despite this, healthcare data breaches hit all-time high in 2021, impacting 45M people according to Critical Insights. That’s up from 34 million in 2020 and 14 million in 2018, marking a 300% rise. 

But breaches are only part of the problem. Since COVID, US critical infrastructure has seen a 600% rise in ransomware attacks impacting the availability of oil and gas, healthcare and other vital services. Despite nearly a decade to improve resiliency and security since PPD21, it's obvious that we have a long journey in front of us. What does healthcare need to finally become ressilient?