About the Midwest Healthcare Innovation Summit
Among the important topics to be discussed at the Midwest Health Summit will be innovative approaches to population health management, and new collaborations between health plans and hospital-based systems and physician groups, to deliver high-quality, accountable care. Also to be discussed will be important innovations in patient engagement strategies.
Computer Systems Asset Disposal provides healthcare organizations with the highest ROI on their end of life computer and medical equipment. After we erase all data to HIPAA standards, we pay numerous healthcare organizations over $100,000 per year for their decommissioned technology assets. Find out how your organization can turn the recycling of your old equipment into a significant source of revenue.
Haemonetics is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing a suite of innovative hematology products and solutions for our customers to help them improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our technology addresses important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services.
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience.
Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes networking and managed services solutions, including Internet access, Ethernet and Managed Network Services, Voice and TV solutions, Managed Application, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Hosting Services. Our team of experts work closely with clients to achieve greater business success by providing solutions designed to meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit
TeamDynamix offers Service and Project Management together on a single cloud-based platform. TeamDynamix transforms IT from order taker to strategic innovator. Organizations in government, education and healthcare leverage the solution to improve IT maturity, optimize resources and deliver enhanced end-user service. TeamDynamix offers IT Service Management (ITSM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Enterprise Service Management (ESM) together in one solution. More at
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|Friday, August 21, 2020|
Greater Cleveland has some of the best health care institutions in the world. Yet it also has some of the worst health outcomes across its population. Across two local ZIP codes, just five miles apart, residents have a 23-year difference in their life expectancy. How can such troubling differences in health and well-being be happening here, in one of North America’s meccas of medical care?
MetroHealth's Population Health Innovation Institute created and launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™, to help improve health through opportunity, partnership and empowerment. Join Susan Fuehrer, President of the Institute for H.O.P.E. for an overview of their recent work to kick off the 2020 Midwest Healthcare Innovation Summit.
Industry Partner Spotlight
In less than a generation, advanced analytics technologies and big data, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and social media, have fundamentally changed the way we work, play and interact with one another. Whether navigating in our cars, making purchases online or acquiring knowledge, we’re hard-pressed not to come in contact with – and be influenced by -- the algorithms working behind the scenes to understand and predict our behavior. But with so much automated for us, do we run the risk of losing touch with the fundamental analytical skills necessary to interpret all the information that’s becoming available? This session will explore that question from the perspective of healthcare information and offer advice on a few basics that will help you to cope – and thrive – in a world of massive data and virtually unlimited computing power.
Fireside Chat + Round-Table Discussion
This session will feature a brief case study followed by a roundtable discussion for attendees. Deron Bibb from Stepworx Recovery Center will discuss how his organization collaborates with Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) emergency departments (ED) to reach patients who either have relapsed or are in the ED looking for pain medication.
The case study will be followed by 30 minutes of roundtable discussions among attendees about what they can do in their organizations and communities to help patient populations dependent on opioids.
In the age of digital healthcare, organizations need a new approach to ensure that EMRs work properly after every change and integrate seamlessly with other hospital systems. Traditional manual software testing methods simply cannot cover this vast scope, giving rise to a new approach: intelligent, automated testing. In this session, Dr. Terri Keeling, Vice President, Information Technology and Fred Gutwirth, IT Director, Clinical Applications at University Hospitals, will outline how their organization shifted from an environment of solely manually testing to a hybrid approach encompassing automated technologies. Discussion points include the role of people and processes in ensuring automated testing success; how to obtain departmental buy-in for technology investment; and how to show continued ROI to justify the spend.
Industry Partner Spotlight
In a recent market study by HC Innovation and TeamDynamix, we uncovered these core findings:
These issues are further complicated by a rapid increase in tech spend – how can healthcare CIOs address these challenges?
This session will take a look at key areas such as project intake & prioritization, increased adoption of self-service, and better management of internal knowledge as steps you can take to relieve stress on the IT organization.
Patient satisfaction and engagement are keys to better care, and as consumerism continues to transform healthcare, engaging patients and providing a great experience is, increasingly, a marketplace differentiator. Join Adrienne Boissy, MD, and Chief Experience Officer at Cleveland Clinic to learn about Cleveland Clinic's patient engagement efforts and lessons recently learned.
Industry Partner Spotlight
Join to learn the impact of interoperability on patient experience from the patient’s perspective. Review key findings of the HIMSS Patient Experience Study, conducted on behalf of Spectrum Enterprise, to help uncover the silent 7th barrier to your interoperability success. We will weave together research results to support the notion that a foundational digital infrastructure is key to improving interoperability, and ultimately, the patient experience.
Panel discussions feature healthcare executives sharing their perspectives on various topics.
Provider spotlight sessions feature local healthcare organization leader(s) discussing how they have changed patient care.
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH Chief Medical Information Officer, Vice President of Health Informatics, MetroHealth System
Jason Hess, Executive Vice President of Provider Success, KLAS Research
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Industry Partner Spotlight
Hyper-convergence is a oft-used buzzword now within health IT circles, especially as the advent of new technologies around flexible infrastructure continue to disrupt the marketplace. However, hyper-converged computing represents a unique area of opportunity for healthcare IT teams, especially in the face of demands from leadership for greater flexibility, and lower time-to-market for new built or merged facilities or locations. So what exactly is hyper-convergence and how does it fit into the IT roadmap?
Healthcare organizations need to be more agile than ever. This shifting industry – sometimes daily – requires close collaboration among the people of your organization due to the relentlessly uncertain state. This interactive session explores how organizational change management (OCM) can drive results by identifying top OCM contributors to success. HINT: It starts with people.