Friday, September 22 12:50-1:30 pm

TRACK A - Keynotes & Health IT
TRACK B - Health IT
TRACK C - Health IT
TRACK D - Health IT
TRACK E - Revenue Cycle
TRACK F - Revenue Cycle
TRACK G - Revenue Cycle
TRACK H - Revenue Cycle
TRACK I - Thought Leadership


A. Reserved


B. Aligning Imaging IT Investments to your Organization’s Strategic Plans and Goals
-- Mark Geller, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nyack Hospital
-- Pamela S. Banchy, RN-BC, PMP, CHCIO, Chief Information Officer/ Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Western Reserve Hospital
-- Scott Galbari Vice President, Strategic Portfolio Management Imaging Workflow and Care Solutions, Change Healthcare
-- Moderated by Scott Galbari Vice President, Strategic Portfolio Management Imaging Workflow and Care Solutions, Change Healthcare


C. Epic EHR 
-- Pamela Saechow, Senior Assistant Vice President, Epic Program, NYC Health + Hospitals 
-- Robin Sarkar, PhD, CSM, CPHQ, Chief Information Officer, Lakeland Health 
-- Umesh Sharma, MD, MBA, FHM, FACP, Chair, Community Division of Hospital Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System; Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
-- Moderated by Megan Wood, Writer/Reporter, Becker’s Healthcare

A look at the key features differentiating Epic’s EHR from other leading companies and how the company built itself from the ground up to become a household name in health IT.

Recommended for: CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, CMIOs, IT Project Managers/Directors


D. Addressing High Deductible Patient Plans, Consumerism, and the Evolving Role of Patients Becoming Payers 
-- Robert Spadoni, Vice President, Hospital Operations, Rush Oak Park Hospital 
-- Karen Shaffer-Platt, Vice-President, Revenue Cycle/Patient Concierge Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
-- J. Wade Shields, MBA, MHA, CMPE, Owner/Managing Partner, Practice Partners, Inc. 
-- Moderated by Victoria Poindexter, Principal, H2C

An in-depth discussion of trends affecting patient financial responsibility — policy, insurer instability and digital transformation — and how hospitals are addressing patient collections.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance, CFOs, CEOs


E. How is the Revenue Cycle Performing? 
-- Gerilynn Sevenikar, Vice President, Hospital Revenue Cycle, Sharp HealthCare 
-- Nayan D. Patel, CHCIO, FHIMSS, Director, Information Technology, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano/ Denton 
-- David Kelly, CHFP, Director, Revenue Cycle, Mary Rutan Hospital 
-- Jason Williams, Vice President, Product Management, Revenue Cycle Analytics, Change Healthcare
-- Moderated by Sam Reynolds, Ernst & Young LLP

Revenue cycle performance isn't strictly a financial issue. It is a strategic, operational and technological issue as well. This panel will discuss what's working and what isn't in RCM technology, processes and workforce, and identify key trends looking forward.  

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance, CFOs, IT Project Managers/Directors


F. Achieving Operational Excellence In Behavioral Health Services
-- Joe Avelino, RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer, College Medical Center


G. Informatics, Analytics, Clinical Efficiency: Integrating the Trifecta on your Path to Population Health Superiority 
-- Albert Villarin, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Chief Information Officer and Director, Division of Quality Analytics, Staten Island University Hospital

Population health management requires accurate clinical data capture, decision support automation and on-demand patient portals to facilitate care management beyond a hospital's four walls. Technology plays an essential role in making the population health ideal a reality. Attendees will learn:

  • Current drivers for clinical workflow integration using third-party vendors;
  • Real clinical and business experience using EMR enhancements for population health and clinical office ROI;
  • Best practices for managing a large number patients in ambulatory practices.

H. Using Incentive Plans to Improve Revenue Cycle Results 
-- Nathan Hughes, Senior Director, RCS Utilization Review, Novant Health

Nathan Hughes will describe how Novant Health utilized several lucrative incentive plan models to decrease denied claims and increase cash collections. 

Attendees will learn to: 

  • Identify scenarios where incentive plans may be utilized to improve performance.
  • Determine which departments and roles are appropriate for lucrative incentive plans.
  • Prove a positive ROI to senior leaders.

I. Aligning IT with Business Goals: Dealing with Practical Challenges 
-- Matthew Grob, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Senior Director, IT Governance and Consulting, Mount Sinai Health System
-- Lori Johnston, Chief Information Officer, ProMedica Health System
-- Jennifer Hall, Project and Analytics Manager, Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute 
-- Moderated by Kayla McCann Marty, JD, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

Integrating business strategies and IT operations is no small undertaking. The discussion considers the biggest challenges to alignment as well as a step-by-step guide for bringing IT in line with market strategy.

Recommended for: IT Project Managers/Directors, CIOs


 

J. Interaction of Human Behavior and Cybersecurity Risks
-- Brian Warszona, Vice President, Willis Towers Watson

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