Friday, September 22 9:25-10:05 am

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. Data Governance vs. Information Governance: A Becker’s Boxing Match 
-- Katherine Downing, MA, RHIA, CHPS, PMP, Senior Director, AHIMA Information Governance 
-- Brent Heaton, Data Governance Manager, Intermountain Healthcare

With the right governance strategies, hospital data and information can help organizations to make more informed decisions across various departments. But where should organizations begin — with data or with information? Session attendees will hear: 

  • The roles of data governance and information governance and their respective responsibilities, processes and goals;
  • Why hospital systems should begin their strategic planning with one governance structure over the other;
  • And practical tips for getting started. 

B. CIOs Are Not Head Geeks Anymore 
-- Randy Davis, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Support Services, CGH Medical Center

A focus on hardware by a CIO in healthcare today is a sure path to obscurity. Join this session to be challenged on the new role of the CIO in a modern and progressive health system. 

Expect to hear:

  • How the horizontal view of healthcare you already have can be better communicated within your c-suite team
  • How administrative inattention to detail across your enterprise can refocus the reputation and skillset of an IT team.
  • The CIO’s role can be driven by political realities. We’ll discuss navigating within this reality while enhancing the role of a CIO.

C. The Role of IT in Driving Innovation and the Evolving Healthcare Landscape 
-- Alisa Smith, RN, BSN, Epic Analyst IT, Consultant, Zalek Medical LLC 
-- Heidi Rozmiarek, Director, IT Shared Services, UnityPoint Health 
-- Jane N. Bolin, BSN, JD, PhD, Profesor and Director, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health; Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center 
-- John Squeo, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, Thorek Memorial Hospital 
-- Moderated by John Harig, JD, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

A conversational dive into how health IT has influenced the healthcare landscape and how technology has limited, accelerated and inspired healthcare innovation.

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


D. The Biggest RCM Challenges 
-- Gerilynn Sevenikar, Vice President, Hospital Revenue Cycle, Sharp HealthCare 
-- William Thacker, Director, Revenue Cycle Strategic Partner, Ochsner Health System 
-- Colleen Fitzgerald, MSN, RN, CCM, ACM, CMAC, Director, System Care Management, Trinity Health 
-- Eric Arnson, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Revenue Cycle Management Technology, Change Healthcare
-- Moderated by Kate Carow, FACHE, Principal, Carow Consulting

Hospitals and health systems across the country are faced with many revenue cycle management challenges, some of which are caused by the industry transitioning to value-based payment models and the increasing popularity of high-deductible health plans. This panel will discuss some of these major challenges and how healthcare organizations are tackling these issues.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance, CFOs


E. The Revenue Cycle From Managed Care Contracting to Collections 
-- Ben Colton, Principal, ECG Management Consultants
-- Brian Clubb, Vice President, Product Management, nThrive
-- Nader Samii, Chief Executive Officer, National Medical Billing Services
-- Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services
-- Moderated by Molly Gamble, Editor-in-Chief, Becker’s Healthcare

A discussion of the biggest trends in the revenue cycle, from commercial payer-provider relationships to high deductible health plans and the associated challenges of business-consumer interactions.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance, CFOs


F. An Organized Delivery System 
-- Michael G. Hunt, DO, FACOP, FAAP, MMI, Chief Executive Officer and President, St. Vincent’s Health Partners, Inc.


G. Nurturing Talent: Lessons from High-Performing IT Organizations 
-- Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, Healthcare IT Advisor At-Large 
-- Kristin Myers, Vice President IT, Epic Clinical Transformation Group and Program Management Office, The Mount Sinai Health System

Giving employees opportunities to develop and grow their professional skills is a key part of nurturing a robust IT workforce. Using real-life examples from successful IT programs, this session will examine: 

  • How to plan, build and deploy a talent program that reinforces life-long learning;
  • Structures and policies that sustain staff interest and retain talent;
  • And ways to measure program effectiveness and employee performance.  

H. Reserved


I. Real Time Analytics to Improve Operational Efficiency and Clinical Care 
-- Sameer Badlani, MD, FACP, Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer, Sutter Health
-- Karim Botros, Chief Strategy Officer, Metro Health
-- Mudit Garg, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Qventus
-- Todd Stewart, MD, Vice President, Clinical Integrated Solutions, Clinical Informatics, Mercy Technology Services
-- Moderated by Robert Mittendorff, MD, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Operational efficiency is a central theme for every health system grappling with changing payment methodologies, increasing patient volumes and complexity, and increases in quality measurement. Healthcare, like aviation, is a complex operation with significant risk if managed poorly. Modern machine learning and other technologies have the potential to radically transform the ability of health system leaders to manage these new challenges, with improvements in efficiency, cost, and safety.

This session will explore: 

  • Key operational efficiency challenges in healthcare
  • Technical solutions and platforms for real time operational improvement
  • The role and importance of persuasive design and change management in driving results

J. An Alternative for Integrating Data for a Clinically Integrated Health Network
-- Deborah Viola, MBA, PhD, Vice President, Data Management and Analytics, WMCHealth Network
-- John Moustakakis, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WMCHealth Network
-- John McInally, MBA, Partner and Solutions Architect, Philips
-- Bill Wellman, Principal and Solutions Architect, Philips

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