Saturday, September 23 11:00-11:35 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. Creating Culture of Safety 
-- Michaela Walker-Hettinger BSN, MSN, RN HCSM, Nurse Case Manager, State of Wyoming

Improving the culture of safety within health care is an essential component of preventing or reducing errors and improving overall healthcare quality. This session explores how the work environment and workplace injuries affect a number of issues, including nursing burnout, employee morale the quality of patient care. Attendees will learn: 

  • How to create and execute a top-down vision for workplace safety that is unique to your organization; 
  • How to identify opportunities for improvement and evaluate performance;
  • Best practices to sustain a culture of safety. 

B. Bridging the Gap Between Raw Data, Research, Analytics and Treatments 
-- Pamela Neely Buffone, Privacy Analytics, an IMS Health Company

Many healthcare providers believe analyzing patient data can help lead to better treatments and cures, more effective decision-making and improved financial performance. However, researchers and data analysts face a number of legal and privacy challenges to accessing and using this data. This session will demonstrate how to: 

  • Analyze the privacy risks associated with sharing data for their intended use;
  • Review ways organizations can address these risks and overcome legal challenges;
  • And highlight the benefits to health research and the organizations themselves. 

C. Key Tools to Combat Data Breaches and Loss 
-- Erik J. Devine, Chief Information Security Officer, Riverside Healthcare


D. Healthcare Revenue Cycle: The Challenge to Profitability 
-- Shawn Yates, Director, Healthcare Product Development, Ontario Systems

Healthcare revenue cycle has become increasingly complex and harder to manage in the last decade. Reimbursement cuts, regulatory changes and the rise of HDHPs have forced providers to revisit their revenue cycle processes. This session will: 

  • Review major trends driving change in the revenue cycle industry;
  • Offer four key objectives to improve financial performance;
  • And suggest practical tips to improve margins in the pursuit of profitability.  

E. The Next Wave of Revenue Cycle Automation: Robotic Process Automation. Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready? 
-- Randy Notes, Principal, KPMG, LLP

Robotic processing automation can help organizations work faster and smarter.This session will discuss RPA and ways to apply this emerging solution across the revenue cycle for enhanced efficiency and financial improvement. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of: 

  • How companies are changing their business models to meet customer demand;
  • The transformational shift from labor-based processing with machine-based processing at dramatically reduced costs;
  • The benefits of a digital workforce on financial operations. 

F. Be an Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower 
-- Dan Nielsen, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, America’s Healthcare Leaders

Building on his latest book and focusing on the incredible impact of leadership that engages, inspires, and empowers people, author and former hospital CEO Dan Nielsen will share insights gleaned from extensive research and real-life stories from leaders all across America. In this brief but energy-filled keynote, you will hear relevant anecdotes and actionable strategies for leveraging your strengths and becoming a more effective, inspirational leader. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Clearly understand the incredible personal, professional and organizational potential, power and impact of inspirational leadership.
  • Learn specific career and leadership advice from dozens of world-class mentors and highly respected healthcare leaders from all across America.
  • Leave the session inspired and empowered with current knowledge and tools to better engage, inspire, and empower those you lead and those you serve.

G. Elevating Nursing Leadership at the Bedside 
-- Eva M. Francis, RN, MSN, CCRN, Executive Director, Brilliant Healthcare Inc.; Author/Leadership and Business Consultant


H. Is BlockChain for Real? When Will it become the Status Quo?
-- John Bass, Chief Executive Officer, Hashed Health
-- Tony Benedict, Partner, Omicron Partners, LLC
-- Ryan Shaw, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Blockade Technologies
-- Emily Vaughn, Head of Accounts, Gem
-- Moderated by TBD

Blockchain is getting a lot of attention as the answer to healthcare's security problems. But does it live up to the hype? Panelists disucss the technology's advantages and its role in hospitals and health systems.

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

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