Thursday, September 21 10:25-11:05 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. Making IT Work with Health System Priorities
-- Bradley Clegg, DO, Chief Medical Information Officer, Metro Health Hospital
-- Ilir Zenku, MITM, PMP, CHCIO, Assistant Vice President, Health System IT, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System 
-- Julie Bonello, Chief Information Officer, Rush Health
-- Moderated by Timothy Fry, JD, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

Adopting or upgrading IT systems is an opportunity to take stock of hospital priorities and ensure your system has the right capacity and capabilities. The discussion considers what some of those capabilities are, as well as how to use IT to support strategic initiatives.

Recommended for: CEOs, CIOs, CMIOs

B. Key Thoughts on Interoperability and Related Issues
-- Sam King, FHFMA, FHIMSS, Industry Fellow, UC Irvine Center for Digital Transformation; Faculty, USC Price School of Public Policy
-- Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, Green Circle Health; Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology, St. Vincent Hospitals
-- Jeff Rosenfeld, MBA, CSSBB, PMP, Manager, Strategic Innovation and Project Management, Tahoe Forest Hospital District
-- Moderated by Helen Figge, PharmD., MBA, CSSBB, CSSLS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Senior Vice President, Global Strategies and Development, LumiraDx, USA, Inc.

Interoperability is a national struggle that continues to frustrate team-based care.From cloud-based technology to government policy, this panel discusses key opportunities, obstacles and initiatives in interoperability.

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

C. The Promise of Predictive Analytics Realized
-- Andy Bartley, MBA, Senior Solutions Architect, Health & Life Sciences, Intel Corp.

Healthcare as an industry understands the need for predictive analytics, but moving from theory to practice is not without its challenges. This session examines how Sharp Healthcare and Penn Medicine used EHRs and predictive modeling to inform care initiatives that have positively influenced patient care.

Attendees will learn: 

  • How Intel HLS has worked with providers on ways to use their EHRs to build predictive models;
  • Example use cases for predictive analytics, including preventing hospital acquired conditions, reducing readmissions and better segmenting population health programs;
  • And how Intel HLS and its partners are using EHRs to drive population health management.   

D. Improving Patient Satisfaction and Service Quality Through Healthcare IT Delivery
-- Sherry Shults, RN, BSN, IT/Quality Initiative and Clinical Research, Providence Medical Group
-- Randy Osteen, Associate Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Management, CHRISTUS Health
-- Vikram Sobti, MD, DABR, Chief Medical Information Officer, Norwegian American Hospital
-- Leigh Williams, Administrator, Business Systems, UVA Health System 
-- Moderated by Dan Nielsen, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, America’s Healthcare Leaders

Widespread health IT adoption in the last few years has transformed how hospitals and clinicians deliver care. From wearables to at-home diagnostics, this discussion examines the effects of digital transformation in the clinical space.

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

E. Revenue Cycle, Payor Contracting and Data Analytics
-- Michael Berger, Director, Revenue Cycle, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System; President, The M. Berger Consulting Group, LLC
-- Rudy Braccili, Jr., MBA, CRCE, Executive Director, Revenue Cycle Services, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
-- Justin Schaper, Senior Vice President, Analytics, Intermedix
-- Moderated by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Publisher, Becker’s Healthcare; Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Some hospitals struggle to be on equal ground with payers during contract negotiations due to a lack of easily accessible data. This panel will discuss how hospitals can use advanced analytics to model contract variables and negotiate fair reimbursement with payers. 

Recommended for: CIOs, Chief Data Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance

F. Reducing Payor Denials
-- Nathan Hughes, Senior Director, RCS Utilization Review, Novant Health
-- Denise Nedza Szalko, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Rush University Medical Center
-- Ed Gaines, JD, CCP, Chief Compliance Officer, Zotec Partners
-- Moderated by Ayla Ellison, JD, Editor, Becker’s Healthcare

An examination of revenue cycle strategies hospitals and health systems can deploy to reduce the unnecessary revenue loss caused by insurance claim denials.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance

G. Delivering a Great Patient Experience in the Revenue Cycle
-- Donna Graham, Senior Director, Revenue Cycle, The MetroHealth System
-- Carolyn Rubin, Director, Revenue Cycle Management, Dallas Nephrology Associates
-- Andrea Englund, MBA, MSN, RN, Clinical Informatics/Patient Care Coordination Leader, Phelps Memorial Health Center
-- David Dyke, Vice President Product Management, Patient Access, Change Healthcare
-- Moderated by Richard Laible, Professional Moderator; President, Laible Productions Inc.

From price transparency to simplifying billing statements, this panel will discuss ways to improve patient experience in the revenue cycle.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle, CFOs, CEOs

H. Innovation and Technology
-- Robert Budman, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer, Piedmont Healthcare
-- Diane Stover Hopkins, Principal Consultant Innovation Strategy, Beacon Health System and DuPont Sustainable Solutions; Co-Author, Wake Up and Smell the Innovation
-- Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Tahoe Forest Hospital District
-- Jeff Nelson, Chief Executive Officer and President, Healogics
-- Moderated by Georgia Casciato, Managing Director, Healthcare, Patina Solutions

Technology has played a crucial role in healthcare innovation in the last two decades. This panel discusses the best technology investments to make to support innovation initiatives.

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

I. The Future of Cyber Security
-- Nameer Haider, MD, FAAPM&R, AQPM, DABPM, Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Board Certified Interventional Pain Management, Spinal and Skeletal Pain Medicine, Omni Surgery Center, Killpain LLC / Cell Bionics Institute and Minimally Invasive Pain Institute

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