Thursday, September 21 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. Population Health, Data Analysis and the Impact on Services
-- Deborah Chasco, DNP, CCRN, CNS, Director of Nursing Informatics,UMC El Paso
-- Claude Hall, Jr., MA, MHA, Director Grants and Strategy, Sinai Health System
-- Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MA, MSPH, PhD, Director, Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center and Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine; Core Faculty, MU Informatics Institute
-- Sherri Peavy, MBA, BSN, RN, Chief Operations Officer, Mile Square Health Center, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
-- Moderated by Dan Nielsen, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Publisher, America’s Healthcare Leaders

Data analysis is essential to managing population health through interventions and prevention services. Panelists discuss how organizations are harnessing data and using it to determine patient health initiatives, as well as opportunities in population health moving forward

Recommended for: CIOs, CMOs, CNOs, CMIOs, Chief Data Officers, IT Project Managers/Directors

B. The Best Uses of HIT Today and the Use of Predictive Analytics
-- Jim Green, MPA, Chief Information Officer, Central Iowa Healthcare
-- Doug Brown, Managing Partner and President, Black Book Research
-- William Bercik, Senior Global Director, Healthcare Finance Product Strategy, Oracle
-- Paul Cooper, Chief Information Officer, NRC Health
-- Moderated by Mary Rechtoris, Assistant Editor, Becker's Healthcare

From machine learning to predictive analytics, panelists discuss exceptional use cases at hospitals and health systems.

Recommended for: CIOs, Chief Data Officers, Chief Technology Officers

C. Mobile Health, Innovation and Digital Transformation from Patient to CEO: The Best Ideas Today
-- Randy Davis, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Support Services, CGH Medical Center
-- Pamela S. Banchy, RN-BC, PMP, CHCIO, Chief Information Officer/ Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Western Reserve Hospital
-- Sarah Davelaar, Digital Health Content Strategist, The Signal Center for Health Innovation, University of Iowa Health Ventures
-- Mary Anne Leach, CHCIO, Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor’s Office, State of Colorado
-- Brian Edds, Vice President, Product Strategy, Spok, Inc.
-- Moderated by Brian Silverstein, MD, Managing Partner, HC Wisdom, LLC

Digital technologies that streamline communication are changing everything from patient-provider interactions to how executives manage operations. The discussion will consider unique and exciting technology-enabled initiatives happening across the care continuum.

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

D. Solution Implementations, Lessons Learned, Patient Payment Integration and Patient Centered Processes in the Revenue Cycle
-- Charlie Brown, Vice President of Revenue Cycle, University of Chicago Medicine
-- Linda Hall, CHFP, CPAM/CRCE-I, Financial Alignment Executive, Cerner Corporation
-- Moderated by Kate Carow, FACHE, Principal, Carow Consulting

Preparing for a revenue cycle conversion is daunting, but with the right preparation, hospitals can mitigate financial risk and more quickly return to baseline performance. The discussion includes tips for a seamless transition and ways to re-focus on the patient financial experience.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle, CFOs, CEOs

E. Treating Patients as Consumers
-- Carrie Moneymaker, Client Service Manager, Zotec Partners


G. Standardizing Revenue Cycle at 129 Hospitals
-- Rhonda C. Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ascension Health
-- Joseph Flanagan, President and Chief Executive Officer, R1 - Revenue Cycle Management

 In 2016, Ascension began transitioning its revenue cycle operations to R1 RCM – a considerable challenge given Ascension’s size and breadth of operations. Continuing through late 2018, R1 is deploying its operating model called the R1 Performance Stack to create a unified approach to revenue cycle management across all of Ascension’s acute operations. Together, Ascension and R1 are creating a standardized, predictable, and innovative commercial infrastructure that can adapt to the demands of an evolving payment environment. 

Objectives learned by attending the session:
• Why Ascension turned to an operating partner for its revenue cycle operations
• What value does Ascension believe is created by working with an operating partner and what results have they seen to date
• Lessons learned in deploying this type of arrangement successfully 

H. EHR Consolidation, Streamlining and Making EHR Useful
-- Anupam Goel, Vice President, Clinical Information, Advocate Health Care
-- Luis Saldaña MD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources
-- Moderated by Richard Laible, Professional Moderator; President, Laible Productions Inc.

EHR competitors are combining in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, forcing some vendors to exit the space. The onus is on remaining vendors to make sure their products streamline processes and improve user experience. This discussion will consider the trend of EHR consolidation and what it means for the IT industry.

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

I. Revenue Cycle Management in Changing Times 2017
-- Michael Rawdan, PhD, MBA, System Senior Director, Revenue Cycle and Patient Experience, St. Luke’s Health System
-- Patrice Daquin, Director, Revenue Cycle Project Management Officer, BJC Healthcare
-- Catherine Chambers, BSN, RN, CPC, Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist, University Hospitals of Cleveland
-- Cindy Coombs, MJ, CRCR, RHIA, CPC, Director, Revenue Cycle, Uropartners, LLC
-- Moderated by Molly Gamble, Editor-In-Chief, Becker’s Healthcare

A high-level look at how value-based care, M&A activity, high-deductible health plans and insurer instability affects hospitals' revenue cycles, as well as actionable insights for how organizations can guard their cycles from external factors as much as possible.

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

J. Secure 100% of Your Patients’ Financial Obligation on or Before Treatment
-- Tom Brekka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VestaCare

Learn how Pennsylvania-based Wayne Memorial Hospital is transforming their patient payment process and systems with VestaCare by securing ALL of their patients’ financial obligations on or before treatment. It largely eliminates patient revenue losses, while also protecting patients against bad debt, helping patients pay their obligations at a rate they can afford and that gives them financial and psychological protection.


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