Thursday, September 21 8:40-9:20 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. The Return on Investment in Data Analytics and Health IT
-- Joshua Lee, MD, Chief Health Information Officer and Vice President, Loyola University Health System
-- Stephen Morgan, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Carilion Clinic
-- Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Tahoe Forest Hospital District
-- Brent Stutz, Senior Vice President, Cardinal Health Fuse
-- Ian Christopher, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Qventus
-- Moderated by TBD

A discussion of how hospital systems measure and maximize the value of analytics, ranging from data governance structures to tools and training.

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


B. IT, Security, Ransomware and More
-- Adam Boris, Board of Trustees, Norwegian American Hospital; Partner, TechCXO, LLC
-- Dennis Lee, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cabell Huntington Hospital
-- Erik J. Devine, Chief Information Security Officer, Riverside Healthcare
-- Meredith Harper, Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System 
-- Moderated by John Harig, JD, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

No matter the size or resources of your medical practice, it's critical leaders remain proactive and vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity, as every organization is a potential target. A conversational dive into how practices can effectively and securely share and protect patient health information across multiple platforms to enhance clinical workflows.

Recommended for: CIOs, CISOs, Chief Data Officers


C. Breach Readiness - How Do You Rank?
-- Hussein Syed, Chief Information Security Officer, RWJ Barnabas
-- David Houlding, MSc, CISSP, CIPP, Director, Healthcare Privacy and Security, Intel Health and Life Sciences
-- Chris Logan, Senior Healthcare Strategist, VMware

How does your organization's cybersecurity compare with your peers? Do you know how to identify gaps and address opportunities for improvement to protect your organization from a breach? Join this session to see how the healthcare industry is prioritizing different types of breaches and ransomware, and how the industry is scoring in terms of cyerbersecurity sophistication. Gain insight into:

  • A new benchmark assessment from Intel and VMWare to analyze your current breach security level;
  • How your organization's security priorities and capabilities compare to the healthcare industry overall;
  • What RWJBarnabas is doing to enhance their cybersecurity protection on the frontlines.

D. HIT Security & Privacy: Best Practices and Key Issues
-- David Miller, Chief Information Officer, Access Community Health Network
-- Katherine Downing, MA, RHIA, CHPS, PMP, Senior Director, AHIMA Information Governance
-- Aaron Miri, Chief Information Officer, Imprivata
-- Michael Leonard, Senior Director, Product Management, Healthcare, Commvault
-- Moderated by Mary Rechtoris, Writer/Reporter, Becker’s Healthcare

A conversational dive into how practices can effectively and securely share and protect patient health information across multiple platforms to enhance clinical workflows.

Recommended for: CIOs, CISOs, Chief Data Officers


E. Integrating Hospital and Physician Revenue Cycle Operations
-- Denise Nedza Szalko, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago recently completed a year-long journey to integrate its hospital and physician revenue cycles under a unified leadership structure. 

Join this session to learn:

  • Why Rush decided to consolidate revenue cycle operations;
  • How Rush prepared for and implemented a seamless technology transition with minimal impact on baseline performance;
  • Tips to gain employee buy-in in the transition process.  

F. Managed Care Contracting, Value Based Contracting and More
-- Mayumi Fukui, Vice President, Managed Care and Program Development, University of Chicago Medical Center
-- Sean Sidey, Director, Healthcare Economics and Pricing, Payer Strategy Group, Catholic Health Initiatives
-- Angela Brandt, Chief Operating Officer, ProMedica Physicians Group
-- Mark Kilborn, Chief Information Officer, Springhill Medical Center and Area Vice President, Allscripts Managed Services
-- Moderated by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Publisher, Becker’s Healthcare; Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Reaching a fair agreement with a payer about managed care contracting requires preparation, collaboration and compromise. From negotiation strategies to risk-sharing models, this panel discusses key challenges and opportunities in managed care and value-based contracting.

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


G. Best Practices — Denials, Patients Clearance and More
-- Keith Siddel, MBA, PhDc, JD, CHC, Vice President, Revenue, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
-- Tony Rinkenberger, MHA, Director, Revenue Cycle Services, Ridgeview, Medical Center
-- Kevin Adams, Revenue Cycle Director, Anderson Regional Medical Center
-- Gregory Snow, Vice President, Provider Strategic Planning, Availity 
-- Moderated by Brooke Murphy, Writer/Reporter, Becker’s Healthcare

A discussion that breaks down and examines excellence at each step of the revenue cycle, as well as the most effective tools and strategies in revenue cycle management today.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance


H. Best Practices for the Revenue Cycle
-- Kayne Coleman, System Director Revenue Cycle, Bellin Health System, Inc.
-- Voncil Webb, CPC, COC, CPC-I, Billing Manager, Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global
-- Scott Schrader, Chief Commercial Officer, Access Healthcare
-- Moderated by Richard Laible, Professional Moderator; President, Laible Productions Inc.

Achieving excellence in revenue cycle is no small feat. This panel will discuss what excellence looks like as well as the most effective tools, processes and strategies in revenue cycle today.

Recommended for: Directors of Revenue Cycle/Finance


I. How Consumer Engagement Can Help Drive Efficient Consumer Collections for Providers
-- Stuart Hanson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Payments, Change Healthcare
-- Jack Gehrke, Head, Consumer Digital Payments, Aetna Consumer Health Solutions

This session will provide an overview of how health plans are working to drive a more efficient revenue cycle for providers, many of whom are struggling with the rising costs to bill and collect from consumers. Payers are working to improve consumer engagement through enhanced financial communications and member payments—particularly through data science and machine learning tools. Attendees will learn about how trusted, personalized consumer financial communications can be leveraged to increase revenue cycle performance and how providers are preparing for this shift in consumer collections. The speaker(s) will share the results of recent studies as well as lessons learned from working with health plans on deploying these strategies and capabilities. 


J. Supply Chain
-- Bill Denton, RN, MBA, Executive Vice President and Principal, Novia Strategies
-- Scott Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Resource Group
-- Todd Eich, CMRP, CST, Director, Training and Implementation, United Surgical Partners International
-- Scott Cornwell, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dispensary of Hope
-- Rob Addison, Managing Director, KPMG
-- Moderated by TBD

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