The Healthcare IT & Analytics Summit is a gathering for C-Suite & Industry Thought Leaders to discuss IT, Data & Analytics, and cybersecurity challenges currently facing the healthcare industry. We will examine such issues as patient care, controlling costs, improving reimbursements, securing patient and data privacy, and transforming data into actionable information to make smarter business and clinical decisions.
With so many technological advancements, analytical tools and models, and an ever-increasing need to thwart cyber threats, how do you truly cultivate a winning strategy that will not only maximize your data’s value but also make a real impact on healthcare and costs.
Registration & Breakfast
How Today’s Technology is Shaping Healthcare’s Future
Industries across the globe continue to transform digitally; and healthcare is no exception – in fact it could be said, it is the industry primed for technological reinvention. In this session, we will look take a holistic approach to technology that is innovating healthcare and taking us into the future, such as:
This interactive discussion will provide an inside look into various technologies and the possibilities they will provide to the healthcare industry and what today’s IT & Analytics executives need to know to be ready for the future of healthcare.
What Role Does Health IT Play in the Move to Value-Based Care?
Providers and Payers alike have been facing challenges as we move away from a FFS (Fee-for-Service) to a value-based healthcare model. This is changing not only billing and reimbursement but also the way that healthcare organizations deal with patients and how they deliver care and service. In this session, we will examine such topics as:
Advanced Analytics: Is the Enterprise Ready?
Today’s healthcare enterprise must be ready for the evolution needed to power business and clinical decisions by advanced analytics rather than the historical approaches to informatics. This is necessary as we recognize that descriptive statistics of limited and aged data are incapable of supporting the optimization of health outcomes and costs as they compare to standardized treatments and personalized medicine. In this session we will:
Interactive Roundtable Discussions
Building a Diverse Cyber Workforce
The lack of diversity in the cyber security talent pool is not a secret. We need as many people as possible to join our ranks but often, and unknowingly, we create a work environment that does not promote diversity and is not attractive to women and minorities.
What have you done or said in the workplace that you may not think was offensive to someone, but may have been? Why is the security environment hostile towards women and minorities in many institutions? What can you do to ensure that there is more diversity in the workforce?
This interactive discussion promises to be a lively conversation on race, class and culture in the security workplace and how we need to work together and overcome the security problems our nation faces today.
The EDW, EHR Consolidation, and Strategic Vision for Integrated Infrastructure
As CIOs and IT teams across the country strive to do more with less, the concepts of consolidation and innovation around the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) have come to the fore as the pursuit of value continues. By leveraging vendor resources, consolidating assets to the cloud, leveraging open source tools like Hadoop and Apache frameworks, health IT leaders can continuously consolidate resources to create value for both the board and patients.
In this interactive discussion we will discuss strategic vision for infrastructure, in the endless pursuit of value. Hear about little known cost-cutting methods, best practices to strategically save on budget when appropriate, and the forecasted vision for where the strategic roadmap should take us in the future.
Governing the Ungoverned – Building Your Enterprise Foundation Through Project Prioritization and Strategic Portfolio Management
An enterprise roadmap for strategic healthcare IT investment goes well beyond a budget– prioritization of projects and governing the ungoverned mass of resources is step one to fostering the effectiveness of an enterprise IT team. At scale, this philosophy can serve as a means to deliver value beyond the electronic health record and data analytics, and influence every aspect of a health system business plan.
In this interactive roundtable we will discuss significant challenges to healthcare IT organizations and how to combat them by reimaging your IT roadmap and leveraging unique approaches to the project prioritization process for your organization.
CyberDefense of the Future: Examining Code Vulnerabilities, Password Theft and Ransomware
The WannaCry global ransomware attack in 2017 was a wake-up call for all industries, particularly healthcare; as over the last several years the healthcare industry has become heavily targeted by cyberattackers due to the immense amount of information held in patient records. In this session, we will:
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic through Analytics
The Opioid Crisis looms large nationally. According to a report from the CDC, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids in 2014 with that number steadily on the rise. Using healthcare data and actionable analytics could play a key role in helping to combat this crisis. We will take a look at how diagnostic, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics can make it possible to identify individuals who are at risk of becoming opioid dependent and what healthcare providers can do to help pinpoint how to assist in fighting this epidemic.
Universal Patient Identifiers (UPIs) – Will the Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act Change Healthcare as we Know It?
The need for patient privacy created HIPAA; funnily enough, this privacy rule has prevented patients and providers to easily obtain a full and historical view of healthcare visits, diagnosis and treatment. Now many in the industry as well as patients are committed to advancing the cause of unlocking the potential for healthcare data. What is this going to mean to the world of Health IT as we know it? In this session, we will look at such things as:
The Role of FHIR in Supporting Risk-Based Care Models
To be successful in the risk-based environment, healthcare organizations need effective communication and collaboration amongst key players – from payers to providers to patients and beyond. A key part to this is to ensure that those involved in clinical decisions have access to the most insightful and actionable data and information in real-time. In this session, we will discuss how HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard plays a role in supporting this risk-based environment. We will look at:
IoT in Healthcare: Integrating Voice & Data Connectivity with Medical Devices
Wearable devices, mobile apps, sensors, telehealth, voice interfaces and connected devices are dramatically changing the way we experience healthcare. In this interactive discussion we will examine how you can leverage voice experiences to engage users and patients, determine ways to develop new services from your collected data and more.
Deploying Analytics to Drive Consistent Population Health Improvements
The efficiency of any population health program relies on the ability to leverage population data. In this session, we will examine how healthcare organizations can utilize the power of robust data and analytics to improve the quality of patient care. We will look at how an organization can use population health data and analytics to:
Modernizing Communications to Improve Clinician-to-Clinician and Clinician-to-Patient Communication
Rapid improvements in technology have provided health benefits for patients and doctors alike, from tracking medications more accurately to providing cutting edge treatment options to health monitoring through real time data analytics. Despite these innovations, communication and care coordination still remain a challenge in many provider organizations. Join our panelists as they discuss:
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The Digital World is Here to Stay – What is the Future of IT & Analytics in Healthcare
Data, Technology, IoT is here to stay and just getting bigger and bigger. The technological transformations today’s healthcare enterprises have gone through are proving that IT & Analytics are no longer just a division of the organization, but a component within every aspect of the enterprise. What does this mean for IT, Data & Analytics Executives? This interactive session will offer a variety of perspectives to answer that question and look at things such as:
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Healthcare
AI and machine learning is becoming more prevalent across all industries, healthcare included. What does this mean for clinicians and healthcare organizations? How will this affect your role as an IT Executive? We will provide introspections and perspectives as we examine the most effective use of humans within an environment being led and restructured by technological advances.
Interactive Roundtable Discussions
Blockchain in Healthcare Security: Useable, Myth, or Futuristic?
As one of the most misunderstood technologies in 2017, Blockchain continues to be an exciting enigma to many healthcare organizations. This is especially interesting and exciting in the field of security, where blockchain’s secure peer-to-peer ledger systems could completely disrupt core application development in clinical transformation efforts, claims adjusting and billing management, and especially cybersecurity.
In this interactive discussion, we will review Blockchain technology and debunk the myths or conjecture around its use in healthcare. We will discuss such things as: how Blockchain can be implemented to secure Health IT infrastructure, secure IoT connected devices, improve security interoperability, and reduce the ability of ransomware to propagate within a network.
Rough Waters: Navigating Value-Based Care, Technology, Mergers and Partnerships
Mergers and acquisitions of physician practices, hospitals and even health plans can often create instability among technology personnel and physicians in the value-based care environment. This instability can translate to cost-efficiency issues, and can influence quality. And it is increasingly clear– hospitals are no longer able to sustain cost at the current rate. In this discussion, we will share challenges of bringing disparate systems, providers and IT experts under a single roof; understand best practices through mergers and acquisitions and how to best create a strategic approach to systems and people management.
Creating a Cybersecurity Culture in Your Organization
All hospital systems and networks – large and small – can be targets of cybercrime, yet, financial resources are declining and the pressures to increase efficiencies are top of mind. Creating a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace enables hospitals and medical centers to be resistant and resilient, and manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk across the enterprise. Our speaker will discuss:
Faster, Smarter and Automated? – The Transformation of Utilization Management
In this session, we will examine how cloud-based technologies can be integrated into the provider and payer workflow to enable the automation of prior-authorization processes right at the point-of-care. This type of automation will allow health plans the ability to reduce the administrative costs of manually processing authorization requests as well as the potential of human error and the possibilities of re-doing medical reviews they receive from providers. These automation techniques also allow healthcare providers with better information and more transparency into a health plan’s authorization criteria so that they can more proactively focus on complex cases that require exceptions. In the end, a more automated process will create a more collaborative partnership with payers and providers, reduce denials and determine the most appropriate and medically necessary care plan as early as possible – all of which means healthier patients with a greater patience satisfaction level.
Are You One Breach Away from Losing a Patient?
Healthcare consumerism is an issue facing providers and payers alike, but have you stopped to think how security plays a role in the choices patients make as consumers? Patients trust healthcare organizations to protect their information and data (physically and digitally). By examining digital trust and the impact data breaches have, health providers and health plans will gain insight as to how patient trust is earned and retained. This session will examine:
IT’s and the Readmissions Crisis: Data’s Role in Healing Patients
According to an August 2016 Kaiser Health News report, rehospitalization rates hit a new record high. The report concluded that the government will punish more than half of the nation’s hospitals for patients returning for care within a month. What’s more, Medicare was planning to withhold approximately $528 million in 2016, an increase of $108 million more than 2015 totals.
For some providers, the sky was unofficially falling. As per most government standards for healthcare, the riddle of readmissions can be solved with one all-powerful resource– an organization’s data. Join us for an engaging discussion centered around the Avoidable Readmissions Reduction Program (ARRP). We will look at such things as:
Technology Enabled Patient-Centered Care
Patient-centered care has been one of the major domains of healthcare quality for more than 15 years; however, in most organizations, there has been little done to shift towards a high-touch, personalized and patient-focused style of care. In this session, we will discuss:
Conclusion of Summit
|Room Rate: $155|
THE GRAND CONNECTS to the EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR VIA SKYWALK
Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
222 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202
The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
222 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
THE GRAND CONNECTS to the EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR VIA SKYWALK
|Earlybird Rate (exp 3/15)||Standard Rate|
|End-users (Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Payers, Government & Academia)||$695 (includes 2 nights' hotel stay)||$895 (includes 2 nights' hotel stay)|
|Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences Companies||$895 (includes 2 nights' hotel stay)||$1,095 (includes 2 nights' hotel stay)|
|Vendor Other Industry Attendees||$1,595||$1,795|
Registration subject to approval. To qualify you must be currently employed by a non-vendor company. Eligibility will be verified by conference producer. Opal Group reserves the right to allocate places and to refuse applications.
Chief Analytics Officers
Chief Data Scientists
Chief Data Officers
Chief Medical Information Officers
Chief Strategy Officers
EVPs / SVPs / VPs / Directors / Managers of:
IT, Technology, Analytics, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Medical Information, Information Security, Information Systems, Clinical Analytics, Informatics, Population Health Analytics & Management, Digital Health
Health Care Facilities – Hospitals: Both Large and Small, Including Rural and Critical Access Hospitals.
Health Care Systems – These are groups of hospitals. Banner, Summit, NY Presbyterian – all of these 'systems' have many physical locations and are our proverbial “BIG FISH” - The CIO of a “System” has enormous budgets. NOTE: We can get the CIO of a system and CIOs of all of their corresponding hospitals so whenever we have a speaker or a delegate pay attention to whether they are a part of a 'system'; We can also bring in many different titles from the same organization
Long Term Care Facilities/Nursing Facilities – Hospice and others where people do not need immediate urgent care but do need constant medical attention
Outpatient Facilities – Clinics and other areas which do not have overnight
Healthcare Payers – Health Insurance Companies & Health Exchanges
Government & Academia
Life Sciences & Others
The Healthcare IT & Analytics Summit is more than a typical technology conference; it is an engaging and interactive event designed to share stories, best practices and lessons learned in a productive and innovative environment.