May 9, 2007

4:30 - 5:55 pm Cocktail reception
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Corralling Exploding Healthcare IT Costs: Coming to Grips with Costs of Ownership and Obtaining ROI
Peter Christman - Executive Vice President, UW Medical Foundation
Peter Strombom - VP & CIO, FCHIME and Former Chair of CHIME, Meriter Hospital (Retired)
Martin A. Preizler - President and CEO, Physicians Plus
Philip Loftus, Ph.D. - CIO, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care
Austin Park - VP Infrastructure Services, PDS

The actual price of computer systems has always transcended the cost of the software and hardware to include the cost of implementation, training and ongoing maintenance fees. With the recent investment in healthcare information technology comes additional and unique costs of ownership. In the session a panel of senior executives from local healthcare organizations will:

  • Review the new costs of ownership associated with healthcare IT
  • Discuss how to measure and manage those new costs
  • Reveal their approach to calculating ROI

May 10, 2007

7:00 - 7:50 am
Registration & continental breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am
Opening remarks, announcements and introductions
Mike Klein - Founder & President, WTN Media
8:15 - 9:05 am
Keynote: John Wade
Healthcare IT: Why It Makes Care Delivery Better
John Wade - VP & CIO, St. Luke's Health System, Kansas City; Chair-Elect, HIMSS

Although investment in healthcare IT remains strong, there is a growing fear that the many benefits expected will be non-existent or far off into the future. In this session, a pioneer in the world of healthcare IT and a veteran of many successful implementations shares passionately his views on information technology and its potential impact on healthcare. In addition, in an extended interactive session with the audience, he will share his take on the rapidly changing world of healthcare in the U.S.

Wade Powerpoint

9:10 - 9:40 am
IT and Clinical Staff Relationships: Building Bridges to Excellence
Debra Rislow - CIO & Director of IS, Gundersen Lutheran
Thomas Lathrop, MD - Medical Director, Information Systems, Gundersen Lutheran

Deployment of information technology requires important changes in clinical staff processes. Often times these changes impact clinician efficiency and present a problematic disruption in usual clinician workflow. Introduction of new technology requires a strong, collaborative working relationship among information technology and clinical leadership. In this session attendees will hear from two senior hospital leaders who will:

  • Explain how to build effective multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify some of the issues these teams must address
  • Review the benefits of building strong teams

Rislow/Lathrop Powerpoint

9:45 - 10:15 am
Morning break
10:20 - 11:00 am
The Growth of Digital Imaging/PACS: How to Survive the Deluge
Gary Wendt, MD, MBA - Vice-Chair of Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John W. Melski, MD - Clinical Informatics Medical Director, Marshfield Clinic
Craig Schiefelbein - CEO & Co-Founder, Paragon Development Systems

Although added patient information can do much to improve patient care, it does deliver additional costs to both organizations and clinicians. These costs come in many forms including monetary resources, clinician time and environmental impact. In this session attendees will:

  • Hear about the energy and environmental costs of expanding PAC systems
  • Learn about ways to mitigate those costs
  • Understand the importance of matching PACs capabilities with needed functionality

Melski/Wendt/Schiefelbein Powerpoint

11:05 - 11:30 am
Being Digital: Building a Paperless Hospital
Tanya Townsend - Director of IT, St. Clare's Hospital
Mary T. Krueger - President, St. Clare's Hospital

As organizations have tried to embrace information technology, they have struggled to move from the paper to electronic transactions. Existing processes that do well to support activities based upon paper records fail to efficiently support the digital transfer of information. A few organizations have designed and built their hospitals, including the layout and infrastructure of the building, around the capabilities and requirements of information technology to obtain the greatest benefit. In this session attendees will:

  • Explore the considerations in designing a fully digital hospital
  • Understand the potential benefits "IT friendly" workflows offer
  • Learn about the challenges of introducing new technology
11:35 - 12:25 pm
Community-Based Health Record Exchange
Judith Faulkner - Founder and CEO, Epic Systems
Peter Strombom - VP/CIO, Meriter Hospital (Retired)
Mike Sauk - CIO, UW Hospital and Clinics
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS – Conference Chair; Associate CMO, BearingPoint
Sarah Coyne - Quarles & Brady LLP Health Law Group
Jessica Bartell, MD, MS - Internal Medicine Physician & Director of Clinical and Service Quality, Group Health Cooperative
Joel Buchanan, MD - Medical Director of Information Systems, UW Hospital and Clinics

In an effort to jump-start the building of a community-based electronic medical record, several forward thinking CIOs and their institutions came together to develop a plan for such a digital record. Their partners’ electronic medical record vendors joined forces with them and matched their enthusiasm for the project. In this session, attendees will hear from various stakeholders in the participating organizations who will:

  • Explore the founding principles and reasons for beginning the project
  • Review some of the obstacles both technical and “political” that were overcome to allow sharing of electronic patient data
  • Discuss the expected outcomes from building this infrastructure and capability
12:30 - 1:25 pm
1:30 - 1:40 pm
Keynote: Barry Chaiken, MD
Health IT Arrives: Now What Do We Do?
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS – Conference Chair; Associate CMO, BearingPoint

The rush to implement health IT exists all over the world. The U.K. expects to spend more than $30 billion dollars on the largest civilian IT project ever undertaken. Although the Federal government is spending $.40 per person on health IT, compared to $100 in the U.K., numerous organizations are investing large sums of private funds. Now seven years away from the President’s goal of an EHR for all Americans, healthcare professionals wonder when will the industry reap some of those projected benefits. In this session attendees will:

  • Review some of the early lessons learned in deploying health IT
  • Explore what the industry can expect health IT to deliver in the near and mid term
  • Learn about some of the necessary changes in healthcare delivery to obtain maximum benefit from deployed health IT
1:45 - 2:10 pm
EMR Perspectives: William Mortimore
Is Point-of-Care Clinical Decision Support a Substitute for EMRs?
William Mortimore – Managing Director, Healthcare Growth Partners LLC

Electronic medical records are being deployed to enhance quality, secure patient safety and deliver more efficient care. Similarly, clinician adopted clinical decision support is expected to deliver similar outcomes. Although we expect EHRs and CDS to work synergistically together, is it worth investing in both capabilities to obtain desired results? In this session, attendees will:

  • Explore the real contribution of EHRs and CDS capabilities on outcomes
  • Review compare the benefits and costs of EHRs and CDS
  • Investigate alternative approaches to securing benefits from healthcare IT

Mortimore Powerpoint

2:15 - 2:35 pm
Afternoon Break
2:40 - 3:55 pm
Expanding Patient Data Exchange: Are We Opening a Pandora’s Box of Liability and Risk?
Erik Phelps - Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich
John C. Thomure, Jr. - Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich
Carrie Norbin Killoran - Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich
Gregory Smith - SVP & CIO, Wheaton Franciscan
Beth DeLair, RN, JD - Director of Compliance, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

The expansion of patient data exchange through inter-operability allows providers to construct comprehensive electronic medical records (EMR). These EMRs provide access to patient information irrespective of the point of care or the source of the data. With this multi-faceted transfer of data comes a need for a governance model to address the handling of the patient information. During this session, experts in privacy, security and contracting will attempt to answer the following questions:

  • Who is liable for data errors recorded in electronic medical records, and what role do vendors and providers play?
  • What principles should be followed to correct any errors, and can vendor indemnity be "pierced"?
  • What can we expect from the legal system in the area of errors in patient data exchange?
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Future Scan: Using Simulations and Gaming to Revolutionize the Training of Clinicians
Frederick W. Kron, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, UW-Madison

New media technologies, such as simulations and gaming, can significantly enhance medical training by greatly impacting learning on issues such as ethics, medical humanism, and communication. In addition, these technologies can be applied to patient education to facilitate a reduction in unhealthy behaviors and improvement in treatment plan compliance. In the area of IT, simulations can facilitate clinician adoption through the construction of virtual worlds where new technologies and processes are visualized and experimented with. In this session attendees will:

  • Learn how gaming and simulations are used in education
  • Explore the impact of these technologies on change management
  • Review the advantages of these learning techniques over traditional methods

Dr. Kron Powerpoint

4:35 - 5:05 pm
Keynote: Kevin Hayden
Wisconsin's E-Health Initiative
Kevin Hayden - Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

In spite of the failure of the federal government to increase investment in health information technology, initiatives both at the federal and state levels march on. In this session, attendees will hear from a senior state official who will share the latest news on state based investments and projects that are advancing the use of healthcare information technology.

Hayden Powerpoint

5:05 - 5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Mike Klein, Founder & President, WTN Media
  • Produced by WTN Media / Wisconsin Technology Network

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