2008 Agenda as of April 22, 2008 (and is subject to change)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

8:00 - 8:50 am
Pre-Registration
9:00 - 3:00 pm
CIO Strategic Meetings (invitation only)

* If you are a CIO and would like to attend these meetings, please contact Mike Klein.

4:00-4:10 PM
Opening Remarks
Mike Klein, Founder & President, WTN Media
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd.
4:15-4:25 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Denise Webb, eHealth Program Manager, Department of Health and Family Services, State of Wisconsin
4:30-5:00 PM
Public-Private Partnerships: Navigating Political Realities
John Byrnes, Principal, Mason Wells
Don Holmquest, MD, JD, CEO, Cal RHIO

Due to the large role government plays in healthcare, many initiatives, such as working towards interoperability to forge comprehensive personal health records, require the formation of actual or de-facto public-private partnerships. These arrangements can then work to advance initiatives by including all major stakeholders through representation of both the public and private sectors. In this session attendees will:

  • Hear from experts who have built and managed public-private partnerships
  • Explore the obstacles for managing the process and building these collaborations
  • Understand the potential to leverage these partnerships for the benefit of all stakeholders

Presentation Powerpoint

5:05-5:45 PM
Consumerism: Patients, PHRs, Privacy, Public Companies
Patti Brennan, Professor, UW Madison
John Byrnes, Principal, Mason Wells
Don Holmquest, MD, JD, CEO, CalRHIO
Barry P. Chaiken, MD – CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

The current focus of innovators in healthcare is on consumerism – empowering patients to manage their own care and their own medical records. Google, Microsoft, Revolution Health and others are investing in a big way in this area. In this session, experts in PHRs and consumer healthcare information issues will:

  • Review the current state of PHRs
  • Explore the potential impact of the commercialization of PHRs by multinational Web companies
  • Discuss the role of patients in managing patient care and their health records
5:50-7:00 PM
Cocktail reception
6:45-9:00 PM
Speaker/Advisory Board Dinner (invite only)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

7:00-7:50 am
Registration & continental breakfast
8:00-8:10 am
Opening remarks, announcements and introductions
Mike Klein, Founder & President, WTN Media
8:15-8:55 am
Keynote: Martin Harris, MD
e-Enabling Services: Transforming Healthcare Through Consumerism
Martin Harris, MD, CIO, Cleveland Clinic

The growth in consumerism in healthcare provides significant opportunities to organizations seeking additional revenue through the leveraging of existing competencies. A key strategy is matching an organization’s financial model to its services model. In this session attendees will:

  • Learn how to use systems to drive new knowledge paradigms
  • Explore the new opportunities in the consumer health model
  • Hear how an organization expanded from a local to national and then international markets

Presentation Powerpoint

9:00-9:40 am
Risks and Benefits of the Commercialization of Internal IT Investments
Bob Carlson, MD, Director of Applied Sciences, Marshfield Clinic
Martin Harris, MD, CIO, Cleveland Clinic
Trevor D’Souza, Managing Director, Mason Wells
Barry P. Chaiken, MD – CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

Organizations that invest significant resources in internally focused IT projects often see financial upside to commercializing such investments. Although such commercialization offers potentially significant additional revenue, there are many obstacles to overcome before organizations can accrue such benefits. In this session attendees will:

  • Hear from an organization in the midst of technology transfer
  • Learn about the difference in demands of internal and external customers
  • Review the key items associated with technology transfer
  • Explore the financial and investment concerns of commercialization for both the provider organization and the vendor

Presentation Powerpoint

9:45-10:15 am
Morning break
10:20-11:00 am
Keynote: John Glaser
Integrating the Genome into the Electronic Health Record: The Next Leap Forward
John Glaser, PhD, Vice President and CIO, Partners Healthcare

The integration of the genome in the EHR will require a complex supporting information technology infrastructure that includes knowledge bases and decision support to assist physicians in interpreting results, databases of population genomic and phenotypic data to support research and bioinformatics tools to provide research analyses.

This presentation will discuss the progress, impact and lessons learned from the efforts of Partners HealthCare to implement the necessary information technology infrastructure. The presentation will discuss:

  • Information technology infrastructure to support research into the genomic bases of disease
  • Information technology infrastructure needed to provide genome enabled patient care
  • Issues and challenges that confront information technology support of personalized medicine.

Presentation Powerpoint

11:05-11:50 am
The State of RHIOs
Don Holmquest, MD, JD, CEO, Cal RHIO
John Glaser, CIO, Partners Healthcare
Kim Pemble, Executive Director, Wisconsin Health Information Exchange
Barry P. Chaiken, MD – CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

A recent report in Health Affairs reviewed the state of RHIOs in the U.S. Of 145 RHIOs surveyed, nearly one in four were likely defunct and only 20 efforts were of moderate size exchanging clinical data. The article raised questions about viable business models for RHIOs as the majority of the 20 RHIOs were supported by grants. In this session national experts in health information exchange will:

  • Comment on the results of the Health Affairs article
  • Discuss the factors driving the development of RHIOs
  • Make predictions about the future of RHIOs
  • Suggest solutions to the suggested business model problem

Presentation Powerpoint

11:55-12:25 pm
Business Intelligence: Identifying Metrics for Collection, Analysis, Reporting and Decision Making
John Hansmann, Region Manager, Management Engineering, Intermountain Healthcare-Urban South Region
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

High value business intelligence (BI) provides easily understood metrics that tie closely to processes/workflows that directly deliver clinical and financial outcomes. By monitoring these processes and workflows, organizations can remain on track to achieve targeted results while also working to improve processes/workflows to improve outcomes. In this session attendees will:

  • Hear from experts who have effectively deployed and utilized BI
  • Learn some of the common BI metrics that can be tied to key clinical and financial outcomes.
  • Review the key characteristics of effective BI tools
  • Explore how BI metrics can be useful in software vendor contracting
12:30-1:25 pm
Lunch
1:30-2:10 pm
Healthcare 2015: Impacts on Health Plans and Care Delivery Organizations
Jim Adams, Executive Director, IBM Center for Healthcare Management

The healthcare system, as we know it today, will be radically different in a short seven years. Universal coverage will be enacted either nationally or at the state level by a significant number of states. Management of one’s health care and financial responsibility for that care will continue to be transferred to the individual. No major efforts will be taken to control the supply side of health care. In this session attendees will:

  • Explore whether any and all of these statements are true
  • Lean about the factors that are driving these conclusions
  • Understand what health plans and providers need to do to respond to these likely shifts

Presentation Powerpoint

2:15-2:55 pm
Strengthening Client – Vendor Relationships: How We All Can Get Along
Eric Yablonka, CIO, University of Chicago Medical Center
Austin Park, CTO, Paragon Development Systems
Judy Murphy, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care
John Daniels, CIO, Evolvent Technologies, Inc.
Barry P. Chaiken, MD – CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

Although choosing an HIT partner is a critical decision, managing an organization’s relationship with that new partner is critical to the success of any IT project. Responsibilities for a successful partnership exist on both sides of the table. In this session attendees will:

  • Learn about the critical factors needed to build a strong working partnership between clients and vendors
  • Explore the role of effective and structured communication in building trust
  • Hear from all stakeholders on how to develop win-win relationships
3:00-3:30 pm
Afternoon Break
3:35-4:15 pm
The Legal and Technical Challenges Posed by eDiscovery
Erik Phelps, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
and Colleagues - Carrie Killorian, John Scheller, Shane Brunner and Joe Olson of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, CMO, DocsNetwork, Ltd. - Moderator

While IT advances can create more efficient business practices and can even enhance our ability to collect, store and retrieve patient information to provide better patient outcomes, the massive amounts of electronic data used in these systems and maintained by the organization have a “dark side” as well. In particular, this information is often the subject of “e-discovery” — where it is demanded by third parties in contested proceedings, such as litigation or government investigations.

Organizations who are unprepared for such demands or who neglect their obligations under the recently revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure can find themselves in a great deal of trouble, and at a serious disadvantage relative to their adversary.

By presenting vignettes which are based on recent real-world cases, experienced attorneys with backgrounds in healthcare, information technology and litigation will help to shed light on critical parts of the e-discovery process. In an interactive presentation which will solicit audience input along the way, these attorneys will highlight issues associated with the breadth of data collection obligations, legal requirements to preserve data, and present a cautionary tale about what can happen when things don’t go as smoothly as they should and information technology professionals find themselves on a witness stand.

4:20-4:50 pm
Clinical Information Available for EMRs: Collect Everything?
Phillip Loftus, CIO, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care
Peter Strombom, Strombom Associates - Moderator

The deployment of EMRs facilitates the collection of greater amounts of clinical information in greater detail than ever before. Data entry templates, pick lists and clinically-driven macros make it much easier for clinicians to record detailed patient data in individual medical records. Although detailed documentation is useful for both patient care and reimbursement, documentation does not come without a cost. In this session attendees will:

  • Understand the multiple sources for EMR growth
  • Review the impact of “easily completed documentation” on the IT requirements for an EMR
  • Explore options for managing the growth of clinical documentation

Presentation Powerpoint

4:55-5:00 pm
Closing Remarks

2008 Sponsors


  • WI Department of Health
    and Family Services

  • Produced by WTN Media