Healthcare IT in Transition

Agenda for 2010

Agenda is as of 04/27/10 and is subject to change

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

4:00 pm

Conference registration opens

4:45 pm

Opening remarks

5:00 – 5:50 pm

Keynote: Automating the Physician Experience, What’s Standing in the Way?

Kent Gale, Founder and Chairman, KLAS Enterprises LLC

This session offers a down to earth look at what trips up the best-laid plans of mice and men to achieve deep physician adoption of a fully electronic medical record. Attendees review a “Top Ten” list sourced from the eyes and mouths of physicians and other acute care providers revealing the impact of software vendors, infrastructure, tools and people on adoption. These ten comical examples would be funnier if it weren’t so true.

During the session, attendees will:
• Explore whether immovable objects exist and see if there are routes around them.
• Learn how to get from workaround to transparent workflow.
• Understand how to leverage real clinical decision support and knowledge based (expert) guidance.

Presentation (pdf)

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Avaya

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Advisory Board Dinner (Invitation Only)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

7:00 am

Registration opens and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am

Opening remarks and introductions

Mike Klein, DHC Producer & President WTN Media

8:15 – 9:05 am

Keynote: Clinical Governance

Dr. Thomas J. Handler, MD, Research Director, Gartner Inc.

Healthcare organization are spending large sums for advanced clinical information systems in an effort to reduce costs and improve the quality of care they deliver. However, all too often system selection and implementation do not go as planned and this is often closely tied to inadequate clinical governance. This presentation will discuss the importance of clinical governance and what can be done to create a good governance structure.

Participants will learn the following:
• Why is clinical governance so important?
• Why does clinical governance seem to be such a challenge for many organizations?
• What is a better model for clinical governance
• Can you “break the mold” in your organization and better control and focus clinical IT?

Presentation (pdf)

9:10 – 10:00 am

Return on Investment with Clinical Information Systems – An Oxymoron?

Dick Gibson, Former Senior VP and CIO, Legacy Health

Robust clinical information systems can bring financial returns to an organization beyond improving the quality and reliability of care. We will examine the sources and magnitude of financial benefit and what an organization needs to do to capture the benefit.

Participants will learn the following:
• A structure for examining the true cost of a clinical information system.
• The sources of financial benefit from a clinical information system.
• The magnitude and timing of the financial return.
• Operational changes needed to obtain the benefit.

Presentation (pdf)

10:05 – 10:25 am

Morning break

10:30 – 11:25 am

Keynote: What Do Patients Want?

Deborah Peel, MD, President, Patient Privacy Rights

The move to digital records clearly provides better access to patient records. Although this increased access can facilitate better care, it also provides additional opportunities for inappropriate access to personal health information. As industry and government expand access, consumers concerns about privacy are mounting rapidly.

In this session an expert on patient privacy rights will:
• Review the AHRQ report on privacy expectations
• Explore patient attitudes toward medical research
• Describe why “meaningful use” is not meaningful to patients
• Explore radical solutions that include trust and control

Presentation (pdf)

11:30 – 12:25 pm

Keynote: Clinical Decision Support: Its Meaningful Use

Art Papier, MD, Associate Professor, University of Rochester, Chief Scientific Officer, Logical Images
Dick Gibson, MD, Former CIO, Legacy Health
Michael Cummens, MD, Marshfield Clinic

HITECH act stimulus funds for health IT require meeting the criteria for “meaningful use”, which includes decision support capability. Clinical decision support offers the prospects of improving accuracy, and therefore quality of care and cost reduction.

In this session experts in clinical decision support and informatics will:
• Explore the frequency of diagnostic error and its implications to patient quality and safety
• Review the causes of diagnostic and patient management error
• Demonstrate how clinical decision support can reduce error in a case review format
• Discuss the workflow needed for effective use of clinical decision support
• Review the long term goals of “meaningful use”

Presentation (pdf)

12:30 – 1:25 pm


1:30 – 2:20 pm

HIT-Enabled Personalized Healthcare: Improving the Science of Health Promotion and Care Delivery

Jim Adams, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Management, IBM Corp

For the next several years, many care delivery organizations will be focused on implementing or upgrading their EHRs to achieve meaningful use, including health information exchange. These HIT-enabled capabilities can be beneficial to the clinician and can help address system problems such as waste and poor care coordination.

Additionally, major improvements in the science of health promotion and care delivery will be required to improve quality and safety and to more fully address system problems. But today’s HIT components may not provide the foundation for a HIT environment capable of helping address the problems of inadequate science.

This presentation identifies five major challenges in and potential solutions for the HIT environment being funded by ARRA HITECH.

Presentation (pdf)

2:25 – 2:45 pm

Afternoon break

2:50 – 3:30 pm

Keynote: How Ultra-High Speed Broadband Will Transform Healthcare

Mike McGill, PHD, Manager of Health Sciences, Internet2

The investment being made in health information technology is small in comparison to the money being invested in the expansion of broadband in the US. Ultra high speed broadband offers huge opportunities for the healthcare sector to transform the way it delivers care. In addition, new methods of care delivery, medical education, and patient education and self-care also emerge.

In this session attendees will:
• Learn how ultra high speed Internet provides new kinds of tele-medicine, tele-presence and tele-education.
• Explore how these new modalities can transform healthcare
• Understand what organizations must do now to be prepared to take advantage of this new Internet capability

Presentation (pdf)

3:35 – 4:20 pm

Connecting for Care through Health Information Exchange

Judy Murphy, Vice President, Information Services, Aurora Health Care
Galen Metz, CIO/Information Services Director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
David E. Lundal, VP & Regional CIO, SSM Integrated Health Technologies

With the recent release of the more detailed definition of meaningful use, health care organizations are struggling to understand its impact on their plans to exchange clinical information with other institutions. Despite efforts at the state and regional levels, as well as work on the NHIN (National Health Information Network), the development of HIE‘s remains slow. In response to this slow progress, NHIN Direct uses an open process to develop and test standards and services that promote interoperability through real-world pilots and deployments.

In this session attendees will:
• Learn about the goals of NHIN Direct
• Understand the “light” version of standards used by NHIN Direct
• Explore NHIN Direct’s peer to peer implementation

Presentation (pdf)

4:25 – 5:15 pm

Keynote: Health Information Exchange: What to Expect in the Next Three Years

Seth Foldy, MD, State Health Officer, State of Wisconsin
Bruno Nardone, Segment Leader, IBM Corporation
Mark T. Garsombke, Shareholder, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

Health information exchange promises great benefits in quality and cost savings yet HIE entities struggle to construct a viable business model to sustain the effort. The State of Wisconsin is moving forward with its planning for health information exchange, with the launch planned for later this year.

In this session you will:
• Review the current planning for HIE in Wisconsin
• Explore innovative business strategies that can sustain HIE projects
• Discuss how your organization’s HIE efforts fit with proposed Wisconsin initiatives
• Understand legal issues associated with privacy and security for HIE

Foldy Presentation (pdf)

Nardone Presentation (pdf)

5:15 – 5:20 pm

Closing remarks

2010 Sponsors

  • Produced by WTN Media