Healthcare IT in Transition

Agenda for 2011

Agenda is as of 05/05/11 and is subject to change. Registration desk is on second floor overlooking the atrium. Registration will be open throughout the conference.

Pre-conference CIO Strategic Round Tables on Monday, June 6, 2011

The pre-conference CIO round tables are invitation only due to space limitations.

If you are a CIO, VP, director, manager of IT at a healthcare organization and would like to attend these meetings, please contact Mike Klein.

Non-sponsoring service providers and vendors will not be permitted to attend these sessions.

2:30 – 3:10 pm

Data governance – Who’s your daddy?

Developing and implementing a data governance model drives the use of an organization’s data to deliver information valuable in the management of business processes. Governance directs how people, processes and information technology are leveraged to construct data models that deliver actionable information.

During this roundtable discussion attendees will:
• Review the impact of data governance on data quality, data management and risk mitigation
• Understand how data governance determines the value of data as a business asset
• Explore why healthcare creates a very complex environment for data governance due to disparity of data types, strict requirements and changing regulations.

Presentation (435 kb pdf)

3:20 – 4:00 pm

Big Data – The Transformation to an Evidence-Centric Healthcare System

The growth, integration, and interoperability of healthcare information systems and devices creates vast volumes of structured and unstructured data. Organizations will achieve success through a better understanding and interpretation of this information, transforming it into insights and knowledge that improve clinical and financial outcomes.

In this roundtable discussion attendees will:
• Review the current capabilities of advanced analytics and business intelligence (BI)
• Explore the breakthroughs in analytics expected over the next five years
• Discuss the potential value of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing in healthcare delivery
• Share ideas of how analysis of big data can drive evidence-based healthcare and improve outcomes

Presentation (327 kb pdf)

Monday, June 6, 2011 – Conference Begins

4:00 – 6:00 pm


6:00 – 6:10 pm

Opening remarks

Dr. Barry P. Chaiken, Conference Chair & Mike Klein, DHC Producer & President WTN Media

6:10 – 7:00 pm

Keynote: IT’s Fast Track and Bumpy Road to the High-Performance Health System

Vi Shaffer, Research Vice President and Global Industry Services Director — Healthcare Gartner

Major forces are inevitably disrupting healthcare as we’ve known it. Through 2020, information and communications technology is the single most dramatic engine for change… if we let it be.

For senior IT leaders, demand is rising and so is the IT expense line. Calling this a decade of challenges and opportunities is a vast understatement.

This session will highlight:
• How are policy, payment and market dynamics forcing change in healthcare design and delivery?
• What does a high-performance health system of the future look like?
• Which are the most important going-forward strategic investments in the IT portfolio?
• What specific actions can IT leaders take to harvest higher value through the governance and management of change?

Presentation (964 kb pdf)

7:00 pm

Dinner on your own

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Advisory Board Dinner (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

7:00 am

Registration opens and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am

Opening remarks and introductions

Dr. Barry P. Chaiken, Conference Chair & Mike Klein, DHC Producer & President WTN Media

8:15 – 9:05 am

Keynote: Uploading the Future of Health Care

Frank D. Byrne, MD, President, St. Mary’s Hospital
Dave Lundal, VP & Regional CIO, SSM Integrated Health Technologies, Dean Clinic

Hospital leaders face an unparalleled pace of change, accelerated by health care reform, increased use of quality indicators, the need for transparency and declines in reimbursement. Information technology is vital in negotiating these changes and positioning organizations to succeed in the new environment. CIOs are integral strategic partners in implementing improved access, quality and affordability.

This session will highlight:
• How St. Mary’s Hospital and its physician partners have prepared for the future through historic integration strategies now being contemplated by many organizations across the country.
• The vital role of Information Technology in helping to improve the quality of health care
• How CEOs can effectively integrate IT leaders into broader organizational health care strategy and quality improvement initiatives
• What needs to be done to best utilize the IT advantage to prepare for the future of health care

Presentation (984 kb pdf)

9:10 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Change Drivers: Who, What and How to Ride the Wave

Barry K. Mason, Vice President, Global Healthcare Payers, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences

Several factors are driving inevitable change in the delivery of healthcare. Although some observers focus on the political winds, underlying pressures coming from several directions are moving employers, payors, providers, and consumers to make changes in their approach to obtaining, delivering, and funding care.

In this session attendees will:
• Review the fundamental changes in healthcare that are causing this marketplace disruption.
• Discuss the potential impact of these changes on their organizations and themselves.
• Explore what organizations and individuals need to do to adapt.
• Understand the role of analytics in helping to manage the inevitable change.

Presentation (743 kb pdf)

10:00 – 10:30 am

Morning break

10:35 – 11:25 am

CIO – Executive Perspective: Can Healthcare Information Technology Drive a Healthcare Business?

Scott MacLean, CIO, Newton-Wellsley Hospital

In industry after industry, information technology transformed the way in which the business functioned. Bank transactions moved from the teller to the sidewalk, supply chains became just in-time-inventory, and customer service relocated to smartphones. Undeniably, healthcare trails all other
industries in the effective us of information technology. Although investment in information technology is at a record high, it is not clear if IT will truly transform the business of healthcare.

In this session attendees will:
• Explore how the culture of healthcare inhibits innovation through IT
• Understand how treating IT as an “afterthought” delivers sub-optimal processes and outcomes
• Review how to strategically approach IT to obtain its inherent benefits

Presentation (743 kb pdf)

11:30 – 12:20 pm

Keynote: CMO/CIO Partnership: Promoting Clinical Transformation

Bruce L. Van Cleave, MD, SVP & Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Health Care
Philip Loftus, CIO, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care

The dramatic changes occurring in healthcare are driving all organizations to embrace a variety of HIT projects to meet these challenges. Recognizing that resources are limited, successful organizations develop HIT deployment plans that work to further the goals and objectives outlined in their corporate strategic plan.

In the session attendees will hear from a CIO and CMO who will:
• Explain how they work to prioritize HIT projects
• Describe the make-up of the various governance committees and how they function
• Detail the various factors that determine the priority of HIT projects
• Review the linkage made between clinical strategy and HIT project prioritization
• Ensure that clinical projects have clearly defined goals

Presentation (743 kb pdf)

12:20 – 1:30 pm


1:35 – 2:25 pm

Panel: ACOs and BI: Driving Accountability Through Information

Moderator: Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS, Former Chair of HIMSS
Panelist: Alan Eisman, North American Director for Healthcare Solutions, Information Builders
Panelist: Galen Metz, CIO/Information Services Director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Panelist: Dave Lundal, VP & Regional CIO, SSM Integrated Health Technologies, Dean Clinic

Irrespective of the deployed model of an Accountable Care Organization, the ACO must efficiently and effectively manage care delivery. This includes providing high quality, safe care with few medical errors and strong clinical and financial outcomes. Although similar risk sharing schemes were tried in the past, none proved successful due to insufficient cost savings or poor clinical outcomes. For ACOs to survive this initial “wow” phase and become a rock-solid model for the delivery of care, they must become a data driven organization.

In this session attendees will:
• Explore a few of the different models of ACOs
• Review what information needed to make an ACO a data driven organization
• Learn how business intelligence techniques of ACOs can be used in non-ACO in-patient and out-patient facilities

2:30 – 3:00 pm

CIO – Executive Perspective: Outsourcing: Realistic or Your Head in the Clouds?

Moderator: Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS, Former Chair of HIMSS
Nancy Birschbach, AVP, IT, Agnesian HealthCare, Inc.

Outsourcing, a business approach used extensively by other industries to decrease costs, is becoming a much promoted option for the management of HIT expenses. Although many organizations utilize outsourcing to fill back office needs, the approach may be viable for other HIT activities.

In this Q&A session with an innovative HIT leader, attendees will:
• Explore the meaning of outsourcing of platform, infrastructure, and software
• Review the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing
• Understand some of the obstacles to successful outsourcing
• Investigate the personal side of outsourcing

3:00 – 3:25 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Panel: Meaningful Use: Floor or Ceiling?

Moderator: Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS, Former Chair of HIMSS
Panelist: Judith Faulkner, Founder and CEO, Epic
Panelist: Vi Shaffer, Research Vice President and Global Industry Services Director — Healthcare Gartner
Panelist: Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, Vice President, Information Technology, Aurora Health Care

Now that the Stage One “meaningful use” rule has been finalized by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), many organizations turn their focus to a rapid deployment of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in an effort to achieve transformation of the United States healthcare system. Unfortunately, EMR adoption is just one tool used to transform health care, and not the single transformative activity so many believe it to be. Transformation of healthcare encompasses enhancing quality of care, improving patient safety, expanding access to care, and reducing the cost of care.

In this session attendees will:
• Explore whether “meaningful use” limits the transformation of healthcare
• Review the opportunities the “meaningful use” effort offers organizations
• Discuss potential ways to leverage “meaningful use”
• Identify the pitfalls of focusing too closely on DHHS “meaningful use” criteria

4:20 – 4:30 pm

Closing remarks

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  • Produced by WTN Media / Wisconsin Technology Network