Provider-Payer-Pharma Cross-Industry Data Collaboration

Integrating Real Time Data Analysis into the Economy of the Health Care Ecosystem


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Monday, April 28

7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration

7:00 Morning Coffee


8:00 Organizer’s Welcome and Chairperson’s Remarks

MicahLiebermanMicah Lieberman, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) and Medical Informatics World

SusanDentzerSusan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

8:10 Health Delivery Reform and the Future of Health IT-Enabled Quality Improvement

JacobReiderJacob Reider, M.D., Acting Principle Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How can we use health IT to provide the best possible care for all Americans? Health Information Technology is critical to the success of delivery reforms that aspire to transform the nation’s health care system to focus increasingly on the quality of care provided, rather than the quantity. Only health IT can provide the kind of smart data and analytics that organizations such as Accountable Care Organizations need to succeed.

8:40 Healthcare IT Innovations that are Connecting Patients, Providers, and Payers

JohnHalamkaJohn Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

This year includes some of the most challenging healthcare IT go lives of the past decade - ICD10, Meaningful Use Stage 2, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the new automation required to support the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare IT organizations are straining to support the needs of the business. Given the demands of day to day operations, how do we innovate to incorporate big data, genomics, cloud computing, patient/family engagement, and world class security into our IT strategy? In this presentation, the speaker will reflect on the healthcare IT innovations that are improving quality, safety and efficiency in an era of declining reimbursement and increasing user demands.

9:10 Three Patients: How Health Information Technology Will Enable the Pharmaceutical Industry to Improve Patient Care

JainSachinSachin Jain, M.D., MBA, Vice President and Chief Medical Information & Innovation
Officer, Merck & Co.

Dr. Jain will discuss three patient vignettes and how appropriate use of health information technology can drive improvements in medication use and efficacy.

SusanDentzer9:40 Keynote Panel: Deploying Information Technology to Enable Innovation within the Future State of Care

Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


10:10 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


10:55 Chairperson’s Remarks
SanjayJoshi Sanjay Joshi, CTO, Life Sciences, EMC Isilon  




11:00 Collaboration is King: Unlocking Big Data

MarcBergerMarc Berger, M.D., Vice President, Real World Data and Analytics, Pfizer, Inc.

Advanced analytic approaches to Big Data will rely on the richness of the datasets. This will frequently involve mash-ups of data obtained from various sources. Collaborations will be critical to make this happen and to achieve the promise of precision medicine and better outcomes. Pfizer is currently involved in strategic collaborations with Humedica and Humana. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent in collaborative relationships.

11:25 The Data-Driven Healthcare Landscape: Pivotal Deals Charting the New Course

HarryGlorikianHarry Glorikian, Managing Director, Scientia Advisors

Healthcare data is being unleashed at an unprecedented rate. Most of the players still can’t act on much of this data, but pivotal deals are being inked that will pave the way for new processes and businesses that could revolutionize healthcare in the new “value-driven” environment. In this presentation, Harry Glorikian will highlight the deals that signal the radical changes and new risks and opportunities ahead.

11:50 The Impact of Delivery System Reform on the Pharmaceutical Industry

JoshGrayJosh Gray, Vice President, athenaResearch, athenahealth

The health care delivery system is in the midst of a transition in which providers are assuming risk for the total cost and quality of care and being held more accountable for demonstrating value to payers, employers, government, and patients. This plate-tectonic shift will ripple throughout the industry, affecting every segment, including pharma. In this presentation, the speaker will look at how accountable care is likely to affect pharma long term, focusing in particular on whether providers are likely to view pharma as a cost center to be minimized or as a full collaborative partner in managing disease costs and clinical outcomes.

12:15 pm Medication Adherence: A Prescription for Lower Costs and Better Health Outcomes 

CraigSchillingCraig Schilling, Pharm.D., Vice President, Patient Programs, Optum

Up to half of all patients don’t take their medications properly. This problem has led to massive health care costs and decrease in quality of care. All industry stakeholders are impacted by the problem – providers, payers, employers, drug manufacturers and, of course, patients. But what if you could identify the patients most like to have problems taking their medication before these problems arise? It would allow everyone involved to proactively address the problem. By zeroing in on the patients most likely to have a problem, we can all focus our resources more wisely.

12:40 Luncheon Presentation: Next Generation Real World Evidence Collaboration with Deloitte, Intermountain and Forest 
Dhar_AsifAsif Dhar, Executive Vice President, Solutions, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, Intermountain and Forest Laboratories, Inc. 
Deloitte, Intermountain and Forest will discuss next generation real world evidence models to establish rapid learning systems between Providers and Life Science to accelerate the pace of developing knowledge with RWE.  


1:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

InderpalBhandariInderpal Bhandari, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

2:00 Connecting for Coordinated Care & Better Outcomes

SeanKennedySean Kennedy, Director, Health Information Exchange, Mass eHealth Institute

Massachusetts is developing the necessary technology infrastructure and core services, along with related policies and procedures for a robust Statewide health information exchange (HIE), but relying on providers, vendors, private HIEs, state agencies and others to develop the use cases, applications and other technology to enable its value-added use. Listen to the findings of this innovative, 32-grantee program aimed at catalyzing data exchange activity and accelerating connections of 80+ organizations to the Mass HIway. Numerous barriers are navigated (patient consent, patient and provider engagement, HISP-HISP) in an effort to pave a pathway through this cloud of uncertainty to achieve the connected environment we envision enabling coordinated care in this new era of healthcare - one characterized by shared risk, bundled payments and accountable care.

2:25 The Future of Integrating Medical Records with Unstructured Data 

SanjayJoshiSanjay Joshi, CTO, Life Sciences, EMC Isilon

Big Data without Big Integration = Big Confusion. Radiology, Pathology, Genomics, Proteomics, Flow Cytometry among other laboratory techniques need to be orthogonally integrated into a person’s medical record. We will discuss storage as the possible central hub for this effort within a Health Information Exchange context.

2:50 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

3:05 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


3:45 The Current State of Health Informatics at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Advances in Health IT, Data Sharing, and VistA Evolution

ClaytonCurtisClayton Curtis, M.D., Ph.D., Knowledge-Based Systems, Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has a long history of the use of electronic health record systems, personal health record systems and health information exchange. This presentation will focus on the work currently being done to further the advancement of Health Information Technology in VHA and include information on the status of the iEHR (Integrated Electronic Health Record) project involving VA and the Department of Defense.

4:10 Co-Presentation Part 1: Colorado’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD): How Does Your Data Measure Up?

TraceyCampbellTracey Campbell, Director, Colorado All Payer Claims Database (APCD), Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)

Our current health care system is cumbersome, confusing and costly. Many potential solutions to the problem exist, but one theme emerges consistently: improving the system starts with better information. The Colorado APCD securely compiles claims data from private and public insurance carriers to provide the most comprehensive picture of health care costs and utilization in the state. The APCD is intended to provide transparent data to support improving health, health care quality and containing costs.

4:35 Co-Presentation Part 2: APCD Physician Perspective on the Role of Multipayer Databases

JohnFreedmanJohn Freedman, M.D., MBA, Principal, Freedman HealthCare; former AVP and Medical Director, Quality and Medical Management, Tufts Health Plan

This presentation will discuss the role of large, multipayer databases in driving health system change through performance measurement. This talk will describe the work of payers, providers and public policy leaders using these resources to model the effects of alternative payment strategies and plan for new populations. Dr. Freedman will draw examples from his work with public and private payers to develop cost trends analysis, consumer facing cost and quality reporting and statewide health system analytic frameworks.

5:00 - 6:00 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

6:15 – 8:45 PM DINNER WORKSHOP*: Advancing the Use of EHR/EMR for Clinical Research and Drug Development: A Platform that Reuses EHRs across Hospitals to Support Clinical Research supported by Sustainability Measures

DipakKalraDipak Kalra, Professor, Health Informatics, University College London

AndreasSchmidtAndreas Schmidt, Manager European External Collaborations, Product Development Innovation Management, F. Hoffmann–La Roche AG

DavidVoetsDavid Voets, Project Manager, Custodix NV, Belgium

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