Growing use of remote monitoring, telemedicine and mobile technology platforms has made it possible to transform the delivery of care by engaging and empowering patients outside the traditional clinical setting. Engaging and empowering patients in their own care reduces costs and improves health outcomes. Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News’ 4th Annual Coordinated Care, Patient Engagement and Connected Health, taking place April 4-5, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, will bring together thought leaders from the payer, provider, patient, technology development, POC Dx and vendor communities for cutting-edge discussions on the evolving patient empowerment and engagement movement and development and utilization of patient-centered tech to improve healthcare.
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Monday, April 4
7:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee
8:00 Keynote Session: Obtaining Insights and Improving Outcomes with IT Innovation
Chairperson: Gowtham Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Nicholas Marko, M.D., Chief Data Officer (CDO), Geisinger Health System
Adrienne Boissy, M.D., Chief Experience Officer, Director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication, Cleveland Clinic; Editor in Chief, Journal of Patient Experience
Jason Burke, Senior Advisor, Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine
John Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
10:10 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing
10:55 Chairperson’s Remarks
Milenko Tanasijevic, M.D., MBA, Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
11:00 Patient and Family Engagement - Some Practical Solutions
David Muntz, Senior Vice President & CIO, GetWellNetwork
Patient and family engagement is often misunderstood, and often addressed with ineffective approaches. In this session, David Muntz will use his experiences in the private and public sector to discuss how to change the way we think and talk about partnering with patients and families. Patient centered care is not enough. Too often, we talk about the patient, but most of our efforts are really directed at providers. A wide range of real world practical tools for transforming your organization’s mind set and culture will be delivered in an effort to improve outcomes for patients and families.
11:30 Patient Care as Collaboration: Why Episodic Care Fails and How IT Can Maintain the Connection
Daniel Sands, M.D., MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Society for Participatory Medicine
How can we think differently about how we deliver healthcare? How can we connect with patients between visits and manage larger populations at lower costs? We know that patient and physician engagement creates better outcomes, but we have to embrace new models of patient-physician collaboration.
12:00 pm Evidence in Action: Integrated Clinical Decision Support for Coordinated Chronic Healthcare
Albert Villarin, M.D., CMIO, Associate CIO, Director, Quality Analytics, Clinical Information Systems, Staten Island Univ Hospital-NSLIJ Healthcare System
The next step in healthcare IT beyond “real-time” analytics is moving beyond retrospection and into predictive modeling to identify and treat patients helping them to avoid chronic disease states. A system that can auto-identify and combine modality predictions can reduce risk to patients. This is a priority for healthcare and will also be tied to a financial incentive for those institutions that are focused on national patient safety concerns and quality measure protocols.
12:30 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)
12:45 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own
1:30 Session Break
2:05 Chairperson’s Remarks
Seth Feuerstein, M.D., Chief Medical/Innovation Officer, Magellan Health; Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, Yale University
2:10 Co-Presentation: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances - A Triple Benefit
Marie Kozel, Director, Clinical Informatics, Nebraska Methodist Health System
Michele Higgins, Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator, Nebraska Methodist Health System
Implementation of Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is one electronic medical record (EMR) application that has a triple win; it benefits the patient, the provider and all other clinical staff. It is rare to find any other EMR application that benefits more than 1 or 2 of those groups. While there are multiple benefits, the legal and technical requirements to implement this functionality are quite complicated and provide challenges to most organizations. Being the first system to implement EPCS with our EMR vendor and being the first in our region to implement resulted in many recommendations for implementation as well as lessons learned to share.
2:40 Digital Health Inspired Decision Support Eco-System to Monitor & Manage Atrial Fibrillation Patients at Primary Care Level
Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science and Medicine, Director, Health Informatics, Dalhousie University
We will present an innovative chronic disease management eco-system (termed as IMPACT-AF) that provides coordinated, standardized, proactive and personalized AF monitoring and management. IMPACT-AF features the translation of clinical guidelines to computerized clinical decision support for primary care physicians and patient engagement through self-management strategies delivered through mobile devices.
3:10 Case Study: Steward Health Care Diagnoses Application Issues Using Wire Data
Adam Hanson, Senior Director, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Engineering, Information Technology, Steward Health Care
The Steward Health Care IT team manages over 200 different applications, including several for EHRs. Ensuring consistency of patient-centric applications and overall system performance is critical for both productivity and the quality of patient care. Learn how Steward improved their ability to quickly pinpoint the cause of the slowdown ensuring better application performance, improving revenues and reducing costs.
3:40 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing
4:10 Interactive Breakout Discussion Groups
Concurrent breakout discussion groups are interactive, guided discussions hosted by a facilitator or set of co-facilitators to discuss some of the key issues presented earlier in the day’s sessions. Delegates will join a table of interest and become an active part of the discussion at hand. To get the most out of this interactive session and format please come prepared to share examples from your work, vet some ideas with your peers, be a part of group interrogation and problem solving, and, most importantly, participate in active idea sharing.
5:10 Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing
6:10 Close of Day
6:15 - 8:45 Dinner Workshop: Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare Informatics and Analytics
Patricia Ingerick, MBA, MSHS, Director, The Geneia Institute
(Separate Registration Required)
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Tuesday, April 5
7:30 am Morning Coffee
8:05 Chairperson’s Remarks
David Muntz, Senior Vice President & CIO, GetWellNetwork
8:15 Behavioral Epigenetics: Big Data and Little Data Coming Together in Chronic Disease
Bonnie Feldman, M.D., MBA, Chief Growth Officer, DrBonnie360
With the growth of the quantified-self movement, the rise of citizen science and the emergence of patient communities, an increasing number of people with chronic diseases are tracking their lives to better understand their symptoms, guide treatment and prevent acute episodes. Using predictive modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms we can track and create personal recommendations to improve patient compliance. Case studies in autoimmune disease include; Arivale, Jiyo, MyNutritionHealth, and Open Medicine Institute.
8:40 The Age of the Consumer: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry
Robin Gelburd, President, FAIR Health, Inc.
Gaining insight into how consumers choose health plans, select doctors, manage benefits, and choose venues for healthcare services can help medical practices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and health plans design effective strategies to inform consumer engagement and decision-making. This presentation will deliver results of national consumer healthcare surveys, provide a window into the nation’s largest healthcare claims repository, and share analytics from a consumer engagement tool in order to reveal new trends in utilization and peel back the curtain on this new economic paradigm which places the consumer front and center.
9:05 Computerized Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Laboratory Tests: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Experience
Milenko Tanasijevic, M.D., MBA, Vice Chair Clinical Pathology, Director of Clinical Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
The lecture provides an overview of innovative CDS interventions developed by our group, including redundant test reminders, auto-alerting system for paging of critical values, appropriateness guidelines for frequently ordered tests, accurate timing of therapeutic drug levels and the newly implemented Positive Patient Identification System for blood draws embedded within the EPIC / eCARE system. The impact on optimized laboratory utilization, improvement in quality and care and patient safety will be discussed as well as the potential for future developments.
Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing
10:30 Innovation Beyond the Molecule: Digital Tools to Support Providers, Physicians and Patients
Naomi Fried, Ph.D., Vice President, Medical Information, Innovation and External Partnerships, Biogen
11:00 Co-Presentation: Healthcare Strategies to Enable Patient Empowerment and Engagement
Gabriel Eichler, Ph.D., General Manager, PatientsLikeMe
Mikele Bunce, Ph.D., FACHE, Lead, Quality of Care, Genentech
Improving outcomes and managing value in healthcare are increasingly reliant on patient engagement and empowerment. PatientsLikeMe and Genentech jointly executed a study on the factors associated with patient empowerment and engagement in healthcare, across a cohort of 4000+ patients with serious and chronic medical conditions. This presentation will provide the audience with practical, patient-centered and objective data on the state of patient engagement and empowerment based on these results.
11:30 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own
pm Session Break
Special Shared Session
12:55 Chairperson’s Remarks
Adrian Zai, M.D., Clinical Director of Population Informatics, Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital
1:00 Achieving Success in a Capitated Pediatric Population through Integrated Care Coordination
Kimberly Conkol, RN, CCM, MSN, Director, Care Coordination, Partners for Kids, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Partners for Kids (PFK) holds the financial risk for 330,000 Medicaid children in Ohio. To achieve the triple aim of improving costs, experience and health, the organization entered into delegated relationships with managed care plans in which care coordination is provided on their behalf. This presentation will describe the informatics process, tools, and resources that resulted in decreases in emergency room visits, inpatient admissions and length of stay. Participants will learn about implementing a successful care coordination model combining process and technology to provide a high quality, integrated patient experience within an accountable care organization.
1:30 Improving Utilization and Care Coordination Using Real Time Predictive Analytics
Dev Culver, CEO, HealthInfoNet
Through the Maine Health Information Exchange, health systems, ACOs, Medicaid, and physician practices use real time predictive risk scores within their daily work flows to target high risk patients for proactive care management. The real time scores allow clinicians and care managers to start the post discharge care management as soon as the patient presents for care. Organizations have been successful in reducing unnecessary readmissions, improving the appropriateness of emergency room utilization, and proving better care coordination for the at risk population.
2:00 INTERACTIVE CAPSTONE PANEL: Leveraging Analytics to Create a Personalized Approach to Population Health: The Psychology of Patient Engagement
Eric Glazer, MBA, Vice President, Best Doctors; Board Member, Society for Participatory Medicine
When it comes to patient engagement population, health leaders often focus on clinical variables and predictors but ignore a human being’s motivations for doing things. If organizations were able to leverage analytics to understand people’s motivations more, they could then design appropriate engagement tactics to leverage this motivation and in turn improve outcomes of their population health initiatives. During our roundtable we will discuss approaches various organizations are taking, challenge traditional thinking and explore the potential impact you can make when properly combining great technology and psychology. Questions we will explore
- Which data sets have you used successfully to better understand patient behavior (psychology)?
- Which approaches have you deployed to better leverage the motivation of your patients?
- How long do patient engagement programs typically stay impactful?
- What are the different ways you are you measuring patient engagement?
2:30 pm Closing Remarks
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Concurrent Conference Tracks:
Track 1: Value-Based Delivery Models and Cross-Industry Data Collaboration
Track 2: Coordinated Care, Patient Engagement and Connected Health
Track 3: Population Health Management, Risk Modeling, and Patient Stratification
Track 4: Achieving Global Interoperability in Healthcare Datasets and Systems
Track 5: Quantitative Imaging, Radiomics and Advanced Medical Image Analysis
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