Coordinated Patient Care, Engagement and Empowerment

Connected Health, Remote Monitoring, Personalized Medicine and Analytics to Improve Outcomes


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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

DavidPettigrewDavid Pettigrew, Sector Manager, Patient Care, Sagentia

11:00 Patient as Partner 

ONeilBritton O’Neil Britton, M.D., Chief Health Information Officer, Partners HealthCare

When technology advancements were coupled with policy initiatives promoting patient-centric healthcare transformation, it was to no surprise the pre-conditions for creating the first Personal Health Records were set in motion, specifically to engage the individual in the management of his or her own health. These concepts of transparency, flexibility, and connectivity reflect the desired participatory model of care, where patients will be welcomed to join their provider at the table and take ownership of decisions regarding their personal health. In a time of broad transformation of the healthcare system, technological advances are undeniably providing opportunities to embrace the patient as partner in their personal healthcare management.

11:25 Patient Engagement: Whose Responsibility Is It? – Challenges and Best Practices

BarbaraBartleyBarbara Bartley, System Director, Clinical Decision Support, Quality, The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, An Affiliate of UAB Health System

Patient engagement is a major challenge in the healthcare industry from a compliance, quality, clinical and financial stance. This talk will review patient engagement as it relates to regulatory requirements and quality healthcare, provide insight to the challenges and best practices in the healthcare industry, and identify the benefits of engagement from the consumer, clinical and financial stance.

11:50 PATIENT PANEL: Tools to Drive Patient Participation for Better Care and Improved Health: the Patient Voice

Susan WoodsModerator: Susan Woods, M.D., MPH, Member, Society of Participatory Medicine; Director of Patient Experience, Connected Health Office, Veterans Health Administration Informatics & Analytics


Panelists from the Patient Community & Society for Participatory Medicine, including:

NancyFinnNancy Finn, Health Care Journalist, Communication Resources & Society of Participatory Medicine; Author, e-Patients Live Longer, The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology



vanLeeuwen_DannyDanny van Leeuwen, RN, MPH, CPHQ, patient, caregiver, nurse, leader, informaticist. Vice President, Quality Management, Advocates, Inc., PCORI reviewer, blogger  


12:40 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own


1:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

ReginaAuRegina Au, Strategic Marketing Consultant, New Product Planning/Marketing, BioMarketing Insight

2:00 It’s Your Data: Using the Massachusetts HIway to Take Control of Your Health

LaurenceStuntzLaurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Massachusetts has created a state wide healthcare information exchange, the Mass HIway, and we’re committed to involving patients in their care. The HIway offers integration with several different personal health records and tools for managing patients’ own data. This presentation will share how this patient involvement is transforming care in Massachusetts.

2:25 Roadmap for Remote Patient Monitoring

DavidPettigrewDavid Pettigrew, Sector Manager, Patient Care, Sagentia

Connected health is an evolution from existing delivery models such as telehealth and telemedicine services, where the electronic transmission of patient information from one location to another is augmented by intelligent sensors and algorithms, which provide context-aware and actionable information to the patient, payer or clinician. In this presentation, the speaker will provide a “roadmap” for developing a connected health system, from initial concept to the final product.

2:50 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

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


3:45 Connected Health as a Tool for Patient Engagement

JoeKvedarJoseph Kvedar, M.D., Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

A number of colliding trends make the current strategy of one-to-one, time and place dependent care delivery unsustainable. To realize the vision of automated care, the system must capture a complex series of inputs, apply robust analysis and generate an automated, varied series of communications or outputs that keep patients engaged in improving their health. This feedback loop can lead to behavior change and allows a person to set goals and measure their achievement. He will discuss strategies that make automation of care delivery maximally effective and motivational tools to foster engagement, including coaching, social networks, incentives and games or contests.

4:10 Co-Presentation: An Empowered Patient: Using a Patient Portal and a Digital Strategy to Achieve the Triple Aim

Part 1: An Overview of KP Patient Usage and Impacts to Date

TerhildaGarridoTerhilda Garrido, Vice President, HIT Transformation & Analytics, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser has made a significant investment in our patient portal/digital strategy that has now registered over four million patients. The impact has been significant in improved HEDIS scores and quality measures, improved business impact (increased patient loyalty) and many efficiencies in care. In this two-part presentation we describe the patient portal and digital strategy put into effect at Kaiser Permanente for the last eight years: features and usage by over 4 million patients, how it has been incorporated into clinical workflows and the profound changes that it is making on our care delivery.

Part 2: The Next Stage of Patient Engagement

MichaelKanterMichael Kanter, M.D., Medical Director of Quality & Clinical Analysis, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Southern California is leading two important enhancements that personalize care and the information provided to patients to the next level. First, Personal Action Plans provide patients with personalized care gaps and action steps giving them critical information to improve their health. Second, Spanish MyChart: After discovering disparities in some health outcomes in Spanish speaking members associated with worse access levels to our patient portal, Kaiser Permanente has enabled a Spanish language web portal.

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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