2016 Archived Content
Coordinated Care, Patient Engagement and Connected Health

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, System VP & Chief Analytics Officer, UNC Health Care
Micky Tripathi, President & CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

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


10:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

Milenko_TanasijevicMilenko 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_MuntzDavid 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 Innovation Beyond the Molecule: Digital Tools to Support Providers, Physicians and Patients

Naomi_FriedNaomi Fried, Ph.D., Digital Health and Innovation Leader; former Vice President, Medical Information, Innovation and External Partnerships, Biogen

Digital Health is changing the face of pharma and biotech. Learn what digital health is and about the opportunities and barriers are. Examine the future of digital health and the areas of greatest innovation needs. 


12:00 pm Evidence in Action: Integrated Clinical Decision Support for Coordinated Chronic Healthcare

Albert_VillarinAlbert 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_FeuersteinSeth 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_KozelMarie 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 Chronic Patients at Primary Care Level

Syed_AbidiSyed 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 that provides coordinated, standardized, proactive and personalized monitoring and management of patients with chronic diseases at the primary care level. Our eco-system 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.

ExtraHop3:10 Case Study: Steward Health Care Diagnoses Application Issues Using Wire Data

Adam_HansonAdam Hanson, Senior Director, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Engineering, Information Technology, Steward Health Care

Terry Shaver, Technical Marketing Manager, Healthcare, ExtraHop Networks

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.
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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_MuntzDavid Muntz, Senior Vice President & CIO, GetWellNetwork


8:15 Behavioral Epigenetics: Big Data and Little Data Coming Together in Chronic Disease

Bonnie_FeldmanBonnie 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.

8:45 The Age of the Consumer: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry

Robin_GelburdRobin 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.

9:15 Computerized Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Laboratory Tests: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Experience

Milenko_TanasijevicMilenko 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.

9:45 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

10:30 Patient Care as Collaboration: Why Episodic Care Fails and How IT Can Maintain the Connection 

Danny_SandsDaniel 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.

11:00 Co-Presentation: Healthcare Strategies to Enable Patient Empowerment and Engagement

Emil_ChiauzziEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D., Research Director, PatientsLikeMe


Mikele_BunceMikele 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

12:15 pm Session Break


Special Shared Session

12:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

Adrian_ZaiAdrian 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_ConkolKimberly 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_CulverDev 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_GlazerEric Glazer, MBA, CEO, Shared Purpose Connect; Host, Population Health Executive Roundtable; 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

  • Why are most predictive models not as effective as they need to be?
  • 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 are organizations taking lifestyle variables into consideration when measuring risk? 
  • What is example of how lifestyle based analytics is being out into practice?
  • 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

Join the Bio-IT World Community Plenary Keynote Session & Reception!

4:00 – 5:00 Bio-IT World Plenary Keynote Presentation
Heidi L. Rehm, Ph.D., FACMG, Chief Laboratory Director, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Partners Healthcare Personalized Medicine; Clinical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform; Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

5:00–7:00 pm Networking Reception in the Bio-IT World Exhibit Hall

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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

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