Population Health Management and Quality Improvement

Using Technology and Analytics to Predict Outcomes, Target High-Risk Populations, Increase Compliance and Control Quality


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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
AaronKamauuAaron Kamauu, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., CEO, Anolinx LLC 





11:00 Moving ACOs Forward: Why Payer-Provider Collaboration is a Key Ingredient for ACO Success

CharlesKennedyCharles Kennedy, M.D., CEO, Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna

Becoming an ACO is a big step for providers, particularly since many organizations lack the population health expertise and infrastructure needed to sustain value-based payment models. By working collaboratively with payers, providers can fill these gaps and successfully make the move toward patient-centered, accountable care. This session will explore recent examples of payer-provider collaborations, from simple shared savings agreements to private-label health plans. It will also discuss the role payer technologies and population health management solutions play in these collaborations and evaluate their impact on care quality, costs and patient engagement.

11:25 Using MU to Provide Population DSS for ACOs: Challenges
and Opportunities

HadiKharraziHadi Kharrazi, M.D., Assistant Director, Center for Population Health Information Technology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Over the last two years more than 400 ACOs have been registered to comply with ACA. ACOs are responsible for the health of their population and have to collect the data necessary to analyze and report the health of their population. This presentation discusses the challenges and opportunities in using meaningful use measures to collect and analyze population health quality measures, mandated by both CMS and NCQA, for ACOs.

11:50 Approaching Clinical Decision Support Differently to Enable Personalized Medicine

SandyAronsonSamuel (Sandy) Aronson, Executive Director, IT, Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine

Genomic medicine introduces a whole new scale of complexity to clinical knowledge management challenges. New architectures must be introduced to meet this challenge. This presentation will discuss these architectures and the range of possibilities they open up for improving clinical care.

12:15 pm Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

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


1:55 Chairperson’s Remarks

RobertStewartRobert Stewart, M.D., Professor, Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics, Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London

2:00 Health Care Big Data: Moving from Abstraction and Reporting to Action

BarbaraBartleyBarbara Bartley, System Director, Clinical Decision Support & Quality, Baptist Health

Many organizations collect data on a regular basis but fail to move it to actionable outcomes to benefit the consumers and organizations. This presentation will transfer knowledge of taking data from abstraction and reporting to the next level: action; it will address work flow of data from creation to outcomes, and it will identify benefits of making data actionable.

2:25 What Can We Learn By Performing a Broader Health Risk Assessment for Health Plan Enrollees 

RalphPerfettoRalph Perfetto, Ph.D., Vice President, Provider Solutions, Optum

Traditional HRAs offer little information about the health status of enrollees. However, incorporating a health status measure with an HRA offers predictive qualities that can be valuable to payers facing an influx of new members without prior claims history. This new HRA can offer insights into the need for future hospitalization and medical expenditures. It can also be used to screen new enrollees for chronic disease in order to make the necessary resources available to them proactively.

2:50 Advanced NLP for Electronic Health Records

DavidMilwardDavid Milward, CTO, Linguamatics

This talk will look at how advanced NLP can be applied to a growing range of healthcare applications, enabling data analysts and medical researchers to extract valuable information from complex patient documentation such as radiology and pathology reports. This can be used to identify care gaps, build predictive models of key areas, and link EHR data to external sources such as ClinicalTrials.gov to identify potential trials.

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


3:45 Healthcare Data Analytics as a Core Competency of an Adaptive Learning Delivery System

JoeKimuraJoe Kimura, M.D., MPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health

ACOs are striving to optimize healthcare value for patients and populations through innovation and delivery system process improvement. Data informed decision making is critical for innovation and improvement work. Healthcare data analytics is now a core competency that supports strategic, tactical, and operational decision making. As such, delivery systems need to assess and develop core capabilities that maximize the chances of translating raw data into action and organizational learning.

4:10 Integrating Technology through Operations and Workflow to achieve High Quality, Low Cost Outcomes

ChrisWoodChris Wood, M.D., Medical Director, Information Services, Intermountain Healthcare

Find out how Intermountain Healthcare learned to leverage technology through organizational changes, workflow redesign and data management to achieve astonishing improvements in care quality and cost. A laser focus on driving technology into natural workflow and monitoring the outcomes pays off big for patients, physicians, payers and now the pharmaceutical industry.

4:35 Converting BIG Data into Value while Controlling the Governance Process

AlanKrumholzAlan Krumholz, M.D., Vice President, Director, Quality Outcomes, Franciscan Healthcare (FH), Mayo Clinic Health System

This talk describes Mayo Clinic Health System’s analytics program as one which focuses on actionable opportunities. One platform works in conjunction with Cerner’s EMR and aggregates clinical data against various quality metrics. MCHS also compares its performance against other large medical groups in AMGA’s database. Examples to shared: How to predict which CHF patients are at risk for readmission using the EMR and claims data; How Mayo manages the reporting across sites, the report request process, and data governance; Finally, is there a correlation between quality and cost?

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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