Medical Informatics World Conference Track #3 

Population Health Management and Quality Improvement

 

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

 

With the growing availability of health data, healthcare delivery is moving beyond individual care to population health management. Using technology and analytics, population health management shifts care from immediate treatment to predictive and preventative care. Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News' 3rd Annual “Population Health Management and Quality Improvement: Using Technology and Analytics to Predict Outcomes, Target High-Risk Populations and Increase Compliance,” taking place May 4-5, 2015 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA, will bring together thought leaders from the payer, provider and pharma communities for insightful discussions on implementing a population health management strategy.


Day 1 | Day 2 

MONDAY, MAY 4

7:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee


KEYNOTE SESSION #1:
CURRENT AND FUTURE STATE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM, POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
 

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

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


Tariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health CareTariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


8:10 Doing Care Differently: The Journey to a Healthier Nation

Phil PolakoffPhil Polakoff, M.D., National Health Advisor; US Surgeon General Nominee; former Advisor to US Senate Leadership and California Legislature

How can we deliver healthcare differently and lead all stakeholders to a healthier nation? An in-depth assessment of our current and future healthcare landscape and the impact health reform is having. A keener understanding as to the nature of the emerging innovative health delivery models and how best to navigate and implement them to achieve meaningful success.

8:40 Health IT, Health Reform, and the Path Forward

Steven StackSteven Stack, M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association

The current healthcare environment brings seismic changes for physicians, from EHRs to telemedicine to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The opportunity to improve patient care and safety through these and other changes is great, but so too are the challenges. This session will explore how recent legislative and regulatory requirements are impacting physicians and how technology can be leveraged to overcome existing challenges, increase efficiencies, and ultimately improve patient care.

9:10 The Confluence of Consumer Care and Two-Way Data: Apple HealthKit, Care Management, Patient/Family Engagement, Privacy

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

With the launch of the Apple HealthKit we are seeing the consumerization of healthcare becoming a reality. What are the implications of this transformation for care management, patient/family engagement, and for privacy? With the confluence of consumer care and data where are the opportunities to better identify risk in populations and to improve quality? With the growth and availability of two-way data (to-from patients) what is the hope vs the hype of mobile tech?

9:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Healthcare Technology: Separating Wishful Thinking from Realistic Expectations


Tariq Abu-JaberModerator: Tariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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

Steven StackSteven Stack, M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

Phil PolakoffPhil Polakoff, M.D., National Health Advisor; US Surgeon General Nominee; former Advisor to US Senate Leadership and California Legislature

 

We all hear about potentially marvelous advances in healthcare technologies that will enable coordinated, efficient, high-quality care. But many organizations are struggling with incremental improvements to systems that woefully and evidently fail to fulfill well-acknowledged business requirements. Our expert panelists are working at the frontiers of what is possible and what is actual in healthcare IT and will offer their insights and prognostications as to what we can reasonably expect from technological advances in the coming years.

  • Looking at our interoperability challenges, and the un-integrated reality we are working in now, what are the biggest challenges we are facing in health IT today?
  • Looking beyond an individual hospital system or a State HIE, what do you believe to be the long-range technology developments that will enable needed transformations in the US healthcare system? What is a realistic timeline for these technologies not only to become generally available, but also generally deployed?
  • What are you working on now in your world to get us to this possible future state? What are your priority challenges to overcome in the immediate term (in the next year), medium term (3-5 years) and longer term?
  • Where are we wasting too much time and money, or investing in solutions that we will just have to replace as obsolete as soon as they are deployed? What is your advice for policy and health IT leaders in the field?
 

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


THE QUEST FOR THE TRIPLE AIM 

11:05 Chairperson’s Remarks

Betsy HamptonBetsy Hampton, Vice President, Population Health, Reliant Medical Group, Atrius Health


11:10 Co-Presentation: We Have Data, Now What?

Dominique Morgan-SolomonDominique Morgan-Solomon, Vice President, Population Health, Steward Health


Heather TraftonHeather Trafton, Director, Performance Improvement, Population Health, Steward Health Care

Demonstrate how data can be used to drive population health strategy and to stratify populations. Demonstrate how data integration in a system with multiple EMRs can drive quality improvement and improve performance at the system level. Discuss the different levels of data and how it can be used at all levels from clinical staff to senior leadership. Share how a community-based integrated system with multiple data sources has used data to design population health strategy and improve quality.

11:35 Population Health Management and Quality Improvement: Analytics from an At-Risk-Health System’s Perspective

Gowtham RaoGowtham Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of SC

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs, IDSs) are at financial risk for achieving high value healthcare, where value is defined as the highest quality healthcare for a population of patients at the lowest possible cost. There is a spectrum of risk for these ACOs/IDNs when managing various populations and it is important for them to understand how to use data to better identify these risks. In an evidence-based system organizations should be able to identify where the risks are and intervene accordingly. If these organizations manage their populations well, they will come ahead financially (a win-win). So, how do you reduce waste, increase quality and accelerate value in healthcare? The presentation will share some examples and share an approach to: 1) identify patterns, 2) create rules, 3) identify opportunities to educate providers, and 4) implement change.

12:00 Data...and the Quest for The Triple Aim

Joel ReichJoel Reich, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs; CMO, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Fulfillment of the Triple Aim is dependent upon the collection, exchange, and analysis of data in many sectors of the healthcare system. This presentation will explore several key organizational, system, governance, finance, manpower and technology issues that must be addressed. Discussion will include things care providers can do at different stages of data system development.

12:25 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:50 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:30 Session Break


PATIENT STRATIFICATION, RISK IDENTIFICATION AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT ALONG THE CARE CONTINUUM 

2:05 Chairperson’s Remarks

Joel ReichJoel Reich, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs; CMO, Eastern Connecticut Health Network





2:10 The Art and Science of Stratifying Patients into Risk Levels for Longitudinal Care Management

Tabassum SalamTabassum Salam, M.D., Senior Physician Advisor for Population Health, Department of Quality, Safety and Population Health, Christiana Care Health System

Since it is unrealistic and unnecessary to offer intensive care management to every member of a selected population, we ideally seek to identify our patients who are at highest risk for poor outcomes. It is important to consider what factors you will use in your stratification program and to develop an algorithm around them. An essential step to ensuring success is standardized application of this stratification algorithm, as well as frequent re-analysis of the process and adjustments as needed.

2:35 Co-Presentation: Population Stratification and Health Management along the Care Continuum

Christopher ValerianChristopher Valerian, M.D., CMO, QualCare Alliance Networks (QANI)






Carl SchneiderCarl Schneider, Manager, Health Informatics, Care Management, QualCare, Inc.

As part of their Population Health Management strategy, QualCare, Inc. has developed a methodology to place members on the care continuum to enhance health management interventions. By using predictive modeling, members are classified as either no/low risk, moderate risk, or high risk based on their predictive risk score. Depending on where a member falls on the care continuum determines the level of intervention a member would receive from health promotion to chronic condition management.

PA Consulting3:00 Presentation to be Announced 

 

 

 

 

3:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS 

4:10 Find Your Table and Meet Your Moderator

4:15 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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5:15 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

6:15 Close of Day

6:20 - 9:00 pm Dinner Workshops (Separate registration required)

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Day 1 | Day 2

TUESDAY, MAY 5

8:20 am Morning Coffee


COORDINATED CARE AND PROCEDURAL DECISION SUPPORT’S IMPACT ON POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT 

8:50 Chairperson’s Remarks

Steven StackSteven Stack, M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association


9:00 Co-Presentation: Virtual Care: Driving and Being Driven by Population Health

Ronald DixonRonald Dixon, M.D., Director, Virtual Practice Project, Massachusetts General Hospital


John SchmuckerJohn Schmucker, MBA, Project Lead, Product Development and Implementation, Virtual Practice Project, Massachusetts General Hospital


Population health management priorities and concerns have a significant impact on virtual care models and delivery. Health systems operating in an evenly mixed fee for service and value-based care environment have particular challenges in growing adoption of virtual care. We will discuss the evolution of virtual care models where population health is a key priority.

9:25 Optimizing Procedural Appropriateness through Web-Based Decision Support

Creagh MilfordCreagh Milford, M.D., Assistant Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physician Organization; Associate Medical Director for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has implemented a system to optimize appropriate use of high-cost and high-volume surgical procedures. PrOE (Procedure Order Entry) is a web-based procedural decision support solution that incorporates four innovations in the peri-procedural process: prospective appropriateness assessment; shared decision making (SDM); informed consent that includes personal risk assessment; and collection of procedure-specific outcomes. PrOE has been implemented for eight surgical procedures at MGH. We will review benefits to providers, payers, and patients, as well as introduce an innovative alternative to standard prior authorization processes.

9:50 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

10:15 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


IMPLEMENTING A POPULATION HEALTH STRATEGY AND SYSTEM 

11:00 Implementing a Population Health IT System at Partners

Adrian ZaiAdrian Zai, M.D., Clinical Director, Population Informatics, Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital

Partners recently implemented a population health information IT system at 3 of its hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In this presentation, Dr. Zai will discuss the critical components of a population health information system, and share various interventions that led to improved outcomes.

11:25 Identifying High-Risk Patients and Practice Patterns

Jerry AvornJerry Avorn, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Partners HealthCare System

How can healthcare systems better use big data to identify high-risk and problematic patients and practice patterns? Once a problematic pattern is seen, how do you tailor information for that particular doctor and decide what docs need what training? The marketing of information is key to change individual and organizational behavior and improve outcomes, so how does a large healthcare system do this – address the population and the individual simultaneously to improve prescribing patterns, outcomes, reimbursement, Medicare/Medicaid (CMS) Star Ratings, HEDIS scores (or whatever metric is being used)?

11:50 Frontiers in the Use of Electronic Health Records for Population-Based Predictive Modeling

Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H., Professor, Health Policy & Management and Health Informatics; Director, Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

To date, the majority of “predictive modeling” for population-based case identification is done using claims and other administrative data sources. In the near future, the main source of risk information will be derived from the electronic health record. This presentation will discuss several exciting frontier areas related to the use of EHRs and other clinical health IT and e-health systems for such applications. The use of advanced “big data” techniques such as natural language processing (NLP) “text mining” and dynamic modeling will also be discussed. Work in progress from Dr. Weiner’s research center at Johns Hopkins will be shared.

12:15 pm Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:00 Session Break


KEYNOTE SESSION #2:
LEVERAGING ANALYTICS AT THE INTERSECTION OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AND ECONOMICS
 

1:40 Organizer's and Chairperson's Remarks

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


Stanley HuffStanley Huff, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Information Systems


1:50 The Coming Era of High Performance Medicine

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

Can medicine truly become a performance-driven industry? The complexity residing at the intersection between the science of medicine, the delivery of health care services, and natural patient variation has made it difficult to scale organizational performance beyond the effectiveness of individual contributors. Yet other fields such as space exploration, battlefield operations, meteorology, financial services, and automotive racing have demonstrated that comparably complex systems can be characterized and even managed to very high levels of performance. By adopting similar capabilities in the context of population health, accountable care, and personalized medicine, health and life sciences organizations can unlock a new era of clinical, financial, and operational high performance.

2:20 Forecasting the Impact of HIT and e-Health on the Future Demand for Physicians

Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H., Professor, Health Policy & Management and Health Informatics; Director, Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Few factors will change the face of the American health care workforce as widely and dramatically as will health IT and e-health. This presentation explores how such applications will affect the future demand for physicians, and other clinicians. Professor Weiner will discuss the premise that HIT systems, when fully implemented, will allow care to be delivered by fewer physicians and more nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Furthermore, HIT-supported generalists could provide some care now delivered by specialists. Health IT could also help address rural clinician shortages patients by enabling care to be delivered remotely or asynchronously. Dr. Weiner will discuss the implications of these and other health informatics trends on what some believe to be a looming shortage of physicians.

2:50 Topic to be Announced

ONC Speaker, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

3:20 CAPSTONE PANEL DISCUSSION: What Can We Really do to Accelerate Value in Healthcare?


Eric GlazerModerator: Eric Glazer, Vice President, Physician Engagement & Social Media, Best Doctors

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

J.D. WhitlockJ.D. Whitlock, Vice President, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Mercy Health

Gowtham RaoGowtham Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of SC

ONC Speaker, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

 

Our esteemed panel will summarize the key theme of the conference, how technology and analytics enable providers to better engage and manage patient populations, and ultimately achieve a higher quality at lower cost. Specifically, we will address strategies to transforming care models to shared risk using technologies. Areas of discussion will include:

  • Should we fire the CMO? Who are the ideal clinical leaders to drive this successful change?
  • How can provider organizations invest in the future without going broke today?
  • How does an ACO navigate the conflicting financial incentives?
  • What is the technology that can support ACOs?
  • How will we get to system wide Accountable Care in less than 10 years!?
 

3:55 Closing Remarks

4:00 Close of Conference



Day 1 | Day 2 

 


Parallel Conference Tracks: 

Track #1: Provider-Payer-Pharma Cross-Industry Data Collaboration
Track #2: Coordinated Patient Care, Engagement and Empowerment
Track #3: Population Health Management and Quality Improvement
Track #4: Security and Access of Healthcare Data
Track #5: Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud   
Track #6: Building Enterprise Architecture and Hospital Information Systems 

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact: 

Micah Lieberman
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) & Bio-IT World
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E: mlieberman@healthtech.com 

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
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