2015 Archived Content

2015 Interactive Breakout Discussions

Monday, May 4, 2015, 4:10 pm


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.

Near and Far Future Wireless Technology Use and Deployment in Health IT and Beyond

Moderator: Donald Witters, Biomedical Engineer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

  • Are we headed toward implantable technology with wireless to track, to provide therapy?
  • What are the implications for areas like brain implants?
  • What are the logistical and other issues? Who needs to be involved and how can the stakeholders come together?
  • What are the barriers (e.g., human communication) and how can these be overcome?

The New Paradigm for Health Care Privacy

Moderator: Kirk Nahra, Wiley Rein LLP

  • How is Big Data changing the discussion on health care privacy?
  • What is the impact of the wide variety of new health care data (mobile apps, web sites, etc) on health care privacy?
  • How is this new data and the legal gaps in protection for this data going to change the privacy environment

Maturing Your Analytics Program: Getting the Data, Metadata, and User-Friendly Standard Reports in Place to Actually Deliver Value

Moderators: J.D. Whitlock, Vice President, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Mercy Health
& Evon Holladay, Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence, Catholic Health Initiatives

  • What is the reality today, where should we be heading, and what is hype?
  • When the old reports just don’t work anymore
  • How to use technology to automate ‘the human data warehouse’
  • Advancing analysts’ skills (from hunter/gatherer to true analytics)
  • Optimizing standard reporting in large organizations
  • Where is self-service analytics an option and how would you get there?

Man or Machine…Finding the Right Mix for Population Management

Moderator: Joel Reich, M.D., FACEP, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

  • Community (home based) care managers: How many patients and practices can they manage? 
  • Telehealth: What does it work best for in the home setting?
  • Health apps/wearables: Will the chronically ill use them?

Data Visualization for Healthcare

Moderators: Katherine Rowell, Co-Founder, Katherine S. Rowell & Associates and HealthDataViz
& Peter Speyer, Chief Data and Technology Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

  • Where are the best opportunities to communicate healthcare data via visualization?
  • How do you communicate critical information used to measure performance, educate and inform patients, and identify the right opportunities for change and improvement?
  • What are the common mistakes in table, graph and dashboard design, and how do you avoid them?

Building and Using Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) for System Wide (Hospital, Ambulatory, Physician Office, Home Care) Management

Moderators: Martin Reed, M.D., Radiologist, Diagnostic Imaging, Children's Hospital, Canada
& Daniel Karp, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Integrating Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) into ambulatory care workflows for improved outcomes and patient safety
  • What are the goals of using CDSS?
  • How do you plan for and train for full integration: Hospital, Ambulatory, Physician Office, Home Care? 
  • What type of CDSS: paper-based, web-based, electronic stand alone, electronic integrated into an EMR?
  • What are the barriers to implementing a CDSS? What are the basic requirements of an effective CDSS? Do you develop your own or purchase?

Patient-Physician-Care Giver Engagement

Moderators: Anne Lara, CIO, HIS, Union Hospital
& Sarah Krug, CEO, CANCER101, Executive Director, Society for Participatory Medicine & Founder, Health Collaboratory

  • What was the past state of provider and patient medical record engagement?
  • What is the current state of provider and patient EHR engagement?
  • What will drive provider and patient health record engagement moving forward?

Business Intelligence (BI) and Healthcare Analytics: Making Information Timely, Consumable and Impactful

Moderator: Dipti Patel-Misra, Ph.D, MBA, PCC, Founding Principal, Actionable Healthcare Insights (AHI); Executive-in-Residence, Health Informatics, UNC Charlotte

  • Key to building an information driven org is to have impactful data at business users’ finger tips when they need it: How can BI be deployed, what needs to be done?
  • What are the ways in which front and back end BI can help bring business users, IT, and Analysts together for improving quality and managing costs?
  • What would be needed for an enterprise BI in a health plan, provider, ACO, other?

Digital Therapeutics and Scalable Mobile Health Solutions beyond Engagement to Drive Real Health Improvements Customized at the Individual Patient Level

Moderators: Christian Suojanen, Co-Founder/Chairman, TTS Global Initiative
& Alec Mian, Ph.D., CEO, Curelator, Inc.
& Veera Anantha, Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO, Constant Therapy

  • Do we need to think beyond population health? Using clinically valid health outcome improvements through engagement at the individual patient level, scalable to the population
  • Viable business models through bottom line impact on health outcomes
  • How to leverage digital health to address chronic diseases poorly treated by pharmaceuticals?
  • How to drive patient compliance and ensure stickiness through immediate patient ROI and noticeable benefit, not just “lifestyle modification”

Creating an Achievable Path to True Interoperability and Continuous Healthcare IT Improvement

Moderators: Stanley Huff, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Information Systems
& Samuel "Sandy" Aronson, Executive Director, IT, Partners Personalized Medicine

  • What are the goals of the HealthCare Platform Consortium? 
  • What are the best strategies for achieving these goals? 
  • What is the technical approach for making interoperability easier?
  • What would it take for my organization to adopt standards based services and/or contribute to the evolution of HealthCare IT infrastructure?