Interactive Breakout Discussion Groups

Monday, April 4

4:10 Find Your Table and Meet Your Moderators

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.

TABLE 1: Creating an Achievable Path to True Interoperability and Continuous Healthcare IT Improvement

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

Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, HL7

Oscar Diaz, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC)

  • 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?

TABLE 2: Analytics, Big Data, and the Role of Chief Data Officer / Chief Analytics Officer

Moderators: Liz Rubin, Senior Director, Analytics,, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Eric Glazer, MBA, CEO, Shared Purpose Connect; Host, Population Health Executive Roundtable; Board Member, Society for Participatory Medicine

Prof J. Bryan Bennett, MBA, Executive Director, Healthcare Center of Excellence

  • What are the key industry trends that will impact executive informaticists and analysts?
  • Governance and organizational change management: How do you effectively manage and influence the collection and utilization of data in your organization?
  • Moving beyond compliance and organizational/data management, what are the future priorities for today's Chief Data Officers / Chief Analytics Officers?

TABLE 3: Leveraging the Cloud and Knowledge Sharing for Clinical Decision Support and Analytics

Moderators: Blackford Middleton, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors, AMIA; Chief Informatics & Innovation Officer, Apervita, Inc.

Milenko Tanasijevic, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • What does the evidence say about cloud-based CDS and analytics?
  • What barriers must be overcome to facilitate sharing of CDS and analytics?
  • What is the expected benefit from sharing CDS and analytics?

TABLE 4: Improving Health and Reducing Costs through Traditional and Innovative Approaches to Coordinated Care and Patient Engagement

Moderators: David Muntz, Board Member, Senior Vice President & CIO, GetWellNetwork

Patricia Ingerick, MBA, MSHS, Director, The Geneia Institute

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

Nick van Terheyden, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Dell

Adrian Gropper, M.D., CTO, Patient Privacy Rights

  • At this time, health information management (HIM) professionals are the custodians of patient data. Is it realistic to think that at some point patients/consumers will be able to take on the role as custodians of their data, and if so, what will be necessary to make that a reality?
  • What technologies can be used to help coordinate and care and achieve real engagement? Are these technologies universally available? If not, how do we close the digital divide to provide an equitable chance for all participants in the health care system?
  • Care coordination needs to extend to all parts of the continuum. Are the technologies and supporting processes understood well enough to make this a reality? Is interoperability universal enough to make this a reality, and if not, how do we make it so?
  • Are the financial models and the incentives properly aligned to encourage coordinated care and ensure patient engagement? If not, what should be done to align them?

TABLE 5: Healthcare Provider-Payer Financial Management: Using the Power of Analytics for Value-based Purchasing and Risk Contracting

Moderators: Evon Holladay, Professor, Executive in Residence, Analytics, Denver University; former Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence, Catholic Health Initiatives

Joel Reich, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Medical Affairs, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Bruno Nardone, Vice President, Health Information Technology Practice, Health Advances

Juliana Hart, Director, Provider Solutions, Verisk Health

  • Using analytics models to value, manage and reimburse the right parties in share savings risk contracts
  • Data (integration) minimums to manage care across the clinically integrated networks (physician and hospital)
  • Rethinking the metrics that matter in the value world
  • Care management and the analytics that help identify some patients: You’ve got the data, now what are you going to do with it?

TABLE 6: Business Intelligence (BI) and Healthcare Analytics: Making Information Timely, Consumable and Impactful

Moderators: Dipti Patel-Misra, Ph.D, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, CEP MedAmerica

Dov Marocco, Chief Innovation and Improvement Officer, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System

James Colbert, MD, Senior Medical Director, Population Health, Verisk Health

  • 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?