Network, Learn, Be Informed! Review the annual conference agenda and presentations that provide information on current topics such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, clinical and quality-related initiatives, and technologies to support healthcare advances. View Conference Presentations.
2014 Annual Conference Agenda
Panelists will discuss the impacts to organizations and vendors based on passing of the one-year, ‘doc fix’ bill, “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” which preserves physician compensation levels and avoids a pay cut. Buried within the bill is a controversial provision that extends the date for compliance with ICD-10 from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015. Participate in peer-to-peer dialogue.
Sarah Brooks, NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dave McCord, TM Floyd & Company
Erin Moran-Gunter, UNC Health Care System
Sulaiman Sulaiman, Mission Health
Revenue Cycle in the World of Commoditized Healthcare
Sheldon Hamburger, The Aristone Group
• How we got here: a brief history of healthcare moving to commoditized care
• General effects of commoditization on issues of revenue cycle
• Specific areas of revenue cycle that will see dramatic change from commoditization.
How to Think Like a Project Manager: Making the Most of Your Staff for Project Success
Mark Faggion, Shepherdwise
• Understand why the ‘HOW you think about project management’ is MORE important than any specific method of managing projects
• Describe the four key aspects of thinking like a project manager
• Determine practical steps to take to help their staff think more like PMs and become more effective with their projects.
Meaningful Use – An Essential Foundation for Uncharted Territories on Healthcare’s Horizon
Sherri Bryant, Vidant Health & Coleman Smith, HIMformatics
• Discuss Changes from Stage 1 to Stage 2 that reveal the direction CMS is headed
• Discuss streamlining of Federal Programs for more efficiency and more standardization of reporting quality
• Discuss emphasis on patient access
• Discuss steps to remediate and prepare for expected reduction in reimbursement, moving from remedial- based reimbursement to preventative- based reimbursement.
MAYDAY!!! MAYDAY!!! We Must Get Off of XP!!!
Jose Ferreira & Jason Heinrich, Varrow
• Recognize the primary challenges with using legacy OS and infrastructure solutions, such as Windows XP
• Understand the business and technical drivers and benefits of End User Computing
• Understand what security controls are needed to meet the needs of Meaningful Use to securely access patient data remotely
• Understand the financial and operational benefits of a modernized clinical access environment.
Measuring the Value of Change
Money Atwal, Hilo Medical Center Randy Carson, Health Systems Informatics
• Understand how to measure the impact of change
• How to integrate process design into the change plan
• How to continuously measure change management
• How to measure a fiscal “value on investment” from small- to large-scale change.
Enhancing Diabetes Patient Risk Stratification & Engagement
Laura Young, University of NC Brad Sitler, SAS Institute
• Explain the types of data being leveraged for the purposes of risk stratifying the patient population and how the data may be used differently over time
• Review the status of Phase I project to date and share any general results available
• Discuss the value of predictive analytics in understanding patient risk, behavior, and various engagement models.
Extending the Reach and Serviceability of Doctors, Clinicians and Specialists from Anywhere to Anywhere
Greg Syer, NWN & Terri Gracy-Udoh, Cisco
• Enhance the delivery of healthcare at a distance between patients, clinicians, and specialists with Cisco Telehealth
• Cisco HealthPresence software integrates high-definition video, advanced audio, third-party medical devices, and collaboration tools all through the network
• HealthPresence offers highly secure and scalable deployment to help expanded communities of networked healthcare providers collaborate quickly.
Health Information Exchange from the Mountains to the Sea
Anne Marie Robertson, Coastal Connect HIE Objectives:
• How to establish trust relationships with providers
• How to identify electronic tools to support provider needs around MU2, PCMH and other quality initiatives
• How to deploy electronic tools, including provider education, and support user adoption
• Understand the importance of documenting provider stories
• Collaborating with providers to identify and deploy electronic tools to support the transition of care within and across communities.
Secrets to Improving Patient Safety and Quality with Analytics
Marcy McNeal, Carolinas Healthcare Avery Earwood, SAS Institute
• Recognize the value of advanced analytics in a healthcare environment
• Measure quality to ultimately improve patient safety
• Manage multiple and disparate data sources for a common purpose
• Assess the CMS “Partnership for Patients” initiative.
Addressing the Growing Security Risks of Mobile Devices
Chuck Kesler, Duke Medicine David Holtzman, CynergisTek, Inc.
• Describe the confluence of security challenges that the emergence of mobile technology has created in healthcare
• Explain current HIPAA rules that regulate security programs where mobile devices are used and provide tips for ensuring compliance
• Share proven best practice strategies for improving mobile device control and security at a provider organization.
Using Technology to Improve Health Care and Patient Engagement
Sheila Parker, Novant Health
• Identify technological opportunities to increase patient engagement
• Illustrate communication strategies through electronic communication with patients.
Novant Health encourages patients to become more engaged in their health care through several of the most innovative,
The eVolution of the Quality Department
Barbara Doyle, Encore Health Resources
• Describe how the move to eMeasures is changing the required skillsets for the Quality Department
• Analyze how the move to eMeasures is changing which HIT systems Quality Departments use
• Explain how the Quality Department must consider both manual measures and eMeasures.
Social Networking: Future of Coordinated and Collaborative Healthcare
Ashwani Kaul, Promantus, Inc. and Jennifer Lord
• Understand how social networking is relevant to collaborative care
• Understand scenarios of using social networking with healthcare
• Discuss patient data safety concerns within the context of social networking.
North Carolina Health Information Exchange Initiatives Update
Jayson Caracciolo, NC HIE
• Describe lessons learned around NC HIE’s public health reporting and analytics initiatives
• Explain ways in which NC HIE helps providers achieve Meaningful Use (Stage 2 and beyond)
• Discuss general functionality around the NC HIE Clinical Portal and ways in which the NC HIE clinical applications benefit participating organizations.
Change Brings Challenges: Defining Analytics at a Health System with Priorities in Research, Education, and Clinical Care
Monica Horvath, Duke Univ. Health System Greg Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC
• Health Analytics requires a specific definition for academic health systems that seek to balance demands for data in support of both research and health care operations
• The adoption of electronic EHRs and a changing reimbursement landscape makes it imperative to adopt enterprise data warehousing and governance strategies that permit the continuing use of these data
• The mass availability of clinical data is deceiving and its misuse may create unintended consequences and spurious conclusions if stakeholders are not educated as to the problems.
Effective Implementation of a Data Loss Protection (DLP) Strategy
James Kelly, Mission Health System
• How to develop and implement an effective Data Loss Protection (DLP) strategy
• How to protect a healthcare system should a Data Loss event occur.
Collaborative Solutions for Compliance: NCHICA Panel of Selected Activities
Holt Anderson, NCHICA Christian Omba, UNC Kelly Lucas, Sampson Regional
• Educate the audience regarding tools and resources that have been developed and are ready for application
• Share good practices that have come out of the collaborations that can be applied to solve current challenges
• Engage the audience in a Q&A session for clarification of the materials presented
• Receive suggestions from the audience on other critical issues that NCHICA should be addressing
• Provide insights into how organizations can benefit from participation in NCHICA and these efforts.
Smartphones – The Second Most Popular Device since the Stethoscope
Lisa Owens & Ernest Dunn, Presidio
• Learn strategies for managing risk, protecting information, and ensuring business continuity in an ever-shifting world
• Learn about emerging mHealth technologies and trends
• Explain Mobile Health and how it can be leveraged to support the transition to consumer-focused, outcomes-based healthcare
• Review emerging healthcare security threats and risks related to mHealth solutions.