Upper Management - Information Technology

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Jump Start Your Care Management Program: Strategies for Delivering Efficient, Effective Care

February 21, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 09:00AM EST

Join Salesforce for an Exclusive HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Presented by:
Melissa Boyle
Senior Director: Healthcare Industries

Dr. Sawad Thotathil
Principal, Connected health Persistent Systems Ltd.

Researchers estimate that inadequate care coordination resulted in $25 to $ 45 billion in wasteful spending in 2011 alone due to avoidable complications and unnecessary hospital readmissions. When care management is done right, it presents an exciting new way to transform healthcare delivery by engaging patients outside the walls of care and monitoring them throughout their healthcare experiences. Connecting with patients outside the walls of care and engaging them throughout their healthcare journey.

Join us to hear how leading providers are using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to deliver care management that is truly patient-centric to significantly cut readmission rates and decrease costs.

Breakfast will be served.

VALUE-BASED CARE: Enhancing care delivery with VDI on Enterprise Cloud

February 22, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join Lenovo and Nutanix for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented By
Dan Cowan
Director, Healthcare Alliances, Nutanix

John Reeves
HIT Solutions Architect

Ajay Dholakia
Senior Technical Solutions Architect

In today’s value-based care (VBC) environment, VDI* propels positive experiences for patients, clinicians and IT staff. See how healthcare providers are applying the latest advances in VDI technology to achieve patient care and revenue goals. And discover how healthcare IT teams are moving those VDI solutions to an Enterprise Cloud platform to deliver reliable, consistent user experiences to clinicians and patients across multiple sites.

Learn how to leverage an Enterprise Cloud platform from Lenovo, the leader in server reliability, and Nutanix, a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, to:

  1. Enhance patient care with improved data access and HIPAA compliance
  2. Deliver consistent user experience leading to increased clinical worker productivity
  3. Improve agility including adds/moves/changes and asset tracking Lenovo HX platform solutions, powered by Nutanix

*VDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication System

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

NYU Langone’s CIO on Becoming Paperless One Application at a Time

February 21, 2017 — 11:15AM EST - 12:15PM EST

Join OnBase & Samsung for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:
Nader Mherabi
Senior Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief Information Officer, NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone is on track to become completely paperless.

Join us for this lunch and learn session to hear how NYU Langone’s IT department is providing unprecedented opportunities to change patient engagement and to support providers and caregivers in the delivery of care.

Extending the convenience, speed and security of its fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) system to patients via a personal health record (PHR) application, self-service kiosks, biometric palm scanning technologies and mobile registration process, NYU Langone has removed another barrier to the access to care.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Driving Innovation Through Secure SICD & Test Data Management

February 22, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join Delphix for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:
Charles Moore
Director, Product Marketing, Delphix

The healthcare sector faces a daunting challenge in having to contend with budgetary pressure in the face of rising complexity and industry transformation. These competing factors put a squeeze on IT projects, pushing them past timelines and over allocated budgets.

Delphix data virtualization and data masking reverses that dilemma by enabling innovation and driving agility while cutting risk and cost.

Join this Lunch and Learn to learn how to:

  • Easily refresh, rewind, reset, and share secure copies of application data
  • Identify and protect sensitive information with automatic data masking
  • Enable secure continuous data delivery and test data management
  • Eliminate 90% of application landscape infrastructure and operational data management costs
  • Learn how leading healthcare organizations like Molina, Presbyterian, Highmark, Coventry, Kaiser and others are realizing the benefits Delphix data virtualization and masking

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Pandemic Issues of Image Management: Implicit Risks in Security and Patient Care

February 21, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join Agfa HealthCare for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:
Ross Koppel, PhD, FACMI
Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Cheryl Petersilge, MD
Medical Director, Integrated Content and Enterprise Imaging, Cleveland Clinic

Kim Garriott
Principal Consultant, Healthcare Strategies, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Ann O'Brien, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Informatics, Kaiser Permanente

Fragmentation of care is a pain point across contemporary hospital systems. Using a provocative study led by Ross Koppel, PhD, this session will delve into real-life experiences across a variety of facilities regarding information creation and use of medical images.

Multispecialty images are seldom efficiently and effectively integrated into a medical center’s EHR. Aside from radiology images, medical images are generally created by isolated technologies and are housed in separate servers.

Sharing of information along a continuum of care is typically delayed or requires heroic efforts, if accomplished at all. This scenario presents risk to value-based care at a variety of clinical and operational levels. Join us to explore how these findings can help you identify and mitigate the risks in your organization.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Making the Most of your Workforce in the Back Office

February 22, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 09:00AM EST

Join NICE for a HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Presented by:
David Geffen
Back Office Solutions Director, NICE

Two questions any claims back office manager should be asking.

  1. How many employees do you (really) need?
  2. How many of them are working (and how many are working properly)?

Now imagine you could answer both questions.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Operationalizing Analytics - The Closed Loop

February 20, 2017 — 07:15AM EST - 08:15AM EST

Join Qlik Healthcare for a HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Presented by:
Eric Pennington
Healthcare Strategy & Solutions, Qlik Healthcare

Grab your breakfast and first cup of coffee with us Monday, February 20th at 7:15 a.m. Governed, clean data and meaningful analytics are only a part of an organization's successful
analytics journey. Adoption, along with data-driven clinical and business decisions is an integral, and often evasive component.

Join the Qlik Healthcare Team along with panel of respected industry champions as we explore how analytics can be presented at the point of end-user decision making to increase adoption and ultimately drive analytics value.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Where are you in your Digital Journey?

February 20, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join IBM for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:
Client Panel

The API Economy and cloud computing are driving forces behind much of the digital transformation in many industries, including healthcare. Learn how to apply these powerful tools to rise above the fragmentation in healthcare.

Join our client panel and explore how to:

  1. Deliver an exceptional customer experience by connecting applications, data and devices
  2. Create new market opportunities by expanding your ecosystem
  3. Provide continuous services by supplying information across the Internet of Things
  4. Protect your brand, partners and customers by securing every touchpoint

Are you Ready for the Digital Economy?

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Welcome / Opening Remarks

February 20, 2017 — 06:00PM EST - 07:30PM EST
Bayhill 17 | Hyatt Regency Hotel

Join Quest Diagnostics for an Exclusive HIMSS17 Reception

Presented by:
Lidia Fonseca
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Quest Diagnostics

Lidia will say a few words about how Quest Diagnostics is advancing its range of technology solutions to support and improve both the clinical workflow and operational decision making for customers.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Transforming to Cloud-Based Healthcare Applications with SD-WAN

February 21, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 09:00AM EST

Join Viptela for a HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Presented By
Eric Lester
Director of Network Services, Acadia Healthcare

Healthcare service providers face major hurdles with their network infrastructure to deliver innovative cloud-based patient services. 15+ years of status quo has created a rigid infrastructure that cannot support modern cloud-based in-clinic services.

Learn how a large behavioral health clinic organization is leading this change with Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). The implementation of SD-WAN across all clinics has empowered this lean IT organization to:

  • Migrate to cloud-based healthcare applications
  • Ensure 100% network uptime of patient and administrative services
  • Transition to Hybrid WAN for Active/Active utilization and application based path selection
  • Achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating the clinic footprint to the cloud
  • Rapidly enable services like guest WiFi, and cloud-based VoIP and medicinal dispensing 

The future of clinical healthcare makes SD-WAN an essential building block.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Value-Based Care, Enterprise Imaging and the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

February 22, 2017 — 11:15AM EST - 12:15PM EST

Join FUJIFILM for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:

James Whitfill, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Scottsdale Health Partners


George Shih, MD


MD.ai, Deep Learning Platform


Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for

Informatics in the Department of Radiology

Weill Cornell Medical College


Chair: David Wild

Director of Marketing, Medical Informatics

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.


During this educational session, participants will explore the impact of value-based care, enterprise imaging, and how the emergence of artificial intelligence and deep learning will shape the delivery of care in the future.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Unifying clinical communication and workflow to revolutionize patient care: A can’t-miss, best practices panel

February 22, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join PatientSafe Solutions for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Mike Eckhard, CNIO, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis Health System
Steve Shirley, VP of IT & CIO,
Parkview Medical Center
Autumn Foy, Director, Clinical Informatics, Onslow Memorial Hospital
Moderator:  Si Luo, CEO, PatientSafe Solutions

Clinical communication solutions continue to proliferate, but the vast majority cannot fix the fragmentation that technology has introduced into the care delivery process. First-gen communications solutions haven’t delivered on their promise. As a result, the industry is beginning to understand that workflow is key—and context is king.

  • Would you like to consolidate multiple devices AND siloed applications into a single, integrated solution?
  • Are you looking to fulfill your clinical mobility vision – communications, workflows, nursing documentation, and beyond?
  • Are you pushing for higher security, reliability, manageability and performance across your enterprise?

If fragmented technology and disjointed approaches to clinical communication and workflow are challenges for your organization, join us! Our select group of healthcare thought leaders will demonstrate the power of unifying communications with clinical workflows at their hospitals as they discuss mobility strategies, vendor selection process, learnings from the deep integrations they have implemented, and real-world results.

The days of single-purpose communication solutions are numbered. It’s no longer effective to make decisions on single-purpose devices and apps that don’t provide clinicians with the patient, clinical, and care team information they need right now. Participate in this open forum to gain insights that will help you evolve your facility’s clinical communications requirements and approach to one that can improve workflow efficiency and efficacy, patient safety, and clinician and patient satisfaction with a single application.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

How Deploying a State-Wide Provider Directory Has Improved Efficiency for Healthcare Stakeholders

February 21, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join InterSystems for a HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented By
Elaine Fontaine
Director, Data Quality and Analytics – Provider Directory Lunch and Learn

The move to value-based care cannot succeed without accurate provider data for determining who did what, where, when, and for whom. But maintaining accurate data is especially challenging today where providers may deliver care at multiple locations, and have multiple, complex relationships with insurers and care delivery organizations. And these relationships change frequently, with about 25% of provider data changing every year.

In this session the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) will describe how it manages this complex ecosystem, and the creation of an advanced statewide Provider Directory service. Healthcare delivery organizations, payers, the state health department, consumers, and others use this service to increase efficiency and solve the challenges of rapidly changing provider data.

Elaine Fontaine is a senior healthcare management professional with over 25 years of analytics, information technology and program management experience in research, provider and payer settings, serving as a Research Data Manager, Sr. Director of Medical Management Operations and Chief Information Officer for a Medicaid health plan.  She is a customer focused, creative problem solver with capacity to bridge business strategy, operations, technology and data analysis to help organizations drive improvement and achieve the quadruple aim.  During her career she has repeatedly built and directed high-performing teams of innovative, results-oriented professionals.  Ms. Fontaine has authored seven published research articles and white papers.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Connect, Empower and Engage Patients: Combining the Power of Technology (High-Tech) with the Warmth of Personal Care (High-Touch)

February 21, 2017 — 06:00PM EST - 07:30PM EST
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bayhill 17

Join Cognizant and Telemetrix/Remote Patient Monitoring, Inc for an exclusive reception

Session Leaders
Patricia (Trish) Birch
SVP and Global Healthcare Consulting Practice Leader, Cognizant

Bret Shillingstad, MD FACS
President and CEO, Telemetrix/Remote Patient Monitoring Inc.

Philip A Smith, MD
Chief Innovation Officer, Telemetrix/Remote Patient Monitoring Inc.

The healthcare industry is on the brink of major reinvention. Advances in telemedicine and telehealth, as well as the proliferation of mobile health apps and remote patient monitoring technologies, have given rise to new business models capable of delivering an increasing range of healthcare services virtually - resulting in new “unwired” and delocalized care delivery models.

Take a break from the hectic activities of HIMSS! Join Cognizant, and Telemetrix/Remote Patient Monitoring Inc. for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and interactive discussion on how one “high-tech + high-touch” remote patient and home health monitoring solution has successfully brought together advanced, state of the art technology with clinical service delivery to enable patient/provider engagement, dramatic reduction of hospital admissions, and improved delivery outcomes at optimal cost.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Using the cloud to improve security in healthcare

February 20, 2017 — 01:00PM EST - 02:00PM EST

Join Amazon Web Services for a HIMSS17 Lunch and Learn

Presented By:
Todd Brock
Cloud Enterprise Architect

Oxana Pickeral
Global Healthcare Segment Leader

Laurie Tanton-White
Chief Security Officer, Infor

IT security is a top-of-mind concern for many of those working in Healthcare, because Healthcare organizations that suffer security breaches face loss of reputation or even costly fines. Migrating data and applications to the cloud is one way that healthcare organizations can improve their security posture. By adopting cloud-based infrastructure, healthcare organizations can take advantage of technology built for some of the world’s most security-sensitive organizations.

In this presentation, hear about the security features built in to the AWS Cloud, and how Information is leveraging those features in the Infor CloudSuite to improve security of its deployments within Healthcare organizations around the country.

Learn more about: How to handle increasing security threats in Healthcare Moving applications from on premise to the cloud as a strategy “Cloud as a secure environment”, The challenges of hiring, training and retaining security professionals, The advantage of Information applications advanced security capabilities.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Learn how San Francisco Health Plan uses Boomi to get real-time insights into healthcare data

February 22, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 09:00AM EST

Join Dell Boomi for an Exclusive HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Speaker Panel
Sunny Cooper
Chief Information Officer
San Francisco Health Plan

Van Wong
Director of ITS Business Systems Integration
San Francisco Health Plan

Sandeep Deokule

Founder & CEO


Join Boomi for an exclusive Breakfast Briefing. Learn how San Francisco Health Plan and DevCool integrated X12 & HL7 data across hospitals, payers, and vendors to get real-time insights using an innovative dashboard and powerful analytics through HiPaaS (Healthcare Integration Platform as a Service).

Come enjoy a sit down breakfast where you can network with your peers and learn more about this unique integration case study. To discover how Boomi can help with your integration needs and to see an innovative IoT demo, come see us at Booth 7461.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Demystifying Big Data & Machine Learning for Precision Medicine & Population Health

February 22, 2017 — 11:15AM EST - 12:15PM EST

Join Oracle and INTEL for a Lunch and Learn

Prashant Natarajan BE (Chem),
 MTPC, SCPM Product Director, Oracle Health Sciences

Zeeshan Syed, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Dr. Mohammed Saeed
Physician-Scientist & Hospitalist, University of Michigan

Bob Rogers, PhD
Chief Data Scientist Intel Corporation

Jonathan Sheldon PhD
Global VP Healthcare, Oracle Health Sciences

The sheer variety and volume of disparate healthcare and patient data and how to derive veracity and value out of it remain major challenges in healthcare informatics. This lunch and learn session will explore emerging ways to develop a 360 degrees™ view of the patient to improve their engagement and outcomes for both the individual and populations.

Our panel of industry thought leaders will include discussions on: Separating the hype from the reality; The big and small steps healthcare providers and health systems can take to leverage big data and machine learning for precision medicine, patient wellness, and population health; How big data & machine learning can be woven into existing business intelligence and analytics efforts; Best practices - how to define & measure success.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Advancing Science through Google Cloud

February 22, 2017 — 11:15AM EST - 12:15PM EST

Join Google for an exclusive HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn

Presented by:
Greg Moore
Vice President Healthcare, Google Inc.

William Mayo
Chief Information Officer Broad Institute

Join Greg Moore Vice President Healthcare, Google Cloud for lunch and explore how Google Cloud is bringing its technology to the world of Healthcare. Greg will discuss how Healthcare enterprises are harnessing the power of Machine Learning through Google Cloud , to engage with and empower their consumers.

You will also hear from special guest William Mayo, Chief Information Officer, Broad Institute about how their researchers and software engineers are collaborating closely with the Google Genomics team on large-scale genomic data analysis. Broad Institute has reduced the time and cost for whole genome processing by several fold, helping researchers think even bigger. Broad’s open source tools, developed in close collaboration with Google Genomics, are driving the pace of innovation and will be made available to the wider research community.

Broad Institute is one of the largest genome sequencing centers in the world, its DNA sequencers produce more than 20 Terabytes (TB) of genomic data per day, and they run 365 days a year.

Are you ready to reimagine your enterprise in the era of Cloud and ML?

Please register to attend this session, as seats are limited.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.


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