Views From the Top

Tuesday, March 10th – Thursday, March, 12th

Be inspired by compelling stories from high-ranking leaders in a variety of industries in top-level, strategic education sessions with Views from the Top. Walk away with insights and inspiration to help you continue to transform health and healthcare through information and technology.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Healthcare’s Prescription for Transformation: AI

Healthcare is at an inflection point. Machine learning and data science are becoming key components in developing AI to support predictive and preventative insights. See how these insights are enabling global health leaders like Cerner, Geisinger, GYANT, and BenevolentAI to accelerate value based care. In this session, we will explore how AI-powered applications are transforming the health sector by reducing spend, improving patient outcomes, and increasing accessibility to care. Hear directly from global leaders in healthcare on how and why they are focusing on some of the industry’s biggest opportunities and where AI can help tackle both financial and operational inefficiencies that plague global health systems today. You will see examples of how to use data to securely develop digital front doors to improve the customer experience along with how others are using clinical research to make predictions for high-risk patient populations, leveraging pattern recognition to develop personalized care programs.    

Speakers:

Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS
Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS
Senior Leader, Health Care and Artificial Intelligence
Chief Medical Officer and Sr. Principal Engineer
Amazon

Marc Overhage
Marc Overhage
Chief Medical informatics Officer & Vice President Intelligence Strategy
Cerner Corp

Pascal Zuta
Pascal Zuta
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
GYANT

Joanna Shields
Joanna Shields
Chief Executive Officer
Benevolent AI

Dr. Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
Executive Vice President and
Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger

 

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Tuesday, March 10 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Demystifying Interoperability, Information Blocking, and APIs: Clear Guidance on Improvement Opportunities

The proposed rule addressing the topic of Information Blocking caught the full attention of the healthcare industry at HIMSS19. With the anticipated release of the final rule in the future, its implications relating to information blocking, and API certification criteria has providers and health IT developers preparing for how to use the ruling as a guide towards improving patient outcomes and experiences without increasing the burden on providers. As with Meaningful Use and related regulations, provider organizations will need to consider operational, technological, and patient experience solutions to implement these new requirements. This session will help explain how to determine your specific impacts and opportunities, and ways to activate solutions at scale to further enhance your current interoperability efforts. The below diverse panel will help answer some of most pressing questions and outline strategic drivers.

Genevieve Morris, Founder Integral Health Strategies and former Deputy National Coordinator for the ONC will help attendees understand what this information blocking regulation means, not just from the perspective of the regulatory language, but what it means to you as a provider. What should you expect to happen? How does it impact you directly in terms of providing patient care and how does it impact you specifically in an operational context?

Dr. Shez Partovi, Worldwide Lead, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics at AWS will discuss how technologies applied rationally can help address issues of security and scale. Technology plays a huge role in this conversation but is rife with jargon, options, and promises. How can you use currently available and soon-to-be-available technologies to address needs at scale, so you're not thinking about it in one small department but for your entire health system? The newly announced Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance will walk us through some examples of how provider organizations are conducting health information exchange today, and how CommonWell members are maturing their interoperability efforts to attest to regulatory demands and evolve for the future.

Speakers:

Gautam Shah, VP
Gautam Shah
Vice President, Technology Strategy
Change Healthcare

Shez Partovi MD
Shez Partovi, MD
Worldwide Lead Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics
AWS

Genevieve Morris
Genevieve Morris
Founder Integral Health Strategies & Former Deputy National Coordinator
ONC

Paul L. Wilder
Paul L. Wilder
Executive Director
CommonWell Health Alliance

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Tuesday, March 10 | 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

The Challenge of Sustainable Health and Care in the 21st Century – An International Views from the Top

Facing the combined challenges of ageing populations and workforce scarcity, health and care in the 21st century can only become more personalized, data-driven, and focused on delivering value. This International Views From The Top session will discuss how health systems around the world are preparing for this shift, addressing social determinants and leveraging interoperable digital technologies.

Speakers:

Gottfried Ludewig, PhD
Gottfried Ludewig, PhD
Head of Digitization and Innovation
Ministry of Health, Germany

Päivi Sillanaukee, MBA, PhD
Päivi Sillanaukee, MBA, PhD
Director General
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Ahmed Mohammed Balkhair, MD
Ahmed Mohammed Balkhair, MD
Deputy Minister for eHealth & Digital Transformation
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Maturity Models: Providing Roadmaps for Global Digital Transformation

The digital transformation of health systems around the world has become more than an objective. It is now a mandate. But do we really have a good picture of what success looks like? And how to get there? How do we measure or benchmark providers' progress? Can we use HIMSS EMRAM and other maturity models to create roadmaps for hospitals' digital transformation journeys? This international Views from the Top session convenes leading Chief Information Officers from around the world to share their experiences with maturity models as a means of achieving digital transformation.

Speakers:

Afzal Chaudhry, MBBS
Afzal Chaudhry, BSc(Hons) MA(Med Ed) MA(Cantab) PhD FBCS FHEA FRCP FAcadMEd FFCI
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Cambridge University Hospital

Henning Schneider
Henning Schneider
Chief Information Officer
Asklepios

Hee Hwang
Hee Hwang, MD, PhD
Chief Information Officer
Seoul National University Bundung Hospital

 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Global Digital Health Blueprint: Building the Sustainable Care System of Tomorrow

Health system leaders from 3 countries will reflect on their unique perspectives and experiences in advancing digital health ecosystems to transform the delivery of health services that focus on the health and wellness of citizens, consumers and populations. The value and emerging impact of digital transformation, guided by the Digital health framework will be discussed within the context of global jurisdictions.

Speakers:

Laura Wilt
Laura Wilt
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ochsner Health System

Kathryn Todd, PhD
Kathryn Todd, PhD
Vice President, Systems Innovation and Programs
Alberta Health Services

Anne Snowdon RN, PhD, FAAN
Anne Snowdon RN, PhD, FAAN
Director Clinical Research, Analytics
HIMSS

Tessa Lind Gjoedesen
Tessa Lind Gjoedesen, PhD, MPM
Chief Innovation Officer
Centre for Innovative Medical Technology
Odense University Hospital, Denmark

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Wednesday, March 11 | 11:30am – 12:30pm

State of the Healthcare Industry: Market Trends and Analysis

As a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise by delivering key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers. Our industry is fast-paced, dynamic, and ever-changing. Executive leadership faces a multitude of challenges and opportunities across administrative, financial, operational and technical aspects when delivering patient care. Ensuring that executive leadership is well-prepared to meet the growing business challenges, while maintaining clinical excellence and technical competence, insights into current and future challenges, as well as opportunities, are imperative to maintaining an organization’s competitive advantage.

Speakers:

Denise Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS
Denise Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS
Chief Americas Officer
HIMSS

Sebastian Krolop, MD, MBA
Sebastian Krolop, MD, MBA
Chief Operating and Strategy Officer
HIMSS

Neil Patel
Neil Patel
President
Healthbox

Anne Snowdon RN, PhD, FAAN
Anne Snowdon RN, PhD, FAAN
Director Clinical Research, Analytics
HIMSS

Clifton Leaf
Clifton Leaf
Editor
Fortune Magazine

 

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Wednesday, March 11 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Caring for Astronauts in Space: NASA’s Experience with Telemedicine

Astronauts spend six months to one year on the International Space Station, performing engineering tasks, research, maintenance and upgrades. During this time, access to medical care is crucial, as altered routines and microgravity have deconditioning effects on crew members’ bone and muscle, fluid distribution and immune function. Examine NASA’s current use of telemedicine in the care of astronauts in orbit, and learn about opportunities being considered for future exploration class missions.

Speakers:

Shannan Moynihan, MD, MPH
Shannan Moynihan, MD, MPH
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Michelle Frieling
Michelle Frieling
Program Manager, Human Health and Performance Contract
NASA

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Wednesday, March 11 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Views from the Top: Transforming the Military Health Systems

Lieutenant General Ronald J. Place, Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), will provide an overview of priorities facing the Defense Health Agency, including but not limited to the ongoing MHS GENESIS implementation project and other initiatives contributing toward transforming the Military Health Systems.

Speaker:

Lieutenant General Ronald J. Place
Lieutenant General Ronald J. Place
Director
Defense Health Agency (DHA)

 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Breaking Down Barriers to Interoperability and Value-Based Care

Unlocking better, safer, less costly care is the promise of value-based care, and interoperability is the key to delivering on this promise.

In an increasingly mobile society, it can be challenging for clinicians to manage patient information. Ensuring all members of a patient’s care team has access to a complete picture of their medical history lays the groundwork for the kind of holistic, well-informed, and comprehensive care delivery that is central to a value-based care system.

While there’s nothing easy about interoperability, the fact is that providers and care managers across the country are quietly making interoperability a reality, from ambulatory encounters to home care and beyond. Organizations are improving care management for individual patients and large patient populations, including real-world examples from primary care, emergency care, and during transitions of care, because they have access to a timely view of a patient’s care at all stages of their journey.

Industry leaders will take a deep dive into the current trends facing the transition toward interoperability and value-based care, including increased consumerism, more patients with multiple chronic conditions, and a very active regulatory environment. Experts will provide first-hand accounts of recent achievements and perspectives from health systems and the post-acute care market, including progress implementing new standards such as HL7 and FHIR, and detail the technology solutions, such as record locator services and other tools for sharing patient records at the point of care, that help make interoperability possible and realize the promise of value-based care.

Speakers:

Melanie Marcus
Melanie Marcus
Chief Marketing Officer
Surescripts

Dr. Steven Lane
Steven Lane, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Clinical Informatics Director
Sutter Health

Mariann Yeager
Mariann Yeager
Chief Executive Officer
Sequoia Project

 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Shifting Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

As the second-ever commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Michael Rogers was instrumental in building up the capacity and capabilities of the agency, now a combatant force of hackers, analysts, and staffers all focused on America’s most-pressing cyber security challenges. Offering both a technical perspective and a policy perspective that looks at pertinent issues domestically and globally, Rogers argues for an allied government, industry, and private sector approach to ensure American prosperity and peace.

Speaker:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers
Former Director
National Security Agency
Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

 

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Thursday, March 12 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

VR in the OR: Using Virtual Reality for More Effective Surgical Visualization

The ability to see clearly is one of the most critical – and expensive – aspects of healthcare. The 21st century operating room is cluttered with outdated visualization equipment that distracts surgeons and limits their ability to navigate obstacles during surgery.

What would the ideal vision system for surgeons look like? It would liberate them from having to take their eyes off the patient to squint into a microscope, glance at a navigational display, or set up the x-ray machine. And ultimately it would keep them focused on the actual surgical field in front of them.

We know that virtual reality provides the opportunity for surgeons to expand their training outside the operating room, now the modern operating room is implementing this innovative technology for more effective outcomes. Join HTC VIVE, Proprio, and Seattle Children's Hospital to discuss how this technology provides new opportunities and best practices for surgeons.

Speakers:

Gabriel Jones, MBA
Gabriel Jones, MBA
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Proprio

Samuel Browd, MD, PhD
Samuel Browd, MD, PhD
Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Seattle Children's Hospital
 

Vinay Narayan
Vinay Narayan
Vice President
Platform Strategy & Developer Community
HTC VIVE

 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Candid Discussion on Reducing Health Inequities: Is Technology the Answer?

Significant effort and funding have been allocated to addressing the challenges represented by Social Determinants of Health.  Previous approaches have met with limited success due to a lack of coordination and deployment of point solutions, which fail to address the issues within affected communities.  Furthermore, effort-driven approaches lack breadth of information and perspective on the issues they are attempting to analyze.  

This session will focus on how to disrupt the market by developing a safe, trusted consumer centric health experience.  This experience is key to creating an environment conducive to bending the curve in cost of care and improving health outcomes.  A panel of leading industry experts, each of whom is active in driving new approaches to sustainable change, will discuss challenges and solutions in areas such as:

  • How health inequities, malaise policies and access to care barriers contribute to rising maternal and infant mortality among African Americans and how community programs can help turn the tide
  • How diffusion of technologies to rural populations remains stagnant and contribute to poor outcomes and how programs can be developed to overcome these limitations
  • How collaboration with trust brokers and community partners can extend the impact of health programs in specific communities

Panel members will share their stories on how they are driving these efforts to bring measurable and sustainable change that can be replicated. 

Speakers:

Michael C. Petersen MD
Michael C. Petersen, MD
Social Determinants of Health and Innovation Lead
Accenture

Garth Graham MD,MPH
Garth Graham, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC
Health President, Aetna Foundation
Vice President, Community Health & Impact, CVS Health

Kimberly Brandt
Kimberly Brandt
Principal Deputy Administrator for Policy & Operations
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA - AHIP
Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA - AHIP
Vice President, Care Coordination, Medicaid and Vulnerable Populations
Kaiser Permanente

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Thursday, March 12 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Driving Innovation in Healthcare - HHS and VC perspectives

Hear why and how the Department of Health and Human Services and a leading healthtech venture capitalist are working to accelerate Innovation and Investment in healthcare and the perspective of how to drive and support critical innovation. Eric Hargan, the HHS Deputy Secretary, recently held a yearlong summit focused on accelerating innovation and investment in healthcare, where top leaders across the industry gathered to discuss what is currently impacting innovation in healthcare and how it could be accelerated. Bill Geary, a venture capitalist, was one of those summit core participants and in this session Eric and Bill will discuss why HHS undertook this effort, what HHS and innovators and investors are doing to drive innovation in healthcare, and the impact they see it having on healthcare in the future.

Speakers:

Eric Hargan
Eric Hargan
Deputy Secretary
HHS

Bill Geary
Bill Geary
Cofounder & Partner
Flare Capital Partners

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Thursday, March 12 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Investment From the Ground Up: What It Takes to Prime a Healthcare Organization for AI and ML

Healthcare innovation today is being advanced by a new understanding, and use of healthcare data. The collection, management and analysis of complex healthcare data has become a critical factor in providing advanced care to patients worldwide. Leading organizations will share their journey in priming for a data-driven future that holds promise for transforming patient and caregiver experiences, improving diagnostics and patient outcomes, as well conducting unparalleled clinical research. Experts will share best practices and lessons learned setting up the infrastructure to support data-driven innovation, and the steps towards fighting disease and improving health for millions of people.

Speakers:

Cris Ross
Cris Ross
Chief Information Officer
Mayo Clinic

Aashima Gupta
Aashima Gupta
Director, Global Healthcare Solutions
Google Cloud

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Thursday, March 12 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Delivering on the Promise: M&A Integration and IT's Role

Consolidation across the healthcare provider industry continues, with 2019 closing out as a banner year in size and scope of transactions. All this M&A activity should lead to real value - delivering benefits in service expansion, care coordination, efficiencies and cost savings, capital avoidance, population health and digital transformation. However, hospitals and health systems often fall short of realizing their vision for the future enterprise - lost in the morass of regulatory approvals, negotiations, the complexities of various deal structures and "getting the deal done"- and fail to answer the most critical questions: "What is our future vision for what we can achieve together, and how are we planning to successfully execute?" IT plays a pivotal role in answering this question and delivering on the promise of the partnership. In this panel, senior executives from 4 diverse organizations will explore leading practices for technology to enable the goals of integration and avoid common pitfalls. Panelists will explore several dimensions including unlocking potential savings across the enterprise, advancing strategic imperatives and meeting digital health demands, as well as how they have set IT up to successfully deliver with time, cost and resource constraints.

Speakers:

Gregg Mohrmann
Gregg Mohrmann
Director and Informatics & Technology Leader
The Chartis Group

Tom Kiesau
Tom Kiesau
Director and Chartis Digital Leader
The Chartis Group

Nassar Nizami
Nassar Nizami
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Tom Gordon
Tom Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Virtua Health

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