Views From the Top

Tuesday, February 12th – Thursday, February, 14th

Insights Beyond Health Information and Technology

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 February 12, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

How Consumer Technology is Revolutionizing Our Daily Lives

Consumer tech is reshaping nearly every industry. The consumer – empowered by access to better information and technology – is increasingly center stage. Consumers demand and expect more from the products and apps they use in their daily lives. Powered by increasingly low-cost sensors, clever algorithms, artificial intelligence, agile robots and big data, innovative new services, products and businesses are being created every day. More are on the horizon. But will concerns about roles, cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and disrupted businesses block us from benefitting from these innovations? Will the healthcare industry look the same in ten years? How must doctors rethink their practices to harness innovative health technologies? How will the patient experience change? Is HIPAA still relevant? Will consumer devices replace or supplement hospital IT needs?

Be there live to see Hal Wolf III, President and CEO of HIMSS, interview bestselling author Gary Shapiro, whose just-released book Ninja Future focuses on how businesses can prosper as the digital technology revolution unfolds. They will explore how technology and consumerism will change daily living and the healthcare experience.

  • Discuss new health care technologies and data needs which will make a difference in healthcare.
  • Explore privacy and whether we should head toward the Chinese model (scant privacy) or European model (near total privacy).
  • Examine trends and areas in healthcare which will be most affected.

Speakers:

Harold “Hal” Wolf, III
President and CEO
HIMSS
Gary Shapiro
President and CEO
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM

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Tuesday February 12, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Smart Nation, Smart Health: Building a Future-Ready and Sustainable Healthcare System

Recognizing that the global digital revolution provides opportunities to use technology to improve lives, create economic opportunity, and build societal connectedness on top of digital connectivity, Singapore has launched the National Smart Health and Digital Transformation initiatives. These initiatives, designed to translate how Singapore could potentially improve the lives of people in Singapore, will provide a blueprint for others across the globe for building and sustaining innovative healthcare initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the Smart Nation strategies that positions Singapore to harness information and communications technology, networks and data to the fullest potential;
  2. Examine how Singapore is reshaping the future through Smart Nation-related innovations are improving healthcare;
  3. Review strategies applicable to positively affecting cultural change to accelerate the implementation of smart health initiatives and digital transformation.

Speaker:

Jason Cheah
Chief Executive Officer
Agency of Integrated Care
Singapore

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Tuesday February 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

From Real-World Data to Digital Twins: Paving the Way for Personalized Healthcare

Knowledge in healthcare is rising at unprecedented speed, soon by a factor of two - in less than a month. Better understanding of disease evolution, new diagnostic tools such as molecular testing and advances in treatment options have shown that this continuous growth of knowledge is the foundation for personalized healthcare.

On the other hand, this growth of knowledge creates also complexity at such a level, that its use for decision making - in both research and clinical care - requires more and more the use of digital tools. Moreover, vast amounts of clinical trial and real-world data is being generated across institutions and geographies that could provide appropriate scale to gain actionable insights for decision support tools.

Prof. Okan Ekinci, Chief Medical Officer for Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions, will provide insights on Roche’s Personalized Healthcare strategy. He will discuss how data-driven Clinical Decision Support Solutions evolve and help healthcare institutions in their digitization effort to ultimately improve patient outcomes as well as clinician satisfaction - at an increased level of efficiency and quality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline personalized healthcare as a transformation journey
  • Identify the value of meaningful data at scale: how advances in imaging, tissue diagnostics and molecular diagnostics provide a high-res characterization of patient and disease.
  • Examine the increasing role of the patient as a data donor.
  • Identify what we can expect from advanced analytics, from Hindsight to insight and foresight.
  • Ascertain if the digital twin of a patient enable simulation and prediction of outcomes

Speaker:

Prof. Okan Ekinci, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions

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Tuesday February 12, 2019 | 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EST

Defeat Nation State Actors Stalking the Healthcare Sector

Retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill, the first Chief Information Security Officer of the United States government and current president of the Cyxtera Federal Group, will discuss the current cyber threat environment; the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by nation state actors and cyber criminal groups to threaten organizations; why the health care environment is at high risk; and what the health care sector should do to better manage their risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the current cyber threat environment and most common cyber threat vectors to the health care sector
  • Identify best practices to implement the cyber risk framework to better manage cyber risk
  • Apply taxonomies presented to assess organizational cyber risk exposure
  • Categorize and prioritize information and assess best practices to develop strategies that are effective, efficient and secure
  • Decide how to apply best practices presented to improve current cyber strategy and programs to better manage risk

Speaker:

Greg Touhill
President
Cyxtera Federal Group

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Wednesday February 13, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Transparency in Prescription Drug Costs to Help Patients Save Money

In a consumer-oriented world, why are we still surprised by the out-of-pocket cost of our medications? How many of us simply leave the prescription behind and become part of the "non-adherence" statistic due to cost? Hear Casey Leonetti, Senior Vice President of PBM Innovation of CVS Health, and Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts, two trail-blazing innovators in pharmacy, healthcare and health information technology, talk about how making prescription drug cost and drug benefit plan information available to patients, prescribers and pharmacists can help improve health care engagement. In fact, early results show that this type of transparency is transforming the prescription decision-making process for physicians, pharmacists and patients by supporting and enabling a consumer-driven market-place that ultimately helps patients save money on their medications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current prescription pricing trends and impacts on prescribers and patients
  • Define key imperatives to help spur widespread adoption of prescription price transparency practices and ensure it is effective and impactful to both patients and prescribers
  • Demonstrate measurable impact of prescription price transparency and how it has improved efficiency and reduced costs

Speakers:

Casey Leonetti
Senior Vice President of PBM Innovation
CVS Health
Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Surescripts

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Wednesday February 13, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Global Health Informatics Competencies: Recommendations for Interprofessional Care Delivery

Health informatics (HI) recommendations on competencies and education underpin the design of curricula and courses, but they cannot inform educators on how the content can be customized for local needs and requirements. The International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP) and the EU*US eHealth Work Project funded by the European Union were executed to empirically describe and validate the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative framework of HI competencies for a broad range of health professionals and their inter-professional collaboration [1, 2]. The framework consists of a grid of competency areas and professional roles with each cell informing about the relevance of a competency by role and practical examples from local case studies. Empirical input about the framework was provided by experts from 21 countries (Framework 1.0) and from 51 countries (Framework 2.0). The surveys were designed using evidence-based competencies extracted from the international literature and incorporating recommendations from national and international professional associations. The framework is the first of its kind to reconcile the needs for both a global overview and for local hands-on experience in teaching and learning health informatics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the International Competency Synthesis Project and its implication for health informatics professional development.
  • Recognize both the different national and international needs for interprofessional health informatics competencies.
  • Discuss national and international health informatics exemplar competency case studies that bring to life competency needs and findings.
  • Identify key elements of an eHealth curriculum (undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing education including certifications) for nurses and all health professionals involved in inter-professional patient care.
  • Assess how a competency framework can help to demonstrate professional achievements and plan careers.

Speakers:

Beth Elias
Faculty
University of Scranton
Ursula Hübner
Professor
University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck

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