Boston, MA
Oct. 23-24, 2017


9:00am - 9:05am
Opening Remarks

9:05am - 10:05am
Opening Keynote

10:05am - 10:45am
Leadership Panel: State of the Industry

10:45am - 11:15am
Networking Break

11:15am - 11:45am
Build V. Buy - What Determines the Right Approach?

11:45am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Analytics Drive UMass Memorial's Consistent Population Health Improvements
Grand Ballroom

UMass Memorial Health Care, with over 1,000 beds, utilizes the power of robust data and analytics to improve the quality of patient care in a variety of areas. One example is the health system’s success with the American Medical Group Associations’ Analytics for Improvement (A4i) collaborative for adult immunizations. Beginning in 2015, UMASS used its already-strong population health structure to increase vaccination rates for all age groups over one year.

Dr. Thomas J. Scornavacca Jr., UMASS senior medical director for population health, will share how the organization leverages population health data and analytics to address gaps in care, create new intervention tools and identify best practices. He will also discuss how UMASS engages providers to increase the chances for population health management success.

Key takeaways:

  • Describe how UMass used data and analytics to increase adult immunization rates as part of AMGA’s A4i collaborative.
  • Discuss how patient registries can boost provider engagement in population health programs.
  • Explain why community-based resources are critical for educating patients about the importance of preventive and self-directed.
Senior Medical Director
UMass Memorial Population Health

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 2:10pm

Afternoon Keynote

Role of a Digital CIO
Grand Ballroom

Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

2:10pm - 2:25pm
Session - TBD

2:25pm - 3:00pm
Behaviorial Health & Pyscho-Social Solutions

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Centralized Analytics in a Large Multi-State Integrated Network
Grand Ballroom

Sanford Health is a $4.5 billion health system, serving predominately a rural patient population over a six-state footprint with both payer and provider arms, and possessed a system of decentralized data and analytics.
However, two years ago, Sanford Health embarked on a transformative process of centralizing data and analytics, separate from our IT infrastructure. This journey has yielded countless lessons as we are now a fully centralized team covering all aspects of data and analytics within Sanford ranging from clinical to operational to financial to human resources to health plan.
In this presentation, we will discuss the process of centralizing, the importance of such structure, the need for senior leadership support, and how this is the first step to a robust federated analytics model – built for the future of healthcare data and analytics.

Key takeaways:

  • Benefits of a centralized data and analytics team.
  • takeaway2 Importance of foundational build requiring strong corporate leadership.
  • takeaway3 Centralized analytics as a first step to a federated model. 
Senior Executive Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics
Sanford Health

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Data-Driven Strategy for ACO Success with Value-Based Contracts
Grand Ballroom

For an ACO, like Iowa's Mercy Health Network, comprised of more than 2,000 doctors and 147 health care affiliate sites, to be successful in the value-based ecosystem, it is imperative to focus on how the ACO uses data to improve population health to succeed in value-based contracts. Furthermore, the importance of data-driven insights for an ACO to recognize the opportunities to minimize cost leakages and maximize the ROI.

This session will provide insights on the data acquisition strategy for an ACO to deliver better clinical and financial outcomes. Attendees will learning why it's better to capture claims data before clinical data and how data can fill gaps in care and help in risk-based interventions. The presentation will cover how to identify the most important measures and validate them and why embedding care management software in the data warehouse is a better option and more .

Key takeaways:

  • Learn data acquisition strategy.
  • Learn how data assists in performing measure validation.
  • Importance of embedding Care coordination in the data warehouse.
Senior Vice President and Chief Accountable Care Officer
Mercy Health Network ACO, Iowa

4:30pm - 5:00pm

From Insights to Outcomes

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization
Grand Ballroom

The focus on data and analytics at UnityPoint Health, the nation's 13th largest nonprofit healthcare system, continues to increase. Analytics capabilities from reporting and descriptive statistics to visualizations and predictive models have been developed through tight alignment to our strategic plan and in close partnership with leaders and providers throughout the organization. 

Additionally, the development of a performance resource team that partners analysts, improvement coaches, and industrial engineers is a key connection to improving the health of the patients and communities we serve.
Analytics leaders from UnityPoint Health will share the processes developed, partnerships fosters, and improvements made through three advanced analytics platforms: key performance indicators; dashboard and drill-down platform; reducing readmissions toolkit and long-term financial roadmap.

Key takeaways:

  • Key components for successful partnerships with between analytics and physicians, process engineers, and operational leaders.
  • Keys to Ccombining descriptive, diagnostic and predictive analytics to maximizing the impact of data in healthcare.
  • Understanding of how cost analytics, contract performance reporting, and business insights can improve long-term financial plans. 
Executive Director of Strategic Analytics
UnityPoint Health
Chief Analytics Officer
UnityPoint Health

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Networking Reception

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