Boston, MA
Westin Copley Place
Oct. 23-24, 2017

Leigh Williams

Administrator of Business Systems
University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS)

Leigh Williams is a healthcare business leader transforming health information technology (HIT) to improve healthcare business processes, gain accuracy in health data capture, and successfully operationalize a response to governmental mandates for improved quality in healthcare. As administrator of business systems at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS), Leigh heads the financial information systems, ERP information systems, business applications development, and mobile applications development departments.

Leigh lectures across the nation on how to engage physicians in change initiatives, EHR work flow optimization, revenue cycle process improvement, and on current issues in HIT. Long connected to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Leigh teaches a master's degree course on Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies and Financial Management at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions. Through 2015, Leigh collaborated with physician leadership at UMMC to develop a business of medicine curriculum for the Systems-Based Practice competency for residents at UMMC. Founder of the Mississippi ICD-10 Collaborative, Leigh also provides ICD-10 transition training as a community service to physicians and their support staff. Leigh is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), a certified professional coder (CPC), a certified professional in healthcare information & management systems (CPHIMS), an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and ambassador, a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and is certified in Epic EHR Professional Billing. Leigh holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master of health informatics and information management from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

October 24, 2017
12:30pm - 1:00pm
America Ballroom

The shift to at-risk models of reimbursement necessitates preventative care. To improve patient health and stave off high-dollar/high-penalty complications, providers have to identify at-risk patients, intervene early and with the right action, and better allocate resources to mitigate financial losses. 

During this session, Leigh Williams, administrator of business systems at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS), will examine the role that cognitive machines play the emerging value-based landscape. Lee will break down the “ROI paradox” and explain why it is hard to capture and define a specific ROI for any truly cognitive machine. She'll also will provide a framework for understanding and determining cognitive machine ROI, include a step-by-step approach for assessing accuracy, measuring impact, and setting long-term goals.

Key takeaways:

  • Describe the role that cognitive machines play in value-based/at-risk models of care and reimbursement.
  • Define the “ROI analytic paradox”.
  • List the steps to defining cognitive machine ROI within the provider setting. 

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