San Francisco, CA
June 13-14, 2018


8:30am - 9:00am
Networking Breakfast & Badge Pick Up
Grand Ballroom

Breakfast will be served in the ballroom so make sure to stop by the sponsor tables.

9:00am - 9:05am
Welcome Remarks
Grand Ballroom

Healthcare IT News

9:05am - 9:40am

Next Generation Healthcare

Rise of the Knowledge Network
Grand Ballroom

India Hook-Barnard, director of research strategy at UCSF and executive director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, opens the day with a big picture yet practical discussion of the importance of sharing and applying data in primary care and the role this will play shaping healthcare’s future.

Hook-Barnard asks the key questions: How do we get from point A to B? How can a patient's information follow them from institution to institution, and how can that data improve outcomes and control costs?

She’ll discuss efforts underway in California and ways these lessons can be applied nationwide.

Key takeaways:

  • How to get information into the primary care office and patient record.
  • The role patients should play in determining what is and isn’t important.
  • How EHRs can receive and make data available in physician workflows.
Director of Research Strategy, Associate Director, Precision Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

9:40am - 9:55am
Pure Storage
Grand Ballroom

Coming soon. 

9:55am - 10:35am

Leadership Panel

Healthcare Big Data Today & Tomorrow
Grand Ballroom

This leadership panel will look at the state of big data and analytics in healthcare and what the next steps are and how to best use the reams of data now so easily available. Today's healthcare leaders are faced with the daunting task of where to put their data to work, and what problems to tackle while also being able to show concrete results. 

Our panel of healthcare data experts will discuss the insights emerging – and those likely to emerge - from clinical analytics, the types of data needed to obtain such insights, and the infrastructure - analytics, algorithms, registries, assessment scores, monitoring devices, and so forth - that organizations will need to perform the necessary analyses and to implement changes that will improve care and control costs.


Chief Psychologist, Quality Management and Informatics
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Executive Director Enterprise Data & Analytics at Sanford Health
Sanford Health
Director of Research Strategy, Associate Director, Precision Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Healthcare IT News

10:35am - 11:00am
Networking Break
Grand Ballroom

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in a relaxed setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Coffee will be served in the ballroom area so make sure to stop by our sponsor tables.

11:00am - 11:20am

Foundational Practice

Data Governance 101
Grand Ballroom

Data governance may not be the most exciting topic, but when it comes to driving results, it could be the most important. As the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out.

In this session, the first of four on foundational knowledge for healthcare data and analytics, attendees will learn practical tips on how to implement effective data governance. This involves leveraging best practices and avoiding common pitfalls, managing availability, usability, consistency, data integrity, and data security.

Larry Kho, CMIO at ChenMed, a physician-led, primary care provider that treats low-income seniors in the greater Miami region, will share established processes that ensure effective data management - and use - throughout the enterprise.

Key takeaways:

  • Get the right people involved.
  • Drive consensus with specific use cases.
  • Be disciplined and commit to a regular cadence.
Chief Medical Information Officer

11:20am - 11:35am
Grand Ballroom

11:35am - 11:55am


In-House Predictive Analytics
Grand Ballroom

So many in healthcare rely upon others for their predictive modeling needs. These "cookie-cutter" approaches are often only slightly better than the flip of a coin. Creating your own models, using your own data, is not as difficult as you may think. This session will discuss how to do just that and, what’s more, how to operationalize your predictive models to address readmissions, length-of-stay, and other key pain points.

Key takeaways:

  • The benefits of bringing predictive modeling in-house.
  • How to create your own predictive models.
  • How to operationalize the results of your predictive models.
Data Scientist
St. Charles Health System

11:55am - 12:15pm

Data Quality

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and A Solution
Grand Ballroom

Carilion Clinic, a nonprofit healthcare provider serving more than one million patients in Virginia, is like many organizations. It's moving towards a data-driven approach with a stronger emphasis on analytics.

That’s the good news.

But when it comes to data quality, once you get past the various tables, databases, departments and differences in data to focus on a specific analysis, you realize that the data is “ugly.” Missing values, typos, multiple representations of the same values, and illogical values affect the reliability of any results from your analysis, the validity of any interpretation of the data, and increase the likelihood of misappropriating funds towards areas that cannot be improved easily. That's bad.

How did Carillion address this? By tackling all aspects of the data quality issues simultaneously by establishing a Data Quality Assurance Initiative.

Key takeaways:

  • Identify issues facing healthcare data quality.
  • Strategy implemented by one healthcare organization to overcome those issues.
  • Best practices, lessons learned, and obstacles for implementing a data quality assurance initiative.
Healthcare Statistician
Carilion Clinic
Programmer Analyst
Carilion Clinic

12:15pm - 12:35pm

Time to Value

Actionable Analytics: A Marathon or Sprint
Grand Ballroom

For years, investing in healthcare data management and analytic solutions required a large investment of cash, effort, and time up front, with no real view of the finish line in sight.

But today’s healthcare climate isn’t built for marathon runners. Healthcare organizations must be agile and able to react quickly to market forces that include rising drug costs, pressure from payers around value-based reimbursement, and a  focus on patient-centered care where the patient is an informed, demanding consumer.

With that in mind, in this session, attendees will learn some key insights into how to accelerate the time-to-value for their analytics initiatives.

Key takeaways:

  • It is possible to generate value from your analytics platform sooner rather than later.
  • How to address a hospital's biggest analytics challenges: assessing data; labor-intensive analytics; and staff engagement.
  • The solution to these challenges: A data management approach that emphasizes transitional workflows and automation.
Director of Pharmacy
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Regional Health System

12:35pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Hub
Grand Ballroom

One of the best ways learn is to network with your peers. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with morning speakers and dive deeper into specific topics.

Here's how it works:

Speakers from the morning sessions will be stationed at different tables in the room. Attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one or in groups with individual speakers.

Network, share and learn in this interactive environment.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in a relaxed setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Afternoon Keynote

Innovation & Collaboration
Grand Ballroom

Most healthcare organizations understand, or should understand by now, how data and analytics can drive better outcomes and help control costs. The challenge comes during execution. Many hospitals and health systems lack the internal expertise to successfully execute an analytics strategy and meet numbers goals, whether, for example, related to MACRA or an ACO contract.

That, says Adrian Zai, director of research at Partners Healthcare in Boston, is where vendors can help.

But the old provider-vendor model must evolve from the buyer-seller relationship and become more collaborative.

At Partners, Zai is building a framework for innovation and collaboration and throwing open the door to vendors willing to work in a new way with Partners to solve problems.

That new way, as he’ll explain: start small, test, scale, and, if the solution doesn’t work, fail quickly.

Director of Research
Partners HealthCare

2:30pm - 2:45pm
GE Healthcare
Grand Ballroom

Coming soon. 

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Streamlining Your Efforts

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth: The Case with Analytics?
Grand Ballroom

Analytics have proven essential to healthcare, and to fill the demand, vendors are creating products and services that address specific needs of healthcare providers and payers. This has generated a fragmentation of solutions across different vendors and internal departments. The session will identify the pitfalls in working with multiple vendors and share some ideas on how to streamline in-house analytic efforts.

Key takeaways:

  • How to decide between developing in-house analytics team vs. acquiring products and services from vendors.
  • The benefits and downsides of acquiring focused analytics solutions vs. broadly applicable tools.
  • A seamless and efficient presentation of analytics output to end users, including clinical and administrative leaders, is a must.
Medical Director, Center for Clinical Analytics and Business Intelligence
Providence St Joseph Health – Northern California

3:15pm - 3:35pm
Networking Break
Grand Ballroom

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in a relaxed setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Coffee will be served in the ballroom area so make sure to stop by our sponsor tables.

3:35pm - 4:05pm

Measuring Outcomes

The Key to Value-Based Care
Grand Ballroom

Everyone in healthcare is focused on increasing value by improving outcomes and lowering costs. But measuring value, organizing around it, and delivering it is incredibly challenging for many healthcare organizations.

Caleb Stowell, a medical doctor turned entrepreneur, and now the enterprise director of value based care at Providence Health and Services, has tackled this challenge head on.  

In this session, he’ll addresses six strategic questions that providers must answer if they intend to transform to value-based care.

  • How should I measure my success?
  • How should I organize my service lines?
  • How should I be reimbursed?
  • How should I grow and expand?
  • What markets should I serve?
  • How will technology help?
Enterprise-Director, Value-based Care
Providence St. Joseph Health

4:25pm - 4:55pm

Featured Speaker

A Road Map for Advancing Health & Upward Mobility
Grand Ballroom

The United States lags in upward mobility opportunities for disadvantaged populations living in intergenerational poverty. To facilitate needed advances in public health and preventative care delivery, the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI), comprised of the University of North Carolina Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Public Health, has been building toward a new entity designed to improve the health of their surrounding community. 

The APHI team has created an advanced, next generation data and analytics infrastructure required to fully understand community health needs, explore barriers inhibiting upward mobility, and evaluate interventions that are deployed at a community level.  

Key takeaways:

  • The data/analytics software and infrastructure developed and the technology requirements for implementation.
  • An overview of national best practices around data sharing and data integration in public health.
  • Share a number of specific use cases currently underway in the Charlotte, N.C. region.
Director for the Academy of Population Health
University of North Carolina

4:55pm - 5:00pm
End-of-Day Remarks
Grand Ballroom

Healthcare IT News

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Networking Reception
Grand Ballroom

After a day of informative and incisive presentations, enjoy a drink and hors d'oeuvres in the Grand Ballroom with your fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors.

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