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 care delivery and reduce costs, providers need to identify at-risk patients, intervene effectively, and strategically allocate resources. During this session, colleagues Leigh Williams, a Health IT leader from the University of Virginia Health System, and David Stewart, a strategic leader of population health and value-based care strategies, will examine the role that cognitive machines play in the emerging value-based landscape. Leveraging their experience leading technology transformations in health systems across the United States, Leigh and David will share proven techniques for discussing analytics initiatives with executives, break down the difficulty of proving ROI on these initiatives, and discuss ideas for aligning data-driven strategies with organizational priorities to gain support for your analytics investments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Describe the shifting healthcare reimbursement landscape in the transition to value-based care and why this matters to executives considering investments in analytics
  • Define methods for assessing and quantifying cognitive machine accuracy, impact, and ROI
  • Examine ways to effectively align analytics investments with organizational goals and communicate the need for cognitive science solutions

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