8:00am - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast and Badge Pick Up
America Ballroom

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

8:30am - 8:35am
Welcome Remarks
America Ballroom


8:35am - 9:15am

Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote
America Ballroom

Coming soon.

9:15am - 9:25am


Introductions & Live Poll
America Ballroom

At all HIMSS events, we strive to secure the best speakers and deliver the most valuable information possible, but in this short session at the start of the forum, we want to hear from attendees.

Take a few minutes and introduce yourself to fellow attendees at your table, and share why you are attending the forum. Then use our real-time polling app and let us know what you want to learn over the next two days.

We’ll share key themes and desired takeaways with the audience, and use the information to fine-tune as much as possible the presentations to follow.

This is a data conference: Let’s kick it of by sharing information and creating value for everyone!


9:25am - 9:40am
America Ballroom

Coming soon. 

9:40am - 10:20am

Leadership Panel

Keys to Executing a Data & Analytics Strategy
America Ballroom

Our main goal for this event is to deliver the information, best practices, and insights necessary to help healthcare organizations become data driven – to develop successful strategies for turning data into knowledge that improves care, controls costs, and drives operational improvements.

It’s all about execution, and that is where most healthcare organizations struggle.

In this session, our experts discuss the keys to executing a scalable analytics strategy that supports organizational goals.

Some of the keys: Data literacy and education, measuring ROI, data governance and quality, and staffing.

This session lays the groundworks for the deep-dive sessions to come and provides ample opportunity for audience Q&A.

Don’t let your question go unasked!

Enterprise Senior Vice President and Chief of Strategy Integration
Nemours Children's Health System
Chief Executive Officer
Initiate Government Solutions
Director of Payer and Life Sciences
Chief Medical Information & Chief Digital Officer

10:20am - 10:45am
Networking Break
America 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.

10:45am - 11:15am

Actionable Insights

Identifying Waste, Reducing Costs, Improving Care
America Ballroom

At Providence St. Joseph Health, a 51-hospital healthcare system, Chief Medical Analytics Officer Ari Robicsek, MD, and his team have developed a ‘people, process and technology’ platform to measure and report on care value in a way that is meaningful to clinicians. The team’s deep relationship with providers, clinically-oriented data architecture and iteratively improved visualizations have resulted in a system that makes it much easier than before for clinicians to learn from each other and act on those insights. The result: a culture shift, in which administrators and physicians partner productively to optimize care value.

In this session, no matter your level of analytics maturity, Dr. Robicsek will provide insights into how, with even a basic infrastructure, healthcare organizations can identify and remove waste in inpatient care.

Chief Medical Analytics Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

11:15am - 11:30am
America Ballroom

Coming soon. 

11:30am - 12:10pm

The HIMSS Think Tank

Data Governance Best Practices
America Ballroom

Welcome to the Think Tank!

This interactive session leverages the audiences’ collective experience to drive greater value and takeaways. It works like this: For the first 10 minutes, each table discusses individual roadblocks and challenges with data governance. Then a designated attendee from each table uses our real-time texting app to shoot questions to our data governance experts. Or, and we encourage this, feel free to stand and ask a question from a floor microphone. The more live engagement, the better!

A philospher once likened executing an analytics strategy without good data governance to driving a car with little or no gas. In either case, you’re not going far. Data governance may not have the pizzazz of predictive analytics, but few topics are more important.

In addition to audience questions, our experts will:

  • Share practical tips on how to implement effective data governance.
  • Address best practices and common pitfalls.
  • Explain how to manage availability, usability, consistency, data integrity, and data security.
Senior Director of Informatics
Gateway Health
Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Vermont Health Network
Data Scientist
St. Charles Health System

12:10pm - 12:40pm

Featured Speaker

Empowering Clinicians and Patients to be Proactive
America Ballroom

Executive Director, Real-World Detection and Intervention Platform
University of Texas System

12:40pm - 1:30pm
Networking Lunch
America Ballroom

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

1:30pm - 2:10pm

Pop Health Jeopardy

Social Determinants for $500, please.
America Ballroom

In this highly interactive and fun session, a leading population health expert channels his inner Alex Trebeck and quizzes the audience with Jeopardy-style questions. Speaker Mike Dulin will test you’re your knowledge, and provide key insights on how to execute a successful pop health strategy. You won’t leave with any cold, hard cash, but the knowledge Mike shares will be invaluable.

Director for the Academy of Population Health
University of North Carolina

2:25pm - 3:00pm

Continuous Improvement

Milestones on the Road to Analytics Maturity
America Ballroom

UNC Health Care & School of Medicine is one of only two healthcare organizations to achieve the highest level of the HIMSS Analytics International Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), Stage 7. The model measures and advances a healthcare organization’s analytics capabilities, moving an org from foundational knowledge (data aggregation and governance) to personalized medicine and prescriptive analytics.

In this session, Jason Burke, UNC’s system vice president and analytics officer, discusses his organization’s journey to analytics maturity, what worked well and what didn’t. He’ll address key milestones along the journey to becoming a data-driven organization:

  • When analytics becomes an asset rather than an initiative or project.
  • The embrace of data governance as an analytics discipline.
  • The widespread adoption of data visualization
  • The shift to self-service enablement.

Along with Jason, Philip Bradley, regional director, North America for HIMSS Analytics, will address key stumbling blocks along the road to analytics maturity and how to stay on your path to improving healthcare.

System Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer
UNC Health Care & School of Medicine
Regional Director, North America
HIMSS Analytics

3:00pm - 3:20pm
Networking Break
America 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.

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Case Study

Langone Teams with Data Scientist to Improve Care Coordination
America Ballroom

Care Coordination remains a cornerstone of value-based care, but measuring its effectiveness in keeping patients healthy and steering them to the appropriate venue when necessary can be challenging.

NYU Langone Health, a tertiary care academic medical center, operates a clinically Integrated network (CIN) with roughly 375,000 attributed lives and a robust care coordination program to help high-risk patients lead healthy lives. Langone’s clinical and operational leaders recently teamed up with a data scientist to measure the impact of care coordination and improve these services.

Among other things, to improve outreach strategies and patient engagement, the organization used data science to better understand how patients interact with Langone’s online portal.

In this session, Langone’s clinical and data science leads will explain how they worked as a team and used these data-driven insights to improve operations and patient care.

Professor, Department of Population Health
NYU Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine
Medical Director, Network Integration and Ambulatory Quality
NYU Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine

3:50pm - 4:20pm

A Physician-Friendly Approach

Moving from Managing Sickness to Preserving Wellness
America Ballroom

Osler Health is a committed group of independent physicians working together to benefit 350,000 members across 40+ practice locations with 200+ providers. As you would suspect, the organization knows well that transforming healthcare requires a digitally overhauled, but physician-friendly approach.

This session will outline the New Jersey-based IPA’s data-driven strategy to drive transparency and efficiency throughout the network. Attendees will learn how Osler collects data from disparate sources to gather insights into network performance, understand utilization patterns, and drive efficiency in care with actionable insights.

Key takeaways

  • Identify the opportunities associated with the value-based setting.
  • Illustrate the role of data collection and reporting for clinically integrated care.
  • Elaborate on how to transform a practice from “managing sickness” to ”preserving wellness.”
Osler Health

4:35pm - 5:15pm

Featured Presentation

Partners HealthCare Walks Through Real-World Use Cases
America Ballroom

This final session pulls the day together as practicing clinicians from Partners HealthCare walk through several analytics use cases. Attendees will learn how the clinicians used analytics to address and solve real-world problems, and also gain insight into how the team operationalizes, executes, and iterates analytic solutions.

Importantly, the speakers will discuss how they combine analytics with necessary modifications to the EMR for clinical decision support, and the impact this has on clinician workflow and physician burnout.

Senior Scientist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of Nursing, Clinical Content
Partners Healthcare
Director of Medical Services, Cardiologist
Partners eCare, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director of Research
Partners Healthcare

End-of-Day Remarks
America Ballroom


5:15pm - 6:15pm
Networking Reception
America 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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