San Francisco, CA
May 15-16, 2017
Administrator, Business Systems
University of Virginia Health System

Leigh Williams is an innovative healthcare business leader specializing in transforming health information technology to support modern healthcare delivery systems with the technology tools and solutions needed to provide exceptional patient care while operating in a lean, efficient, and cost effective way. As administrator for business systems at the University of Virginia Health System (UVA), Leigh heads the financial and revenue cycle information systems, department business systems, human resources and enterprise resource planning systems, and web and mobile applications development departments for a 584 bed academic medical center with more than 100 clinic locations. Relying on more than a decade of revenue cycle leadership experience, 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 health information technology.

May 15, 2017
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom

All eyes these days are on technology as the means to drive down costs and improve efficiency, and, especially, to enable physicians to deliver care in a way that realizes the vision of a healthier planet.

Of course, this is easier said than done. The transition from the traditional focus on acute care to the quality and data-driven organizations of tomorrow requires incredible effort and collaboration between all members of the healthcare community. And physician engagement with the whole community has never been more important.

In this session, health IT thought-leader Leigh Williams, administrator for business systems at the University of Virginia Health System, distills valuable best practices from her book (co-written with physician informaticist John Showalter), Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes.

In her engaging and informative style, Leigh will explore strategies and tactics for engaging physicians in a meaningful way in a broad spectrum of change initiatives. Using proven techniques to create alignment with physicians, Leigh will deliver practical approaches for effectively:

  • Fostering engagement information technology and population health initiatives
  • Creating a data-driven culture.
  • Training physicians on new technologies and workflows.
  • Communicating insights and metrics.
  • Identifying and presenting return on investment.
  • Developing and achieving common goals.
May 16, 2017
10:05am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom

When it comes to be big data and analytics or just about any topic in healthcare, there’s no experience like first-hand experience.

The title of this session, the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Genius Bar, is a takeoff on the name for the in-store tech support provided in retail Apple Stores.

Have you got a question about big data and analytics? This is the session to get it answered. It’s as simple as that. We’ll have two floor microphones and our expert panelists will take audience questions as they come, as well as from moderator Tom Sullivan, Healthcare It News editor-in-chief.

Think of this as a big brainstorming and networking session. Or experts will provide their best, unbiased advice, but we can also pull on the collective experience of the all attendees.

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