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, be sure to stop by the sponsor tables.

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
Finding Value and Taking Analytics to the Next Level
Grand Ballroom

Vice President of Global Healthcare Technology Strategy
Pure Storage

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.


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

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.
David 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 & Chief Digital Officer

11:20am - 11:35am
Performance Improvement: More than Just Analytics
Grand Ballroom

Success in today’s changing healthcare landscape requires a new level of visibility into the performance of your health system. As the industry experiences an explosion of technology aimed at this challenge, how do you filter through the noise and focus on the most important components and capabilities for your system? This session will focus on the essential elements of a ‘big league’ data analytics strategy that will empower you to adapt and drive sustainable clinical and operational performance improvement.

Vice President, Data Informatics
3M Health Information Systems

11:35am - 11:55am


In-House Predictive Modeling
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
Analytics, AI and the Digital Journey to Precision Healthcare
Grand Ballroom

Healthcare organizations are confronting enormous competition and financial pressure, and yet faced with the demand for more personalized care and precision medicine. Thankfully, we are on the brink of a fantastic transformation in how we approach healthcare due the combination of the cost-effective availability of cloud, AI and Compute. As healthcare organizations undergo this digital transformation, they are increasingly looking specifically to AI to take a significant role in the journey to personized medicine, impacting their modalities, their applications and the very services they provide. Gain a perspective on what is emerging, what is possible in technology, and what some of the critical challenges and upcoming changes, paradigm shifts, and their implication are as we head into this exciting new frontier.

General Manager of Analytics
GE Healthcare

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

Finding Insight from Variation

Evolving towards Higher Value Care
Grand Ballroom

Everyone in healthcare is focused on increasing value by improving outcomes and lowering costs. But measuring value in ways that make sense to clinicians is difficult and actually pinpointing the practices that lead to higher value care more difficult.

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

In this session, he’ll addresses how Providence St. Joseph Health is answering these questions:

  • What is the distribution in measured value across my practitioners?
  • What are the practice drivers leading to this variation?
  • How can we engage our clinical teams to learn from the positive variation that exists within our system?
Enterprise-Director, Value-based Care
Providence St. Joseph Health

4:05pm - 4:20pm
The Rise of Data Literacy
Grand Ballroom

What is data literacy? Do you know what data you have? Do you know what it means? Do you know how to best visualize the data so you can share your analysis with others? Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Data Literacy at Qlik will discuss how you as a leader can help your team engage more with the data, ensure the data is reliable and use governance as a means of monitoring access and controls. Jordan will also address the trajectory of improved decision making when more data is available and the value of the data is understood.

Global Head of Data Literacy

4:20pm - 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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