2014 Annual Conference

Information Technology

Friday, April 4, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

How to Put Your Meaningful Use Program into Auto Pilot
Teresa Hall, PT, MBA, MHA, Director of Outcomes Improvement and Reporting, Intermountain Medical Group; and Beth Houck, MBA, Vice President, Client Services, SA Ignite Inc.
Medical groups have invested significant resources into achieving Meaningful Use (MU) compliance. However, new initiatives, such as ICD-10 transformation, are drawing upon the same staff and resources allocated to maintaining MU compliance. Learn best practices for putting your MU program into “auto pilot,” freeing up resources for other urgent priorities.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to apply best practices towards re-balancing staff, tools, and resources to put their MU program into auto pilot; identify the top three complexities of managing MU data that will grow as MU progresses; recognize common MU edge cases and how to address them; identify the difficulties and risks of MU data submission and how to mitigate them; and apply best practices towards preparing for Meaningful Use audits.

Friday, April 4, 2014
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Prospective Comparison of Two Commercially Available Hospital Admission Risk Scores
Dale Eric Green, MD, MHA, FCCP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Cornerstone Health Care
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the principles of healthcare predictive models. Several commercially available risk models will be concisely reviewed and compared. Hospitalization risk prospectively collected from two predictive models used at Cornerstone Health Care will be analyzed for predictive accuracy.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to improve understanding of the science of predictive modeling; differentiate predictive models as claims based, clinically based, or combination risk models; summarize common commercially available predictive risk model products; and gain understanding of “real world” application of predictive risk models.

Leveraging Virtual Desktops: The Next Generation Desktop Allowing a Consistent Experience on Desktop, Laptop, iPad or Other Device
Brent Moseng, Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
With increased use of EMRs, providing a streamlined, fast computer system is critical. Virtualizing desktops has provided Vanderbilt a unique capability that allows a user to move from workroom to exam room seamlessly while maintaining their current view. The presenter will share how this saves providers time in loading applications or finding patient documents, and improves efficiency.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe virtual desktops and the benefits they offer both inpatient and outpatient practices.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Building a Technology Roadmap for Accountable Care
Grace Terrell, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Health Care, PA
This presentation explores the management challenges and health information infrastructure requirements of transforming a large group practice to an innovative population health management hub taking on accountability for costs, quality of care, and patient loyalty.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to define the challenges facing large ambulatory group practices attempting transformation from volume- to value-based revenue models; list the components of an integrated health information infrastructure required to support transformation to accountable care for a patient population; and appraise a group practice’s readiness to embark upon practice transformation.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Strategies and Considerations for Extending EHR Technology to Affiliated Practices/Community Physicians
Philip M. Oravetz, MD, Medical Director, Accountable Care, Ochsner Health System; and Brad M. Boyd, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Culbert Healthcare Solutions
This presentation reviews action taken by a large health system to develop an EHR extension offering for affiliated practices and community physicians to improve the exchange of patient information in an effort to decrease the costs of delivering patient care while improving the overall quality of care.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to guide their organizations through a structured process to examine potential benefits or disadvantages to extending Electronic Health Records to affiliated practices and community physicians; describe a comprehensive strategy process that includes the active involvement of key decision makers in a large health system to recruit and overcome apprehension from physicians in a rural community; and outline an EHR roll-out approach, financial plan, and staffing/resource requirements.

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