AMGA 2021 Annual Conference

Solution Slams

Friday, October 29, 2021

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Eastern

Attendees will have the opportunity to view three featured sponsor presentations highlighting innovative opportunities. Attendees will earn points toward a chance to win a gift card.


Enhancing the Collaboration: Leveraging Innovative Technology to Impact
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Rates

Nicole L. Trieste, MBA, RN, Associate Director, Health Information Technology, Exact Sciences

Early cancer detection is often an important part of health systems’ prevention capabilities and population health initiatives. Utilizing and optimizing technology has the potential to transform preventive care for both providers and patients. Join this conversation as we explore how technology optimization has impacted a large health system’s colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates.

IBM Watson Health

Solving clinical cases with DynaMed + Micromedex with Watson (Medical Group Only)

Courtney Holmes, Associate Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health;

John Keevil, MD, FACC, Editor-in-Chief, DynaMed Decisions; 

Terence K. Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP, Senior Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, DynaMed EBSCO Information Services

During this live session, experts from IBM Watson Health and EBSCO will walk attendees through various clinical use cases while using the companies’ novel clinical decision support solution, DynaMed + Micromedex with Watson. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding about the benefits of the solution; including speed-to-answer, native language searching, artificial intelligence and EHR integration, along with how it can support their journey to helping their clinicians achieve optimal performance while enhancing patient care.


Navigating Today’s Healthcare Staffing Challenges

Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, Founder and Principal of Woodcock & Associates 

Stories of healthcare organizations reducing operating hours, beds—or, even worse, shutting their doors altogether—are peppering the media. For most, the cause is staff, or, more aptly put, the lack of it. Staffing challenges in healthcare are not a new phenomenon; for years, medical practices and health systems have had trouble finding employees. But now, that problem has turned into a full-fledged crisis, as healthcare competes for staff with other industries like retail and hospitality.

In this timely and informative webinar, Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, a nationally recognized consultant, speaker and practice management expert, will share actionable strategies to help weather the current labor shortage. She will also argue that this challenging time presents a silver lining: an opportunity for healthcare organizations to embrace innovative workflows, technology and automation that will position them for future success.  

Attendees to this webinar will learn about:   

  • The current staffing landscape—and why hiring is not likely to get easier soon 

  • The implications of staffing challenges, including on the patient experience, employee retention and the bottom line 

  • Strategies to improve morale and address burnout among your current staff

  • How technology can help