3-Day Agenda

"I can't imagine a better summit. My brain is buzzing with all these new tools, resources, case studies, and innovative ideas and software. I'll be back next year, and if next year is as good as this year, you'll definitely have made a follower for life out of me." - HAS 16 attendee

We’ve crafted an exciting agenda for the Healthcare Analytics Summit 2017 including

  • Two days of pre-summit training and educational forums (designed for clients but open for all)
  • Keynote speeches designed to inspire
  • Case study breakouts sharing pragmatic and practical best practices
  • The analytics walkabout experience providing opportunities for 1:1 dialogue
  • Interactive audience response systems and accompanying real-time analytics to help you engage
  • New networking experiences to connect with others like you

Tuesday, September 12th

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Registration (Grand America)

Day 1 - Evening Dinner Reception And Opening Activities
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Participate in the following 3 concurrent activities

1. Analytics Walkabout and Opening Dinner Reception

(Imperial Ballroom)
  • 24 face-to-face case study stations
  • Engage and converse directly with outcomes improvement teams
  • Dinner and dessert provided

2. Product and Services Showcase

(Murano and Venezia – Health Catalyst Clients)
  • 24 face-to-face demo stations
  • See latest Health Catalyst products and interact with product development

3. The Care Management Show (new)

(Grand Salon)
  • Health Catalyst presents a fun, audience interactive, live show demonstrating how care management should work
  • Live showings at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 13th

Day 2 - Morning General Session
7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:15 am - 8:15 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am

HAS App Preview Instructions

Paul Horstmeier, Dave Overfelt (Health Catalyst)
8:45 am - 9:00 am

1 – HAS 17 Welcome and Overview

Dan Burton (Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst)
9:00 am - 9:50 am

2 – Thomas H. Davenport (visionary, consultant, professor, author)

Tom is one of the nation’s most recognized and widely-published experts on using data and analytics in business. He is the author of over 100 articles in leading business and academic publications.  He has also written 17 books including “Competing on Analytics”, named by Harvard Business Review as one of the twelve most important management ideas of the decade.  He has also been named one of the top three business/technology analysts in the world, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine.

“The Four Eras of Analytics”

There have been four different approaches for applying analytics to business over the last half century. Some organizations still practice Analytics 1.0 (the artisanal era), while others are actively pursuing Analytics 4.0 (the cognitive era). Each era requires different management of both analytics and the underlying data. In this presentation Tom Davenport will describe the attributes of each era, the drivers of change, and the valuable lessons that each era provides. He will provide examples of 3.0 and 4.0 organizations (in healthcare and other industries) and the business, technology, and human issues with which they are wrestling.

9:50 am - 10:40 am

3 – Eric Topol, MD

Eric is a staunch advocate of digital health technologies and the democratization of medicine, leader of a technology-driven, patient-centric revolution in healthcare, author of “The Patient Will See You Now” and “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”, listed 5 years in a row in the Modern 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

“ The Future of High Impact, Precision Medicine”

  1. Understand the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) All of Us national research program of 1 million American participants.
  2. Impact of smartphone medical apps and hardware, wearable sensors, imaging, labs.
  3. Using genomics for carrier screening, unknown disease, prevention of sudden death, and treatment of cancer.
  4. Understand the issues of data security, privacy and ownership.
10:40 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

4 – Dale Sanders (Executive Vice President, Product Development Health Catalyst)

Noted healthcare industry strategist

“Changing the Digital Trajectory of Healthcare”

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Day 2 - Afternoon Session
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions – Wave 1

5 – Using Predictive Analytics and Effective Tools to Drive Down Infections

(Case Study)

Kristen Kelley, MPH, BS, Director, Infection Prevention, Indiana University Health

(Imperial A)

6 – Closed-Loop Analytics (EHR Integration): Turning Insights Into Action

(Technical Session)

Jeffrey Wu, Director, Product Development, Health Catalyst

(Imperial B)

7 – Ambulatory Quality: Returning to the Essence of Our Work

(Case Study)

Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

Lara Terry, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Clinical Analytics, Partners HealthCare Center for Population Health

(Imperial C)

8 – Designing Hospital Quality Function Around the Value Chain to Improve Population Health

(Case Study)

Leigh S. Hamby, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer, Piedmont Healthcare


9 – Agile Analytics: The Key to Improving Everything from Surgical Services to Genomic Personalized Medicine

(Case Study)

Mark Poler, MD, Physician Informaticist for Enterprise Data Strategy, Division of Informatics, Geisinger Health System


10 – Using Analytics to Drive Standardization and Success in a Fixed Payment / Value-Based World

(Case Study)

Chad Konchak, Sr. Director Data Analytics, NorthShore University Health System


2:15 pm - 2:35 pm


2:35 pm - 3:35 pm

Breakout Sessions – Wave 2

11 – The Enterprise Data Governance Evolution: Positioning Your Organization at the Cutting Edge of Data Quality Improvement

(Case Study)

Natalie Rahming, PhD, Enterprise Data Governance Program Lead, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

(Imperial A)

12 – Machine Learning for Leaders: A Practical Guide to Implementing Machine Learning in Your Organization

(Educational Session)

Eric Just, Senior Vice President, Clinical Analytics and Decision Support, Health Catalyst

(Imperial B)

13 – Delivering the Healthcare Pricing Transparency That Consumers Are Demanding

(Case Study)

Gene Thompson, Director, Thompson Development Ltd.

(Imperial C)

14 – A Universal Operating Model for Population Health Management

(Educational Session)

Steven Merahn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centria Healthcare


15 – How to Use Machine Learning to Improve Outcomes

(Technical Session)

Levi Thatcher, PhD, Vice President Data Science, Health Catalyst


16 – Dedication to Quality Improvement Delivers on the Triple Aim: Saves Tens of Millions Annually

(Case Study)

Nicole Kveton, RN, BSN, MHA, Vice President, Allina Health Group Quality, Value and Nursing, Allina Health

Sue Fairchild, Program Manager, Allina Health


3:35 pm - 3:55 pm


3:55 pm - 4:55 pm

17 – Tom Burton

(Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Health Catalyst)

Tom is also our CFO (“Chief Fun Officer”) who will again entertain on the main stage with games highlighting key data driven principles.

“Hollywood Squares, HAS 17 Edition”

(Grand Ballroom)

Welcome to Hollywood Squares, HAS 17 Edition. We have found a creative way to have three simultaneous expert panel discussions. You won’t find anyone more square than the stars of HAS 17 Squares, the HAS 17 version of Hollywood Squares. It’s the celebrity tic-tac-toe game show featuring nine experts celebrates in Healthcare. Each row in our tic-tac-toe board is an expert panel on three important topics:

  • Top Row: Population Health Management,
  • Middle Row: Technology in healthcare, and
  • Bottom Row: Financial Transformation in Healthcare.

And they’re just waiting to help some lucky contestants win their share of untold fame and fortune.

4:55 pm - 5:15 pm

Evening Orientation and Analytics Walkabout Winners

Paul Horstmeier
Day 2 - Evening Activities
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Evening Downtown Fun Run – Wave 1 Evening Downtown Walk (shopping, parks, Temple Square)

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Dine on Us” Dinner

(Local Salt Lake Restaurants)
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Evening Reception (Grand Ballroom) “Superheroes” fun and game night

(Grand Ballroom)
  • The best of last year’s games (ping pong, pool, foosball) including the Dan Burton ping-pong challenge
  • Individual and team caricature drawings in super hero formats (twice as many stations as last year) -take them home to family to show your super hero status
  • Take instant pictures with super heroes
  • Lots more fun to come…
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Thursday, September 14th

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Morning Downtown Fun Run – Wave 2

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7:00 am

Registration opens

7:00 am - 8:00 am


Day 3 - Morning General Session
8:20 am - 8:30 am

18 – Day in Review

Paul Horstmeier – Chief Operating Officer, Health Catalyst
8:30 am - 9:15 am

19 – Maureen Bisognano (President Emerita and Senior Fellow, IHI)

Maureen was the former IHI President and CEO for five years, after serving as Executive Vice President and COO for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine (IOM), among other distinctions. Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change.

“The Patient’s Power in Improving Health and Care”

The impact of co-design and co-production with patients is demonstrating improvements in all parts of the Triple Aim, better health, better clinical outcomes and experience, and lower costs. In this session, principles for this new way to think will be shared with powerful examples of what we can accomplish together with patients and communities.

9:15 am - 10:00 am

20 – Robert A. DeMichiei

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, UPMC

“The Cost of Healthcare – A Revisionist History”

The healthcare industry has long relied on volume, revenue, and commercial payers to sustain operations and fund our community and academic missions. With a rapidly changing landscape, reducing cost and delivering value to patients and payers is critical to survival. In this session, Rob DeMichiei, executive vice president and chief financial officer, UPMC, will challenge traditional thinking around cost, clinical variation, and how we measure efficiency. Without a reliable way to measure your costs and productivity at a patient and physician level, how can you ever expect to identify opportunities for improvement? Rob will provide an introduction to activity-based costing, how it works, and how it is used by UPMC to drive cost productivity, identify clinical variation, measure service line performance, and link cost and quality.

10:00 am - 10:20 am


10:20 am - 11:05 am

21 – David Nash, MD, MBA

Founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, internationally recognized for his work in accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement,  repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare.

“The Population Health Engine”

11:05 am - 11:20 am


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Breakout Sessions – Wave 3

22 – The Data Operating System: What It Really Means and Why You Will Need It

(Technical Session)

Imran Qureshi, Chief Software Development Officer, Health Catalyst

(Imperial A)

23 –  Yours, Mine, Ours – Provider-Payer Convergence and the Future of Data Analytics

(Educational Session)

John Moore, Founder and Managing Partner, Chilmark Research

(Imperial B)

24- A Bad Moon on the Rise?  How We Raised the Sense of Urgency and Built a Strategy Shift with our Board of Directors

(Case Study)

Duncan Gallagher, President, Donegal Advisory Services, Former Executive Vice President, CFO, CAO at Allina Health

(Imperial C)

25 – Achieving the Promise of PROMs

(Case Study)

Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

(Grand Salon)

26 – One ACO/Integrated Delivery System’s Governance Journey

(Case Study)

Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA, FAAP, President, MultiCare Connected Care, LLC

Florence S. Chang, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Health System


27 – A Population Health Management Diabetes Case Study

(Case Study)

Rona Y. Sonabend, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Systems Integration Process Improvement, Texas Children’s Hospital


12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Birds of a Feather” Networking Lunch

Grand Ballroom, Little America
Day 3 - Afternoon General Session
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions – Wave 4

28 – Unleashing Data: The Key to Driving Massive Improvements

(Two-hour Deep Dive, Education Session)

Tom D. Burton, Co-founder and Chief Improvement Officer, Health Catalyst

(Imperial A)

29 – Supercharge Your Improvement Efforts with Predictive Analytics

(Technical Session)

Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP, FAAP, Chief Quality Officer Mission Health

Andrew O. Johnson, PhD, Manager, Data Science – Clinical & Business Analytics, Mission Health

(Imperial B)

30 – Using Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Lower Systemwide Readmissions

(Case Study)

David M. Wild, MD, Vice President, Lean Promotion, The University of Kansas Health System

Chris Harper, MBAi, MPM, Director, Business Architecture and Analytics, The University of Kansas Health System

(Imperial C)

31- Have Data – Need Analysts. Lessons Learned from the Woodworking Industry

(Educational Session)

John Wadsworth, MS, Senior Vice President Client Engagement, Health Catalyst

(Grand Salon)

32 – Chronic Disease Management Reduces Readmissions

(Case Study)

Amber Theel, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM, Director Quality Outcomes and Metrics, MultiCare Health System


33 – Using Predictive Analytics and Real Time Decision Support to Reduce Harm

(Educational Session)

Stan Pestotnik, MS, RPh, Vice President, Patient Safety Products, Health Catalyst


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions – Wave 5

[Continued] 28 – Unleashing Data: The Key to Driving Massive Improvements

(Two-hour Deep Dive, Education Session)

Tom D. Burton, Co-founder and Chief Improvement Officer, Health Catalyst

34– How to Advance Beyond ‘Regular Data’ with Text Analytics

(Technical Session)

Michael Dow, Director Product Development, Health Catalyst

Carolyn Simpkins, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Catalyst

(Imperial B)

35 – The Population Health Template: A Roadmap to Drive Successful Health Improvement Initiatives

(Educational Session)

Michael Kobernick, MD, MS, MS-PopH, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, SmartHealth, Ascension Health

(Imperial C)

36 – Perspectives from a CEO and Physician Executives: How Effective Governance Can Drive Sustained Improvements

(Educational Session)

David Grauer, MHSA, MBA, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst, Former CEO/Administrator, Intermountain Medical Center

Tim Hobbs, MD, Executive Vice President, Clinical Transformation, Community Health Network

Cate Ranheim, MD, System Medical Director, Hospitalist Programs, UnityPoint Health

(Grand Salon)

37 – Getting Operational Leaders on Board to Deliver the Triple Aim

(Case Study)

Lauren Anthony, MD, System Medical Director, Allina Health Clinical Laboratories


38 – Clinical and Financial Partnership Reduces Denials and Write-offs

(Case Study)

David Wild, MD, Vice President, Lean Promotion, The University of Kansas Health System

Colette Lasack, MBA, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, The University of Kansas Health System


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

39 – HAS 17 Documentary

(Grand Ballroom, Grand America)

“A Coalition of the Willing Data-Driven Population Health and Complex Care Innovation in Low-Income Communities”

With just 5% of patients in the United States accounting for approximately 50% of the total cost of care, health care organizations are struggling to blunt the trend. Many are waiting and watching to see what healthcare reform brings. Others began their efforts a decade ago and continue to boldly innovate with new population health models of care funded by risk-based contracts. While many of the early innovators are struggling to deliver a positive return, others are finding success as they pivot their models, giving more attention to data-driven care management strategies that more predictably suggest the right level of care to the right patients at the right time. And still others are willing to redefine ‘whole person’ care as they look beyond the traditional walls of healthcare.

A Coalition of the Willing explores the successes and struggles among care teams from the Camden Coalition, Partners Healthcare, Health Quality Partners, and others, as they discover new methods to make healthcare sustainable while serving the most complex patients in their communities. In important ways, each of these organizations have discovered positive healthcare outcomes with their most complex patients by addressing solutions to housing, employment, behavioral health and social challenges in addition to their traditional healthcare needs. Critics argue the fixes are short term at best, or the result of skewed reporting, while others fear economic catastrophe still awaits these early innovators after their years of effort to prove these new models successful. Can redefining success per-patient, improving targeted interventions, and actively using care management teams actually have a long-term impact? Join us for a closer look.

Panel Facilitator:

  • Carolyn Simpkins, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Catalyst


  • Kelly Craig: Chief Strategy & Information Officer, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • TBD

4:50 pm - 5:05 pm

Final Polls and Summit Winners

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

40 – Closing Remarks

Dan Burton (Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst)
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Closing Reception

(Grand America Courtyard)

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What Attendees From Last Year Had to Say

I can’t imagine a better summit. My brain is buzzing with all these new tools, resources, case studies, and innovative ideas and softwares. I’ll be back next year, and if next year is as good as this year, you’ll definitely have made a follower for life out of me.

… This was the best conference in over 20 years that I have attended.

This is by far the best conference I have attended. It was well planned and coordinated. Great job to the team for putting this amazing event together.

Same place, same time next year!!  The best conference I’ve attended, fabulous job!

The more energy you can provide on topics of Healthcare the better. 80s night, dine on us, and fun runs were so AWESOME! Hands down best conference I have ever been to! Thanks to all who put forth the effort to get it all done.

You don’t need my help. Fine job. Best conference of the year!

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