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1 – HAS 17 Welcome and Overview

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2 – The Four Eras of Analytics

Tom Davenport - Distinguished professor, advisor, and author of 17 books including “Competing on Analytics”, named by Harvard Business Review as one of the twelve most important management ideas of the decade

Tom Davenport

Distinguished professor, advisor, and author of 17 books including “Competing on Analytics”, named by Harvard Business Review as one of the twelve most important management ideas of the decade

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He has taught analytics and big data executive education programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, and Boston University. Celebrated as a visionary thinker, Tom pioneered the concept of “Competing on Analytics” with his 2006 Harvard Business Review article and his 2007 book by the same name. Since then, he has continued to provide cutting-edge insights on how companies can use analytics and big data to their advantage – topics that he explores in his 2014 book, Big Data@Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities (Harvard Business Review Press). In recent years, Davenport has extended his work on analytics and big data to its logical conclusion–what happens to us humans when smart machines make many important decisions? In their groundbreaking 2015 Harvard Business Review cover article, “Beyond Automation,” Davenport and co-author Julia Kirby, reframe the automation debate, arguing that “augmentation”–people and machines working alongside each other–can help companies become more efficient while improving, rather than replacing, jobs for humans. Davenport and Kirby released a book on this topic, Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines, with Harper Business in May 2016. Davenport has written or edited seventeen books and over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He also writes a column for the Wall Street Journal. He has 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. Davenport travels the world to provoke, stimulate, and equip audiences with the ideas, strategies and best practices proffered in his books. A seminal force in transforming business practices, he engenders change leadership through his ability to make even the most complex and sophisticated concepts accessible and applicable. Davenport earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in social science and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Boston University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Babson College.
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3 – The Future of High Impact, Precision Medicine

Eric J. Topol - Author, "The Patient Will See You Now" and "The Creative Destruction of Medicine". Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Eric J. Topol

Author, "The Patient Will See You Now" and "The Creative Destruction of Medicine". Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Healthcare today is in the midst of a thrilling transformation: the rise of digital medicine. Mobile technology and cheaper gene sequencing are opening the door to a whole new kind of care. Patients, who have tools as good as their doctors, are becoming true partners in caring for themselves. Portable devices are taking care out of hospitals and offices and into everyday life. Real-time tracking is allowing patients to monitor their health at any time — not just at an annual checkup. And the combination of personal trackers and individual gene sequencing will finally replace the outdated model of “population medicine” with true individualized medicine. He is the author on the new book on this subject, The Patient Will See You Now. This isn’t science fiction. It’s fact — and it’s already happening. His dazzling talks take you on a whirlwind tour of the advances in medical technology happening all around you and show how they will transform your health care and your business. Eric communicates the thrill of working in such exciting, transformational times — and the urgency of not being left behind. Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Eric is also one of GQ’s 12 “Rock Stars of Science”. He is the author of the bestselling definitive book on the digital-medical revolution, The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Eric is also a leading practitioner of digital medicine. He is the director of the flagship NIH-supported Scripps Translational Science Institute and a co-founder of the West Wireless Health Institute. He also serves as Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health. Eric is Editor-in-Chief of a new journal, npj Digital Medicine. Since 2013, he has been Editor-in-Chief at Medscape. A practicing cardiologist, Eric is widely credited for leading the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care. While there, he also started a new medical school, led many worldwide clinical trials to advance care for patients with heart disease, and spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase susceptibility for heart attacks. His achievements include the development of many medications that are routinely used in medical practice including t-PA, Plavix, Angiomax, and ReoPro. He was the first physician to raise safety concerns about Vioxx. In 2011, the University of Michigan initiated the Eric Topol Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine to recognize his contributions. The University of Rochester awarded him the Hutchinson Medal, the University’s highest honor. One of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine, Eric has published 1100 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 medical textbooks. His research earned him the title “Doctor of the Decade” from Thomson Reuter’s Institute for Scientific Information. Credentials
  • Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Professor of Genomics, the Scripps Research Institute
  • Editor-in-Chief, npj Digital Medicine
  • Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
  • Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
  • Elected to Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 2004 (newly named National Academy of Medicine in 2015)
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4 – Changing the Digital Trajectory of Healthcare

Dale Sanders - Executive Vice President, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Dale Sanders

Executive Vice President, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Dale has been involved in complex data fusion and high risk decision support for over 30 years, starting as a Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) officer in the US Air Force, supporting nuclear warfare operations for the Strategic Air Command. He served as a member of SAC’s emergency airborne command post, the Looking Glass. His team provided C3I support for the Reagan-Gorbachev Summits in the 1980s. In 1988, he found a backdoor into the President’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Alerting Network (JCSAN) and, to prove that it could be done, hacked into that system from a public pay phone in a bar. Following the Air Force, he went to work for TRW, in the space and defense sector. He specialized in the decision support of nuclear weapons surety– the combined fields of security and safety. His team developed the world’s largest data warehouse at the time, which supported nuclear weapons management. He developed a design pattern for data warehouses called “late binding” also now known as “schema on read.” His team was engaged by the National Security Agency to conduct threat assessments on the US nuclear command system, from the President to the warhead. He designed a computer-aided decision support system for the President and National Command Authorities to aid them during the warning phase of a nuclear attack, particularly the elimination of false positives and negatives. This project led to his interest in computer-aided decisions in healthcare. Since then, he has become recognized as a leader in healthcare analytics and decision support. He served as the Chief Architect of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Director of Medical Informatics at Intermountain Healthcare. From there, he went on to academic medicine as CIO at Northwestern University and, from there, into public health as the CIO for the national health system of the Cayman Islands. He currently serves as the leader of Product Development at Health Catalyst, headquartered in Salt Lake City.
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5 – Using Predictive Analytics and Effective Tools to Drive Down Infections

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

Kristen Kelley, MPH, BS

Director, Infection Prevention, Indiana University Health

Kristen Kelley, MPH, BS, currently serves as the Director of Infection Prevention at Indiana University Health. She has a Bachelors degree in Public Health and a Masters degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Kristen’s expertise and passion are focused on improving patient safety including infection prevention.
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6 – Closed Loop Analytics (EHR Integration): Turning Insights Into Action

Jeffrey Wu - Director, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Jeffrey Wu

Director, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Jeff’s background is founded in healthcare IT after spending 6 years at Epic managing and implementing Epic’s suite of surgical products. He then moved into the analytics space by joining Qlik as Qlik’s senior solutions architect in the healthcare space. Following his experience at Qlik, he completed a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, focusing on outcomes analysis for UW Health’s population health initiatives including their reporting process within their MSSP-ACO. Jeff joined Health Catalyst to help transform their analytical tools into more real-time and actionable products, integrated with workflow systems such as the Electronic Health Record.
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7 – Ambulatory Quality: Returning to the Essence of Our Work

Lara Terry, MD, MPH - Medical Director, Population Health and Clinical Analytics, Partners HealthCare

Lara Terry, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Population Health and Clinical Analytics, Partners HealthCare

Lara Terry is a Medical Director for Population Health and Clinical Analytics at Partners Healthcare. Prior to Partners, Lara spent nearly a decade in healthcare start-ups including Kyruus, a big data company focused on improving patient access, and Dovetail Health, a healthcare services company focused on reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Prior to Dovetail Health, Lara spent a decade in academic medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine where she served as Co-Director of the New England Centenarian Study and published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of healthy aging and longevity. During that time she was awarded the Paul B. Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging, an honor awarded to national leaders in aging research. Lara completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Harvard system. Lara received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, her MPH at Harvard University and her MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA - Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA

Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

Dr. Wagle is the Associate Chief Quality Officer at Partners HealthCare, leading the system’s efforts on Ambulatory Quality within the Division of Quality Safety and Value and the Center for Population Health.  He is an international expert on Partners Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement program, and has led the Partners program through hundreds of thousands of data collections across dozens of specialties throughout the Partners network.  He is a leading voice for the transition to more clinically relevant quality measures including the use of clinical registries, working to transform quality measurement to something that enhances rather than distracts from the essence of clinical care. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School cum laude in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship.  After his experience in two startup ventures, he earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar where he focused on health care management.  Dr. Wagle practices primary care at Brigham and Women’s Primary Physicians.
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8 – Designing Hospital Quality Function Around the Value Chain to Improve Population Health

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

Leigh S. Hamby, MD, MHA

Chief Medical Officer, Piedmont Healthcare

Dr. Hamby is a native of Atlanta Georgia. After attending College and Medical School at Emory University, he successfully completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Kentucky. He was in private practice in General Surgery in Dothan, Alabama where he served as Chairman of Surgery and Trauma Medical Director. He is board certified in General Surgery. While in practice, he completed his Masters of Healthcare Administration at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Hamby left private practice to complete a post-graduate fellowship in the Department of Veterans Affairs as a VA Quality Scholar. After his fellowship, he served as the Quality Management Officer for the Southeast Region (VISN 7) of the VA Healthcare System in Atlanta. He has been with Piedmont since 2001 and is Chief Medical Officer. Dr Hamby is an Associate Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he teaches quality improvement methodology. Dr. Hamby has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written two book chapters. He served as Senior Examiner with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award for 6 years. He has given over 100 invited presentations on Patient Safety and Quality both regionally and nationally.
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9 – Agile Analytics: The Key to Improving Everything from Surgical Services to Genomic Personalized Medicine

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

Mark Poler, MD

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

Dr. Poler is Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology for the Geisinger Health system, and Physician Informaticist for Enterprise Data Strategy in the system Division of Informatics. Using and programming computers began with toggle switches and punched paper tape. Real-time physiological data acquisition and experimental control using early laboratory microcomputers, FORTH and assembler programming started in 1979. Subsequently, continuous full-wave real-time multichannel cardiovascular data acquisition used in the cardiac operating room was developed on a NeXT computer in 1988. He has been engaged in acquisition and management of OR scheduling and performance assessment since 1990. He has participated in Epic implementation at Geisinger since the mid-1990s. Professional activities have included laboratory and clinical research, device integration and interoperability consensus standards committees including the IEEE/ISO 11073 “Medical Information Bus”, development of a programmable neuromuscular transmission monitor, advancing computer-facilitated clinician assistance with closed-loop targeted infusion control and remote control of medical devices. Dr. Poler has been practicing anesthesiology for 35 years, is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Clinical Informatics. He is also President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.
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10 – Using Analytics to Drive Standardization and Success in a Fixed Payment / Value-Based World

Chad Konchak - Sr. Director, Data Analytics, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Chad Konchak

Sr. Director, Data Analytics, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Chad Konchak is the Sr. Director of Data Analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem: a large integrated healthcare delivery system in the northern Chicagoland area.  NorthShore is an industry leader in informatics and analytics being named as the first health system in the nation to achieve HIMSS stage 7 for ambulatory care.  In his role, Chad oversees the team responsible for NorthShore’s clinical and operational reporting, analysis and predictive modeling efforts, which focus on leveraging and delivering data (e.g. via clinical decision support systems) that improve the quality of care, patient experience, and efficiency of the healthcare system.  Example of projects include predictive models to identify chronic disease patients at risk for hospitalization; a beautiful visualization platform that allows physicians to easily identify at-risk patients and take action to assist them; a tool that helps surgeons analyze their patient’s temperature; GIS visualizations such as a tool called ‘What’s Going Around’ which gives clinicians real-time displays of syndromic epidemiology in our Electronic Medical Record; and a method of identifying and reaching out to patients with unrecognized high blood pressure (for which we received a Healthcare Informatics Magazine Innovator Award and a recent mention by the Director of the CDC in the New England Journal of Medicine).  Chad also serves as the HIT co-lead for population health where he oversees the development of a comprehensive analytics infrastructure that will support population management in the ambulatory setting.  These tools will enable NorthShore to identify patients at risk of high utilization of services, predict uncontrolled chronic diseases and will serve as a platform to facilitate preventative care needs.  Chad is also Faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives where he teaches a cluster seminar called The Strategic Use of Healthcare Analytics, which is held twice a year.
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11 – The Enterprise Data Governance Evolution: Positioning Your Organization at the Cutting Edge of Data Quality Improvement

Natalie Rahming, PhD - Enterprise Data Governance Program Lead, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Natalie Rahming, PhD

Enterprise Data Governance Program Lead, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Natalie Rahming is the Enterprise Data Governance Program Lead at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she works collaboratively with data experts throughout the hospital to implement innovative initiatives driving quality improvement and value-based action. Natalie sets the vision and executes the strategic objectives to support informed clinical, operational, and financial decision-making. Natalie is also an Adjunct Professor and Subject Matter Expert in Program Development for Health Information Management at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She has over 12 years of combined healthcare experience in the clinical research, compliance, data governance, management, payer, and manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. Notable prior experience includes working as a Process Excellence and Change Enablement Consultant at Accenture, a Data Governance Analyst in Global Compliance at GE Healthcare, and a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Natalie received her PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her BS in Neurobiology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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12 – Machine Learning for Leaders: A Practical Guide to Implementing Machine Learning in Your Organization

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

Eric Just

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

Eric is a Senior Vice President for Product Development at Health Catalyst. His team is building the next generation of Health Catalyst products that leverage the awesome power of data to aid in clinical decision making. His team is responsible for a broad portfolio of applications including a patient registry platform, patient safety decision support, and new technologies like machine learning and natural language processing. Eric has spent the majority of his career innovating and implementing technology to improve healthcare and health sciences. During the early part of his career, he built a genomics data resource to support a global research community at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Then Eric transitioned to the clinical data warehouse team at Northwestern as one of the principal architects. His role then expanded to managing the research arm of the data warehouse. In this position, he ensured the data warehouse was effectively leveraged to power outcomes research, care improvement, and recruitment of patients into research studies. Since joining Health Catalyst in 2011, Eric has enjoyed a variety of roles within Health Catalyst’s departments, including product development, business development, and client operations. Outside of work, he is a dedicated husband and dad and is involved in school, sports, and enjoying outdoor life in his adopted hometown of Salt Lake City.
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13 – Delivering the Healthcare Pricing Transparency That Consumers Are Demanding

Gene Thompson - Director, Thompson Development Ltd.

Gene Thompson

Director, Thompson Development Ltd.

Gene Thompson is a third-generation Caymanian of a family of entrepreneurs, and is a Director of Thompson Development Ltd, one of the premier development companies in the Cayman Islands. His family is considered pioneers in property development and many other business ventures. Thompson Development has varied business interests including Commercial Development, Tourism, Retail, Real Estate, and Resort Development.  Although the Thompson family has diverse business interests, their stellar reputation in business began in development. Gene has been involved and/or led various types of development projects, including commercial centers, residential projects, and resort developments.  Gene has taken on the role of Project Director for Health City Cayman Islands and is responsible to lead the project from inception to completion. The governing principle for Gene and his family has always been integrity and service to the customer, and this has a common thread that runs through all Thompson Development business ventures. Gene Thompson is a founding member of Cayman Island Real Estate Brokers Association, a founding member and director of the Association for the Advance of Cruise Tourism, director of Cayman Island Investment Council, a founding member and director of Have A Heart Cayman, and a past director of the National Trust.
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14 – A Universal Operating Model for Population Health Management

Steven Merahn, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Centria Healthcare

Steven Merahn, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Centria Healthcare

Steven Merahn, MD is experienced physician-executive focused on the design of care delivery systems and clinical operations, with special focus on the population health operating model and revitalizing the experience of care for both patients and healthcare professionals.  A recognized expert in value-based care delivery, he was most recently the Chief Medical Officer at US Medical Management, supporting a 14-state 42-office primary care network delivering home-based primary care to complex/fragile and disabled patients based on a continuum of care model.  USMM also runs 23,000 patient Medicare Shared Savings ACO and is a leading participant in the CMS Independence at Home Demonstration where USMM delivered extraordinary Triple Aim results. Dr. Merahn has had a diverse career in healthcare services delivery, communications, clinical IT and information services and public health, serving in executive leadership positions in many different aspects of the healthcare ecosystem.  He has also led several successful entrepreneurial ventures in clinical decision support, clinical analytics and consulting. A vocal advocate for the value of the human factors – relationship continuity and ‘professional intimacy’ – in health status improvement, he has developed new models for collaborative care planning and health status improvement based on the the principles of “healthcare interaction design”. Dr. Merahn’s track record includes leadership in strategic program development, quality and health status improvement, and optimizing clinical operations, with special experience revitalizing the experience and value of care for patients and professionals. His current interests include the information architecture of care planning, resource-managed care delivery and collaboration as a clinical discipline.  
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15 – How to Use Machine Learning to Improve Outcomes

Levi Thatcher, PhD - VP, Data Science, Health Catalyst

Levi Thatcher, PhD

VP, Data Science, Health Catalyst

Levi did his graduate work at the University of Utah, focusing on atmospheric predictability. There he used ensemble methods to improve numerical models, in terms of both the lead time and estimated intensity of hurricane development. At Health Catalyst, Levi started out on the platform engineering team, creating software improvements to the company’s core ETL offering. Since he moved internally to lead the data science team, Levi founded healthcare.ai, the first open-source machine learning project focused on healthcare outcomes. He’s now working to integrate healthcare.ai into each of Health Catalyst’s products and make healthcare.ai the international center of collaboration for healthcare machine learning.
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16 – Dedication to Quality Improvement Delivers on the Triple Aim: Saves Tens of Millions Annually

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

Nicole Kveton, RN, BSN, MHA

Vice President, Allina Health Group Quality, Value and Nursing

Nicole Kveton, RN, BSN, MHA, is the Vice President of Quality, Value, and the Nurse Executive for Allina Health located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In her role, Nicole ensures that clinical programs within Allina Health provide coordinated, efficient, high-quality care to patients in all settings across the continuum. This work is also dedicated to making sure that nursing operations are efficient, safe and effective. She oversees federal and state quality and regulatory programs, accreditation, and reporting, including pay for performance and total cost of care activities as these relate to Federal and State Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contracts and commercial health plan performance agreements. In alignment with these programs, Nicole’s teams collaborate to research and evaluate clinical guidelines and programs across Allina Health. They conduct statistical and financial analyses related to care model and guideline design. These strategies allow for improvement in patient outcomes and decrease in total cost of care. As Allina Health Nurse Executive, Nicole provides vision and leadership to all aspects of nursing practice. She has overseen the development and implementation of a strategic nursing plan to ensure alignment with organizational goals and strategies. The discipline of nursing is strengthened through her focus on the care framework and standards, teamwork and collaboration, and building nursing capability.
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Sue Fairchild - Program Manager, Allina Health

Sue Fairchild

Program Manager, Allina Health

Sue Fairchild is a Program Manager within Allina Health’s Strategic Project Management Office. She is PMP certified and has spoken locally and nationally sharing her 20+ years of operations, project and program management, and strategic development experience. Sue is currently managing the Improving Clinical Value program in partnership with many leaders at Allina Health. Through this work, she is facilitating discussions where ideas to reduce clinical variation evolve into opportunities and are eventually implemented with clear measurable outcomes. Sue has a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Communications from St. Thomas University. She has a number of certifications including PMP, ITIL, Solution Selling, Six Sigma, Zenger Miller, Interactive Management and CRM.
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17 – Hollywood Squares

Thomas D. Burton - Co-Founder, Chief Improvement Officer, and Chief Fun Officer, Health Catalyst

Thomas D. Burton

Co-Founder, Chief Improvement Officer, and Chief Fun Officer, Health Catalyst

Mr. Burton is a co-founder and Chief Improvement Officer of Health Catalyst. His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, and process improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Mr. Burton was a member of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare's nationally recognized improvements in quality of care delivery and reductions in cost. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, Key Process Analysis, value-based care, and data system design at various institutes including Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Stanford's Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training. He has also given presentations at the Healthcare Analytics Summit, the Lean Healthcare Leadership Retreat and HIMSS. Mr. Burton holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from BYU.
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19 – The Patient’s Power in Improving Health and Care

Maureen Bisognano - President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Maureen Bisognano

President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), previously served as IHI’s 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. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities.  Additionally she chairs the Advisory Board of the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness, co-chairs the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care with Dr. Atul Gawande, and serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Catalysis. Prior to joining IHI, she served as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Juran Institute.
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20 – The Cost of Healthcare – A Revisionist History

Robert A. DeMichiei - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Robert A. DeMichiei

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Robert A. DeMichiei serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UPMC, a $14 billion integrated health care delivery and finance system that spans the full spectrum of care with its network of more than 25 academic, community and specialty hospitals and more than 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, insurance services, and international and commercial operations. Before joining UPMC in May, 2004, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles with the General Electric Company (GE).  Rob served as Manager of Finance, Global Business Development & Integration for GE Energy and as Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation Systems' Global Service Operations.  Rob also spent ten years with Price Waterhouse in Pittsburgh.  Rob is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified public accountant. Rob currently serves as the Finance Committee Chairman of the United Way of Allegheny County.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of UPMC Hamot, UPMC Passavant and UPMC Susquehanna Hospitals, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Board of Directors and the Seton Hill University Board of Trustees.
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21 – The Population Health Engine

David B. Nash, MD, MBA - Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

David B. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University.  He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.  JCPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future.  Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Applied Health Economics and Population Health.  JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences. Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement. Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope.  Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership in Tampa, FL and leads their academic joint venture with JCPH.  He serves on the NQF Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission.  He also is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education.  Dr. Nash was recently appointed to the Board of the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance (PQA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities for organizations in the public and private sectors.  He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for 18 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes.  In the not-for-profit sector, Dr. Nash served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners (now Mercy Partners), in Cincinnati, OH (1998–2008), where he was the inaugural chair of the board committee on Quality and Safety.  He just concluded his tenure on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also chaired the board committee on Quality and Safety.  In the for-profit sector, Dr. Nash was named to the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publically traded healthcare companies, in 2009.  In October 2013 he joined the board of Vestex, a privately held advanced medical textile company in Orlando, FL. In 2014 he joined the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company in suburban Philadelphia.  He is on the health care advisory board for both Arsenal Capital Partners in NYC, and the Care Innovations Validation Institute, an Intel Company in Roseville, CA. Dr. Nash has received many awards in recognition of his achievements.  He received the top recognition award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (1995), the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award (1997), and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives in 1998.  In 2006 he received the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO.  Wharton honored Dr. Nash in 2009 with the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award and in 2012 with the Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award. Also in 2012, he and JCPH received the Philadelphia Business Journal award for innovation in medical education. Dr. Nash’s work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, “Nash on the Road” blog, and online column on MedPage Today.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 23 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition).  He was the inaugural Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine (1984-1989).  Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health and Drug Benefits. Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, he was a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine. Dr. Nash lives in Lafayette Hill, PA, with his wife of more than 37 years, Esther J. Nash, MD.  They have 3 adult children. Please visit:  http://Jefferson.edu/population_health/ and his blog at http://blogs.jefferson.edu/nashhealthpolicy/
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22 – The Data Operating System: What It Really Means and Why You Will Need It

Imran Qureshi - Chief Software Development Officer, Health Catalyst

Imran Qureshi

Chief Software Development Officer, Health Catalyst

Imran is the Chief Software Development Officer at Health Catalyst where he is responsible for all software development in the company.  He also leads the Engineering team building the Data Operating System (DOS).  Before Health Catalyst, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Acupera where he led the team that built the care management platform that was successfully implemented in Ascension, Montefiore, Kaiser, and other health systems. Prior to that, Imran was VP of Engineering at CareAnyware, where he led development of the largest cloud-based EHR for Home Health and Hospice. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft, including building the slideshow for PowerPoint and building the email experience for Hotmail. He holds several patents and has a Computer Science degree from Stanford University. Imran lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Elsie, and 11-year-old twins, Zane and Malaya. He has only recently gotten comfortable with being the least smart person in the family.
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23 – Yours, Mine, Ours—Provider-Payer Convergence and the Future of Data Analytics

John Moore - Founder and Managing Partner, Chilmark Research

John Moore

Founder and Managing Partner, Chilmark Research

After nearly 15 years in the manufacturing sector advising some of the largest global manufacturing companies on IT adoption and deployment strategies, John Moore felt that the most vexing issues in this sector had been largely addressed. He became restless and sought new opportunities with new challenges. After nearly a year of research, he chose healthcare as his next target and launched Chilmark Research in 2007. From those humble beginnings, John has built Chilmark Research into a respected analyst firm that provides market-leading coverage of the most transformative sectors of healthcare IT, including health information exchanges, patient-provider engagement strategies, healthcare analytics, and remote monitoring. Of great personal interest to John is the role that the consumer will ultimately play in the rapidly evolving healthcare market. An accomplished speaker, John has made numerous presentations on current and future IT trends and their impact to markets. He has been widely quoted in numerous publications, including AMA News, Baseline, CIO, ComputerWorld, eWeek, Forbes, Health Data Management, InformationWeek, Investors Business Daily, US News & World Report, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.”
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24 – A Bad Moon on the Rise? How We Raised the Sense of Urgency and Built a Strategy Shift with our Board of Directors

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

Duncan Gallagher

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

Duncan Gallagher, President of Donegal Advisory Services, brings over 30 years of experience as an integrated health system CFO and senior management leader. His most recent role was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and CFO of Allina Health, a $4.0 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in Minneapolis.  In his seven years as CFO at Allina Health, Gallagher was instrumental in establishing the health system as a national leader in navigating the shifting healthcare payment model from fee-for-service to one based on value and care quality.  In the process, Allina demonstrated that the shift is better for patients, and can be financially viable for health system. In 2014, Allina pioneered the outsourcing of Allina’s $10 million, 70 FTE analytics department through a unique partnership with Health Catalyst.  Leveraging the intellectual property of both partners while driving sharper focus, this arrangement ties Health Catalyst’s profit from the relationship to the delivery of measurable cost savings tightly aligning Allina's success with its that of its partner. Gallagher played a central role in the formation of this strategy and led the development and negotiation process In 2016, Gallagher led a forward-looking strategy development process with the Allina senior management and its Board of Directors, shifting its system strategy and creating an Allina health plan serving the Twin Cities market, supported and enabled by the deep expertise and strong payor platform of its health plan partner, Aetna. While at Allina, Gallagher was recognized by the Minneapolis Business Journal as 2016 CFO of the year.  Before Allina, Gallagher spent 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating/Finance Officer with Des Moines-based Unity Point Health, a $4.1 billion integrated health system. Gallagher previously served as a Partner with KPMG. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
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25 – Achieving the Promise of PROMs

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

Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA

Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

Dr. Wagle is the Associate Chief Quality Officer at Partners HealthCare, leading the system’s efforts on Ambulatory Quality within the Division of Quality Safety and Value and the Center for Population Health.  He is an international expert on Partners Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement program, and has led the Partners program through hundreds of thousands of data collections across dozens of specialties throughout the Partners network.  He is a leading voice for the transition to more clinically relevant quality measures including the use of clinical registries, working to transform quality measurement to something that enhances rather than distracts from the essence of clinical care. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School cum laude in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship.  After his experience in two startup ventures, he earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar where he focused on health care management.  Dr. Wagle practices primary care at Brigham and Women’s Primary Physicians.
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26 – One ACO/Integrated Delivery System’s Governance Journey

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

Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA, FAAP

President, MultiCare Connected Care, LLC

Dr.  Christopher Kodama is a Seattle-Tacoma native and serves as the President of MultiCare Connected Care (MCC), a commercial Accountable Care Organization and subsidiary of MultiCare Health System founded in 2014.  In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice President of Clinical Operations for MultiCare Health System since 2011.  In that capacity, he was responsible for physician-related clinical and business operational activities at all six of the MultiCare hospitals and acute care facilities.  Dr. Kodama joined MultiCare Health System in 2003 as a pediatric hospitalist at MultiCare-Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center.  From 2007-2010, Dr. Kodama served as the Medical Director and Medical VP of Pediatrics for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Dr. Kodama earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Stanford University and graduated from medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  He completed his pediatric residency training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center where he also served as a Chief Resident before returning to the Pacific Northwest to join MultiCare.  Dr. Kodama earned his Masters in Business Administration at University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Applying his passion for group facilitation, collaboration, and his commitment to patient advocacy, Dr. Kodama has a particular interest in identifying how to flip dilemmas into opportunities to improve the overall health outcomes and well-being of patients and populations.
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Florence S. Chang, MBA - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Health System

Florence S. Chang, MBA

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Health System

Florence S. Chang, MBA oversees operations at six adult hospitals and one children’s hospital in two markets on the west and east sides of Washington state. In addition, she is responsible for multiple business units and system support services, including Pulse Heart Institute, Behavioral Health, Retail Health & Community Based Care, Information Services & Technology and Facility Management.

MultiCare is a not-for-profit integrated health care system that employs more than 13,000 people. It has a $1.1 billion annual budget with strategic and routine capital expenditures of $150 million. The organization’s physicians, advanced practice providers and community physician network provide care at more than 100 sites in a service area of more than one million people.

Ms. Chang has 30 years’ experience in health care. She came to MultiCare in 2006 and was instrumental in leading the system-wide implementation of the organization’s “One Patient, One Record” electronic health record. MultiCare has received multiple recognitions under her leadership, including national HIMSS Davies Awards for using information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes.

Prior to joining MultiCare, Ms. Chang was a partner and senior vice president at Dearborn Advisors. She also held multiple leadership positions in clinical operations and information technology at Kaiser Permanente in California.

She currently serves on the Board of the Washington State Hospital Association, the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Tacoma, the Advisory Board of Health System Informatics, and the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (within the American College of Healthcare Executives). Ms. Chang received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from California State University, Dominguez Hills and her MBA from Pepperdine University, California.

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27 – A Population Health Management Diabetes Case Study

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

Rona Y. Sonabend, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Systems Integration Process Improvement, Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Sonabend's philosophy towards healthcare is combining the science of medicine with the art of care delivery in a patient-centered quality driven manner. Clinical Interests Dr. Sonabend’s clinical interests include caring for children with neuro-endocrine dysfunctions with a specialized interest in endocrine complications secondary to treatment of childhood cancer. When she’s not seeing patients, Rona Sonabend serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Systems Integration Process Improvement, which coordinates and prioritizes Quality Improvement and Safety initiatives focused on data, data analysis, clinical technology operations, information systems platforms and clinical standards at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her role includes supervision of nine complex disease-based care process teams throughout the institution while co-leading the Diabetes Care Process Team. She is also the Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the section of Pediatric Endocrinology. Research Interests Her current research explores the impact of radiation and chemotherapy on the neuroendocrine system in children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Central Nervous System tumors.
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28 – Unleashing Data: The Key to Driving Massive Improvements

Thomas D. Burton - Co-Founder, Chief Improvement Officer, and Chief Fun Officer, Health Catalyst

Thomas D. Burton

Co-Founder, Chief Improvement Officer, and Chief Fun Officer, Health Catalyst

Mr. Burton is a co-founder and Chief Improvement Officer of Health Catalyst. His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, and process improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Mr. Burton was a member of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare's nationally recognized improvements in quality of care delivery and reductions in cost. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, Key Process Analysis, value-based care, and data system design at various institutes including Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Stanford's Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training. He has also given presentations at the Healthcare Analytics Summit, the Lean Healthcare Leadership Retreat and HIMSS. Mr. Burton holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from BYU.
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29 – Supercharge Your Improvement Efforts with Predictive Analytics

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

Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP, FAAP

Chief Quality Officer, Mission Health

Dr. Chris DeRienzo serves as Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health. In this role he has senior executive responsibility for quality, safety, and service excellence across a $1.7 billion integrated health system. Based in Asheville, NC, Mission Health includes 7 hospitals (ranging in size from critical access to a 763 bed regional tertiary center), numerous ambulatory sites, an employed Clinic of over 600 providers, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and a $100M+ post-acute provider. Chris’s areas of direct accountability include patient safety, applied analytics, patient engagement, performance improvement, clinical / operational redesign, quality reporting, risk management, infection prevention, accreditation, corporate safety, security, parking, and access control. He is also a practicing neonatologist with Mission Children’s Specialists, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with both the Duke University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Board Certified in both General Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. DeRienzo completed his M.D., Masters in Public Policy, and post-graduate medical training all at Duke. Chris has published and presented internationally on improving quality outcomes, transitions in care, and the implications of the analytics revolution in healthcare, and has been continuously grant funded in his research efforts since his first year of fellowship. He has received multiple clinical and teaching awards, is a Team STEPPS Master Trainer, and serves on the Board of the Western Carolinas March of Dimes. At a national level, Dr. DeRienzo was just the fourth medical student elected and re-elected to serve on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. He is a Past-President of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society and has served in leadership roles within the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North Carolina Medical Society. Chris has advised both Doximity and Google on issues related to healthcare quality, health literacy, and leveraging technology to improve doctor-patient and doctor-doctor communication. He currently advises the North Carolina Quality Center on Safety Culture and the state of North Carolina on healthcare-associated infection prevention and the use of health analytics. Chris is lifelong New York Mets fan, a long-course triathlete, and enjoys exploring all that the greater Asheville area has to offer outdoors with his wife and family.
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Andrew O. Johnson, PhD - Manager, Data Science - Clinical & Business Analytics, Mission Health

Andrew O. Johnson, PhD

Manager, Data Science - Clinical & Business Analytics, Mission Health

Andrew O. Johnson, PhD is the Manager of Data Science for Mission Health’s Analytics department. In this capacity, he leads a team of data scientists and allied analytics personnel to develop new data science initiatives, enhance organizational data assets, and partner with other Mission teams to achieve data-driven operational improvements in support of Mission Health’s BIG(GER) Aim. Developed in partnership with Mission’s future-minded administrative and clinical leaders, the expanding data science portfolio of Mission Analytics includes: predictive models for readmission risk, length of stay, and workforce retention; enriched patient-level geospatial data; clinical volume forecasting; and social media data mining for clinical inference. Prior to joining Mission Analytics in 2015, Dr. Johnson served as Senior Analyst for Population Health at the Medical University of South Carolina, and Senior Data Scientist (IT-Advanced Analytics) and Assistant Professor of Health Services Management at the University of Kentucky. He holds degrees in Health Services Policy, Public Health Administration, Biology, and Music from the University of South Carolina; Mathematics from the University of Kentucky; Geographic Information Science from the Pennsylvania State University; and is currently pursuing graduate work in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management of the Medical University of South Carolina, where he teaches courses in applied statistics, data mining, and research methods in the Master of Healthcare Informatics program.
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30 – Using Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Lower Systemwide Readmissions

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

David M. Wild, MD

Vice President, Lean Promotion, The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. David Wild serves as the Vice President of Lean Promotion at the University of Kansas Health System, based in Kansas City, Kansas.  In this role he has responsibility for process, performance, and quality improvement work, the development and deployment of the System’s improvement and management systems, applied analytics, clinical variation reduction programs, and clinical and operational redesign across the inpatient and ambulatory enterprises.  Dr. Wild is also a practicing anesthesiologist and Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Wild completed his undergraduate and M.D. degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his residency training in Anesthesiology at Saint Louis University where he served in multiple operational and leadership roles prior to joining the University of Kansas Health System.  He has served as the President of the Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and is active at the national level in development of new delivery and alternative payment models for perioperative care.
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Chris Harper, MBAi, MPM - Director, Business Architecture and Analytics, The University of Kansas Health System

Chris Harper, MBAi, MPM

Director, Business Architecture and Analytics, The University of Kansas Health System

Over 15 years of business and technology experience BUSINESS & TECHNICAL EXPERTISE • Change Management Strategy & Implementation • Healthcare Business Architecture Modeling & Blueprinting (People, Process, Technology) • Healthcare Business & Technology Alignment Strategy • Enterprise Business Intelligence Strategy & Implementation • Enterprise Data Warehouse Strategy & Implementation • Process Improvement & Implementation (Lean Six Sigma) • PMI Tools & Methodologies • International Business INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE • Healthcare Provider (AMC & ACO) • Healthcare Benefit (Medicare, Medicaid, & Employer) • Healthcare Consulting • Pharmaceutical • Retail Operation
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31 – Have Data—Need Analysts. Lessons Learned from the Woodworking Industry

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

John Wadsworth, MS

Senior Vice President, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst

John joined Health Catalyst in September 2011 as a senior data architect. Prior to Health Catalyst, he worked for Intermountain Healthcare and for ARUP Laboratories as a data architect. John has a Master of Science degree in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah, School of Medicine.
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32 – Chronic Disease Management Reduces Readmissions

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

Amber Theel, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM

Director, Quality Outcomes and Metrics, MultiCare Health System

Amber Theel RN BSN MBA CPHQ CPHRM is the Director of Quality Outcomes and Metrics for MultiCare Health System with a focus on achieving best care for our patients. In recent past she was the Executive Director of Patient Safety at the Washington State Hospital Association. There she directed their safety initiatives related to hand hygiene, health care workforce influenza and reduction of health care associated infections and multi-drug resistant organisms. She lead Washington hospitals in the implementation of innovative projects such as the Medicaid Quality Incentive, Statewide Antibiotic Stewardship, and ER is for Emergencies. She was the operations lead for the Partnerships for Patients. Ms. Theel developed her expertise over the course of two decades working at hospitals in varied roles from the bedside to the c-suite. She has served as Chief Quality Officer overseeing quality, patient safety, regulatory compliance, infection control, risk management and patient satisfaction, in a large community hospital. She holds a bachelor degree in nursing and master of business administration with a focus on health care administration. She is a certified professional in health care quality and health care risk management and holds a Greenbelt in Six Sigma.
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33 – Using Predictive Analytics and Real Time Decision Support to Reduce Harm

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

Stan Pestotnik, MS, RPh

Vice President, Patient Safety Products, Health Catalyst

Pestotnik is a clinical pharmacist and medical informaticist with over 25 years’ experience in health IT focused on patient safety and infectious diseases.  He is the founding CEO of TheraDoc, Inc., a health care informatics company specializing in real-time clinical surveillance and decision support technology. TheraDoc was acquired by Hospira in December 2009. Prior to TheraDoc he was the Director of LDS Hospital Drug Surveillance and Safety Program for Intermountain Health Care’s Infectious Diseases Informatics Group. Pestotnik holds four patents in the area of clinical decision support and electronic surveillance. He has authored over 75 peer-reviewed articles on the clinical use of health IT in top-tier publications including JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine. Pestotnik holds both an RpH in pharmacy and an M.S. in medical informatics from the University of Utah. Pestotnik will lead Health Catalyst’s efforts to reduce patient harm. He will drive innovation to deliver solutions that go beyond identifying and measuring harm, to alerting clinicians early and even predicting harm events before they happen.
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34 – How to Advance Beyond ‘Regular Data’ with Text Analytics

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

Carolyn Simpkins, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Catalyst

Carolyn Wong Simpkins is a physician, health technology executive, and health system transformation leader. She joined the leadership team at Health Catalyst as Chief Medical Informatics Officer to lead the development of medical content and accelerate the infusion of clinical insight its next-generation suite of products, and is also helping to shape machine learning algorithms so they can best be used to influence important care decisions. She brings to this role insights from her experiences practicing medicine in diverse settings, from academic medical centers to critical access hospitals and community health centers, combined with a keen understanding of federal health policy and its systemic implications, gleaned from her time on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Health subcommittee and her observations from working globally on health system transformation programs and solutions for the UK based British Medical Journal. She is passionate about data, technology, design and disrupting healthcare paradigms to improve health outcomes for all. Carolyn is a Fellow of the second class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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Michael Dow - Director, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Michael Dow

Director, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Mike learned of the value of data early in his career. While working at a major EMR vendor in 2001, he led a project to help identify patients who were affected by drug recalls. He continued his work in various roles at Allscripts, including reporting, data exchange and systems architecture. From 2006 to 2015, Mike led the technology group at Galen Healthcare Solutions. While the company and his team grew by 50% annually during this time, they became known for excellence, earning awards like Best in KLAS for Technical Services and a Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare. Mike joined Health Catalyst in 2015 to help with strategic client implementations. He has since joined the product development team to lead Health Catalyst’s text analytics initiative, making information previously locked in text notes available to Health Catalyst’s apps and data architects.
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35 – The Population Health Template: A Roadmap to Drive Successful Health Improvement Initiatives

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

Michael Kobernick, MD, MS, MS-PopH, CPE

Chief Medical Officer, SmartHealth, Ascension Health

Michael Kobernick, MD, MS, MS-PopH, CPE is an experienced physician executive using his wide range of clinical and administrative experiences to assist organizations and individuals achieve their health care objectives. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Health's SmartHealth medical plan, and a Lecturer at Jefferson College of Population Health. SmartHealth covers around 210,000 employees in 70 different hospitals owned by Ascension across the United States. Jefferson College of Population Health is the first college of its kind in US, dedicated to exploring the policies and forces that define the health and well-being of populations. Dr. Kobernick is recognized as an expert in Population Health, Health Insurance, and Medical Leadership, in addition to his clinical specialties in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kobernick completed his undergraduate and medical education at Michigan State University, and his Master of Science in Population Health from Jefferson College. Prior to joining SmartHealth, Dr. Kobernick was Medical Director of the Macomb ED. In 2007, the University of Detroit-Mercy recognized him as Alumni of the Year and in 2012, he was recognized as a “Top Doc” in the Detroit area.
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36 – Perspectives from a CEO and Physician Executives: How Effective Governance Can Drive Sustained Improvements

Tim Hobbs, MD, MBA, EVP - Chief Physician Officer,Community Health Network

Tim Hobbs, MD, MBA, EVP

Chief Physician Officer,Community Health Network

Tim Hobbs, M.D., MBA, is executive vice president, chief physician executive for Community Health Network. He provides executive and clinical leadership across a continuum of care that includes eight hospitals, more than 200 physician offices and ambulatory sites of care, along with home care services. He is a member of the Network Executive Leadership team, serves on the Board of Directors of Howard Regional Health, Primaria Health and the Foundation for Complex Health Solutions. Prior to being named Community’s chief physician executive, Dr. Hobbs served as the first CEO of Community Physicians of Indiana, now known as Community Physician Network, Indiana’s largest primary care medical group. He is an experienced family practice physician who began his career in 1981. Prior to joining Community Physician Network as medical director in 2001, Dr. Hobbs had been a family practitioner with Anderson Family Health Specialists since 1992. He maintained a solo family practice in Anderson, Indiana from 1983 to 1992 and in Elwood, Indiana for two years prior to that. Dr. Hobbs served as chief of family practice, medical staff president and chief of staff for Community Hospital Anderson, and was medical director for MedPrime Anderson, LLC, between 1997 and 2003. He also served as a member of Community’s board of directors from 1989 to 1998. Dr. Hobbs earned an undergraduate degree from Anderson University in 1974 and graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine four years later. He completed his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. In 2004, he earned a master’s in business administration from Anderson University.
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David Grauer, MHSA, MBA - Former CEO/Administrator, Intermountain Medical Center

David Grauer, MHSA, MBA

Former CEO/Administrator, Intermountain Medical Center

Former CEO/Administrator Intermountain Medical Center Grauer joined Health Catalyst after 23 years in executive leadership positions at Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, and 1,400 employed physicians that is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. For the last nine years, Grauer served as CEO/Administrator of Intermountain Medical Center, a 502-bed hospital in suburban Salt Lake City that is both Utah’s largest hospital and the flagship of Intermountain Healthcare. Previously, he was CEO/Administrator of two other Intermountain hospitals—Cottonwood Hospital and The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital/TOSH. A long-time community volunteer, Grauer has served on the boards of several community organizations in the Salt Lake City area, including Utah Food Bank, Jewish Family Service of Utah, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, and Children’s Service Society of Utah. He is a recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent’s Award and in 2013 was named a “Healthcare Hero,” for administrative excellence, by Utah Business magazine.
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37 – Getting Operational Leaders on Board to Deliver the Triple Aim

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

Lauren Anthony, MD

System Medical Director, Allina Health Clinical Laboratories

Dr. Lauren Anthony is the system medical director for the Allina Health clinical laboratories, covering 12 hospitals and 84 clinics. In 2011, the Allina Health System launched a system-wide blood management program, saving over 24,000 units and $3M in blood center charges since implementation. Key to this effort was establishment of a system Transfusion Care Council, currently chaired by Dr. Anthony. Dr. Anthony earned her medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine and completed her pathology residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, including clinical year in family medicine. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. Following residency, Dr. Anthony worked as a pathologist at Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she received the Physician President’s Team Award for her leadership and collaboration within the organization. Dr. Anthony earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and before becoming a pathologist, Dr. Anthony had a 10 year career as a medical laboratory scientist, specialist in blood banking, and director of an associate degree program for medical laboratory technicians.
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38 – Clinical and Financial Partnership Reduces Denials and Write-offs

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

David M. Wild, MD

Vice President, Lean Promotion, The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. David Wild serves as the Vice President of Lean Promotion at the University of Kansas Health System, based in Kansas City, Kansas.  In this role he has responsibility for process, performance, and quality improvement work, the development and deployment of the System’s improvement and management systems, applied analytics, clinical variation reduction programs, and clinical and operational redesign across the inpatient and ambulatory enterprises.  Dr. Wild is also a practicing anesthesiologist and Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Wild completed his undergraduate and M.D. degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his residency training in Anesthesiology at Saint Louis University where he served in multiple operational and leadership roles prior to joining the University of Kansas Health System.  He has served as the President of the Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and is active at the national level in development of new delivery and alternative payment models for perioperative care.
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Colette Lasack, MBA - Vice President, Revenue Cycle, The University of Kansas Health System

Colette Lasack, MBA

Vice President, Revenue Cycle, The University of Kansas Health System

Colette is a 30 year veteran of the healthcare revenue cycle industry, and has extensive experience on both the hospital and physician side of the house. Colette has been certified as a LEAN leader within The University of Kansas Health System, and is currently leading process improvement efforts across their revenue cycle using LEAN tools and methodologies.
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