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The 2022 Healthcare Analytics Summit Kicks Off Today

The Summit Returns to an In-Person Format to Inspire and Educate Attendees on the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics

The Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS), is an interactive, educational event for the healthcare industry, today kicked off three days of keynotes, breakouts, showcases, and peer-to-peer discussions designed to advance digital disruption and healthcare transformation.

Constructed around the theme, “Embracing the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics,” this year’s summit combines the best data and analytics content with the important human skills to help attendees significantly raise data-driven outcomes. The conference seeks to combine these two seemingly disconnected elements in order to catapult attendees into the rare category of creating data-driven outcomes that truly matter to humans.

“The incredible value that data and analytics bring to healthcare is contingent on organizational leaders embracing the “human” element,” said Paul Horstmeier, Chief Operating Officer of Health Catalyst. “Sessions at HAS delve into the important human skills that help significantly raise data-driven outcomes and are focused on how to effectively place people–both patients and providers–at the center of all of our mission to transform healthcare with analytics.”

Summit speakers will explore trends and best practice experiences across multiple domains for analytics success, including visual data storytelling, team collaboration, leadership visioning, innovation, a focus on the patient, overcoming obstacles, deep respect for clinicians, directional versus perfect data, and much more.

Highlights of this week’s HAS 22 programming, include:

  • Featured Speaker Session: Penny Wheeler, MD
    • One of the highest-rated HAS keynote speakers ever, Dr. Penny Wheeler, former CEO of Allina Health, will share data, experiences, and stories of data-driven healthcare that embraces the human side of analytics.
  • Featured Speaker Session: Marzyeh Ghassemi
    • Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi explores questions about eradicating bias in healthcare data and models, and understanding what it means to be healthy across different populations.
  • Featured Speaker Session: Elana Meyers Taylor
    • Elana Meyers Taylor is a five-time Olympic Medalist and the most decorated athlete of color to ever compete in the Olympic Winter Games will share a stunning story of resilience through childbirth trauma, caring for her newborn son with special needs, isolating with COVID, all while training and competing for the Olympic Games.
  • Featured Speaker Session: Shawn Achor
    • Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. A decade of research shows that training your brain to be positive at work first actually fuels greater success second. In fact, 75 percent of our job success is predicted not by intelligence but by your optimism, social support network, and the ability to manage energy and stress positively.
  • Personal Health Data Mining: The Empowered Patient
    • Dr. Williams makes a compelling case that healthcare providers should encourage patients to measure and record simple data about their bodies daily. Based upon her hit TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” Dr. Williams shares how patients should be monitoring their personal data by using both everyday technologies and high-tech wearables. With these devices, healthcare consumers can easily quantify everything from heart rate and sleep patterns to body temperature and fertility. However, what is the average patient to do with the massive amounts of data being collected? Dr. Williams believes empowered patients sharing this information with their healthcare providers not only strengthens doctor-patient dialog but also enhances patient outcomes.
  • Featured Speaker Session: Matthew Luhn
    • The most effective analysts have learned that data is more memorable and actionable when wrapped in a story that is personal and impactful. Matthew is one of the most popular speakers in the U.S. today. He works with companies of all sizes to help professionals craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build strong brands and business communication.
  • We Count Our Successes in Lives Improved: Turning Information into Actions That Matter
    • Modern health care delivery can make a real difference to saving or improving lives. Often, however, those with the greatest needs, and the largest potential gains, have been beyond our reach. We have come to see differences as entrenched and inevitable. The last several years has seen a growing conversation about the importance of health equity. The real challenge, though, is transforming those “grand ideas” into actual change and real, measured, results. This conversation will be a step in that direction – how to start the journey from data and analytics toward achieving the biggest impacts for those with the greatest healthcare needs.
  • Creating Cultural Contagion Within Your Health System
    • The best data-driven insights don’t matter and don’t affect behavior unless they are communicated broadly and appropriately. In today’s hyper-connected world, the allure of “going viral” continues to seduce idea-generators into investing significant time and resources toward the creation of content–videos, memes, tweets, posts, etc.–that spreads. Though there are benefits to “going viral,” one must wonder if virality is truly what we’re after or if perhaps there is something far greater worth pursuing. This session reframes the benefits of “going viral” and provides an alternative aim. It explores the impact of culture on consumer behavior and offers an actionable framework that enables marketers to create ideas, messages, products, and content that not only spread but also take hold in the culture of your health system.
  • The State of the Union in 2022: Guideposts for Strategically Reshaping the Industry
    • The healthcare industry right now is facing an increasingly tough business climate, dominated by increasing costs and prices, tightening margins and capital, and staffing upheaval. The array of urgent, disruptive market forces today means that leaders must navigate an unusually high number of short-term crises and opportunities. These pressures are easily distracting: for some, they are overwhelming, while they tempt others into overambitious initiatives. Leaders’ strategic choices now will have an outsized impact—positive or negative—on their trajectory toward long-term goals.

The week’s agenda will also include the following featured breakout sessions, among many other notable presentations:

  • Augmented Intelligence and a Physician-Forward Strategy Improve Quality Metrics and Transform Clinical Documentation
    • Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs help ensure that patient stories are fully documented, leading to appropriate reimbursement and improved quality measure performance. Traditional methods rely on retrospective queries, resulting in re-work as physicians must revisit patient records to respond. Physicians and CDI teams are invested in creating a complete, accurate patient record. Still, workflows are often misaligned, leading to inefficiencies and documentation gaps negatively impacting hospital quality measurement and reimbursement. Intermountain Healthcare will share how deploying augmented intelligence (AI) to connect siloed physician and CDI workflows transformed CDI efforts. AI delivers clinical insights to physicians as they document. CDI efforts are now focused on quality and building a patient-centric, physician-led CDI strategy, improving quality and financial performance, and generating efficiencies that free up CDI specialists to focus on other complex quality and mortality reviews.
  • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trial Design
    • Recruiting diverse participants to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), a costly and dangerous medical condition with mortality rates three times that of breast cancer, is of significant importance. Discover how Abbott improves underserved communities’ access to clinical trials, better serving the patients most affected by vascular disease. PAD predominantly affects African Americans, who are twice as likely to have PAD as any other racial/ethnic group and four times as likely to require an amputation. Therefore, it is critical that both the doctors and patients who participate in this clinical trial reflect the underserved communities most in need of treatment.
  • Advanced Analytics and Innovative Care Delivery Helps Drive $31M in Shared Savings
    • U.S. health care spending reached $4.1T in 2020, compelling payers and providers to look for more opportunities to reduce costs. UnityPoint Accountable Care is one of the longest-standing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ACO Model participants in the country. The organization will share how carefully tracking high-risk patients, targeting unnecessary costs, implementing innovative care delivery models, and leveraging population health analytics have enabled it to trim unnecessary spending and improve quality in key areas– receiving an average of $31M annually in shared savings from its value-based contracting efforts since 2012.
  • Innovative Communication and Digitally Integrated Solutions Significantly Increase Patient Engagement
    • Patient engagement and communication can be difficult, particularly when parents, guardians, and loved ones want and need to be included. Even the ‘simple’ task of consistently and effectively communicating before and after a hospital visit can be challenging, especially for adolescents and children.
      Find out how Riley Children’s Health and Indiana University Health, the largest NICU in the state with an average daily census of around 100 infants, tackled this problem by developing universally accessible communication pathways between caregivers. Improvements included increasing patient engagement and NICU education to over 90% and completed earlier in the patient stay and reducing cancellations in its anesthesia and OR pathway by over 20 percent.
  • Innovative Approach to Care Transitions: An Evolution of Whole Person Care
    • Hospital readmissions cost Medicare $26 billion annually and are often a source of frustration for patients and providers. Allina Health describes its innovative, comprehensive approach to improving care transitions and preventing unnecessary readmissions. The organization uses its robust analytics to identify and understand factors influencing readmissions and improve the care provided. It addresses care needs as a collective, coordinated body of work, continually improving care transitions, reducing readmissions, and avoiding millions in excess costs annually. It has developed a sustainable path forward, offering care across the continuum with seamless connections and recognizing the factors affecting health—mind, body, spirit, and community.
  • Managing Uncertainty in the Transition from Volume to Value
    • Significant healthcare policy reform, changes in payment models rewarding value and outcomes over volume, and market forces, such as the ever-increasing costs of healthcare premiums, force employers and groups to reduce healthcare costs. Providence Health System will share its decade-long journey to transition from volume to value. Beginning with 99 percent of its total revenue derived from fee-for-service arrangements, the organization now has 150 unique value-based care arrangements across all payer classes, covering one-third of the entire patient population served and influencing close to 40 percent of total revenue.
  • Achieving Health Equity: Measuring and Managing Disparities with Machine Learning
    • As gaps in health grow larger and more persistent across the nation, health equity becomes a critical challenge faced by healthcare organizations. This year, ChristianaCare launched multiple initiatives focusing on health equity and closing the gaps between different racial groups. To better support the initiatives, ChristianaCare developed a platform to quantify, visualize, and interpret the current state of health equity on multiple health outcomes using machine learning algorithms.

The HAS 22 full agenda, with additional details about the week’s presentations, is available here. Follow highlights from HAS 22 learnings on Twitter at @healthcatalyst and the HAS 22 Newsroom.

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