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November 2-3, 2018 | Florida

Discussion Group Topics:

Healthcare Digital Future
What are the digital healthcare realities and future trends?
• What are the expectations and requirements for refocused IT strategies in the Post-EHR era?
• Managing Big Data strategies and investments in analytics
• Capitalizing on presently established EHR capabilities and data
Transforming Healthcare Business Model – Population Health
How to use population health to meet the needs of patients?
• Preparing for inevitable changes to the health care system and reimbursement models
• Identifying risks of inaction
• Building a population health management strategy and addressing related gaps in information technology capabilities
CIO Leadership and Influence
How will you align your IT vision with your healthcare organization’s work and structures?
• Creating the balance between efficiency and productivity in your organization
• What does this mean to your healthcare organization’s IT investments and day-to-day operations?
• How is the IT plan impacting on cultural change and addressing the IT skills required for your healthcare organization?
Creating High-Performing and Strong Teamwork in IT
Ensuring quality talent and leaders are in the right places.
• How do you strengthen relationships, rapport, and collaboration from within?
• Developing an approach to recruiting with the importance of the “culture fit”
• Addressing disappointments, setbacks, political problems, and other challenges head on
Alignment of IT investments and Organizational Strategies
Establishing a mature and strong connection between IT investments, organizational strategies, and operational needs.
• How do you ensure alignment processes are inclusive, rigorous, and invite debate?
• What are some significant core clinical and operational aspects to focus on?
• Identifying initiatives for expanding and capitalizing on the ability to gather critical data while enabling new business models
Evaluating IT Opportunities and Initiatives
Analyzing major and minor IT initiatives and improvements thoroughly and continuously.
• What are the investment opportunities in population health?
• How do you improve industry changes towards value-based care?
• How to make decisions with business vision and management instinct
IT Governance
Developing sustainable IT governance strategies to increase your organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
• Forming initiatives for setting priorities and determining budgets across the organization
• Defining project management approaches
• Addressing IT problems and avoiding impulse decisions
Cloud: The Shift in IT Infrastructure
Roadmap to respond rapidly to technology changes and shorter business cycles.
• Understanding the value proposition for cloud computing technologies
• What are ways to ensure cloud-based systems are adaptable to various departmental needs and organizational sizes?
• Emphasizing the importance of security and data protection
Modern IT and Adaptive Infrastructure
How digitization influences the care delivery system.
• Implementing speed to value infrastructure
• Delivering innovative bulletproof systems
• Managing cloud-based programs — applying clinical integration to improve quality of patient care and provide security
Strengthen your Organizational Ability to Employ IT Over the Long Term
Adopting the next wave of technological advances that will influence healthcare IT structure and investments.
• What are the steps to creating a collaborative and effective environment?
• What can other organizational members outside of IT do to support the long-term goals?
• Establishing need for thoughtful evaluation of IT opportunities and current technological investments
Workforce Innovation
Balancing the tug of daily operations with the need to execute cost-effective and innovative strategies.
• What are the larger forces at work in your healthcare organization’s environment?
• What is central to developing innovation and daily work balance at an organizational level?
• What are the tasks that need to be done in order to succeed in this area?
Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure
What are the rising IT strategies that address challenges in advancing and securing interoperable health information?
• How can you change perceptions of interoperability and its potential in healthcare?
• How are you breaking the interoperability problem into reachable goals?
• Are you rethinking the interoperable infrastructure from a business and care, rather than implementation, perspective?
New Consumer Relationships
Meeting the evolving needs of digital health consumers through user-centric strategies.
• How do you understand consumers on a much deeper level?
• How do you address consumer concerns, skepticism, and expectations of digital medical information?
• How can healthcare IT leaders enhance consumer experience strategies?
Mobile health
Improving healthcare delivery through the use of mobile health technology.
• What is your experience with mobile health technologies?
• How is your healthcare organization implementing mobile health applications, systems, and devices?
• How have your consumers responded?
Delivering integrated healthcare services across regional and remote areas.
• What are the challenges and opportunities that telehealth technologies present and how do you gain experience with them?
• What should you consider before implementing telehealth solutions?
• How do you maintain levels of security and availability?
Partnership Between Government and the Private Sector
Using IT advances to enhance collaboration between the private and public sectors.
• What are the benefits for healthcare organizations to establish partnerships with each other?
• How can the CIO help facilitate public and private health partnerships?
• What are the challenges?
Healthcare Systems in Diverse Environments
Employing strategies that meet the diverse healthcare needs of patients.
• What IT systems and strategies will help breakdown problematic barriers?
• Using data to develop personalized healthcare IT practices
• Investing in time and resources that closely align with needs of various diverse environments
Integrated and Innovative Health System
What are the goals of healthcare system transformation?
• Integrating the delivery system with the broader resources and infrastructure
• Creating transparent performance accountability
• Aligning the underlying health system financing and payment behavioral economics
The Shift to Value-Based Care
What will value-based systems mean for CIOs and the healthcare IT industry?
• What are the costs and benefits relating to IT in the shift from fee-forservice reimbursement to value-based reimbursement?
• What are some IT options for implementing an alternative payment model?
• Overcoming challenges and stressing the importance of transparency
Information Security
How do you respond to potential cybersecurity breaches?
• What has made cybersecurity a growing problem in healthcare?
• How has your healthcare organization address information security?
• What must healthcare organizations understand to better protect data and information?
Healthcare Transparency Services
Driving greater transparency in healthcare services through quality IT initiatives.
• How have you used collected data to improve cost and quality for consumers?
• What organizational changes have been made to involve everyone in a more transparent care delivery system?
• What are some increasing challenges and successful tactics?
Interactive Healthcare Technology
Using interactive technologies to improve the patient experience.
• Helping your patients to seamlessly manage their health and wellness
• Gaining understanding of patients’ digital preferences in channel, service, and comfortability
• Incorporating usage of mobile/wearable devices, telehealth, and social media for better patient engagement and outcomes
Healthcare IT Patient Safety
Identifying and addressing safe and unsafe patient conditions associated with healthcare IT.
• How can the CIO influence a culture of patient safety?
• How has IT made a large impact on your healthcare organization’s patient safety practices?
• What are the expectations and challenges for patient safety?

Big Data Topics:

Data Management
Addressing the challenges of healthcare data management, and the security implications.
• Increasing the willingness of participants to share data
• Identifying the suitability and reliability of new data sources
• Utilizing new HIPAA guidelines and compliances of cloud service providers
Contextualized Data Model
What is the best way to contextualize the way your health organization analyzes and incorporates feedback from data?
• How will investing in an enterprise data warehouse impact the future of further personalized healthcare?
• What type of approach does your healthcare organization take to binding data?
• Dissecting the enterprise data model approach to improve patient outcomes
Big Data and Analytics – Impact on Patient Care
Using traditional relational databases to personalize treatment/advance medical knowledge.
• How has the incorporation of collecting big data and using analytical systems impacted patient care in your healthcare organization?
• What has been critical to these initiatives working?
• How have newer databases affected the use and value of existing EHR systems?
Predictive Modeling for Value-Based Care
How does the use of predictive modeling and analytics tools affect population health management?
• Crafting clinical decision-making tactics, preventing readmission, tracking variable costs more accurately, and personalizing treatment
• Adjusting to a new care delivery approach
• Transitioning to value-based care
Data Integration and Governance
How do you handle large volumes of data and what are the governance implications?
• Which emerging technologies has your healthcare organization found successful in harnessing big data?
• What does big data mean for governance?
• How do you address privacy concerns from patients in your health organization?
Contemporary Patient Engagement
Using technology to help shift the focus from patient satisfaction to patient engagement.
• How can IT leaders support and help analyze the patient journey?
• Providing a seamless education process and implementing new patient technology
• Accommodating digital consumer comfort and usability in healthcare consumers
Mobile and Wearable Devices
Using digital technologies for better patient engagement and experience.
• How has your organization used medical wearables and mobile applications?
• How do you measure the success of the services and technologies your organization has implemented?
• What are the challenges?

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