2014 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit 

September 18-19, Chicago, IL

The Opportunity

As the next phase of health reform is implemented across the country there exists an unprecedented opportunity for industry transformation as integrated health systems, payers and physician groups continue to adopt and evolve Accountable Care models and participate in value based purchasing initiatives.

Accountable Care IT Readiness

Foundational to the success of a more accountable, better coordinated delivery system is a technology architecture that integrates traditional IT tools that collect and distribute clinical data with new tools that support population health, clinical workflow, patient engagement as well as to integrate clinical, operational and financial data to support performance and risk management.

Building on the success of previous meetings the Fourth Annual Accountable Care and HIT Strategies Summit brings together ACOs, Health Systems, Medical Groups and Payers from across the country to discuss the practical steps that need to be taken to implement the clinical, financial and administrative systems required to succeed in an Accountable Care setting.

Who will Attend

Clinical, Business and IT leaders from provider organizations across the country are now mobilizing their organizations to participate in ACOs and/or seeking to be effective partners for payers in value-based purchasing programs.


Health Systems and IDNs
Hospital, Health System and Clinic Executives Health Plans/Payers Executives
Large Multi Specialty Practice
Health Information Exchanges, RECs Integrators and Solution providers


CMOs and Medical Directors
Quality and Innovation Officers
Clinical Integration,
Patient Financial Services Revenue Cycle Management

2014 Early Agenda

The 2-day program incorporates opening keynotes, keynote panels, collaborative networking roundtables (Meet the Innovators and Accountable Care Implementation) as well as keynotes and breakouts assigned to 3 distinct executive forum as below:

(i) HIE, Data Analytics and Population Health Management Forum

(ii) Consumer Engagement, mHealth and Connected Medical Home Forum

(iii) Healthcare Performance and Risk Management Forum

Speaking Opportunities and Registration
To request a Speaking Proposal Form or for inquiries regarding registration please contact Victoria Smith at victorias@healthcareitconnect.com

Sponsorship Opportunities For inquiries regarding sponsorship please contact Rob Waters at robw@healthcareitconnect.com

Archive Sessions in HD Video View 2013 conference sessions in Archive HD Video at the ACO HIT Connect Media Portal          


2014 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit Agenda

Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place, Chicago IL

Day 1 - Thursday September 18

  • 08.45 « » 09.00

    Opening Remarks

  • 09.00 « » 09.30

    Keynote 1:Using CMS Data to Accelerate Health System Change

    Niall Brennan, Acting Director, Offices of Enterprise Management, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    As the largest single payer for health care services in the United States, CMS generates billions of data points every year. Over the past several years, CMS had made huge strides in utilizing this data to increase quality, improve population health, and reduce per capita health care costs. Attendees will learn about how CMS is transforming it’s approach to data and analytics. Niall will discuss CMS’ internal use of data analytics to drive better patient outcomes. He will also address CMS’ work to maximize data for external users by creating actionable, publicly-available information products and by enhancing access to detailed CMS data for external stakeholders.

  • 09.30 « » 10.15

    Keynote 2: Surescripts (speaker TBC)

  • 10.15 « » 10.45

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 10.45 « » 11.45

    Keynote Panel: Data Driven Transformation for Delivering Value Based Care

    Moderator: Jeremy Orr, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Analytics
    Barbara Walters, Executive Medical Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and CMO, OneCare Vermont
    Karen Cabell, CMIO, Billings Clinic ProMedica Health System

    Karen Cabell, CMIO, Billings Clinic, ProMedica Health System For providers transitioning to value-based payments in an ACO setting, they must seeking out improvements in care quality as well as to better understand the relationships between cost and treatment across the care continuum. Data analytics and population health management hold huge promise to help risk stratify patient populations and identify opportunities to improve quality and better coordinate care. Join our panel of experts to explore the strategies employed and lessons learned to leverage data assets to support the successful development from two Pioneer ACOs.   

  • 11.45 « » 12.15

    Buffet Served for Meet the Innovators Lunch

  • 12.15 « » 1.00

    Meet the Innovators Keynote: How the DoD is Using Meaningful Engagement to Optimize Population Health Management

    Dan Johnston, U.S. Army Medical Director Lieutenant Colonel Doctor Jeff Arnold, CEO, Sharecare

    In 2012, the Department of Defense charged LTC Daniel T. Johnston, MD, MPH, with creating an online wellness platform that would enable the agency to assess, manage and improve the health of active duty Soldiers and Army civilians. Johnston partnered with Sharecare to build ArmyFit: a platform maximizing digital engagement and fostering behavioral change through tailored content and interactive tools. During this presentation, attendees will learn how the Army is utilizing data-driven applications to monitor and improve population health and program effectiveness at the installation level, as well as optimize development of health policy and resource allocation.

  • 1.00 « » 1.50

    Meet the Innovators Working Lunch Roundtables

  • 1.50 « » 2.00

    Short Break

  • Data Analytics and Population Health Management Forum

    2.00 « » 2.45

    Keynote Panel: Critical Success Factors on your Journey to Population Health Management

    Jeremy Davis, Director of Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO)
    Jaime Parent, Associate CIO, Vice President, IT Operations at Rush University Medical Center
  • 2.45 « » 2.55

    Short Break

  • 2.55 « » 3.40

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Implementing Community Analytics in an ACO Setting
    Moderator: Terry Fouts, CMO, MedeAnalytics
    John Smolen, Director, Consilink
    Louis Ralofsky, President, NOMS ACO, LLC

    As many providers tackle population health management, they are quickly realizing that the keys to success lie beyond clinical data. Community and social factors are critical to understanding the full picture of a patient's life, habits and societal background – all of which contribute to their clinical outcomes. The session will explore ways to collect this lifestyle information and how it can be integrated into existing population health management programs for an ACO, or how to build this data collection process from scratch. The speakers will also showcase real use cases, highlighting the successes and lessons learned.

    Track 2
    Clinical Integration - Building Strong Foundations in an Uncertain Health Care Environment
    Chad Johnson, CEO, Children's Health Network

    In today's uncertain healthcare environment it is critical for hospitals, clinics, payers, and other care providers to move past the siloed and fractured care models commonly in place today. The successful care models of tomorrow will have the ability to move with and pro-actively engage patients no matter what the patients are receiving care. Quality and efficiency will be front and center and the successful use of data will be king.
    In this presentation Chad will mix his own experience in building an integrated care system along with his vision for the future. Chad will also cover other relevant topics including:

    1. How do you get Hospitals and independent physicians engaged and aligned?
    2. What role does technology play in an integrated network or ACO?
    3. What are the land mines in developing an integrated network?
    4. Getting the patient involved in their care experience.
    5. What does the future hold?
  • 3.40 « » 3.50

    Short Break

  • 3.50 « » 4.35

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Moving from Population Health Management Reporting to Predictive Analytics

    Andrew Hamilton, Deputy Director / Director of Clinical Informatics, Alliance of Chicago
    Marina Brown, Director Clinical Operations, eQHealth Solutions
    Ron Ritchey, CMO, eQHealth Solutions

    Healthcare is being transformed from a retrospective, “past-is-prologue” system of patient management to one in which decisions are driven by data that try to predict patient behavior and outcomes. Simple reporting of past events will not realize the full potential of accountable care. This breakout panel will look at the role of data analysis in predicting who your highest risk patients are, and what the best care is for these subpopulations.

    Track 2
    Using Population Data for Strategic Disease Management and Cost Containment

    Elizabeth Ennis, CMO, Baptist Health System
    Lori Evans Bernstein, President, GSI Health
    Tom Wall, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Triad HealthCare Network, Medical Director Cone Health

    The move from procedure-based to outcome-based evaluation of care and continued attention to reducing costs require more sophisticated analysis of patients, their behavior, and community. The ability to handle population data, from demographic segmentation to tracking patient actions to predicting the risk of chronic disease, is key to developing effective, cost-containing strategies. Learn about the different approaches, applications and outcomes from our panel of experts.
  • 4.30 « » 5.45

    Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Day 2 - Friday, September 19th

  • 07.45 « » 08.45

    Accountable Care Implementation Roundtables

  • Consumer Engagement, mHealth and Connected Medical Home Forum

    09.00 « » 10.00

    Keynote Panel: Bringing Healthcare to Consumers and Engaging them in the Process

    Lyle Berkowitz, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation, Northwestern Medicine
    Jonathan Pinkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
    ACO, LLC (TBC)
  • 10.00 « » 10.15

    Short Break

  • 10.15 « » 11.00

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    How Mobile Technology is Shaping Care Coordination

    For today’s healthcare, there’s an app for that! More than 40,000 healthcare apps, at last count. But how effective or accurate are they? Access to mobile health data is getting patients more engaged, and can be a valuable tool for providers to track patient progress and predict risks of chronic diseases. Join this breakout session to explore how mobile health technology is shaping patient engagement and care coordination.

    Track 2
    Laying the Foundations for Arkansas' Healthcare Transformation: Distributing Medical Expertise and Fostering Collaboration through Distance Health Consultations

    Curtis Lowery, Ob/Gyn Chairperson and Director of Center for Distance Health, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

    Arkansas is a rural, medically underserved state with most of the state’s population living far away from specialty care. To increase healthcare access, the state’s only academic medical center and state Medicaid agency created a telemedicine system that evolved from a high-risk obstetrical consultation service to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional clinical, educational, and research platform that serves over 400 sites and reaches every resident in Arkansas. This system faced classic challenges to uptake and function and evolved to meet each challenge. Telemedicine infrastructure and partnerships can respond to healthcare reform adaptations and the redefinition of academic medical center roles.
  • 11.00 « » 11.30

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 11.30 « » 12.15

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Integrating mHealth and Telehealth for Mississippi's Chronic Disease Management Programs

    Kristi Henderson, Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Track 2
    Patient Portals: Effective Approaches and Future Trends

    Calvin Togashi, Pharm.D.,M.S., Partner, HealthQEC/formerly with Kaiser Permanente
    Matt Sarrel - Healthcare Expert; GigaOm Analyst; CEO and Founder of Sarrel Group
    Charlene Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group
    Dr. Leonard Goldschmidt, Medical Director, Telehealth & Medical Informatics, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (TBC)
  • 12.15 « » 01.15

    Solution Provider Networking and Lunch

  • 1.15 « » 1.25

    Short Break

  • Healthcare Performance and Risk Management Forum

    1.30 « » 2.15

    Keynote Panel: Data, Risk and Performance Management for the Second Generation of ACOs

    Michelle Brown, CEO, Morehouse Choice ACO
    Julie Bonello, CIO, Access Community Health Network
  • 2.15 « » 2.25

    Short Break

  • 2.25 « » 3.10

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Analytics for Calculating Risk and Return in an Accountable Care and Shared Risk Setting

    Ralph Tang, CEO, Partners in Care

    ACO’s and the sharing of patient data (and cost risks) are part of the new healthcare environment. But how can a provider accurately determine the risks and returns of a new accountable care community? Join this panel to understand different approaches to generating accurate, usable data to determine an ACO’s risk-management success.

    Track 2
    Physician Engagement and Performance Management for ACO success

    Joe Vasille, President, Rochester General Health System ACO
    Anwar Kazi, Management Partner Premier Patient Healthcare

    Physician engagement and performance management are both critical to the success of any ACO. ACOs must provide price transparency, well alligned incentives and infrastructure that supports population health management tools. It’s of equal importance to ensure that physicians are actively engaged with data generation, analysis and collaborative care plans once the patient leaves the doctors office to effectively improve the quality and coordinate care and impact the overall cost of care delivery.
  • 3.10 « » 3.20

    Short Break

  • 3.20 « » 4.05

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Illinois' Acountable Care Entites (ACE): Rish and Performance Management for Medicaid ACOs

    Raul Recarey, Executive Director, Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority
    Sonia Mehta, CMO, Loretto Hospital
    Suresh Krishnan, CIO, Loretto Hospital
    UI Health Plus (speaker TBC)

    Track 2
    Transition from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Payments

    Mark Fulco, Chief Administrative Officer, ACO of New England, SVP, Sisters of Providence Health System
    Rita Potter, Director of Managed care, The Nebraska Medical Center, Accountable Care Alliance
    Claude H. Hall, Director, Grants & Strategy Sinai Health System
    Adam Chabira, VP ACO Operations, Genesis Accountable Physician Network (TBC)
  • 4.05 « » 4.50

    Closing Keynote / Keynote Panel: Integrating EHR and Performance Improvement Capabilities into Physician Workflow

    David Stumpf, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, CEO Woodstock HIT
    Julie Kim, CEO, Spence Partners
    Bethany Gilboard, President, Collaborative Health ACO

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Pre Conference Workshops

  • 12:30 pm « » 01:30 pm

    Workshop 01 | Paying For Outcomes Not Performances

    Gerald Tracy, Executive Director State and Payer Initiatives Program, 3M Health Information Systems

    View HD Video A pay for outcomes ("P4O") based approach differs from existing pay for performance initiatives in focusing on quality outcome rather than on process measures. P4O payment reform adjusts payments based on a provider' relative risk -adjusted performance in terms of outcomes, thereby creating a financial incentive for providers to reduce their rate of negative outcomes (e.g, of potentially preventable events) The success of P4O-based payment reform in cost containment and quality improvement is highly dependent on proper design and implementation. This workshop describes the essential principles of P4O systems--and illustrates these principles in action---as implemented for ACOs, hospitals and managed care plans by state and commercial payers in three different states.

  • 01:45 pm « » 02:45 pm

    Workshop 02 | Healthcare BI/Analytics: The Scrabble Conundrum

    Joe Van De Graff, Research Director, KLAS Research

    View HD Video In the healthcare BI/analytics game, the word tiles are numerous and the vendor players are growing in number. For providers, the stakes are high, and making sense of the vendor word tiles and combinations is anything but easy.

    In this session, KLAS gives healthcare specific insight into dynamic BI market landscape, vendors and how they perform, and where things are headed.

  • 03:00 pm « » 04:00 pm

    Workshop 03 | Strategies to Operationalize Care Coordination within an ACO

    Russell Olsen, VP, Product Management, Phytel

    View HD Video For healthcare organizations, becoming an ACO and implementing a Population Health Management strategy is no longer a matter of "if", but instead "when and how". Many healthcare organizations will try to become ACOs if the financial opportunity is sufficient. But only the ACOs that achieve clinical integration and learn how to execute on population health management will succeed. Therefore, information technologies, including automation tools, are essential components of ACO success.

    o achieve population health management, ACOs must use a range of information technologies. These include not only electronic health records, but also aggregating claims data to capture total cost of care and predictive risk, and supplemental technologies to automate the routine work of tracking, educating, and communicating with patients. These tools will make it possible to do PHM comprehensively and cost-effectively, allowing ACO members to benefit economically from shared-savings, bundled-payment and global capitation programs.

    Attend this pre-conference session to learn how many of the largest healthcare organizations are successfully addressing PHM by operationalizing care coordination.

    • Must-know strategies on how ACOs operationalize care coordination with their • PHM goals using automation to achieve the Triple Aim
    • Strategies for managing patient populations by enhancing your existing infrastructure
    • Ways to focus on patient engagement and intervention, addressing care gaps quickly

  • 04:15 pm « » 05:15 pm

    Workshop 04 |An Introduction to the CCHIT ACO HIT Framework: A Consensus Developed Guide to Success While Assuming Accountability for the Cost and Quality of Health Care

    Karen M. Bell MD, Chair Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT)

    View HD Video Organizations can assume financial risk and accountability for quality of care and patient loyalty in multiple different ways, depending on their current structure, culture, and goals. The processes and functions necessary to reach goals will vary accordingly, as will the HIT infrastructure that can best support them.
    Organizations can assume financial risk and accountability for quality of care and patient loyalty in multiple different ways, depending on their current structure, culture, and goals. The processes and functions necessary to reach goals will vary accordingly, as will the HIT infrastructure that can best support them.

Wednesday September 11th  |  DAY 01

2013 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit

  • 07:45 a.m. « » 08:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Roundtable: HIE / ACO Interconnectivity and Cross-HIE Analytics for Population Health Improvement

    Dave Minch, COO, HealthShare Bay Area

    HealthShare Bay Area has been pursuing a “connector strategy” for linking together the many private HIOs in its service area. While this strategy will help participants manage individual patient “out-of-network” encounters, it cannot directly provide the kind of analytics that a repository-based HIE can. HSBA is instead pursuing a unique query methodology which can be used to gather summarized data across all of those Participant HIOs who agree, that can be used for tracking regional and area health factors and can significantly add to the Participant’s individual analytic capabilities. Come and learn more, and help to frame up the use cases that you think are particularly relevant to your patient populations.

  • 08:45 a.m. « » 09:00 a.m.

    Opening Remarks:

    Gregory Franklin, Assistant Secretary, Health Information Technology, California Technology Agency
  • 09:00 a.m. « » 09:45 a.m.

    Keynote 1: ONC’s Perspective on Optimization of Health Information Technology

    David Muntz, Principal Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator, ONC, DHHS

    View HD Video Mr. Muntz will discuss the current and future state of Meaningful Use, and what we all should be doing to promote the optimization of Health Information Technology

  • 09:45 a.m. « » 10:15 a.m.

    Keynote 2 | Transforming the Payer-Provider Relationship

    Jody Voss, VP Strategic Business Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

    View HD Video Change in healthcare is impacting us all – patients, providers, insurers and employers. Employers and consumers are demanding more value for their healthcare dollars. With health plans and providers working to meet the demands of this changing environment, success requires collaboration – between providers and insurers and with consumers as well. We are working together to develop innovative financial arrangements and new models that place the patient at the center of care, encouraging greater accountability by all parties. Insurers and employers are creating new programs to engage individuals in their healthcare decisions and enable consumers to live healthier lives. With all that is in motion in our industry, we need to continue to work together.

  • 10:15 a.m. « » 10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 10:45 a.m. « » 11:45 a.m.

    Keynote Panel: Health Reform, HIT and Care Innovations

    Dr. Betsy Thompson, Chief Medical Officer, CMS San Francisco
    Brent C. Bizik, MBA, Director, Population Health Management, Dignity Health
    Marcy Cheadle, Director of Advanced Clinical Applications, Inland Northwest Health Services
    Bill Beighe, Chief Information Officer Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange
    Pam Lane, Deputy Secretary for Health Information Exchange, Director for Health Information Integrity, CA HHS

    View HD Video As payers and providers are increasingly participating together in ACOs and other risk based contracts, payer-provider collaboration that optimizes claims and clinical data towards will prove critical for establishing trust, transparency and defined standards that will support efforts to improve care coordination and population health management outcomes.

  • 11:45 a.m. « » 12:15 p.m.

    Buffet Served for Meet the Innovators Lunch

  • 12:15 p.m. « » 01:00 p.m.

    Meet The Innovators Keynote and Introduction: Pathways to Innovation: Perspectives on Adoption and Diffusion

    Wil Yu, Advisor Healthcare Markets and Innovations, Institute for the Future, City and County of San Francisco, Director, Foundation for Healthcare Innovation

    View HD Video New models for care delivery are providing fertile opportunities to innovate by encouraging internal development, as well as external partnerships. Wil Yu shares collected perspectives on thechallenges to successful long-term innovation diffusion in healthcare organizations.

  • 01:00 p.m. « » 01:50 p.m.

    Meet the Innovators Working Lunch Roundtables

    View HD Video Project Directors and leading HIT Strategists will lead roundtable discussions around specific technology and project initiatives that are at the leading edge of the Accountable Care and Health IT innovation and transformation process.

  • 01:50 p.m. « » 02:00 p.m.

    Short Break

  • 02:00 p.m. « » 02:45 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1

    Healthcare Performance Management – A Strategy for Integrated Accountable Care

    Julia Swanson, VP Performance Analytics and Improvement, Henry Ford Health System
    Alan Eisman, VP, Information Builders

    View HD Video With change so constant, how do you implement and sustain a culture of continuous improvement particularly when entrenched interests might naturally be resistant to such dramatic change. The winners will be able to promote a culture of accountability and effectively engage in management by fact, organizational learning and continuous improvement.

    To do so requires leadership, a culture of measurement, processes and performance analytics capabilities, data transparency and feedback available to all stakeholders. During this session you will learn how 2011 Malcolm Baldrige winner Henry Ford Health System leverages a performance analytics framework to drive performance and process improvement.

    Track 2

    Utilizing Technology to Meet the Needs of a Changing Healthcare System

    Meryl Moss, COO, Coastal Medical Centre

    View HD Video Utilizing eCW since 2006, Coastal Medial was an early adopter of technology specifically designed to improve patient care and reduce medical errors. The record has done all of this and much more. Currently, Coastal is using technology to reinvent the payment model for their ACO by utilizing the new CCMR functions. This new tool will enable the group to review data in real time and modify patient management strategy to reach even more of their goals which center around improving the patient experience and quality of care they provide, as well as reducing the cost of care across their entire population of patients.

    Learning Objectives

    Learn how the quality of data impacts ACO goals of “Triple Aim” Learn how access to quality data impacts P4P programs and work with specialty providers Learn why patient satisfaction is a main focus as medicine changes.

  • 02:45 p.m. « » 02:55 p.m.

    Short Break

  • 02:55 p.m. « » 03:40 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1

    Payer-Provider Collaboration towards Improved Care Coordination and Population Health Management

    LeRoy Jones, CEO, GSI Health
    Robert Slepin, CIO, John C. Lincoln Health Network
    Julie Burgoon, Manager Technology Solutions and Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee

    View HD Video As payers and providers are increasingly participating together in ACOs and other risk based contracts, payer-provider collaboration that optimizes claims and clinical data towards will prove critical for establishing trust, transparency and defined standards that will support efforts to improve care coordination and population health management outcomes.

    Join this panel to learn from leading provider and payers organizations who will share their experiences, challenges and strategies for success to optimize data in an increasingly collaborative payer-provider environment.

    Track 2

    Performance Metrics and Data Transparency in an ACO Setting

    Bridget Buckley, Director Client Services, athenahealth
    Keith Hernandez, President and Medical Director, Memorial Hermann Health Network
    Patrick Carter, Medical Director for Care Coordination, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

    View HD Video Newly formed ACOs, as well as evolving ACOs who are bringing on board new provider and payer participants face the challenge of combining multiple sources of disparate data and presenting quality and performance metrics to participating organizations, that enables transparency across the ACO operation, supports population risk stratification efforts to improve care coordination amongst care teams.

    Join this panel to learn from the experiences of two provider organizations who are currently evolving their data infrastructure to ensure they maximizing the value of data sources they currently have available as well as integrate new sources of data towards these goals.

  • 03:40 p.m. « » 03:50 p.m.

    Short Break

  • 03:50 p.m. « » 04:35 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1

    Engaging Communities through Technology: Sharing Data and Risk

    Qi Li, M.D., Physician Executive, InterSystems

    View HD Video Accountable care organizations (ACO) are positioned to play a major role in restructuring the delivery of healthcare. Like other care models that are experiencing changing reimbursement structures, ACOs require new competencies to coordinate the delivery of care and manage populations, finances, and risk. To be successful, ACOs must excel in three areas where health IT plays a crucial role: strategic interoperability, care coordination, and analytics for action. Without these competencies, ACOs will not be able to meet their mandate to provide quality care while controlling costs.

    Strategic planning is required when building an IT ecosystem that connects an engaged community of providers, payers, and patients, and where analysis of real-time data is dynamic. As ACO guidelines and recommendations evolve, it is also crucial for organizations to have an IT infrastructure that is scalable, flexible, and extensible. In this presentation, we will share the strategic roadmap one healthcare enterprise has implemented to address these competencies on their journey to sharing data and risk across an engaged community.

    Track 2

    Blue Shield California ACO Development - Early Successes, A Long Road Ahead

    Simon Jones, Vice President, HIT Product Strategy, Blue Shield of California

    View HD Video Blue Shield of California has partnered with medical groups and hospitals across CA to create and operate ten ACOs. Simon Jones, Vice President HIT Product Strategy, will discuss the road to this point including early successes and challenges, and the road ahead, including the role of technology in support of emerging models in healthcare. - See more at: http://www.healthcareitconnect.com/events/aco-2013-accountable-care-hit-strategies-summit/#sthash.vRCkPPAL.dpuf

  • 04:35 p.m. « » 05:35 p.m.

    Networking: Wine and Cheese Tasting in Exhibit Hall

Thursday September 12th  |  DAY 02

2013 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit

  • 07:45 a.m. « » 08:45 a.m.

    Accountable Care Implementation Roundtables

    View HD Video

    ACO, Health System and Medical Group representatives will be available to connect with conference attendees over breakfast at assigned tables to discuss their organization's Accountable Care and HIT Implementation strategy. This is a critical session for organizations to problem solve in a collaborative environment and to provide information on current and planned RFPs, projects, opportunities and challenges they are facing in achieving organizational goals, roundtable leaders to be announced.

  • 09:00 a.m. « » 09:45 a.m.

    Keynote: Good Help ACO - The Team Approach to Improving Value

    Marlon Priest, EVP, CMO and Market Lead Senior Services, Bons Secours Health System

    View HD Video A Catholic IDS with physician practices, hospitals, SNF, and home care embarked upon a clinical transformation strategy to provide an extraordinary individual experience of care across the continuum. The key elements were paired clinical and financial executives and an integrated EHR. The results include all time high operating margin, engagement and quality. External validation of the work, include HIMSS stage 7, NCQA patient-centered medical homes, and now a CMS MSSP effort serving 61,000. The conversation will describe the key elements and lessons learned on the journey to the ACO.

  • 09:45 a.m. « » 10:00a.m.

    Short Break

  • 10:00 a.m. « » 11:00 a.m.

    Keynote Panel: Health Intelligence in the Era of Reform: Strategies for Improvement

    Miles Snowden, CMO, Optum
    Jeremy Orr, Physician Director, Humedica Provider Solutions
    Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, CMO, San Mateo Medical Center 
    Dr Ellert, Chief Medical Officer of Arizona Care Network

    View HD Video Analytics to predict future medical costs of individuals and populations are limited by the varying characteristics of the available data:  abstracted data, clinical data, and claims data.  By combining and analyzing all three types of data, predictive modeling promises the best opportunity for success in a physician-centric model—where reimbursement arrangements shift accountability and opportunity to physicians.  The technical, administrative, and regulatory challenges associated with this aggregation are significant.  However, as more population health management initiatives migrate from payers to providers, advancements should occur in the ability to predict and mitigate future medical events.

    Join this session to hear both challenges and successes from two providers who are trailblazing clinical analytics; and a health intelligence company who is partnering with leading health care providers to transform the way healthcare is delivered.

  • 11:00 a.m. « » 11:30 a.m.

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 11:30 a.m. « » 12:15 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1

    Implementing an Effective Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) for Accountable Care Success

    Jamie Mangrum, Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer at California Department of State Hospitals
    Michelle Lawson, Director of Data Management, California Department of State Hospitals
    Mike Doyle, VP, Health Catalyst
    Andrew James, Principal Business Intelligence Analyst, Sr Data Scientist, NorthBay Healthcare

    View HD Video Moving beyond the elementary reporting features required for MU State 1 to the required reporting and analytics functionality required to succeed in a 'pay for performance' market requires an organization to establish an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) with the agility to quickly bring in data from it's own EMR as well as interface with organizations utilizing different EMRs (often the case in a clinically integrated setting) and other data sources.

    This session will follow the implementation of real life EDW implementation, attendees will discover and learn best practice relating to:

    EMR vs Data Warehouse Reporting
    Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Architecture
    Overcoming Data Exchange Challenges
    Data Aggregation across the Enterprise
    Integrating Big Data into your EDW

    Track 2

    Integrating Chronic Condition Management into Routine Patient Care

    Sumit Nagpal, CEO, Alere Accountable Care Solutions
    Dr William Park, Senior General Surgeon, North Hawaii Community Hospital

    View HD Video This session addresses the need for introducing chronic condition management into routine patient care and highlight the importance of proactive management of patients conditions between clinical visits. This session will illustrate how to achieve successful value based care from an organizational and technological perspective and shed light on where the industry collectively needs to go in order to achieve future success under this model in order for patients to live healthier lives and be more engaged in the management of their own care. Industry leaders Sumit Nagpal, President & CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions and Dr. William Park of North Hawaii Community Hospital will provide practical answers to these questions as well as advice on overcoming impediments for further growth.

  • 12:15 p.m. « » 01:15 p.m.

    Solution Provider Networking and Lunch: Dedicated networking

  • 01:15 p.m. « » 02:00 p.m.

    Keynote: Real ACOs: Turning Vision into Reality

    Brent James, Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

    View HD Video The idea that higher quality can drive lower costs transformed manufacturing world-wide during the latter part of the 20thcentury.  In the early 1990s, small groups of clinical researchers demonstrated that the same principles applied within health care delivery.  They showed that Shared Baseline protocols – “standard work” adapted to the needs of unique individual patients – massively improved clinical outcomes while very significantly reducing care delivery costs.  Unfortunately, under a fee-for-service payment system reductions in resource utilization resulting from better care nearly always created windfall savings for purchasers, while damaging care providers operating margins.  Accountable Care Organizations provide an operational framework for deploying best care protocols and reducing costs.  They also include payment mechanisms that align financial incentives, returning some of the resulting savings to the operating margins of the groups who lead the change.  All involved benefit:  Patients see much better, far more affordable care; care providers are able to focus on clinical excellence and survive financially; and those who finance care are able to control health care cost increases.  This talk will cover the operational structure to deploy such a system, with live examples drawn from Intermountain Healthcare.

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    Short Break

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    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1

    Reducing Readmissions in an ACO Setting

    Marj Bogaert, Senior Principal, Accenture Health Practice
    David S. Cole, Director of Product Development, CareMaestro LLC
    Cedars Sinai ACO (speaker TBC)

    View HD Video Reducing readmissions is a top priority for ACOs and providers who are facing increasing reimbursement penalties from Medicare at 1% in 2013, 2% in 2014 and 3% in 2015 for specified conditions. Utilizing data to define and improve readmission reduction strategies means tracking interventions, monitoring outcomes and analyzing data to assess the effectiveness of the interventions and better manage care transitions and care coordination in the community.

    Are your ACO patients On the plan, Off the plan, or Off the Ranch?

    Halle Tecco, CEO, Rock Health
    Eric Page, CEO, Amplify Health
    John C. Lincoln ACO (speaker TBC)

    View HD Video How do Accountable Care Organizations manage a patient population without knowing what actions patients are taking after they’ve left the clinic? Effective population management requires a proactive approach to patient engagement by the ACO which delivers improved clinical outcomes and reduces avoidable healthcare costs.

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    Closing Keynote Panel: Health IT Services for ACOs: Lessons Learned from the Beacon Community Program

    David E. Kelleher, MS, President and founder, HealthCare Options Inc./Central Indiana
    Kent Hiller, Vice President of Data Solutions and Analytics, Indiana Health Information Exchange/Central Indiana Beacon Community
    David Lobach, MD, Division Community and Family Medicine, Southern Piedmont Beacon Community
    Keith Hepp, CFO and VP of Business Development for Healthbridge/Greater Cincinnati Beacon Community

    View HD Video Beacon Communities from Cincinnati, North Carolina, and Central Indiana will highlight data aggregation, analytics, and information exchange services and capabilities that are relevant to accountable care organizations (ACOs). Participants will gain valuable insights into the underpinnings of ACO development and where certain Beacon efforts are relevant for ACOs. Additionally, insights into sustainability through meaningful payment reform efforts will be discussed.

2014 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Speakers

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Niall Brennan

Acting Director, Offices of Enterprise Management, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Dan Johnston

U.S. Army Medical Director, Lieutenant Colonel Director
Jeff Arnold

CEO, Sharecare
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Raul Recarey

Executive Director, Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority
Marc Fulco

Chief Administrative Officer, ACO of New England, SVP, Sisters of Providence Health System
Sonia Mehta

CMO Loretto Hospital
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Chad Johnson

CEO, Children's Health Network
Julie Bonello

CIO, Access Community Health Network
Andrew Hamilton

Deputy Director/Director of Clinical Informatics, Alliance of Chicago
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Curtis Lowery

OBGYN Chairperson & Director of Clinical Informatics, Alliance Group of Chicago
Ralph Tang

CEO, Partners in Care
Michelle Brown

CEO, Morehouse Choice ACO
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Barbara Walters

Executive Medical Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and CMO OneCare Vermont
Jeremy Davis

Director Quality Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO)
Joe Vasille

President, Rochester General Health System ACO
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Lori Evans Bernstein

President, GSI Health
Lyle Berkowitz

Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation, Northwestern Medicine
Jeremy Orr

Chief Medical Officer, Optum Analytics
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Karen Cabell

CMIO, Billings Clinic
Louis Ralofsky

President, NOMS ACO, LLC
Claude H. Hall

Director, Grants & Strategy Sinai Health System
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Tom Wall M.D.

Vice President, and Executive Medical Director, Triad HeathCare Network Medical Director Cone Health

David Stumpf

Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, CEO Woodstock HIT
Kathleen Walker

Vice President, Performance Improvement American Medical Association
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Anwar Kazi

Management Partner, Premier Patient Healthcare
Bethany M. Gillboard

President, Metrowest Accountable Health Care Organization and the Collaborative Health ACO
Jamie Parent

Associate CIO, Vice President, IT Operations Rush University Medical Centre
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Dominique Morgan Soloman

Vice President, Population Health, Steward Health Care
Elizabeth Ennis, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Health System, Inc.
Calvin Togashi

Partner, HealthQEC, formerly Kaiser Permanente
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Jonathon H Pinkous M.D.

CEO, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Julie Kim

President, Spence Partners
Kristi Henderson

Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Centre
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Bethany Gilboard

President, Collaborative Health ACO
Terry Fouts

CMO, MedeAnalytics
John Smolen

Director, Consilink
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Matt Sarrel

Healthcare Expert; GigaOm Analyst; CEO & Founder for Sarrel Group
Charlene Vaughn

CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group
Rita Porter

Director of Managed care, The Nebraska Medical Centre, Accountable Care Alliance
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Marina Brown

Director Clinical Operations, eQhealth Solutions

Accountable Care & HIT Strategies Summit Speakers
Michelle Brown

CEO, Morehouse Choice ACO
Ron Ritchey

CMO, eQHealth Solutions
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Leroy Jones

CEO, GSI Health
Alan M. Eisman

Vice President Healthcare Solutions, Information Builders
Brent C. James MD MStat

Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research Intermountain Healthcare
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David Muntz

Principal Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Sumit Nagpal

Founder, President and CEO of Wellogic (an Alere company)
Miles Snowden

MD Chief Medical Officer, Optum Health
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Bill Beighe

CIO, Santa Cruz HIE
Marcia Cheadle

Founder, President and CEO of Wellogic (an Alere company)
Dr William Park

Senior General Surgeon, North Hawaii Community Hospital
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Betsy Thompson

Chief Medical Officer, CMS San Francisco
Pam Lane

Deputy Secretary for HIE, Director for Health Information Integrity, CA
Julie Burgoon

Manager Technology Solutions and Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Brent Bizik

Director, Population Health Management, Dignity Health
Robert Slepin PMP

CIO, John C. Lincoln Health Network
Gerald Tracey

Executive Director for State and Payer Initiatives Program, 3M Health Information Systems
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David E. Kelleher 

Director, Employer's Forum of Indiana and President of Healthcare Options, Inc. (HOI).
Will Yu

Health Technology and Care Innovation, Institute for the Future, City and County of San Francisco
Mike Doyle

VP, Health Catalyst
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Marlon Priest MD

Executive VP/Chief Medical Officer Bon Secors Health System
Jeremy Orr, MD

Physician Director, Provider Solutions, Humedica

Joe Van De Graaff

Research Director, KLAS Enterprises
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Qi Li, M.d.

Physician Executive, InterSystems

Chester Kunnappilly

CMO, San Mateo Medical Center

Gregory A. Franklin

Assistant Secretary, Health Information Technology California Technology Agency
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Julia Swanson

VP Performance Analytics and Improvement, Henry Ford Health System
Dr David Lobach

Clinical Director, Religent Health
Kent Hiller
Vice President of Data Solutions and Analytics, Indiana Health Information Exchange
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Jody Voss

Vice President of Strategic Business Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Simon Jones

Director, ACO IT and Program Strategy, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dr William Ellert

Chief Medical Officer, Saint Joseph's Medical Group and the Arizona Care Network
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Keith Hepp

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development for HealthBridge
Karen M. Bell, MD MMS

Chair, Certification Commission

Ed McGookin

CMO, Coastal Medical Centre
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Gerry Hinkley

Partner, Health Care Practice, Pillsbury
Keith Hernandez

President & Medical Director, Memorial Herman Health Network
Dr Patrick M. Carter

Medical Director for Care Coordination, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
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Halle Tecco

CEO & Co Founder, Rock Health
Eric Page

CEO, Amplify Health
Russell Olsen

VP,  Product Management


September 18-19, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, now Hyatt's fourth largest hotel in the world and the fourth largest hotel in Chicago, providing a new guest room tower, renovated outlets, meetings and public space. In partnership with McCormick Place Convention Center. Chic yet inviting décor, superb service and luxurious amenities enhance your guest experience from the moment you enter the welcoming Chicago McCormick Place hotel. Take in the incredible views of downtown, Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus from contemporary guest rooms and enjoy a hotel located conveniently near Soldier Field. Savor a variety of delicious cuisines in the popular McCormick Place hotel restaurants. Relax in our indoor pool and StayFit™ fitness center.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60616-9985
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