Sinai Health Discuss System Modernization and Community Engagement

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

Day two of the 2012 Fall Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit (Registration information) includes presentations from numerous leaders sharing their efforts at health systems and ACOs around the country, in a more traditional conference setting.

Two of those sessions, attended by leadership from Sinai Health System as well as Optum Health touch upon accountable care models and cloud computing in health IT, respectively.  Additional details on their sessions, including speaker information, are listed below.

Keynote 2 | Accountable Care, System Modernization and Community Engagement

David Berkey, Vice President Physician Services, Sinai Health System

Tina Spector, VP Quality & Disease Management, Sinai Health System

The Sinai Health System, an urban based health care provider, includes Mount Sinai Hospital, a level I trauma/tertiary care center, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, the Sinai Medical Group which includes 250 multi-specialty medical providers, the Sinai Community Institute offering an extensive array of community based programming and the Sinai Urban Health Institute. Sinai has developed unique models of care, designed to deliver outstanding patient outcomes at a competitive cost per case. The Health System is using these building blocks in its drive to develop an Accountable Care Organization that will ensure improved health status for those we serve.

Meet The Innovators Keynote and Introduction | New ACO Survey Reinforces that Cloud Will be Key for Healthcare Transformation

Miles Snowden, Chief Medical Officer, Optum

In June 2012, the Optum Institute for Sustainable Health commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a national survey of U.S. adults, hospital leaders, and physicians in order to capture their views on the sustainability of their own health care communities. The survey asked not only about today’s health care environment but also whether the trajectory of change was for the better or for the worse. The survey also captured health care priorities and participants’ perceptions of what it would take to become more sustainable: reigning in costs and improving quality. In this session, Dr. Snowden will review the findings—the challenges and opportunities identified in developing sustainable health communities where improved efficiency and quality lead to better health outcomes. He will also link these findings to the necessity for an open, comprehensive, cloud-based medical data platform as the basis for developing a health community that is connected, intelligent and aligned. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of physician, hospital, and payer readiness for working together to deliver high-quality healthcare that meets patients’ needs in the most affordable way.


The Fall 2012 Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit comes to Chicago 27-29 November (Registration information).

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