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Physicians

In this age of transformation, as a physician you are being asked to fundamentally alter the way you deliver healthcare to your patients. HIMSS07 meets your needs with educational sessions on the aging population and the need for chronic pain management, on-line portals, and the effects pay-for-performance will have on the OR, and more.

Pay for Performance: How Did They Do That?

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephanie Alexander
Caroline Piselli, RN, MBA, CHE
Education Session Number: 10

Topic Information:
Public Policy Initiatives - Primary Topic

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Description:
The CMS/Premier HQID project is the first national project to measure hospital performance and offer additional Medicare payment for quality care. Take an in-depth look the benefits and challenges in pay for performance programs.

Speaker Information:
Stephanie Alexander
Sr. Vice President, Health Informatics, Premier, Inc.
Caroline Piselli, RN, MBA, CHE
3M APR DRG Program Manager, 3M Health Information Systems

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Determine the national issues underlying current pay for performance initiatives
  • Analyze the relationship between cost and quality in the design of the national CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Initiative Demonstration (HQID)
  • Evaluate lessons learned from top performers operating in a pay for performance environment and how to use data to identify clinical opportunities for improvement
  • Review the classification methodologies employed in pay for performance initiatives to ensure fair and equitable measurement
  • Identify the strategic/operational benefits, the challenges and disadvantages for hospitals participating in pay for performance programs

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
252

Leave Nothing to Chance When Implementing an EMR

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mark Grasela, CHE, CMPE, CMA
Education Session Number: 11

Topic Information:
Clinical Informatics
Leadership and Communication - Primary Topic

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Description:
Heritage Medical Associates selected an EMR for their physicians group practice through a detailed research and analysis process. CEO Mark Grasela shares lessons learned through the stages of research, review, planning, training and implementation.

Cosponsor:
In collaboration with PMI

Speaker Information:
Mark Grasela, CHE, CMPE, CMA
CEO, Heritage Medical Associates

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Identify the resources necessary to focus on EMR implementation regardless of other projects your practice may have in play
  • Design a disaster plan so critical office functions continue if your EMR goes offline
  • Identify your organization's weaknesses before EMR implementation to minimize disruption to workflow
  • State how structuring your practice for an EMR will impact forward-thinking motivations like pay-for-performance and disease management

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
393

Click, Click, Improving Patient Communication One Click at a Time

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

James Morrow, MD
Education Session Number: 12

Topic Information:
Clinical Informatics - Primary Topic

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Description:
Open the lines of communication with your patients. Learn how manage online portals, set up security measures for accounts and keep communications on-point and direct, while saving money with every electronic note.

Speaker Information:
James Morrow, MD
President & Founder, Healthcare Quality Technology & Research, Inc.

Contact speaker James Morrow

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Discuss the value of an online patient portal
  • Identify the need for an online portal in your practice
  • Assemble the necessary organizational backbone to manage a portal

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
245

The Aging Population: The Need for Chronic Disease Management

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Catherine Turner, BSN, MBA, RNC
Education Session Number: 15

Topic Information:
Community Health Initiatives - Primary Topic

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Description:
Our aging population makes it clear that managing their healthcare is a priority. Chronic disease management including patient education, PHR, health maintenance and the EHR will all play a role. Learn how this will effect your organization and what you can do to prepare.

Speaker Information:
Catherine Turner, BSN, MBA, RNC
Director, Implementation and Nursing Informatics, MEDITECH

Contact speaker Catherine Turner

Level:
Introductory

Objectives:

  • Discuss current programs in place at your organization to serve your patient community
  • Identify tools that can be put into practice from your healthcare organizations website
  • List other initiatives in the industry that will assist your organization in meeting the needs of the population that your healthcare organization serves

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
283

A Humongous Organizational CHOR(E)

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Howard Landa, MD
Pamela Hudson, RN
Education Session Number: 16

Topic Information:
Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management - Primary Topic

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Description:
EHRs provide unprecedented access to data and clinical decision support, but applications are complex and downtime can occur. Prepare for downtime readiness with CHOR (Communication, History, Operations, Recovery).

Speaker Information:
Howard Landa, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Pamela Hudson, RN
Vice President, KP HealthConnect, Kaiser Permanente

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Plan a communication strategy for system downtimes
  • Provide historic information for continued administrative functions and patient care during system downtimes
  • Prepare for ongoing operation during system downtimes
  • Formulate a plan for data recovery after a system downtime

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
273

Connecting Community Physicians--What's the Best Option for You?

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Keith MacDonald
Mikki Clancy, CISA
Education Session Number: 18

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
What are your best options for connecting community physicians to clinical IT systems? This candid session explores your options and reviews PHP's approach--benefits gained and lessons learned.

Speaker Information:
Keith MacDonald
Research Director, First Consulting Group
Mikki Clancy, CISA
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Premier Health Partners

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Evaluate how new and proposed CMS and OIG regulations could affect efforts to connect community physicians
  • Review what options are available and the benefits and challenges of each
  • Relate how PHP determined the approach that worked best
  • Select an appropriate strategy to connect community physicians with your organization

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
388

Perspectives and best practices from a global CIO

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Andre Spatz
Education Session Number: 3

Topic Information:
Leadership and Communication
Process Improvement
Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management - Primary Topic

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Description:
Delivering value to customers, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, globalization, innovation, risk, security, technology without borders, all challenging issues a CIO has to deal with. This session will give some insights into the evolving and crucial leadership role of the CIO in IT enabled business transformations. Also lessons and best practices "from the CIO deck" will be highlighted in the areas of : IT governance, business and IT process changes, IT infrastructure, as well as IT risks and operations.

Speaker Information:
Andre Spatz
CIO, UNICEF

Level:
Advanced

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
La Nouvell C

Davies Ambulatory Award Winner: Cardiology of Tulsa

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Michael Spain, MD, MBA
Education Session Number: 6

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
This full-service cardiology practice began its search to achieve its technology vision in 1989. It's first implementation was not a success. This "learning organization" overcame its obstacles, utilizing motivational strategies such as "Project CHEARTBURN", now defining EMR success with immediate access to patient information, improved workflow, and revenue enhancement.

Speaker Information:
Michael Spain, MD, MBA
President and CEO, Cardiology of Tulsa

Level:
Intermediate

Room:
345

Telesurgery: The Convergence of Telecommunications, Informatics and Robotics

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Timothy Broderick, MD, FACS
Charles Doarn, MBA
Brett Harnett, BS
Education Session Number: 7

Topic Information:
Emerging Technologies - Primary Topic

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Description:
The ability for a surgeon to perform surgery on a patient in a different location on is fast becoming a reality. This session will discuss telesurgery concepts and challenges to implementation, including communication and information systems.

Speaker Information:
Timothy Broderick, MD, FACS
Director, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Charles Doarn, MBA
Deputy Director, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Brett Harnett, BS
Association Director, Experimental Information Technology, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Understand the convergence of telecommunication, informatics and robotics that have enabled telesurgery
  • Understand the needs, opportunities and challenges of telesurgery
  • Understand current and future research in this rapidly emerging field
  • Understand the impact that advanced networks and information system will have in improving the quality of and access to surgical care

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
383

IT at the Core of Transformation

Monday, February 26, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Richard Pettingill
William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI
Education Session Number: 21

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
Hear from two key healthcare leaders about the role of IT in supplying future-based strategies and practical solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities in providing enhanced quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. These speakers will provide context to the challenges of meeting privacy and security issues as well as standards initiatives, from both a high-level policy perspective, as well as a practically based implementation perspective.

Speaker Information:
Richard Pettingill
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alina Hospitals and Clinics
William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI
Consultant in Health Information Policy

Level:
Intermediate

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
LaNouvell C