Transforming the Clinical Experience and Reducing Costs with Data & Analytics

November 17 - 19, 2019 | Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Agenda Day 1: Sunday, November 17, 2019

10:20 am - 11:00 am Registration

11:00 am - 11:05 am Welcome Orientation

11:05 am - 11:15 am Thoughtexchange Technology Introduction

11:15 am - 11:25 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

11:25 am - 12:05 pm Communicating the Value of Embracing an Agile, Scalable Approach to Advanced Analytics to Healthcare Executives

The healthcare industry stands poised for radical transformation thanks to the integration of AI, advanced analytics, population health and precision medicine.  Due to the complex regulatory constraints associated with sensitive patient data as well as the variety of stakeholders involved along the care continuum, CDAO’s within the space are tasked with a unique set of challenges to truly delivery the value of these innovative technologies. This keynote will explore effective strategies to communicate the intrinsic value and demonstrate ROI of data science related projects to other members of the C-suite taking into account the unique constraints that the healthcare industry is tasked with overcoming. 

Gain meaningful insights into how:

•CDAO”s are moving beyond siloes and  building relationships with other  both clinical and business leaders 
•Initiating initiatives to increase enterprise-wide data literacy is critical for success 
•Upskilling or reskilling data science teams to better understand the business value of their role can lead to a higher level of execution and improved outcomes. 

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm Surmounting the Barriers to Entry to Precision Medicine

Gaurang Patel - Executive Director, Business Technology, Allergan
While precision medicine stands poised to revolutionize approaches to providing personalized care, many organizations face significant challenges to scalable adoption. This session will be centered on identifying strategies to effectively communicate the value of this treatment approach to both the C-suite and physicians. 
Participate in this session to discuss: 

•Moving beyond next-generation sequencing and identifying alternative methods (whole-genome sequencing and single-gene tests) to improve patient targeting and segmentation
•Using AI and predictive modelling to increase the accuracy of targeting and accelerate the development of a personalized treatment plan
•Developing accurate patient matching protocols to reduce inefficient, non-coordinated care 
•Identifying opportunities for cross-functional partnerships to improve data interoperability and clinical trial matching 
•How training and development is increasing physician buy-in and improving organizational alignment

Gaurang Patel

Executive Director, Business Technology

12:35 pm - 1:05 pm Driving Organizational Alignment & Empowering Patients in the Era of Consolidation

This case study will explore how a major, nationally recognized provider has facilitated  growth towards analytics maturity through a clear understanding of the importance of concise leadership in promoting collaboration across previously siloed business units following significant M+A activity. This session will explore how to create an environment of continuous improvement and foster the development of operational analytics in a complex, previously siloed organization. 
Join this session to delve deeper into how this organization has: 
•Demonstrably  increased data literacy and explainability by tying data governance to improved business outcomes 
•Shifted from a federalized to a centralized approach in order to drive enterprise-wide adoption and agility 
•Identified the need and built VR-enabled assistants that have enabled tangible increases in productivity in terms of EHR transcription
•Developed a framework to govern data interoperability and better empower patients looking for more personalized care and to improve their access to their own data.  

1:05 pm - 2:05 pm Networking Lunch

2:05 pm - 2:45 pm Developing and Assessing Emerging, Analytics-Driven Payment Models

Faraz Shafiq - Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer, Cambia Health Solutions
Value-based care, risk contracting, Hospital Readmission Reductions Programs, Bundled Payments…. This is just a taste of the wide range of reimbursement models that payers and providers must understand and leverage to ensure both near-term and long-term financial stability. This session will explore the role that analytics plays in testing the viability of varying reimbursement models as well as determining  which mix of contracting best fits the needs of your organization.

Faraz Shafiq

Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer
Cambia Health Solutions

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Moving Towards Real-Time Data Sharing: HIE’s, API’s, and the Consumerization of Healthcare

Arek Kaczmarek - Executive Director, Data Engineering & Operations, Providence St. Joseph Health
The complexity of the care continuum necessitates robust data sharing capabilities in order to maximize the veracity of advanced analytics and predicative models aimed at improving clinical outcomes. Unfortunately, there remains a significant amount of challenges to achieving the vision due to issues related to interoperability barriers, lack of universal data standards and concerns about the sensitivity of patient data. This session will explore some of the ways in which providers and payees alike are developing innovative strategies to improve data sharing capabilities and maximize the effectiveness of Health Information Exchanges. 

Join this session to explore: 

•How analytics can be used to avoid all-too-common errors in patient matching
•Improving the flow of communication among providers with cloud-based messaging 
•Incorporating API’s to encourage digital health initiatives and expand the breadth of data collection and sharing

Arek Kaczmarek

Executive Director, Data Engineering & Operations
Providence St. Joseph Health

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Business Meetings

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Business Meetings

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Business Meetings

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Networking Break


4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Gaining Physician Buy-In for AI-Enabled Clinical Support Tools
The proliferation of augmented clinical decision support tools has the potential to radically improve clinical outcomes, contribute to quality of care improvements, and lessen the cognitive burden of clinicians tasked with managing more and more patients. Yet, there continues to be a disparity among organizations in terms both integrating this technology into clinical workflows as well as convincing clinicians of the reliability and veracity of insights generated from these tools.   

Come participate to gain insights into: 

•Determining the viability of specific decision support tools
•Assessing whether your clinicians have access to the right data at the right time to guarantee meaningful use 
•Increasing data literacy across the organization to ensure ROI 


4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Transforming Revenue Cycle Management through Analytics & Data Visualization
As revenue cycle departments continue to occupy a more central role in guaranteeing business outcomes, competitive organization are being tasked with integrating more advanced analytical tools into the revenue cycle process in order to reduce inefficacies and better respond to changing reimbursement structures. 

Join this session to learn how:

•Utilizing cloud-based, integrated revenue cycle management software to achieve improved financial outcomes 
•Incorporating data visualization into revenue cycle analysis to rapidly determine anomalies  
•Increase enterprise-wide understanding of what type of visualization best corresponds to expected insight

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Leveraging Alternative Data to Capture Social Determinants of Health

Steven Stepp - Vice President of Analytics, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
A growing number of healthcare organizations are identifying the need to expand the context of their population health initiatives by leveraging alternative sources of data. As an increasing number of data sources are utilized by both providers and payees, these previously untapped data sources are becoming a powerful tool in identifying social determinants of health which play an outsized role in the ability of a patient to achieve improved outcomes over the long term.

Join this session to explore:

•Finding the right balance between stable and unstable attribution methodologies 
•Using predicative modelling to determine accurate risk stratification protocols for high risk populations
•Identify small-scale targeted intervention strategies based off of complex data sets
•Strategies to form partnerships with community-based resources to address gaps determined by population health

Steven Stepp

Vice President of Analytics
Catholic Health Services of Long Island

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Collaboration and Courageous Leadership

Learn how innovative and dynamic leaders are leading the way by having courageous conversations within their organization. Discover how organizations are creating a culture that promotes openness, transparency and collaboration by empowering their employees to share their voice and consider the thoughts and ideas of others; shifting the corporate paradigm from closed and knowing to open and learning. In this session you’ll learn what collaborative and courageous leadership means to you and those around you.

Quick fire presentations, 10 minutes each, designed to ignite innovation. They will inform you of new technologies and trends that top CDAOs are leveraging to bring value to their organizations. 

Ignite Sessions

Consumer expectations of healthcare providers and insurers are changing rapidly and it can be a real challenge to keep up. This presentation will highlight some of the ways data and analytics is becoming embedded in to digital health to drive patient engagement and improve outcomes.
5G is on the horizon and healthcare stands poised for major disruption, is your organization prepared to embrace this technology? This session will dive into some of the near-term use cases for 5G within the healthcare industry with a particular focus on the implications for wearables, connected devices and real-time collaboration between clinicians.
It’s undeniable that the risk of infectious disease outbreak is among one of the top concerns for hospitals and providers due to the potentially detrimental effect to public health and financial stability. This presentation will explore some of the AI-augmented technology that is currently helping organizations mitigate their risks and identify potential threats sooner. 

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm Generating Supply Chain Efficiencies & Reducing Costs

Despite widespread recognition of the financial and clinical benefits associated with incorporating analytics into supply chain management, there continues to be reluctance among some to upend traditional strategies. This case study will explore how a major, nationally recognized healthcare provider has seen dramatic improvements in terms of resource allocation and patient costs thanks to developing a cohesive strategy to incorporate advanced analytics and blockchain into their supply chain management. 

Hear how the organization has:

•Improved margins by reducing unnecessary supply costs in anticipation of potential financial volatility due to risk-based contracting
•Corrected costly redundancy and errors attributed to manual supply chain management 
•Identified areas where blockchain can improve supply chain efficiencies in the near-term 

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Cocktail Reception