Agenda Day 2: Monday, November 18, 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast


Ted Sfikas

Director of Solutions Consulting, North America & LATAM

8:40 am - 9:10 am CASE STUDY: When Stars Align: Sanford Health’s Journey toward Results-Driven AI Deployment

Doug Nowak - Senior Executive Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Sanford Health
Over the past few years, Sanford Health has embarked on an ambitious journey to centralize the data and analytics function within the organization and pioneer the use of AI with demonstrable results. Doug Nowak, Senior Executive Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics, will lead this session centered on the strategies he’s successfully employed to move beyond proof of concept toward the scalable, economically viable deployment of advanced analytics and AI throughout the enterprise placing a particular emphasis on the challenges he overcame in terms of driving alignment between people, technology, and culture.

Participate in this session to gain a better understanding of:
·         How to successfully assess and deploy real-world AI solutions throughout the enterprise to gain buy-in
·         Outlining a framework to achieve centralization of data and analytics resources and assets within a previously siloed environment
·         The importance of leveraging non-traditional stakeholders as data evangelists to increase data transparency among end-users

Doug Nowak

Senior Executive Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics
Sanford Health

9:10 am - 9:40 am Ascending the Analytics Maturity Curve: How to Integrate Population Health Analytics into Paediatric Care

Steven Spalding MD - Vice President, Population Health, Akron Children's Hospital
The integration of advanced analytics capabilities into a leading regional healthcare provider can present a number of challenges related to securing buy-in from key stakeholders in the C-suite as well as in terms of ensuring that data sharing is being fostered across the enterprise. Akron Children’s Hospital has emerged as a leader within this segment of the industry according to U.S. News & World Report in addition to having achieved Stage 7 status through HIMSS Analytics. Steve Spalding, MD, Vice President of Population Health, will take us through the journey that the health system has undertaken to emerge as an innovator within the space while placing particular emphasis on developing a strategic framework to accelerate the industry’s progress along the analytics maturity curve. 
Participate in this session to gain insights into:
•How to effectively leverage EHR system and augmented analytics to optimize value and reduce clinical errors 
•Fostering data sharing across departments to improve the quality of care and improve population health initiatives 
•Applying predictive analytics to better identify instances of clinical decline and escalate potentially life-saving interventions
•Developing a strategic approach to appeal to meeting the evolving demands associated with the consumerization of healthcare 


Steven Spalding MD

Vice President, Population Health
Akron Children's Hospital

9:40 am - 10:10 am Leveraging Healthcare Data & Analytics to Improve Patient Outcomes

Remy Rosenbaum - Vice President, Marketing & Analytics, Caserta
Drawing on examples from real-world use cases, Remy Rosenbaum, VP Marketing and Analytics at Caserta, will explore the world of in silico medicine solutions and how they are effectively being used to improve patient outcomes. He will examine the opportunities; technologies, such as NLP, ML, AI-based algorithms; challenges; and domain-specific considerations of using data analytics for healthcare. 

Remy will review how to effectively resolve healthcare-specific requirements such as working with sensitive patient data, analytics of complex and heterogeneous data spaces including non-textual information, distributed data management under security and performance constraints, and specialized analytics to integrate bioinformatics and systems biology information. Finally, he’ll examine the modern data architecture necessary for effective in silico medicine solutions.


Remy Rosenbaum

Vice President, Marketing & Analytics

10:10 am - 10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meetings

11:00 am - 11:30 am Business Meetings

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Business Meetings

The healthcare profession is responsible for saving countless lives every day and touches the lives of every single American in some form or the other. Yet, many CDAO’s are struggling to attract and retain talent compared to well-know, tech savvy brands. Participate in this panel to engage in an honest discussion centered on how some of your peers are improving their talent pipelines and communicating the value of joining the healthcare industry for data scientists.

Steven Spalding MD

Vice President, Population Health
Akron Children's Hospital


Shilpa Yelamaneni

Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics


Dr. Angela Winegar

Senior Director of Health Economics & Clinical Effectiveness


Matt Gennone

Vice President, Healthcare Practice

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Practitioner Roundtables

Earlier in the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the data and analytic space using the Thoughtexchange social learning tool. During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and develop an action plan to improve data and analytics operations

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Life at the ‘Edge’ of Healthcare: Managing Non-Traditional Data Sources & Methods to Enhance the Patient Experience and Improve Net Income

Jeff Kenkel - Chief Technology Officer, Health and Life Sciences, Hitachi Ventara
Jeff Kenkel, CTO Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Hitachi Vantara will present his perspective on the role of healthcare data from traditional and non-traditional data sources, and how it supports a vision for the patient room and hospital of the future.  However, today these same sources and methods can be leveraged to improve patient experience, improve operational efficiency, and even reduce the cost of funds through data orchestration and AI.  This presentation will demonstrate how a unique edge technology that delivers a non-traditional data source can be used to reduce the spread of hospital associated infections.

Jeff Kenkel

Chief Technology Officer, Health and Life Sciences
Hitachi Ventara

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Business Meetings

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Business Meetings

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Business Meetings

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Integrating Advanced Data Analytics to Optimize Bundled Payment & Reduce Financial Risk

Rich Jolly - Vice President, Analytics & Strategy, Avamere Health Services
Although bundled payments have become increasingly embraced among providers, delivering on the anticipated clinical outcome while keeping costs contained can prove quite the challenge. In 2014, Avamere Health Services was awarded model 3 convener status under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. In this session we will discuss the use of advanced analytics to aid in the network monitoring, claims management and episode management for that program. The efforts showed strong results in improved outcomes (e.g. reduction in re-hospitalization rates) as well as robust net financial gain from the bundling reconciliations.)

Join this session to gain insights into:
•How Avamere is using analytics and patient engagement to optimize bundled payments related to high risk procedures
•Successfully deploying risk stratification techniques at critical transition points  to identify high-risk patients who may jeopardize the level of financial reimbursement 
•Identifying effective patient engagement strategies and creating a high-value network of business partners to ensure that positive outcomes are not compromised by poor post-acute care or non-compliance 


Rich Jolly

Vice President, Analytics & Strategy
Avamere Health Services

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Dinner