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Justin Aronson: A High School Student and HAS 19 Keynote Who’s Transforming the Understanding of Genetic Variants

According to the next generation of healthcare transformation leaders, data democratization is mission critical for the future of improvement. High school student Justin Aronson explains how he leverages open-source health laboratory data to build a tool that improves the clinical interpretation of sequenced genetic variants. Aronson’s cloud-based data integration and visualization system, Variant Explorer, runs on genomic and phenotype data that’s feely accessible on the public archive ClinVar. He says that large-scale data democratization is the key to current and future healthcare problem solving.

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The Healthcare Analytics Summit™: 2019’s Top Data Discoveries and Insights

The 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) was packed full of insightful discussions about data democratization, delivering healthcare in a digital age, and the future of analytics and AI. The 2019 HAS infographic reveals 1,600 industry leaders attended, with 60 percent of attendees from the IT/analyst industry, discussing trending data topics, interacting with presenters through polling mechanisms, and utilizing networking opportunities to share solutions and problem-solving methods.

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The 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit: Thursday Recap

HAS attendees are accustomed to innovation and projections for the future of digital health. But on the final day of HAS 19, they met the next generation of transformation in person: teenager Justin Aronson presented a keynote on how data democratization will empower him and his peers to solve the challenges of coming decades. Other keynotes—Google’s Marianne Slight, former Bayer CDO Jessica Federer, and Beth Israel Deaconess System CIO Dr. John Halamka—contributed their visions for healthcare’s next era, and presenters in 20 breakout sessions shared the experiences, processes, and technologies that will carry digital transformation forward.

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The 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit: Wednesday Recap

The first full day of the 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 19) featured keynotes from Thomas Jefferson University CEO Dr. Steve Klesko, best-selling author Daniel Pink, former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, and President of MDLIVE Medical Group Dr. Lyle Berkowitz. Two waves of breakout sessions covered success stories from organizations around the country and their journeys to transformation through further digitization.

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Why One Attendee Is Traveling From the U.S. Virgin Islands to the 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit

After two Category 5 hurricanes in one year, the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has a unique healthcare improvement journey ahead. Tina Comissiong, legal counsel and chief compliance officer of SRMC, knew she needed to attend the Healthcare Analytics Summit as soon as she learned about the event. SRMC was severely damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and recovery efforts have been underway ever since. In this article, Comissiong explains why she’s excited to attend this year’s summit and how she will apply what she learns to SRMC’s unique healthcare improvement journey.

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Justin Aronson: A High School Student and HAS 19 Keynote Who’s Transforming the Understanding of Genetic Variants

According to the next generation of healthcare transformation leaders, data democratization is mission critical for the future of improvement. High school student Justin Aronson explains how he leverages open-source health laboratory data to build a tool that improves the clinical interpretation of sequenced genetic variants. Aronson’s cloud-based data integration and visualization system, Variant Explorer, runs on genomic and phenotype data that’s feely accessible on the public archive ClinVar. He says that large-scale data democratization is the key to current and future healthcare problem solving.

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Social Determinants of Health: Tools to Leverage Today’s Data Imperative

Social determinants of health (SDOH) data captures impacts on patient health beyond the healthcare delivery system. Traditional health data (e.g., from healthcare encounters) only tells a portion of the patient and population health story. To understand the full spectrum of health impacts (e.g., from environment to relationship and employment status), organizations need data from their patient’s daily lives. The urgency for SDOH data is particularly strong today, as value-based payment increasingly presses health systems to raise quality and lower cost. Without fuller insight into patient health (what happens beyond healthcare encounters) organizations can’t align with community services to help patients meet needs of daily living—prerequisites for maintaining good health. Standardizing SDOH data into healthcare workflows, however, requires an informed strategy. Health systems will benefit by following a standardization protocol that includes relevant and comprehensive domains, engages patients, enables broader understanding of patient health, integrates with organizational EHRs, and is easy for clinicians to follow.

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Infographic: Statistics from the 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit

The 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit statistics are on display in this fun infographic. A few of those statistics show our commitment to put on an educational, valuable summit:

  • 1300 attendees from 419 organizations
  • 97% overall satisfaction rating
  • 98% likely to recommend to a friend

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The 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit: Thursday Recap

In the final day of the 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit in Salt Lake City, we were treated a continuation of the highest-rated keynote lineup in the event’s 5-year history. Dr. Penny Wheeler shared some important tips about improvement. Three digital innovators showed mind-blowing technology and approaches that will forever change healthcare, and Kim Goodsell showed us all why she’s the only the first of her kind—the data-empowered, genomified patient of the future.

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The 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit: Wednesday Recap

The first full-day of the 2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 18) featured keynotes from Marc Randolph (Co-Founder, Netflix), Dr. Brent James, Dr. Daniel Kraft, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Dr. Jill Hoggard Green, and Dr. Robert Wachter. Two waves of breakout sessions covered success stories from organizations all over the nations, complete with countless lessons learned.

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HAS 17 Metrics—From Attendee Experience to Superheroes

Using survey results from the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) conference, the HAS team has compiled an infographic of key insights. Featured metrics include:

  1. Overall satisfaction: 99.4 percent
  2. Likelihood of recommending to a friend: 98.4 percent.
  3. Attendee metrics, such as healthcare experience (27.6 percent with 11 to 20 years) and type of organizations represented (healthcare, 45.7 percent).
  4. Organizational population health status (successful initiatives, 63.2 percent).
  5. Organizational level of analytics adoption (intermediate, 49.7 percent).
Combined, the HAS 17 metrics revealed high overall satisfaction with what attendees viewed as a true educational experience. Participants also reported deep healthcare expertise, a positive outlook on population health and value-based care.

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Healthcare Analytics Summit 2017 Final Day: Thursday Recap

On Thursday, the last day of the Healthcare Analytics Summit, attendees learned about a “flipped” health system from Maureen Bisognano; found out from Robert DeMichiei that we “have a cost problem” (but it’s not what you think); discovered the four ways healthcare got into this predicament—and what to do about it—according to David Nash, MD; and saw what a “Coalition of the Willing” can do in low-income communities with the HAS Documentary.

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Healthcare Analytics Summit 2017 Kicks Off: Wednesday Recap

The 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit started Tuesday night with the Analytics Walkabout, the Products and Services Showcase, and the Care Management Show. Wednesday morning featured a fascinating keynote addresses from Thomas Davenport, Eric Topol, and Dale Sanders. Attendees were also treated to the HAS 17 Edition of “Hollywood Squares” with Tom Burton.

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HAS 17 Session Shares Strategy for Achieving Triple Aim

Like many U.S. health systems, Allina Health understands the importance of the Triple Aim in today’s healthcare environment—as the industry confronts rising costs along with inadequate quality of care. With the move toward value-based care, these factors will increasingly impact market share. Allina is responding with its Clinical Value Process initiative. The organization uses this fully integrated multidisciplinary strategy to make outcomes improvement decisions and measure both the quality and fiscal performance of improvement projects. Key elements of Clinical Value Process include:

  1. Reducing variation.
  2. Organizing for a systemwide improvement plan.
  3. Using data to identify improvement opportunities and monitor progress.

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HAS 17 Keynote, Eric Topol, Signals New Era in Digital Healthcare

Healthcare is poised for groundbreaking change, in which the fusion of unprecedented access to mobile technology and advanced understanding of disease brings in the era of truly individualized medicine. Eric Topol, M.D., a leader in digital medicine, will share his vision for the wireless medicine revolution at the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ conference. In the next data-driven generation of democratized healthcare, consumers will monitor personal health information—from vital signs to fetal heartrate—directly on their smartphones. Real-time access to health status will make consumers true partners in their own care, enabling them to make proactive decisions to improve their health and prevent or respond to critical events.

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Dr. David Wild to Present on Reducing Systemwide Readmissions

Human decision making…ultimately, this is the component that drives outcomes improvement in healthcare. But the pathway to this decision making involves technology—machine learning and predictive analytics—as well as processes and people. Dr. David Wild, the Vice President of Lean Promotion at The University of Kansas Health System, along with Chris Harper, the system’s Director of Business Architecture and Analytics, will lead a case study breakout session at the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit to discuss this topic. Of particular note is this healthcare system’s results in reducing readmissions across the board in a very short period, which also contributed significantly to financial improvement. It will be an inside look at the successful blend of human and technological resources needed for broadly reducing readmissions and improving outcomes within a large healthcare system.

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Dr. David Nash Presents Keynote: Leadership for Population Health

Dr. David Nash is the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His keynote presentation at the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit, titled “Leadership for Population Health,” will address several formative topics, including:

  • The state of the U.S. healthcare economy
  • Moving from volume-based to value-based care
  • The people and technology issues involved in this transition
Even the most knowledgeable population health adherents attending HAS™ will learn new strategic pointers as Dr. Nash describes his checklist for managing population health and delves into the analytics tools best suited for today’s healthcare landscape.

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