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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn from the Best in Healthcare Data Visualization at Health Catalyst University™ During HAS™ 2017

Too often, the hard work of collecting and transforming data into meaningful insights is betrayed by a critical step in the journey: the visualization. Data visualizations should always make data easily consumable and digestible and accelerate outcomes improvement. This is where the Health Catalyst University Visualization Track comes into play. It’s one of four tracks available leading up to the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit. Class attendees will learn how to:

  1. Describe why visualization is important
  2. Recognize commonly accepted presentation rules
  3. Identify weakness in existing visualizations
  4. Execute the critical steps for effective chart creation
This article provides a sneak peek into details of this workshop and the team who will be leading it.

Duncan Gallagher—HAS 2017 Keynote—Leads Healthcare into Value-Based Era

Duncan Gallagher—a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ conference—is healthcare’s top expert when it comes to transitioning to value-based care. As Allina Health’s CFO, Executive Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer, Gallagher has first-hand experience leading a four-billion-dollar system’s transition out of fee-for-service gridlock into what’s quickly becoming healthcare’s next era: value-based care. Gallagher argues that, while fee-for-service is the status quo, it’s not a long-term viable option. With accolades such as 2016 CFO of the year, Gallagher has the deep industry experience required to help health systems achieve VBC-driven financial viability while prioritizing (and relentlessly pursuing) disease prevention and outcomes improvement.

Analytics Pioneer Tom Davenport Is HAS17 Opening Keynote

Tom Davenport, one of the top three business/technology analysts in IT and one of Fortune’s top 50 business school professors, pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” and is the opening keynote speaker for the 2017 Healthcare Analytics Summit. Having written/edited 18 books and more than 100 articles, Tom is cofounder of the International Institute for Analytics and senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics. Tom is known for making the most complex concepts accessible—a critical skill an industry as complex as healthcare. And when it comes to big data, Tom is dedicated to equipping healthcare leaders with a clear, useful understanding of what it means from a technical, consumer, and management perspective so health systems can make fact-based, data-driven decisions that lead to outcomes improvement.

Maureen Bisognano Advocates for Change as HAS™ 17 Keynote

When it comes to outcomes and process improvement in healthcare, Maureen Bisognano is the industry expert. With deep healthcare experience that began at Quincy Hospital, where Maureen worked as a staff nurse, then Director of Nursing, then Director of Patient Services, and then COO, she is currently the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) President Emerita and Senior Fellow. Maureen’s interest in healthcare improvement began when her brother, Johnny, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at age 17. Johnny’s hospital experiences inspired Maureen to dedicate her life to improving patient lives. As a keynote speaker at HAS 17, Maureen will share her inspirational story and practical approach to quality improvement.

How Rookie-style Leadership Can Help Transform Healthcare, According to HAS™ 2016 Keynote Liz Wiseman

As we define critical goals in healthcare transformation (improved outcomes and control of cost, for example), it is just as important that we identify the type of leadership best suited for these objectives. And, much like we’re disrupting our approach to healthcare, we’re also disrupting some common notions about effective leadership. We may have traditionally valued leaders as absolute experts and indispensable parts of an organization. Effective leadership today, however, may be more rooted in what leaders don’t know—in other words, how they ask questions and capitalize on the knowledge around them. In answer to today’s leadership challenges, Liz Wiseman proposes what she calls “rookie smarts.” She argues that the real power lies in what we don’t know and that asking good questions outweighs knowing all the answers.

HAS™ 16 Metrics: The Who, What, Why…and 80’s Nostalgia

The HAS 16 Metrics have been compiled into this infographic. See what 1,045 attendees from 281 organizations think about the future of value-based care and analytics. Seventy-four percent of attendees identify as healthcare providers, and 95 percent say the role of analyst within their organization is important or very important. Most participants (80 percent) think that value-based reimbursement will make the quality of care better or somewhat better. And, in reference to the 80’s Night held at HAS 16, most attendees picked Super Mario Brothers as their favorite 80’s video game, narrowly edging out Pac-Man.

Wednesday Recap: 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ Kicks Off

On Wednesday during the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit, attendees heard from Anne Milgram on how criminal justice can provide insights for healthcare, from Dr. Bishoff on how Intermountain Healthcare improved care, from Dale Sanders and Dr. Freier on how a small town in Minnesota improved the lives of its citizens, and how a game of the Price Is Right by Tom Burton can teach us all a thing or two about surviving in a value-based world. This was in addition to 12 outstand breakout sessions from healthcare systems and experts from all over the nation.

Thursday Recap: 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ Finale

Thursday at the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit started with a moving presentation from Dr. Don Berwick. Keynotes from Liz Wiseman, Dr. David Torchiana, and Dr. Strauss rounded out the general session. Breakouts included the word debut of a card game designed to teach outcomes improvement governance principles, a comprehensive lesson in running a successful care management program, and much more.

Here’s What’s New with the Mobile App for the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit™

Combine a registration site, networking and social media capabilities, a voting booth, an audience measurement device, a map, an audience participation tool, a QR code reader, a help desk, a calendar, and analytics software all into a single program and you get the Healthcare Analytics Summit app. For 2016, the HAS app holds a few new updates in store for attendees looking to enrich their conference experience. This article outlines what to expect from the new app and how it will help bring HAS 16 to life.

Winning Big with Your Healthcare Analytics Knowledge: HAS™ 16 The Price Is Right

It’s one thing to learn more about healthcare analytics and outcomes improvement, but quite another to put your knowledge to work in front of an audience for a chance to win great prizes. Selected participants at the HAS 16 game session, The Price Is Right, will take the stage to use their data expertise in activities modeled after the game show and redesigned around healthcare analytics principles. With real substance, the highly interactive session is designed to be as thorough a learning opportunity as it fun. Programming will cover:

  1. At-risk contracting
  2. Matching patients to programs
  3. Engaging all stakeholders
  4. The Necessity of the Three Systems