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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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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

HAS™ 16 Answers Calls for Intensive, Interactive Learning with New Deep Dives

Since HAS launched in 2014, the annual conference has conveyed and generated a lot of knowledge and also inspired an appetite for more—more in-depth explorations of complex topics, more time with substantive experts, and more opportunities for interaction among attendees. In 2016 the summit responds with an addition to the programming: three two-hour sessions that allow for expansive expert presentations and guided dialogue within the audience. Topics for these “deep dives” at HAS 16 include:

  • Partners’ Care Management Strategy: A10-Year Journey
  • Improving Outcomes in a Value-Based Environment: Holistic Care Management for Complex Medical Conditions
  • Leading Adaptive Change to Create Value

“Moneyballing” Criminal Justice: Anne Milgram Is Fighting Crime with Data Science

Considering the impact that criminal justice has on society (from the cost of incarceration to our everyday safety), optimal decision making is paramount. To make the best choices, judges and law enforcement need data science. Without analytics, they’re left relying on instinct and experience, which, while highly valuable, are best employed together with research-based instruments. Having recognized this clear need in the criminal justice system, Anne Milgram has led the development of data-driven tools to support better decision making when it comes to differentiating between high- and low-risk criminals. This helps ensure that more dangerous individuals stay behind bars while their less threatening counterparts are freed (thereby freeing governments from the expense of unnecessary incarceration).

Technical Sessions at This Year’s Healthcare Analytics Summit™ Offer New Advanced Topics

There’s something for everyone at the Healthcare Analytics Summit, but to stay ahead of the curriculum curve, Health Catalyst surveys attendees to learn how to improve. The surveys said there is a desire for higher level, hands-on technical training. This year, in addition to case study and educational breakout sessions, technical sessions will be offered for the first time. This new track features five sessions:

  1. FHIR’d up about Clinical Data Intelligence: Cleveland Clinic’s Real-Time Decision Support System
  2. Powerful Ways to Use Hadoop in your Healthcare Big Data Strategy
  3. Deploying Predictive Analytics: A Practitioner’s Guide
  4. Security Frameworks in Data Warehousing and Their Interplay with Healthcare Analytics
  5. Text Analytics: You Need More than NLP
Read more about what a technical session comprises, who should attend, and how the Healthcare Analytics Summit curriculum is more relevant than ever.

The Top Two Reasons to Attend the Analytics Walkabout

There are several reasons to attend the Analytics Walkabout, back by popular demand at the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit, but there are two in particular that make this a not-to-miss event: #1: The rare chance to have one-on-one conversations with outcomes improvement team members. Analytics Walkabout attendees have the opportunity to meet, talk to, and learn from outcomes improvement teams from a wide range of healthcare organizations, from children’s hospitals to ACOs, about the strategies behind their successes. #2: More than 30 Clinical, Financial, Analytic, and Operational Outcomes Improvement Successes. The Analytics Walkabout showcases a variety of outcomes improvement focus areas, from clinical (improving sepsis) to financial (managing costs in an at-risk environment). Analytics Walkabout participants will come away with how-to strategies they can apply to their own improvement projects.

Dr. Jay Bishoff to Speak About Trimming Waste in Healthcare at HAS™ 16

Many healthcare organizations find they are behind in quality improvement efforts and awash in a sea of wasteful spending. Dr. Jay Bishoff of Intermountain Health has many great talking points on how to deal with this, chief among them the need to get started now. In this article, and as a keynote speaker during the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit, he will elaborate on these seven principles of a quality improvement program:

  1. Explain the why behind any process improvement effort.
  2. Training may be needed to articulate the why, even for those who see and understand the problems.
  3. Pick something to improve and get started. Don’t overcomplicate this step.
  4. Gather data on the process being improved.
  5. Get everybody who’s involved in the process involved in the process improvement. Then diagram the people and processes.
  6. Develop leverage points where interventions can be inserted and from which changes in data can be measured.
  7. Adjust, measure the data again, and then move on to the next thing.