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HIMSS 2015 Finale: Days Three and Four

The HIMSS 2015 finale featured presentations from Marshfield Clinic, the Military Health System, and MultiCare Connected Health. Kori Krueger, MD and Kate Konitzer, MMI from Marshfield Clinic started the day talking about population health management. They explained the many stages to PHM and the challenges within each. Next, Colonel Bonnema, MD from the Information Delivery Division in the Defense Health Agency showed the Department of Defense’s healthcare management systems modernization project, which includes an $11B contract to upgrade to a single EHR. Finally, Christopher Kodama, MD, president of MultiCare Connect Health, showed how MultiCare developed an ACO and CIN in response to health reform and market-driven opportunities.

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CMS at HIMSS 2015: Day Two’s Presentations

Lots of great presentations during Day Two at HIMSS 2015, including a fantastic one about CMS. The day started an educational session entitled “The Intersection of Quality and Innovation at CMS” from Dr. Patrick Conway, the CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and the Chief Medical Officer. CMS sums up the vision for improving healthcare delivery in three words: better, smarter, and healthier. Next, Sarah Kadish from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University, presented on transforming process improvements through real-time locating systems (RTLS) data. Using this data patient clinic flows and staff workflows can be carefully mapped and analyzed. And last, Ken Congdon, Editor in Chief at Health IT Outcomes, spoke about driving health IT ROI with data analytics. Ken argued that the ultimate end game of healthcare IT initiatives would be predictive analytics and personalized care.

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HIMSS 2015 Day 1: The State of Healthcare Analytics

Day One at HIMSS 2015 had several interesting educational sessions. The first was a fantastic and touching presentation from Texas Children’s Hospital covering managing population health with science, analytics, and quality improvement. Next, Susquehanna Health showed how it uses perioperative analytics to reach the triple aim, and the results were amazing (for example, a new patient flow model eliminated 90 minutes of waiting time). Advocate Health Care presented on data-enabled strategic resource allocation in ACOs. As a 13-hosptial system, Advocate operates the largest ACO in the country. Finally, we heard from the Cleveland Clinic and Healthcore/Anthem on leveraging clinical data for risk adjusting bundled payments. The model they used seemed to be quite accurate. Looking forward to Day Two.

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The Survey Results For Our Three Advertising Concepts

Thanks to all who gave input to our quick advertising concept survey. We received more feedback and participation in that email than any other email ever in the history of Health Catalyst! So we would like to share with you the results of your input. As a reminder, we sent out a survey asking for your feedback on three potential advertising concepts. We asked for your feedback in determining which of the three concepts did the best job of introducing or communicating a short, high-level message regarding Health Catalyst. The concepts were just initial ideas but using very different approaches. Here were the results of your feedback: We had an overwhelmingly favored winner – concept #1. This concept was preferred by 59.1% of you, with only 16.8% preferring ad concept #2, and 24.1% preferring ad concept #3. You also rated this ad concept a 7.01 on a scale of 1-10, compared to 4.53 for ad concept #2 and 5.27 for ad concept #3.

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