Sunday, May 3, 2015

Upcoming Health IT events 2015

  • Hospitals and health systems are under significant pressure to increase quality, decrease costs, and improve patient-reported outcomes. Increasingly, hospital leaders are turning to health information technology to deliver these results. Chief information officers and senior information technology staff must prepare for current and future health care challenges to proactively lead their organization’s health IT function.
    To address the increasing and evolving demands hospitals place on senior health information technology professionals, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care. This executive program will help providers implement, adopt and meaningfully use health information technology to improve health care quality, safety, and cost-efficiency.
    This course covers the full range of topics senior leaders in health IT need to be aware of, including strategy and governance, implementation of electronic health records, clinical informatics, and the interplay between clinical professionals and health information technology. In this executive-level program, you will:
    • Improve your ability to increase quality, decrease costs, and advance patient safety through health information technology;
    • Enhance your health IT leadership skills, focusing on strategies and tactics to effect positive change;
    • Engage with expert faculty and industry executives, gaining practical skills and learning best practices; and
    • Develop your organization’s health IT strategic vision, proactively addressing challenges posed by the changing health care landscape.

    Who Should Participate

    Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care is ideal for executives and senior leaders in health care organizations who have functional responsibility for information technology. The program is also highly recommended for non-IT clinical and administrative leaders who need to collaborate more effectively with those in the information technology function, as well as for IT professionals transitioning into health care. Typical participant titles include, but are not limited to:
    • Chief executive officer
    • Chief information officer
    • Chief medical informatics officer
    • Chief medical officer
    • Medical director
    • Vice presidents of information technology, information systems, or informatics
    • Directors of information technology, information systems, or informatics

  • Overview

    Providers and payers are under enormous pressure to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare. Employers, consumers, government purchasers and health exchanges are all turning up the heat on the provision and payment of care.
    The National Healthcare Innovation Summit brings together a select group of top-level stakeholders from the healthcare sector and other industries – who are on the ground testing and implementing real-world innovations – to explore adopted and scalable strategies, products and services with demonstrated outcomes to support the Triple Aim and fast-track the transformation of healthcare. 

  • Join AHIMA and several industry experts for a one-of-a-kind meeting exploring the many connections surrounding healthcare data, and how classification and terminologies (including ICD-10) provide more specificity to that data. More than $2.6 trillion is spent on US healthcare today; a total of 75 percent of those dollars are spent treating chronic conditions; and half of that is spent on just 5 percent of the population.
    Does this data sound familiar to you? Have you ever wondered about the data connections made throughout the healthcare industry—not just those happening in your own organization? Whether it is terminologies found in the billing system or the data analysis needed for strategic planning, today’s providers must understand where and how data affects their organization—internally and externally. Since its founding in 1928, AHIMA has been an industry leader in the effective management of health data and this summit brings all aspects of coded data together in an exciting, industry-leading program.
    Data can be found across the healthcare industry. This includes the electronic health record (EHR), quality reports, third party payers, public health systems, and more. The 2015 AHIMA Data Summit is a must-attend industry event dedicated to exploring all of healthcare data’s connections.
  • mHealth + Telehealth World 2015

    The role of technology in health care is growing year after year. Join us at mHealth + Telehealth World 2015 to learn strategies to keep up with this trend and understand the impact connected health will have on the future of health care. This Summit is a must attend for health care executives interested in learning how to most efficiently utilize mHealth and Telehealth programs to engage consumers, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs.

    Do you know what is key in making sure you choose the right telehealth provider? Learn what to ask - and why.

    The mHealth + Telehealth World 2015 brings together hospitals, health systems, health plans, and innovators to share successes and failures of existing programs and discuss the future of connected health. Network with experts in the field as you learn valuable strategies to bring success to your organization.

    Key Topics to be Addressed in 2015:

    • Return on investment for digital health programs
    • Legislative updates around licensing, credentialing, and privileging
    • Regulation of mHealth devices, including apps
    • Reimbursement criteria for Telehealth services
    • Uses of mHealth and Telehealth in different areas of care (ex: home health, surgery/procedure-based specialties, etc.)
    • Strategies to implement new mHealth and Telehealth programs
    • Approaches to expand existing mHealth and Telehealth programs
    • Ways to increase patient adoption of digital health initiatives
    • Uses of digital health to increase patient and member engagement
    • Insights from data garnered from digital health efforts – Ways to improve care and outcomes, reduce costs, and manage population health
    • Steps to overcome interoperability issues
    • How to capitalize on the explosion of wearable health technologies and how they fit into the overall digital health strategy

    New for 2015

    • Discuss the role of wearables and sensors in connected health initiatives
    • Explore use of mHealth and Telehealth in procedure-based specialties
    • Focus on the ROI of connected health programs
    • Uncover the use of technology in increasing medication adherence
    • Join one of our pre-Summit workshops for more detailed sessions on:
      • Implementation of connected health programs
      • Evidence-based outcomes
    • Network more with peers and thought leaders during extended networking breaks
    • Share ideas with professionals in others areas of health care and benefit from our co-located events:
      • Innovations in Wellness and Disease Management
      • mPharma

    - See more at: World Congress

  • iHT² [eye-h-tee-squared]: awe-inspiring summit featuring some of the world’s best and brightest. 2. great food for thought that will leave you begging for more. 3. a great way to connect and engage with those changing our world.
    Each year, the Institute hosts a series of events & programs which promote improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care through information technology and facilitating knowledge exchange. iHT² programs are designed to support multi-stakeholder organizations who are navigating through health IT issues, policies and strategies in an attempt to improve care. Institute programs include a variety of guest speakers and keynotes representing many diverse sectors within health care. Speaker faculty provide expert advice, practical recommendations, solution-oriented best practices and reactions related to the most pressing issues.
    The 2015 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Denver will bring together over 200 C-level, physician, practice management and IT decision-makers from North America’s leading provider organizations and physician practices. For two days, executives will be able to interact with a national audience of peers, thought leaders, and solutions providers at one of Denver's finest resorts. Areas of discussion will include: Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange, Telehealth, Accountable Care, mHealth, Cloud Computing, and more.

    • General Attendee: $895 (Early-bird rate through July 31)Health, technology, research, human behavior and public policy intersect at Connected Health Symposium 2015.  Over 1,000 visionaries, leaders, practitioners and thinkers will gather for the 12th year at this premier destination event hosted by Partners HealthCare and the Center for Connected Health.  A diverse agenda, a mix of keynotes and panel discussions promise to provide attendees with a thought-provoking, participatory and highly engaging experience. Learn MoreHear exceptional keynotes and pointed debates on the toughest questions in health care
      • Review the latest trends, research and innovations 
      • See first-hand groundbreaking devices and demos
      • Discover novel programs to reduce health care spending
      • Network with more than 1,000 attendees

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