Events

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online
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    Health System Mergers and Acquisitions: Considerations for IT

    Recent divestitures by for-profit hospitals and health systems have fueled M&A activity in the healthcare industry. Furthermore, organic health system mergers, acquisitions and affiliations add to the phenomenon; and predictions are that M&A activity will continue. M&As require expertise and attention from multiple management disciplines and in today’s world these significant organizational changes are highly dependent upon IT.

    From their experiences with guiding IT departments through multiple M&A transformations, HealthNET experts will share the top six considerations for IT leaders and professionals who may be facing merger and acquisition challenges now or in the future:

    1. IT Becomes a Vanguard for the Multi-disciplinary M&A Team
    2. What to Look Out for in a TSA (Transition Service Agreement)
    3. Who Does What? Changes to Procedures, Processes and Responsibilities
    4. Software Licenses - Beyond the EHR
    5. Conversion & Consolidation Strategies
    6. TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Analysis
    Join Clifton Jay, President and Mary Ann Keane from HealthNET Systems Consulting
    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar Only
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    The Movement to High-Value Care

    WEBINAR 11:00 AM START

    An estimated 10-30% of health spending consists of low value care, which is defined as patient care that provides no net benefit in specific clinical scenarios. Despite decades of studies and clinical guidelines highlighting this problem, low-value care is not only persistent, but for some conditions it is actually increasing over time. Low-value care is difficult to measure so its measurement lags compared with other areas of quality measurement. 

    Reducing low-value care could not only lower health care costs but could also reduce preventable harm, such as excessive radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging. In the context of rising healthcare costs, there is substantial national interest among policymakers, hospital and practice leaders to effectively and accurately measure and eliminate low-value care.

    • Define value in healthcare
    • Provide a US health policy context on value
    • Introduce strategies to identify and reduce low-value care

    Presenter: John N. Mafi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA and Affiliated Natural Scientist in Health Policy at RAND

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online
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    HealthDataViz

    Making the Invisible Visible

    Understanding Our Visual Perception and the Best Practices of Data Visualization

    Why should we be interested in visualization?

    The human visual system has its own set of rules -- but until these rules are understood by those attempting to display information and data graphically, the important patterns, trends, variances and exceptions we need to see and understand in order to transform our health and healthcare systems will remain invisible.

    This is why we should be interested in visualization.

    If we commit to learning how human visual perception works, we can use that knowledge to learn and understand the rules and best practices of data visualization.  And, following, these perception-based rules, we can display our data in such a way that the important and informative patterns stand out. If we disobey the rules, our data will be incomprehensible and perhaps even more dangerous, it may be misleading.

    The use of tables and graphs to communicate quantitative information is common practice in organizations today, yet far too few have committed to learning the fundamental practices that make them effective. This introductory webinar is designed to raise awareness about the journey of discovery that will enable you to become an exception to this unfortunate norm.

    Speakers:
    • Katherine Rowell, MS, MHA,  Founder and Principal HealthDataViz
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online
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    Community Behavioral Health and Accountable Care: Six Months into MassHealth’s Redesign, What We Know and What We Have Yet to Learn

    This session will review changes in the delivery of community behavioral healthcare implemented through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ 1115 Medicaid waiver. MassHealth unveiled its new system of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and Community Partners (CPs) on March 1, 2018. This redesign has prioritized community behavioral healthcare and organizations that provide behavioral health services with the goal of better integrating primary and behavioral healthcare.

    Attendees will learn about the following:

    • The role of Behavioral Health Community Partners (BH CPs) in improving care coordination
    • What new services have been created or expanded to confront the opioid epidemic
    • How MassHealth is leveraging federal fund to expand treatment options for individuals diagnosed with both a mental health and addiction disorder
    • How MassHealth and the Department of Mental Health have teamed up to provide more integrated care for individuals living with a serious mental illness

    Presenter: Vic DiGravio, President/CEO, Association for Behavioral Healthcare

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • 10
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    EVENT SPONSORS

    40th Annual Meeting

    40 Years of Innovation

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    MA Medical Society

    Waltham, MA

    Non-Member Sponsors: $3000

    Member Sponsors: $1500

    limited to 12

      • Company Logo will appear on all Conference Marketing Material
      • Exhibitor Booth
      • Two Attendee Registrations
      • Conference Attendee List


    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • 152
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    40th Annual Meeting

    40 Years of Innovation

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    MA Medical Society

    Waltham, MA

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