• 12 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)

    The Internet of Medical Things

    Optimizing Security and Effectiveness

    IT teams are facing new security and compliance concerns as the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) continues to proliferate healthcare environments. Robust devices, designed to streamline clinical workflows are increasingly valuable resources in the delivery of patient care, enabling data to be captured, aggregated, transmitted, and analyzed in real time. However, with these advanced capabilities come new security threats as each device represents a potential point of exposure for patient information.

    Unfortunately, as organizations look to better secure these network-connected devices they face a difficult balancing act: ensuring that security measures do not impede clinical productivity. As these new tools, such as network-connected medical devices and shared mobile devices, move closer to the point of care, the security measures needed to ensure data privacy and compliance can begin to create barriers between clinicians, technology, and the patients they treat.

    If not implemented properly, cumbersome security measures can at best lead to common security work arounds and compliance issues and at worst can lead to data integrity concerns, network security loop holes and even patient safety risks. Therefore, it is critical that IT organizations implement security practices with clinical workflows in mind in order to safely leverage IoMT devices throughout health systems.

    Lessons to be learned:

    • Deep understanding of the most pressing security concerns facing network connected devices today
    • Foundational security practices best suited for network connected devices such as medical and mobile devices
    • Understanding common security and compliance risks faced when security measures are not designed with clinical workflows in mind
    • Critical clinical workflow considerations to factor into security protocols

    Speaker Details:

    • Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer, Imprivata
    • Christopher McKay, RN; Director of Nursing & Clinical Workflow Specialist, Imprivata; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Claire Reilly, RN, Clinical Workflow Specialist, Imprivata


      • 18 Sep 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)

      Social Determinants of Health and Population Health

      How do I get started?

      With broad agreement that social determinants are important to managing a population’s overall health – Algorex Health deploys a data-driven strategy to understand the propensities and intensities of non-clinical factors that drive health impacts in your membership. The presentation will provide a survey of tools available and strategies to begin making gains on non-clinical interventions to support overall health.

      The presentation will provide organizations with an understanding of:

      • How social determinants of health affect your population’s care and utilization.
      • What data sources are available to measure, survey, and integrate non-clinical factors into my medical management interventions.
      • Tips and guidance on how to orchestrate and align non-clinical and clinical interventions.

      Presenter Details:

      Jacob Luria has led population health analytics projects for over 10 years with top-performing vendors and consultancies. In his role at Algorex Health, he works to bring novel solutions to manage populations at scale.

        • 19 Sep 2018
        • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • MHDC Office & Online

        CIO Forum

        Meeting 8:00 - 10:00 AM

        (By invitation only)

        Once Registered you will Receive Confirmation email with call-in details.

        For more information on the CIO Forum, 

        please contact Denny Brennan, Executive Director.

        • 25 Sep 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)

        Embracing Technology to Improve Patient Engagement and Patient Experience

        As healthcare evolves toward a more patient-centered healthcare system, we have to make healthcare information more accessible and usable for both patients and clinicians. In this age of mobile convenience, patients expect to manage their healthcare in the same way they engage with social media. From wellness apps and wearable devices to patient portals and virtual visits, patients seek more control over their healthcare than ever before. New technologies improve the patient experience — by speaking a language today’s patients can relate to.

        Providers are constantly challenged to incorporate patients more fully as partners in the care process. How can providers use technology to provide more inclusive and engaging care experiences to meet the expectations of ever more demanding healthcare consumers?

        In this session, Maureen Williams, marketing solutions manager for consumer experience at MEDITECH, will explore how your organization can employ technology to improve patient engagement and the consumer experience. She'll discuss today's consumer tools and engagement strategies and provide tips to help your organization create new channels to improve the patient experience. You'll also hear about the challenges of implementing new patient engagement technologies, the financial incentives for your organization, and the critical role that interoperability plays in the process.

        This session will focus on:

        ● What’s important to today’s healthcare consumers

        ● The technologies patients depend on to support their journey to better health

        ● How providers can incorporate the data generated by new technologies into their workflows

        ● Getting the word out to patients and providers about the benefits of new patient engagement technologies

          • 02 Oct 2018
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • MHDC Offices and Online

          Employing Medical Scribing to  

          Increase Revenue and

          Decrease Physician Burnout

          Physicians spend about 50% of their time documenting patient visits and
          only 27% with direct patient care.  Physician burnout leads to unhappy
          physicians and patients, poor physician performance, and a strain on the
          medical practice as these physicians can create unproductive, stressful

          A study published in JAMA Dermatology followed the implementation
          of a scribe program over 12 months in a large dermatology practice. 
          The findings included a 50% reduction in documenting time, a willingness
          by 79% of physicians to increase their patient volumes, and a 7.7%
          increase in revenue. 

          In this session's Presenters:

          • Andrea Caliri, M.D.,  MindLeaf Medical Consultant
          • John Kemp, M.D., Subject Matter Expert – Virtual Scribes
          Learning Objectives:
          • Describe the pros and cons of physical, virtual and
            dictation scribing options
          • Discuss how to determine which scribing solutions
            are the best fit for your practice
          • Explain how scribing can reduce physician burnout by
            improving work-life balance
          • Discuss how you can increase your physician productivity
            and return-on-investment by increasing the number of
            patients seen per hour
          • Provide you with a medical scribe options calculator
            that will help you identify the annual cost savings
            from each type of scribing solution.
          • 16 Oct 2018
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • MHDC Offices and Online

          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

          • 24 Oct 2018
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • MHDC Offices and Online

          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 Mary Ann Keane and Margaret Campbell from HealthNET Systems Consulting
          • 28 Nov 2018
          • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
          • Massachusetts Medical Society

          Save the Date

          Our 40th Anniversary Conference

          Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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