• 20 Jun 2019
    • 31 Aug 2019
    • Online Webinar

    Member Sponsored Event: 

    The writing is on the wall – it’s time to modernize and move from legacy standards to new innovative standards like FHIR and web-based APIs. Are you equipped to make the transition confidently?

    In this webinar, we discuss how API adoption impacts your business as well as the right implementation and maintenance strategies to adopt for success.

    • Drivers & Impact of NPRMs on the Healthcare Ecosystem
      Challenges associated with new CMS/ONC standards
    • Understanding FHIR-based APIs
      How FHIR can fuel your business
    • Questions to Answer Before Implementation
      Configuring business processes and technical structure
    • A “Best Practice” Approach
      Applying technology to meet new requirements

    Webinar Link Here: 

    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online

    Population Health and Interoperability:  

    At the crossroads of both - Your patient's chart

    When it comes to tackling population health, care teams need clarity and data to drive decisions. Setting plans in motion requires the right tools needed to get a clear picture of your patient populations — who they are, where they've been, and where they're going. See how effective use of registries and aggregated data in the patient's chart can drive better care management decisions in the quest to deliver on the triple aim.

    Neither geographical boundaries nor hospital affiliation should hinder a clinician’s access to patient records. There’s many different routes to achieve interoperability, just as there are many different routes that a patient and their records can travel. Interoperability isn’t really about clicks, or C-CDAs, or interfaces, or data. It’s about people, and simplifying healthcare to make their lives better. That means bridging the gaps that can happen during care transitions, making sure a patient’s record goes wherever they go. And ensuring that patient information always reaches the right clinician, when and where it’s supposed to.

    Learning objectives:

         Learn how the use of registries and aggregated patient data can drive more coordinated care management decisions

         See how analytics can turn data into actionable knowledge 

         Hear how access to non-network EHR data can improve efficiency and quality of care


    Scott Godbout, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online

    Embracing 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 environments.

    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, Andrea Caliri, M.D.,  MindLeaf Medical Consultant and

    John Kemp, M.D., Subject Matter Expert – Virtual Scribes will:

    •  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.
    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online

    Insights Generator:

    A Healthcare Market Insights Platform

    PointB logo full color

    • The competitive landscape for healthcare payers and providers continues to become more difficult to navigate.   Leaders must make high-stakes decisions related to strategic growth opportunities, aligning investments and services to changing demographic patterns, maximizing utilization of physicians and locations, or managing a portfolio of aging assets and infrastructure, but many times must do so without access to trustworthy, data-backed insights. Tremendous time and expense are dedicated to gaining insights that are critical to the strategic growth and viability of organizations. 

      Point B’s Healthcare Market Insights tool is built on a customizable analytics platform – Insights Generator – that puts the product roadmap in the hands of our clients, enabling the quick delivery of insights that are tailored fit to their needs.  The tool integrates public and proprietary datasets seamlessly and puts intuitive, actionable insights in the hands of your decision makers.  Previous clients have estimated that this tool has decreased their scenario planning and competitive analysis efforts by as much as 95%.


      Alex Chang, Principal, Point B Technology

    • 19+ years of experience in business strategy and technology transformation to drive business outcomes.
    •          Lead architect and developer of Point B’s Healthcare Market Insights  analytics platform.
    •         Experience developing and instilling data and analytics capabilities   across retail, healthcare, and financial services organizations with   emphasis on results orientation and a partnership mentality.
    •         Successfully led initiatives in data strategy, customer insights, retail product insights, campaign, and promotion analytics, payer claims analytics, commercialization and market analytics, and precision medicine.

    Greg Gardner, Practice Director, New England, Point B Technology

    •          20 + years of experience leading technology, process and strategic         projects both nationally and internationally         
    •          Extensive experience delivering successful cross-functional initiatives in payer, provider, and life sciences organizations. 
    •        Deep expertise in IT Strategy, complex program design, risk management, and PMO development.
    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Better Data for Better Health: Enhancing Community Data in 

    New York City


    TIME 10-11:30AM

    • In this presentation, members of the HealthDataViz team will share their recent work redesigning NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DoHMH) interactive public health data website.  The new, groundbreaking site is an innovative example of how public health agencies, providers, payers, policy makers and researchers can present complex health and healthcare data from different sources in an engaging and exciting way. 

      Every month more than 1,000 people visit the NYC Epiquery (a combination of the words Epidemiology and Query) website to access public health survey, vital records and surveillance data and related information. Leveraging Tableau data visualization software, HealthDataViz collaborated with a team of experts in Information Technology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Database Management to re-imagine the website’s design and technology architecture.  They revamped the site with rich media and graphical presentation of data, improved user experience through guided navigation, and added advanced statistical analysis capabilities. The new site employs best practices of data visualization and innovative use of technology to create a seamless, easy-to-use and high-impact application that enables policy makers, researchers, program developers and the general public to easily access and understand the data they need for decision-making.  HealthDataViz will showcase examples ranging from the user-friendly Community Health Profiles designed for novice users to the sophisticated exploratory and statistical tools designed for experts to perform in-depth analysis and statistical testing about topics such as quality of care, social determinants of health and population health trends.

      Lessons to be learned:

      • A great example of presenting complex health data tailored to different audiences
      • How best practices in data visualization were applied in the new website
      • Various user needs and how they were considered to create a website effective for everyone from the novice to the advanced data user
      • An overview of the technology innovations that enabled the final product to be realized
    • Speakers:  Dan Benevento, Principal, HealthDataViz and Cambria Brown, Consultant, HealthDataViz

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC & Online for Members - Online for Non-Members

    Beyond Security Awareness 

    Reduce Risk by Measuring and Driving Behavior Change

    User behavior causes 68% of corporate security breaches.  Users choose convenience over security, blur the line between personal and professional identity, and create risk for you.  Especially true in healthcare, with so many needing quick and easy access to sensitive data, it’s been a problem for decades.  Traditional security awareness efforts haven’t had much impact, so what now?

    There’s a new approach emerging to solve this, combining the behavior science behind addictive consumer apps with security automation.  User Behavior Management makes improving security fast, simple, and personally rewarding – and enables organizations to understand and benchmark user-based risk, and target, drive, and measure user behavior.


    Based on research and customer operations across 1 million people, Covered Security has delivered a User Behavior Management platform that motivates and empowers people to improve their security – and reduce the risk to their employers.  It’s like Fitbit for user security. 


    Please join us to see what Covered Security has learned about the keys to successfully measuring and changing user behavior.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Why users are compromised online at a rate 124.7% higher than security professionals
    • Behavior science research findings that can be used to drive user behavior
    • Measuring and benchmarking an organization’s level of user-driven risk
    • How to efficiently target security awareness efforts
    • Effectively driving security behavior change with personalization, gamification, and rewards


    Chris Zannetos - CEO, Covered Security

    Chris Zannetos is a pioneer in the cyber security industry.  He has founded 3 security companies, built several first-of-their-kind security solutions, was a Research Affiliate with MIT Sloan’s cybersecurity initiative, founded a non-profit which is leading a state-funded cybersecurity workforce development program, and has served on various industry boards including the Advanced Cyber Security Center.

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