Events

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Cloud Data Integration in Healthcare


    Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to compete on the basis of value, which requires access to, and analysis of, data from across the enterprise - whether on-​premise or hosted in the cloud. The challenge will be to build data management systems and architecture that enable the transition to new cloud applications while​,​ at the same time​,​ speeding the delivery of trusted data to fuel business processes, applications, and analytics across the organization.

    Cloud Data Integration enables payers and providers to manage this transition.

    Join Krishna Kodeboyena of Logan Data as he walks through the technology, tools, and techniques to achieve Cloud Data Integration.

    Highlights:

    • How does Cloud Data Integration compare to traditional Data Integration?
    • How do healthcare organizations achieve Cloud Data Integration?
    • How do organizations integrate on-premise and cloud-hosted data?
    • What is "integration Platform as a service" (iPaas)?

    Presenter:

    • Krishna Kodeboyena, Data Integration Expert


    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Are you ready to TAP?
    A Touchless Authorization Process Is Here!

      


    What business problem will TTAP solve?

    • Payers & Providers have long expressed frustration & burnout navigating prior authorization (PA) complexities & inefficiencies in manual processes that require long hours per patient to achieve necessary follow-up treatment approvals
    • Physicians indicate staff members spend an average of 20+ hours/week obtaining PA requests and it can take an average of 6 to 7 days to close a request causing scheduling delays and/or increase in AR days
    • Combined time spent on PAs translates into upwards of $45 per transaction costs for healthcare
    • In a qualitative study led by the AMA, PAs were the 3rd highest source of dissatisfaction, often cited by providers as a significant burden. Approximately 90% of physicians interviewed reported that the process sometimes, often, or always delays access to care
    • Eliminate delays and negative impact to providers’ quality measure results
    • Workflow inefficiencies limiting organizations’ readiness for Value Based Care and Accountable Care Organization
    • Increase member (patient) and provider satisfaction with timely, touchless PA processing

    Presenter Details:

    • Murali Athuluri, MBA, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN)


    Who are NEHEN & Cognizant:

    The New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN) is a consortium of regional payers and providers that has designed and implemented a secure and innovative health information exchange with the intent of reducing administrative costs and improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. NEHEN is a non-profit member driven organization. We seek input from 300+ affiliated community providers and ancillary service groups.

    NEHEN is powered by Cognizant Technology Services Platform with access to national community of over 1200+ payers and a wide range of integrated digital solutions.



    • 15 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    National Academy of Medicine Experts on AI:
    Here's What They Said.


    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) met to consider the Academy's potential role in advancing the use of AI / machine learning to improve care.

    They gathered experts from Cyft, Google, Anthem, Optum Labs, Aetna, NIH, Epic, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Northeastern, Digital Reasoning, National Institute on Drug Abuse, PCORI, the NSF, VA, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Moore Foundation, MIT, FDA, HCA, Precision Health Intelligence, Sanofi, Cerner, Health Resources & Services Administration, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

    I was asked to summarize key takeaways and provide recommendations to end the conference. On the flight home I thought, this is exactly the type of dialog we need to be having - a hype free, down to earth conversation about what it really takes to use data to improve care. With the generous permission of NAM leadership it’s my pleasure to share the collective lessons learned, opportunities, and challenges of making AI / machine learning finally meet its full potential in improving healthcare.

    Presenter:

    • Leonard D'Avolio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Improved Performance with Identity Matching


    "A traditional MPI is legacy technology and cannot support today’s data matching requirements and enable real-time identity interoperability."

    Come learn why Identity matching must be 100% accurate or it can negatively affect your healthcare organization’s clinical, operational and financial performances.

    All healthcare organizations, regardless of size and type, face a lingering problem of duplicate identities entering their databases from multiple sources.  If duplications are not managed properly on a daily basis and brought to a level of 0-2%, data integrity becomes a serious risk.
      
    The challenge within the healthcare community is how you manage large amounts of data from a variety of data sources with limited resources, and meet the imminent value-based performance requirements with 100% accuracy.

    Join Brian Wikle of 4medica as he and his data management experts discuss the importance of data management integrity, and preview a revolutionary Big Data eMPI.

    Presentation Highlights:

    • How can you eliminate false positives and false negatives?
    • How can having unlimited amounts of historical data at your fingertips actually improve the accuracy rate of data matching?
    • How do you contain operational and IT costs while your data volume increases?
    • How can you increase speed and accuracy without decreasing matching ability?
    Presenter Details:
    • Brian Wikle, 4medica, Sr. Client Executive
    • Gretchen Cole, 4medica, Senior Software Support & Training
    • Gregg Church, 4medica, President
    • Muthu Kuttalingam, 4medica, SVP of Product Development & Technology
    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Adults

      

    Hospitals are standard of care for acute illness, but hospitals can be unsafe, uncomfortable, and expensive. Providing substitutive hospital-level care in a patient’s home potentially reduces cost while maintaining or improving quality, safety, and patient experience.

    A “home hospital” is home-based provision of acute services usually associated with the traditional inpatient hospital setting.

    We will discuss the innerworkings, reasoning behind, and pitfalls of home hospitalization.

    • We will describe prior home hospital efforts
    • We will describe and defend the home hospital model
    • We will discuss challenges and future directions for intensive home-based care.\

    Presenter Details:

    • David M Levine, MD MPH MA
      Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
      Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
      Assistant Medical Director, Innovative Care Pathways



    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    System Complexity and the Challenge of Too Much Medicine

      

    Although modern medicine has greatly advanced our capabilities, it has also resulted in a healthcare system of remarkable complexity. Hospital labor and delivery units often have five waste containers - one for sharps, one for biohazards, one for soiled linens, one for recycling, and one, of course, for normal garbage. The complexity of these environments may be the root cause of both our successes and our failures, including a growing tendency to cause harm by intervening inappropriately in childbirth. This talk will review new ways of thinking about how to intentionally simplify the complexity of the healthcare systems we work in order to take better care of mothers and babies.

    Things You will Learn:

    • Understand the link between system complexity and errors in medicine
    • Distinguish between institutional quality improvement and improvement at large scale
    • Explain the role of human centered design, system engineering, and automation in simplifying systems

    Presenter Details:

    • Neel Shah, MD, MPP
      Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
      Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs
      His team is currently collaborating with hospitals across the United States, and using methods from design, systems engineering, and management to reduce the epidemic of avoidable c-sections.
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Electronic Health Records in the Post-HITECH Era: Rethinking Vendor Performance and Certification


                The federal electronic health record certification process was intended to ensure a baseline level of system quality and the ability to support meaningful use criteria. Despite this, there is widespread acknowledgement that EHR systems vary significantly in their design and functionality. We performed a national study of hospitals to determine if there was an association between EHR vendor choice performance on select Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria.

                Our results show that a nontrivial proportion of variation in hospital meaningful use performance is explained by vendor choice, between 7% and 34% depending on the criteria. There were significant associations between vendor choice and meaningful use performance, with Epic being associated with significantly higher performance on 5 of the 6 criteria; relationships for other vendors were mixed. However, the majority of variation is unexplained by observable hospital characteristics, including vendor.

                 Our results have important implications for both practitioners and policymakers. For practitioners, we find that choosing an EHR vendor is important if their organization is seeking high performance, but unobservable characteristics are perhaps even more important. Staff training, implementation, and continuous learning are some possible drivers of this unexplained variation. For policymakers, it is important to consider the goal of the EHR certification program going forward, and whether or not the purpose is to ensure simply baseline capability, or to relieve the burden of choice from providers.

    Lessons Learned:

    • There is significant variation in meaningful use performance across EHR vendors
    • Some vendors consistently scored well, while others had mixed results.
    • Most of the variation in meaningful use score was unexplained by observable characteristics, including vendor choice.
    • Practitioners should be aware of the variation in EHR performance, while policymakers may wish to consider altering the certification process depending on their goals. 

      Speaker Information:

      • A Jay Holmgren, MHI
        Doctoral Student, Health Policy Management
        Harvard Business School


      • 20 Mar 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar


      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      • 15 May 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar

      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      bkelley@mahealthdata.org

      • 17 Jul 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar

      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      bkelley@mahealthdata.org

      • 18 Sep 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar

      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      bkelley@mahealthdata.org

      • 20 Nov 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar

      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      bkelley@mahealthdata.org

      • 28 Nov 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Massachusetts Medical Society


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      Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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