• 17 May 2016
    • 28 Sep 2016
    • 3 sessions
    • MHDC Offices, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690

    Changing Culture: 

    Analytics as a Collaboration Platform
    3 Part Series - Presented by

    Many hospitals and provider organizations have realized that cross-departmental collaboration is a requirement in the new landscape of ACOs, value-based payments, and shared savings.  Recognizing the need for collaboration is only just a first step:  organizations need to provide a tool that enables collaboration.  Many have concluded  that their analytics platform is that tool. 

    This three-part series will examine key building blocks for transforming an organization from one with a static report mentality to one fueled by insights gleaned from analysis. Examples of organizations that have successfully used their analytics platform as a change agent will be highlighted throughout.

    Session information:

    Session 1 - May 17:
    Changing the Way Care Is Delivered

    Individual provider organizations are realizing significant gains by aligning departmentally and at the organization level through a common analytics platform.  And in turn, they are changing the way their organizations deliver and manage patient care. 

    Using examples from NGOs and non-profits across the globe, we will show how a shared analytics platform can enable disparate organizations (think of your own departmental boundaries) to collectively share data to achieve higher ROI and reach more beneficiaries through effective data collection and analysis. 

    Session 2 - September 14:

    A Visual Analytics Platform without Walls

    Visual analytics and reporting are only as good as the accuracy and the speed with which decision makers can move.

    Session 3 - September 28:
      Starting the Analytics Journey While Still in School

    The Qlik Academic Program.  Free licenses, training for qualifying higher education entities.   Learn how recent grads with analytics experience can impact the culture of your team. 

    Speakers: Speakers:
    • Eric K. Pennington, Healthcare Strategy and Solutions
    • Julie Whipple, Global Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Chris Sault, Director Healthcare Northeast
    • 27 Sep 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marriott Courtyard, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

    The Unique Challenges of Securing Information in Healthcare Organizations
    Hosted by (ISC)2

    Free Admission with Coupon Code:

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    It’s been said that patient healthcare information holds more value to cyber criminals than credit card or other financial data. Not only do healthcare organization need to deal with the usual security concerns, they need to protect electronic healthcare records (EHRs) and deal with HIPAA regulations and privacy concerns. There’s a lot at risk and the liability faced by these organizations is sky high. What’s the best way for security professionals at healthcare providers to deal with these issues? Join (ISC)2 and a host of experienced presenters on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Marriott Courtyard in Boston for a day long discussion on the issues faced healthcare companies when it comes to protecting their information.

    • 05 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices

    FHIR and HL7:
    Thriving in a Hybrid World

    Why is FHIR Spreading? A SURVIVAL GUIDE for the Hybrid Standards Environment of the Future


    • The FHIR standard leverages web technology to enable the exchange of data across systems. FHIR will speed interoperability for health data and increase clinical value.
    • Interoperability used to assume you had two systems using the same standards. Reality now is that you have data in multiple systems using different standards – HL7.v2 and FHIR, for example – that needs to be aggregated.
    • Information overload
    • Your EHR cannot take CDA documents and turn them into FHIR
    • You may not need or want to import all of OPD (other people’s data).
    • The JULY FHIR Applications Roundtable at Harvard – Results
    • FHIR as a universal language
    • FHIR APIs and building portable apps
    • Storing some information in a repository separate from the EHR

    Dr. Russ Leftwich is Senior Clinical Advisor, Interoperability, for InterSystems and a board member of HL7 International. With an engineering background and over 20 years of medical practice, Dr. Leftwich is board-certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Office, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690
    MACRA Readiness: Understanding and Preparing for Key Changes to MU, PQRS and Value-Based Modifier Under MIPS

    On April 27, 2016, CMS released the proposed rule for one of the most bipartisan and significant legislative changes to Medicare in a generation, the so-called doc fix bill or MACRA. The MACRA proposed rule delivers many decisions and clues related to how Meaningful Use, PQRS and Value-Based Modifier rules will change as these programs are consolidated under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    • Learn how your existing program and performance management strategies and processes would be most impacted by proposed rule changes effective January 1, 2017 with the start of MIPS
    • Discover how the changes proposed by the draft rule could have an impact on reputation as well as your bottom line
    • Understand how program-specific analytics can provide insights into how providers are performing individually and in groups and analyze which improvements would have the biggest impact
    • Discover what provider organizations like Hallmark Health are doing to prepare for MIPS


    • Tom S. Lee, PhD, MBA, CEO & Founder, SA Ignite
    • Dawn Nee, Executive Director, LMMER, Hallmark Health

    • 02 Nov 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690, Waltham MA 02451

    Assessing Risk, Informing Strategy:
    Using DxCG to Drive Effective Population Health

    Verscend’s DxCG Intelligence is the industry's "gold standard" for risk adjustment and predictive modeling, backed by 20 years of validated science. This session will explore unique applications of DxCG Intelligence that can benefit healthcare organizations as they engage in value-based care and risk-based payment models.
    For organizations that do not have access to a complete set of claims data, applying DxCG models to billing data can provide critical insights as they prepare for risk-based contracts. This session will showcase the application of DxCG models with billing data for population risk analysis.
    This session will also explore advanced applications of DxCG models to measure risk trends and shifts. This includes the use of DxCG risk score validation and population stability index to identify abnormal shifts in population risk and disease burden. It also includes the use of DxCG to understand changes in risk scores over time.


    • Jamie Colbert, MD, Senior Medical Director
    • Sam Stearns, Vice President, Analytics and Consulting
    • Marie Gayron, MPH, Research Scientist
    • 09 Nov 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Office, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690, Waltham, MA 02451

    HealthDataViz | see how you’re doing
    Data Visualization Best Practices

    Please join HealthData Viz for this presentation on the best practices of data visualization. During this interactive session we will share examples of how health and healthcare organizations like yours are using these best practices to create dashboards and reports that make the opportunities for improvement clear and move people to take action. 

    What does it take to help organizations see how they’re doing?

    Three things:

    • Richer information design – This is not about converting spreadsheets into pie charts. It’s about designing more meaningful visualizations based on how people process information.
    • Healthcare fluency – it takes deep clinical and operational experience to put the right data in the picture. That’s why even top data visualization experts can struggle in the complex healthcare environment.
    • Mastery of the toolset – To create the right visualizations for your specific needs, the designers must know which tools to use and how to use them more effectively.

    These three things are why organizations such as Baylor Scott & White Health, Partners Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic, and the World Health organization all rely on HealthDataViz to train their teams and design, build and deploy dashboards and reports, which empower them to see how they’re doing.

    We hope you will join us for this fun and interactive session where we will also share our new turnkey service, HDViewPrints – a suite of dashboard and report blueprints you can purchase for rapid build and deployment projects.

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