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InterSystems: The Rise of Consumerism and the Digital Front Door
April 26, 2022
Key Speakers
Lynda Rowe, Senior Advisor, Value-based Markets, InterSystems Corporation
Mutaz Shegewi, Research Director, Worldwide Provider IT Transformation Strategies, IDC Health Insights 
Michael Marchant, Director – System Integration & Health Information Exchange, U.C. Davis

With the advent of the 21st Century Cures act, COVID-19 and the proliferation of digital data, the ability for patients to have digital access to resources and care at healthcare organizations has moved to the top of CIO’s lists of priorities. Providing seamless access to all the digital assets of an organization has changed the architecture and deployment of IT systems.

Forward leaning organizations are creating their Digital Front Door strategy to provide an easy way to engage patients and members. Defined by a leading industry analyst it “Engages consumers at the earliest stages of their health journeys and acts as the primary conduit to connect consumers with healthcare products, services and information that help them achieve their health goals.” Learn from IDC Research Director, Mutaz Shegewi why the Digital Front Door has become an important consumer engagement concept for healthcare organizations. Come hear how U.C. Davis is creating its digital front door strategy to engage patients, and connect payers and partners, while meeting regulatory requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize industry trends that have advanced a Digital Front Door strategy
  • Describe the architectural components of a Digital Front Door
  • Illustrate patient benefits associated with digital engagement


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Brigham & Women's Hospital: Decision Models and Technology in Psychiatry
Mar 28, 2022
Key SpeakerDr. Daniel Barron, Director, Pain Intervention and Digital Research Program, Brigham & Women's Hospital

This presentation will describe current and future directions of Brigham &Women's Hospital's Pain Intervention and Digital Research (Pain-IDR) Program.

Overall, the Pain-IDR’s goal is to define quantitative phenotypes of chronic pain conditions.

In particular, we seek to define clinically-relevant changes in functional status, an index of a patient’s physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

By using brain-imaging, digital phenotypes, and electronic medical records we aim to define clinically-relevant decision models that improve the way we assess and treat patients with chronic pain conditions.


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Point-of-Care Partners: How to Approach Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API Adoption
Mar 24, 2022
Key Speakers
Jocelyn Keegan, Payer/Practice Lead, Point of Care Partners
Pooja Babbrah, PBM Services Lead, Point of Care Partners

Interoperability isn’t just about technology. As the healthcare industry shifts to APIs, stakeholders across the ecosystem must assess and transition business processes as well.

Workflows will be impacted not only by how stakeholders access data but by the volume of data and the type of data that may come available. These new data streams may very well change the fabric of how an organization approaches problem solving.

Operationalizing all of these changes will be challenging in the best of circumstances, however if knowledge about interoperability is consolidated in a small number of people within an organization, it could be nearly impossible.

This session will highlight key approaches organizations should take illustrated through recognizable scenarios, using emerging standards from across medical and pharmacy coverage and prior authorization as examples.

Key points include:
    • Impact of wave of new and emerging standards and modern API technologies can impact your business processes and policies  
    • Importance in developing common frameworks and driving from strategic business priorities to determine where and how to get started. Considerations for how the shift to APIs may impact how your organizational functions and its approach to “technology” projects 
    • Best Practices for internal teams


    Presentation Slides: Point-of-care Partners Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API.pdf


    Curation Health: Data Driven Value Based Care
    Mar 8, 2022
    Key SpeakerMatt Lambert, MD Chief Medical Officer, Curation Health

    Driven by payers and the pandemic, the US health system is accelerating the adoption of Value Based Care (VBC).  The shift to VBC requires provider organizations to prioritize new operations such as team based care and patient engagement through technologies such as telehealth, push notifications, and remote patient monitoring. 

    Most pertinent to this audience, moving to VBC also requires organizations to manage data in a whole new way.  Please join us to learn more about these data challenges, learn about best practices, and learn about what we can expect for the future of VBC.

    Key points include:
    • What exactly is Value Based Care (VBC)?
    • What data considerations and challenges come with VBC?
    • Current State of VBC
    • What lies ahead for VBC



    Presentation Slides: Data Driven Value Based Care.pdf


    Axway: The Imperative Facing Every Tech Leader:  Agility + Efficiency + Compliance
    Mar 1, 2022
    Key SpeakerRuby Raley, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, Axway

    Today, Technology leaders are weathering a storm of challenges and opportunities.  Yet the resource cost of operating our current platforms with our teams is blocking us from gaining the opportunities that modernization offers. 

    In this session, we will identify challenges and opportunities with current technology landscape and then tackle some pragmatic and actionable thinking about how to chart a course that delivers a positive results in sustainable manner. 

    How can your teams deliver faster with better productivity while complying with a transformative regulatory timeline?

    Key points include:
    • API-First and Design Thinking game change project delivery
    • Project-based integrations don’t deliver speed and security
    • Reduce operational costs while improving key metrics
    • Compliance as a pivot point to accelerate transformation


        Presentation Slides: MHDC 20220301 CIO Imperative final.pdf


        GoInvo: Own Your Healthcare Experience: An Open-Source Path
        Jan 11, 2022
        Key SpeakerJuhan Sonin, Director & Sandpaper of GoInvo

        The data that drive our care, the algorithms that dictate our parents’ and children’s care, our neighborhood’s care, our nation’s care, and the decisions behind the everyday health services we rely on are governed by black boxes and are owned and sold by others without regard for the individual patient or the health data they enable.

        Healthcare is too important to be closed. When patients own their health data and demand that healthcare services are open source, the big data aggregators, private equity firms, life sciences companies, providers, payers, and application developers will have to change how they use patient data and prove that their use will directly benefits patients.

        Healthcare is too complex to confer data ownership to anyone but the individual patient or their designee. Fixing problems of patient authentication and identity (“patient matching”), patient consent, and interoperability are impossibly costly and ineffective without the patient solving these problems directly.

        Healthcare is too personal not to have patients owning and controlling their health data. Only the individual should determine whether their data are used for purposes beyond direct patient treatment, payment, and operations. For other purposes, patients should benefit directly, even financially, from any secondary uses of their health data.

        Key points include:
        • How you don’t own your health data and why you should. Neither HIPAA nor the EU’s GDPR have provisions for ownership, only access.
        • Health data includes more than you think. Labs and encounters are a tiny fraction of our total “data” package.
        • When you own your data, you control access. Our data rights should include the ability to share, update, sell, and destroy data. All 4 are ownership rights.


            Presentation Slides: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ntgpkecyl8ommx/OS_Healthcare_25min_11Jan22_MAdata.pdf?dl=0


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