CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018

Schedule

8:00am - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast
Mouton 2

Breakfast will be served in the ballroom.

8:30am - 8:35am
Opening Remarks
Mouton 2

Gus
Venditto
Vice President of Content and Product Development
HIMSS Media

8:35am - 9:00am

Keynote

Healthcare's Digital Evolution: The Road Forward Leads to the Cloud
Mouton 2

While hospitals and health systems have historically been somewhat tentative about mass migrations to the cloud, industry luminaries like our event host, Beth Israel Deaconess System CIO John Halamka, MD, have been making bold predictions of late about datacenters vanishing as hospitals go the cloud for analytics, EHRs and clinical decision support. Halamka, for one, has backed up that claim by placing 7 petabytes of Beth Israel's data in the cloud.

In this opening keynote session, Halamka sets the stage for the speakers to come, recounting Beth Israel's ongoing cloud journey, and explaining why going forward cloud computing holds the key to innovation, customer service, high reliability, robust geographically distributed disaster recovery, security best practices, lower cost, and enhanced scalability. Oh, yes, and for freeing up existing IT FTEs for new work.

In short, as Halamka will explain, the road to healthcare’s future – a road fraught with new reimbursement models, consumerism, increased competition, and many other challenges – runs through the cloud. And as our event host, he’ll be here all day to answer questions and elaborate on that perspective.

John
Halamka
Chief Information Security Officer
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

9:00am - 9:30am

Cloud Computing 101

Foundational Knowledge
Mouton 2

Coming soon.

Mark
Johnson
Director of Global Business Development
Amazon Web Services

9:30am - 9:45am

Industry Snapshot

Cloud Usage in Healthcare
Mouton 2

In November 2017, HIMSS Media conducted its inaugural healthcare Cloud Computing Survey. The survey’s goal: To give a snapshot that shows where healthcare organizations are in their journey to the cloud.

A key takeaway, and there were many, is that of the 151 qualified respondents, 75% agreed with the statement: “I feel optimistic that cloud technology will lead to improved point-of-care decision making.”

In this session, HIMSS Media’s Janet King, senior director, market insights, gives a quick overview of the survey’s findings. Janet will address:

  • How fast cloud computing is accelerating in healthcare.
  • Cloud models in use today by percentage: public, hybrid, private.
  • Leading strategic use case.
  • The percentage of providers that plan to use cloud-based EHRs in the next two years.
  • Security and other leading concerns, such as integration, compliance and lack of in-house expertise.

Janet’s presentation will provide attendees with a great perspective in how their cloud journey compares to their peers.

Janet
King
Senior Director, Market Insights
HIMSS Analytics

9:45am - 10:10am

Rethinking Health IT

Planning Your Cloud Journey
Mouton 2

As you plan your journey to the cloud, always keep in mind that it is a multi-pronged, iterative process that takes time, planning, and patience - and with good reason. The cloud disrupts the way IT is delivered and consumed. So as you move to the cloud, it’s important that you take time to scrutinize and rethink the way IT operates in your organization, all with the ultimate goal of enabling strategic objectives.

In this session, IT veteran Steve Crusenberry, who has guided dozens of healthcare organizations to the cloud, outlines and explains the three stages of planning your journey to the cloud. They are:

  • Evaluate your success criteria: What do you want to accomplish related to cost savings, technology agility, and enhanced organization capabilities?
  • Understand your capability: Do you have the necessary experience on staff? What’s the status of your existing technology contracts? What’s already virtualized? What resources can you devote to the journey? Etc.
  • Identify timing and approach: When should you start new initiatives in the cloud? How do you get executive buy-in for the duration of the project? Do you start with a one-cloud or multi-cloud approach?

Steve’s approach will provide a practical guide for attendees as they plan their own journey to the cloud.

Steven
Crusenberry
Senior Vice President, SaaS Products & Cloud Operations
Orion Healthcare

10:10am - 10:35am

Low-Hanging Fruit

Enabling Pop Health and Data Sharing
Mouton 2

As the director of information management for American Health Partners (AHP), an ACO that includes 41 independent community practices caring for one million patients, LaRon Rowe knows first-hand the power of a cloud-based data repository and analytics platform to support population health management initiatives.

AHP uses the cloud to consolidate and aggregate millions of data points. It then analyzes the data to calculate hundreds of clinical measures, cost utilization, risk scores and clinical gaps. Ultimately, this intelligence helps physicians and insurance companies make better decisions and provide better patient care.

LaRon is the lead architect for AHP’s cloud strategy, and in this session, he’ll discuss how cloud computing enables IT solutions across disparate organizations and vendors, and breaks down data silos. Additionally, as he’ll explain, this is an “easy win” and faster compared to  migrating to a cloud-based EMR.  

Key discussion points:

  • Cloud-based technologies can support aggregation to a single source of truth that enables success across disparate practices.
  • Physician focus on value-based contracts improves when data is shared and presented in a transparent, workflow-relevant format.
  • Common platforms can unite care teams across geographic areas, create competition, and foster a community of success. Data quality is key.
LaRon
Rowe
Director of Information Management
Accoutable Health Partners (ACO) - University of Rochester Medical Center

10:35am - 11:00am
Networking Break
Mouton 2

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in a relaxed setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Coffee will be served in the ballroom area.

11:00am - 11:30am

Enterprise Strategy

What's Best for Your Organization and How Do You Decide?
Mouton 2

Laurent
Rotival
SVP Strategic Technology Solutions, Chief Information Security Officer
Cambia Heath Solutions

11:30am - 12:00pm

Case Study in Cloud Economics

Why Carolinas Healthcare has Embraced the Cloud
Mouton 2

Pam
Landis
Vice President Information Services
Carolinas Healthcare System

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Developing New Services to Leverage the Value of Data
Mouton 2

Ryan
Hamilton
Senior Vice President
Cerner

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Morning Wrap-up

Audience Q&A with Speakers and Key Takeaways
Mouton 2

After a full morning of sessions and thought-leadership focused on Cloud 101 - practical, foundational information healthcare organizations need to migrated data and operations to the cloud - we assemble speakers to share key takeaways and take questions from the audience. It’s a great way to segue into lunch and to set the stage for the afternoon’s presentations on privacy & security and innovation or “the art of the possible” that the cloud enables.

Laurent
Rotival
SVP Strategic Technology Solutions, Chief Information Security Officer
Cambia Heath Solutions
LaRon
Rowe
Director of Information Management
Accoutable Health Partners (ACO) - University of Rochester Medical Center
Pam
Landis
Vice President Information Services
Carolinas Healthcare System
John
Halamka
Chief Information Security Officer
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
Mouton 2

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in a relaxed setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships.

2:00pm - 2:25pm

Data Management

How to Operationalize a Cloud-First Strategy for Healthcare
Mouton 2

David
Chou
Vice President, CIO and Chief Data Officer
Children's Mercy Hospital

2:25pm - 2:50pm
Architecting for HIPAA
Mouton 2

Pat
Combs
Global Technical Leader - Healthcare and Life Sciences
Amazon Web Services

2:50pm - 3:15pm
Implementing Security Best Practices
Mouton 2

To better control healthcare’s mounting cost pressures, more and more, healthcare vendors are turning to the cloud to leverage efficiencies and to keep expenses in check. As a result, healthcare organizations often have no choice but to do the same; they’re being pushed by vendor partners.

This means that knowingly or unknowingly, healthcare organizations are moving more patient health information to cloud infrastructures.

As Intermountain Healthcare CISO Karl West will address, whether voluntarily or not, moving healthcare data to the cloud requires healthcare organizations to address four areas to bolster cybersecurity:

  • Identify where your data resides.
  • Understand appropriate controls to manage cloud data.
  • Strategies to manage risk: transfer, mitigate, accept or avoid?
  • Strategies to protect data.
Karl
West
Chief Information Security Officer
Intermountain Healthcare

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Data Governance in the Cloud
Mouton 2

Philips Healthcare

3:45pm - 4:10pm

Art of the Possible

Building New Consumer Models
Mouton 2

Brian
Lozada
Chief Information Security Officer
Zocdoc

4:10pm - 4:35pm

The Future is Now

How the Cloud Enables Machine Learning and Precision Medicine
Mouton 2

Precision medicine and machine learning are two of the hottest topics in healthcare, and no event at HIMSS would be complete without offering a perspective on their potential to transform healthcare. In this session, attendees will learn how the cloud offers a great opportunity to maximize their combined potential to improve patient care and satisfaction.

Zeeshan Syed, founder of Health at Scale and director and clinical associate professor at Stanford Medicine, and Zahoor Elahi, senior vice president of Optum, will demonstrate how to do that and operationalize precision medicine at scale.

As Zeeshan will explain, a cloud-based predictive analytic platform gives members of the health care ecosystem actionable data to match patients to the most appropriate medical interventions at the right time.

As a case study, Zahoor will discuss how insurer UnitedHealthcare leveraged Health at Scale's machine-learning cloud platform to coordinate care for 40 million members and proactively refer patients to individually-optimal providers within complex care networks.

Key takeaways:

  • As more clinical and claims data becomes available, cloud-based machine learning allows for continuous refinement of predictive algorithms.
  • Cloud deployment allows modular machine learning algorithms to be updated and improved via input from a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders.
  • Cloud computing democratizes machine learning and makes it accessible to different stakeholders in the health care system.
  • Running parallel experiments at scale allows machine learning to iteratively get smarter about predicting optimal providers for specific patients.

4:35pm - 4:45pm
The Road Forward & Key Takeaways
Mouton 2

Host John Halamka wraps up the day, recapping key insights, best practices, lessons learned, and sending attendees home with action items to take their own cloud initiatives to the next level.

John
Halamka
Chief Information Security Officer
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

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