CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018

LaRon Rowe

Director of Information Management
Accountable Health Partners (ACO) - University of Rochester Medical Center

LaRon Rowe is the Director of Information Management for Accountable Health Partners (AHP), a clinically integrated network of hospitals and physicians in greater Rochester N.Y. Prior to joining AHP, he served as Director of Information Technology for the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RRHIO), an electronic health information exchange. In his current role, Rowe helps Accountable Health Partners deliver outstanding clinical outcomes at the best possible value by harnessing available analytics and a robust data infrastructure.

March 5, 2018
10:10am - 10:35am
Mouton 2

Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is an accountable care organization (ACO) that includes a large urban academic medical center and 48 independent community primary care practices that care for more than one million patients in the greater Rochester region of New York. As AHP's director of information management, 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. AHP’s cloud-based population health platform analyzes the data to calculate hundreds of clinical quality measures, cost utilization, risk scores and clinical gaps. Ultimately, this intelligence helps AHP’s physicians make better decisions and support stronger collaborations with health plans on risk based contracts and pay for performance quality programs. 

LaRon is the lead for AHP’s IT 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 single EMR platform. 

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. AHP’s investment in data quality ensures physicians trust the patient information seen at the point of care.
  • Common platforms can unite care teams across geographic areas, create competition, and foster a community of success.
March 5, 2018
12:30pm - 1:00pm
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.

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